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Lord, in order that He may lead them to do the latter, 525.

PREDICATES.--A subject without predicates is also an entity which has no
existence in reason (_ens nullius rationis_), 66.

PREDICATIONS are made by a man according to his rational light, 485.
Predications of four degrees of adulteries, 485 and following.
Difference between predications, charges of blame, and imputations, 485.

PRELATES, why the, of the church have given the pre-eminence to faith,
which is of truth, above charity, which is of good, 126.

PREPARATION for heaven or for hell, in the world of spirits, has for its
end that the internal and external may agree together and make one, and
not disagree and make two, 48*.

PRESENCE.--The origin or cause of presence in the spiritual world, 171.
Man is receptible of the Lord's presence, and of conjunction with Him.
To come to Him, causes presence, and to live according to His
commandments, causes conjunction, 341. His presence alone is without
reception, but presence and conjunction together are with reception,
341. The truth of faith constitutes the Lord's presence, 72.

PRESERVATION is perpetual creation, 86. Whence arises perpetual
preservation, 85.

PRETENDER.--Every man who is not interiorly led by the Lord is a
pretender, a sycophant, a hypocrite, and thereby an apparent man, and
yet not a man, 267.

PRIEST, chief, of a society in heaven, 266.

PRIMARY.--What is first in respect to end, is first in the mind and its
intention, because it is regarded as primary, 98. Things primary exist,
subsist, and persist, from things ultimate, 44.

PRIMEVAL.--In the world, at the present day, nothing is known of the
primeval state of man, which is called a state of integrity, 355. What
the primeval state of creation was, and how man is led back to it by the
Lord, 355.

PRINCE of a society in heaven, 14 and following, 266.

PRINCIPLE, the primary, of the church is the good of charity, and not
the truth of faith, 126.


_Obs._--Principiates derive their essence from principles, _T.C.R_.,
177. All things of the body are principiates, that is, are compositions
of fibres, from principles which are receptacles of love and wisdom,
_D.L. and W_., 369.

PROBITY is one of those virtues which have respect to life, and enter
into it, 164.

PROBLEM concerning the soul, 315.

PROCEED, to.--All things which proceed from the Lord, are in an instant
from first principles in last, 389.

PROCREATION, sphere of the love of, 400.

PROGRESSION.--There is no progression of good to evil, but a progression
of good to a greater and less good, and evil to a greater and less evil,
444. A progression from ends through causes into effects is inscribed on
every man in general, and in every particular, 400, 401. Decreasing
progression of conjugial love, 78.

PROLIFICATION corresponds to the propagation of truth, 127. Spiritual
prolification is that of love and wisdom, 51, 52. Origin of natural
prolifications, 115. The sphere of prolification is the same as the
universal sphere of the marriage of good and truth, which proceeds from
the Lord, 92. All prolification is originally derived from the influx of
love, wisdom, and use from the Lord, from an immediate influx into the
souls of men, from a mediate influx into the souls of animals, and from
an influx still more mediate into the inmost principles of vegetables,
183. Prolifications are continuations of creation, 183. The principle of
prolification is derived from the intellect alone, 90. In the principle
of prolification of the husband is the soul, and also his mind as to its
interiors, which are conjoined to the soul, 172. Its state with
husbands, if married pairs were in the marriage of good and truth, 115.

PROMULGATION, cause of the, of the decalogue by Jehovah God upon Mount
Sinai, 351.

PROPAGATE, to.--Love and wisdom, with use, not only constitute man
(_homo_), but also are man, and propagate man, 183. A feminine principle
is propagated from intellectual good, 220.

PROPAGATION, all, is originally derived from the influx of love, wisdom,
and use from the Lord, from an immediate influx into the souls of men,
from a mediate in flux into the souls of animals, and from an influx
still more mediate into the inmost principles of vegetables, 183.
Propagations are continuations of creation, 183. Propagation of the
soul, 220, 236, 238, 245, 321. The propagation of the human race, and
thence of the angelic heaven, was the chief end of creation. 68.

PROPAGATE, or plastic force of vegetables and animals, whence it
originated, 138.

PROPRIUM, man's, from his birth is essentially evil, 262. The _proprium_
of man's (_homo_) will, is to love himself, and the _proprium_ of his
understanding is to love his own wisdom, 194. These two propriums are
deadly evils to man, if they remain with him, 194. The love of these two
propriums is changed into conjugial love, so far as man cleaves to his
wife, that is, receives her love, 194.

PROVIDENCE, the Divine, of the Lord extends to every thing, even to the
minutest particulars concerning marriages, and in marriages, 229, 316.
The operations of uses, by the Lord, by the spheres which proceed from
Him, are the Divine Providence, 386, 391.

_Obs._--The Divine Providence is the same as the mediate and immediate
influx from the Lord, _A.C._ 6480. See the _Treatise on the Divine
Providence_, by the Author.

PRUDENCE is one of the moral virtues which have respect to life, and
enter into it, 164. Nothing of prudence can possibly exist but from God,
354. Prudence of wives in concealing their love, 294. This prudence is
innate, 187. It was implanted in women from creation, and consequently
by birth, 194. Of self-derived prudence, 354.

PULPIT in a temple in the spiritual world, 23.

PU, or PAU, 28, 29, 182.

_Obs._--This is the Greek word [Greek: pou], written in ordinary
characters; the Author gives the Latin translation at n. 28. (In quodam
pu seu ubi.) This word expresses the uncertainty in which philosophers
and theologians are on the subject of the soul.

PURE.--It is not possible that any love should become absolutely pure,
with men or with angels, 71, 146. To the pure all things are pure, but
to them that are defiled, nothing is pure, 140.

PURIFICATION the spiritual, of conjugial love may be compared to the
purification of natural spirits, as effected by the chemists, 145.
Wisdom purified may be compared with alcohol, which is a spirit highly
rectified, 145.

PURITY, the, of heaven is from conjugial love, 430. In like manner the
purity of the church, 431.

PURPLE, the, color from its correspondence signifies the conjugial love
of the wife, 76.

PURPOSE.--That which flows forth from the very essence of a man's life,
thus which flows forth from his will or his love, is principally called
purpose, 493. As soon as any one from purpose or confirmation abstains
from any evil because it is sin, he is kept by the Lord in the purpose
of abstaining from the rest, 529.

PUSTULES, 253, 470.

PUT AWAY, to.--Putting away on account of adultery is a plenary
separation of minds, which is called divorce, 255. Other kinds of
putting away, grounded in their particular causes, are separations, 255.

PUT OFF, to.--Man after death puts off every thing which does not agree
with his love, 36. How a man after death puts off externals and puts on
informals, 48*



QUALITY of the love of the sex in heaven, 44. The quality of every deed,
and in general the quality of every thing depends upon the circumstances
which mitigate or aggravate it, 487.

RAINBOW painted on a wall in the spiritual world, 76.

RATIONAL principle, the, is the medium between heaven and the world,
145. Above the rational principle is heavenly light, and below the
rational principle is natural light, 233. The rational principle is
formed more and more to the reception of heaven or of hell, according as
man turns himself towards good or evil, 436.

_Obs._--The rational principle of man partakes of the spiritual and
natural, or is a medium between them, _A.C._, 268.

