What happens to children when they die? We’re covering Swedenborg’s beautifully detailed vision of the afterlife here. In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through eighteenth-century spiritual explorer Emanuel Swedenborg’s written accounts of the afterlife. In Swedenborg’s book Heaven and Hell, he details how children look, behave, and grow in love and wisdom in heaven.
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Read a recap of this episode here - http://www.swedenborg.com/children-in-heaven/
Additional resources for those who are dealing with loss:
Hello From Heaven - after-death.com http://www.after-death.com/Pages/Books/List.aspx?category=Hello%20From%20Heaven
Grieving for the Sibling You Lost by Erica Goldblatt Hyatt - http://www.amazon.com/Grieving-Sibling-You-Lost-Solutions/dp/1626252491/
The Compassionate Friends, providing grief support after the death of a child - https://www.compassionatefriends.org/home.aspx
Swedenborg’s chapter on Children in Heaven from his book Heaven and Hell - http://www.swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/writings/short-excerpts-and-downloads/children-in-heaven/
Nobody Dies: Reflections on Living by Donnette Alfelt - http://www.amazon.com/Nobody-Dies-Reflections-Donnette-Alfelt/dp/B017E4GEQS/
Journal for Grief and Healing by Donnette Alfelt - http://www.amazon.com/Journal-Grief-Healing-When-Someone/dp/1936665190/
Marilynn Hughes's website to "Reduce Spiritual Hunger Worldwide" - http://www.outofbodytravel.org
Swedenborg and Life is brought to you by The Swedenborg Foundation--a 501(C)(3) nonprofit, independent, educational organization for spiritual growth. http://www.swedenborg.com
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Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed
Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78
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Who’s the Host?
Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s timeless message of hope to all. While obtaining his degree in communication studies from Oakland University, Curtis experienced an internal battle with depression that led him to question God, existence, and his lifelong interest in Swedenborgian theology. After a period of intense suffering, he recovered from his depression with the help of modern medicine, therapy, and a return to the spiritually uplifting messages he found in Swedenborg’s writings. Now, Curtis is applying his education and desire to help others find peace through Swedenborg’s insights by producing and hosting a weekly webcast called Swedenborg and Life on the offTheLeftEye YouTube channel. Each week, Curtis and his behind-the-scenes team pour their talents and passions into creating a new episode for a worldwide audience that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, overcoming worldly issues, and more.