Right: Library speaker Jerry Leitner discusses the gospel of Mary Magdala, a Common Ground program, in October. Due to its size, the group gathered in James Parlor, on the second floor of 77 W. Washington St. for this program. 

Events & Programs

Programs at the Swedenborg Library are open to the public. Aside from the Common Ground programs, for which we collect a fee for Common Ground, we appreciate whatever free will offering you would like to make for your attendance. 
Next Book Group Discussion: Intuition on Demand
Wednesday, December 6, 2017  - 2-3:30 pm
Join a discussion on improving your intuition skills, as we discuss Lisa K.'s "Intuition On Demand."  Copies are available on loan from the Swedenborg Library. In her book, Lisa provides a step-by-step technique that can easily be applied to any situation and can be built upon through clear exercises.

Here is some of what she covers in the book:
• Discover the intuition development map and why most people get stuck at step one.
• Learn Lisa’s signature Intuition On Demand technique that is concrete, easy to follow and works immediately.
• Build your toolkit of intuition methods to use in business, romance, health and wellness and other situations.
• Learn the common myths about intuition and how to overcome the intuition mistakes they cause.
• Find out ways to re-program your thinking mind to become more intuitive so you can use it in any situation and have your intuition “on” all the time.

We'll discuss the techniques Lisa covers in her book, and our own intuitive experience. 
From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Brimming with humor, a glittering cast of characters, and one beautifully rendered scene after another, this singular novel casts a spell as it relates the count’s endeavor to gain a deeper understanding of what it means to be a man of purpose.

Date & Time: Wednesday afternoon, December 6, 2-3:30 pm
Location: Swedenborg Library, 17th floor, 
77 W. Washington St., Chicago.
Fee: None. Copies of the book are available from the Swedenborg Library on loan. 
The Swedenborg Library is the downtown Chicago satellite for COMMON GROUND. Originally conceived as a forum for ecumenical talks on religious topics, Common Ground's offerings have expanded to include a wide array of spiritual, cultural, economic, and history programs. Common Ground celebrated its 41st anniversary in 2016. For information on its programs held in suburban Deerfield, Illinois and other locations, visit: COMMON GROUND

The dates for upcoming Common Ground programs at the Swedenborg Library are listed below: 
Common Ground
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2017 /   7-9 PM
Adam and Eve and Us, with Jerry Leitner

Genesis 2-3 tells the story of a god, a man, a woman, a snake, and a prohibition. Over time, this simple origin myth becomes a driving force behind the West's view of male/female relationships, human sinfulness, humanity's control over nature, sexuality, and the ceaseless desire to regain Paradise lost. This talk examines how the story of Adam and Eve deeply affects Western culture and shapes the way we think about ourselves. 

: Dixon Chapel, 2nd floor,  77 W. Washington St. (at Clark) in Chicago. 

Fee: $10 collected at the door, payable to Common Ground. 

Join us for refreshments prior to the program, at 6 pm.

Jerrol Leitner holds M.A.s in Theology and English. He is recently retired from forty years of teaching.