DAGGER den. doctrinals destroying truth and pood. 6353.
DAGON (1 Sam. v. 6), being the idol of the Philistines, s. their religion, which also was faith separate from charity. D. P. 326.
DAILY den. what is perpetual. 2838.
DAILY BREAD. It is given to the angels by the Lord every moment, what to think and this with blessedness and happiness, which is implied also in the internal sense, by the d. b., mentioned in the Lord’s prayer; and likewise by the Lord’s precept to his disciples, not to be solicitous about what they eat or drink, or with what they are clothed. A. C. 2493. See Day.
DAMASCUS. A principal city of Syria, where there were the remains of worship, as practised in the ancient church, and from whence came Eber or the Hebrew nation. A. C. 1796. D. s. nearly the same as Syria, which see. A. C. 1715. D. and Aroer (Isa. xvii. 1, 2) s. the knowledges of truth and good. A. E. 911. See Eliezer of Damascus.
DAMNATION is to perish by reason of evil. 2395. To suppose anyone predestined to d. is a cruel heresy. D. P. 330. Whoever denies God, is already among the condemned. T. C. R. 14.
DAMSEL den. affection in which is innocence. 3067. D. of Rebecca (Gen. xxiv. 61) s. subservient affections. 3189. See Daughter.
DAN. (Jer. viii. 16) s. truth in its own ultimate degree of order, here truth in the church, which is contained in the literal sense of the Word. He who remains in this alone and does not read it from the doctrine of genuine truth, which leads and enlightens, is liable to fall into all kinds of errors and such are understood by D. The confirmation of the false thence, by the snorting of his horses, and the falsifications of truth, by the sound of the neighing of his strong ones. That from thence the church is vastated, is understood by the whole land trembled, etc. A. E. 855. The reason why this tribe is not mentioned among the rest, in Rev. vii., is because by this tribe they are rep. and s., who are treated of in the subsequent parts of that chapter, verse 9, etc.: viz., they who have not been in the real truths of heaven and the church, but in the good of life, according to their doctrinals of religion, which, for the most part, were not genuine truths, but falses, which were, however, accepted by the Lord as truths, because they were in the good of life, from which the falses of their religion were not tinctured with evil, but inclining to good. The reason why these were received instead of the tribe of D.,is because this tribe was the ultimate of all, and therefore, in the kingdom of the Lord, s. the ultimate [heaven] in which they are, who are of the above description. A. E. 450. 10.335. D. s. those who are in truth, and not at the same time in good. 6395. D. is the first state of one about to be regenerated, but the ultimate or last of him, who is regenerated. 8923.
DANCES (Exod. xv. 20) are pred. of the affection of spiritual good, or the good of truth, and s. its pleasantness and joy. 8339.
DANCING is pred. of truths, and joy of goods. (Ps. xxx. 11.) 5779
DANGER. There is no d. in departing from evil to good; the d. is in departing from good to evil. A. Cr. 55.
DANIEL rep. every thing prophetical concerning the Lord’s coming, and concerning the state of the church. 3652. See Matt. xxiv.
DANIEL’S FOUR BEASTS rep. the successive states of the church. A. R. 574
DARIUS THE MEDE, requiring to be worshipped as a God (Dan. vi.), rep. profanation. 1326.
DARKENED, the perversion of the church by falsity. A. E. 368.
DARKNESS (tenebrae) s. natural light (lumen), for, in respect to spiritual light (lux), it is as d. This light (lumen) is s. by d. (tenebrae) Gen. i. 2, 5. D. also s. mere ignorance from the deprivation of truth, as in Ps. xviii.29, Ps. cxxxix. 11,12. A. E. 526. D. (Matt. iv. 16)den. the falses of ignorance. 1839. D. (thick) (Gen.xv. 17) s. hatred, instead of charity. 1860. The light of heaven effectively appears as d. to those who are in the love of self and of the world. 2441. Thick d. or blackness s. the falses of evil. 1839, 7711. D. and thick d. (Zeph. i. 15) s. falses and evils. 1839.
DARK SAYINGS OF OLD. See Representatives. A. C. 66.
DART s. doctrinals of truth. 2686.
DATES. The branch on which they hang, s. the good of faith. 7093.
DATHAN, swallowed up, s. damnation. 8306.
DAVID rep. the Lord, as to divine truth proceeding from his divine human. A. E. 316. D. in the Word, den. the Lord. 2159, 1888. Also the divine sovereignty or,royalty. H. and H. 526. 1888, 9954. And he rep. the Lord who was to come into the world. D. P. 245. Doct. Lord. 43, 44. D. in a supreme sense, s. divine truth proceeding from the Lord’s divine good, and in an internal sense all truth which is from good derived from the Lord. A. E. 206. Root of D. s. the Lord as to divine good united to divine truth in his humanity. A. E. 310.
DAVID and ISRAEL. D. s. those who are in divine spiritual truth, and I. those who are in divine truth spiritual natural, which is the medium between divine truth natural and spiritual. A. E. 768.
DAUGHTER, a (Gen. xxx. 21), s. a church of faith in which is good. 3693.
DAUGHTER OF JACOB (Gen. xxxiv. 19) s. the superstitious principle of the ancient church. 4475.
DAUGHTER OF ZION s. the celestial church; and daughter of Jerusalem, the spiritual church. (Isa. xxxviii. 22.) 2362.
DAUGHTER, YOUNG WOMAN, and DAMSEL. D. s. affection in common ; y. w., affection in which is charity; and d., affection in which is innocence. 3067. See King’s Daughter.
DAUGHTERS OF CANAAN s. the affections of what is false and evil. 3683. Two d. of one mother (Ezek. xxii.) are the Israelitish and Jewish churches. A. R. 134. D. and virgins s. the affections of goodness and truth. A. R. 620. D.-in-law s. good associated to its proper truth. 4843. “Behold I have two d.,” etc. (Gen. xix. 8), s. the affections of good and truth, and the blessedness perceivable from the enjoyment thereof, by those who do not violate the divine and holy principle of the Lord. 2362.
DAUGHTERS of the NIGHT-MONSTER. Devastation of truth. A. E, 141
DAUGHTERS of ONE MOTHER. The Israelitish and Jewish churches. A. E. 141.
DAUGHTERS of the OWL s. self love, or proprium. 1326.
DAUGHTERS of RABBAH s. those who are in natural good, and falsify the truths of the church. A. E. 637.
DAWN s. when conjunction is at hand. 4300.
DAY s. what is perpetual and eternal. 2838. Also good and charity. 38, 862. D. (Gen. i. 18) s. good, and night, evil. 38. D. and year, in the Word, s. the states of life in general. H. and H. 155. A. C. 23, 487. D. s. time and state in general, and years, times and states in particular. 486,487. Mid-d. s. a state of light or of the knowledges of truth, or of wisdom and intelligence. 1548, 5672, 9684. “Give us this d. our daily bread.” By this d. and to-d. is s. the perpetuity and eternity of a state. That daily and to-d. s. what is perpetual, appears from the sacrifice which was offered every d., and which, by reason of the s. of d., of daily and to-d., was called the continual or perpetual sacrifices. (Num. xxviii. 8, 23, etc.) This appears still more evident from the manna which rained from heaven. (Exod. xvi. 4, 19, 20, 23.) 2838.
DAY BEFORE YESTERDAY den. from eternity. 6983. Also a prior state. 7114.
DAY DAWN ASCENDING (Gen. xxxii.) s. when conjunction is at hand. 4300.
DAY of the ANGER and WRATH of JEHOVAH, in the Old Testament relates to the judgment which he executed by his incarnation ; but the day of his wrath, mentioned in the Revelation, relates to the last judgment executed at his second advent, Anno 1757. A. E. 413.