RATIONALITY, spiritual, comes by means of the Word, and of preachings
derived therefrom, 293. Natural, sensual, and corporeal men enjoy, like
other men, the powers of rationality, but they use it while they are in
externals, and abuse it while in their internals, 498, 499. Rationality,
with devils, proceeds from the glory of the love of self, 269, and also
with atheists, who enjoy a more sublime rationality than many others,

RATIONALITY and LIBERTY.--When man turns himself to the Lord, his
rationality and liberty are led by the Lord; but if backwards, from the
Lord, his rationality and liberty are led by hell, 437.

REACTION.--In all conjunction by love there must be action, reception,
and reaction, 293.

READ, to.--While man reads the Word, and collects truths out of it, the
Lord adjoins good, 128; but this takes place interiorly with those only
who read the Word to the end that they may become wise, 128.

REAL.--Love and wisdom are collected together in use, and therein become
one principle, which is called real, 183.

REASON, human, is such that it understands truths from the light
thereof, as though was not heretofore distinguished them, 490.

REASONERS.--They are named such who never conclude any thing, and make
whatever they hear a matter of argument and dispute whether it be so,
with perpetual contradiction, 232. What their fate is in the other life,

REASONINGS, the, of the generality commence merely from effects, and
from effects proceed to some consequences thence resulting, and do not
commence from causes, and from causes proceed analytically to effects,
385. Truth does not admit of reasonings, 481. They favor the delights of
the flesh against those of the spirit, 481.

RECEPTION is according to religion, 352. Without conjunction there is no
reception, 341. See _Reaction_.

RECIPIENT.--Man is a recipient of God, and consequently a recipient of
love and wisdom from Him, 132. A recipient becomes an image of God
according to reception, 132.

RECIPROCAL principle, the, of conjunction with God, is, that a man
should love God, and relish the things which are of God, as from
himself, and yet believe that they are of God, 132, 122. Without such a
reciprocal principle conjunction is impossible, 132.

RECTIFICATION.--The purification of conjugial love may be compared to
the purification of natural spirits, effected by chemists, and called
rectification, 145.

REFORMED, to be.--Man is reformed by the understanding, and this is
effected by the knowledges of good and truth, and by a rational
intuition grounded therein, 495.

REGENERATION is a successive separation from the evils to which man is
naturally inclined, 146. Regeneration is purification from evils, and
thereby renovation of life, 525. The precepts of regeneration are five,
525. See _Precepts_. By regeneration a man is made altogether new as to
his spirit, and this is effected by a life according to the Lord's
precepts, 525.

REGIONS of the mind.--In human minds there are three regions, of which
the highest is called the celestial, the middle the spiritual, and the
lowest the natural, 305. In the lowest man is born; he ascends into the
next above it by a life according to the truths of religion, and into
the highest by the marriage of love and wisdom, 305. In the lowest
region dwells natural love, in the superior spiritual love, and in the
supreme celestial love, 270. In each region there is a marriage of love
and wisdom, 270. The pleasantnesses of conjugial love in the highest
region are perceived as blessednesses, in the middle region as
satisfactions, and in the lowest region as delights, 335. In the lowest
region reside all the concupiscences of evil and of lasciviousness; in
the superior region there are not any concupiscences of evil and of
lasciviousness, for man is introduced into this region by the Lord when
he is reborn; in the supreme region is conjugial chastity in its love,
into this region man is elevated by the love of uses, 305.

REIGN, to, with Christ is to be wise, and perform uses, 7.

RELATION, there is no, of good to evil, but a relation of good to a
greater and less good, and of evil to a greater and less evil, 444. What
is signified by the expression, for the sake of relatives, 17.

RELATIVES subsist between the greatest and the least of the same thing,
425, 17.

RELIGION constitutes the state of the church with man, 238. Religion is
implanted in souls, and by souls is transmitted from parents to their
offspring, as the supreme inclination, 246. With Christians it is formed
by the good of life, agreeable to the truth of doctrine, 115. Conjugial
love is grounded in religion, 238. Where there is not religion, neither
is there conjugial love, 239. There is no religion without the truths of
religion; what is religion without truths, 239. Religion, as it is the
marriage of the Lord and the church, is the initiament and inoculation
of conjugial love, 531. That love in its progress accompanies religion,
531. The first internal cause of cold in marriages is the rejection of
religion by each of the parties, 240. The second cause is, that one has
religion and not the other, 241. The third is, that one of the parties
is of one religion, and the other of another, 242. The fourth is the
falsity of religion, 243.

_Obs._--There is a difference which it is important to bear in mind,
between religion and the church; the church of the Lord, it is true, is
universal, and is with all those who acknowledge a Divine Being, and
live in charity whatever else may be their creed; but the church is
especially where the Word is, and where by means of the Word the Lord is
known. In the countries where the Word does not exist, or is withdrawn
from the people and replaced by human decisions, as among the Roman
Catholics, there is religion alone, but there is, to speak correctly, no
church. Among Protestants, there is both religion and a church, but this
church has come to an end, because it has perverted the Word.

RENEW, to.--Every part of man, both interior and exterior, renews
itself, and this is effected by solutions and reparations, 171.

RENUNCIATION of whoredoms, whence exists the chastity of marriage, how
it is effected, 148.

REPASTS.--In heaven, as in the world, there are repasts, 6.

REPRESENTATIONS.--Among the ancients the study of their bodily senses
consisted in representations of truths in forms, 76.

REPRESENTATIVE.--To those who are in the third heaven, every
representative of love and wisdom becomes real, 270.

RESPIRATION OF THE LUNGS, the, has relation to truth, 87.

REST.--What is the meaning of eternal rest, 207.

RETAIN, to--In whatever state man is he retains the faculty of elevating
the understanding, 495.

REVELATIONS made at the present day by the Lord, 532.

RIB, by a, of the breast is signified, in the spiritual sense, natural
truth, 193.

RIGHT, the, signifies good, 316. It also signifies power, 21.

RITES, customary.--There are customary rites which are merely formal,
and there are others which, at the same time, are also essential, 306.

RIVALSHIP or emulation between married parties respecting right and
power, 291. Emulation of prominence between married partners is one of
the external causes of cold, 248.

RULES of life concerning marriages, 77. Universal rule, 147, 313.

SABBATH, the.--The life of heaven from the worship of God, is called a
perpetual Sabbath, 9. Celebration of the Sabbath in a heavenly society,
23, 24.

SACRILEGE.--See _Sacrimony_.

SACRIMONY.--In heaven, marriage with one wife is called sacrimony, but
if it took place with more than one it would be called sacrilege, 76.

SAGACITY is one of the principles constituent of natural wisdom, 163.

SANCTITIES.--The marriage of the Lord and the church, and the marriage
of good and truth, are essential sanctities, 64. Sanctity of the Holy
Scriptures, 24.

SANCTUARY of the tabernacle of worship amongst the most ancient in
heaven, 75.

SATANS.--They are called satans who have confirmed themselves in favor
of nature to the denial of God, 380. Those who are evil from the
understanding dwell in the front in hell, and are called satans, but
those who are in evil from the will, dwell to the back and are called
devils, 492. See _Devils_. Satan wishing to demonstrate that nature is
God, 415.

