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"When angels come down from heaven to carry out some task below, they look as if they are covered in little stars, especially around their heads."

—Emanuel Swedenborg

New Mind: The Benefits of Thinking Impersonally

This video takes a look at “thinking impersonally” in a positive sense. Often we focus too hard on the people involved in situations, which can lead us to competitiveness or unnecessary judgment. It includes a few examples of practical application of this concept, which Emanuel Swedenborg wrote was essential to the “angelic” or higher mindset.

"Every community in heaven is growing in numbers daily, and the more it grows, the more perfect it becomes."

—Emanuel Swedenborg

"Sometimes young children who are in the next life are sent by the Lord to young children on earth … with whom they are absolutely delighted."

—Emanuel Swedenborg

“Men go abroad to admire the heights of mountains, the mighty waves of the sea, the broad tides of rivers, the compass of the ocean, and the circuits of the stars, yet pass over the mystery of themselves without a thought.”
—  St. Augustine of Hippo, Confessions

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Do we continue to learn in the life to come? What’s that learning like? Join us as we read through Swedenborg’s accounts of his spiritual experiences and what he discovered through them.

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"Each one of us is, with respect to our spirits, in a community with other spirits even though we are unaware of it."
-Emanuel Swedenborg, Our Life After Death

Come join us to continue our journey through Swedenborg’s remarkable spiritual experiences and his descriptions of the afterlife. We will be broadcasting live, reading through the book, and answering any questions or comments that you leave on the page about Swedenborg, the afterlife, or anything else that’s on your mind.

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A certain spirit said to me, ‘You are a nobody.’

I replied: ‘Is it not all right to be what one is? Should one wish to be greater than that? After all, everyone is merely a tiny part of a whole made up of millions upon millions upon millions of people. That is exactly what you are yourself, and yet still you want to be greater than us all, though when you consider what your religion teaches you, that is something you cannot be—you cannot be greater than you are, even though it is virtually nothing in comparison to the millions of others.’

'And furthermore,' I said to him, 'if we all wanted to be greater than we really are—think of the result!'

— Emanuel Swedenborg, Spiritual Experiences 3816

"Spirits talk to each other with such great acumen, subtlety, wisdom, and clarity that if we perceived only a part of what they said we would be astonished."

—Emanuel Swedenborg