A Man of the Field

Forming The New Church Mind In Today’s World

Dr. Leon James
Professor of Psychology
University of Hawaii
October 2002

(draft 18b)

email: leon@hawaii.edu

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Table of Contents
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Volume 1  Reformation: The Struggle Against Nonduality

Preface and Introduction

Chapter 1 Absolute Opposition Between Duality and Nonduality

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Chapter 2 Eastern Nonduality in Western Thinking

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Chapter 3 Christian Nonduality

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Chapter 4 New Church Nonduality

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Chapter 5 Overcoming Intellectual Impediments to Reformation and Regeneration

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Chapter 6 Disconfirming Nondualist Propositions In The New Church Mind

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Chapter 7 Key Concepts In the New Church Mind

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Volume 2  Enlightenment : The Spiritual Sense of the Writings

Chapter 1 The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings Demystified

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Chapter 2 The Substitution Technique

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Chapter 3 Theistic Science Revelations in the Writings

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Volume 3  Regeneration: Spiritual Disciplines For Daily Life

Chapter 1 Self-Witnessing Your Life

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Chapter 2 The Doctrine of the Wife

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Chapter 3 Additional Regeneration Disciplines

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Table of Contents
 (all chapters and sections)

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Preface to Volume 1

1. The Writings Are A Divine Scientific Revelation. 4

2. The Writings Are The Lord’s Second Coming. 9

3. Heaven Is Created From Rational Love. 10

4. A Divine Revelation That Surpasses All Others. 11

5. Swedenborg’s Scientific Experiments In The Spiritual World. 13

6. Swedenborg’s Dual Citizenship—Natural And Spiritual 14

7. This Book Is About Regeneration. 16

1. Introduction. 22

2. The Writings in Heaven. 24

3. Spiritual Truths Understood Naturally and Spiritually. 25

4. The Great Battle Of Nonduality Vs. Duality. 26

5. Enlightenment From The Lord. 29

6. A Man of the Field. 30

7. At The Threshold Out Of Hell Into Heaven. 35

8. Cooperation in our Regeneration. 38

9. The Lord’s Relationship to All Religions. 38

10. The Writings As The Exclusive Source For Spiritual Truths. 40

11. Separating Nonduality and Duality in the Mind. 42

12. Reformation by Means of the Writings. 46

13. Old and New Testament From Perspective Of The Writings. 49

14. The Writings Are The Last Revelation. 50

15. The Writings Are For The Rational Mind. 53

16. Anatomy Of Regeneration. 54

17. The Birth Of The Interior-Natural 57

18. Reformation And Regeneration Begin In Early Adulthood. 58

19. Nonduality Fills The Culture Around Us. 60

20. Two Methods For Fighting Nonduality In The Mind. 63

 

Volume 1 Chapter 1

Absolute Opposition Between Duality and Nonduality. 65

1. Introduction. 65

1. Religious Membership Not Required For Salvation. 67

2. Revelation Is Necessary For Spiritual Truths. 68

3. The New Rational Consciousness of God. 70

4. Nonduality is from Self-intelligence. 73

5. Nonduality In The Mind Opposes Regeneration. 77

2. Incompatibility with the Writings. 79

3. Definition of Reality. 80

4. Duality is the only reality. 83

1. The New Age Of The Second Coming. 87

5. The natural and spiritual mind. 88

1. Nonduality Is In The Unregenerate Natural Mind. 91

2. The Spiritual Begins With The Rational 93

3. The Spiritual In The New Testament 95

6. Why nonduality can be attractive. 96

7. Definition of nonduality. 98

 