_Obs._--In the Word, by the devil is understood that hell which is to
the back, and in which are the most wicked, called evil genii; and by
satan, that hell in which dwell those who are not so wicked, who are
called evil spirits, _H. and H._, 544.

SATISFACTION.--In love truly conjugial exists a state of satisfaction,

SATURNINE or golden age, 153*.

SATYRS.--In the spiritual world the satyr-like form is the form of
dissolute adultery, 521.

SAVED, to be.--All in the universe who acknowledge a God, and, from a
religious principle, shun evil as sins against Him, are saved, 343.

SCIENCE is a principle of knowledges, 130. There is no end to science,
185. Man is not born into the science of any love, but beasts and birds
are born into the science of all their loves, 133. Man is born without
sciences, to the end that he may receive them all; whereas, supposing
him to be born into sciences, he could not receive any but those into
which he was born, 134. Science and love are undivided companions, 134.

SCIENCE OF CORRESPONDENCES, the, was among the ancients the science of
sciences, 532. It was the knowledge concerning the spiritual things of
heaven and the church, and thence they derived wisdom, 532. It conjoined
the sensual things of their bodies with the perceptions of their minds,
and procured to them intelligence, 76. This science having been turned
into idolatrous science, was so obliterated and destroyed by the divine
providence of the Lord, that no visible traces of it were left
remaining, 532. Nevertheless, it has been again discovered by the Lord,
in order that the men of the church may again have conjunction with Him,
and consociation with the angels; which purposes are effected by the
Word, in which all things are correspondences, 532. See


SCRIPTURE, the sacred, which proceeded immediately from the Lord, is, in
general and in particular, a marriage of good and truth, 115.

SEAT, the, of jealousy is in the understanding of the husband, 372.

SEDUCERS.--Their sad lot after death, 514.

SEE, to, that what is true is true, and that what is false is false, is
to see from heavenly light in natural light, 233.

SEEDS spiritually understood are truths, 220. By the seed of man,
whereby iron shall be mixed with clay, and still they shall not cohere,
is meant the truth of the Word falsified, 79. Formation of seed, 220,
245, 183.

SELF-CONCEIT, or SELF-DERIVED INTELLIGENCE.--The love of wisdom, if it
remains with man, and is not transcribed into the woman, is an evil
love, and is called self-conceit, or the love of his own intelligence,
88, 353. The wife continually attracts to herself her husband's conceit
of his own intelligence, and extinguishes it in him, and verifies it in
herself, 353. He who, from a principle of self-love, is vain of his own
intelligence, cannot possibly love his wife with true conjugial love,

SEMBLANCES, conjugial, 279-289.

SEMINATION corresponds to the potency of truth, 127. It has a spiritual
origin, and proceeds from the truths of which the understanding
consists, 220.

SENSATIONS with the pleasures thence derived appertain to the body, and
affections with the thoughts thence derived appertain to the mind, 273.

SENSE.--Every love has its own proper sense, 210. Spiritual origin of
the natural senses, 220. See _Taste, Smell, Hearing, Touch, Sight_. Each
of these senses has its delights, with variations according to the
specific uses of each, 68. The sense proper to conjugial love is the
sense of touch, 210. The use of this sense is the complex of all other
uses, 68. Wives have a sixth sense, and which is a sense of all the
delights of the conjugial love of the husband, and this sense they have
in the palms of their hands, 155*.

SENSUAL.--Natural men who love only the delights of the senses, placing
their heart in every kind of luxury and pleasure, are properly meant by
the sensual, 496. The sensual immerse all things of the will, and
consequently of the understanding, in the allurements and fallacies of
the senses, indulging in these alone, 496.

SEPARATIONS of married partners. Legitimate causes thereof, 251-254.

SERENE, principle of peace, 155*.

SERIES.--All those things which precede in minds form series, which
collect themselves together, one near another, and one after another,
and these together, compose a last or ultimate, in which they co-exist,
313. The series of the love of infants, from its greatest to its least,
thus to the boundary in which it subsists or ceases, is retrograde, the
reason why, 401.

SERPENT, the, signifies the love of self-intelligence, 353. By the
serpent, Gen. iii. is meant the devil, as to the conceit of self-love
and self-intelligence, 135. In hell, the forms of beasts, under which
the lascivious delights of adulterous love are presented to the sight,
are serpents, &c., 430.

SEX.--The love of the male sex differs from that of the female sex, 382.
Origin of the beauty of the female sex, 381-384. Cause of the beauty of
the female sex, 56.

SHEEP, in the spiritual world, are the representative forms of the state
of innocence and peace of the inhabitants, 75.

SHEEPFOLD signifies the church, 129.

SHOWER, golden, 155*, 208.

SIGHT.--There is in man an internal and an external sight, 477. Natural
sight is grounded in spiritual sight, which is that of the
understanding, 220. The love of seeing, grounded in the love of
understanding, has the sense of seeing; and the gratifications proper to
it are the various kinds of symmetry and beauty, 210. How gross the
sight of the eye is, 416.

SILVER signifies intelligence in spiritual truths, and thence in natural
truths, 76. The silver age, 76.

SIMPLE.--Every thing divided is more and more multiple, and not more and
more simple, 329.

SIMULTANEOUS.--There is simultaneous order and successive order, 314.
That simultaneous order is grounded in successive, and is according to
it, is not known, 314.

SIN.--All that which is contrary to religion is believed to be sin,
because it is contrary to God; and, on the other hand, all that which
agrees with religion is believed not to be sin, because it agrees with
God, 348.

SINCERITY is one of those virtues which have respect to life, and enter
into it, 164.

SINGING in heaven, 55, 155*.

SIRENS, fantastic beauty of, in the spiritual world, 505.

SISTERS.--The Lord calls those brethren and sisters who are of his
church, 120.

SIX.--The number six signifies all and what is complete, 21.

SLEEP, the, into which Adam fell, when the woman was created, signifies
man's entire ignorance that the wife is formed, and, as it were, created
from him, 194.

SLEEP, to, Gen. ii. 21, signifies to be in ignorance, 194. Sleep in
heaven, 19.

SLOTHFUL, to the, in the spiritual world, food is not given, 6.

SMALL-POX, 253, 470.

SMELLING, natural, is grounded in spiritual smelling, which is
perception, 220. The love of knowing those things which float about in
the air, grounded in the love of perceiving, is the sense of smelling;
and the gratifications proper to it are the various kinds of fragrance,

SOBRIETY is one of those virtues which have respect to life, and enter
into it, 164.

SOCIETY, every, in heaven may be considered as one common body, and the
constituent angels as the similar parts thereof, from which the common
body exists, 10.



SOLITARY, there is neither good nor solitary truth, but in all cases
they are conjoined, 87.

SOLUTIONS and reparations by which every part of man, both interior and
exterior, renews itself, 171.

SOMNAMBULISTS act from the impulse of a blind science, the understanding
being asleep, 134.

SONS in the Word signify truths conceived in the spiritual man, and born
in the natural, 120, 220. Those who are regenerated by the Lord are
called in the Word sons of God, sons of the kingdom, 120.

