Emanuel Swedenborg - Spirits Quotes
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When someone's body can no longer perform its functions in the natural world in response to the thoughts and affections of its spirit, then we say that the individual has died. This happens when the lungs' breathing and the heart's systolic motion have ceased. The person, though, has not died at all. We are only separated from the physical nature that was useful to us in the world. The essential person is actually still alive.
We all have spirits present with us who are feeling the way we are.
The life of any one can by no means be changed after death; an evil life can in no wise be converted into a good life, or an infernal into an angelic life: because every spirit, from head to foot, is of the character of his love, and therefore, of his life; and to convert this life into its opposite, would be to destroy the spirit utterly.