Videos on Swedenborg
Splendors of the Spirit
An excellent 60 minute film on the life and legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg.
offTheLeftEye on YouTube
A wonderful series of videos exploring the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, God, spirituality, and more, and discuss how they relate to modern-day spiritual growth seekers.
Helpful spiritual practice websites:
Spirit and Life
This site is dedicated to bringing a spiritual perspective to living life. What you will find here are a range of videos and online courses focused primarily on working with spiritual texts as a basis for cultivating a transformative spiritual practice.
Regeneration / Spiritual Growth
Regeneration is the word that Swedenborg uses to describe our growth as spiritual beings—a process of being “created anew” as spiritual people who are bound for heaven. He describes regeneration as a three-step process, one that begins with repentance, continues with reformation, and then finally ends with regeneration.
A Daily Spiritual Practice Based on Swedenborg’s Rules of Life
According to James Lawrence, Swedenborg’s “Rules of Life” incorporates the essence of two popular Christian spirituality practices, Lectio Divina and the Ignatian Examen.
On the science and language of Correspondences:
For Swedenborg-related news and information:
Swedenborg Association of Australia Facebook Page
Swedenborg Association of Australia Blog
Swedenborg Association of Australia YouTube channel
Spiritual Questions Throwing light on human happiness and the meaning of life by exchanging spiritual questions and comments and by exploring links between Swedenborg's writings, psychology and spiritual healing.
Swedenborg's Writings Online:
The New Christian Bible Study provides lots of useful info and tools on the Bible, Spiritual topics and Swedenborg's theological works. Recommended for people interested in the literal and inner spiritual sense of the Bible. It provides plain-language explanations of Biblical stories. The theological underpinnings of the site are based on Emanuel Swedenborg's theological works.
Access Swedenborg’s theological Writings, compare different translations or use the search functions to explore specific topics for yourself.
Another place where the spiritual works of Emanuel Swedenborg are available in their entirety for reading and searching:
Swedenborg's Spiritual writings
For those wishing to read what Swedenborg had to say regarding particular Biblical passages the Kempton Project is a very impressive resource.
This makes it possible to list and display what the Writings say about a passage of the Word in a couple of seconds.
For Swedenborgian Congregations in Australia go to:-
New Church in Australia
For courses on Swedenborg and his Writings and teachings go to:-
Australian New Church College
For articles on Swedenborg and his Writings and teachings go to:-
The New Age Journal
There are many Swedenborg-related organisations around the world.
Below is a short list of Web sites, all of which contain information about Swedenborg and his spiritual teachings and their own activities, which will then put you into contact with other sites and a growing wealth of information on Emanuel Swedenborg:
Publishing and Promotion:-
Swedenborg Foundation The Swedenborg Foundation is a pre-eminent website connecting people to spiritual resources ― including books, audio-books, free or cheap ebooks, webcasts, and social media communities ― based on Swedenborg's Writings.
Swedenborg Scientific Association
Swedenborgian Church of North America
General Church of the New Jerusalem
Publishing and Promotion:-
The Swedenborg Society
Swedenborg related books not easily available elsewhere:-
Spiritual Wisdom Publishing Shop
Links With Friends of Swedenborg
Swedenborg and Gurdjieff (movements classes)
If you search this website's online bookshop or Google the internet you'll find a number of titles on offer which explore the close connection between the teachings of Emanuel Swedenborg and those of George Ivanovic Gurdjieff which he referred to as The Fourth Way, highlighting methods for self realisation. These methods resonate with the indications and urgings scattered throughout the writings of Swedenborg, since both men stress that spiritual growth requires us to know ourselves through self-study. Gurdjieff called this "working on ourselves" (or "digging our dirt" as author Edward Sylvia called it). Merely stating positive affirmations in the hope that doing so alone brings spiritual enlightenment will not achieve the desired result. Gurdjieff focused on a process of "self-observation." Swedenborg emphasised that people "must examine themselves." This can more effectively be done in the midst of all life's activities than by withdrawing from activity and meditating in a comfortable arm-chair. The overlap between Gurdjieff and Swedenborg has become more visible thanks to excellent authors like Dr Maurice Nicoll, Peter Rhodes, Edward Sylvia, Dr Philip Groves and Lee Van Laer, among others.
Gurdjieff taught a set of movement exercises as opportunities to observe how our centres cooperate (or not), while these movements at the same time allow us to practice uniting of our will, our intellect and our body, so that they are all able to work towards achieving a single task together. Sydney is fortunate to have Dorine Tolley as an excellent and very experienced teacher of the Gurdjieff Movements. She runs classes Wednesday evenings at 6pm during school terms in the Lindfield Uniting Church (downstairs hall, corner of Provincial Road and Pacific Highway, Lindfield). If you feel an interest in checking out this lively group and study these helpful and important movements, please contact Dorine on (02) 9880 2911 so you can attend a free trial class. You can see photos, find out more details, or purchase an excellent DVD of this group demonstrating the movements by visiting their Facebook page.