Our Life After Death

Our life after death

In his classic Heaven and Hell, Swedenborg takes the reader on a journey through the afterlife, describing the spiritual world in intricate detail. Our Life after Death is a collection of writings from that volume that focus specifically on what happens to us as we cross over and what we experience as new souls in the world of spirits, where we prepare to find our soul’s permanent home.

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 more information please visit the Swedenborg website

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Swedenborg Says . . .

When we die, we simply move from one world into another.

Heaven and Hell #445


There is an intimate connection between the angelic heaven and the human race. They depend on each other, and heaven without people on earth would be like a house without a foundation.

Heaven and Hell #304


Almost all the people who arrive from this world are as astonished as they can be to find that they are alive and that they are just as human as ever.

Heaven and Hell #456


Absolutely everything [in heaven] appears in its loveliest springtime and its loveliest bloom, with stunning magnificence and variety.

Secrets of Heaven #1622


[In the afterlife] kindred souls gravitate toward each other spontaneously, as it were, for with each other they feel as if they were with their own family … when they are with kindred souls, they enjoy the fullest freedom and find life totally delightful.

Heaven and Hell #44

Review & Commentary

  • Dave

    When will mainstream Church realize that there is no such place eternal hell with everlasting fires? There is no such place as eternal heaven either. See afterdeath.info for more.

  • Josephine

    Thank you for your website – I read Spong a while back. I have found the reading a real relief. Is there anything in Adelaide CBD or South Australia that is progressive apart from books that have been written by Swedenborg and Spong.