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Swedenborg & Life is a weekly webcast that explores a broad range of spiritual topics in the context of Swedish scientist and seer Emanuel Swedenborg’s experiences of this life and the next. This audio-only podcast is an adaptation of a video-based show, and there will be times when there are references to the visuals in the original episode. To get the full video experience (absolutely free!) check out our YouTube channel, offTheLeftEye. For more about Emanuel Swedenborg, visit www.swedenborg.com.

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Swedenborg & Life is a weekly webcast that explores a broad range of spiritual topics in the context of Swedish scientist and seer Emanuel Swedenborg’s experiences of this life and the next. This audio-only podcast is an adaptation of a video-based show, and there will be times when there are references to the visuals in the original episode. To get the full video experience (absolutely free!) check out our YouTube channel, offTheLeftEye. For more about Emanuel Swedenborg, visit www.swedenborg.com.

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Deep and Life changing

By Marc Shepherd - Aug 29 2019
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You’ll be hard pressed to find anything of deeper spiritual discussion and truth than this podcast channel. I struggled for years with spiritual truths from the biblical perspective. The vast majority of my confusion has been clear by Curtis and the rest of the staff! Life changing!

Life Changer

By KM0505 - Jan 14 2019
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Curtis & Jonathan are the perfect commentators and interpreters for 21st-century Swedenborg! They make you laugh, think, and open your mind to a world of possibilities - not only here but in the next life. They make complex subjects simple, and things that are seemingly simple complex and interesting. Swedenborg’s theology has elevated my faith and strengthened my relationship with God. At the very least, it makes for a happier person, and provides a glimpse into the depths of the spiritual world. If you stay open-minded, I’m confident you’ll feel the same! Thank you to all who do this program. As my title says, it’s a life changer. I watch the YouTube channel, but the podcast is great in the morning when I’m getting ready and on the move. For anyone who’s in a spiritual-rut, I can attest that Swedenborg may be the antidote!

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38 Ratings
Average Ratings
35
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0
1
0

Deep and Life changing

By Marc Shepherd - Aug 29 2019
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You’ll be hard pressed to find anything of deeper spiritual discussion and truth than this podcast channel. I struggled for years with spiritual truths from the biblical perspective. The vast majority of my confusion has been clear by Curtis and the rest of the staff! Life changing!

Life Changer

By KM0505 - Jan 14 2019
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Curtis & Jonathan are the perfect commentators and interpreters for 21st-century Swedenborg! They make you laugh, think, and open your mind to a world of possibilities - not only here but in the next life. They make complex subjects simple, and things that are seemingly simple complex and interesting. Swedenborg’s theology has elevated my faith and strengthened my relationship with God. At the very least, it makes for a happier person, and provides a glimpse into the depths of the spiritual world. If you stay open-minded, I’m confident you’ll feel the same! Thank you to all who do this program. As my title says, it’s a life changer. I watch the YouTube channel, but the podcast is great in the morning when I’m getting ready and on the move. For anyone who’s in a spiritual-rut, I can attest that Swedenborg may be the antidote!
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Swedenborg and Life

Latest release on Feb 11, 2020

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Rank #1: Where Dreams Come From

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Dreams are a very strange part of our reality. What's the spiritual purpose and source of our dreams? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s mystical explorations and revelations to see if they can help us make sense of our dreams.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bfbNf3OpmU

Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by The Swedenborg Foundation--a 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Visit our website http://www.swedenborg.com

Who’s the Host?

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.

Featured Guest: Ryan Hurd

Ryan is a consciousness researcher and author. He is the founder of DreamStudies.org, a website dedicated to sleep, dreams, and imagination. His books include Dream Like a Boss, Lucid Immersion Guidebook: A Holistic Blueprint for Lucid Dreaming, and Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night. Ryan is a board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.

Author Site: http://www.RyanHurd.com

Research Site: http://www.DreamStudies.org

FB: http://www.Facebook.com/howtoluciddream

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ryanhurd

References and Free Book Downloads:

Heaven and Hell - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

Secrets of Heaven - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

Journal of Dreams - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

About Emanuel Swedenborg - http://www.swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/about-life/

Like our show? Help us grow! Here are two ways you can help Curtis and his team produce new content each week:

  1. Make a donation of any amount and have it matched 5 to 1 through a generous gift from one of our supporters. Either go to our offTheLeftEye YouTube homepage (https://www.youtube.com/user/offTheLe...) and click the “Support” button to check out through a secure Google Wallet account or click on the following PayPal link to process your donation there: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...

