The book of Revelation starts with a vision and ends with a vision, both portraying a heavenly mindset with God at the center. How can we take those uplifting visions for the future of humanity and find ways to live them every day? In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore the inner meaning eighteenth-century scientist and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg uncovered in the Bible during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world. Join in as they go through the first chapter of the book of Revelation to explore the spiritual meaning of the vision and the symbolism of the seven stars and seven lampstands that John saw.
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Curtis Childs is the digital media producer at the Swedenborg Foundation, a nonprofit organization whose goal is to spread eighteenth-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 show that focuses on spiritual and societal topics such as the afterlife, angels and spirits, near-death experiences, faith, and more.