DAY of JEHOVAH, or Great Day of JEHOVAH s. the coming of the. Lord, and the establishment of a new church, by him; and as there is a consummation of the age, that is, an end of the old church, at the coming of the Lord, and commencement of a new church, therefore, by the d. of Jehovah, in many passages, is also s. the end of the former church; and it is said, that there will then be rumors, tumults, and wars, etc. L. 45. A. R. 704. D. of Jehovah (Joel i. 15) s. vastation, 488. D. of Jehovah (Zeph. i. 14) s. the last time and state of the church. 1839.
DAY of RUIN (Ezek. xxvii. 27) s. the last judgment. A. E. 538.
DAY and NIGHT s. the state of the regenerate person, as to things intellectual; and summer and winter, are pred. of things belonging to the will. 936.
DAY of VENGEANCE s. a state of damnation. 488.
DAY-SPRING FROM ON HIGH s. the Lord; and they who are without the church, are understood by those ” who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death;” their illustration in divine truth by their reception of the Lord and conjunction with him, from whence heaven and eternal felicity are derived, is understood by the way of peace ; and by guiding our feet therein, is s. instruction. (Luke i. 79.) A. E. 365.
DAYS, to come to (Gen. xxiv. 1), s. when the state was at hand. 3016.
DAYS of ETERNITY and the YEARS of GENERATION and GENERATION (Deut. xxxii. 7, 8) den. the most ancient and the ancient churches. 1259. See Ancient of Days.
DAYS of OLD (Ps. Ixxvii. 5) s. states of the most ancient church, and years of ancient times, states of the ancient church. 488. The most
ancient church which was before the flood, and in love to the Lord, is understood by the d. of o., of an age, or of eternity (Mal. iii. 4) ; and the ancient church which was after the flood, which was the spiritual church, is understood by former years. A. E. 433. A. C. 486. See Seventh day.
DEAD. They are so called, in the Word, who have only natural life, but not spiritual life also. A. E. 694. D. (Gen. xxiii. 8) s. night, in respect to the goodnesses and truths of faith. 2031. D. (Rev. vi. 8, and xi. 18) has respect to what is infernal. A. R. 321, 525. When it is said of the Lord, that he was made d. (Rev. i. 18), it does not mean that he was crucified, and so died, but that he was neglected in the church, and his divine humanity not acknowledged; for so he became d. among men. A. R. 93. A d. man s. one who is unregenerate. 81. A d. man acknowledges nothing to be true and good, but what regards the body and the world, and this he adores. 81.
DEAD WORSHIP. The external worship of the church without the internal is infernal. 10.546. To imitate affections in worship is infernal. 10.309.
DEAF, the, in the spiritual sense, s. those who are not in the truth of faith, because not in the knowledge and thence the apperception of it. 9397. The d. (Dan. iv. 10-16) s. those who are not in the understanding of truth, and thence not in obedience. A. E. 455.
DEATH s. extinction of concupiscences, which is the crucifixion of the flesh, and thus a renewal of life. Also, a rejection by the world. Also, the devil and hell, and thence evil of the will. A. R. 866. D. in the Word, s. resurrection. H. and H. 445. 3498, 6035, 6222. The second d. s. spiritual d., which is damnation. A. R. 853. By men seeking d. (Rev. ix. 6) is s. that in matters of faith, the understanding should be shut up; and shall not find it, s. that it is provided of the Lord, that this should not be done; and shall desire to die, s. that they shall wish to have the will closed in them; and d. shall flee from them, s. that it is provided that neither should this be done. A. R. 429. ” They loved not their soul unto d.” (Rev. xii. 11) s. that they loved not themselves more than the Lord. A. R. 556. A separation or d. ensues, when the body comes into such a state, from whatsoever disease or accident it be, that it cannot act as one with its spirit. The pulse and respiration of the body ceases, when the correspondence with the pulse and respiration of the spirit ceases, and then his spirit departs and continues its life in the spiritual world. D. L. W. 390. As d. is from no other source than from sin, and sin is all that which is contrary to divine order, it is from this ground that evil closes the smallest and altogether invisible vessels [of the human body], of which the next greater vessels, which are also invisible, are composed; for the smallest and altogether invisible vessels are continued to man’s interiors; hence comes the first and inmost obstruction, arid hence the first and inmost vitiation in the blood; this vitiation, when it increases, causes disease, and at length d. But if man had lived the life of good, in this case his interiors would be open to heaven, and through heaven to the Lord ; thus also the smallest and invisible vascula (it is allowable to call the delineaments of the first stamina, vascula, by reason of correspondence) would be open also, and hence man would be without disease, and would only decrease to ultimate old age, until he became altogether an infant but a wise infant; and when in such case the body could no longer minister to its internal man, or spirit, lie would pass without disease out ot his terrestrial body, into a body such as the angels have, thus out of the world immediately into heaven. 5726.
DEATH and BURIAL. When the d. of man is mentioned in the Word, the angels only perceive his transmigration from one world to another; and when b. is named, they perceive man’s resurrection unto life. A. E. «59.
DEATH and HELL. (Rev. vi. 8.) D. s. the extinction of spiritual life, and h., damnation thence. A. R. 321. By d. and h. gave up the dead which were in them (Rev. xx. 13), is s. the men of the church who were impious at heart, and who in themselves were devils and satans called to judgment. A. R. 870, 872.
DEATH of the WATERS– See Jericho. 10, 300.
DEBILITY s. diminution of potency. 8616.
DEBORAH, the nurse of Rebecca (Gen. xxxiv. 8), s. hereditary evil in the Lord’s maternal humanity. 4564.
DEBORAH and BARAK s. the truth of good. A. E. 447. The prophecy of D. and B., in the spiritual sense, treats concerning the victory of truth from good over the false from evil, and concerning the purification and reformation of the church. A. E. 447.
DEBT, internal, or charity between man and man. 4190. Conjugial d. s. conjunction. 9003.
DECALOGUE, the precepts of the, were promulgated by Jehovah, and were not only precepts of society, but also of religion. A. R. 529. The precepts of the d. are in every religion, and man should live according to them from religion. A. R. 272. The first step to reformation, is to live according to the commandments of the d. A. R. 628. Through a life conformable to the precepts of the d., conjunction is effected with the Lord. A. R. 490. The second table of the d. is the universal doctrine of repentance. A. R. 531. The d. is, at this day, like a little book shut up. D. P. 329. The d., in the literal sense, contains general precepts of doctrine and life, but in the spiritual and celestial senses, all things universally. U. T. 287. There are two tables of the d., one for God, the other for man. D. P. 326. See Commandments.
DECEIT and Profanation. There are two things, which not only close up the way of communication, but also deprive man of the faculty of ever becoming rational, which are d. and p.: d. is like a subtle poison which infects the interiors ; and p. is what mixes falses with truths, and evils with goods; by these two things the rational-principle is destroyed; there are with every man goods and truths from the Lord stored up from infancy, which goods and truths in the Word are called remains, these remains are infected by d., and are mixed together by p. 5128.
DECISION den. the end of the church. 1857.
DECLARE, to (Ps. iv. 13), s. to flow in. A. E. 405.
DECLINE, to, is to fall into what is false and evil. 4815.
DECORATION s. the divine truth of the church. A. E. 272.
DECORUM. Honesty is the complex of all moral virtues; d. the form. 2915.
DECREASE of spiritual heat and light exp. D. L. W. 94.
DECREPIT OLD MEN and WOMEN. Such of them as lived in this world in conjugial love, or in goodness and truth, in the other world are in the fullest beauty and flower of age. C. S. L. 137.
DEDAN (Gen. x.) s. the knowledges of celestial things of an inferior order, such as consist in ritual observances. 1172. D. (Gen. xxv.) den. those who are principled in the good of faith, properly, those who are principled in the truth of faith grounded in good. 3240. D. (Jer. xlix. 8) s. rituals wherein there is no internal worship. 1172.
