LILLIAN G. BEEKMAN
Bryn Athyn, Pa.
I. The Finiting of the Infinite
God, the only substance, and origin of all created
Swedenborg’s definitions of universals,
The accommodation of the Infinite to the finite,
Production of Vortex rings,
The First Natural Point, its productive action
and essential characteristics,
The Primitives of the Spiritual Sun,
First Finites, Second Finites, The first Aura,
II. The Derivation of the First Substance of Creation.
The first atmosphere and its uses,
Its internal construction,
The human spirituous fluid,
The simple fibre,
The celestial cortex,
The Second or Magnetic Aura, and its bullae,
The accommodation of the Spiritual Sun,
The volumes of the Second Aura, Discrete Degrees,
III. Natural Suns and Planets
Third Finites and their origin,
The bullae of the Second Aura, Fourth Finites,
The planetary masses, The Satellites,
The Sun Spots, Further development of
Planets and Satellites,
IV. The Natural Atmospheres and Water
The Solar Vortex, The Active Solar Centre,
Light, Progress of the Earths to their Orbits,
The Third Aura, or Ether, The Fourth Aura or Air,
Origin of the Water Molecule,
V. Salts and the Crust of the Earth. Protoplasm
The Centrifugal and the Centripetal Forces,
The Compression of the Fourth Aura,
The Primeval Ocean, Formation of the
Salt Molecule, The Ramenta of broken
Salt particles, Primitives of Carbon,
First formation of Oils or Hydro-carbons,
Origin of the Earth-crust,
The Formative substance of the Vegetable Kingdom,
The first Seed-soil, Corroborative Evidences,
Growth of the Earth-crust,
Protoplasm, Life-formative functions of the Ether,
Salt as the Conjunctive of Oil and Water,
Rise of Animalculate Life,
VI. The first Vegetative Formation, and its living Service
in preparing an Atmosphere for breathing creatures
The Divine in ultimates, First vegetative forms,
Preparation of an Atmosphere for Breathing,
The Aerial Salt, Its Identity with Oxygen,
VII. A Chapter in Geology
Rise of floating vegetative Land,
First appearance of the Nitrogen family,
Silicon and Carbon, Evolution of the Halogens
and the Alkaline and Earthy Metals.
Swedenborg’s interpretation of the succession of early
Geological strata, The Sub-saline layer,
and its connection with the Upheaval of
mountains, the action of Volcanoes, and the
formation of Magnetic ores, Diluvial cause of
what is misnamed Glacial Action and Glacial Drift,
The production of Metals and metallic Ores.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.
Plate I. Frontispiece.
Plate II. A Vortex Ring, illustrating the perpetually
spiral form and interior fluxion of finites
Plate III. A Bulla of the First Aura
Plate IV. A Bulla of the Second Aura
Plate V. The Solar Vortex
Plate VI. A Bulla of the Third Aura, or Ether
Plate VII. A Bulla of the Fourth Aura or Aerial
Elementary Diagram, illustrating the series of Finites and Auras.
and thefr mutual relations
Plate VIII. Group of nine molecules of Water
Plate IX. The same group, with central molecule collapsed
Plate X. The Salt Particle
WORKS BY SWEDENBORG
REFERRED TO IN THIS TREATISE
BY ABBREVIATIONS OR BY FULL TITLE.
A. C. — The Arcana Coelestia.
Adv. — The Adversaria.
A. E. — The Apocalypse Explained.
A. K. — The Animal Kingdom.
Ath. Cr. — On the Athanasian Crehd.
Chem. — The Principles of Chemistry.
C. L. — Conjugial Love.
Corp. Phil. — Corpuscular Philosophy.
De Fibra — Ceconomia Regni Animalis, Transactio III.
D. Love — On the Divine Love, (Appendix to the
D. L. W. — The Divine Love and Wisdom.
D. P. — The Divine Providence.
D. Wis. — On the Divine Wisdom, (Appendix to the
Doc. — Documents concerning Swedenborg, by R. L.Tafel.
E. A. K. — The Economy of the Animal Kingdom.
H. H. — Heaven and Hell.
J. Post. — The posthumous work On the Last Judgment.
Lesser Principia — A forerunner to the Principia.
Misc. Obs. — Miscellaneous Observations.
On Copper — Vol. III. of Opera Philosophica et Mineralia
WORKS BY SWEDENBORG.
Post. Tracts — Posthumous Tracts.
Principia — Vol. I. of Opera Philosophica et Mineralia.
S. D. — The Spiritual Diary.
The Infinite — On the Infinite.
The Soul — Rational Psychology.
T. C. R. — The True Christian Religion.
Worsh. and Love of God — Worship and Love of God.