A, in the angelic language, is one of the vowels used in the third heaven, to express a sound cor. with affection. S. S. 90.
AARON, a mountain of strength. The first high-priest of the Jews. A., as a priest, rep. the Lord in respect to the good of love. Sometimes he rep., in the opposite sense, idolatrous worship; as when he made the golden calf for the children of Israel. In Exod. iv. 14, A. den. the doctrine of good and truth. A. C. 6998. The garments of A. rep. the spiritual kingdom of the Lord, adjoined to his celestial kingdom, and since that exists by this, therefore it is said, in Exod. xxviii. 3, “That the wise in heart should make the garments of A. and his sons.” A. C. 9817. A. rep. the external of the church, of the Word, and of worship. A. C. 10468. A. and his sons rep. the Lord as to divine good, and as to divine truth. A. C. 9375. A. and his garments rep. the superior heavens, thus the celestial kingdom; and his sons and their garments the inferior heavens, thus the spiritual kingdom. A. C. 10068.
ABADDON (Rev. ix. 11), the destruction of spiritual truth and good. A. R. 440.
ABDEAL s. things pertaining to the spiritual church. A. C. 3268.
ABDICATION of bodily gratifications is not the self-denial the Lord requires. A. C. 9325.
ABDOMEN. Spirits who affect too nice a scrupulousness of conscience in trivial matters have communication with the a., and occasion pain there. A. C. 5724.
ABEL s. charity or love. (Gen. iv. 2.) D. P. 242. A. C. 325, 341. Good conjoined with truth. Ap. Ex. 817. Celestial love. Ap. Ex. 817. His offering s., that the worship proceeding from charity was acceptable; while that proceeding from faith alone, which Cain s. was not so. A. C. 326. See Cain.
ABIB, the month, s. the beginning of a new state. A. C. 9291.
ABIDE., to, in the Lord, s. to a. in faith and love. A. E. 84.
ABIDE HERE, to (Gen. xxii. 5), s. to be separated for a time. A. C. 2792.
ABIHU and NAPAB, the sons of Aaron, rep. the doctrine of truth; N., doctrine drawn from the internal sense of the Word, and A., doctrine from the literal sense of the Word. A. C. 9375.
ABIMAEL (Gen. x. 28), a ritual of the church called Eber. A. C. 1245
ABIMELECH, and Ahusath his companion, and Phicol, the chief captain of his army (Gen. xxvi. 26), rep. the doctrlnals of faith as grounded in the literal sense of the Word, A. C. 3447. A. rep. the Lord as to doctrine. A. C. 3393. A., king of Gerar (Gen. xx. 2), is the doctrine of faith, which has respect to things rational. A. C. 2510. They who place salvation in truths without the good of life. Ap. Ex. 537.
ABIRAM s. damnation and immission in hell. A. C. 8306.
ABODES of the Lord des. D. L. W. 170. Of Angels. D. L. W. 92.
ABOMINATION of DESOLATION, spoken of in Daniel, is the grand fundamental error of the old church, which is the doctrine of three divine persons in the Godhead, separately existing from eternity. U. T 135.
ABOMINATIONS and DETESTABLE THINGS. (Ezek. vii. 20.) A. s. goods profaned, and d. t. are truths profaned. Ap. Ex. 827.
ABORTION, when goods and truths do not succeed in their order. A. C. 9325.
ABOVE and HIGH s. what is internal or inmost. A. C. 1735, 2148. See Altitude.
ABRAHAM rep. the divine celestial, or divine good. Also the celestial church, and the celestial man. A. C. 1965. When Jehovah, or the angel of Jehovah, speaks with A., then Jehovah, or the angel of Jehovah, is the essential divine, and A. the divine human. A. C. 2833. The angels by A. perceive a saving faith rep. thereby. A. C. 64. A. rep. both the essential divine, which is called father, and the divine human, which is called son; thus the Lord as to both, but the divine human which is from eternity, from which existed, and to which he reduced the human born in time, when he glorified this. A. C. 3251. A., by whom the Lord was rep., when he is named man (vir.), s. celestial truth, which is the same thing as doctrine from a celestial origin. A. C. 2533. A., divine good, and Sarah, divine truth. A. C. 2063. A. rep. the Lord as to rational good, and Sarah the Lord as to rational truth. (Gen. xviii.) A. C. 2198. A. (Gen. xxxi.) rep. the genuine church. A. C. 4207. A., Isaac, and Jacob mean all those who are principled in love. A. C. 1032. Wherever A., Isaac, and Jacob are treated of in the Word, the subject relates to the Lord’s human how it was made divine. A. C. 3245. A., Isaac, and Jacob rep. the divine trinity in the person of the Lord. A. C. 2630. A. and Keturah (Gen. xxv.) rep. the Lord as to the divine spiritual. A. C. 3235. A. bosom (Luke xvi. 19, etc.) s. divine truth, which is in heaven. Ap. Ex. 118.
ABRAM rep. the Lord as to his human essence; and by being called Abraham, he rep. him as his divine essence. A. C. 1416. ” The letter H being inserted from the name Jehovah, that he might rep. the divine of the Lord. A. C. 1416. The Lord’s divine celestial and spiritual. A. C. 1950. The celestial church, the celestial man, and also the essential celestial principle. A. C. 1965. In Gen. xiv. 15, the Lord’s interior, or rational man. A. C. 1732, 1791. The knowledge of good. A. C. In Gen. xiv. 23, the Lord now a conqueror, consequently the things appertaining to celestial love, which he procured to himself by victories. A. C. 1749. A. and Nahor taking to themselves wives, Sarah and Milcah (Gen. xi. 29), s. marriages of evil with the false in idolatrous worship. A. C. 1369. A., Nahor, and Haran. the three sons of Terah (Gen. xi. 26), s. the three universal kinds of idolatry; viz., that which is grounded in self-love, the love of the world, and the third in the love of pleasures, A. C. 1357.
ABRECH (Gen. xli. 42) den. adoration, for A. in the original tongue is, bend the knees, and the bending of the knees is adoration; for internal efforts which are of the will, thus which are of the love or affection, consequently which are of the life, have external acts or gestures cor. to them, which acts or gestures flow from the very cor. of things exterior with things interior. A. C. 5323.
ABROAD s. in externals. A. C. 1806. See Afar off.
ABSALOM s. truths from the divine destroyed. A. C. 4763.
ABSENCE, of the Lord, is in proportion to the a. of good. 10,146.
ABSTRACT. How ideas can be seen in the a., exp. D. P. 46.
ABSTRACT, sense of the Word, is its true or genuine Spiritual Sense. A. E. 236.
ABSTRACTION. The natural mind cannot by mere a. of thought, perceive the celestial. 5110.
ABSORBED, to be, or swallowed up of the earth, as Korah, Dathan, and Abiram were, s. damnation and immission in hell. A. C. 8306.
ABUNDANCE is pred. of truth from good. A. E. 357.
ABYSS, in old time, s. hell. A. C. 756. In Gen. vii. 11, den. lusts and the falses therein originating. A. C. 756. In Psalm cvi. 9, 11, temptation in the will. A. C. 756. Great a. (Ps. xxxvi. 7) s. divine truth. Ap. Ex. 946. The divine wisdom of the Lord is an a. which neither angels nor men can ever fathom. In the opposite sense, a. s. the hell of those who have confirmed themselves in justification by faith alone. U. T. 32, 290. A. and many waters (Ezek. xx. 19) s. the extreme of temptation. Also Ps. xlii. 7. A. C. 756.
ACCAD s. variety of worship. 1182-3. See Babel.
ACCEPTABLE YEAR s. when nourished by love. A. S. 295.
ACCESS to the Father by the Son, means a. to the divinity, by approaching the humanity; just as one man finds a. to the soul of another by approaching his body. A. R. 484.
ACCIDENT. Strictly speaking there is no such thing. Every occurrence in life, however accidental it may appear, is brought to pass by some cause originating in the spiritual world. See D. P.
ACCOMMODATION. There must be a. before there can be communication. T. C. R. 125. Truths have to be accommodated to angels and men. 8644.
ACCUMULATION of hereditary evil, exp. D. P. 328.
ACCUSER s. to call forth the evils and falses which are in man, and so condemn him. This is a common practice with wicked spirits in the spiritual world, who take particular delight therein. A. R. 554.
ACCUSER of the brethren means the dragon, or those in faith alone. A. 11. 554.
ACHAN, the deed of (Josh, vii.), s. the profanation and consequent taking away of good and truth. A. C. 5135.
