Swedenborg & Life

Featured on our offTheLeftEye YouTube channelSwedenborg & Life is a weekly web series that explores life and death through the uplifting perspectives of eighteenth-century spiritual philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg. Each week, hosts Curtis Childs and Jonathan Rose from the Swedenborg Foundation examine an intriguing new topic from Swedenborg’s afterlife explorations, which could include anything from Bible interpretations to modern near-death experiences and more. Tune in every Monday night at 8 p.m. ET, or catch up now by watching our most recent episodes below.

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Schedule of Upcoming Episodes

All episodes premiere Monday nights at 8:00 pm ET

January 20 @ 8:00 pm ET – Good Question!

January 27 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: Will Your Body Look the Same When You Die?

February 17 @ 8:00 pm ET – Swedenborg & Life: Will Life Be Different When You Die?

This Week’s Episode

Watch on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. ET by tuning in to our YouTube channel. Not available then? Subscribe to offTheLeftEye and save episodes to your Watch Later list by clicking the “+Add to” button.

The Gates to Heaven and Hell – Swedenborg & Life Live

Aired Monday January 13, at 8 p.m. ET

Are the gates to heaven and hell there to limit who has access? Are there even really gates? We dig into the symbolism of gates, how heaven and hell flow into our minds, and how we can help to open the “gate” of heaven in ourselves and our world.

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Previous Episodes

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What Does It Feel Like to Die? – Swedenborg & Life

Aired Monday January 6, at 8 p.m. ET

We explore the nature of the dying process and the divine principles of love, order, and continuity active within it, drawing from Swedenborg’s first-hand account of being taken through the process while still alive and Dr. Mary C. Neal’s account of her near-death experience.

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The 10 Commandments: What Honoring Father and Mother Really Means – Swedenborg & Life Live

Aired Monday December 16, at 8 p.m. ET

The commandment about honoring your father and mother may seem fairly straightforward but when you learn the layers of spiritual meaning within it, its relevance expands to much more than respecting your parents.

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About Swedenborg & Life

Host Curtis Childs from the Swedenborg Foundation and featured guests explore topics from Swedenborg’s eighteenth-century writings about his spiritual experiences and afterlife explorations and discuss how they relate to modern-day life and death in a lighthearted and interactive live webcast format.
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About offTheLeftEye

When we wake up in heaven, Swedenborg tells us, angels roll a covering from off of our left eye so that we can see everything in a spiritual light. The offTheLeftEye YouTube channel uses an array of educational and entertaining video formats to look at life and death through an uplifting spiritual lens.
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