The Philosophical and Theosophical Roots of Ancient Aliens
By Derek P. Gilbert, Host of SkyWatch TV
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The materialist ideals of the Greeks manifested in the rejection of a supernatural source for the Bible. And, the argument went, if those books were not inspired, then the words in them were free to be reinterpreted or discarded based on human reason.
Likewise, supernatural experiences were open to interpretation based on human wisdom, without being filtered through comparison to the Word of God. This resulted in the odd mix of science and spiritism that is the legacy of Emanuel Swedenborg, an 18th century Swedish scientist, philosopher, and mystic. He was undoubtedly brilliant, but sometimes the brilliant are blinded by their own light.
Swedenborg’s theology encompasses the following concepts:
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