ACHOR, valley of (Isa. lxv. 10), s. the external good of the celestial church. A. C. 10610.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT and true worship of the Lord, is to obey and do his commandments. A. C. 10143. Nothing can be acknowledged without the consent of the will. D. P. 231 Truths and goods cannot he acknowledged, unless with those whose interior mind is opened. A. C. 3524. They who acknowledge God, and his divine providence, constitute heaven; but they who acknowledge nature, and human prudence alone, constitute hell. D. P. 205. So far as man acknowledges all the truth and good which he thinks, and does, to be from the Lord, and not from himself, so far he is regenerated. D. P. 87. A. of a God causes a conjunction of God with man, and of man with God; and the denial of a God causes a disjunction. D. P. 326. It is one thing to know, another to acknowledge, and another to have faith. A. C. 896, 4319, 5664. Unless the Lord is acknowledged by man, and that all good proceeds from him, no man can be saved. Ap. Ex. 893. The first and principal thing is the a. of the Lord. A. C. 10083. A. of a God, arising from a true knowledge of him, constitutes the life and essence of every part of theology. U. T. 5. A. and adoration of the divine human of the Lord, is the life of religion. A. C. 4733. AH a. and confession are from the perception of influx. A. C. 3120. See Adoration.
ACONITE, cor. to evil uses. D. L. W. 339.
ACQUISITION (Gen. xii. 5), all things which are sensual truths or things of science which are the ground of thought in man A. C. 1453. In Gen. xv. 14, celestial and spiritual good. A. C. 1851. In Gen. xxxi. 18, it den. truth, and substance, good. A. C. 4105. A. and purchase (Gen. xxxiv. 22) s. truths. Also good and truth. A. C. 4487.
ACT, to. Reaction derives its force from the active cause which it reciprocates. 6262. An a. derives its essence from love. D. W. L. 406.
ACTION. The angels who are with man, and who are in the cor. of all things belonging to him, know from a. alone, which is effected by the hands, the state of the man as to his understanding and will, likewise as to charity and faith, and consequently as to the internal life of his mind. D. L. and W. 220. See Hand.
ACTIVITY is one of the moral virtues which regard life, and enter it. C. L. 164. The a. of love makes the sense of delight. 461. The influx of love and wisdom from the Lord, is a. itself. 461. Essential worship is nothing but a certain principle of a. which derives existence from the celestial principle within ; the essential celestial principle cannot be without a principle of a. Worship is the first principle of a.; for thus it brings itself into manifestation, because it has a perception of joy in so doing. All the good of love and charity is the very essential principle of a, A. C. 1561.
ACTIVITIES, all, are changes of state, and variations of form. A. Cr. 45.
ACTUALLY, degrees, opened in man according to his life in the world. D. P. 32.
ACTUAL EVIL is distinguished from that which is hereditary, just as the inclination to a thing is from the thing itself. A. C. 719. A. e. is not only that which a man has acquired to himself by acts, but also by thoughts without acts, for if external bonds had not prevented, he would, from cupidity confirmed by reasonings and in reasonings from cupidity, have voluntarily and without conscience rushed into evil. Spirit. Diary.
ADAH (Gen. iv. 20), the mother of the celestial things of faith. A C. 413.
ADAH and ZILLAH, the two wives of Lamech, s. a new church; A the internal of the church, and Z. its external. A. C. 333.
ADAM. The reason why he is called A. is, because the Hebrew word a. s. man. A. C. 478. A. and his wife do not mean the first of all the men that were created in this world, but the men of the most ancient church. D. P. 241. A. C. 478, 482. See Red. See Most Ancient Church.
ADD. To add (Rev. xxii.) s. to destroy. A. R. 957.
ADDER den. evil in general. A. C. 197. See Serpent.
ADHERE has relation to the good of love and mercy. 3875. A. E. 696.
ADJOINED. Charity may be a. to a tripersonal faith, but never conjoined. U. T. 451. The external adjoins itself to the internal, and the internal conjoins itself to the external. C. L. 176.
ADJUNCTION is relatively external, conjunction is relatively internal. ” Spiritual good cannot be conjoined to those who from infancy are in externals, but only adjoined to them while in conflict, and after the conflict it recedes.” A. C. 8981. A. is the presence of the Lord with man. A. R. 55.
ADMAH and ZEBOIM, in general, s. the lusts of evil, and the persuasions of what is false. A. C. 1212.
ADMINISTRATIONS. There are many employments and a. in every heavenly society. H. and H. 388.
ADMIRATION s. the reception and acknowledgment of a thing both in thought and affection. A. R. 578.
ADMISSION to heaven not from immediate mercy. D. P. 338.
ADMONITION is an invariable law of divine order. A. C. 2387.
ADOLESCENCE, that state when man begins to think and act from himself, and not from the instruction or direction of others.
ADOPTION s. reception into the spiritual kingdom of the Lord. A. C. 2834, 3494.
ADORATION, true, or humiliation of heart, is always attended with a prostration of the body on the face to the earth before the Lord. A. C. 1999.
ADORATIONS offered to men is demoniacal worship. Ath. Cr. 79.
ADORE, to (Rev. xiii.), s. to acknowledge and believe. Ap. Ex. 805.
ADORN has respect to divine truths, because all ornaments are external, and truth is the external form of good. A. C. 10536.
ADULLA s. truth which is from good, and the opposite. 4816.
ADULLUM, a city mentioned in Josh. xv. 35, and Micah i. 15, s. truth from good, and in the opposite sense, false from evil. A. C. 4816, 4886.
ADULT, the, who does not come into rationality in the world, cannot do so after death. D. P. 99.
ADULTS. Those who die a. acquire from the material a plane which they carry with them. H. and H. 345.
ADULTERATION is pred. of good being perverted into evil, as falsification is applied to the perversion of truth into false. A. C. 4552.
ADULTEROUS and TREACHEROUS MEN. (Jer. ix. 2.) The former appellation means they who falsify the knowledges of truth, and the latter, they who falsify the knowledges of good. Ap. Ex. 357.
ADULTERIES are of three kinds. D. L. 74-79. To commit a., in the natural sense, is to commit whoredom, to be guilty of obscene practices, to indulge in wanton discourse, and to entertain filthy thoughts. In a spiritual sense, it means to adulterate the goods of the Word, and to falsify its truths; and, in a celestial sense, it s. to deny the divinity of the Lord, and to profane the Word. U. T. 236. He who is in natural a., is also in spiritual a. Dec. 74. When any person commits a. on earth, heaven is instantly closed against him. A. C. 2750. The conjunction of truth with the affection of evil cor. to the a. of a son with a mother; but the Lord provides against the existence of this as much as possible. Ap. Ex. 736. All the various kinds or degrees of a. are spiritually understood by the prohibited conjunctions. Lev. xviii. 24, 28. Ap. Ex. 235.
ADULTERY and WHOREDOM, to commit, s. to adulterate and falsify the goods and truths of the Word; because in the Word and in every part thereof there is a marriage of the Lord and the church. Also, a marriage of good and truth, which constitutes the church. A. R. 134, 958.
ADUSTION, or BURNING, s. concupiscence, or the loss and extinction of the good of love. A. C. 9055.
ADVENT, the Lord’s, in the clouds of heaven, s. that he will appear in the Word. L. J. 28.
ADVENT, second, of the Lord is effected by a man, before whom he has manifested himself in person, and whom he has filled with his spirit to teach the doctrines of the New Church through the Word from him. U. T. 779. See Second Coming, Redemption.
ADVERSARY s. evils and falses which oppose man in his regeneration. It was likewise used in another sense in Matt. v. 25 : “Agree with thine a. quickly,” etc.
ADVOCATE. Jesus Christ is said to be an a. with the Father for the whole human race; because divine truth, signified by the Son, which proceeds from divine good, signified by the Father, is the only medium of salvation, and, as it were, pleads, intercedes, and mediates for man. See Intercede.
ADYTUM (1 Kings vi. 24, 29, 32-35) s. the inmost of heaven and the church. Ap. Ex. 277.
AFAR OFF s. remoteness of state, that is, removed from such things as constitute states of goodness and truth, and thence appertain to the church. And to stand a. o., and to lament over damnation, s. to be in a state remote from damnation and in fear. A. R. 769, 787. A. o. den. in externals. Ap. Ex. 1133. A. o., in an opposite sense, den. to be in evil, for this is in the external man. A. Ex. 1133. See Isa. v. 26; xiii. 5; Jer. iv. 16; v. 15; xxxix. 3.
AFFECT. Cor. clean things a. the good; and the opposite, the evil. D. P. 40.
AFFECTATION obscures the thing treated of. 6924.
