Did you miss an episode and want to quickly catch up, or do you simply prefer reading instead of watching? Check out our collection of written episode recaps, featuring can’t-miss moments from episodes of our weekly webcast series Swedenborg & Life. Browse all of our written recaps by date and topic below.
As of mid-April 2020, we will not be adding new recaps to this archive, in preparation for a dedicated offTheLeftEye website, launching summer 2020. We’re excited to serve our community with this new resource as soon as possible!
Our philosophically-minded panel is here to (try to!) answer your questions about God, existence, religion, spirituality, the afterlife, and more. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests provide insights into questions from viewers with the help of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg’s spiritual writings. Read more
In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what eighteenth-century Christian mystic and philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg discovered during his mystical explorations of the spiritual world about the value of religious diversity. Read more
In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests delve into the spiritual truths that correspond with the locusts, red dragon, first beast, and cherubim described in Revelation. Read more
In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests discuss how God can lead to true liberation from the prisons of earthly pleasures and rational minds. So how can we take full advantage of our freedom and make the right choices? Read more
In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore Swedenborg’s discoveries about numbers, the spiritual world, and the very nature of meaning. We’ll look at every number from 1 to 12 and dig deep into how they can relate to biblical truths—and the sequence of our lives. Read more
Nobody loves their daily commute. Even on vacation, we complain about airports or seasickness. When it comes to everyday annoyances, it’s hard to beat the frustration of travel. So does that change in the afterlife? Just as the natural world has laws that it must follow, the spiritual world has its own unique physics and possibilities. In this episode, host Curtis Childs and featured guests explore what Swedenborg discovered about moving through the spiritual realm—and what it means for life on Earth. Read more
Every day, incredibly powerful beings wage war on evil to protect us. They have unique abilities, work in teams, and fight solely for the greater good. These aren’t comic book superheroes—they’re real-life angels. It’s hard to talk about angels without talking about power, but exactly how powerful are angels? What can they really do—and why don’t they do more? In this episode, host Curtis Childs takes a look at Swedenborg’s experiences with these beautiful, powerful, loving beings. Read more
Before his near-death experience (NDE) in 1985, Howard Storm was a passionate atheist. His visit to hell, encounter with Jesus, and visions of heaven transformed him so completely that he became a pastor and authored two books: My Descent into Death and Lessons Learned. In this episode, host Curtis Childs speaks with him about his experiences and where they overlap with those of Emanuel Swedenborg. What can these encounters with death teach us about life? Read more
With all the wars, abuse of power, and corruption it can breed, many are left to wonder if religion should exist at all. If religion was initially formed to help people come together in community to learn about the spiritual principles that lead to love and common good, then when did it go so wrong? In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs and featured guests guide us through Swedenborg’s claim that an answer lies within the one of the most famous ancient architectural stories within the Old Testament of the Bible—the building of the Tower of Babel. Read more
Throughout this live episode, the Swedenborg and Life team uses social psychology, celestial thought patterns, and the idea of the microcosm emulating the macrocosm to try and to correct the human habit of seeing other people as inconsequential, disposable, or adversarial. The episode ends by providing three simple ways to love everyone. Read more