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Aug 10 2015

1hr 24mins

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Rank #2: How to Deal with Evil Spirits

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Are there negative spiritual influences at work in our lives? How do they operate, and what can we do about them? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmWrAoML2hE

Donate here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZADSY8EZ62QLU

Visit Richard Smoley's website here: http://www.innerchristianity.com/

The video we mention in the episode is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtRdXEA6Bl0

Heaven and Hell: http://www.swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

Secrets of Heaven Vol. 1: http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce

Spiritual Experiences: https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

The Presence of Other Worlds: http://www.swedenborg.com/product/the-presence-of-other-worlds

"This is so that we can be reformed and saved, for without freedom there can be no reformation or salvation…. The reason we cannot be reformed unless we have some freedom is that we are born into evils of all kinds, evils which need to be taken away if we are to be saved. They cannot be taken away unless we see them within ourselves, admit that they are there, then refuse them and ultimately turn away from them. Only then are they taken away. This cannot happen unless we are exposed to both good and evil, since it is from good that we can see evils, though we cannot see what is good from evil….” Heaven and Hell 597-598

“...all in hell, how many soever they may be, when viewed in the ordinary light of heaven, appear like each other, and also speak alike, so that you would believe them to be one and the same person, when yet they are innumerable…”
Spiritual Experiences 4584

“When [evil spirits] are applied, then they induce agony of the spirit, by means of tedium, which they increase and inspire continually, and thus they add impatience, which begets the greatest suffering and induces such weakness of body that [the man] can scarce raise himself from bed. This was shown me by this means: when they were present, such a weakness took possession of [me], and when they were removed, it ceased, in proportion as they were removed. They also employ many arts, so as to infuse weariness and thence weakness." -Spiritual Experiences 4587

“Evil spirits stir up our falsities and evil, as mentioned. From our memory they stir up everything we have ever considered or committed since childhood. Evil spirits are able to do this with such consummate skill and malice that words cannot describe it.” Secrets of Heaven 751

"While I was going to bed the evil spirits overhead attacked with a plan to destroy me, deliberating to call forth against me all of hell, and all evil and treacherous spirits whatsoever…. It also seemed as if I were being let down among them—for otherwise they were overhead, in fantasy lifting me up into their midst, so that I was now surrounded by them…. When they had clung for some time to these fantasies, perpetrating whatever they were able, while I lay in safety, fearing nothing, only reflecting on the things they were up to, finally upon realizing the fruitlessness of their effort, they withdrew, admitting that it was of no use." -Spiritual Experiences 3851

"Spirits complained that they could no longer be present. Because I was abiding in the higher knowledge of faith, it was not permitted to entertain objections. They said that then they have nothing by which they can lead—saying also, by which they can mislead—for by their objections they very much mislead mankind." -Spiritual Experiences 3614

“These combats are carried on by means of truths of faith which are from the Word. We must fight against evils and falsities from these; if we fight from anything else, we do not conquer, because the Lord is not in anything else.” -Secrets of Heaven 8962

Apr 06 2015

1hr 15mins

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Rank #3: Swedenborg and Life Live: What It Means to Be A "Church"

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Broadcast live, we'll demystify terms in Swedenborg's works, take you on a spiritual world road trip, and answer your questions!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FICukuFqVfc

★☆★FREE E-BOOKS★☆★

New Jerusalem https://swedenborg.com/product/new-jerusalem-nce/

True Christianity https://swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce/

Divine Providence https://swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

Secrets of Heaven https://swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Heaven and Hell https://swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

★☆★ABOUT★☆★

offTheLeftEye is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and faith. http://www.swedenborg.com

★☆★SUPPORT OUR SHOWS★☆★

BECOME A PATREON SUBSCRIBER Now you can support us through the crowdfunding website that offers monthly subscriptions! Supporters will get behind-the-scenes videos, including bonus interviews, making-of clips, & more exclusives. https://www.patreon.com/offthelefteye

MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZADSY8EZ62QLU

BECOME A MEMBER Support all the work of the Swedenborg Foundation. http://www.swedenborg.com/membership

SHOP OUR MERCH 15% of proceeds from our Redbubble store help us continue to offer free spiritual resources just like the videos seen here. http://www.redbubble.com/people/swedenborgfound/shop

★☆★FOLLOW US★☆★

Hit the SUBSCRIBE button to be notified every time we upload new videos to our channel!