AFFECTION. All conjunction of truth with good takes place by a.; for no truth ever enters into man’s rational, and is thence conjoined, except by a. A. C. 3024. Charity is the a. of good, and faith the a. of truth. Ap. Ex. 736. A. is the good of love which conjoins. A. C. 3024. The a. of spiritual truth, which is to love truth, because it is truth, is not given to any others than to those who are conjoined to the Lord by the acknowledgment and faith of his divinity in his humanity; because all the truth of heaven and the church solely proceeds from him. Ap. Ex. 115. A., or love, is what constitutes the life of every person; for whatever the a. is, such is the whole man. A. C. 288. D. L. W. 1. Every a. of good and truth is an extension into heaven, and every a. of evil and false is also an extension into hell. L. J. 9. The a. of good and the a. of truth in the natural man are as brother and sister; and the a. of truth, called forth out of the natural man into the rational and there conjoined with good, is as a married woman. A. C. 3160. There can be no thought or idea without a., for their very soul and life is thence derived. H. and H. 236. When the ardor of a. fails, then liberty ceases. A. C. 4031. The a. of good constitutes the celestial church; and the a. of truth, the spiritual church. A. C. 2362. They who are in no a. of truth for its own sake, utterly reject the things appertaining to the internal sense of the Word, and nauseate them. A. C. 5702. The first a. of truth is not genuine, but is purified as man is further perfected in the spiritual life. A. C. 3040. The celestial angels perceive the Word such as it is in an internal sense, as to a.; whereas the spiritual angels perceive it, such as it is in an eternal sense as to thing. A. C. 2157. A. are rep. by lambs, goats, sheep, etc. A. C. 3218.
AFFINITY and CONSANGUINITY. All and singular the things appertaining to a man truly rational, that is, a regenerated man, whether they be the things of his affections, of his perceptions, or his thoughts, are connected with each other, as it were, by c. and a.; for they are so arranged, that they mutually respect each other as families of one house, and this in a most distinct manner; in consequence whereof, they are reproduced according to the a. in which they are constituted, which is an effect of the influx of heaven. A. C. 2556. A. differs from c. in that the former has respect to faith, or to what is external: and the latter to charity, or to what is internal. A. C. 3815.
AFFIRMATION of truth and good is the first common principle of the church.
AFFIRMATIVE. There is a doubtful a., and a doubtful negative; the former taking place with some good men, and the latter with evil men. A. C. 2568.
AFFLICT, to. For a person to a., or to humble himself in an internal sense, means to compel himself. A. C. 1937.
AFFLICTION, ” Such as was not from the beginning of the world, no nor ever shall be ” (Matt. xxiv. 21), means the infestation from falses, and thence the consummation of every truth, or the desolation which at this day prevails in the Christian churches. B. E. 74. The a. of souls on festival days (Lev. xvi. 19) rep. the humiliation of the rational man, or his a. from a principle of freedom. A. C. 1947. By a. is meant the state of the church, when there are no longer any goods of charity, or truths of faith, but instead of them, evils and falses. A. E. 33, 95, 100. A. den. temptations both external and internal: external are persecutions from the world, internal from the devil. A. C. 1846.
AFFLUX differs from influx, in that it is an exterior reception of the truth and good proceeding from the Lord; whereas influx is the interior reception of the same. A. C. 7955. It also s. the sphere proceeding from evil spirits. A. C. 7990.
AFORE, or BEFORE, has respect to what is internal, or prior. A. C. 10550.
AFRICA. The new church is planted in the centre thereof, amongst those, who live a good life, according to the best of their knowledge, and worship one God under a human form. C. S. L. 114. A., in a spiritual or angelic idea, den. the cast. Ap. Ex. 70. See Asia.
AFRICANS, the, are principled in obedience, and receive goods and truths more easily than other Gentiles. 2604.
AFTER. To walk a. another s. to obey. A. R. 578. A. den. near, because a. den. succession of time, and in the spiritual world, consequently in the spiritual sense, there is no notion of time, but instead thereof such a quality of state as cor. thereto. A. C. 5216.
AGAG s. the false arising from interior evil, which infests and opposes good affections. A. C. 8593.
AGATE (one of the precious stones in Aaron’s breastplate) s. the spiritual love of good. (Exod. xxviii. 19.) A. C. 9870. A., ligure, amethyst, den. the spiritual love of good, or the spiritual kingdom. A. C. 9870.
AGE, an, when spoken of the Lord and of his kingdom of heaven, and of the life therein, of which there is no end, s. eternity; but ages of ages (Matt, vi.) is also expressed respectively as to the churches on earth, which have succeeded each other. A. R. 22. An a. in the Word, is ten years. A. C. 433. A complete state, when spoken of the church. A. C. 9788, 10248, 10371. Old a. s. a state of wisdom, also what is new. A. C. 3254, 3843. See Consummation of the Aye, Old Age, Silver Age.
AGES OF AGES and ETERNITY. (Rev. vii.) The reason why it is not said to e., but to a. of a., is because it is natural to say a. of a., but it is spiritual to say e., and the literal sense is natural, but the internal sense is spiritual, and the former sense includes and contains the latter. Ap. Ex. 468.
AGES, the, which have their names from gold, silver, and copper passed away before the time when writing came into use. C. L. 73. See Golden Age.
AGUE, or COLD FEVER, is a disorder occasioned by evil spirits of the most malignant class, whenever it is permitted them to infuse their sphere into the impure substances of the human body. A. C. 5716.
AHAB (1 Kings xxii. 39) s. man as to the rational principle. Ap. Ex. 1146.
AHIO den. instruction from the Word, and Uzzah one who instructs from self-derived intelligence, and not from the Word. A. C. 879.
AHOLA (Isa. xxiii. 5), the spiritual church, which is also called Samaria. A. C. 1368.
AHOLIAB (Exod. xxxi. 6) s. those who are in the good and truth of faith, like the first or lowest heavens. A. C. 10335.
AHOLIBAMAH, or OHOLOBAMAH, one of Esau’s women (Gen. xxxvi. 2), s. the affection of apparent truth, which is first conjoined to natural good rep. by Esau. A. C. 4643.
AHUSATH. Those who are in doctrine from the literal sense of the Word. 3447.
AI s. the knowledges of good, and in an opposite sense, the confirmations of evil. Ap. Ex. 655. Ai, or Hai, s. the knowledges of worldly things. A. C. 1453.
AID, or HELP, when pred. of the Lord, den. his mercy and h. 8652.
AIR or SPIRIT of the DAY (Gen. iii. 8) s. the time when the church had as yet somewhat of perception remaining. A. C. 221.
AIR s. perception and thought, consequently faith. A. R. 708.
AIR VESSELS in the lungs cor. to perceptions. D. L. W. 412.
AJALON, the valley of, has respect to faith: by the sun standing still upon Gibeon, and the moon in the valley of A. (Josh. x. 12). is s. the total vastation of the church as to good and truth. Ap. Ex. 401.
ALABASTER (onyx). Spiritual love of truth. 9841. See Precious Stones.
ALAS, ALAS, s. grievous lamentation. A. R. 415, 769, 788.
ALIEN s. falses destructive of truths. A. C. 10287.
ALIENS s. falses destructive of truths. 10287.
ALIVE is that which possesses love and wisdom, which are the constituents of spiritual life. A. C. 687. In another life, it is very manifestly perceived what is a., and what is not: truth which is not a. is instantly perceived as somewhat material, shaggy, and shut up. Good which is not a. is perceived as somewhat woody, bony, and stony; but truth and good, vivified by the Lord, are open, vital, full of what is spiritual and celestial, reaching even from the Lord, and this in every particular idea and action, even the least of each. This is the reason why it is said, in Gen. vi. 19, that pairs should enter into the ark to be made a. A. C. 671.
ALL-PROVIDENT. God is a.-p. 111. D. W. L. 21.
ALLELUJAH s. celebration of the Lord from joy of heart. A. R. 803.
ALLON-BACHUTH (Gen. xxxv. 8) literally means the oak of weeping ; by which, in the spiritual sense, is s. the total expulsion of all hereditary evil from the lowest natural principle of the Lord’s humanity. A. C 4565.
ALLOWABLE. What man thinks a. he does continually in the spirit. D. P. 81,278.
ALMODAD. (Gen. x. 26.) A ritual of the ancient church amongst the posterity of Eber. A. C. 1245.
ALMONDS (Num. xvii. 17, 25) s. the good of charity. Ap. Ex 727. A. s. goods of life cor. to truths of good of the interior natural principle ; the tree itself s. in the spiritual sense, the perception of interior truth which is from good, its flower interior truth which is from good, and its fruit the good of life thence derived; in this sense mention is made of lie almond-tree in Jeremiah. A. C. 5622.
