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!
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs introduces a panel to answer viewers’ spiritual questions. This is the fifth episode that is entirely devoted to answering the questions that the audience brings to the table each and every week. Read more
In this week’s episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs examines three complex ideas that work together to answer these questions: the evil tendencies of human beings (keep an eye out for the Latin word proprium), the hemispheres of the brain, and the connection of an infinite God with his finite people. Read more
In this week’s episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs looks into the idea of spiritual energy (comparing it to the energy that human beings get from the sun), converting from a polluting energy source to a clean one, the “energy” of the human soul, and how to maintain a renewable and dependable spiritual energy source. Read more
In this episode, the Swedenborg and Life team takes viewers through an exploration of Swedenborg’s spiritual experiences, comparing the process of physical fermentation to a spiritual, mental, and emotional process called “spiritual fermentation” that tells us about the way we grow and adapt to life spiritually. Read more
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs takes viewers through three conversations between angels about the nature of God, marriage, love, and wisdom according to the written adventures of eighteenth-century philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg.
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, viewers witness a panel of authors, writers, and general life experts talk about the best ways to be a good person in everyday life. Their insights and stories are a great way to invest some time in thinking about the application of lofty spiritual ideas. Read more
Ready to venture into a world of symbols, representations, and correspondences? Starting with Easter symbols like rabbits, eggs, and clothing, then examining details within the story of Jesus’s time on the cross and his resurrection, take a journey through Emanuel Swedenborg’s interpretation of the biblical Easter story. Read more
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs and special guests lead us through an examination of the uses of hell, focusing on the good things that can come from the order within hell and the way the Lord uses it to protect good things in people. Read more
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs and special guests lead viewers through an examination of heaven, looking at the specifics that would be needed to create a heaven on earth, as well as examining the pitfalls of human assumptions about heavenly life. Read more
In this episode of Swedenborg and Life, host Curtis Childs and featured guests take us from the literal story about God destroying all of creation with a flood to a story about God’s still-ongoing efforts to provide us with an ark, thereby saving us from self-destruction. Read more