Volume 1 Chapter 2

Eastern Nonduality in Western Thinking

1. The Writings do not contain any nonduality. 102

1. The Reality Of As-Of Self 106

2. No Overlap Between Nonduality And Duality. 108

3. Appearances Are Real 110

4. The Proprium Is Real 113

2. (to be completed) 114

3. The notion of ”experiencing nonduality” 114

4. “Sacred Tantric Sex” versus Conjugial Love. 116

1. Nonduality Between The Physical And The Spiritual 119

2. Conjugial Sex In Heaven. 122

5. Gurus and Karma. 123

1. Maharishi Mahesh Yogi 124

2. “Supreme Master” Ching Hai 125

3. Hell Is A Choice, Not A Punishment 130

6. (to be completed) 133

7. The Writings are not like other books or systems. 133

1. Rational Versus Corporeal Spirituality. 137

End Notes and References. 140

Acknowledgment 148

About the Author. 148

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 148

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 149

 

Volume 1 Chapter 3

Christian Nonduality

1. Introduction. 3

2. The New Testament does not contain any nonduality. 5

1. Who Runs The Universe: The Divine Father Or The Divine Human?. 6

3. Trinity of Persons versus Unity of Three Aspects in One Person. 9

1. Spiritual Unity Is Different From Nonduality. 11

4. People are saved apart from their religion. 15

1. Everyone Can Be Regenerated. 17

2. Regeneration Leads To Enlightenment 20

5. Mind-Body Nonduality and God-Cosmos Nonduality. 23

1. God Is Separate From Creation. 25

6. Christian Science Nonduality. 27

7. Secular nonduality in Objectivism, Skepticism, and the Aquarian Conspiracy. 28

1. The “Aquarian Conspiracy”. 33

2. The “Celestine Prophecy”. 35

8. Rudolf Steiner’s Christian Occult Science. 38

9. Anti-semitism and Holocaust Theology. 41

1. Tenets Of Holocaust Theology. 43

2. The Victims In The Afterlife. 44

3. The Spiritual Meaning Of Anti-Semitism.. 48

4. The Old Testament’s View Of The Chosen People. 52

5. All Old Testament Details Represent The Lord. 56

6. The Meaning Of “Jews” In The New Church Mind. 57

7. Anti-Semitism Is An Evil Love of the Unregenerate Mind. 58

End Notes and References. 60

Acknowledgment 68

About the Author. 68

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 68

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 69

 

Volume 1 Chapter 4

New Church Nonduality

1. Introduction. 3

2. The Secular Spirituality of Gurdjieff 5

1. Debunking Psychology Concepts. 7

2. Commingling Secular Psychology With New Church Dualism.. 9

3. The secular Swedenborgianism of Henry James, Sr. 12

1. Nondualities In Henry James. 14

4. Spiritual Christianity of Charles Augustus Tulk. 19

1. The Divine Is Accommodated. 22

2. The Story Of Redemption. 24

3. The Dutch Thesis. 27

5. Duality between good and truth. 29

1. When Good And Truth Are Disunited. 31

2. The Duality Or Distinctness Of All Things. 34

6. Psychological Nonduality: Near Death Experiences. 37

1. The Psychomantium.. 41

2. The Unregenerate Natural Mind Is Entirely Nondualist 44

3. Increase In The Number Of NDE Reports. 46

4. NDE As A Medical Phenomenon. 48

5. Theistic Science Research Is Needed. 50

6. The Rational Nature Of Genuine Spiritual Experience. 53

7. Shamanism And Technologies Of The Sacred. 54

1. The New Age And The New Church. 59

2. Communication With Spirits. 62

 

Volume 1 Chapter 5

Overcoming Intellectual Impediments to Reformation and Regeneration

1. Introduction. 65

2. The Rational Is The Entry Way To The Spiritual 66

1. The Genuine Human Being. 68

2. The External and Internal Understanding of Spiritual Ideas. 72

3. Sin And Spiritual Punishment 75

3. Deconstructing Nonduality In Our Mind. 79

1. Acquiring Rational Truths From the Literal Language of the Writings. 81

4. Development From Sensuous Rational Consciousness. 83

1. Rational Spirituality. 85

2. To Love God We Must Understand Him Rationally. 89

3. The Rational Is The Entry Point To The Spiritual 93

4. The Spiritual Power Of Rational Concepts. 94

5. The New Church Mind And Other Religions. 96

1. No Continuity Between Truths And Falsities. 97

6. The Nonduality Of Persuasive Faith. 98

1. Two Types Of Falsities. 100

7. The Doctrine Of Discrete Degrees. 101

1. Knowing About Correspondences. 104

8. The Formation Of The Internal Marriage. 106

1. The Two States Of Marriage. 109

2. Religious Justification For Dominion Over One’s Wife. 111

3. The Wife Is The Will Of Her Husband’s Understanding. 114

4. Taking Dominion Over Women. 115

5. Facing One’s Wife Instead of Turning Away. 117

End Notes and References. 119

Acknowledgment 127

About the Author. 127

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 127

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 128

 

