Scientific discovery of Spiritual Laws given in Rational Scientific Revelations

Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology

The Ideas of Emanuel Swedenborg (1668-1772)
Expressed In Modern Scientific Psychology

by Dr. Leon James
Professor of Psychology
University of Hawaii

First Published: November 1995 | Updated: May 2003; August 2007

Theistic Psychology is the scientific discovery of  spiritual laws given in rational scientific revelations.


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The Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology is a collection of my articles, lecture notes, and books on topics generated from my study of the Writings of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), a Swedish scientist who left behind a collection of some 30 volumes on what I consider to be Theistic Psychology. Neither Swedenborg nor his commentators and followers used this expression, but as a psychologist I felt it was appropriate to describe the psychological content of his work in that way. "Theistic" means that it assumes the positive bias regarding God.

Theistic psychology contrasts with atheistic or nontheistic psychology which assumes the negative bias regarding God. In the negative bias psychology (nontheistic) any explanatory account that relies on God as cause is defined as unscientific. In the positive bias psychology (theistic) any explanatory account that does not rely on God as cause is defined as unscientific. For example, nontheistic psychology explains the human growth process and its developmental anatomy without ever mentioning God in the account. In contrast theistic psychology obtains all its information, data, and principles from God's Speech, also known as Sacred Scripture -- not Sacred Scripture in its literal historical sense, but Sacred Scripture in its correspondential sense.

Swedenborg's greatest accomplishment in my view is the rediscovery of the Divine laws of correspondences that are imparted to humanity through Sacred Scripture given at various times in time and place in history. The literal sense of each Sacred Scripture is clearly geographic, ethnic, and historical, so that when you compare the literal meaning of the various Sacred Scripture we know of, there is a clash, an antipathy, a contradiction, even hatred and racism. This state of affairs would hardly become a great potentate on earth, let alone the all powerful universal God! There must be a rational explanation for the intellectual diversity and mutual aversion that God has created between these different versions of "His Word."

Swedenborg gives the rational solution to this awesome historical and scientific puzzle.

All genuine Sacred Scripture is indeed Divine Speech itself -- not in the literal sense of the expressions and words, but in their correspondential sense that needs to be accessed through translation rules presented in the Writings of Swedenborg.

In the positive bias of theistic psychology the Writings of Swedenborg are Divine revelations ordinarily called Sacred Scripture. Other Sacred Scripture known today include the Old Testament, the New Testament, the Koran (Qu'ran), the Hindu Scriptures, the Baha'i' Scriptures, and some others. The identification of whether some work is Sacred Scripture involves the attempt to access its correspondential sense as known from other Sacred Scripture already identified.

Swedenborg is the only known scientist in history who had empirical observational access to the correspondential sense of Sacred Scripture by direct sensuous consciousness. At age 57 the well known European scientist and publisher, Baron Emanuel Swedenborg of Sweden, suddenly found himself conscious and awake in a dual universe, one natural through his physical body, the other spiritual through his mental body which he called "spirit body." He lived the next 27 years as a dual citizen, interacting socially in this world of time, where he was a busy government mining engineer; and simultaneously also being conscious in the spiritual world of the afterlife and eternity, where he interacted with all the people he had known before their death, and all the authors and historical personalities he had known from the world's literature.

No credible scientist before Swedenborg, or since, exists who has provided a rational and fully integrated scientific account of the correspondential sense of Sacred Scripture . Due to his dual awareness Swedenborg was able to read his Bible in Hebrew and Greek with his natural mind, and simultaneously with his spiritual mind. As he came upon each word and each expression in the natural sense, he observed directly their correspondential sense by looking around him and observing what was happening. He documents what he saw with each expression and word including numbers, days of the week, names of people and places, and double expressions that appear mere synonyms or hyperbole, as well the mythical animals and battles and visionary events. Through these empirical observations Swedenborg produces a dictionary of correspondences contextually presented in series of volumes that give a word by word analysis of the major portions of the Bible.

Anyone reading and studying these semantic demonstrations can acquire the rational logic that governs the laws of correspondences. Every human being has an intrinsic understanding of correspondences, though only some people are aware of it while living in this world. But anyone can rationally study the correspondences that govern their own mind-body connections. These are familiar to us as similes and metaphors when we talk about mental things as if they were physical (e.g., "he is a brain" (hi is intelligent); "let's hake on it" (agreeing), "he was deeply wounded" (hurt pride), etc.).

If you apply the laws of correspondences to Sacred Scripture the literal sense completely vanishes from semantic focus. Instead of "Jacob" we read "the natural mind"; instead of "Jerusalem" we read "theistic science"; and "Rachel" becomes "rational truth" while her "handmaiden" becomes "natural truth"; all numbers involving 4 (like "forty days in the desert") signify "mental states of temptation during regeneration"; and "flood" refers to "inability to resist temptations and hence becoming wicked and evil." And so on. Swedenborg shows that reading the Bible through the correspondential sense gives access to a textbook of theistic psychology or science.

Divine Speech is Divine Truth, absolute and infinite. To communicate this truth to the human race the elements of Divine Speech are transformed into semantic correspondences. These Divine thoughts or meanings descend in rational and scientific series into the highest layers of the human mind called the celestial heavens. Swedenborg was able to compare the language and script of Sacred Scripture that was given to the celestial and spiritual societies in eternity. When people die they are resuscitated within 30 hours and awaken in the afterlife of eternity. They discover that this world is a mental world. Things and people around them can come and go, appear and disappear, and so is their house, or any object or animal. The afterlife of eternity behaves like dreams, It's all very familiar. It is the mental world into which we we born to begin with but somehow had our consciousness restricted to the physical world of time and matter.

On earth things are solid and remain put. You can't wish a person out of your sight. You can't walk out of a closed room. You can't see someone not present. But it's different in your dreams. If your wedding reception room is too small you dream up a bigger one to accommodate thousands of guests and you create more food up to your will. It is the same in the mental world of eternity, once you are detached from the physical world. Swedenborg was a unique case in that he was able to interact in the afterlife of eternity while he was still attached to his physical body and natural life. He called this state "the greatest miracle the Lord has given since creation." Without a person having these experiences our knowledge of eternity would be restricted to the literal sense of Sacred Scripture, and this provides almost no details whatsoever regarding what the afterlife is like.

Historically the work of Swedenborg has been treated as theology and religion, which explains why he is not mentioned in the history of psychology. But this was my insight, or new perspective, as I studied Swedenborg's work and discovered in it a complete scientific and empirical account of the human mind.