ALMS, the exercise of charity, which consists in the performance of every duty of life, from the love of justice with judgment. U. T. 425.
ALMSGIVING and PRAYER. (Matt. vi. 2,6.) By a. in a universal sense is s. all the good which man wills and does; and by p. in the same sense is s. all the truth which man thinks and speaks. Ap. Ex. 695.
ALOES s. divine truth in the external. A. C. 10252.
ALONE. (Gen. ii. 18.) In old time they were said to dwell a., who were under the Lord’s guidance as celestial men; because such were no longer infested by evils or evil spirits; this was also rep. in the church by the children of Israel dwelling a. when they had driven out the nations; wherefore it is in some parts of the Word said of the church of the Lord, that she is a. See Jer. xlix. 31; Deut. xxxiii. 28; Num. xxiii. 9. This posterity of the most ancient church (Gen. i. 18) was not disposed to dwell a., or to be under the Lord’s guidance as a celestial man, but to be amongst the nations like the Jewish church; therefore it is said, that it was not good for man to be a.; for whosoever has a disposition towards evil, is already in evil, and it is granted him. A. C. 139.
ALPHA and OMEGA, the beginning and the ending, s. that the Lord is the self-subsisting and only subsisting from principles to ultimates from whom all things proceed, and consequently the all in all of heaven and the church. A. R. 29. A. and 0. s. the Lord’s divinity and infinity; and also, the Lord’s divine love, and Beginning and End, relate to his divine wisdom. A. R. 29, 38.
ALPHABET. In the a. of spiritual language, used by angels, every letter s. a complete thing; and this is the reason why the 119th Psalm is written according to the letters of the Hebrew a., beginning D. L. W. 295. The vowels refer to good, and the consonants to truth. Ibid. Whereas each letter of the spiritual a. is thus significative, it is evident from what ground the Lord is called Alpha and Omega. C. S. L. 326.
ALTAR s. worship of the Lord out of love. A. R. 392, 395, 648. External worship, or idolatrous worship, and sometimes it means the divine human of the Lord. A. R. 393. A. rep. divine good, horns of the a. divine truths. That horns should be cut out of the a., shows that there is no other truth but what is grounded in good. A. C. 2832. Under the a. s. the inferior earth, where good spirits were guarded by the Lord. A. R. 325. Golden a. before God (Rev. ix.) s. the divine spiritual. Ap. Ex. 567. A. of burnt offerings, s. worship from celestial love, and the golden a. of incense, worship from spiritual love. A. R. 395. A. to burn incense upon (Exod. xxx. 1), in an internal sense, s. the hearing and reception of all worship by the Lord, which is from love and charity. A. C. 10175. To build an a. (Gen. xxii. 9) s. to prepare the Lord’s human divine. A. C. 2811. A. s. all worship in general, and particularly the Lord’s divine human; for that is all worship and all doctrine. A. C. 921. 2813.
ALTERNATE RECIPROCATION, by which conjunction is effected, differs from mutual r., in this; that the former is like the conjunction of the heart with the lungs, and the lungs with the heart; whereas the latter, or mutual r., is like the conjunction of the soul with the body, or the will with action, and of thought with speech. The conjunction of the Lord with man, is of this latter kind. U. T. 371.
ALTITUDE s the degrees of good and truths, from their supreme or inmost, to their ultimate or lowest. Ap. Ex. 627. The uses of all things which are created, ascend by degrees of a. to man, and by man to God the creator, from whom they are. D. L. W. 316. D. P. 32.
AM den. the esse and existere of all things in the universe. The reason why “I a.” is twice mentioned in Exod. iii. 14: “I a. that I a.,” is because the first ” I a.” s. the esse. or divinity, which is called father, and the second the existere, or divine humanity, which is called the son. The distinction, however, is to be understood of the Lord before his humanity was made divine; but when the Lord became, or was made the divine esse or Jehovah, even as to his humanity, then the divine truth proceeding from his humanity was and is the divine existere from the divine esse. A. C. 6880.
AMALEK (Gen. xiv.), or Amalekites, s. those who are in false principles, A. C. 1679, 3762.
AMALEKITES and the AMORITES, dwelling in Hasezon-Tamar (Gen. xiv. 7) s. falses from which evils are derived. A. C. 1679.
AMAZED, to be (Gen. xxiv. 21), s. acknowledgment. A. C. 3100.
AMAZEMENT, den. a state of perception. 3100. Sudden change of state. 5705.
AMAZIAH rep. the perverted church. A. C. 624.
AMBASSADOR, or messenger, s. to communicate. 4339.
AMBER, the color of (Ezek. i. 4), has respect to the external divine sphere of the Word. S. E. L. P. p. 30.
AMEN s. divine confirmation from truth, consequently from the Lord himself. A. s. truth, because the Lord was truth itself, therefore he so often said A. I say unto you (Matt, v. 18, 26), and alibi. And (Rev. iii. 14) he is called the A., the faithful and true witness. That the Lord is the truth itself. See John xiv. 16; xvii. 19. A. R. 592. A. s. the consent of all. A. R..375.
AMETHYST s. the spiritual love of good. (Exod. xxxiii. 19.) A. C. 9870.
AMMON, children of (Jer. xlix. 1), s. those who falsify the truths of the Word, and of the church. S. E. L. P. p. 27.
AMMONITE and MOABITE, an (Deut. xxiii. 3), s. the profanation of the celestial and spiritual things of faith. A. C. 576.
AMORITE, in the Word, s. evil in general. A. C. 1857, or evils originating in falses.
AMPHITHEATRE, where the dragons held their diversions. A. E. 655.
AMRAPHEL, king of Shinar and Arioch, king of Ellasar (Gen. xiv.), s. truths and goods in the Lord’s external man. A. C. 1685.
ANAKIMS. See Giants, Den. persuasions of the false. 1673.
ANALYTICALLY. To think a., and form conclusions, exp. D. P. 317.
ANAMIM den. rituals merely scientific. A. C. 1193.
ANATOMY. All the viscera and organs are disposed in series and in series of series, analogically as goods and truths, and the arrangement of heaven in societies. 10, 303.
ANCIENTS, the, worshiped one God until monarchical power; when worldly and corporeal affections began to close up the superior understanding. T. C. R. 9.
ANCIENTS, the, being principled in celestial good, dwelt in houses made of wood. A. C. 3720. They celebrated their religious worship on mountains. A. C. 796. A. of the people, and the princes thereof (Isa. iii. 14), have a similar signification with the twelve disciples. Ap. Ex. 851.
ANCIENT CHURCH was a spiritual c., and had a revealed Word, which has been long since lost. A. C. 597, 2897. In the a. c. there were doctrinal?, and there were scientifics; the doctrinals treated of love to God, and of charity towards the neighbor; but the scientifics treated of the cor. of the natural world with the spiritual world, and of rep. of spiritual and celestial things, in things natural and terrestrial. These scientifics were principally cultivated and taught in Egypt. A. C. 4064. The a. c. was not constituted by Noah, but by his three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. A. C. 915.
ANCIENT OF DAYS. (Dan. vii. 9, 10.) The Lord as to divine good or divine love, who is called the A. of D., from the most ancient times,when the church was celestial, being in love to the Lord; that church and the heaven of those who were from thence is understood by a throne, which was as a flame of fire, but the wheels, which were as a fire burning, s. the doctrine of celestial love; and the divine love itself, proceeding from the Lord, is s. by a fire emanating, and going forth from before him. A. Ex. 504. A. of D., is the Lord from Eternity. Ap. Ex. 195. Dan. vii. 9.
ANCIENT TIME, the people of the, never, on any account, ate the flesh of any beast or bird, but fed solely on grain, and on fruits, milk, etc. (Gen. i. 29, 30.) A. C. 1002.
ANCIENT WORD. The ancient church had an inspired W., consisting of historical and prophetical books cited by Moses. 2686. The W. has been in every period of time, but not such as we have it at this day. 2895. In the period of the most a. church, it was not written, bul revealed to each individual, and inscribed on their hearts. 2896.
ANCLE. A. s. what is sensual and natural. A. C. 629.
ANDREW (Simon Peter’s brother) s. the obedience of faith. Ap. Ex 821.
ANER s. the angels attendant upon the Lord. A. C. 1705.