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TWITTER - https://twitter.com/swedenborgfound

★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

★☆★REACH OUT★☆★

Want to be a featured guest on our show or have Curtis Childs appear on your show Contact us through the About tab/section of this channel.

Feb 20 2018

1hr 3mins

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Rank #4: The Good Thing About Hell

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Does hell serve a purpose aside from punishing sinners? Can any good come from hell and evil spirits? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through the revelations that eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg had about hell and the purpose it serves in the physical and spiritual worlds. His perspectives offer a unique view of God’s relationship with hell and its evil spirits, and he even provides some viewpoints from evil spirits themselves!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube

Read a recap of this episode here

Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for Christian spiritual growth.

Free Book Downloads:

Divine Providence - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

Heaven and Hell - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

Last Judgment - http://www.swedenborgdigitallibrary.org/contets/LJ.html

Secrets of Heaven - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

True Christianity - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce/

Related Videos:

Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78

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Make a donation to our nonprofit channel so we can continue to make more episodes!

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Who’s the Host?

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.

Mar 14 2016

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: Angelic Love, Dialogue, and How to Chase Away Devils - Swedenborg & Life Live

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Broadcast live, we'll give you tools to navigate conflict, answer your questions, and delve into Swedenborg's spiritual experiences and what he learned through them!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L6r6ujjCew

★☆★FREE E-BOOKS★☆★

New Jerusalem https://swedenborg.com/product/new-jerusalem-nce/

True Christianity https://swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce/

Divine Providence https://swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

Secrets of Heaven https://swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Heaven and Hell https://swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

★☆★ABOUT★☆★

offTheLeftEye is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and faith. http://www.swedenborg.com

★☆★SUPPORT OUR SHOWS★☆★

BECOME A PATREON SUBSCRIBER Now you can support us through the crowdfunding website that offers monthly subscriptions! Supporters will get behind-the-scenes videos, including bonus interviews, making-of clips, & more exclusives. https://www.patreon.com/offthelefteye

MAKE A ONE-TIME DONATION https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=ZADSY8EZ62QLU

BECOME A MEMBER Support all the work of the Swedenborg Foundation. http://www.swedenborg.com/membership

SHOP OUR MERCH 15% of proceeds from our Redbubble store help us continue to offer free spiritual resources just like the videos seen here. http://www.redbubble.com/people/swedenborgfound/shop

★☆★FOLLOW US★☆★

Hit the SUBSCRIBE button to be notified every time we upload new videos to our channel!

E-MAIL SIGN-UP - http://www.swedenborg.com/email-signup/

HEAVEN AND HELL FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/HeavenAndHellSwedenborg

SWEDENBORG FOUNDATION FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/SwedenborgFoundation

TWITTER - https://twitter.com/swedenborgfound

★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

★☆★REACH OUT★☆★

Want to be a featured guest on our show or have Curtis Childs appear on your show Contact us through the About tab/section of this channel.

Apr 10 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #6: Why Did Jesus Suffer and Die?

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What was the significance of the suffering and crucifixion of Jesus? Swedenborg offers us a different way to understand how Jesus bore our sins and saves us.
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In this episode, host Curtis Childs explores eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings about the purpose of Jesus' life and its relevance to us today.

Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and faith. http://www.swedenborg.com

Become a Member:

Watch a video from our team about how memberships and donations help: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNC6AG1Uv48

Become a member of the Swedenborg Foundation and help us continue to produce original video content each week! In addition to supporting Swedenborg and Life on offTheLeftEye, you’ll also help fund other Foundation projects that aim to spread Swedenborg’s spiritual message of hope. http://www.swedenborg.com/membership

Show Your Support:

Shop our full line of Swedenborg Foundation merchandise, featuring original artwork made just for us by a talented designer! 15% of proceeds from the sales transacted on the Swedenborg Foundation’s Redbubble merchandise store will help us continue to offer free spiritual resources just like the videos seen here on offTheLeftEye. http://www.redbubble.com/people/swedenborgfound/shop

E-Books:

The Lord - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/lord-nce/
Apocalypse Explained - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/apocalypse-explained-vol-1-redesigned-standard-edition/
Secrets of Heaven - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Related Videos:

Swedenborg and Life God and Jesus Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgtFTXGqZdSlyBIzY7Zn-m1ONfc_nnZf3
Who was Swedenborg? What should I read? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78

Support the Show:

Make a donation to our nonprofit channel so we can continue to make more episodes!

Donate through a secure Google Wallet account by going to our offTheLeftEye channel homepage and clicking the Support button: https://www.youtube.com/user/offTheLeftEye

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SWEDENBORG FOUNDATION FACEBOOK - http://www.facebook.com/SwedenborgFoundation
TWITTER - https://twitter.com/swedenborgfound

Who’s the Host?

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a show that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, faith, and more.

Reach Out:

Want to be a featured guest on our show or have Curtis Childs appear on your show? If you have any collaboration ideas or other business inquiries, feel free to contact us through the About tab/section of this channel.

Apr 18 2017

57mins

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Rank #7: Spiritual Freedom

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Can our own thoughts and desires be more of a prison than physical bars and walls? Can we break free from earthly cravings and attain spiritual freedom? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about spiritual freedom during his time in the afterlife. Join in as they discuss how choosing to be led by God is actually more spiritually liberating than is choosing to be led by your own earthly pleasures and rational decisions.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1alL7mRL5zA

Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and faith. http://www.swedenborg.com

Become a Member:

Become a member of the Swedenborg Foundation and help us continue to produce original video content each week! In addition to supporting Swedenborg and Life on offTheLeftEye, you’ll also help fund other Foundation projects that aim to spread Swedenborg’s spiritual message of hope. Plus, you’ll get lots of cool members-only benefits throughout the 2016 membership year (June 1, 2016–May 31, 2017). http://www.swedenborg.com/membership/

Show Your Support:

Shop our full line of Swedenborg Foundation merchandise, featuring original artwork made just for us by a talented designer! 15% of proceeds from your purchase on the Swedenborg Foundation’s Redbubble merchandise store will help us continue to offer free spiritual resources just like the videos seen here on offTheLeftEye. http://www.redbubble.com/people/swedenborgfound/shop

Free Book Downloads:

Divine Providence - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

The Heavenly City - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/the-heavenly-city/

Secrets of Heaven - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

True Christianity - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce/

Related Videos:

Don’t Let Hell Push You Around - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7DA901yTLk

How to Deal with Evil Spirits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RmWrAoML2hE

The Lies Evil Spirits Tell Us – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qaqd9Fhsxpg

Why Bad Things Happen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_F3Gokp44Qo

Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78

Support the Show:

Make a donation to our nonprofit channel so we can continue to make more episodes!

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Who’s the Host?

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating for a worldwide audience weekly webcasts that focus on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, faith, and more.

Jun 21 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #8: Swedenborg & Life Live: What Love Is

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Broadcast live, we'll demystify terms in Swedenborg's works, take you on a spiritual world road trip, and answer your questions!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LPpwfTK6mI

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Feb 06 2018

1hr 4mins

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Rank #9: The Spiritual Future of the Human Race

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Is the human race ever going to be happier, more loving, and more wise than it is now? What would that future look like? Join us as we discuss Swedenborg's accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he learned through them.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0c1q_Ca2M

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True Christianity: http://www.swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce

Apocalypse Explained: http://www.swedenborg.com/product/apocalypse-explained-vol-1-redesigned-standard-edition

Apocalypse Revealed (Revelation Unveiled): http://www.swedenborg.com/product/apocalypse-revealed-vol-1-redesigned-standard-edition/

Spiritual Experiences: https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

“The Word compares truth in the human mind to a city and also refers to it as such.”
Secrets of Heaven 2268

