Emanuel Swedenborg said: “It is clear how dangerous it is on this planet, when spirits speak with people, or people listen to spirits operating in them..." But is there a safe way to talk to spirits? Let's find out! In this episode, host Curtis Childs and co-host Dr. Jonathan Rose explore some of the communications eighteenth-century scientist and mystic Emanuel Swedenborg had with spirits and what he wrote about the upsides and downsides of contacting those in the afterlife.
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The Afterlife / Spiritual World Playlist - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLgtFTXGqZdSlxjw9HGJSUZGGzvCW4lf4a Who was Swedenborg? What should I read? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEa0e8AcS78
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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.