Dreams are a very strange part of our reality. What's the spiritual purpose and source of our dreams? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s mystical explorations and revelations to see if they can help us make sense of our dreams.
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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.
Featured Guest: Ryan Hurd
Ryan is a consciousness researcher and author. He is the founder of DreamStudies.org, a website dedicated to sleep, dreams, and imagination. His books include Dream Like a Boss, Lucid Immersion Guidebook: A Holistic Blueprint for Lucid Dreaming, and Sleep Paralysis: A Guide to Hypnagogic Visions and Visitors of the Night. Ryan is a board member of the International Association for the Study of Dreams and a member of the American Anthropological Association and the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.
Author Site: http://www.RyanHurd.com
Research Site: http://www.DreamStudies.org
References and Free Book Downloads:
Heaven and Hell - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/heaven-hell-nce/
Secrets of Heaven - http://www.swedenborg.com/product/secrets-heaven-1-nce/
Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed
Journal of Dreams - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed
About Emanuel Swedenborg - http://www.swedenborg.com/emanuel-swedenborg/about-life/
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