SONS-IN-LAW, what, and daughters-in-law signify in the Word, 120.

SONGS in heaven, 17, 19. Heavenly songs are in reality sonorous
affections, or affections expressed and modified by sounds, 55. Singing
in heaven is an affection of the mind, which is let forth through the
mouth as a tune, 155*. Affections are expressed by songs, as thoughts
are by discourse, 55.

SOPHI.--The most ancient people did not acknowledge any other wisdom
than the wisdom of life, and this was the wisdom of those who were
formerly called _sophi_, 130.

SOUL, the, is the inmost principle of man, 101, 158, 206. It is not
life, but the proximate receptacle of life from God, and thereby the
habitation of God, 315. It is a form of all things relating to love, and
of all things relating to wisdom, 315. It is a form from which the
smallest thing cannot be taken away, and to which the smallest thing
cannot be added, and it is the inmost of all the forms of the whole
body, 315. Propagation of the soul, 220, 245. The soul of the offspring
is from the father, and its clothing from the mother, 206, 288. The
principle of truth in the soul is the origin of seed, in which is the
soul of man, 220, 483. It is in a perfect human form, covered with
substances from the purest principles of nature, whereof a body is
formed in the womb of the mother, 183. The soul of man, and of every
animal, from an implanted tendency to self-propagation, forms itself,
clothes itself, and becomes seed, 220; because the soul is a spiritual
substance, which is not a subject of extension but of impletion, and
from which no part can be taken away, but the whole may be produced
without any loss thereof, hence it is that it is as fully present in the
smallest receptacles, which are seeds, as in its greatest receptacle,
the body, 220. The soul of every man, by its origin, is celestial,
wherefore it receives influx immediately from the Lord, 482. The soul
and the mind are the man, since both constitute the spirit which lives
after death, and which is in a perfect human form, 260. The soul
constitutes the inmost principles not only of the head, but also of the
body, 178. The soul and mind adjoin themselves closely to the flesh of
the body, to operate and produce their effects, 178. A masculine soul,
220. How a feminine principle is produced from a male soul, 220. How a
union of the souls of married partners is effected, 172. See _Mind,

SPACE.--Those things which, from their origin, are celestial and
spiritual, are not in space, but in the appearances of space, 158. The
soul of man being celestial, and his mind spiritual, are not in space,

SPANIARDS, 103, 104.

SPECIES.--Why the Creator has distinguished all things into genera,
species, and discriminations, 479.

SPEECH, the, of wisdom is to speak from causes, 75. From the thought,
which also is spiritual, speech flows, 220.

SPHERE.--All that which flows from a subject, and encompasses and
surrounds it, is named a sphere, 386. From the Lord, by the spiritual
sun, proceeds a sphere of heat and light, or of love and wisdom, to
operate ends which are uses, 386. The universal sphere of generating and
propagating the celestial things, which are of love; and the spiritual
things, which are of wisdom, and thence the natural things, which are of
offspring, proceeds from the Lord, and fills the universal heaven and
the universal world, 355. The divine sphere which looks to the
preservation of the universe in its created state by successive
generations, is called the sphere of procreating, 386. The divine sphere
which looks to the preservation of generations in their beginnings, and
afterwards in their progressions, is called the sphere of protecting the
things created, 386. There are several other divine spheres, which are
named according to uses, as the sphere of defence of good and truth
against evil and false, the sphere of reformation and regeneration, the
sphere of innocence and peace, the sphere of mercy and grace, &c., 222,
386. But the universal of all is the conjugial sphere, because this is
the supereminent sphere of conservation of the created universe, 222.
This sphere fills the universe, and pervades all things from first to
last, 222; thus from angels even to worms, 92. Why it is more universal
than the sphere of heat and light which proceed from the sun, 222. In
its origin, the conjugial sphere, flowing into the universe, is divine;
in its progress in heaven with the angels, it is celestial and
spiritual; with men it is natural; with beasts and birds, animal; with
worms merely corporeal; with vegetables, it is void of life; and,
moreover, in all its subjects it is varied according to their forms,
225. This sphere is received immediately by the female sex, and
mediately by the male, 225. The sphere of conjugial love is the very
essential sphere of heaven, because it descends from the heavenly
marriage of the Lord and the church, 54. Whereas there is a sphere of
conjugial love, there is also a sphere opposite to it, which is called a
sphere of adulterous love, 434. This sphere ascends from hell, and the
sphere of conjugial love descends from heaven, 435, 455. These spheres
meet each other in each world, but do not conjoin, 436, 455. Between
these two spheres there is equilibrium, and man is in it, 437, 455. Man
can turn himself to whichever sphere he pleases; but so far as he turns
himself to the one, so far he turns himself from the other, 438, 455. A
sphere of love from the wife, and of understanding from the man, is
continually flowing forth, and unites them, 321. A natural sphere is
continually flowing forth, not only from man, but also from beasts--yea,
from trees, fruits, flowers, and also from metals, 171. There flows
forth--yea, overflows from every man (_homo_)--a spiritual sphere,
derived from the affections of his love, which encompasses him, and
infuses itself into the natural sphere derived from the body, so that
these two spheres are conjoined, 171. Every one, both man and woman, is
encompassed by his own sphere of life, densely on the breast, and less
densely on the back, 224.

SPIRE.--With whom the mind is closed from beneath, and sometimes twisted
as a spire into the adverse principle, 203.

SPIRIT, the.--There are two principles which, in the beginning, with
every man who from natural is made spiritual, are at strife together,
which are commonly called the spirit and the flesh, 488. The love of
marriage is of the spirit, and the love of adultery is of the flesh,
488. See _Flesh_.

SPIRITS.--See _Mind, obs_. By novitiate spirits are meant men newly
deceased, who are called spirits because they are then spiritual men,
461. Who those are, who, after death, become corporeal spirits, 495.

SPIRITUAL--The difference between what is spiritual and natural is like
that between prior and posterior, which bear no determinate proportion
to each other, 326. Spiritual principles without natural, which are
their constituent have no consistence, 52. Spiritual principles
considered in themselves have relation to love and wisdom, 52. The
things relating to the church, which are called spiritual things, reside
in the inmost principles with man, 130. By the spiritual is meant he who
loves spiritual things, and thereby is wise from the Lord, 281. A man
(_homo_) without religion is not spiritual, but remains natural, 149. To
become spiritual is to be elevated out of the natural principle, that
is, out of the light and heat of the world into the light and heat of
heaven, 347. Man becomes spiritual in proportion as his rational
principle begins to derive a soul from influx out of heaven, which is
the case so far as it is affected and delighted with wisdom, 145.

SPIRITUALLY, to think, is to think abstractedly from space and time,

SPORTS of wisdom in the, heavens, 132. Literary sports, 207. Conjugial
love in its origin is the sport of wisdom and love, 75, 183. Games and
shows in the heavens, 17. The sixth sense in the female sex is called in
the heavens the sport of wisdom with its love, and of love with its
wisdom, 155*.

SPRING.--In heaven the heat and light proceeding from the sun cause
perpetual spring, 137. In heaven, with conjugial partners, there is
spring in its perpetual conatus, 355. All who come into heaven return
into their vernal youth, and into the powers appertaining to that age,

STABLES signify instructions, 76.