Volume 1 Chapter 6

Disconfirming Nondualist Propositions In The New Church Mind

1. Introduction. 4

1. Only The Writings Have Spiritual Truth. 5

2. The Notion That “Self Is An Illusion” 8

3.The Notion That ”All Great Religions Are Equivalent” 8

1. The Lord’s New Revelation Regarding All Religions. 11

4. The Notion That “Meditation Is Spiritual” 13

5. (to be completed)

6. The Notion That “We Are Already Perfect” 16

7. The Notion That “Being One With Nature Is Spiritual” 16

8. The Notion Of “Unconditional Love” 17

1. Spiritual Events In The Inner Mind. 19

2. Everyone Is Born Into The Slavery Of An Addiction. 21

3. Good Loves And Genuine Truths. 23

4. What’s Wrong With Unconditional Self-acceptance. 25

5. Spiritual Dualities From the Writings Are To Be Loved And Lived. 27

6. Shunning Evils As Sins. 29

7. What Is Loving The Neighbor?. 31

8. What About Self-Esteem?. 33

9. A Poisonous Serpent And Cockatrice. 35

9. The New Church View On Forgiveness. 36

1. Forgiveness Is Always Granted Immediately by the Lord. 38

10. The Secular View On Forgiveness. 40

11. The Christian View On Forgiveness. 42

1. Evil Returns To The Evil 45

2. Willing And Thinking According To The Letter 48

 

Volume 1 Chapter 7

Key Concepts In the New Church Mind

1. Introduction

1. New Church Education. 50

2. Teaching Integrated Concepts. 54

3. A Few Key Concepts From The Writings. 59

2. Discrete Degrees In Successive And Simultaneous Order 60

1. Ghosts, Vampires, Aliens, “Energies” And “Vibrations”. 61

2. “After The Completion Of This Book”. 64

3.The Idea of “As-of Self” 66

1. The Source Of Evil 70

4. The Idea of “Salvation is by Means Only” 70

5. The Idea of “Conjugial Love” 72

1. Achieving An Internal Union. 74

2. Discrete and Reciprocal Relationship Between Man And Woman. 77

3. Conjugial Love Vs. Pornography And Adultery. 77

4. The Fire Of That Organ. 79

5. Casting Out Unchaste Love. 81

6. Pornography Is Adultery. 83

6. The Mind Is In The Spiritual World. 84

1. The Corporeal Sensuous Mind Tends Toward Hell 86

2. Only Rational Loves Exist In Heaven. 88

3. Revelation Of Interior Rational Truths. 90

4. Where The Spirit Is. 95

5. Genuine Images and Maps Of The Spiritual World. 97

7. The Vertical Community: Spiritual Influx From Heaven And Hell 99

1. We Are Created Dual Citizens In Two Worlds. 101

2. A More Effective Self-Management Technique. 104

3. Spirituality Is Not Visible In The Letter 106

4. Spirituality Reenters The Human Race. 108

5. Hearing But Not Understanding. 109

6. Spiritual Meaning Of Parables. 111

7. Building Up Spiritual Doctrine In Our Mind. 113

8. The Idea of “Earths in the Universe” 115

1. The Lord Would Not Want To Mislead Us. 117

End Notes and References. 120

Acknowledgment 128

About the Author. 128

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 128

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 129

 

