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Day: December 22, 2017

The Universe Within

The Universe Within

  William Blake is believed to have been heavily influenced by Emanuel Swedenborg, who taught “that the universe is contained in the Divine Humanity.”1 This view flips the typical materialist view inside-out. “The ‘body’ of the Divine Human is not contained in natural space but contains all things in itself.”2 The universe does not contain human beings; human beings contain the universe. The outer universe is but a shadow. This is a fascinating idea. It is a very old idea,…

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The Divine Human

The Divine Human

Emanuel Swedenborg proposed a very intriguing argument for the ultimate Nexus: the humanity of God and the divinity of man. In Jesus, we have a man in whom the two seemingly heterogeneous natures were unified. But this wasn’t something exclusive to Jesus, as the Christian Church teaches. Jesus was the Symbol for all mankind, what is known in Gnosticism as the Anthropos. He displayed the attributes of both God and man. He taught that all of us are human and…

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