“‘The holy Jerusalem’ means the church that is going to take the place of the one that is ours at the present day. Its ‘light’ is the truth of faith and resulting intelligence. Therefore it is likened to ‘a jasper stone, shining like crystal’… The wall of the city is described as jasper because ‘the wall’ means the truth of faith protecting the church.”
—Secrets of Heaven 9872

“‘And twelve gates.’ This symbolizes all the concepts of truth and goodness by which a person is introduced into the church.”
—Revelation Unveiled 899

“‘Three gates on the east, three gates on the north, three gates on the south, and three gates on the west.’ This symbolically means that concepts of truth and goodness...are provided for people who possess more or less love or affection for goodness, and for people who possess more or less wisdom or affection for truth.”
—Revelation Unveiled 901

“Each gate was of one pearl because all the concepts of truth and goodness symbolized by the gates and by pearls relate to a single concept, one that is their containing vessel, and that single concept is a concept of the Lord.”
—Revelation Unveiled 916

“Truths present within knowledge on the level of the senses act as a foundation. These truths are described in John, in the Book of Revelation, by the precious stones forming the foundations of the wall of the Holy Jerusalem coming down out of heaven.”
—Secrets of Heaven 10252[4]

“The city's length, breadth and height are said to be equal in order to symbolize the fact that everything connected with that church springs from the goodness of love. For length symbolizes the goodness of love, and breadth the truth emanating from that love, and height symbolizes goodness and truth together in every degree.”
—Revelation Unveiled 907

“Because the Africans are of this character, a revelation has at this day been made to them, which is spreading in all directions from the quarter where it originated, but has not yet reached the seas...I have heard the angels rejoicing over this revelation because by its means communication is opened up with the human rational” True Christianity 840

“The same ones who were there, afterwards related that they have long had revelations from heaven, and that thence was their religion, and that it has been promised them that many things should be revealed to them, and, finally, touching God. They knew many things about heaven and hell which Christians are ignorant of. It was perceived that those in the earth, with whom there is thence communication and influx, were about the region of Africa, partly also in Asia, rather near the Indian Sea, but not in the immediate neighborhood of the sea.” Spiritual Experiences 4774

“However, [the angels] themselves have only slight hope for people of the Christian church, but more hope for a people distant from the Christian world and removed from its intrusions. They are the kind of people who can accept spiritual light and become heavenly, spiritual individuals. The angels also said that deeper divine truths are being unveiled to these people at the present day and are being accepted with a spiritual faith—that is, in their lives and their hearts.” Last Judgment 74

“Anyone who knows anything of the Lord's coming, and of the New Heaven and New Church, thus of the Lord's kingdom, should pray that it may come...” Revelation Unveiled 956

Mar 30 2015

1hr 25mins

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Rank #10: Spiritual Detoxing

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Want to get rid of mental and emotional toxins? Cleanse your inner spiritual self so your outer physical self can operate from pure love & happiness. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written philosophies on spiritual toxins like materialism, self-centered cravings, etc. Throughout the vast volumes of his writings, Swedenborg describes a connection between the spiritual world and the human mind—and offers detoxification methods for keeping the pathways between the two clear so the Lord’s Divine love and wisdom can live and be shared through each individual.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5xxOXE-z74

Read a recap of this episode - http://www.swedenborg.com/spiritual-detoxing/

Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by The Swedenborg Foundation--a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization. Visit our website http://www.swedenborg.com

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Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed

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Spiritual Light - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZk4cMz9tjU

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Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78

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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.

Dec 14 2015

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: Spiritual Questions Answered - October 22, 2018

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We're here to share our collective knowledge and experiences in response to your live questions about spiritual growth and more!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbDOGYBOJ8c

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Oct 24 2018

1hr 5mins

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Rank #12: How God Reaches Us - Swedenborg and Life LIVE

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In this special episode, broadcast in front of a live audience at Glencairn Museum, join us as we delve into the myriad avenues God is willing to take to reach us wherever we are.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yaR_mtP9yYc

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True Christianity https://swedenborg.com/product/true-christianity-1-nce/

Divine Providence https://swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

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Heaven and Hell https://swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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May 01 2018