Volume 2 Chapter 1

The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings Demystified

1. Introduction. 11

2. A Diagram Showing The Formation Of The New Church Mind. 16

3. The Operation Of Reformation, Enlightenment, Regeneration. 17

4. The Nine Installation Steps. 20

5. Doctrine Is The Reception Of Spiritual Information Packets. 25

6. Biology Of The Spiritual Doctrine. 25

7. Diagram Of The Discrete Levels In The Mind and the Writings. 27

8. The Spiritual Doctrine is Heaven and the Lord In Us. 29

9. Why The Spiritual Doctrine In Our Mind Must Be A Divine Doctrine. 33

10. Objections To The Divine Doctrine In Our Mind. 36

11. The Spiritual Doctrine In The Mind Must Be Proven By The Letter 39

12. Man Enters Heaven Through The Church. 41

13. Demystifying The Divinity Of The Spiritual Doctrine. 44

14. The Divine Rational Cannot Be Approached In The Letter 46

15. Examples Of Enlightenment In Everyday Circumstances. 49

16. Surface Meaning And Underlying Meaning Of Sentences. 51

17. The Divinity Of The Spiritual Sense We Extract From The Letter 57

18. The Spiritual Sense Of Ecclesiastical And Civil Government 61

19. Anatomy Diagram Of The Spiritual Doctrine in the Mind. 62

20. The Difference Between The Spiritual Sense And The Spiritual Doctrine. 65

21. The Physiology Of Spiritual Enlightenment 66

22. Enlightenment Is Not A Mysterious Process. 71

23. Spiritual-Rational Meditations. 75

24. The Internal Meaning Of Music And Art 79

25. The Difference Between Natural And Spiritual Language. 82

26. The Spiritual Doctrine Cannot Be Used For Politics And Morality. 84

27. “Within The Natural” Vs. “In The Natural.”. 85

28. Spiritual Topics Vs. Spiritual Meanings. 87

29. Diagram Of Natural Vs. Spiritual Understanding Of The Writings. 88

30. The Divinity Of The Spiritual Doctrine. 92

31. The Substitution Technique For Teaching The Spiritual Doctrine. 96

32. The Correspondence Technique For Teaching The Spiritual Doctrine. 99

33. The Dangers Of Remaining In The Letter OF the Writings. 103

34. The Doctrinals Taught In The Church Are In a Natural Language. 107

35. The Fear of the Divinity of Doctrine in Our Understanding. 110

36. The Lord Is Divine Doctrine. 113

37. Human Understanding Is Not Divine Doctrine. 115

38. Human Statements Are Not Divine. 116

39. The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings Must Not Be Denied. 118

40. Protecting The Church From False Doctrines And Heresies. 120

41. The Infinite is Contained Within The Finite. 124

42. The Spiritual Sense Explained By Rational Correspondences. 125

43. The Secret Of Extracting The Spiritual Sense Of The Writings. 130

44. Regeneration Is By The Spiritual Sense. 132

45. The Spiritual Sense Is Also A Correspondence. 134

46. Enlightenment Is The Only Way To See The Spiritual Sense. 138

47. Lower And Higher Correspondences. 140

48. Newcomers To The World Of Spirits. 141

49. The Divine Doctrine is Unique With Each Individual 145

50. “Nunc Licet” The Flagpole Of The New Church Mind. 149

51. The Three Steps Of Deriving Doctrine From The Writings. 154

52. Without Doctrine The Writings Is Not Understood. 160

53. Conjunction With The Lord By Means Of The Internal Sense. 162

54. Why Be Concerned With The Internal Sense Of The Writings. 166

55. Summary Of The Doctrine That The Writings Have A Spiritual Sense. 171

End Notes and References. 178

Acknowledgment 188

About the Author. 188

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 188

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 189

Printing Note: Access the .doc format files here: 189

Access Volume 1 and 3 online: 189

 