DEEP, the, that lieth under (Gen. xlix. 25), s. scientifics in the natural principle. 6431. See Face of the Deep.
DEEPS (Ps. cxlviii. 7) s. the ultimate heavens, in which the spiritual natural angels are ; also divine truths in abundance, and arcana of divine wisdom. See Ps. lxxvi. 15, xxxvi. 7, etc. A. E. 538.
DEER, male, natural affection of truth; female, of good. 6413.
DEFENCE. Ultimate truth is a d. to spiritual truth. 5008.
DEFEND, to. The spiritual man is unable to d. himself against the natural man, when ultimate truth is withdrawn. 5008.
DEFILED with WOMEN, to adulterate and falsify the divine good and truth of the Word. A. R. 620.
DEFLUX, or FLOWING DOWN, produces a different effect with the good, from what it does with the evil. A. E. 502.
DEFORMITY. He with whom the internal and external man are opposed is black and deformed as to his spirit. 3425.
DEGREES. There are three d. in man, answering to the three heavens. 4154. There are three d. both in the spiritual and in the natural world, hitherto unknown, according to which the laws of influx have their operation. I.17,18.
DEGREES of ALTITUDE are discrete or disjunct, and d. of latitude are continuous. I. 16. There are three d. of a. or discrete d. in every man from his birth; each of which has also d. of latitude or continuous d. D. L. W. 236. D. of a. are ascending and descending, and d. of latitude are of increase and decrease. D. L. W, 184. D. of a. or discrete d. are as things prior, posterior, and postreme, or as end, cause, and effect. D. L. W. 184, 189. The d. of a. in their ultimate, are in their fulness and power. D. L. W. 217. There are three infinite and uncreate d. of a. in the Lord, and there are three finite and created d. in man. D. L. W. 230. Three d. of a. are in every man from his birth, and they can be opened successively, and as they are opened, man is in the Lord and the Lord in him. D. L. W. 236. These three d., with the angels are named celestial, spiritual, and natural; and their celestial d. is their d. of love, their spiritual d. is their d. of wisdom, and their natural d. is their d. of uses. D. L. W. 232.
DEGREES of ASCENT. See Man. D. L. W. 67.
DEISTS. See Deity. Those who profess to acknowledge the supreme ens, acknowledge no God but nature. 4733.
DEITY. No conception can be had of the D. but in a human form; and whatsoever is incomprehensible can be no object of thought or idea. 9359. See Human Form.
DELICACIES (Lam. iv. 5) s. genuine truths from the Word. A. E 652. D. (Jer. li. 34) s. the knowledges of faith. 42. Sons of d. (Micah i. 16) are so called from the love of them, and pleasures thence derived, and have relations to truths. A. E. 724.
DELIGHT which a man has, is from his love. D. P. 73. D. is the universal of heaven, and the universal of hell. C. S. L. 401. The d. wherein there is good from the Lord, is alone a living d., for in such case it has life from the essential life of good. 995. Every d. is of such a nature, that it becomes viler, the more it proceeds to external things, and happier, the more it proceeds to things internal. 996. D. carries light along with it, and to those who love divine and celestial things, light shines from heaven and gives ill. H. and H. 265. The whole of an angel may be called d. D. P. 93. They who have taken d. in the Word, in another life receive the heat of heaven, wherein is celestial love. 1773. Every one is allowed the d. of his evil, provided he does not infest those who are good; but forasmuch as the evil cannot do otherwise than this, they are remanded to hell. D. P. 324. D. of every one’s life are changed after death to things cor. thereto. H. and H. 485, 490.
DELIVER, to, up a brother to death s. that the false shall destroy good. A. E. 315.
DELIVERED, to be, IN CHILDBIRTH s. the doctrines of the N. C., in its birth, and the difficult reception thereof. A. R. 535.
DELIVERY of the WOMAN in CHILDBIRTH, the, shows the difficulties attending the birth of the faith of heaven and its life, consequently, regeneration. H. and H. 382. 613, 10.197.
DELUGE den. desolation or devastation. 705.
DEMONS which were cast out by the Lord, when on earth, s. all kinds of falsities, with which the church was infested. A. E. 586. D. s. concupiscences of evil originating in the love of the world. A. R. 458. When man in his worship does not regard the Lord nor his neighbor, but himself and the world, that is, when he worships God, to the end that he may be raised to honors and riches, or that he may bring loss to others, then he worships d. (Rev. ix.), for then the Lord is not present, but only infernal spirits, who are consociated, among whom there is also such madness, that they believe themselves to be Gods, which indeed is the case interiorly with every man who is principled in self-love. A. E. 586. They become d. of the worst kind, who were in the concupiscence of exercising dominion from the love of self, over the holy things of the church. A. R. 756.
DEN of THIEVES, a (Matt. xxi. 13), s. the profanation of the church and of worship. A. E. 325. Old dens,or dungeons s. hells. A. R. 757. Dens or caves s. evils, for they who have been in evil loves, are in hell, in dens, and hence dens s. those loves. A. R. 338.
DENARIUS, the smallest Roman coin, s. the last price. A. E. 374.
DENIAL of the LORD’S DIVINITY, heaven is shut by. G. E. D. p. 36.
DENIAL of the SANCTITY of the WORD, heaven is shut by. G. E. D. p. 36.
DENY HIMSELF, to (Mark viii. 34), s. to reject evils which are from proprium. A. E. 122. To d. h. s. not to be led by self, but by the Lord, and he d. h., who turns himself away from evils, because they are sins. A. E. 864.
DEPART, to, in the internal sense, s. the institutes and order of life 1293. To d. (Gen. xi. 2) s. to recede. 1290.
DEPEND, to. Every thing, unless it depended upon one, would divide and fall to pieces. U. T. 10.
DEPOSITE, to store up for use. 5299.
DEPRIVATION, the, of spiritual truth and good produces anxiety. 2682.
DEPTH s. what is exterior. D. L. W. 206.
DEPTHS of SATAN s. interior falses. A. R. 143.
DERIVATIONS, in the inferior degrees, are only compositions, or more properly confirmations of the singulars and particulars of the superior degrees successively, with such things added from purer nature, and afterwards from grosser, as may serve for containing vessels, etc. 5114.
DESCEND, to. That which d. into the body from the spiritual man presents itself therein under another shape, but nevertheless is similar and unanimous thereto. H. and H. 373.
DESERT s. the state of the church among the gentiles, and also the state of those who are in temptation. A. E. 730. Man is like a d. when charity and faith are not conjoined in him. 7626.
DESERT OF THE SEA s. the vanity of the sciences, which are not for use; the chariot of an ass s. an heap of particular scientifics; the chariot of a camel s. an heap of common scientifics, which are in the natural man. The vain reasonings which appertain to those who are s. by Babel are thus des. (Isa. xxi. 1,6, 7, 9.) 3048.
DESIRABLE THINGS, in the Word, are pred. concerning truths. A. E. 799. D. good t. (Joel iii. 4-6) den. knowledges. 1197.
DESIRE, to (Rev. ix. 6), is pred. of the will, and to seek, of the understanding. A. R. 429.
DESOLATION, in the Word, is pred. of truths, and falses. A. R. 747. D. is for the end, that man may be regenerated, that is, that evils and falses being separated, truths may be conjoined to goods and goods to truths; the regenerate man as to good is what is compared to Eden, and as to truths, to the garden of Jehovah. The vastation or d. of the man of the church, or of the church with man, was rep. by the captivity of the Jewish people in Babylon, and the raising up of the church by a return from that captivity; see Jeremiah throughout, especially xxxii. 37, to the end; for d. is captivity, man in such case being kept, as it were, bound, wherefore also by the bound in prison, and in the pit, are s. those who are in d. 5376.
DESPERATION. Temptations are generally carried on to a state of d., which is their period and conclusion. 1787. Man is held in a state of d. in the combat against the false. 856 7,
DESPONSATION. The last words in the Apocalypse. A. R. 960.