The theistic psychology in Swedenborg's Writings is so hidden that experts and admirers of his work for the past 200 years of active Swedenborgian literature, have failed to see it, or have seen in it something psychological, but never a systematic empirical science of psychology. It is important to understand why this has occurred. For the first few years of my study of Swedenborg's multi-volume works I could recognize the importance of his observations to psychology but did not see that it presented a complete scientific account of the human mind. Instead, I saw it as "spiritual psychology" that is relevant and useful for psychology.

The long evolution of my understanding of Swedenborg's Writings was assisted by what others have written and charted regarding his ideas. This collateral literature is given credit and reference in many of the articles and books in this Encyclopedia. I saw my unique function as presenting Swedenborg's work through concepts and theoretical accounts that are comprehensible to college students taking a course in Advanced Psychology. This means that I needed to address the issue of scientific rigor and method. I had to present Swedenborg's work as a full fledged empirical science of psychology having the defining characteristics of a scientific discipline -- namely, presence of empirical data, repeatability and stability of observations, and rational coherence and consistency in theoretical explanations involving cause-effect chains of phenomena.

The issue of scientific rigor and definition is repeatedly addressed in various ways throughout several volumes, and especially Volume 1, Introduction to Theistic Psychology where it is discussed as The Negative and Positive Bias in Science (Section 1.0.6). Psychology as it is known today aligns itself with a categorical non-theistic perspective, denying that God is part of the reality that science needs to address. There is also the denial of the afterlife and the world of eternity. These denials are rightly called the "negative bias in science" since there is no proof given or even attempted to show that God is not part of reality and the cause-effect phenomena of the universe. In this non-theistic perspective there is no room for Swedenborg's theistic science. Hence it is understandable that he is not mentioned in the history of psychology. It is important to understand that non-theistic psychology maintains a negative bias against theism despite the lack of any evidence for such a denial. This is why it is called a bias.

It is also the case that the acceptance of God's existence in theistic psychology is also a bias for which proof is not given. Theistic psychology takes up the positive bias position that God exists, and then examines the evidence to see if it makes rational sense to maintain this bias in science. Scientists must now examine this perspective rationally and scientifically to see if it is methodologically feasible and useful in increasing scientific knowledge and understanding of the human mind. The positive bias perspective in psychology allows scientists and students to examine the evidence and rationale for theistic psychology. The negative bias in psychology denies this evidence in advance, hence cannot objectively examine the evidence that Swedenborg presents.

It makes rational sense therefore to adopt the positive bias in order to have the opportunity to examine the evidence Swedenborg is presenting. The purpose of the Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology is to present the evidence for the scientific knowledge of God extracted from the correspondential sense of the Writings of Swedenborg.

I discovered this unique collection in 1981 in our university library and was truly amazed that it is not cited and known in the scientific literature, and in particular, Psychology, a field that I had been teaching for twenty years at that time (Ph.D., 1962, McGill University).  I started writing about what I was reading in the Writings of Swedenborg, and in 1995, when I created my Web site on Swedenborg, I sought a way of integrating my notes and articles for public presentation, and the result was this Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology. Its prior name was the Swedenborg Glossary.

The main themes in this Encyclopedia are God, spirituality, rationality, afterlife, the mind's anatomy, scientific dualism, heaven and hell, regeneration. These are topics that Swedenborg discusses from first hand observation. I try to reference my discussions by citing Swedenborg throughout the text of every entry article. I try to be specific about the citation, using the standard citation style used by Swedenborgian scholars that refers the reader to the original Book and Paragraph Number. Swedenborg numbered all his paragraphs, which actually consisted of several sub-paragraphs, so that very specific citations are possible. Further, most of the 30 volume set of his "theological" Writings can be accessed and searched by the public at:

Swedenborg was the only scientist in history who had the gift of dual consciousness. This refers to his ability to be awake simultaneously in his physical body, as the rest of us are, and in his "spirit-body," which normally does not occur until our resuscitation or awakening from the dying process which, as observed by Swedenborg numerous times, lasts for about thirty hours relative to this world.  He reported that this conscious awareness of the "spirit-body" while still alive in the physical body, was given to him by God, who appeared to him and sent him off to his Divine writing and publishing mission, which was, that he shall write up as a scientist what information he could gather by this special observation technique. He was 57 at the time and he passed on at 83. This Divine process of "intromission" of his consciousness into the spirit-body in the spiritual world is according to Swedenborg, the "greatest miracle the Lord has granted since creation." And this new gift to humanity was for the sake of the development of rational spirituality.

The advantage of assuming the positive bias in psychology is that it opens up a new source of knowledge that is unavailable to the negative bias non-theistic psychology. This new resource is known to people in all cultures since the beginning of human history as Sacred Scripture. There is a long and active tradition of research and study of Sacred Scripture in every culture. Theology and religion are always based on the literal meaning of Sacred Scripture, each religion and ethnic group having their own Sacred Scripture given to them by Divine revelation through a prophet or revelator. In Western Christian literature there have been made many attempts to use the Bible to justify a religious belief or rule of life. The specific case of Creationism is discussed in Section 1.8.9 Theistic Science: The Scientific Alternative to Creationism and Intelligent Design. Theistic psychology is not based on the literal meaning of Sacred Scripture, as religions are, but on its correspondential sense (Section

The topic of correspondences is the central focus of all of theistic psychology as science, e.g. in these Sections of the Theistic Psychology Volumes:   Extracting the Content of Divine Speech Through Correspondences

1.6.5   The Method of Psycho-Biological Correspondence

1.8.1   The "Bible Code" vs. the Method of Correspondences With Enlightenment   The Secret Presence of Correspondences in Sacred Scripture

3.7.1   The Nature and Character of God: A Scientific Perspective: The Science of Correspondences

3.15   The Universal Laws of Correspondences

4.0   Why the Writings Sacred Scripture Are Written in Correspondences   The Mind's Three Discrete Degrees: Corresponding Degrees--Natural and Spiritual Minds IX)  Correspondences to Divine Speech in Sacred Scripture   Principles of Theistic Psychology Education: Correspondences   Models of Spiritual Development Based on Sacred Scripture: The Literal Meaning and the Extracted Meaning

10.0   Physiological Correspondences  The Geography of the Spiritual World: First Heaven--Spiritual-Natural Correspondences

 13.0.4   Religious Psychology: Levels of Correspondences in Sacred Scripture

What was unknown and unsuspected until the revelations of the Writings of Swedenborg in the 18th century, is that the Old and New Testaments are written in a language that expresses psychological facts not directly, but in "correspondences." Further, every genuine Sacred Scripture in all cultures and traditions is written in the same scientific language of correspondences in which spiritual realities are expressed in words and meanings that are the natural correspondences to these spiritual ideas. In other words, every idea stemming from natural observation is a correspondence for an idea stemming from spiritual facts. This is equally true of objects: every physical object or operation is the effect, whose cause is a spiritual object or operation, the two cause-effect being linked by the law of correspondences that governs the relation between the natural world and the spiritual world.