STAGE entertainments. See _Actors_.

STATES.--The state of a man's life is his quality as to the
understanding and the will, 184. The state of a man's life from infancy,
even to the end of life, is continually changing, 185. The common states
of a man's life are called infancy, childhood, youth, manhood, and old
age, 185. No subsequent state of life is the same as a preceding one,
186. The last state is such as the successive order is, from which it is
formed and exists, 313. What was the primeval state, which is called a
state of integrity, 355. Of the state of married partners after death,
45-54. There are two states into which a man enters after death--an
external and an internal state; he comes first into his external state,
and afterwards into his internal, 47*.

STATUE, the, which Nebuchadnezzar saw in a dream represented the ages of
gold, silver, copper, and iron, 78.

STONES signify natural truths, and precious stones spiritual truths, 76.

STORE, abundant, 220, 221.

STOREHOUSE.--The conjugial principle of one man with one wife is the
storehouse of human life, 457.

STORGE.--The love called _storge_ is the love of infants, 392. This love
prevails equally with the evil and the good, and, in like manner, with
tame and wild beasts; it is even in some cases stronger and more ardent
with evil men, and also with wild beasts, 392. The innocence of infancy
is the cause of the love called _storge_, 395. Spiritual storge, 211.

STUDY, what was the, of the men who lived in the silver age, 76. Study
of sciences in the spiritual world, 207.

STUPIDITY of the age, 481.

SUBLIMATION.--The purification of conjugial love may be compared to the
purification of natural spirits, as effected by chemists, and called
sublimation, 145.

SUBJECT, every, receives influx according to its form, 86. All a man's
affections and thoughts are in forms, and thence from forms, for forms
are their subjects, 186. A subject without predicates is an entity which
has no existence in reason, 66. See _Substance_.

SUBSISTENCE is perpetual existence, 86.

SUBSTANCE.--There is no substance without a form, an unformed substance
not being any thing, 66. There is not any good or truth which is not in
a substance as in its subject, 66. Every idea of man's, however
sublimated, is substantial, that is, affixed to substance, 66. Material
things derive their origin from things substantial, 207. In man, all the
affections of love, and all the perceptions of wisdom, are rendered
substantial, for substances are their subjects, 361. See _Form_.

SUBSTANTIAL.--The difference between what is substantial and what is
material is like the difference between what is prior and what is
posterior, 31. Spiritual things are substantial, 328. Spirits and angels
are in substantial and not in materials, 328. Man after death is a
substantial man, because this substantial man lay inwardly concealed in
the natural or material man, 31. The substantial man sees the
substantial man, as the material man sees the material man, 31. All
things in the spiritual world are substantial and not material, whence
it is that there are in their perfection in that world, all things which
are in the natural world, and many things besides, 207. Every idea of
man's, however sublimated, is substantial, that is, attached to
substances, 66.

SUCCESSIVE.--There is a successive order and a simultaneous order, and
there is an influx of successive order into simultaneous order, 314. See

SUMMARY of the Lord's commandments, 340, 82.

SUN.--There is a sun of the spiritual world as there is a sun of the
natural world, 380. The sun of the spiritual world proceeds immediately
from the Lord, who is in the midst of it, 235. That sun is pure love
235, 380, 532. It appears fiery before the angels, altogether as the sun
of our world appears before men, 235. It does not set nor rise, but
stands constantly between the zenith and the horizon, that is, at the
elevation of 45 degrees, 137. The spiritual sun is pure love, and the
natural sun is pure fire, 182, 532. Whatever proceeds from the spiritual
sun partakes of life, since it is pure love; whatever proceeds from the
natural sun partakes nothing of life, since it is pure fire, 532. The
spiritual sun is in the centre of the universe, and its operation, being
without space and time, is instant and present from first principles in
last, 391. For what end the sun of the natural world was created, 235.
The fire of the natural sun exists from no other source than from the
fire of the spiritual sun, which is divine love, 380.

SUPPERS.--In heaven, as in the world, there are suppers, 19.

SURVIVOR, 321.--See _Deceased_.


SWANS, in the spiritual world, signify conjugial love in the lowest
region of the mind, 270.

SWEDENBORG.--He protests in truth that the memorable relations annexed
to the chapters in this work are not fictions, but were truly done and
seen; not seen in any state of the mind asleep, but in a state of full
wakefulness, 1. That it had pleased the Lord to manifest Himself unto
him, and send him to teach the things relating to the New Church, 1.
That the interiors of his mind and spirit were opened by the Lord, and
that thence it was granted him to be in the spiritual world with angels,
and at the same time in the natural world with men, 1, 39, 326. State of
anxiety into which he fell when once he thought of the essence and
omnipresence of God from eternity, that is, of God before the creation
of the world, 328. The angels, as well as himself, did not know the
differences between spiritual and natural, because there had never
before been an opportunity of comparing them together by any person's
existing at the same time in both worlds; and without such comparison
and reference those differences were not ascertainable, 327. On a
certain time, as he was wandering through the streets of a great city
inquiring for a lodging, he entered a house inhabited by married
partners of a different religion; the angels instantly accosted him, and
told him they could not on that account remain with him there, 242. He
had observed for twenty-five years continually, from an influx
perceptible and sensible, that it is impossible to think analytically
concerning any form of government, civil law, moral virtue, or any
spiritual truth, unless the divine principle flows in from the Lord's
wisdom through the spiritual world, 419. He declares, that having
related a thousand particulars respecting departed spirits, he has never
heard any one object, how can such be their lot when they are not yet
risen from their sepulchres, the last judgment not being yet
accomplished? 28.

SWEDES, 103, 112.

SWEETNESS.--In heaven, the chaste love of the sex is called heavenly
sweetness, 55.

SYMPATHIES.--In the spiritual world sympathies are not only felt, but
also appear in the face, the discourse, and gesture, 273. With some
married partners in the natural world, there is antipathy in internals,
combined with apparent sympathy in their externals, 292. Sympathy
derives its origin from the concordance of spiritual spheres, which
emanate from subjects, 171.

TABERNACLE.--In heaven, the most ancient people dwell in tabernacles,
because, whilst in the world, they lived in tabernacles, 75. Tabernacle
of their worship exactly similar to the tabernacle of which the form was
showed to Moses on Mount Sinai, 75.

TABLES of wood and stone on which were the writings of the most ancient
people, 77. Tablet with this inscription, "The covenant between Jehovah
and the Heavens," 75.

TARTARUS, 75.--Shades of Tartarus, 75.

TARTARY.--The ante-Mosaic Word, at this day lost, is reserved only in
Great Tartary, 77.

TASTE, sense of.--The love of self-nourishment, grounded in the love of
imbibing goods, is the sense of tasting, and the delights proper to it
are the various kinds of delicate foods, 210.

TEMPERANCE is one of those moral virtues which have respect to life and
enter into it, 164.

TEMPLE, description of a, in heaven, 23. Temple of wisdom, where the
causes of the beauty of the female sex were discussed, 56.

TEMPORAL.--Idea of what is temporal in regard to marriages, effect that
it produced on two married partners from heaven present with Swedenborg,

THEATRES in the heavens, 17.--See _Actors_.

