The first state of man after death

Emmanual Swedenborg, in his book, Heaven and it’s Wonders and Hell, says (in the chapter sharing the same name as this blog post):

There are three states that man passes through after death before he enters either heaven or hell.  The first state is the state of his exteriors, the second state the state of his interiors, and the third his state of preparation.  These states man passes through in the world of spirits.

Swedenborg isn’t always easy to understand.  But somehow this seems appropriate to the subject matter of today’s story.

April 10 — Mortal Sin

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