The self-evident discovery I made while researching these topics in Swedenborg's Writings is the greatest piece of news science has ever received: and it is this: that the spiritual world of the afterlife in eternity = the mental world. (see Section 1.0.1). Every human being is born into a dual universe tied by correspondence. At birth we acquire a physical body that is tied by correspondence to a mental body (or "spirit-body"). All mental operations occur not in the brain but in the mind, that is, in the anatomical organs that make up the mind in the mental body. The mental body is immortal. Upon the death of the physical body the mental body continues conscious life in the mental world of eternity known as the afterlife of heaven and hell -- see Section 1.1.4 (F) Sixth Conclusion: The Eternity of the Afterlife is Our Mental World Now.

Correspondences occur in Sacred Scripture because Divine Speech originates them -- see Section The Scientific Meaning of Genesis, as an illustration of the method of extracting psychological knowledge from Sacred Scrioture. As Divine Speech descends from God and enters the mental world of humanity and thus of every individual, it descends across the layers of the human mind until it reaches the external layer of natural culture and history. Throughout this descent Divine Speech is transformed at each layer so that each lower layer is a correspondence of the prior upper layer.  Correspondences govern mental phenomena in the mental world of eternity and they also govern physical phenomena in time and place.

The action of correspondences is the scientific mechanism that governs the interaction between every natural phenomenon as an effect, with its corresponding spiritual phenomenon as its cause. For example, the names of the people and places mentioned in all Sacred Scripture are symbolic references to mental states, and so are numbers, objects, actions, and events. Swedenborg verified with his dual consciousness the observational fact that whenever he read the Bible in the physical body he was able to see the correspondence of each word and phrase appear before him in the spirit body.

The process is fully confirmed scientifically by the reversal effect, namely, that whenever he was discussing psychological topics about mental states while he was conscious in his spirit-body, he observed the sensory effects of the discussion all around him in the world of spirits. For example, when he was talking to people there who are mentally in evil states, the environment around them became darker, the sky was filled with dark clouds, the surroundings showed caverns, stinking marshes, and screeching poisonous animals and insects. But when he was speaking with the inhabitants of heaven, the surrounding environment showed beautiful houses and gardens on bright and sunny streets, with wonderful fragrances, melodious sounds, and friendly animals.

What is amazing is that there was a one to one relationship or mechanism between particular objects in the environment and specific topics of discussion, to such an extent, that the people there, who all live in a marvelous spirit-body, are able to tell from a distance what a person is thinking and feeling, merely by looking at the surround that gets instantiated wherever people are in the spiritual world.

The mechanism that produces these natural looking environments in the spiritual world of the afterlife is exactly the same mechanism that is in the natural language in which all Sacred Scriptures were written. Of course the existence of the secret language of correspondences was not known to the authors of the Old and New Testaments, but the visions and events they wrote down were inspired into them by God so that only those details were written down that will make a scientific series of linked concepts and explanations when translating the natural into its correspondential sense. What is extraordinary and amazing is that the correspondential sense of the Old and New Testament books form an uninterrupted rational series of meanings and explanations about the human mind -- a textbook or encyclopedia of the mind's anatomy and immortal development. Swedenborg demonstrated this for the Old and New Testament Sacred Scriptures.

This alone proves that the Old and New Testaments is Divine, for how could dozens of uneducated pre-scientific authors, writing about their inspired visions, come up with a literal sequence of sentences that then form a meaningful rational unit together, in the whole of the Old and New Testament. Can you imagine another rational explanation?

Theistic psychology shows that this also applies to the Writings Sacred Scripture, and to other Sacred Scripture (see Section 15.0.4 Ancient Forms of Sacred Scripture and Their Derivatives. And see  Section Revelation: Divine Speech Exteriorizing as Sacred Scripture).

Today anyone regardless of background can read these Divine scientific revelations and have a complete rational understanding of God and how we are to prepare for our afterlife, which begins in the spirit-body just a few hours after death of the physical body, as observed thousands of times by Swedenborg, and described by him in scientific detail. This is what the Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology is about -- my attempt to be of service to others by describing them in the modern terms of scientific psychology in which I was trained and have functioned now for over four decades.

This is not a difficult task for me, but a joyous one that has changed my life and brought me enlightenment and love. Now everyone can examine in a scientific way the mysteries of their faith and philosophy. The One God of the universe who takes care of every person, moment by moment to eternity, has now given humanity this most precious of all revelations that completes the creation of the human mind into an angelic person with supernatural powers and virtues of love and wisdom. The lot of  such a person is heavenly bliss to eternity. Take charge of your eternity! It makes sense to do so! What can be more important than that? And the entry point to heaven is by means of rational spirituality in the mind.

See here a continuation of this introduction.
See also:  Scientific Proof that the Threefold Word is Divine

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See also Dr. Ian Thompson's Site

