Swedenborg tells us that it is not God who judges people and send them to either heaven or hell, but rather it is we who judge ourselves. In this book Swedenborg reveals the process by which people confront who they were on earth, discover their true selves, and use that self-knowledge to discover their final home in the afterlife.
An introduction by near-death researcher Dr. Kenneth Ring draws parallels between Swedenborg’s experiences and those of millions of modern people who have had near-death experiences. This book provides a brief but thought-provoking introduction to Swedenborg’s afterlife for those who want to delve deeper into this fascinating subject.
What the World of Spirits is
Each of Us is Inwardly a Spirit
Our Revival from Death
After Death, We Are in a Fully Human Form
We Leave Nothing Behind except Our Earthly Body
What We Are Like after Death
Our First State after Death
Our Second State after Death
Our Third State after Death
It is Not as Hard as People Think It is to Live a Life That Leads to Heaven
Appendix: Children in Heaven
About Emanuel Swedenborg
In one series, the original writings of the universally acknowledged teachers of the Catholic, Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Islamic and Native American traditions have been critically selected, translated and introduced by internationally recognized scholars and spiritual leaders.
The texts are first-rate, and the introductions are informative and reliable. The books will be a welcome addition to the bookshelf of every literate religious persons". -- The Christian Century