ANGEL, in a supreme sense means the Lord, and in a relative sense the heaven of a.; as also an angelic society. But when mentioned by name, as in Rev. xii. s. a ministry in heaven. A. R. 548. A. s. divine truths. Ap. Ex. 687. In Gen. xxiv. 7, the divine providence. A. C 3039. A. from heaven (Luke xxii. 43) s. the divine principle which was in the Lord. A. C. 2821. A strong a. descending from heaven (Rev. x. 1) s. the Word as to its quality in the internal sense. A. C. 2162. A. of the covenant (Mal. iii. 1) s. the Lord as to divine truth. A. C. 1925. A. (Rev. xiv. 6) s. the gospel which is of the Lord alone. A. C. 1925. A. of the waters (Rev. xvi. 5) s. the divine truth of the Word. A. R. 685. A. of Jehovah (Gen. xvi. 7) s. the thought of the Lord’s interior man. A. C. 1925. The a. of Jehovah, is sometimes mentioned in the Word, and everywhere when in a good sense rep. and s. somewhat essential with the Lord and from the Lord. This is the reason why a. were sometimes called Jehovah. See Exod. iii. 2,4, 14, 15, and alibi. A. C. 1925. By the a. which stood at the altar (Rev. viii.) is s. the inmost or third heaven. Ap. Ex. 490. By the a. who rolled away the stone from the door of the Lord’s sepulchre, and sat upon it (Matt. xxvii. 66), is s. that the Lord removed every false which closed up the passage to himself, and opened divine truth, which stone cor. to, and which was falsified by, the traditions of the Jews, for it is said that the chief priests and Pharisees sealed the stone, and set a watch, but that the a. from heaven removed it, and sat upon it. (Matt, xxviii. 2.) Ap. Ex. 400. A., a strong, descending from heaven (Rev. x. 1), s. the Lord as to the natural or ultimate sense of the Word. Ap. Ex. 593. A., the four, bound at the river Euphrates (Rev. ix.). s. ratiocinations from fallacies of the sensual man, and their being loosened s. that they were at liberty to exercise those reasonings. Ap. Ex. 570. The celestial a. dwell in expanses above others, and in gardens where there are arbors and flower-gardens, thus in perpetual representatives of celestial things; and what is wonderful, there is not a stone to be found there, because stone s. natural truth, but wood s. good, tree, perception, and flower, implantation. Ap. Ex. 828. A., in an opposite sense, den. falses. See Matt. xxv. 41. Rev. xii. 7. Ap. Ex. 739. A. of the third heaven are perfected in wisdom by hearing and not by sight. H. and H. 271. The affection of a. is communicated to young people, in knowing and thinking of the historical of the Word, and causes their pleasure and delight thence arising. A. C. 3665. The two a. coming to Sodom s. the Lord’s divine human principle and holy principle. (Gen. xix. 15.) A. C. 2319. There are a. who do not live consociated, but separate, house and house. Such dwell in the midst of heaven, as being the best of a. H. and H. 189. The a. of the third heaven dwell upon mountains; the a. of the second heaven upon hills; and the a. of the ultimate heaven in valleys, between the hills and mountains. Apoc. Rev. 896. The seven a. mentioned in the Revelation sounding their trumpets, describe the successive changes of the state of the church. Ap. Ex. 566. A. in the Word are called Gods, from their reception of divine truth and good from the Lord. A. C. 4295. The a. are not present with the Lord, but the Lord is present with the a. A. C. 9415, 9680, 9682, 9683. The celestial a. do not reason of truths like the spiritual a. See Matt. 5, 37. A. C. 202, 597, etc. Every man has a. associated to him from the Lord; and such is his conjunction with them, that, if they were taken away, he would instantly fall to pieces. C. S. L. 404. A. have a pulse like that of the heart, and respiration like that of the lungs in men, but more interior. A. C. 3884, 3887. The spiritual a. understand the Word in its internal sense, and the celestial in its inmost sense. A. C. 2157, 2275. The a. of the Lord’s Celestial kingdom imbibe the internal sense of the Word from the affection alone of man, when he reads the Word resulting also from the sound of the words in the original language. But the a. who are in the spiritual kingdom of the Lord imbibe the internal sense from the truths which the words contain; therefore from the celestial kingdom proceeds joy of heart to the man who is in spiritual affection, and from the spiritual kingdom proceeds the confession of man from that joy. Ap. Ex. 326. The celestial a. do not write by letters, but by curved lines and inflections which contain arcana, which transcend the understanding of the a. in the inferior heavens. S. S. 90. A. of the celestial kingdom are clothed in purple garments, and a. of the spiritual kingdom in white linen garments. D. L. W. 380. The a. of the inmost heaven are naked. H. and II. 178. A. cannot utter one word of any human language. H. and H. 246. A. and spirits know nothing of man, no more indeed, than man knows of them; because they are consociated by correspondences, which cause them to be together in affections, but not in thoughts. A. R. 943. A. are consociated with men, but the Lord only is conjoined with them. A. R. 946. A. have in heaven the very same Word, or Scriptures, that men have in the world. L. 2. The a. can express more in their language, in a moment, than we can in half an hour. A. C. 1641. A. are called powers because of their reception of divine
truth from the Lord. A. C. 9639.
ANGELS, ELDERS, and the FOUR ANIMALS. (Rev. vii.) The a. s. they who are in the first heaven ; the e., they who are in the second heaven; and the f. a., they who are in the third heaven. Ap. Ex. 462.
ANGELIC SPIRITS. He who is preparing for heaven, in the world of spirits, is called an angelic spirit. D. L. and W. 140.
ANGELS FROM THE LORD by whom man is led and protected. For a particular description of their office and efforts, see A. C. n. 5992.
ANGER. In all evil there is a. against the Lord and against the holy things of the church; hence a. in the Word s. evil, in the whole complex. Ap. Ex. 693. A. is violence of passion pred. of the will, as wrath is violence of passion pred. of the understanding. S. S. 84. The overflowing of a. (Isa. liv. 8.) den. temptation. A. C. 5585. A. of heat. (Exod. xi. 8.) Heat is pred. of falses, and a. of evil. A. is pred. of the punishment of evil, and wrath of the punishment of what is false, and fervor of the punishment of both. (Jer. xxi. 5, 6.) A. C. 3614. See Indignation.
ANGUISH of conscience, is temptation. A. C. 4299. There is no a. of c. with those who are in hell, on account of their evils done in this world. A. C. 695-6.
ANIMAL s. affections of the will and understanding, in a good and evil sense. 9331.
ANIMALCULES cor. to evil uses. D. W. L. 341.
ANIMAL KINGDOM, relation of man to the. D. L. W. 61. See Man.
ANIMAL SPIRIT. There are spirits who cor. to the corrupted principles of the purer blood with man, which blood is called the a. s., and wheresoever they diffuse themselves, they are as poisons, which induce cold and torpor in the nerves and fibres, from which break forth the most grievous and fatal diseases; these spirits, are they who in the life of the body, had taught by art and deceit, to subdue to themselves the minds of others, with a view to rule over them, especially with the powerful and the rich. A. C. 4227.
ANIMALS taken from the herd den. celestial natural things; and those from the flock celestial rational things. A. C. 2180. The lives of a. are dissipated after death. A. C. 1633. The four a. (Rev. v.) specifically s. the third or inmost heaven, and the twenty-four elders the second or middle heaven. Ap. Ex. 322. All the greater and lesser a. derive their origin from the spiritual principle in its ultimate degree, which is called its natural degree; man alone from all the degrees, which are three, and are called celestial, spiritual, and natural. D. L. W. 346. Noxious a., vegetables, etc., derive their origin from man, and so from hell; but the mild and useful a., etc., are from the Lord. D. L. W. 339, 345. A. s. the Word in its ultimates. A. R. 972. In Rev. vii. 11; xix. 4, a. s. those who are nearest to the Lord in heaven. A. C. 46. With brute a. there is influx from the spiritual world, and afflux from the natural world. A. C. 3646. The life of a. is a life merely natural, and cor. to the life of such in the spiritual world. D. P. 161. See Beasts, Nature, Sacrifices.
ANIMUS, that which affects the mind as eminence and opulence. Ath. Cr. 76.
ANOINTED of JEHOVAH, the, is the Lord alone, as to his divine humanity, for in himself from conception was the divine good itself of divine love, and from that he made his humanity divine truth itself, when in the world, and moreover by union with his essential divinity he made that also the divine good of his divine love. Ap. Ex. 375. See Christ.
ANOINTING of Aaron and his sons, rep. the divine good of divine love in the Lord, and impletion of their hands, divine truth and thence divine power. A. C. 10019. See Unction.
ANSWER, to (Ps. xlix. 8), s. to bring assistance and to do good. Ap. Ex. 295. When pred. of the Lord, s. influx, inspiration, perception, and information, moreover also, mercy and help. Ap. Ex. 471. To a. (Apoc. vii. 13) s. influx; and, to say, perception. Ap. Ex. 471. To a., when assent is given to what is asked, s. what is reciprocal, and consequently reception. (Gen. xxiii. 5.) A. C. 2919.