DESTROY, to, ” every substance which I have made from off the faces of the ground” (Gen. vii. 4), s. man’s proprium which is, as it were, destroyed, when it is vivified, or made alive by the Lord ; but whereas the subject here treated of, is also concerning the final vastation of those who were of the most ancient church, therefore by destroying every substance which I have made from off the faces of the ground, are s. those who perished. 731. To d. (Gen. xix. 13), when pred. of the Lord, s. for man to perish by evil, that is, to be damned. 2395.
DESTROYERS and DEVASTATORS (Isa. xliii. 17) s. the falses of evil. A. E. 724.
DESTRUCTION, great (Jer. vi. 1), s. the dissipation of good and truth. A. E. 449.
DETAINED. Unless the Lord d. every man in general from evils and falses he would cast himself headlong into hell, and in the moment he is not so d., he violently rushes there headlong. 789. All men whatsoever are d. from evils by the Lord, and this by a stronger force than can be believed. 2406. Angels as well as men, are d. from evil, and preserved in good by the Lord. 4564.
DETERMINATIONS, there are two d. of the intellectual and voluntary parts of man; the one outward towards the world, the other inward towards heaven. 9730. D. of angels is from the reigning love. H. and H. 25.
DEVASTATION and DESOLATION. (Ezek. xxiii. 33.) The former is pred. of good, and the latter, of truth. The common version reads it “astonishment and desolation.” A. E. 960.
DEVIL s. self-love. D. P. 302. D. and his crew s. the love of ruling in hell. Concupiscences are called the d.; and thoughts of what is false are called his crew, in the Word. D. L. W. 273. D. and Satan do not s. any one particular evil spirit, but all in hell are called d. and satans, on which account, hell in the complex has such appellations. A. R. 550. Every d. can understand truth when he hears it, but cannot retain it; because the affection of evil when it returns, casts out the thought of truth. A. R. 655. D. and satans sometimes understand arcana as well as angels, yet only when they hear them from others; but when they return into their own thoughts, they do not understand them ; the reason is, because they will not. D. P. 99. D. may be thurst down to their infernal abodes by a little child. 1271. It is a false notion to suppose that d. have existed from the beginning of creation, except what were once men. 968.
DEVOTION, external, and piety have no communication with heaven, when evils are cherished in the heart. 10.500.
DEVOUR, to, or EAT the BOOK (Rev. x.), s. to read and perceive the Word, for to d. and to e., is to conjoin and appropriate to one’s self; and the Word is conjoined to man by reading and perception. A. E. 617. To d. (Rev. xii. 4), s. to destroy. A. E. 722.
DEVOURING or CONSUMING FIRE, the Lord appears to the evil as a. 9434.
DEW, in a genuine sense, is the truth of good, which is derived from a state of innocence and peace. 3579. D. (Deut. xxxii. 2) s. the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth. 3579. D. of Hermon (Ps. cxxxiii. 3) s. divine truth. A. E. 375.
DIADEMS, seven, upon the head of the dragon, s. all the truths of the Word falsified and profaned. A. R. 540. See Crown.
DIAMOND. The Word is like a d., by virtue of its spiritual light. U. T. 216. D., or precious stones, s. the truths of the literal sense of the Word. A. R. 540. S. S. 43-45.
DIAPHANOUS forms transmit spiritual light, as crystal transmits natural. Exp. D. L. W. 245.
DIASTOLE and SYSTOLE change and vary according to the affections Exp. D. L. W. 378.
DIBON, Daughter who inhabits, s. the external of the church, and thence the external of the Word, which is its literal sense. A. E. 727.
DICTATE, the interior, of truth flows in from the Lord by the medium of the angels. 1308.
DIE, to, when the subject treated of, is concerning the rep. of any one, s. an end of his representation. 3259. To d. (Gen. v. 5) s. that perception no longer existed. 494. To d. (Gen. xxiii. 2) pred. of the church, s. its last time, when all faith and charity has expired. 2908. To d. (Gen. xxv. 33) s. to rise again afterwards into superiority and dominion. 3326.
DIET, or meat and drink, den. the knowledges of good and truth. 1480, 9003.
DIG, to (Gen. xxvi. 18), s. to open. 3419. To d. s. to investigate or search thoroughly into any thing. 7343.
DIGESTIONS OF FOOD rep. temptations. 5174.
DIGNITIES and riches are stumbling-blocks to the wicked, but not to the good. D. P. 250.
DIGNITY is adjoined to every employment, according to use. H. and H. 389.
DIKLAH (Gen. x. 27), a ritual of the church called Eber. 1245.
DILATED (Gen. xxvi. 22) s. to receive increments of truth. 3434.
DIMENSIONS, viz., length, breadth, and height, cannot be pred. of celestial and spiritual things; when they are pred. abstracted from d., they den. greater and lesser perfection, and also the quality and quantity of a thing. 650.
DINAH s. the affection of all things of faith and of the church thence derived. 4427. Also, the external church such as was instituted amongst the posterity of Jacob. 4429.
DINNER, SUPPER, and FEAST, a, are the good of charity, in which the Lord cohabits with man. A. E. 2371. D. and s. s. all conjunction. A. E. 391. D. and s. were significative of consociation by love. 3596, 3832.
DIP, to, or DYE (Gen. xxxvii. 31), s. to defile. 4770.
DISAGREEMENT, between the understanding and will des. A. Cr. 65.
DISCIPLE (Matt. x. 41) s. charity and at the same time, faith from the Lord. A. R. 8. To be the Lord’s d. is to be led by the Lord, and not by self. 10.490. D. s. truth of life, and prophet truth of doctrine. (Matt. x. 40-42.) 10.683. D. mean all who worship the Lord and live according to the truths of his Word. A. R. 325. By the d. of the Lord, are meant those who are instructed by the Lord in goods and truths of doctrine, but by apostles, they who, after they are instructed, teach them. See Luke ix. 1, 2,10. Mark vi. 7, 30. A. R. 70.
DISCOURSE. When the d. in a superior heaven is concerning good, there is an appearance of what is golden beneath amongst those who are in the first or ultimate heaven below them, and when the d. is concerning truth, there appears there what is silvery, sometimes to such a degree, that not only the walls of the rooms which they inhabit glitter with gold and silver, but even the atmosphere itself; likewise amongst the angels of the first or ultimate heaven, who are principled in good from good, there appear tables of gold, candlesticks of gold, and several other things; but with those who are principled in truth from truth, there appear such things of silver. 5658.
DISCRETE DEGREES exist, when one Is formed from another, and by means of the other a third, which is called composite, and each degree is distinct from another. D. L. W. 190. See Degrees.
DISCERPTION, all, consists in separating good from evils and falses. 5828.
DISCORD, the natural man is so discordant with the spiritual, that they are the opp. of each other. 3913.
DISEASES cor. to the lusts and passions of the mind (animus) ; these therefore are the origins of d.; for the origins of d. in common are intemperances, luxuries of various kinds, pleasures merely corporeal, also envyings, hatreds, revenges, lasciviousnesses, and the like, which destroy the interiors of man, and when these are destroyed, the exteriors suffer, and draw man into d., and thereby into death; that man is subject to death by reason of evils, or on account of sin, is a thing known in the church, thus also he is subject to d., for these are of death. From these considerations it may be manifest, that d. also have cor. with the spiritual world, but with unclean things here, for d. in themselves are unclean, inasmuch as they originate in things unclean. 5712. All the infernals induce d., but with a difference, by reason that all the hells are in the lusts and concupiscences of evil, consequently, contrary to those things which are of heaven, wherefore they act upon (or into) man from an opp. principle; heaven, which is the grand man, contains all things in connection and safety; hell, as being in the opp. principle, destroys and rends all things asunder; consequently, if the infernals are applied, they induce d., and at length death; but it is not permitted them to flow in even into the solid parts of the body, or into the parts which constitute the viscera, the organs, and members of man, but only into the lusts and falsities; only when man falls into d., they then flow in into such unclean things as appertain to the d.; for as was said, nothing in any wise exists with man, unless the cause also be in the spiritual world; the natural principle appertaining to man, if it was separated from a spiritual principle, would be separated from all cause of existence, thus also from every principle of life. Nevertheless, this is no hindrance to man’s being healed naturally, for the divine providence concurs with such means of healing. 5713.
