The offTheLeftEye YouTube channel explores faith and spirituality through videos which reach a global audience that has grown to include 90,000+ subscribers. Learn about the channel name
Established in 2010, offTheLeftEye started with a collection of pre-produced short videos that introduced Swedenborg’s spiritual philosophies. The channel became part of the Swedenborg Foundation in 2013, the same year they introduced their weekly flagship web series Swedenborg & Life. The series explores concepts from Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century theology and interprets them for a modern-day audience. The show airs Mondays at 8 p.m. Eastern Time.
In December 2018, the team announced a brand-new webcast series called News from Heaven. The new show is designed for people who want to better understand Swedenborg’s thought in his own words. Each week, host Curtis Childs takes a brief section of one of Swedenborg’s works and delves into the meaning behind it, highlighting key concepts and showing how even the most abstract ideas can be put to work in our daily lives. The show airs Thursdays and Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. Eastern time.
The channel is made possible by a dedicated writing and production team who have created hundreds of videos. Creator, producer, and host Curtis Childs joined the Swedenborg Foundation in 2013 because of their mutual interest in using eighteenth-century scientist and spiritual teacher Emanuel Swedenborg writings to deepen and enrich people’s personal faiths and understandings of God.
Dr. Jonathan S. Rose is the series editor of the New Century Edition of Emanuel Swedenborg’s writings and became the co-host of the channel’s flagship webcast Swedenborg & Life in 2017. The team works together and produces and broadcasts their videos from a production studio in Montgomery County, PA.
Thursday February 6 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: How to Get Your Body and Mind Turned Toward Heaven
Saturday February 8 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: Societies of Spirits Operate in Our Mental Imagery
February 10 @ 8:00 pm ET – Good Question! Episode 14
Thursday February 13 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: The Persistence of Evil Spirits in Bringing Evil Upon People
Saturday February 15 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: How to Not Kill (Don’t Be Like the Devil)
February 17 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: Will Life Be Different When You Die?
Thursday February 20 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: There are Three States that We Pass Through After Death
Saturday February 22 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: Our Third State After Death is One of Instruction
February 24 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life LIVE: TBA
Thursday February 27 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: 4 Groups of Angels Discuss God’s Breath
Saturday February 29 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: The State of Married Couples After Death
March 2 @ 8:00 pm ET – Good Question! Episode 15
Thursday March 5 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: The Arrangement of the Heavens and the Hells Underwent Changes Due to Judgments
Saturday March 7 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: Here’s When the Sun Will Go Dark and the Moon Will Not Shed Light
March 9 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: What Happens to Your Mind When You Die?
Thursday March 12 @ 12:30 pm ET – News from Heaven: Dysfunctional Friendships Cause Problems in the Afterlife
Saturday March 14 @ 11:00 am ET – News from Heaven: Heaven Acts Calmly When Spirits Are Storming
March 16 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life LIVE: TBA
This Week’s Episodes
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Explore this life and the next through the uplifting perspectives of eighteenth-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg. Learn more about this series, listen as an audio-only podcast, or read written recaps of our episodes.
Mondays at 8:00 pm ET
Take an annotated journey through Swedenborg’s writings to try to figure out life and the mind. Learn more about this series >
Thursdays at 12:30 pm ET and Saturdays at 11:00 am ET
Snippets of the most compelling content from our longer Swedenborg & Life videos.
Wednesdays at 3:00 pm ET and Fridays at 12:30 pm ET