ANTEDILUVIAN CHURCH. In that church all the understanding of truth and will of good perished. This was the case to such a degree with the antediluvians, who were infected with direful persuasions and filthy lusts, that there did not appear the smallest vestige or trace of understanding and will; but with those who were called Noah, there was a reserve of remains, which nevertheless could not form any thing of understanding and will, but only rational truth, and natural good. A. C. 635, 560.
ANTELOPE s. natural affection of truth. 6413.
ANTIPAS, MY FAITHFUL MARTYR (Rev. ii. 13), in the spiritual or angelic language, s. those who are hated on account of acknowledging the divine human of the Lord. Ap. Ex. 137. A. R. 112.
ANTIPATHY, those who have hated others in this world, conceive an a. for their spheres, and seek to do them injury in the other life. 5061. The delight of heaven is insupportable in hell, and vice versa. D. P. 303.
ANTIPODES, cited in ill. 1378, 2196. Heaven and hell are like two a. D. P. 300.
ANTIQUITIES (Ezek. xxxvi. 10, 11) s. the most ancient church. Beginnings, the ancient church. The house of Israel, and people Israel, the primitive church, or church of the Gentiles. A. C. 477.
ANXIETIES before the rest of the viscera, affect the stomach. A. C. 5179. If any a. is felt when man thinks evil, it is from conscience. A. C. 5470. See Temptation.
AORTA. The great artery. Its cor. exp. D. L. W.412.
APES s. those who pervert the understanding of the Word. A. R. 839.
APOCALYPSE. Forasmuch as all things of heaven and the church among men are from the divine human of the Lord, therefore in the first chapter of the A., he is described by various rep., and from that description are taken exordiums to the seven particular churches mentioned in the subsequent chapters. Ap. Ex. 113, 151. The first sixteen chapters of the A. treat of the reformed, the seventeenth and eighteenth of the Roman Catholics, and the succeeding chapters of the last judgment and the new church. A. R. 567. The A., from beginning to end, treats solely of the state of the former heaven and church, and of their abolition, and afterwards of the new heaven and new church, in which one God will be acknowledged, in whom there is a trinity, and that the Lord Jesus is that God. A. R. 523. All things in the A. relate to the acknowledgment, that the Lord is the God of heaven and earth, and to a life according to his commandments. A. R. 903, 957. The A., in series, treats of the falses in the church, inasmuch as the truths of the new church cannot be received before those falses are discovered and removed. A. R. 700. The A. was manifested to John by the Lord, and it is now opened by the Lord. A. R. 953. That nothing shall be added to or taken away from what is written in the A., s. that nothing shall be added to or taken away from the truths of the new church, which contain prophecies, and are now revealed. A. R. 958. The last words in the A. are the words of dispensation between the Lord and the church to marriage. A. R. 960. Seven chapters of the A. treat more particularly and expressly of the perverted state of the church among the reformed. B. E. 88. All things, which are contained in the A. have respect to that which is s. by the seven golden candlesticks; viz., the new heaven and new church, as to its end and conclusion: those things therefore in the last chapters are treated of; the rest which come in between, are such things as oppose, and which are to be removed, as those things which are recorded of the dragon and the beasts of Babylon; which things not opposing or being removed, the new heaven and new church rise out and appear. Ap. Ex. 91. The A. does not treat of those who deny truth, but of those who falsify it; for they who deny truths are not among those who were in the former heaven, and from thence in the day of the last judgment were cast into hell, for these immediately after death were cast in thither. But they who falsify truths from various causes, are treated of in this book, because they made to themselves a heaven which was afterwards destroyed. Ap. Ex. 535.
APOLLYON, den. reasoning from falses appearing as from truths, and from things philosophical perversely applied. 7643.
APOSTLES, the twelve, s. all divine truths in the Christian church. A. R. 70. The a. sitting upon twelve thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel, s. that the Lord will proceed in judgment according to the truths and goods of faith and love. A. C. 2129, 6397. The Lord’s twelve a. who were with him in the, world, were again commissioned by him to preach the gospel of his new church and kingdom throughout the universal spiritual world. This was done on the 19th day of June, 1770. See Matt. xxiv. 31. U. T. 791. A. are they who teach the goods and truths of the church, and in an abstract sense the goods and truths themselves. A. R. 79. The a. thought the kingdom of heaven was like the kingdoms of this world. A. C. 3857. The a. are called holy, because they rep. holy things. A. R. 790. See Disciples, Peter, Prophets.
APPAREL s. truths in common. A. R. 328. See Garment, Robes, etc.
APPARENT TRUTH. Divine t. is latent under the a. t. of the Word. 6997.
APPEARANCES. In the Word many things are expressed according to a. 589, 626.
APPEAR, to. The Lord appears to every one according to his state. A. C. 934. That man does not live of, or from himself, is an eternal truth; but yet, unless it appeared as if he lived of himself, it would be impossible for him to live at all. A. C. 1712.
APPEARANCE IN THE WORD. Evil and wrath are attributed, in the Word, to the Lord ; when notwithstanding nothing but good proceeds from him. A. C. 2447. When apparent truths are taken for real truths, then they are confirmed, and become fallacies. D. L. W.
APPEARANCES OF TRUTH are genuine goods and truths invested or clothed. Ap. Ex. 778. It is not sin and blasphemy to interpret the Word according to appearances, provided such interpretations are not formed into the principles of a system, and these confirmed to the destruction of divine truth in its genuine sense. Ap. Ex. 778. When man perceives the Word according to appearances of truth therein, the angels who are round about him understand it spiritually; thus the spiritual of heaven is conjoined with the natural of the world, as to such things as conduce to the life of man after death. If the Word had been written otherwise, no conjunction of heaven could have been given with man. Ap. Ex. 816.
APPEARANCES. Essential divine truths are such that they cannot in any sort be comprehended by any angel, still less by any man; inasmuch as they exceed every faculty of the understanding both of men and angels; in order therefore that they may have conjunction with the Lord, truths divine flow in with them in a., and then they can be received and acknowledged: this is effected in a manner adequate
to the comprehension of every one. Wherefore a. of truth, that is, truths angelic and human, are of a threefold degree. A. C. 3362. There are a. in the hells which are not real existences, but only the effects of fantasy and insanity, like the wild imaginations of a person in a delirious fever. Ap. Ex. 553.
APPERCEPTION in the writings of E. S. den. the exterior views or apprehensions of truth existing in the natural mind of man; whereas perception is a term applied to the more interior views thereof. See A. C. 3549. The a. of truth is from good, inasmuch as the Lord is in good and gives a.; when it hence receives truth, it then increases indefinitely: the case herein is like that of a little seed, which grows into a tree, and produces little seeds, and these next produce a garden, etc. A. C. 5355.
APPETITE and TASTE cor. with the desire of sciences (in the world of spirits). A. C. 1480.
APPLE of the EYE. “He kept him as the a. of his e.” (Deut. xxxii. 10), s. that the Lord fights (together with man) against evils and falses from hell. Ap. Ex. 730.
APPLE TREE s. joy of heart originating in natural good derived from spiritual good. Ap. Ex. 458. Sensual good and truth, which is the ultimate of the natural principle. (Joel i. 12.) Ap. Ex. 458.
APPROACH s. influx and communication. 8159.
APPLICATION. Interior truths in the natural are the a. of celestial and spiritual truths to use. 4973.
APPROPRIATE, to. Divine providence does not a. good or evil to any one, but self-derived prudence a. both. D. P. 308. The love of good and truth cannot be a. to man apparently as his own, unless he is in a state of freedom. H. and H. 293. A. C. 4031. Appropriation of good is its implantation in the will. A. C. 10109. Whatsoever man from his will thinks, speaks, and acts as well good as evil is a. to him and remains. D. P. 220, 227.
APPROXIMATIONS in the spiritual world are similitudes. H. and H. 193.
AR (Deut. ii. 17) s. good not as yet defiled with falses. A. C. 2466.
AR of MOAB (Isa. xv. 1) s. the doctrine of those who are in truths from the natural man. Ap. Ex. 652.
ARABIA (Jer. xlix. 29) s. the church which is in truths from good. Ap. Ex. 799. A. s. the same as Kedar. Also the natural man. Ap Ex. 405. In Jer. xliv. 28, s. those who pervert the knowledges of good. S. E. L. P. p. 28. A. s. spiritual good, and the Princes of Kedar, spiritual truths. (Ezek. xxvii. 21.) A. C. 3268. A. s. wisdom, and the Princes of Kedar, intelligence. (Ezek. xxvii. 21.) A. C. 2830.