THING, every, created by the Lord is representative, 294.

THINK, to, spiritually is to think abstractedly from space and time, and
to think naturally is to think in conjunction with space and time, 328.
To think and conclude from an interior and prior principle is to think
and conclude from ends and causes to effects, but to think and conclude
from an exterior or posterior principle, is to think and conclude from
effects to causes and ends, 408. The spiritual man thinks of things
incomprehensible and ineffable to the natural man, 326.

THOUGHT is the _existere_, or existence of a man's life, from the _esse_
or essence, which is love, 36. Spiritual thoughts, compared with
natural, are thoughts of thoughts, 326. Spiritual thoughts are the
beginnings and origins of natural thoughts, 320. Spiritual thought so
far exceeds natural thought as to be respectively ineffable, 326.

THUNDER.--Clapping of the air like thunder is a correspondence and
consequent appearance of the conflict and collision of arguments amongst
spirits, 415.

TONES, discordant, brought into harmony, 243.

TOUCH, to.--This sense is common to all the other senses, and hence
borrows somewhat from them, 210. It is the sense proper to conjugial
love, 210. The love of knowing objects, grounded on the love of
circumspection and self-preservation, is the sense of touching, and the
gratifications proper to it are the various kinds of titillation, 210.
The innocence of parents and the innocence of children meet each other
by the touch, especially of the hands, 396. See _Sense_.

TRADES.--In the spiritual world there are trades, 207.

TRANQUILLITY is in conjugial love, and relates to the mind, 180.

TRANSCRIBED, to be.--Whereas every man (_homo_) by birth inclined to
love himself, it was provided from creation, to prevent man's perishing
by self-love, and the conceit of his own intelligence, that that love of
the man (_vir_) should be transcribed into the wife, 353, 88, 193, 293.

TRANSCRIPTION, the, of the good of one person into another is
impossible, 525.

TREE, a, signifies man, 135. The tree of life signifies man living from
God, or God living in man, 135. To eat of this tree signifies to receive
eternal life, 135. The tree of the knowledge of good and evil, signifies
the belief that life for man is not God, but self, 135. By eating
thereof signifies damnation, 135.

TRINITY, the Divine, is in Jesus Christ, in whom dwells all the fulness
of the Godhead bodily, 24.

TRUTH.--What the understanding perceives and thinks is called truth,
490. Truth is the form of good, 198, 493. There is the truth of good,
and from this the good of truth, or truth grounded in good, and good
grounded in that truth; and in these two principles is implanted from
creation an inclination to join themselves together into one, 88. The
truth of good, or truth grounded in good, is male (or masculine), and
the good of truth, or good grounded in truth, is female (or feminine),
61, 88. See _Good and Truth_.

TRUTH does not admit of reasonings, 481.

TRUTHS pertain to the understanding, 128.

TWO.--In every part of the body where there are not two, they are
divided into two, 316.

TZIIM.--In hell, the forms of birds, and under which the lascivious
delights of adulterous love are presented to the view, are birds called
tziim, 430.

ULCERS, 253.

ULTIMATE.--It is a universal law that things primary exist, subsist, and
persist from things ultimate, 44. That the ultimate state is such as the
successive order is, from which it is formed and exists, is a canon
which, from its truth, must be acknowledged in the learned world, 313.

ULYSSES, companions of, changed into hogs, 521.

UNCHASTITY, difference between, and what is not chaste, 139. Unchastity
is entirely opposed to chastity, 139. There is a conjugial love which is
not chaste, and yet is not unchastity, 139. The love opposite to
conjugial love is essential unchastity, 139. If the renunciations of
whoredoms be not made from a principle of religion, unchastity lies
inwardly concealed like corrupt matter in a wound only outwardly healed,

UNCLEAN or FILTHY, every, principle of hell is from adulterers, 500.

UNCLEANNESS, 252, 472.

UNDERSTANDING, the.--Man has understanding from heavenly light, 233. The
understanding considered in itself is merely the ministering and serving
principle of the will, 196. It is only the form of the will, 493. Man is
capable of elevating his intellect above his natural loves, 96. See
_Will and Understanding_.

UNION.--Spiritual union of two married partners is the actual adjunction
of the soul and mind of the one to the soul and mind of the other, 321.
Conjugial love is the union of souls, 179, 480, 482. Union between two
married partners in heaven is like that of the two tents in the breast,
which are called the heart and the lungs, 75.

UNITY, the, of souls between two married partners in heaven is seen in
their faces; the life of the husband is in the wife, and the life of the
wife is in the husband--they are two bodies but one soul, 75.

UNIVERSALS.--Whoever knows universals may afterwards comprehend
particulars, because the latter are in the former as parts in a whole,
261. Good and truth are the universals of creation, 84, 92. There are
three universals of heaven and three universals of hell, 261. A
universal principle exists from, and consists of singulars, 388. If we
take away singulars, a universal is a mere name, and is like somewhat
superficial, which has no contents within, 388. A universal truth is
acknowledged by every intelligent man, 60. Every universal truth is
acknowledged as soon as it is heard, in consequence of the Lord's influx
and at the same time of the confirmation of heaven, 62.

UNIVERSE.--The universe, with all its created subjects, is from the
divine love, by the divine wisdom, or what is the same thing, from the
divine good, by the divine truth, 87. All things which proceed from the
Lord, or from the sun, which is from him, and in which he is, pervade
the created universe, even to the last of all its principles, 389. All
thing in the universe have relation to good and truth, 60. In every
thing in the universe good is conjoined with truth, and truth with good,

USE is essential good, 183, 77. Use is doing good from love by wisdom,
183. Creation can only be from divine love by divine wisdom, in divine
use, 183. All things in the universe are procreated and formed from use,
in use, and for use, 183. All use is from the Lord, and is effected by
angels and men, as of themselves, 7. Uses are the bonds of society;
there are as many bonds as there are uses, and the number of uses is
infinite, 18. There are spiritual uses, such as regard love towards God,
and love towards our neighbor, 18. There are moral and civil uses, such
as regard the love of the society and state to which a man belongs, and
of his fellow-citizens among whom he lives, 18. There are natural uses,
which regard the love of the world and its necessities, 18: and there
are corporeal uses, such as regard the love of self-preservation with a
view to superior uses, 18. The delight of the love of uses is a heavenly
delight, which enters into succeeding delights in their order, and
according to the order of succession exalts them and makes them eternal,
18. Delights follow use, and are also communicated to man according to
the love thereof, 68. The delight of being useful derives its essence
from love, and its existence from wisdom, 5. This delight, originating
in love and operating by wisdom, is the very soul and life of all
heavenly joys, 5. Those who are only in natural and corporeal uses are
satans, loving only the world and themselves, for the sake of the world;
and those who are only in corporeal uses are devils, because they live
to themselves alone, and to others only for the sake of themselves, 18.
Happiness is derived to every angel from the use he performs in his
function, 6. The public good requires that every individual, being a
member of the common body, should be an instrument of use in the society
to which he belongs, 7. To such as faithfully perform uses, the Lord
gives the love thereof, 7. So far as uses are done from the love
thereof, so far that love increases, 266. The use of conjugial love is
the most excellent of all uses, 183, 305. Conjugial love is according to
the love of growing wise, for the sake of uses from the Lord, 183. How
can any one know whether he performs uses from self-love, or from the
love of uses? 266. Every one who believes in the Lord, and shuns evils
as sins, performs uses from the Lord; but every one who neither believes
in the Lord, nor shuns evils as sins, does uses from self, and for the
sake of self, 266. All good uses in the heavens are splendid and
refulgent, 266. Blessed lot of those who are desirous to have dominion
from the love of uses, 266.