DISGRACED. To be ashamed and d., s. to be destitute of all good and truth. A. E. 811.
DISJUNCTION from the Lord is s. by evils and sins. 4997.
DISH s. the things contained in them. A. R. 672.
DISPERSE, to, den. to be dissipated. 1328.
DISPOSITION. Truths are disposed into order when spiritual good begins to act in the natural mind. 4543.
DISPUTATION CONCERNING FAITH AND CHARITY IN THE SPIRITUAL WORLD. The d. c. f. alone, was heard at a distance, like the gnashing of teeth. And the d. c. c., like a beating noise. A. R. 386.
DISPUTE, to (Gen. xxvi. 20), s. to deny. 3425.
DISSENSIONS and HERESIES, the permission of, is according to the laws of divine providence. D. P. 259.
DISSIMULATION. See Simulation. Sphere like the smell of a vomit. 1514.
DISSIPATE s. to cast into hell. A. E. 639.
DISSOCIATIONS in another life, are made according to spheres. E. U. 64
DISSOLUTE den. aversion from what is internal. 10.479.
DISTANCE, in another life, is only an appearance. A. E. 731. See Space, Place, Time.
DISTIL, to, s. influx and instruction. A. E. 594.
DISTINCTLY ONE, in God-man indicates cause and effect are. D. L. W. 169.
DISTINGUISH, to. Men can with difficulty d. between good and truth; because of the difficulty there is in distinguishing between thinking and willing. N. J. D. 35. 9999.
DISTRESS in the LAND and WRATH upon the PEOPLE. (Luke xxi. 23.) D. s. here the dominion of evil, and w. the dominion of the false from evil. A. E. 693.
DISTURB. In the beginning of ill. the mind is disturbed, and only becomes tranquil when truths are disposed into order by good. 5221.
DITCH or MOAT, a (Dan. ix. 25), s. doctrine. A. E. 652.
DIVERSITY arises from infinite things in God-man. D. L. W. 155.
DIVES s. the Jewish nation, which had the Word. A. R. 725. U. T. 215, 246, 595. S. S. 40. See Rich Man and Lazarus.
DIVIDE, to (Gen. xv. 10), s. parallelism and cor. 1831, 1832. To d. over to (Gen. xxxiii. 2) s. arrangement, 4342. To d. (Matt, xxiv.) s. separation and removal from goods and truths. 4424. To d. and disperse, s. to separate and extirpate. 4052.
DIVIDED. What is d. does not become more and more simple, but more and more multiple. C. S. L. 329. It is not suffered by the Lord that any thing should be d.; wherefore, it must be either in good and at the same time in truth, or in evil and at the same time in the false. D. P. 16.
DIVIDED MIND, a, is contrary to the laws of the other world. 250.
DIVIDING THE LORD’S GARMENTS s. the Word in the letter. A. E. 375.
DIVINE is that which is infinite and eternal. D. P. 51. In every thing d., there is a first, a middle, and a last. U. T. 210. The d. only flows into those things which are of affection. 5044. The d. fills all spaces of the universe without space. D. L. W. 69. The d. is in all time without time. D. L. W. 73. The d. in the greatest and least things is the same. D. L. W. 77. The d. cannot be appropriated to man as his own, but may be adjoined to him, and thereby appear as his own. D. P. 285. The d. of the Church is Jehovah God, etc. 7311. The d. of the father constitutes the soul. The d. of the son constitutes the body; and the d. of the holy spirit constitutes the operation of the Lord. U. T. 168. The d. itself, in its descent, was made adequate to the perception of angels, and at length of men, from thence there is a spiritual sense within the natural. U. T. 193. A R. 909. The essential d., the d. rational, and the d. natural, are one in the Lord. 4615. The d. itself which appeared in human form, was the d. human. 5110. The d. itself, before the Lord came into the world, flowed into the universal heaven, and by that influx from his d. omnipotence, light was produced; but afterwards that light could no longer be produced, so as to penetrate to the human race; till the Lord made the human in himself d. 4180. That which is from the Lord is d., but the proprium of man can in no wise be so made. A. R. 758. The d. of the Lord is distinguished into d. good and d. truth; that is called the father, this the son; but the d. of the Lord is nothing but good, yea, good itself. D. truth is the d. good of the Lord, so appearing in heaven, or before the angels. 3704. The whole of the d., from first principles in heaven to ultimates in the world, tends to the human form. L. 32. H. and H. 73, 453. The d. is not perceptible nor receptible, unless when it has passed heaven. N. J. D. 305. The d. passes into the world by the ultimates of order. 4618. The d. which comes from the Lord, in the supreme sense, is the d. in himself; and in the rep. sense, it is the d. from himself. D. good is celestial, and d. truth is spiritual. 4696. The d. is the same in one subject as in another, but the subject changes, etc. D. L. W. 54. The d. above the heavens is d. good itself, but the d. in the heavens, is the good which is in the truth which proceeds from the d. 8328. The d. passing through the heavens, is a d. man. 8705. Those things whieh are in the d. can never appear to any one, but those things which are from the d., and these appear most common and obscure. 4644. The d. of the father is the soul of the son. U. T. 112.
DIVINE, to, den. to know what is hidden. 5748. Divination, when it relates to the prophets, den. revelation which respects life; seeing has respect to doctrine. 9248.
DIVINE CELESTIAL. Whatsoever proceeds from the Lord’s divine love, is called the d. c., and all that is goodness. U. T. 195.
DIVINE DOCTRINE is divine truth, and all the Word of the Lord is divine truth. 3712.
DIVINE ESSE, the, is one, the same, itself, and individual. A. R. 961.
DIVINE ESSENCE UNITED TO THE HUMAN ESSENCE. Unless the Lord had come into the world, and united the d. e. to the h. e., salvation could no more have reached to man. 1999, 2016, 2034. The d. e. is divine love, and the divine existence is divine wisdom. D. L. W. 14-16.
DIVINE GOOD cannot be applied to any other vessels than genuine truths, for they mutually cor. to each other. 4247. D. g. cannot be received by man nor angel, but only by the Lord’s divine human. But divine truth may be received, yet of a quality such as the man who receives is capable of admitting; in which truth may dwell d. g., with a difference according to reception. 4180. D. g. is the supreme divine, but the divine word is what is from the d. g., and is also named son. 4207. D. g. united with divine truth, proceeding from the Lord, in the third or inmost heaven, is received as divine providence; in the second or middle heaven, as divine wisdom; and in the first heaven, as divine intelligence. A. E. 458. D. g. and truths are wholly separate from those goods and truths which derive any thing from humanity, for the former transcend and become infinite. 4026.