ARABIA and the KINGDOMS of HAZOR (Jer. xlix. 28), in an opposite sense, s. those who are principled in the knowledges of things celestial and spiritual, for no other end or use than that they may be reputed wise and, intelligent by themselves and the world. A. C. 3048.
ARABIA and the SONS of the EAST (Jer. xlix. 28, 30) s. the possession of celestial riches or of the things that relate to love, which things, if wasted, are said to flee and to wander, etc., when they yield no good fruit. A. C. 382.
ARAD (threshing-floor) s. first state. 6537.
ARAM or SYRIA. The knowledges of good and of truth. A. C. 3676. Aram, in the opposite sense, s. the knowledges of good perverted. See Isa. vii. 4-6. ix.-12. Deut. xxvi. 5. A. C. 1232.
ARAM-NAHARAIM (Gen. xxiv. 10) s. the knowledge of truth. A. C. 3051.
ARARAT, Mount (Gen. viii, 4), den. the light of a regenerate person. This light is the first light after temptation, and is consequently obscure. A. C. 854.
ARCANA, the, of the Christian church were contained in the rituals and rep. of the Jewish church. A. C. 3478. The a. of justification by faith alone, can scarcely be comprehended by any, except the rulers of the church who teach it. A. R. 426. He who knows the formation of good from truths, knows the greatest a. of heaven. A. C. 8772. All the a. of the world of nature are contained in man. A. C. 3702, 6057. The a. of
the internal sense of the Word are such that they can scarcely be explored as to a ten thousandth part to the apprehension of man, except only in a most general way. A. C. 3085.
ARCHANGELS exercise no arbitrary authority. A. E. 735.
ARCHER. A member of the church spiritual was of old so called, because, he defends himself by truths and disputes about them. A. C. 2709.
ARCHITECTURAL ART, among the angels, is art herself realizing her own skill. A. Cr. 82.
ARCHITECTURE of the other life des. 1627-29. H. and H. 185.
ARIANISM took its rise from thinking of God as three persons. D. P. 262.
ARIANS. Condition in the other life des. D. P. 262.
ARIEL (Isa. xxix. 1-2) s. the true church destroyed. S. E. L. P.
ARIOC, king of Ellasar, so many kinds of goods and truths with the Lord’s external man. A. C. 1660.
ARISE. To arise is to be elevated from a state of evil to a state of good. A. C. 2388, 2401.
ARISTOTLE, concerning his thoughts on the Lord, man, etc. 4658.
ARM den. power. 878. 9937.
ARK, the, rep. heaven, in the supreme sense the Lord, consequently the divine good. A. C. 4926. A. s. the inmost heaven. A. C. 9485. The translation of the a. (2 Sam. vi. 1-17) s. the progression of the church among men, from its ultimates to its inmost principles. Ap. Ex. 700. By the a. going forward, were rep. combats and temptations. A. C. 85. By the a. resting, is s. regeneration. A. C. 850, 851. By reason of the decalogue therein contained, the a. was the most holy thing of the church. D. L. W. 53, 61. Its going forth s. liberty. A. C. 903. In Gen. viii., it s. the man of the ancient church who was to be regenerated. A. C. 896. A. of Jehovah (Num. x. 31-36) s. the Lord as to divine truth. Ap. Ex. 700. The a. (in 2 Sam. vi. 6, 7) rep. the Lord, consequently all that is holy and celestial. A. C. 878. Noah’s a. (Gen. viii. 18) s. the state of the man of the most ancient church, before regeneration. A. C. 876.
ARK of the STRENGTH or JEHOVAH s. heaven and the church. A. E. 684.
ARKITE s. different kinds of idolatry. A. C. 1205.
ARM of JEHOVAH s. the humanity which he assumed. U. T. 84.
ARMAGEDDON. A state and desire of mind to wage war under the influence of falsified truths, arising from the love of eminence and universal dominion. A. R. 770. There was a combat in A., at the time of the last judgment on the church in 1757, with respect to the understanding of the Lord’s prayer in its beginning. A. R. 839.
ARMIES, in the Word, mean the truths and goods of the church, also the falses and evils thereof. A. R. 862. A. of the heavens and the sands of the sea (Jer. xxxiii. 15-22) s. the knowledges of truth and good in the spiritual and natural man. Ap. Ex. 444.
ARMS s. such things as belong to spiritual war. A. R.436. A. and Feet (Dan. x. 6) s. the exterior things of the Word, which are its literal sense. A. C. 2162. A. and hands, in the Word, s. power; and the right hand superior power. D. L. W. 220. A. C. 878, 3091. Those who are in the province of the a. and hands are in eminent power of truth from good. H. and H. 96. The same may be said with respect to the shoulders. A. C. 4932.
ARMY, an, s. doctrinals. A. C. 3448. A. R. 447.
AROER s. the knowledges of truth and good. A. E. 911.
AROMATIC WAX (Gen. xliii. 11) s. the truth of good, for all aromatics, inasmuch as they have a sweet scent, in the internal sense s. truths which are grounded in good; this may be manifest from the consideration that truths grounded in good in heaven are perceived as pleasantly as sweet-scented objects are in the world; on which account also, when the perceptions of the angels are turned into odors, which frequently is the case by virtue of the Lord’s good pleasure, on such occasions the senses are gratified as it were with fragrances arising from aromatics and from flowers; hence it is, that frankincense and perfumes were made of such substances as had a grateful odor, and that they were applied to holy uses, and hence also it is, that aromatics were mixed with anointing oil. A. C. 5621.
AROUND s. what is distant in degree of intelligence and wisdom, thus what is below. A. E. 335.
ARPHAXAD (Gen. x. 24) s. science. A. C. 1235.
ARRANGE, to, truths and goods which constitute the church in man, can only be effected by the Lord. A. R. 364.
ARRANGEMENT. The heavens and hells were arranged and underwent changes from one judgment to another. A. E. 702. D. P. 302. A. of societies according to genera and species of affections in heaven and hell. A. Cr. 34.
ARRAYED s. to be instructed in truths. A. E. 1222.
ARROGATE, to, to one’s self divine power, is to say that we can open and shut heaven, remit and retain sins, etc. D. P. 257.
ARROW and BOW. (Isa. vii. 24.) A. is the false destroying truth, and b. is the doctrine of the false. Ap. Ex. 357. Polished a. den. the truth of doctrine. A. C. 2680, 2709, 2799. A. den. truths. A. R. 299. Also spiritual truths. A. C. 2686. See Quiver.
ARSENALS den. truth combating against falses, and in the opposite sense, the false combating against truth. A. C. 6661.
ART, A. of magicians described. A. C. 831.
ARTERIES and VEINS of the heart cor. to affections, and a. and v. of the lungs, to the affections of truth. D. L. W. 412.
ARTIFICER den. one who is wise, intelligent, and knowing. A. C. 424. S. wisdom, intelligence, and science. A. E. 1186.
ARVADITES falsities and evil lusts. A. C. 1205.
As it were from himself, exp. D. P. 7G, 88, 92.
ASCEND, to, involves elevation to truth and good, and to descend involves dejection to what is false and evil. A. C. 4815.
ASCENDING and DESCENDING on the ladder (Gen. xxviii. 12) s. infinite and eternal communication and thence conjunction. A. C. 3701.
ASCENSION. There are six degrees of a.; three in the natural and three in the spiritual world. D. L. W. 66-7.
ASENATH. ” And gave him A. the daughter of Potipher the priest of On for a woman.” (Gen. xli. 45.) That hereby is s. the quality of the marriage of truth with good and of good with truth, appears from the signification of giving for a woman, as den. marriage; the reason why it is the marriage of good with truth and of truth with good is, because no other is meant by marriages in the spiritual sense, and hence no other by marriages in the Word. By the daughter of the priest of On is s. the truth of good, for daughter is the affection of truth, and priest is good. A. C. 5332.
ASER, in a supreme sense, s. eternity; in a spiritual sense, eternal beatitude; and in a natural sense, the affection of goodness and truth. Also the love of being useful, which is called mutual love. A. R. 353.
ASHAMED (Gen. ii. 25) s. to be in evil. A. C. 163. To be a. and confounded (Jer. xxii. 22) s. to be destitute of every good and truth. Ap. Ex. 811. See Naked.
ASHER, reasonings. D. L. W. 225. A. C. 1186. A. s. the internal, and Manasseh the cor. external. Ap. Ex. 411. See wiser.
ASHES (Ezek. xxvii. 30) s. what is condemned; because fire from which they are derived s. infernal love. Ap. Ex. 1175. A. of the Furnace (Exod. ix. 8) s. the falses of lusts. A. C. 7519. Ap. Ex 962. See Dust and Ashes.