_Obs._--Use consists in fulfilling faithfully, sincerely, and carefully,
the duties of our functions, _T.C.R._, 744. Those things are called
_uses_ which, proceeding from the Lord, are by creation in order, _D.L.
and W_., 298.

USES of apparent love and friendship between married partners, for the
sake of preserving order in domestic affairs, 271, and following, 283.

UTILITY of apparent love and apparent friendship between married
partners, for the sake of preserving order in domestic affairs, 271, and
following, 283.

VAPOR.--From reason it may be seen that the soul of man after death is
not a mere vapor, 29.

VARIETY.--There is a perpetual variety, and there is not any thing the
same with another thing, 524. Heaven consists of perpetual varieties,
524. Distinction between varieties and diversities, 324. See

VEGETABLES.--Wonders in the productions of vegetables, 416.

VEIN.--There is a certain vein latent in the affection of the will of
every angel which attracts his mind to the execution of some purpose, 6.
Vein of conjugial love, 44, 68, 183, 293, 313, 433, 482.

VENTRICLES of the brain, 315.

VERNAL, the, principle exists only where warmth is equally united to
light, 137. With men (_homines_) there is a perpetual influx of vernal
warmth from the Lord, it is otherwise with animals, 137. In heaven,
where there is vernal warmth, there is love truly conjugial, 137.

VIOLATION of spiritual marriage, 515-520. Violation of spiritual
marriage is violation of the Word, 516. Violation of the Word is
adulteration of good, and falsification of truth, 517. This violation of
the Word corresponds to scortations and adulteries, 518. By whom, in the
Christian church, violation of the Word is committed, 519.

VIRGINITY.--Fate of those who have vowed perpetual virginity, 155, 460,

VIRGINS, 21, 22, 293, 321, 502, 511. The affection of truth is called a
virgin, 293. The virgins (Matt. xxv. 1) signify the church, 21. Quality
of the state of virgins before and after marriage in heaven, 502.
Virgins of the fountain, 207, 293. The nine virgins, or muses, signify
knowledge and science of every kind, 182. How a virgin is formed into a
wife, 199.

VIRTUES, moral, and spiritual virtues, 164. Various graces and virtues
of moral life represented in theatres in heaven, 17. Manly virtue, 433,

VISIBLE.--Every one may confirm himself in favor of a divine principle
or being, from what is visible in nature, 416-421.

VISION, posterior, 233.

VITIATED states of mind and body which are legitimate causes of
separation, 252, 253.

WARS, the, of Jehovah. The name of the historical books of the
ante-Mosaic Word, 77.

WATER FROM THE FOUNTAIN, to drink, signifies to be instructed concerning
truths, and by truths concerning goods, and thereby to grow wise, 182.

WEASELS.--Who they are who appear at a distance in the spiritual world
like weasels, 514.

WHIRLPOOLS which are in the borders of the worlds, 339.

WHITE, the color, signifies intelligence, 76.

WHITE, what is, in heaven is truth, 316.

WHOREDOM, spiritual, is the falsification of truth, which acts in
unity with that which is natural, because they cohere, 80. Whoredoms in
the spiritual sense of the word signify the connubial connection of what
is evil and false, 428. They signify the falsification of truth, 518.
Whoredom is the destruction of society, 345. They are imputed to every
one after death, not according to the deeds themselves, but according to
the state of the minds in the deeds, 530.

WHOREDOMS in the spiritual sense signify the connection (_connubium_) of
evil and false, 428. Toleration of such evils in populous cities, 451.

WIDOW.--Why the state of a widow is more grievous than that of a
widower, 325.

WIFE, a, is the love of a wise man's wisdom, 56. She represents the love
of her husband's wisdom, 21. The wife signifies the good of truth, 76.
In heaven, the wife is the love of her husband's wisdom, and the husband
is the wisdom of her love, 75. The wife perceives, sees, and is sensible
of the things which are in her husband, in herself, and thence as it
were herself in him, 173. There is with wives a sixth sense, which is
the sense of all the delights of the conjugial love of the husband, and
this sense is in the palms of the hands, 155*. Conjugial love resides
with chaste wives, but still their love depends on the husband's, 216*.
Wives love the bonds of marriage if the men do, 217. Wives seated on a
bed of roses, 293. In a rosary, 294. Acts which certain wives employ to
subject their husbands to their own authority, 292. See _Woman, Married

WILL, the, is the receptacle of love, for what a man loves that he
wills, 347. Will principle, considered in itself, is nothing but an
affect and effect of some love, 461. Whoever conjoins to himself the
will of a man, conjoins to himself the whole man, 196. The will acts by
the body, wherefore, if the will were to be taken away, action would be
instantly at a stand, 494.

WILL and UNDERSTANDING.--The will is the man himself, and the
understanding is the man as grounded in the will, 490. The life of man
essentially is his will, and formally is his understanding, 493. The
will is the receptacle of good, and the understanding is the receptacle
of truth, 121. Love, charity, and affection, belong to the will, and
perception and thought to the understanding, 121. All things which are
done by a man are done from his will and understanding, and without
these acting principles a man would not have either action or speech,
otherwise than as a machine, 527. Whoever conjoins to himself the will
of another, conjoins also to himself his understanding, 196. The
understanding is not so constant in its thoughts as the will is in its
affections, 221. He that does not discriminate between will and
understanding, cannot discriminate between evils and goods. 490. The
will alone of itself acts nothing, but whatever it acts, it acts by the
understanding, and the understanding alone of itself acts nothing, but
whatever it acts, it acts from the will, 490. With every man the
understanding is capable of being elevated according to knowledges, but
the will only by a life according to the truths of the church, 269. The
natural man can elevate his understanding into the light of heaven, and
think and discourse spiritually, but if the will at the same time does
not follow the understanding, he is still not elevated, for he does not
remain in that elevation, but in a short time he lets himself down to
his will, and there fixes his station, 347, 495. The will flows into the
understanding, but not the understanding into the will, yet the
understanding teaches what is good and evil, and consults with the will,
that out of those two principles it may choose, and do what is agreeable
to it, 490. The will of the wife conjoins itself with the understanding
of the man, and thence the understanding of the man with the will of the
wife, 159. In adultery of the reason, the understanding acts from
within, and the will from without, but in adultery of the will, the will
acts from within, and the understanding from without, 490.