DIVINE HUMAN, the, was what the ancient churches adored; Jehovah also manifested himself amongst them in the d. h.; and the d. h. was the divine itself in heaven, for heaven constitutes one man, which is called the grand man : this divine in heaven is no other than the divine itself, but in heaven as a divine man; this man is he whom the Lord took upon him, and made divine in himself, and united to the divine itself, as he had been united from eternity, for from eternity there was oneness; and this, because the human race could not otherwise be saved; for it could no longer suffice that the divine itself through heaven, thus through the d. h.there, could flow into human minds, wherefore the divine itself willed to unite to itself the d. h. actually by the human principle, assumed in the world ; the latter and the former is the Lord. A. C. 5663. The d. h. existing from eternity, was the divine truth in heaven; of consequence the divine existence, which was afterwards made in the Lord the divine essence, from which the divine existence in heaven was derived. 3061, 6280, 6880, 10579. The d. h. which was born from eternity was also born in time, and what was born in time, and glorified, is the same. 2803. It is absolutely impossible for any thing of doctrine to proceed from the divine itself, except by the d. h., that is, by the Word, which in the supreme sense is the divine truth from the Lord’s d. h. What proceeds immediately from the divine itself cannot be comprehended even by the angels in the inmost heaven; the reason is, because it is infinite, and thus transcends all comprehension, even the angelical; but what proceeds from the Lord’s d. h., this the angels can comprehend, for it treats of God as of a divine man, concerning whom, some idea may be formed from the human, and the idea which is formed concerning the human is accepted, of whatsoever kind it is, if so be it flows from the good of innocence, and be in the good of charity; this is what is meant by the Lord’s words in John i. 18, and Matt. xi. 27. 5321. The most ancient inhabitants of the earth could not worship the infinite essence, but the infinite existence which is the d. h., and they acknowledged the divine because of its appearing in a human form. 4687, 6847, 10.737. The d. h. before the advent of the Lord, was not so one with the father, as after it. 6000, 5603.
DIVINE LOVE. Such is the nature of the Lord’s love, that if it were possible, his love would desire all to be in the third heaven, yea with himself, and in himself. 1798. The fire of d. l., in its full ardor, does not enter into heaven, but appears in the form of radiant circles round the sun of the spiritual world. 7270. The d. l. towards the human race is infinite. 8672. The d. l. towards the whole human race is, that it may save them, make them blessed and happy to eternity, and appropriate to them its own divine [quality], so far as it can be received. 4735. D. l. disposes all in the heavens into a celestial form, and conjoins them, so that they may be as one. H. and H. 405. The d. l. and the d. wisdom are substance and form in themselves, consequently, the self-subsisting and only subsisting [being or principle]. D. L. W. 44. All things in the universe were created from the d. l. and the divine wisdom of God-man. D. L. W. 52. All things in the created universe are recipients of the d. l. and the divine wisdom of God-man. D. L. W. 55.
DIVINE NATURAL. The Lord from eternity, or Jehovah, was divine love and divine wisdom; and he then had a divine celestial and a divine spiritual, but not a d. n., before he assumed the humanity. N. Q. No. 2.
DIVINE OPERATION, s. by the holy spirit, consists in general, in reformation and regeneration. U. T. 142.
DIVINE ORDER. What is against d. o. is impossible; as that a man who lives in evil can be saved by mere mercy. 8700. D. o. is a perpetual commandment of God; wherefore to live according to the commandments, is to live according to d. o. 2634. D. o. requires, that man should prepare himself for the reception of God, and prepare himself to be a receptacle and habitation, whereinto God may enter, and dwell as in his own temple; man ought to do this of himself, but yet to acknowledge, that it is an effect of divine influence; this he should acknowledge, because he does not perceive the presence and operation of God, although God by his most immediate presence and operation produces in man all the good of love, and all the truth of faith. According to this order every man proceeds, and ought to proceed, who from natural, wishes to become spiritual. U. T. 105.
DIVINE PRESENCE, the, of the Lord is pred. according to the state of neighborly love, and of faith, in which man is. 904.
DIVINE PRINCIPLE, the, which is called the father, is the divine esse. A. Cr. 17.
DIVINE PROVIDENCE hath for its end an angelic heaven out of the human race. D. P. 27.
DIVINE SPIRITUAL. Whatsoever proceeds from the Lord’s divine wisdom is called the d. s. and all that is truth. U. T. 195.
DIVINE TRUTH. All power proceeding from the Lord is by d. t. 6948. D. t. was that principle whereby the Lord united the human to the divine; and divine good was that principle whereby he united the divine to the human. 2004, 2665. D. t. is the order itself of the universal kingdom of the Lord. 1728. D. t. itself with the angels, is the human of the Lord. 10.265. D. t. proceeding from the Lord in heaven, is man (homo). 9144. D. t. which proceeds from the Lord, does nothing of itself but from the divine good. 8724. D. t., in the literal sense of the Word, is in its fulness, in its sanctity, and in its power. U. T. 214-223. D. t. is not in the Lord, but proceeds from the Lord; as light is not in the sun, but proceeds from the sun. 3969. D. t. is not in divine good, but from divine good. 2704. D. t. which flows into the third heaven, also without successive formation, flows into the ultimate of order. 7270. D. t. in heaven, in a genuine sense, is the good of love towards our neighbor or charity. 5922. D. t. from the Word can alone oppose, conquer, subdue, and reduce into order, etc. U. T. 86. D. t. proceeding from the Lord has innocence in its inmost self. 9127. D. t. which appears before the eyes of the angels as light, and illuminates their understanding, is a thousand times more white than the meridian light of this world. 5400. All d. t. in the universal heaven, proceeds not immediately from the divine essence, but from the divine human of the Lord. 4724. D. t. in its most common or general [form] is according to appearances. 6997. D. t. not divine good, terrifies those who are not good. 4180. D. t. may be received by the evil; but only by their external man. 4180.
DIVINE WORSHIP. In all d. w., it is a general rule or law, that man should first will, desire, and pray, and then that the Lord should answer, inform, and do; otherwise, man does not receive anything divine. A. R. 376. D. w., in heaven, is not unlike that on earth, as to externals. H. and H. 221, 222.
DIVINITY, the, called the Father, and the divine humanity called the son, are one, like soul and body. A. R. 613. The d. of the father belongs to the humanity of the son, and the humanity of the son to the d. of the father; consequently, in Christ, God is man, and man is God, and thus they are one person as soul and body are one. U. T. 112.
DIVISIONS and SEARCHINGS OF HEART (Judges v. 15) are all things, which from good in the spiritual man, are determined and ordained in the natural. A. E. 434.
DIVORCED, that a woman, s. good rejected by truth. A. E. 768.
DO, to, when pred. of God, den. providence. 5284. To d., when pred of the Lord’s divine, s. the all of effect, consequently, of state. 2618.
DO WELL, to (Gen. iv. 7), s. to be well disposed, or to have charity 863. To d. w. (Gen. xxiii. 12) s. to gain life. 4258.
DOCTOR, or RABBI (Matt, xxiii. 8), s. truth. A. E. 8746.
DOCTRINAL. Every general d. of faith is from divine good and divine truth, and has in itself, a celestial marriage. 2516. There is a twofold d., one of charity, another of faith, although in reality they are one. 2417. D. are the truths of the spiritual man, in his natural man. 3726. They who are in the affection of truth for truth’s sake, when they arrive at mature age, and ripeness of judgment, do not blindly rest in the d. of their own particular church, but examine the truth thereof by the Word. 5402, 6047. D. from the Word are scientific, so long as they are in the external or natural memory; but they become of faith and of charity, when they are in the internal memory, which comes to pass, when they are lived according to; and are called spiritual. 9918. D. or knowledges of good and truth cannot be communicated to the natural man, thus neither be conjoined and appropriated, unless by the delights and pleasures accommodated to him. 3502. The supreme amongst all d. is this, that the human of the Lord is divine. 4687. D. are general things to which truths are referred. 6146. All d., when they are true, look to charity, as to their fundamental [end and use.] 1799. D. are nothing else than the means of arriving at good, as an end. 5997. He who is arrived at spiritual good, has no more need for d. 6997. All d. from the literal sense of the Word possess interior truths. 3464. D. of faith are not purely divine truths, but appearances of truth. 3364. D. of faith from the Word are spiritual laws and precepts of life. 5826.
