Emanuel Swedenborg's Writings
"All People who live good lives,
no matter what their religion, have a place in Heaven."
|Who Is Swedenborg?|
|The Straight Facts-Spiritually Speaking|
|Rev. Lee Woofenden|
|Rev. David Sonmor|
|The theological writings of Emanuel
Swedenborg, an 18th century scientist and mystic, are among the most rational and
comforting of all dealing with the Afterlife. Even though Swedenborg was a
Christian, he wrote that people of all religions were in Heaven and his
writings are ecumenical cutting across all denominational and religious
lines. Below are some sites that are recommended
reading for anyone dealing with bereavement issues and/or seeking information regarding the
Afterlife. Be sure to check every month as I am trying to add
links to articles on a regular basis. Look for thesign.
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to return to this page.
If you wish to be
eternally happy, know and believe you will live after death.
|Eternal Life||Death and Beyond|
|Angels of Heaven & Earth||All About Heaven||What if It's True?|
|Angels of Heaven||New Life in Heaven||Heaven|
|What Are Angels?||To Become an Angel||Live as if Eternal|
|True Love||Love, Marriage & Creation||Marriage in Heaven/Soulmates|
|Marriage/Metaphysics||Answering the Lord's Invitation||More on Marriage in Heaven|
|Death and Rebirth||Life that Leads to Heaven||A Matter of Death and Life|
|The Law of God is Love||Death and Resurrection||NDEs and Love|
|What About Babies?||A God of All Religions||My Personal Angel Sighting|
|Light From Heaven||The Homecoming||The Heavens Were Opened|
|War, Tragedy and a God of Love||Where is God in This?|
|Beauty from Ashes||Johnny
Peace Amid the Storm
|What About Babies?||What Can We Learn?||Glimpses of God|
|A Covenant of Love||The Love that is God|
|The Lord Looks at the Heart||In the Hands of the Lord||Liberating Love|
|God So Loved the World||Blessed Are You When|
|Forgiven and Forgiving||Counting the Cost|
|He Leadeth Me||Have a Little Faith||Choose Life|
|Preparing the Way||The Road to Emmaus||Faith|
Denial: Obstacle to
|Send in the Clowns||The Dream|
|The Easy Yoke||The Mountains of the Lord||Praise God!|
|Maintaining the Glow||Holding On and Letting Go||Just Like Judas|
|Gardens and Shepherds||Humility/Reality/Enlightenment|
|Blessings in Disguise||God's Moving/Our Rebirth||Values and Priorities|
|A Labor Dispute||When Treated Unjustly||The Location of Victory|
|A New Will||Born Again||A Voice Out of a Cloud|
|The Mystic Quest||One-Way Passage Eastward||What It Means to be Human|
|A Compass through Lent||Truth on Trial||Victory Through Surrender|
|Doing the Impossible||The Garden||The Golden Rule|
|Family Values||The Heart of Faith||A Home of Our Own|
|A God of All Religions||The Chosen People||When All the World is Paradise|
|Light From Heaven||Sent Out to Preach and to Heal||The Life That Leads to Heaven|
|The New Christianity||The Homecoming||A Little at a Time|
|A God of All Religions||What Does God Know?|
|God and Human Evil||The Wisdom of God||Jesus our King|
|A Mountaintop Experience||As Was His Custom||The Lord's Ascension|
|Religion vs Science?||What's Wrong with Evil?||Human Evil|
|Good News!||Was Jesus Man or God?||What the Bible Says About...|
|Redemption||The Golden Rule||Salvation the Goal|
|The Straight Facts||Born Again||What About Babies?|
|The Bible: Fact or Fiction?||Hell - Is it Real?||What About Suicide?|
|Why is the Bible So Hard?||Bible that was Lost and is Found|
|God's Word-Mirror of Identity||Correspondences||The Word of the Lord|
|Fighting Giants||Hidden Meaning Genesis||A Way to See and Live|
|Jacob's Well||Doing the Impossible||A Meditation-New Jerusalem|
|The Bible: Fact or Fiction?||Lillies of the Fields||What the Bible Says About...|
|The Book of Revelation||Lukewarm|
|The Holy City New Jerusalem||Revelation|
|Marriage in Heaven/Soulmates||Marriage/Metaphysics|
|Love, Marriage & Creation||More on Marriage in Heaven|
|In the Midst of the City||War, Tragedy and a God of Love|
|What Can We Learn?||Peace Amid the Storm|
|On Line Swedenborgian Library||Beliefs of Swedenborgians|
|Tenets of Swedenborgians||The Swedenborgian Church|
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Bible - New International Version (NIV)
On-Line Bible Concordance
|Johnny Appleseed and Company - Publisher of Spiritual Growth Literature|
A good introductory book to Swedenborg's concepts
An introduction to Swedenborg's concepts of angelic life here and beyond
Swedenborg's own words - edited and recently translated
in My Darkness
Helen Keller's Autobiography
Highly recommended for those who are interested in the inner meaning of the Bible
A good, comprehensive, concise outlining of Swedenborg's theology
|Books can be ordered through: The Swedenborg Foundation|
|Books by Emanuel Swedenborg|
Heaven and Hell
On Line Heaven and Hell
|Divine Love & Wisdom||Divine Providence|
|Charity||Love in Marriage||
The Heavenly City
free on-line version
The Lord, Sacred Scripture, Life and Faith
|On Line Swedenborgian Library||
exposes the fallacies of "man-made doctrine" by focusing on actual Biblical passages
Who is Swedenborg?