The Swedenborg Encyclopedia of Theistic Psychology


  1. What is Spiritual Psychology
  2. What is Spiritual Psychobiology?
  3. New Church Education with Dualist Concepts
  4. Out Of Egypt Have I Called My Son: Teaching the Scientifics of the Internal Sense of the Writings 1. By the Substitution Technique 2. By Diagramming
  5. Bryn Athyn: The City of Levites in the New Canaan
  6. The Perizonius Thesis: How Regeneration of the New Church Mind Affects the Grand Human
  7. Diagnostic Test of Rational Spirituality
  8. Swedenborg and Modern Psychology
  9. Psychology of Religion
  10. Religious Behaviorism
  11. Biological Theology
  12. Swedenborg's Empiricism
  13. Theistic Psychology
  14. The New Science or Science Reborn
  15. Substantive Dualism: Swedenborg's Integration of Biological Theology and Rational Psychology
  16. The Marriage of Good and Truth as Mental Health
  17. Spiritual Linguistics including: Language and Thought || Cognitive Science || Speech || Psycholinguistics || Semantics || Writing Systems || Phonology || Etymology || Universals of Language || Communication || Memory
  18. Spiritual Mathematics
  19. Prologue: A Note for Wives
  20. The Basic Map for Understanding Regeneration of Marriage (Matrix 1)
  21. The Two Steps of Unity: External Mind and Internal Mind (Diagrams 1 and 2)
  22. The Two Steps of Unity: External Mind and Internal Mind (Diagrams 1 and 2)
  23. The Temptations Husbands Must Overcome (Matrix 2)
  24. Overcoming WHITE Temptations
  25. Overcoming YELLOW Temptations
  26. Overcoming GREEN Temptations
  27. Overcoming BLUE Temptations
  28. Overcoming BROWN Temptations
  29. Overcoming BLACK Temptations
  30. The Spiritual Psychobiology of Marriage
  31. Learning the Rhetoric of BLACK Consciousness (matrix 3)
  32. Chastity vs. Pornography
  33. Note This Secret About Wives
  34. What about pre-marital sex?
  35. Managing Your Temptations in Marriage--A Practice Exercise (matrix 4)
  36. How to Talk to Yourself about Your wife
  37. Engineering your Wife's Moral Rearmament
  38. Doctrinal Propositions on the Doctrine of the Wife
  39. On the meaning of Unition in Marriage
  40. Spiritual Physiology of Marriage
  41. The Spiritual Psychobiology of Marriage
  42. Marriage as Psychiatry
  43. The Postmodern Paradigm Shift in Psychology
  44. Swedenborg's Status and Significance: A Great Paradox.
  45. Lively Swedenborg BBS Debate and Discussions
  46. Two Perspectives on Swedenborg's Writings: Secular and Religious
  47. The Reciprocal Relation Between Science and Religion
  48. Swedenborg and the Future of Psychology as a Science
  49. Is Personality Forever?
  50. Scientific Dualism in Psychology
  51. Comprehensive Discourse Analysis (CDA)
  52. Cyberspace and the Spiritual World
  53. Synopsis of Swedenborg's Theology: Shun evils in yourself and love the Divine Human
  54. First Principle: God is Omnipotent Person
  55. Second Principle: The Operation of Divine Providence
  56. Third Principle: Why Evil Exists Despite God's Omnipotence
  57. Fourth Principle: Life after Death
  58. Fifth Principle: Sin and Salvation
  59. Sixth Principle: The Historical Incarnation of the Divine Human
  60. Synopsis of Swedenborg's Rational Psychology
  61. Spiritual Associations or The Vertical Community
  62. The Vertical Community
  63. Freedom (love of good) vs. Slavishness (love of self)
  64. Gravity and Love
  65. Obsessions -- External and Interior
  66. Postmodern Psychology Allied to Biological Theology
  67. Theory of Tri-Substantivism
  68. Will, Understanding and Action
  69. Affective, Cognitive, Sensorimotor
  70. Love Is Spiritual Fire
  71. Spiritual Cold in Marriage
  72. Sociopathic Tendencies
  73. Spiritual Practice
  74. Doctrine of the Three Levels of the Mind
  75. Mood Problems
  76. Controlling Sensorimotor Environment
  77. A Personal View On Swedenborg's Divine Love and Wisdom
  78. Rationalism. Topic: Do We Have Free Will or Not?
  79. Tremulations by Swedenborg
  80. Scientific Fallacies
  81. Scientific Revelations
  82. Spiritual Revelations
  83. How Swedenborg Has Been Portrayed
  84. Evaluating Swedenborg
  85. Marguerite Block
  86. Resistance to Swedenborg
  87. Is Swedenborg's Dualism Scientific?
  88. The Six Minimal Premises of Dualist Science
  89. The existence of the dual sun
  90. The existence of vertical degrees
  91. The existence of influx
  92. Influx (general entry)
  93. The existence of vertical community
  94. No function without substance or the dualist methodology
  95. All phenomena are human
  96. Extracting Dualist Concepts From Swedenborg's Writings
  97. It is Not Known Revealed
  98. Scientific Puzzles For Dualist Science
  99. The Spiritual Psychobiology Premise:
  100. The regeneration Process
  101. Who Is My Neighbor
  102. The Ten Commandments:
  103. Psychotherapy Reborn: Based on the New Psychobiology
  104. The Stages of Degeneration of the Non-regenerated Mind
  105. The Ten Plagues
  106. Psychotherapy in Relation To The Practice of Evils from Falsities
  107. The Bible as a Handbook of Psychology:
  108. The Books of the Bible: Swedenborg's Discourse Analysis
  109. Washing = Purification
  110. Crown of Holiness = The Lord's Divine Human
  111. Tiara = Intelligence From (Divine) Wisdom
  112. The Faces of Jehovah = Divine Good:
  113. The Phases of Regeneration in Adult Life (Maturity):
  114. Burning With Fire
  115. Three Steps of Regeneration
  116. Arabia = Where Good Is
  117. Altar = The Lord's Divine Good = Jehovah
  118. Father = Divine Good in the Lord Himself:
  119. The Lord's Triune Kingdom as Revealed in Genesis 21 through Emanuel Swedenborg:
  120. The Lord's Work of Regeneration in Himself and His Sons
  121. The "Father/Son" Lord Before His Advent:
  122. The "Father/Son" Lord After His Advent:
  123. The Paraphrases of "Incarnation"
  124. The Word = The Trinity From Eternity
  125. Incarnation
  126. Regeneration and Reformation
  127. The Work of the Servant
  128. The Two States of Regeneration
  129. Beasts = Affections
  130. Wave Offering = Acknowledgment of Faith in Worship:
  131. Education of the Will
  132. Divine Truth
  133. Boiling the Flesh of Sacrifices
  134. Towards Virtual Technology: Varieties of Togetherness
  135. Relationship Heaven and Hell
  136. The Height and Depth of Virtual Reality
  137. The Corporeal Region
  138. The Sensuous Region
  139. The External Rational Region
  140. The Interior Rational Region
  141. The Spiritual and Celestial Region
  142. The Forces of Cummunity-Building
  143. Evil in Cyberspace
  144. The Right Way to Live in Virtual Reality
  145. Spiritual Temptations
  146. Spiritual Self-Examination
  147. The Dangers of Fundamentalism in the Self
  148. External and Interior Marriage
  149. Applied Religious Psychology
  150. The Secret Code in the Bible
  151. Bible Study Charts
  152. Heaven and Hell
  153. Divine Trinity in One Person
  154. Garden, City, and Intelligence as Theological Methodology
  155. The Spiritual Psycho-Physiology of Marriage
  156. Ten Reasons for the Fall of Marriage
  157. Swedenborgian Marriage Handbook for Husbands
  158. E-mail Correspondence on Love
  159. Love or Lust
  160. Active Listening in Marriage
  161. Pellicacy, Sex and Eroticism
  162. De Hemelsche Leer, DHL, or The Epistles for the New Church
  163. INTRODUCTION: Internal Sense of the Writings
  164. Why is De Hemelsche Leer (DHL) so crucial?
  165. Summary of the Methodology in De Hemelsche Leer
  166. Commentary on DHL:  Psychology Out of the Word--The Stages of Growth of the Self
  167. Basic Definitions and Concepts (Influx, Discrete degrees, Laws of correspondence)
  169. Matrix of Degrees of Development of Self (Ascending and Descending Pathways)
  173. The As-of-self or Proprium
  174. Swedenborg's mission
  175. Nunc Licet--Now it is permitted
  176. THE PHASES OF CONSCIOUSNESS IN Theistic Psychology (Matrix 3)
  177. The Birth of the Rational--The Beginning of Being Human
  178. Descending and Ascending Pathway of Spiritual Development in Relation to the Threefold Self (Matrix 3b)
  179. The Doctrine of the Church and Theistic Psychology (Matrix 4)
  180. STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT IN Theistic Psychology--PREPARATION PHASES (Matrix 5)
  182. List of Additional Diagrams in Theistic Psychology
  183. The Two Heresies Possible in Relation to De Hemelsche Leer
  184. What About the Dangers of Literalism
  185. Reflective Study-Prayers for Learning How to Talk About God (Meditative Poems)
  186. Do the Writings Contain Scientific Revelations?
  187. Religion Test
  188. Heaven and Hell, Or, The Generals, Specifics, and Particulars Of the Mind
  189. Directionality of Psycho-Spiritual Evolution
  190. Summary of Rudolf Steiner's Principles of Education
  191. Discourse: Height and Breadth A Psycholinguistic Classification Scheme for Discourse and Behavior
  192. Applications of Discourse Analysis to Education
  193. The Horizontal Dimension of Discourse