DOCTRINE. All the truth of the d. of the church from the Word, is the good of love in form. A. R. 917. The Word is unintelligible without d. 9025, 9409, 9424, 10.582. The Lord is d. itself, for the all of d. proceeds from him, and the all of d. treats of him; for the all of d. treats of the good of love and the truth of faith, which things are from the Lord, wherefore the Lord is not only in them, but also is each ; hence it is manifest, that the d. which treats of good and truth, treats of the Lord alone. 5321. D. of the New Jerusalem Church is derived solely from the literal sense of the Word. A. R. 898. The d. of genuine truth may be fully drawn from the literal sense of the Word. S. S. 55. The genuine truth of d. does not appear in the literal sense of the Word, except to those who are in ill. from the Lord. S. S. 57. D. is not to be acquired by the spiritual sense of the Word, etc. U. T. 230. The holy things of d. are in the extreme or lowest [principles], and also therein, and from thence, there is a hearing and a perception. 9921. D. concerning what is good, is called the d. of charity, and d. concerning what is true, the d. of faith. 2227. The spiritual d. of the church is not the d. of divine truth itself. 7233. D. is not in itself truth, but truth is in d. as the soul is in its body. 4642. The d. of celestial love, which is love towards the Lord, is contained in the inmost sense of the Word; but the d. of spiritual love, which is love towards our neighbor, is in the internal sense. 7257. It is to be noted that the internal sense of the Word contains the genuine d. of the church 9424
DOCTRINE OF FAITH, the, is the same as the understanding of the Word as to its interiors or its internal sense. 2762. The d. of f. without the d. of love and charity, is like the shade of night. 9409. To respect the d. of f. from things rational, is very different from respecting rational things from the d. of f. 2568. The d. of f. derives its origin either from the rational, or from the celestial principle. 2510.
DOCTRINES OF CHARITY are called cities of the mountain, and d. of faith, cities of the plain. (Jer. xxxiii. 13.) 2418.
DOCTRINES, the, of churches, in many things recede from the literal sense of the Word, etc. 9025. D. of the New Church are diametrically opp. to those of the old church, so that they do not agree together in one single point or particular, however minute. B. E. 10, 96. All the d. of the New Jerusalem refer to these two things — the Lord and a life according to his commandments. A. R. 903.
DOCTRINE OF BALAAM, those who do work, by which worship is defiled. A. R. 114.
DODANIUM s. a species of ritual or external worship. 1156.
DOG (Exod. xi. 7) s. the lowest or meanest of all in the church, also those who are without the church, also those who babble or prate much about the things of the church, and understand but little; and in an opp. sense, those who are altogether without the faith of the church, and treat the things appertaining to faith with reproaches. (See Matt. xv. 26, 28 ; Mark vii. 27, 28; Luke xvi. 21; Isa. lvi. 10; Ps. lix. 7, 15, etc.) 7784. A great d., with his jaws horribly extended, like him who is called Cerberus by the most ancient writers, appears in the spiritual world, and s. a guard to prevent man passing over from celestial conjugial love to the love of adultery, which is infernal, or vice versa. 2743. 5051. D., in general, s. those who are in all kinds of concupiscences, and indulge them ; especially in the pleasure of eating and drinking. A. R. 952. D. s. those who render the good of faith impure by falsifications. 9231. (Exod. xxii.) D. (2 Kings ix.), which eat the flesh of Jezebel, s. cupidities or lusts. A. R. 132. Greedy d. (Isa. lvi. 11), or d. obstinate in soul, who do not know satiety, s. those who have no perception of good, and no understanding of truth. A. E. 376. The d. who licked the sores of Lazarus den. those who out of the church are in good, although not in the genuine good of faith; to lick sores den. to heal them as far as possible. 9231.
DOGMATIC principle in religion never induced by any good spirit, still less by any angel. D. P. 134-5.
DOMESTIC GOOD. See Natural Domestic Good.
DOMINION, to have, is pred. of the Lord, as to divine good, and to reign, is pred. of him, as to divine truth. See Micah iv. 8, etc. A. E. 685. A. C. 4973. The d. of self-love is infernal, but the love of d. grounded in the love of uses, is heavenly. C. S. L. 261, 267.
DONE s. to be consummated. A. E. 1013.
DOOR s. that which introduces, or lets in, either to truth or to good, or to the Lord; hence it is, that d. also s. truth itself, and likewise good itself, and also the Lord himself; for truth leads to good, and good to the Lord, such things were rep. by the d. and veils of the tent, and also of the temple. 2356. D. in the side of the ark (Gen. vi. 16) s. hearing; for the ear, with respect to the internal organs of sense, is as a d. on the side in respect to a window above; or what is the same thing, hearing, which is of the ear, in respect to the intellectual which is of the internal sensory. 656.
DOORS. There are actually d. in the spiritual world which are opened and shut to those who ascend to heaven, and therefore they s. entrance, admission, or introduction. But the Lord alone opens and shuts the d. there, on which account he is called the d., by which man is to enter in, that he may be saved. (John x.) A. R. 916.
DOTHAN (2 Kings vi. 13) s. the doctrinals of good and truth from the Word. 4720. Dothan (Gen. xxxvii. 17), s. special or particular principles of doctrine. 4720.
DOUBT. In all temptation there is a d. concerning the presence and mercy of the Lord. 2334.
DOVE (Gen. viii.) s. goodness and truth. 876. The holy principle of faith, or the truth of faith. 869, 871, 875. One that is about to be regenerated. 869-871. D. (Hosea xi. 11) s. rational good. A. E. 601. Or the rational principle. A. E. 275.
DOUBLE is pred., in the Word, concerning retribution and remuneration, and s. much. A. E. 1115. D. and to d. s. to be done according to quantity and quality. A. R. 762.
DOUBLE-DYED (Gen. xxxviii.) s. spiritual good. 4922.
DOUGH (Exod. xii. 34) s. truth from good. 7966. See Bakers.
DOWN. To come d. s. judgment. 1311.
DOWNWARD. Those who are in falses look d., and outwards, that is, into the world and to the earth. 6952.
DOWRY den. a ticket of consent and confirmation of initiation. 4456.
DRACHMS, or pieces of silver (Luke v. 8), s. truths. A. E. 675.
DRAGON s. an acknowledgment of three Gods, or three divine persons, and of justification by faith alone. A. R. 537, 542. The great red d. mentioned in the Revelation, does not s. those who are in hell, or they who deny God and blaspheme the Lord and the Word, who love themselves and the world, etc., but it rep. those, who while they live in the world have external communication with heaven, from the reading of the Word, preaching and external worship, while at the same time they are not in a life according to the Lord’s commandments. A. E. 713. The d. (Rev, xii.) properly s. the learned who are confirmed in the doctrine of faith alone. A. E. 714. They constitute the head of the d., who believe in three divine persons, and the atonement, and are in faith separate from charity; they who frame to themselves dogmas from the Word, from their own proper intelligence, form the body of the d.; they who study the Word without doctrine and are in self-love, make the external of the d.; all those who constitute the d. adore God the Father above or separate from the Lord’s humanity; and by the tail of the d. is s. the false fiction and adulteration of the Word. A. E. 714. D., in a good sense, s. the same as serpent; viz., the sensual principle, which is the ultimate of the natural man, not evil, or malicious. See Exod. vii. 9-12. Isa. xliii. 20, and Jer. xiv. 6. A. E. 714.
DRAGON, BEAST, and FALSE PROPHET. (Rev. xvi. 13.) The d. s. those who are in faith alone, both as to doctrine and life. The b., those who, by reasonings from the natural man, confirm faith alone. And the f. p. s. the doctrine of the false, from the truths of the Word being falsified. A. E. 998, 999.
DRAGON and DAUGHTERS of the NIGHT-MONSTER. (Micah. i. 8.) D. have respect to the devastation of good, and d. of the n.-m. to the devastation of truth. A. E. 714.
DRAGONISTS rep. those who are in faith alone. F. 57, 61.
