Emanuel Swedenborg

Remembering William James

By Michael E. Tymn

The nineteenth century was a time of deep “soul-searching.” However, it was not soul-searching in the usual sense of deciding on the right course of action; it was a search for the soul itself. In the wake of the Ages of Reason and En­lightenment, people, particularly the educated, began to seriously doubt that such an immaterial essence existed. The dogma and doctrine of orthodox religion which had previously been accepted as gospel had come under siege by ra­tional men. Then, beginning in 1859, Darwinism seemed…

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As Above So Below

By Patrick Marsolek

Our exploration of the universe arises from our singular experience of being in a physical body. Our spirituality, mathematics, physics, medicine, and science are all colored and informed by the capacities of our body. Modern science and medicine have achieved great understanding of our bodies, but in some ways, both are only scratching the surface of the physical body’s complexity and its relationships. There are the more intangible qualities of emotion, consciousness, and subtle energies that accompany the human physical experience that mechanistic science has…

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Are We Our Own Tailors?

By Michael E. Tymn

“Can you fancy seeing me in white robes? Mind, I didn’t care for them at first, and I wouldn’t wear them. Just like a fellow gone to a country where there is a hot climate—an ignorant fellow, not knowing what he is going to; it’s just like that. He may make up his mind to wear his own clothes a little while, but he will soon be dressing like the na­tives.” So stated Raymond Lodge, the son of Sir Oliver and Lady Lodge on November…

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