  194. Transcript and Discourse Analysis
  195. Comprehensive Discourse Analysis  
  196. The Organization of Discourse  
  197. Ennead Matrix Tables   
  198. Field Theory of Social Action  
  199. Operational Schema of the Three-fold Self  
  200. The Threefold Self's 9 Zones of Life  
  201. The Growth of the Threefold Self  
  202. Psychological Mind Tables  
  203. Comprehensive Discourse Analysis  
  204. Uses of Language and Speech  
  205. Dictionary of Graphic Concepts: Ennead Structures  
  206. PSY 422 Quiz: Freud Group   
  207. Money-Thoughts Analysis Quiz   
  208. Quiz Answer: Money-Thoughts Analysis  
  209. Huddle-Buddy Food Behavior-Change Exercise  
  210. Dynamic Concepts of Personality  
  211. PSY 222 Quiz 
  212. Topical Organization of Social Psychology  
  213. Colloquium Memorandum   
  214. Dictionary of Graphic Concepts: Ennead Structures
  215. Comments on the Colloquium Presentation  
  216. Dictionary of Graphic Concepts: Ennead Structures
  217. The Propositional Logic of Paraphastic Sets  
  218. Society's Witness   
  219. Assertion Types: Sub-Categories  
  220. Classification of Utterances  
  221. T.R. Kratochwill's Model: Treatment of Fears and Phobias  
  222. ESL Brownbag Talk: The Language Teacher's Threefold Self
  223. The Divine Trinity
  224. Introduction to Part 3: The Circuit of Consciousness (Matrix 15)
  225. Birthing the Doctrine: How Biography Recapitulates Evolution (Matrix 16)
  226. Tabulation of Discoveries and Inventions by Leon James: Pre-Swedenborgian (1960-1980) and Post-Swedenborgian (1981-2001)
  227. Conceptual Categories in Thinking in Relation to Degrees of Consciousness (Matrix 17)
  228. Ethnosemantic Hexgram in Relation to Degrees of Consciousness (matrix 18)
  229. The Psycho-Dynamics of Regeneration: Using Spiritual Geography Maps
  230. Embedded Recursiveness of the Circuit of Consciousness (Matrix 19)
  231. Discovering the Ennead Matrix from the Literal of the Writings
  232. Dr. Ian Thompson's Formal Rendition of the Ennead Matrix
  233. The Basic Map for Understanding Regeneration (Matrix 20)
  234. How to Use Spiritual Geography Maps (Matrix 21)
  236. Life After Death: Heaven and Hell
  237. The Vertical Community
  238. Negative and Positive Bias in Science
  239. No Function Without Substance
  240. The Swedenborg Reports as Science
  241. Swedenborg's Scientific Psychology
  242. Pain
  243. Why Theistic Science is the Future of Science
  244. Theistic Psychology Methodology
  245. Why the Trinity is a Rational Necessity
  246. SpirituaSpiritual and Natural or, Mind and Body
    or, Spirit and Flesh
  247. Male and Female
  248. Self and As-of Self
  249. Charity and Faith or Character and Religion
  250. Freedom and Determinism
  251. Human vs. Animal
  252. Heaven and Hell
  253. Good and Truth
  254. Wife and Husband or the Conjoint Self
  255. Introduction: The Harmonizing Chart (Matrix 19b)
  256. Explanation of Dr. Thompson's Solution
  257. The Basic Map for Understanding Regeneration (Matrix 20b)
  258. Jacob's Ladder (Matrix 20c)
  259. Note on How to Read Spiritual Geography Charts
  260. Definitions
  261. The Four Quadrants of Sensuous and Rational Consciousness (Matrix 20d)
  262. Descending and Ascending Paths (Graphic Ennead 1)
  263. The Affective Mind, Cognitive Mind, and Sensorimotor Mind
  264. Externalizing (Sensuous) and Internalizing (Rational) Units
  265. Successive and Simultaneous Relations
  266. First Step: Infancy Period of Regeneration
  267. Second Step: Childhood Period of Regeneration
  268. Third Step: Adolescence Period of Regeneration
  269. The Inversion
  270. Fourth Step: Young Adulthood Period of Regeneration
  271. Fifth Step: Adulthood Period of Regeneration
  272. Sixth Step: Old Age Period of Regeneration
  273. Psycho-Dynamic Movements in Regeneration
  274. The Negative and Positive Bias in Thinking--Crossing from Sensuous to Rational Consciousness
  275. Theistic Psychology Revelations in the Writings
  276. Swedenborg’s Scientific Dualism
  277. The Notion That The Writings Contain Outdated Science
  278. Dual Concepts in the Writings
  279. Scientific Revelations in the Writings
  280. Sensuous And Rational Content In The Writings
  281. A Spiritual Sensuous Consciousness
  282. External And Interior Theistic Psychology
  283. The Writings “Are Founded” On Theistic Science
  284. Diagram of “Scientifics” And “Doctrinal Matters”
  285. Literal And Spiritual Senses Are Both True And Accurate
  286. Spiritual Parallelism Between The Lord, The Writings, And Our Mind
  287. Enlightenment By Rational Consciousness of Spiritual Correspondences
  288. The Divine Rational Is Within The Divine Natural Of The Writings
  289. Why The Interior-Natural Is Called Spiritual-Natural
  290. Anatomy Of The External Natural Mind
  291. Individual Regeneration Recapitulates Spiritual History Of The Race
  292. The Use Of The Priesthood For Religious Life
  293. Swedenborg's Scientific Works
  294. Led By The Lord Since His Early Education
  295. Principles For The True Science
  296. Overcoming Objections To Theistic Science
  297. The External Rational And The Interior Rational
  298. Theistic Psychology And Religion
  299. Theistic Psychology And Regeneration
  300. Regeneration By Sensuous Vs. Rational Consciousness
  301. Evolution Of Consciousness In The Human Race
  302. Diagram Of The Elevation Of Consciousness In The Human Race
  303. Spiritual Psychology and History
  304. Chart of Spiritual Psychology and History
  305. The Perizonius Thesis
  306. Enlightenment Is Not Sufficient For Salvation
  307. The Level Of Consciousness In Representatives And Significatives
  308. Scientific Observations Of Spiritual Facts
  309. The Science Of Spiritual Anatomy
  310. Introduction to Theistic Psychology: The Negative and Positive Bias in Science
  311. A Theoretical Model for Theistic Psychology
  312. Mystical vs. Rational Approaches to Theistic Psychology
  313. Q&A on Theistic Psychology
  314. What ís the difference between religion and theistic psychology?
  315. What about evil, sin, hell, devil, and heaven in relation to theistic psychology?
  316. Is Theistic Psychology really science?
  317. What about the spiritual world and the afterlifeóhow can that be researched?
  318. Is it possible that Swedenborg made it all up or was delusional?
  319.   What's the relation between the body, the mind, and the spiritual world?
  320. Theoretical Implications of God's Omnipotence, Omniscience, and Omnipresence
  321. What is God's Role in the Evolution of the Human Race
  322. What is Divine Truth in relation to scientific revelations in theistic psychology?
  323. How is the mind or consciousness related to spiritual reality?
  324. What do surveys show about beliefs in God, heaven, hell, miracles, afterlife?
  325. What About Creationism and Evolution?
  326. What is "substantive dualism" in theistic science?
  327. What is Applied Theistic Psychology?
  328. Where can I read Swedenborgís Writings and collateral works?
  1. Forming the New Church Mind
  2. The Inner Struggle Against Nonduality
  3. The Dualities in the Writings: Opposition With Nonduality
  4. Eastern Nonduality in Western Thinking
  5. Christian Nonduality
  6. New Church Nonduality
  7. Theistic Science Revelations in the Writings
  8. Overcoming Intellectual Impediments to Reformation and Regeneration
  9. The rational is the entry way to the spiritual
  10. Swedenborg vs. everybody else
  11. The formation of the internal marriage
  12. The Writings as the Word
  13. Disconfirming Nondualist Propositions In The New Church Mind
  14. Unconditional Love vs. Forgiveness
  15. Overcoming Intellectual Impediments to Reformation and Regeneration
  16. The Concept of Discrete Degrees
  17. The Concept of As-of Self
  18. The Idea of Conjugial Love
  19. The spiritual world and the inner sense of the Word
  20. Spiritual influx from heaven or from hell
  21. The Concept of Earths in the Universe
  22. Self-Witnessing Your Life as a Religious Discipline
  23. Snatching things from sudden memory
  24. Diagramming the Writings--Rational analysis of everything
  25. Discovering dualities in the Writings: The substitution technique
  26. Key Concepts That Grant Special Benefits to the New Church Mind
  27. The Threefold Self-- Systematic self-observation
  28. New Church Nonduality
  29. Conjugial Disciplines for Husbands
  30. Doctrine of the Wife
  31. The surrendered wife and the surrendered husband
  32. Men’s resistance to conjugial love
  33. The four-step conjoining process
  34. The husband’s spiritual dependence on the wife
  35. Feminizing the marriage is sanctifying it
  36. External and internal marriage
  37. Her heaven or his?
  38. The discipline of sweetheart rituals
  39. Conjugial intimacy disciplines
  40. Spiritual Psychobiology of the conjoint self
  41. Wife before children
  42. The discipline of metanoid television watching
  43. Additional religious disciplines