Volume 2 Chapter 2

The Substitution Technique

1. Introduction. 3

2. OT And NT Through The Perspective Of The Writings. 7

3. The Daily Study Of The Writings Is Necessary For Regeneration. 8

4. Without The Spiritual Sense We Fall Into New Church Idolatries. 11

5. The Substitution Technique For Dualities In The Writings. 13

6. Will And Understanding. 14

7. Cross/Parallels And Within-Parallels. 19

8. Reading The Writings As The Word. 20

9. Rational Understanding Of Spiritual Things. 23

10. Enhancing The Base Of Knowledge About The Writings. 25

11. The Letter Of The Writings Has Been Preserved. 27

12. An Example Of Spiritual Mathematics In The Writings. 29

End Notes and References. 35

Acknowledgment 45

About the Author. 45

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 45

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 46

 

Volume 2 Chapter 3

Theistic Science Revelations in the Writings

1. Introduction. 3

2. Swedenborg’s Scientific Dualism.. 6

3. The Notion That The Writings Contain Outdated Science. 8

4. Dual Concepts in the Writings. 11

5. Scientific Revelations in the Writings. 13

6. Sensuous And Rational Content In The Writings. 15

7. A Spiritual Sensuous Consciousness. 17

8. External And Interior Theistic Science. 18

9. The Writings “Are Founded” On Theistic Science. 24

10. Diagram of “Scientifics” And “Doctrinal Matters”. 29

11. Literal And Spiritual Senses Are Both True And Accurate. 35

12. Spiritual Parallelism Between The Lord, The Writings, And Our Mind. 42

13. Enlightenment By Rational Consciousness of Spiritual Correspondences. 48

14. The Divine Rational Is Within The Divine Natural Of The Writings. 51

15. Why The Interior-Natural Is Called Spiritual-Natural 55

16. Anatomy Of The External Natural Mind. 56

17. Individual Regeneration Recapitulates Spiritual History Of The Race. 63

18. The Use Of The Priesthood For Religious Life. 65

19. Swedenborg's Scientific Works. 70

20. Led By The Lord Since His Early Education. 76

21. Principles For The True Science. 78

22. Overcoming Objections To Theistic Science. 81

23. The External Rational And The Interior Rational 85

24. Theistic Science And Religion. 86

25. Theistic Science And Regeneration. 89

26. Regeneration By Sensuous Vs. Rational Consciousness. 92

27. Evolution Of Consciousness In The Human Race. 95

28. Diagram Of The Elevation Of Consciousness In The Human Race. 98

29. Spiritual Psychology and History. 100

30. Chart of Spiritual Psychology and History. 104

31. The Perizonius Thesis. 105

32. Enlightenment Is Not Sufficient For Salvation. 116

33. The Level Of Consciousness In Representatives And Significatives. 119

34. Scientific Observations Of Spiritual Facts. 126

35. The Science Of Spiritual Anatomy. 127

End Notes and References. 135

Acknowledgment 145

About the Author. 145

Titles for the Abbreviated Citations in the Book. 145

Full Text Free Online Access to All Swedenborg’s Writings: 146

 