WISDOM is nothing but a form of love, 493. It is a principle of life,
130. Wisdom, considered in its fulness, is a principle, at the same
time, of knowledges, of reason, and of life, 130. What wisdom is as a
principle of life, 130, 293. Wisdom consists of truths, 84. The
understanding is the receptacle of wisdom, 400. The abode of wisdom is
in use, 18. Wisdom cannot exist with a man but by means of the love of
growing wise, 88. Wisdom with men is twofold, rational and moral; their
rational wisdom is of the understanding alone, and their moral wisdom is
of the understanding and life together, 163, 293. Rational wisdom
regards the truths and goods which appear inwardly in man, not as its
own, but as flowing in from the Lord, 102. Moral wisdom shuns evils and
falses as leprosies, especially the evils of lasciviousness, which
contaminate its conjugial love, 102. The things which relate to rational
wisdom constitute man's understanding, and those which relate to moral
wisdom constitute his will, 195. Wisdom of wives, 208. The perception,
which is the wisdom of the wife, is not communicable to the man, neither
is the rational wisdom of the man communicable to the wife, 168, 208.
The moral wisdom of the man is not communicable to women, so far as it
partakes of rational wisdom, 168. Wisdom and conjugial love are
inseparable companions, 98. The Lord provides conjugial love for those
who desire wisdom, and who consequently advance more and more into
wisdom, 98. There is no end to wisdom, 185. Temple of wisdom, 56. Sports
of wisdom, 182, 151*. See _Love and Wisdom_.

WISE.--A wise one is not a wise one without a woman, or without love, a
wife being the love of a wise man's wisdom, 56.

WOMAN, the, was created and born to become the love of the understanding
of a man, 55, 91. Woman was created out of the man, hence she has an
inclination to unite, and, as it were, reunite herself with the man,
173. Conjugial love is implanted in every woman from creation, 409.
Woman is actually formed into a wife, according to the description in
the book of creation, 193. In the universe nothing was created more
perfect than a woman of a beautiful countenance and becoming manners,
56. The woman receives from the man the truth of the church, 125. Woman,
by a peculiar property with which she is gifted from her birth, draws
back the internal affections into the inner recesses of her mind, 274.
Affection, application, manners, and form of woman, 91, 218. Women were
created by the Lord affections of the wisdom of men, 56. They are
created forms of the love of the understanding of men, 187. Women have
an interior perception of love, and men only an exterior, 47*. In
assemblies where the conversation of the men turns on subjects proper to
rational wisdom, women are silent, and listen only, the reason why, 165.
Intelligence of wisdom, 218. Women cannot enter into the duties proper
to men, 175. Difference between females, women, and wives, 199. See

WONDERS conspicuous in eggs, 416.

WOOD signifies natural good, 77. Woods of palm-trees, and of rose-trees,

WORD, the ancient, at this day is lost, and is only reserved in Great
Tartary, 77. The historical books of this Word are called the Wars of
Jehovah, and the prophetic books The Enunciations, 77.

WORD, the, with the most ancient, and with the ancient people, 77.

WORD, the, is the Lord, 516. In every thing of the Word there is the
marriage of good and truth, 516. The Word is the medium of conjunction
of the Lord with man, and of man with the Lord, 128. In its essence it
is divine truth united to divine good, and divine good united to divine
truth, 128. It is the perfect marriage of good and truth, 128. In every
part of the Word there is a spiritual sense corresponding to the natural
sense, and by means of the former sense the men of the church have
conjunction with the Lord, and consociation with angels, 532. The
sanctity of the Word resides in this sense, 5-32. While man reads the
Word, and collects truths out of it, the Lord adjoins good, 128.

WORKHOUSES, infernal, 264. See also 54, 80, 461.

WORKS are good or bad, according as they proceed from an upright will
and thought, or from a depraved will and thought, whatever may be their
appearance in externals, 527. Good works are uses, 10.

WORLD OF SPIRITS, the, is intermediate between heaven and hell, and
there the good are prepared for heaven, and the wicked for hell, 48*,
436, 461, 477. It is in the world of spirits that all men are first
collected after their departure out of the natural world, 2, 477. The
good are there prepared for heaven, and the wicked for hell; and after
such preparation, they discover ways open for them to societies of their
like, with whom they are to live eternally, 10, 477.

WORLD, the natural, subsists from its sun, which is pure fire, 380.
There is not anything in the natural world which is not also in the
spiritual world, 182, 207. In the natural world, almost all are capable
of being joined together as to external affections, but not as to
internal affections, if these disagree and appear, 272.

WORLD, the spiritual, subsists from its sun, which is pure love, as the
natural world subsists from its sun, 380. In the spiritual world there
are not spaces, but appearances of spaces, and these appearances are
according to the states of life of the inhabitants, 50. All things there
appear according to correspondences, 76. All who, from the beginning of
creation have departed by death out of the natural world, are in the
spiritual world, and as to their loves, resemble what they were when
alive in the natural world, and continue such to eternity, 73. In the
spiritual world there are all such things there as there are on earth,
and those things in the heavens are infinitely more perfect, 182.

_Obs._--The spiritual world in general comprehends heaven, the world of
spirits, and hell.

WORMS.--Wonders concerning them, 418. Silk-worms, 420.

WORSHIP, the, of God in heaven returns at stated periods, and lasts
about two hours, 23.

WRATH.--If love, especially the ruling love, be touched, there ensues an
emotion of the mind (_animus_); if the touch hurts, there ensues wrath,

WRITERS.--The most ancient writers, whose works remain to us, do not go
back beyond the iron age, 73. See _Writings_.

WRITINGS, the, of the most ancient and of the ancient people are not
extant: the writings which exist are those of authors who lived after
the ages of gold, silver, and iron, 73. Writings of some learned
authoresses, examined in the spiritual world in the presence of those
authoresses, 175. The writings, which proceed from ingenuity and wit, on
account of the elegance and neatness of the style in which they are
written, have the appearance of sublimity and erudition, but only in the
eyes of those who call all ingenuity by the name of wisdom, 175. Writing
in the heavens, 182, 326.


YOUTH.--In heaven, all are in the flower of youth, and continue therein
to eternity, 250. All who come into heaven return into their vernal
youth, and into the powers appertaining to that age, and thus continue
to eternity, 44. Infants in heaven do not grow up beyond their first
age, and there they stop, and remain therein to eternity, 411, 444; and
that when they attain the stature which is common to youths of eighteen
years old in the world, and to virgins of fifteen, 444.

YOUTH.--In heaven they remain forever in state of youth, 355. See _Age_.

YOUTH, A.--The state of marriage of a youth with a widow, 322. How a
youth formed into a husband, 199.

YOUTHFUL.--With men, the youthful principle is changed into that of a
husband, 199.

ZEAL is of love, 358. Zeal is a spiritual burning or flame, 359. Zeal is
not the highest degree of love, but it is burning love, 358. The quality
of a man's zeal is according to the quality of his love, 362. There are
the zeal of a good love and the zeal of an evil love, 362. These two
zeals are alike in externals, but altogether unlike in internals, 363.
The zeal of a good love in its internals contains a hidden store of love
and friendship; but the zeal of an evil love in its internals contains a
hidden store of hatred and revenge, 365. The zeal of conjugial love is
called jealousy, 367. Wives are, as it were, burning zeals for the
preservation of friendship and conjugial confidence, 155*.

ZEALOUS (_Zelotes_).--Why Jehovah in the Word is called zealous, 366.

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