  44. Introduction to Cultural Genetics
  45. Definitional Diagram for the Genes of Culture
  46. Types of Structures
  47. Definitions (cultural genes)
  48. Consciousness--Lower and Higher
  49. Conscious Awareness--The Special [S/C/A] Units
  50. Jacob's Ladder (Matrix 20d)
  51. A Man of the Field (book)
  52. Reformation (volume 1) and Regeneration (volume 2)
  53. Religious Disciplines
  54. Teaching the Scientifics of the Internal Sense of the Writings
  55. WHITE Consciousness
  56. YELLOW Consciousness
  57. GREEN Consciousness
  59. BLUE Consciousness
  60. BROWN Consciousness
  61. BLACK Consciousness
  62. The Hexagram of Consciousness
  63. The Regenerating Mind When All Six Degrees Have Been Opened (diagram 6)
  64. Key Concepts for Regenerating the Natural Mind (diagram 7)
  65. Key Concepts for Regenerating the Spiritual Mind
  66. Key Concepts for Regenerating the Celestial Mind
  67. Empirical Research in Theistic Psychology
  68. Dr. Ian Thompson's Proposal
  69. Diagrams by Abie Venter
  70. List of Additional Diagrams in Theistic Psychology
  71. Spiritual Blindness--The End of a Puzzle that Lasted 26 Years--My Discovery of BLACK consciousness within WHITE consciousness
  72. Swedenborg's Autobiographical Letters
  73. Doctrine of the Wife
  74. Marriage Love--The Unit of Life is the Couple
  75. Conjugial Love
  76. Conjugial Love Stories
  77. Wife as Neighbor in the First Place
  78. Husband's Self-Subordination to Wife
  79. Spiritual Causes of Divorce
  80. Gender Words: Grandman Count
  81. Gender Genes
  82. Spiritual Genes and Marriage
  83. Leon's Story
  84. Spiritual Genetics
  85. Spiritual Body
  86. Regeneration and Growth
  87. Divine Psychotherapy
  88. Freedom and Choice
  89. Divine Providence and Chance
  90. Evil and Punishment
  91. Self-witnessing and Self-Examination
  92. Temptations
  93. Will and Understanding
  94. Swedenborgian Zen
  95. The Psychology of Regeneration
  96. New Church Mentality
  97. Overcoming Resistance to Swedenborg by Developing Scientific Dualism
  98. Where Swedenborg Uses "It is not Known"
  99. Elements of Biological Theology
  100. Cognitive Problems
  101. Cognitive Therapy
  102. Doctrine of Spirits or the Vertical Community
  103. Character Weaknesses
  104. Religious Morality
  105. Doctrine of Temptations and Regeneration
  106. Sexuality Disorders
  107. Understanding Psychobiology of Couplehood
  108. Diagram of the Male and Female Mind
  109. Psychobiology of Marriage
  110. Diagram of the Structure of Married Male and Female Minds
  111. Doctrine of Conjugial Love
  112. Psychopathic Tendencies
  113. New Age Education
  114. Doctrine of Uses
  115. Conscience Therapy
  116. Doctrine of the Love of Self
  117. Doctrine of the Grand Human
  118. Learned Helplessness
  119. Human Behaviors and Human Spirits: Quest for the Good and Truth
  120. Function Without Structure
  121. Heaven Is A Place On Earth: A Religious Self-Examination Experiment
  122. Swedenborg and Modern Psychology
  123. Will, Understanding and Action
  124. Affective, Cognitive, Sensorimotor
  125. Psychology of Religion
  126. Swedenborg's Empiricism
  127. Swedenborg's Theistic Psychology
  128. The New Science or Science Reborn
  129. Swedenborg and Social Science
  130. The Threefold Organization of Mind and Spirit
  131. What's in a Daydream
  132. Repentance, Change and Purification
  133. Successive and Simultaneous Degrees: The Growth of the Self
  134. The Ennead Matrix
  135. The Method of Reflection
  136. The Method of Spiritual Geography
  137. The Regions of the Mind
  138. The Interior Meaning of "Thomas" or, The Old Church State Within Us
  139. Resistance to the Development of the Church Within Us
  140. The Clinical Issues in Religious Psychology
  141. The External and Internal Church
  142. Developmental phases
  143. Confirmation theory
  144. History of the Churches on Earth
  145. The first phase
  146. The second phase
  147. The third phase
  148. The Positive Bias
  149. The Subject Matter of the Word
  150. Revelation About the Affective and the Cognitive
  151. Twenty Propositions of Religious Psychology
  152. Studying the Psychology of Inner Life
  153. The Content and Dynamics of Inner Life
  154. Religious Affections are Inherited
  155. Shunning Evils as Sins through the Practice of Religious Self-Inspection
  156. Discovering the Steps of Regeneration through Microdescriptions of our Inner Life
  157. The Threefold Order of the World and of Heaven
  158. The Ninefold Self and the Ninefold Word
  159. The Simple but Basic States of Our Religion in Childhood
  160. The Psychology of Temptations
  161. Correspondences in the Word
  162. Symbols, Correspondences of the Church and Heaven:
  163. Correspondences of Doctrines or Truths of Faith from the Word with the Church
  164. Correspondences of Goods of Truth or Uses
  165. Mental Health and the Spiritual
  166. Substantive Dualism and Spiritual Influx
  167. Psycho-Spiritual Aspects of Mental Health
  168. Levels of Transcendence: The Breadth and Height of the Self
  169. Biological Theology
  170. Application 1: Modern Psychological Concepts Corresponding to Swedenborg's Threefold Nomenclature
  171. Application 2: Mental Health Symptoms Mapped unto Swedenborg's Nomenclature
  172. Symbolism in Dreams and Myths
  173. Human Body as Micro-Cosmos
  174. Swedenborg's Influence
  175. Swedenborg's Empiricism
  176. Swedenborg's Dualist Perception
  177. Afflux and Influx: The Basis of Experience
  178. Discovering Spiritual Geography
  179. The Third Source -- Christen Blom-Dahl's Discovery
  180. Henry James Sr and Communal Mind
  181. Laws of Virtual Reality
  182. Spiritual Infancy on Earth
  183. Spiritual Freedom and Our As-Of-Self
  184. Cohesiveness Builds Virtual Reality
  185. Ouspensky and the Technology of Prayer
  186. The Will and the Understanding in Modern Psychology
  187. Quoting from Swedenborg: the Will and the Understanding
  188. The Primacy of the Affective Over the Cognitive
  189. Good & Faith
  190. The Heart and Lungs
  191. Cultural History Recapitulates Individual Biography
  192. Internalizing Three Phases of Religious Behavior
  193. Phase 1: The Moses-Phase:  Sectarianism
  194. Phase 2: The Paul-Phase:  Personalism
  195. New Testament Sayings of Jesus and their Spiritual Meaning
  196. The Faith Alone Conundrum
  197. Religious and Scientific Sectarianism:  the Old Testament State
  198. Personalism:  the New Testament State
  199. Particularism: the Third Testament Phase
  200. Personality Structure in the Three Phases of Religious Behavior
  201. Spiritual Development is Cyclical: The Smallest Recapitulates the Largest
  202. The Moses Mind: Three Phases of Internality
  203. The Pauline Mind: Three Phases of Personalism
  204. Ritual, Faith, and Science
  205. Anatomical Diagram of the Mind in Relation to God and Universe
  206. The Inmost Region: God, Infinite, Uncreate
  207. The Middle Region: Mind and the Spiritual World
  208. The Swedenborg Mind: Three Phases of Particularism
  209. Stumbling Blocks to True Inner Worship
  210. The Role of Temptations
  211. Spiritual=Psychology
  212. The Psycho-Physiology of Temptations
  213. Consolations after Temptations
  214. Religious Self-Inspection and Temptations
  215. Natural, Spiritual, and Celestial Temptations
  216. Online Debate in Defense of Swedenborg
  217. Psychology Student Reactions to Swedenborg
  218. Is Personality Forever?
  219. Religious Psychology or Theistic Science
  220. Good and True in Theistic Psychology
  221. Psychology of Knowledge
  222. The Act of Composition
  223. The Psychology of Ordinary Language Use
  224. Theory Building in Social Psychology
  225. Ennead Matrix of Discrete Degrees (with Dr. Ian Thompson)
  226. Dimensions of the Mind
  227. Theistic Psychology: Introduction and Overview article
  228. DIAGRAM 1 The Trigrammatic Construction of the Universe
  229. DIAGRAM 2 The Three Compositions and Layers of the Universe
  230. DIAGRAM 3 The Three Levels of Science
  231. DIAGRAM 4 The Three Divine Aspects
  232. DIAGRAM 5 The Male Mind and the Female Mind (part 1)
  233. DIAGRAM 6 The Male Mind and the Female Mind (part 2)
  234. DIAGRAM 7 The Trigrammatic Structure in Parallel Series
  235. DIAGRAM 8 The Ennead of Levels and Substances: Celestial, Spiritual, Natural
  236. DIAGRAM 9 Trinitarian Composition of God in Theistic Psychology
  237. Difference Between Religion and Theistic Psychology
  238. Rational Faith vs. Persuasive Faith
  239. The Unity of Theistic Science
  240. The Three Layers in Scientific Revelations
  241. Illustrative List of Scientific Revelations
  242. Aristotle and Aristotelians
  243. Discovering Swedenborg
  244. Should Swedenborg be included in the history of scientific psychology?
  245. The Swedenborg Reports
  246. The Negative Bias in Science
  247. Outline of Swedenborg's Spiritual Psychology
  248. Swedenborg's Background
  249. A Diagram Showing The Formation Of The New Church Mind