Volume 3 Chapter 1

Self-Witnessing Your Life

1. Introduction: The Spiritual Dimension Within The Natural 9

1. The Inherited Self Vs. The Innate Idea Of God. 10

2. What Is Being Regenerated? – The Proprium.. 13

3. No Yoga In The Church Hall?. 16

4. How The Spiritual Can Be Approached. 17

5. Regeneration Requires Rational Consciousness. 21

6. The Two Phases Of Regeneration. 23

7. Turning A Moral Discipline Into Spiritual 26

8. If I’m A Good Man, Why Do I Need To Be Regenerated?. 28

9. The Physical Body Hides The Spiritual Devil Within. 29

10. Spiritual Insanity Chains Us To Hell 30

11. Spiritual Sanity Is To Return To God And To The Word. 34

12. Macro-Behaviors Are Regenerated By Means Of Micro-Behaviors. 36

13. Self-Witnessing Our Micro-Behaviors. 37

14. Overlap Between The Mind And The Spiritual World. 40

15. The Mind And The Brain. 42

16. Controlling Influx. 44

17. Metanoid Self-Witnessing. 44

18. Enlightenment From The Letter Of The Writings. 48

19. Regeneration Disciplines Are Spiritual 49

20. Innumerable Things In Every Evil 53

21. Relationship Between Interior Evils And Exterior. 57

22. Do We Need To Confess Our Sins?. 58

23. Without Self-Monitoring Our Evils Cannot Be Removed. 62

24. Six-Phased Process of Removing Evils. 66

25. Conditions That Prevent Removing Evils. 67

26. “To Give No Thoughts To Sins”. 69

27. “What Have I To Do With This”. 71

28. Five Summary Steps In Regeneration. 74

2. Snatching Things From Sudden Memory. 75

1. What Makes Our Life Moments Spiritual 77

2. The Most Ancients Prior To The Split-Brain Evolution. 81

3. Self-Witnessing Sudden Memory As A Spiritual Discipline. 85

4. Filled With Blasphemous Thoughts And Curiosities. 88

5. The Natural Mind Must Be Compelled To Realign Itself 92

3. Conscience And Temptations Are The Methods Of Regeneration. 96

1. Creating More And More Angels. 98

2. External And Internal Methods Of Cooperation. 100

4.The remains of good and truth in the afterlife. 104

5.The Regeneration Of The Threefold Self: Willing, Thinking, And Acting Out 107

1. Self-Examination: Monitoring The Threefold Self 109

2. Keeping Track Of The Motives We Have. 112

3. The Agony And Ecstasy Of Regeneration. 114

4. Head In Heaven, Feet In Hell 116

5. Seeing The Ugly Scary Proprium.. 118

6. Regeneration Is By Spiritual-Rational Correspondences. 121

7. Teachings Regarding Doctrine And The Spiritual Sense. 124

End Notes and References. 128

 