44mins

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Rank #13: The Spiritual Meaning of Numbers

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Are numbers just numbers or do they possess spiritual properties? Swedenborg said that numbers, especially those in the Bible, do have spiritual meanings. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and afterlife explorer Emanuel Swedenborg discovered about how spiritual meanings flow into numbers when they descend from the spiritual world into the earthly world. Join in as they discuss numbers 1 through 12, particularly as they relate to the stories in the Bible.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G1tmJSt1bo

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Swedenborg & Life Bible Meanings Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgtFTXGqZdSkOr8kjXFUZeV_K5hDlIkQd

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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating for a worldwide audience weekly webcasts that focus on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, faith, and more.

Jun 10 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #14: The Purpose of Death - Swedenborg & Life

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Is death necessary? Does it have to be loaded with the extra burden of suffering? Join us as we explore how death may be an essential piece of the divine design of life.
This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gmd2q1BLriM

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Divine Providence https://swedenborg.com/product/divine-providence-nce/

Secrets of Heaven https://swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/

Heaven and Hell https://swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Apr 17 2018

34mins

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Rank #15: Divine Providence - Swedenborg & Life Live

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Broadcast live, we'll give you a taste of Swedenborg's work "Divine Providence", answer your questions, and have some fun!
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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Feb 11 2019

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Rank #16: Good Vs. Evil on the Mountain - Swedenborg & Life LIVE

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Broadcast live, we'll explore the spiritual symbolism of mountains, answer your questions, and delve into Swedenborg's spiritual experiences and what he learned through them! This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A722LJNGRek

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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Jul 10 2018

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Rank #17: Spiritual Paths, Holy Principles, and Divine Customization - Swedenborg & Life Live

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Broadcast live, we'll explore how God carefully leads us, answer your questions, and delve into Swedenborg's spiritual experiences and what he learned through them!

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKUDOvGBnMI

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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May 08 2018

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Rank #18: Spiritual Physics

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Is there a connection between spirituality and physics? What is the nature of the mind? In this episode, host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guest and physicist Dr. Ian J. Thompson explore the answers to these questions from spiritual and scientific perspectives.

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndTtR9qKsH0

Discussion points:
--Meeting a Mind
--The Substance of Consciousness
--Energy and Distance
--Materialism Issues
--The Interaction of Planes

Special thanks to our featured guest Dr. Ian J. Thompson. Dr. Thompson is a nuclear physicist in the Nuclear Theory and Modeling Group at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA, having until 2006 been a professor of physics at the University of Surrey, UK. His research deals with the coupled-channels and few-body models for nuclear structure and reactions, especially concerning halo nuclei. He is a fellow of the Institute of Physics.

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May 11 2015

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Rank #19: How to Find Lasting Inner Peace - Swedenborg & Life

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If the goal is peace, what's the pathway? The commandment on remembering the Sabbath can help . . . in more ways than you'd expect. This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HPav_LItio0

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“Swedenborg & Life” is a pre-produced web series that explores concepts from Emanuel Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century spiritual theology and interprets them for a modern-day audience. New episodes air every third Monday at 8 p.m. EST. offTheLeftEye is brought to you by the Swedenborg Foundation—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for those seeking to explore spirituality and faith. Learn more at www.swedenborg.com

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Curtis Childs is the director of OffTheLeftEye at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

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Sep 17 2019

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Rank #20: Overcoming Divisiveness

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What's at the heart of hateful divisiveness? What does it take to love one another even if we disagree? And what do talking piano keys have to do with it?

This is an audio-only version of video-based show, and the podcast may contain references to visuals from the original episode. Watch this episode on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcVU5rYAJtg

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★☆★THE HOSTS★☆★

Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting this weekly webcast.

Rev. Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition, an ongoing project that incorporates the latest scholarship to produce a modern, accessible translation of Emanuel Swedenborg’s theological works. Holder of a B.A. and a M.Div. in religion and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Latin, he has worked for years in the study of Neo-Latin and in Swedenborgian research. He was both chaplain and a tenured professor of religion and sacred languages at Bryn Athyn College before taking on his current position with the Swedenborg Foundation.

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Apr 03 2018

38mins

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