  250. The Operation Of Reformation, Enlightenment, Regeneration
  251. The Nine Installation Steps
  252. Doctrine Is The Reception Of Spiritual Information Packets
  253. Biology Of The Spiritual Doctrine
  254. Diagram Of The Discrete Levels In The Mind and the Writings
  255. Diagram Of The Discrete Levels In The Mind and the Writings
  256. The Spiritual Doctrine is Heaven and the Lord In Us
  257. Why The Spiritual Doctrine In Our Mind Must Be A Divine Doctrine
  258. Objections To The Divine Doctrine In Our Mind
  259. The Spiritual Doctrine In The Mind Must Be Proven By The Letter
  260. Man Enters Heaven Through The Church
  261. Demystifying The Divinity Of The Spiritual Doctrine
  262. The Divine Rational Cannot Be Approached In The Letter
  263. Examples Of Enlightenment In Everyday Circumstances
  264. Surface Meaning And Underlying Meaning Of Sentences
  265. The Divinity Of The Spiritual Sense We Extract From The Letter
  266. The Spiritual Sense Of Ecclesiastical and Civil Government
  267. Anatomy Diagram Of The Spiritual Doctrine in the Mind
  268. The Difference Between The Spiritual Sense And The Spiritual Doctrine
  269. The Physiology Of Spiritual Enlightenment
  270. Enlightenment Is Not A Mysterious Process
  271. Spiritual-Rational Meditations
  272. The Internal Meaning Of Music And Art
  273. The Difference Between Natural And Spiritual Language
  274. The Spiritual Doctrine Cannot Be Used For Politics And Morality
  275. “Within The Natural” Vs. “In The Natural"
  276. Spiritual Topics Vs. Spiritual Meanings
  277. Diagram Of Natural Vs. Spiritual Understanding Of The Writings
  278. The Divinity Of The Spiritual Doctrine
  279. The Substitution Technique For Teaching The Spiritual Doctrine
  280. The Correspondence Technique For Teaching The Spiritual Doctrine
  281. The Dangers Of Remaining In The Letter OF the Writings
  282. The Doctrinals Taught In The Church Are In a Natural Language
  283. The Fear of the Divinity of Doctrine in Our Understanding
  284. The Lord Is Divine Doctrine
  285. Human Understanding Is Not Divine Doctrine
  286. Human Statements Are Not Divine
  287. The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings Must Not Be Denied
  288. Protecting The Church From False Doctrines And Heresies
  289. The Infinite is Contained Within The Finite
  290. The Spiritual Sense Explained By Rational Correspondences
  291. The Secret Of Extracting The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings
  292. Regeneration Is By The Spiritual Sense
  293. The Spiritual Sense Is Also A Correspondence
  294. Enlightenment Is The Only Way To See The Spiritual Sense
  295. Lower And Higher Correspondences
  296. Newcomers To The World Of Spirits
  297. The Divine Doctrine is Unique With Each Individual
  298. “Nunc Licet” The Flagpole Of The New Church Mind
  299. The Three Steps Of Deriving Doctrine From The Writings
  300. Without Doctrine The Writings Is Not Understood
  301. Conjunction With The Lord By Means Of The Internal Sense
  302. Why Be Concerned With The Internal Sense Of The Writings
  303. Summary Of The Doctrine That The Writings Have A Spiritual Sense