ASHTEROTH, KARNAIM, and SHAVEH KIRIATHAIM (Gen. xiv. 5) s. the hells of such as were in persuasions of the false, and whom the Lord conquered in his childhood. A. C. 1673.
ASHUR or ASSYRIAN s. the rational principle. A. C. 119, 1186. The spiritual church. A. C. 776.
ASIA (Rev. i. 4) s. those who from the Word are in the light of truth. A. R. 11. The angels when A. is named perceive the south; when Europe is named, they perceive the north; and when Africa is named, they perceive the east. Ap. Ex. 21. The science of correspondences was known a long time in A. A. C. 202-3.
ASIDE, to be, is pred. of the Gentiles, because they are in collateral good. A. C. 4189.
ASK, to (Gen. xxv. 23), s. communication. A. C. 3291. In Gen. xliii. 7, it den. to perceive another’s thought, because in heaven there is a communication of all thoughts, insomuch that no one has any need to a. another what he thinks; hence it is that to a. s. to perceive another’s thought; for the quality of anything on earth, in the internal sense, is its quality in heaven. A. C. 5597.
ASKENAS (Jer. li. 27) den. idolatrous worship, or external worship separate from internal. A. C. 1154.
ASKING s. searching into or examination. 3385.
ASLEEP. (Matt. viii. 23-26.) When the man of the church is in a natural state, and not yet in a spiritual state, natural affections, which are various cupidities arising from the loves of self and of the world, rise up and cause various emotions of the mind (which is s. by the tempest on the sea) ; in this state the Lord appears as absent, and this apparent absence is s. by that the Lord was a. in the ship. Ap. Ex. 514.
ASPECT, when pred. of the Lord, den. the divine presence, and thence providence. A. E. 25.
ASPERSION, s. truths destroyed by falses. A. E. 519.
ASPS. (Deut. xxxii. 33.) Dragons and a. s. the sensual principles, which are the ultimate of the natural man, full of abominable evils and their confirming falses. Ap. Ex. 714.
ASS. Natural truth. A. C. 2781. The scientific principle in particular. A. C. 1486. A she-a., the affection of natural truth. A. C. 2781, 1486. Son of a she-a. den. rational truth. A. C. 1895, 1896, 1902, 1910. By wild a. is meant truth separated from good. A. C. 1949. A. and the foal of an a. (Luke xix. 28, 41) s. the natural man as to good and truth. A. C. 2781. He-a., natural exterior truth. A. C. 4244. See Wild A.
ASSEMBLE s. to be arranged into order. 6338, 10397.
ASSEMBLY s. that the tent of a. den. where the presence of the Lord is. 9784.
ASSES. Truths of good of the inferior or external order. A. C. 403. A. s. the things relating to the self-intelligence of the sensual man; and camels, the things of self-intelligence in the natural man. (Isa. xxx. 6, 7.) Ap. Ex. 654. Wild a. s. rational truths. A. C. 1947.
ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS, ill. 3336.
ASSUME, to. The Lord could not a. the human, without nativity. A. C. 3030. The Lord a. the human essence when he was seen by the prophets. A. C. 1573. The one God, who is invisible, a. the human by coming into the world, not only that he might redeem men, but also that he might become visible, and so conjoined to man. U. T. 786.
ASSYRIA, the king of (Isa. vii. 11,14), rep. the external or natural principle of the church. Ap. Ex. 706. The kings of A. (Isa. viii. 7, 8) s. fantasies, principles of what is false, originating therein, which desolate man. A. C. 705.
ASTONISHMENT and BLINDNESS. (Zech. xii. 4.) A. is pred. of the understanding when there is no perception of good, and b., when there is no perception of truth therein. Ap. Ex. 355.
ASYLUM, an, was provided for those who had been hurt by falses of religion. 9011.
ATAD s. initiation, and the first state of the church. A. C. 6537.
AT HAND s. nearness of state. A. R. 947.
ATHANASIAN CREED was permitted to be written by divine providence, because although it is inconsistent with itself and with the true idea of the divine unity; yet it agrees with the truth with respect to the union of the divinity and humanity in the person of Christ. Ap. Ex. 1006. A. doctrine of the trinity has perverted the whole Christian church. D. L. W. 146. U. T. 177.
ATHEISTS are the subjects of infernal spirits. 1308. Their position in the spiritual world. D. L. W. 357.
ATMOSPHERE cor. to use, because it is the receptacle and continent of heat and light, as use is the continent of love and wisdom D. L. W. 183, 299. A. C. 1621.
ATMOSPHERES, which are three in both worlds, the spiritual and the natural, in their ultimates close in substances and matters, such as there are in the earths. D. L. W. 302. A., water, and earth, are the three general principles by which and from which all things exist. D. L. W. 178. All the societies in the spiritual world appear surrounded with a., cor. to their affections and thoughts. Those which are in the third heaven appear in a pure ethereal a.; those in the second heaven, in an aerial, or less pure a.; but those in the ultimate heaven appear encompassed with a watery a. Ap. Ex. 342. A. exist in another life, with innumerable varieties, and of inexpressible beauty. A. C. 2297.
ATOMS. It is a fallacy of the natural senses to suppose there are simple substances, such as a. 5084.
ATONEMENTS (Exod. xxviii. 36) are the receptions of the good of love and faith from the Lord, after the removal of evils and thence of falses. A. C. 10122.
ATTENTION. Ho who is wise, attends to the end. 9407. A derivation from wisdom or understanding. D. L. W. 363.
ATTRACTION. All love is a. 8604, 6476. With the good after death, there is a. to the Lord, as to a common centre. A. E. 646. All conjunctions and associations are regulated by a. T. C. R. 365, 350.
ATTRIBUTE, the proper, of the human of the Lord, is redemption and salvation; which is called righteousness and merit. L. 34.
ATTRIBUTES, the divine, were changed by idolatries into so manv gods. S. S. 117.
AURA’S, adamantine a. of precious stones in the other life. 1621. The atmosphere of the inmost heaven is a pure a. A. E. 538.
AURICLES. The heart and lungs are conjoined by the a. and cor. to the conjunction of will and understanding. D. L. W. 403.
AURORA (day dawn). Dawn or redness den. when conjunction begins. 4300.
AUTHORITY. The sphere of a. is tempered with goodness with those who have lived in faith and charity. 1508. When pred. of the Lord, s. the salvation of the human race. A. E. 293. Those who think from a., think as a crab walks, the sight following the tail. C. L. 295.
AUTUMN in the Word, s. the decline of the church. D. L. W. 73.
AVELMITZRAIM. Mourning of the Egyptians. 6543.
AVARICE, in. there is not only the love of the world, but also self-love, and, indeed, the most filthy self-love. The Jewish nation has been in such a. from the beginning. A. C. 4751.
AVEN, the high places of, s. principal falses, and thence ratiocinations, which are from those who are in that worship which, considered in itself, is interior idolatry; for they who are in evil of life and in falses of
doctrine, worship themselves and the world. Ap. Ex. 391. Also, self-love. A. C. 273.
AVENGED SEVENTY AND SEVEN-FOLD (Gen. iv. 24) s. the complete extinction of both faith and charity,
whence cometh damnation, s. by slaying a man and a little child. A. C. 433.
AVERSION. Those who live in evils are averse to truths. 7951. Concerning the a. from the Lord of the
spirits of hell. A. E. 1143.
AVIMS, the, who were expelled by the Caphtoritcs (Deut. ii. 23), s. falses and evils which infest the
regenerate man. A. C. 1868.
AUTHORITY, arbitrary, does not exist in the heavens, for there no one acknowledges, in heart, any above
himself, but the Lord alone. A. E. 735.
AUTUMN and EVENING s. the decline of the church. D. L. W. 73.
AWAKE, to (Gen. xli. 4), den. a state of illustration. A. C. 5208.
AWL den. affixtion or adjunction, and the like is s. by a peg or nail. A. C. 8990.
AXE, an. (Jer. x. 3.) The work of the hands of the workman with the a., s. that which is from man’s proprium and from his proper intelligence. Ap. Ex. 458. The false principle originating in self-derived intelligence. A. R. 847.
AXIS. The sphere of divine good is in the midst like an a. A. C. 10190.
AZAL (Zech. xiv. 5) s. separation and liberation, here separation from the falses of evil. Ap. Ex. 405.
AZAREL s. the natural man not purified. A. E. 730.
AZURE STONE den. the spiritual love of good. 9870.
AZZAH (Gen. x. 19), s. those things which are revealed concerning charity. A. C. 1207.
A, in the angelic language, is one of the vowels used in the third heaven, to express a sound cor. with affection. S. S. 90.