A visionary of great brilliance with an estimated IQ of 200, Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772) spoke nine languages, wrote works covering seventeen sciences, excelled in seven crafts, was a musician, a member of the Swedish parliament, and the inventor of a glider, a submarine, and an ear trumpet for the deaf.
Swedenborg was a physicist who anticipated Einstein by two hundred years; an astronomer who suggested the nebular theory of the formation of the planets; a mining engineer who produced the first Swedish texts on algebra and calculus; a physiologist who discovered the function of several areas of the brain and the ductless glands, and the designer of the world's largest dry-dock.
His earthly accomplishments would have filled a dozen lifetimes. But they were not enough for Swedenborg, who pressed his search for the human soul beyond material intellect into the spiritual world.
Not content with the limits of the physical senses, Swedenborg opened himself up to vistas that only spiritual senses can detect, and became a messenger bearing news of the world and beyond and within. He wrote 35 volumes of what he observed in the spiritual world over a period of 27 years.
Many famous people have been influenced by Swedenborg's works, including
Abraham Lincoln, Helen Keller, Bill and Lois Wilson (founders of AA and Al-Anon), Robert
and Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Carl Jung and others.
"The most remarkable step in the religious history of
recent ages is that made by the genius of Swedenborg. These truths
passing out of his system into general circulation, are now met with
every day, qualifying the views and creeds of all churches, and of men
of no church."
"Swedenborg is one of the missoriums and mastodons of literature, not to be measured by whole colleges of ordinary scholars. . . Swedenborg is systematic and respective of the world in every sentence; a colossal soul who lies vast upon our times."
Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Philosopher
"I acknowledge my profound indebtedness to Emanuel
Swedenborg for a richer interpretation of the Bible, and a deeper
understanding of Christianity, and a precious sense of the divine
presence in the world."
"Swedenborg's message has given color and reality and unity to my thought of the life to come; it has exalted my ideas of love, truth, and usefulness; it has been my strongest incitement to overcome my limitations".
Helen Keller, Blind, deaf American Author and Lecturer
"Swedenborg was a man of great and indisputable cultivation, strong mathematical intellect, and the most pious, seraphic turn of mind; a man beautiful, lovable and tragical to me. More truths are confessed in Swedenborg's writings than that of any other man. One of the loftiest minds in the realm of mind. One of the spiritual suns that will shine brighter as the years go on".
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish essayist, historian, and moralist
"Emanuel Swedenborg had the sanest and most far-reaching intellect this age has known . . . He grasped with clear and intellectual vision the seminal principles of things".
Henry James, Sr., American Philosopher
"Swedenborg was one of the world's great geniuses. With his rare intellect and deep spiritual insight he has much to contribute to our modern life".
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Author of The Power of Positive Thinking
"People who have had near-death experiences peek through the door of the afterlife, but Swedenborg explored the whole house."
Kenneth Ring, Author and Founder of the International Association for Near Death Studies
"Emanuel Swedenborg: No single individual in the world's history ever encompassed in himself so great a variety of useful knowledge".
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"In a world in which the voice of conscience too often seems still and small there is need of that spiritual leadership of which Swedenborg was a particular example."
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President
"Theological revolutionary, traveler of heaven and hell, . . . great king of the mystical realm, seer unique throughout history, . . . clear-minded scientist, . . . all these make Swedenborg".
Daisetsu Teitaro Suzuki, Japanese philosopher and Buddhist scholar
Looking for more articles? Please visit my friend, the Rev. Lee Woofenden. He has a library of wonderful and uplifting articles on the Net.
Also, please visit Rev. David Sonmor's Daily Word -Daily selections from the Bible and Swedenborg's writings.
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