Spiritually transformative experiences, near-death experiences, and out-of-body experiences. What can these phenomena teach us about this life and the next? In this episode, host Curtis Childs guides us through 18th-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s explorations of the afterlife to see what they reveal about the benefits of spiritual world awareness.
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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.
Graham Nicholls, author and OBE specialist: http://grahamnicholls.com/
Read an in-depth interview with Nicholls: http://www.swedenborg.com/interview-with-graham-nicholls/?utm_source=youtube&utm_medium=interview&utm_content=sept4&utm_campaign=SAL
Dr. Erica Hyatt, psychotherapist and Bryn Athyn College professor
Richard Smoley, author of The Dice Game of Shiva: How Consciousness Creates the Universe: http://www.innerchristianity.com/
References and Free Book Downloads:
Spiritual Experiences - https://archive.org/details/emanuelswedenbor00swed
Who was Emanuel Swedenborg? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78
Was Swedenborg Crazy? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K_ZP30NFYf8
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