DRAUGHT s. hell. A. E. 580.
DRAW BACK, to (Gen. xxxviii. 28), s. to conceal. 4924.
DRAW NEAR s. to be conjoined by love. A. E. 331.
DRAW WATER, to (Gen. xxiv. 11), s. to be instructed. 3057.
DRAWERS OF WATER, in the Jewish church, rep. those who are continually desirous of knowing truths, but for no other end than to know, without any regard to the use thence to be derived. Such were reckoned among the most vile. They were rep. by the Gibeonites. Josh. ix. 21-27. 3058. See Hewers of Wood.
DRAWN SWORD s. the principle of truth, which opposed the false. 2799.
DREAD is pred. of those who are in falses. 9327.
DREAM (Gen xx. 3) s. somewhat obscure. 2514. D., in the supreme sense, den. foresight, because the d., which flow in immediately through heaven from the Lord, foretell things to come; such were the d. of Joseph, the d. of the butler and the baker, the d. of Pharaoh, the d. of Nebuchadnezzar, and, in general, the prophetic d.: the things to come, which are foretold thereby, are from no other source than from the Lord’s divine foresight: hence also it may be known that all and singular things are foreseen. 5091. To d. a d. (Gen, xxxvii.) s. to preach. 4682. To d. (Isa. xxix. 8) s. erroneous opinion and faith. A. E. 750. To d. dreams s. to receive revelation, and to see visions s. to perceive revelation. (Joel iii. 1.) A. E. 624.
DREAMS. The men of the most ancient church had the most delightful d. and visions, and it was insinuated to them what they s. 1122. There are three sorts of d., the first sort come immediately through heaven from the Lord, such were the prophetical d. recorded in the Word; the second sort come by angelic spirits, particularly by those who are in front above to the right, where there are things paradisiacal, hence the men of the most ancient church had their d., which were instructive; the third sort come by spirits who are near when man is asleep, which also are significative. But fantastic d. have another origin. 1976.
DREAM OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR des. the restoration of the celestial church and its advancement, even to its summit, and afterwards its destruction, on account of its dominion also over the holy things of the church, and on account of its claiming to itself a right over heaven. A. E. 650.
DREGS (Jer. xlviii. 11) s. the false principles wherewith the good which is called Moab is defiled. 2468.
DREGS of the CUP OF TREMBLING (Isa. li. 17) s. mere falses from which evils are derived. A. E. 724.
DRINK, to, s. to perceive and appropriate truths or falses. A. R. 635 A. C. 5113, 9960. To d. s. to be communicated and conjoined, and is pred. of what is spiritual. 3089.
DRINK OFFERINGS s. the divine good of truth. 4581.
DRINKING TROUGHS s. goods of truth. 4017.
DRINK BLOOD, to, s. to falsify the truths of the Word, and imbibe them in life. A. R. 688.
DRIVEN FROM THE FACES OF THE GROUND, to be (Gen. iv. 14), s. to be separated from every truth of the church. 386.
DROMEDARIES of MIDIAN and EPHAH (Isa. lx. 6) s. doctrinals. 3242. The knowledges of truth and good. A. E. 324.
DRONES cor. to evil uses. D. L. W. 338.
DROP, to, or DISTIL (Judges v. 4), s. influx and instruction. A. E. 594.
DROPS upon the grass and herb s. intelligence and wisdom. A. E. 644.
DROSS (Isa. i. 22) s. the false. A. E. 887.
DROUGHT s. deprivation of truths. A. E. 481.
DROVE, TROOP, or COMPANY, den. scientifics. also knowledges. 3767, 4266. D. (Gen. xxix. 3) s. churches and their doctrines. 3770. D. (Gen. xxx. 40) s. goods and truths, and by setting them for himself alone, s. separation by virtue of self-derived ability: in a supreme sense, those goods and truths which the Lord made divine in himself, are here the d. which he set for himself alone. 4025.
DRUM (Gen. xxxi.) s. spiritual good. 4138.
DRUNK s. infatuated or insane with regard to spiritual things. A. R, 721. They are called drunkards in the Word who believe nothing but what they comprehend, and in this spirit inquire into the mysteries of faith, in consequence of which they must needs fall into many errors. 1072. Drunken without wine (Isa. xxix. 9), are they who are unconcerned about the Word, and the truths of faith, and thus have no inclination to know any thing about faith, denying first principles. 1072.
DRY GROUND (Gen. vii. 22) s. those in whom all the life of love and faith was extinguished. 806.
DRYING UP OF THE WATERS FROM OFF THE EARTH (Gen. via. 7) s. the apparent dissipation of falsities in regeneration. 868. To dry up the waters (Jer. l. 38) s. the vastation of truth. A. E. 131.
DRYNESS (Jer. xiv. 6) s. where there is no good and truth. 1949.
DUCTS s. intelligence from truths. A. E. 401.
DUDAIM, or MANDRAKES, a plant said to render barren women fruitful. 3942.
DUKES (Exod. xv. 15) s. chief things or principles, thus also all and singular things.
DUMAH s. all things appertaining to the spiritual church. 3268.
DUMB, the (Isa. xxxv. 6), s. those who on account of ignorance of the truth, cannot confess the Lord, nor the genuine truths of the church. A. E. 455.
DUNG on the FACES of the EARTH (Jer. xvi. 4) s. the filthy infernal principle, which is evil defiling the good and truth of the church. A. E. 650.
DUNGEON or HOUSE of a PIT. (Exod. xii. 22.) By being captive therein, is understood he who is in the corporeal sensual principle, thus in mere darkness concerning truths and goods, because not so much as in the faculty of perceiving, like they who are interiorly sensual: thence it, is, that they are s. who are in the last place. 7950.
DUNGHILLS (Lam. iv. 5) s. the falses of evil. A. E. 652. D. and bogs cor. with filthy loves. C. S. L. 431.
DURA MATER. They who belong to that province, are such as during their lives, when men thought nothing concerning spiritual and celestial things, neither spake about them, because they were such as believed nothing else to be, but what was natural, and this because they could not penetrate further; still, however, like others, they had stated times of divine worship, and were good citizens. 4046.
DURATION of the first state after death. H. and H. 498. D. in the world of spirits. H. and H. 426.
DUST s. things terrestrial. 249. Also, what is damned or infernal. A. R. 788. D. (Ezek. xxvi. 12) s. the lowest things which are of the sensual principle of man. A. E. 1145. D. of the earth (Gen. xxviii.) den. good. 1610,3707. Exterior or natural truths and goods, both of heaven and the church. (Isa. xl. 12.) A. E. 373.
DUST of the FEET. (Matt. x. 12-14.) In the spiritual world, when any of the good come among the evil, evil flows into them and disorders or disturbs them a little while, but only with respect to the ultimates, which cor. to the soles of the feet; hence when they turn themselves away and depart, it appears as if they shook off the d. of their feet behind them, which is a sign that they are liberated, and that evil adheres only to them who are in evil. A. E. 305. See Cloud.
DUST and ASHES (Gen. xviii. 27) s. the Lord’s merely human principle from the mother, in respect to his essential divine principle. 2265. To cast d. on the head, s. interior grief and mourning on account of damnation. A. R. 778.
DUTCH, the, in the spiritual world, are more firmly fixed in their religion than others. T. C. R. 802. They are under the influence of the spiritual love of trade. T. C. R. 801.
DWELL, to, s. to live a good life, and consequently, conjunction of the Lord with man. A. R. 883. To d. and possess (Ps. lxix. 35, 36) is pred. of celestial good, but to d., when used alone, is pred. of spiritual good. 2712.
DWELLING-PLACES and ASSEMBLIES of MOUNT ZION. (Isa. iv. 5.) The former means the good of the celestial church, and the latter the truths of that good. A. E. 594.
DAGGER den. doctrinals destroying truth and pood. 6353.