  304. Diagrams Depicting Descriptive Information from the Writings of Swedenborg
  305. Standard Objections to Swedenborg
  306. Short List of Scientific Revelations in the Writings of Swedenborg
  307. Extracting Dualist Concepts From Swedenborg's Writings
  308. Some of the People Who Were Influenced by Swedenborg 
  309. Theistic Psychology vs. Mysticism, Spiritism, and Psychic Phenomena
  310. Introduction to Theistic Psychology: The Negative and Positive Bias in Science
  311. A Theoretical Model for Theistic Psychology
  312. Difference between religion and theistic psychology
  313. Lecture Notes on Theistic Psychology
  314. Applied Theistic Psychology
  315. Research on God in Psychology
  316. Swedenborg's Rational Psychology
  317. Developmental Levels of Thinking About Theistic Psychology
  318. Dying and Resuscitation
  319. The Second Death
  320. Religious Behavior
  321. Immortality or Life in Eternity
  322. The Heavenly Traits: Altruism and Love of Usefulness
  323. The Hellish Traits: Selfishness and Love of Domineering

... one true thing does not affirm something good, but many truths do, for one true thing without connection with others does not affirm, but when there are many it does, for from one, another can be seen. One thing does not produce any form, thus no quality, but many things, connected in a series, do so. As a single tone does not produce a chorus, still less a harmony, neither does a single truth ...

Arcana Coelestia_ 4197 [7]

Nothing is more important than to know how the will and understanding make one mind.
E. Swedenborg
TCR 397

At the death of the material body, when it's no longer responsive to the mind's will and thought, we awaken in the spiritual body, thus ending our dual citizenship.  From then on, to forever, our mind lives in our immortal spiritual body.  How do I know this?  Swedenborg, according to his own detailed scientific records, was given thousands of occasions by which to experiment with this process of "extraction of the mind from the physical body"  and its subsequent phase of resuscitation and preparation for conscious life in the spiritual world.  This life is entirely different in actuality, though on the surface, it may appear similar to the life we led on earth.  Further details are given in Heaven and Hell.  I mention these details here because they are a necessary part to understanding mental growth and regeneration.

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"this work" below refers to Swedenborg's last book titled The True Christian Religion (1771)

TCR 791. NOTE. - After this work was finished the Lord called together His twelve disciples who followed Him in the world; and the next day He sent them all forth throughout the whole spiritual world to preach the Gospel that THE LORD GOD JESUS CHRIST reigns, whose kingdom shall be for ages and ages, according to the prediction in Daniel (7:13, 14), and in Revelation (11:15).

Also that blessed are those that come to the marriage supper of the Lamb (Rev. 19:9).

This took place on the nineteenth day of June, 1770. This is what is meant by these words of the Lord:

He shall send His angels and they shall gather together His elect, from the end of the heavens to the end thereof (Matt. 24:31).

Quotations from the works of Leon James and Diane Nahl

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