Volume 3 Chapter 2

The Doctrine of the Wife

1. Introduction: Subduing The External Man. 7

1. Discounting Our Wife’s Opinion Relative To Our Own. 10

2. The Doctrine of the Wife. 12

1. A Philosophy Of Action Or Spiritual Discipline. 15

2. Men’s Resistance To Conjugial Love. 16

3. Conjugial Commandments In The Writings. 19

4. Commitment To Conjugial Unity. 22

5. The Four-Step Conjoining Process. 23

6. Leon’s Story. 26

7. The Husband’s Spiritual Dependence On The Wife. 31

3. The Unregenerate Husband. 31

1. The Appearance Of Eve. 34

2. External Reformation Vs. Internal Regeneration. 35

3. Leave Mother and Father And Cleave To The Wife. 37

4. Becoming An Interior Man. 38

5. Proving The Doctrine of the Wife and Rule 1. 40

6. External And Internal Marriage. 45

7. Heresies Regarding The Husband's Wisdom.. 47

8. Feminine Love Within Which Is Masculine Wisdom.. 53

9. The Role Of The Wife In The Husband's Wisdom.. 56

10. Inventory Of Confessions For Husbands. 58

11. Six-Step Process For Removing Our Evils. 63

12. The Marriage Of Good And Truth. 66

13. Shunning Sins, Doing Good, And Performing Uses. 69

14. To Detest Evils And Sins. 72

4. The surrendered wife vs. the surrendered husband. 76

1. The Surrendered Husband is The Ideal Elevated Man. 78

2. The Self-Entrapment of Male Intelligence. 80

3. Who Is Going To Do The Bills?. 84

4. The Spiritual Physiology Of Marriage. 85

5. Her Heaven, Not His. 92

6. Divine Truth Within Which Is Divine Love. 94

7. Is The Surrendered Husband Feminized?. 98

8. The Conjoint Mind Is Both Masculine And Feminine. 98

5. Rule 1: The Regeneration Discipline Of Acting From The Wife. 101

1. Achieving Internal Union. 102

2. I’m Commanded To Not Disagree With Her. 109

6. Giving Up Male Prerogatives As Contrary To Conjugial Unity. 110

7. The Equity Model Versus The Unity Model Of Marriage. 114

8. The Spiritual Discipline Of Sweetheart Rituals. 121

1. Sweethearts Spend All Their Time Together. 125

2. The Commandment Of Conjugial Simulation. 128

9. Conjugial Intimacy Disciplines. 130

10. Overcoming Threats To Sweetheart Rituals. 135

11. How To Avoid Turning Cold Against The Wife. 138

1. The Fallacy That Men Want Sex More Than Women. 140

12. Spiritual Psychobiology Of The Conjoint Self 143

1. Conjugial Husbands Are Loyal To The Wife. 146

13. The Regeneration Discipline Of Conjugial Massage. 150

1. Sensorimotor Memory. 151

2. The Sensuous Mind Turns Itself Away From The Rational 152

3. Creation Of The Natural-Rational Mind. 155

4. The Weekly Massage Routine. 156

5. The Masculine And Feminine Mind. 160

14. The Regeneration Discipline of Heaven On Wheels. 162

1. Becoming A Reformed Driver. 163

2. Meeting My Master. 166

3. What Is Repentance. 167

4. Driving Like The Lord Is My Passenger. 168

5. The Conjugial Discipline Of Partnership Driving. 171

15. The spiritual discipline of shopping together 172

16. Wife takes precedence over the children. 178

1. The Parenting Relationship Is Temporary And External 180

2. Moses, Paul, And Swedenborg Phases Of Marriage. 184

3. Blood-Love For Children Is Spiritually Hurtful 187

17. The spiritual discipline of metanoid television watching. 190

1. Teaching The Metanoid Self-Witnessing Technique. 193

18. Summary of anti-absorption techniques. 196

End Notes and References. 201

 

Volume 3 Chapter 3

Additional Regeneration Disciplines

1. Kitchen Disciplines. 3

2. Laundry And Housecleaning Disciplines. 4

3. Daily Disciplines Of Studying The Writings. 4

4. Monitoring What’s In My Mind. 4

5. Monitoring What’s On My Face. 5

6. Monitoring What Are My Eyes Doing. 8

7. Holding In Your Stomach. 10

8. Conjugial Grooming Rituals. 15

9. The Discipline Of Junk E-Mail 16

10. How To Handle Junk Phone Calls. 18

11. The Spiritual Discipline Of Eating Half-Portions. 20

12. Arrival And Departure Rituals With The Wife. 22

13. The Spiritual Discipline Of Colon Cleansing. 24

14. Acknowledging The Lord’s Co-Presence. 28

15. Talking To The Lord Is To Apply The Letter To The Letter. 31

16. Rational Consciousness Of The Lord Now Conjoins. 34

17. Rational Consciousness From Applying The Letter To The Letter. 35

18. So Far As The Lord Is Present, So Far He Speaks With The Man. 37

19. Cleanliness And Health Disciplines. 40

20. Not Detachment, But Right Attachments. 41

21. Self-worth, Self-esteem, Self-efficacy. 43

22. Remains Are The Cornerstone of Self-worth. 44

23. Shunning The Rage-Depression Spin Cycle. 46

End Notes and References. 47

 


About the Author

The author, Dr. Leon James, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Hawaii. His Web site and information on his professional background is located here: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy/leon.html

A briefer related article based on this book:
Out Of Egypt Have I Called My Son: Teaching the Scientifics of the Internal Sense of the Writings 1. By the Substitution Technique 2. By Diagramming. Available here:
www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/egypt.htm

A directory of articles and books by Leon James, with full text access is available here: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy/leonarticles.html

For comments and questions, I welcome your email:  leon@hawaii.edu 

The Web address of the latest version of this document is:

 www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/nonduality.html

Some recent articles and books:

Theistic Psychology: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/theistic

Out of Egypt: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/egypt.htm

Bryn Athyn Visit: www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/brynathyn.html

New Church Education With Dualist Concepts
www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/newchurch-education.html

Moses, Paul, and Swedenborg www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy/instructor/gloss/moses.html

Spiritual Psychology:  www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/spiritual-psychology.html

The Mental Technology of Self-Witnessing for Regeneration
www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/nc-self-witnessing.htm

Leon James Home Page www.soc.hawaii.edu/leonj/leonj/leonpsy/leon.html

email: leon@hawaii.edu