PADAN ARAM (Gen. xxviii. 2) s. the exterior knowledges of good and truth. 3664, 4395.
PAGANS, or GENTILES. The Lord gifts the P. with a conscience according to their religion. 1032.
PAIN s. repugnances arising from interior falses, for what is repugnant, that is painful. A. 11.697. Evil spirits, when they approach, occasion p. in the part to which they are opp. So adulterers, in the loins, and this p. greater or less, according to their state. 5659.
PAIN after CIRCUMCISION (Gen. xxxiv. 25) s. lust, for while man is purifying from the love of self and of the world, lo which purification circumcision cor., as is the case in regeneration, he is in p. and anxiety, in consequence thereof. 4496.
PAIRS, or two and two, den. things cor., as truths and goods and evils and falses. 747. P. entering into the ark (Gen. vi. 19) s. truths and goods. 671.
PAIRS of HANDS, EYES, etc., have relation to the will and understanding, or to good and truth ; the right lo the will, or (o good, and the left to the understanding, or to truth. C. S. L. 310.
PALACE, a (Ps. cxliv. 12), is the rep. of the understanding in which truths are in a beautiful form, and they are in a beautiful form when they are from the affection of truth. A. E. 721. P. (Isa. xxxii. 14) s. the whole church, as to truths from good. A. E. 410. P. (Amos iv. 3) s. the Word, consequently, the truth of doctrine which is from good. 4926. P. and houses s. things of the will. 2318. Walls of p. s. all truths of defence. A. E. 391.
PALACE of WISDOM. The twelve steps to the p. of w. s. principles of good conjoined to truth, and principles of truth conjoined to good. D. P. 36.
PALENESS s. the absence and deprivation of spiritual life. A. E. 381. A. R. 320.
PALESTINA (Exod. xv. 14) s. the same as Philisthea, which see. 8313.
PALLAS. Appearance of a woman to Aristotle. 4658.
PALLIUM, or ROBE, rep. the middle degree of the spiritual kingdom. 9825.
PALMS. To hold p. in the hands s. confession from divine truths. A. R. 367. P. s. a holy festivity which is from good. 8369. (See John xii. 12, 13; Rev. vii. 9.)
PALMS of the HANDS s. divine truth in ultimates, also the reverse. (See 1 Sam. v. 6.) A. R. 367.
PALM TREES (Exod. xv. 27) s. the spiritual goods of the church, which are the goods of truth, and therefore also the affection of good, and from thence pleasantness. 8309. A. E. 277. P. trees (1 Kings vi. 32) den. wisdom which is of good from the Lord. 8369. P. trees s, the divine wisdom of the Lord, and flowers his divine intelligence. (1 Kings vi. 29, 32.) A. E. 456.
PALMER WORM (Hosea iv. 9) s. the false destroying good. A. E. 403.
PALPITATION of the HEART den. fear. 5501.
PAN, an iron (Ezek. iv. 3), s. such truth as was falsified and adulterated with the Jewish nation. A. E. 706.
PAN, name of a city, den. doctrine. 4G50.
PANCREAS. They who belong to the p., act, as it were, by a mode of sawing, also with a noise like that of sawing, which noise is sonorous in the ears of spirits, but does not affect the ears of man, unless he be in the spirit whilst in the body ; their region is between the region of the spleen and of the liver, more to the left. They who are in the province of the spleen, are almost directly above the head, but their operation falls thither. 5184.
PANCREATIC, HEPATIC, and CYSTIC DUCT. There are spirits who have reference to the p., h., and c. d., consequently, to the biles contained therein, which the intestines eject. 5185.
PANNICLE (Gen. xxxviii. 18) den. truth, because it is amongst the things which has relation to garments. 4875.
PAPACY. Origin of the papal authority. Des. 4738.
PAPISTS. Doctrines, etc., des. A. R. 717-842. Elatedness of heart from dominion. A. R. 761.
PAPS and BREAST. (Rev. i. 13.) The paps s. spiritual love, and the breast, the essential good thereof. A. E. 65. P. and b. s. love, and in an eminent sense the divine love. A. R. 46.
PARABLES. The Lord spake in p., lest the Jews should have understood the Word and thereby have profaned it, the church at that time being vastated among them. 3898. The things which the Lord spake in p., appear in the external form like common similitudes, but in the internal form, they are such as to fill the universal heaven, inasmuch as in singular the things contained in them there is an internal sense, which is such that its spiritual and celestial principle diffuses itself through the heavens in every direction like light and flame ; this sense, is altogether elevated from the sense of the letter, and flows from singular the expressions, and from singular the words, yea, from every iota. 4637.
PARACLETE s. the divine truth proceeding from the Lord. A. E. 16, 27
PARADISE s. the knowledges of good and truth, and thence intelligence. A. E. 120. P. of God s. heaven: A. E. 110. P. of God s. the truth of wisdom and of faith. A. R. 90. Flying bird of p. rep. the spiritual man, as to his progression in spiritual things. A. V. C. R. 30.
PARALLELISM. There is a p. and hence communication between interior and exterior good. Exp. 3564. P. between spiritual things. D. L. W. 333.
PARAN, or ELPARAN, s. a state of illumination fiom the Lord’s divine human. 2711, 2714. Mount P. s. spiritual love. 2714. See Teman.
PARASITE, or COMPLAISANCE, is more or less evil according to the end. 5388. A. R. 717.
PARCHED with the EAST WIND (Gen. xli. 6) s. full of lusts, or to be consumed by the fire of lusts; for the e. w. and the east, in the genuine sense, den. love to the Lord and love towards the neighbor, hence in the opp. sense, they den. self-love and the love of the world, consequently, concupiscences and lusts, for these are the offspring of those loves; fire is pred. of these, and consequently, parching is pred of them. 5215.
PARENTS s. the goods and truths of the church. A. E. 315.
PARNASSUS, etc., were significatives derived from the ancient church. 2762.
PARROT, or GOOSE, a. The man whose rational principle is merely natural, the ideas whereof being solely derived from this world through the senses, and not by affections and thence perceptions from heaven, if such a person then speaks concerning any spiritual subject of the church, his voice is heard by the angels, not unlike the voice of a p. or a g., for it flows from the respiration only of his body, and not from any respiration of his spirit. A. V. C. R. 7.
PART. Man is said to consist of three parts, corporeal, natural, and rational. Exp. 4038.
PARTICULAR. In every form, what is common and what is p., by a wonderful conjunction, act as one. D. P. 180.
PARTICULARS. Every common thing contains thousands of p., and every particular, thousands of singulars. 865. The Divine Providence is in the most minute p. of man’s life. A. Cr. 68. P. adapt themselves to their common whole. T. C. R. 47.
PARTITION of the ISRAELITES. The twelve tribes den. so many universal divisions of love and faith. 3858. .
PARTRIDGE (Jer. xvii. 11) s. those who learn many things from the Word and from the doctrine of the church, but not on account of uses of life. To hatch eggs, or to prepare, is to perform uses, that is to live, and so to be reformed. A. E. 236, 721.
PASCHAL LAMB, the, s. the Lord, also innocence. 3994.
PASCHAL SUPPER, the, rep. the consociations of the angels in the heavens, as to good and truth. 7997. P. s. rep. conjunction with the Lord by the good of love. 9965.
PASS, to (Gen. xxxi. 52), s. to flow in. 4205. To p. in peace, implies what relates to the will, and not to go the way with the feet, what relates to the understanding. (Isa. xli. 3, 4.) 683. To p. the night (Gen. xxiv. 54) s. to have peace. 3170. To p. through (Gen. xxx. 32) s. to know and perceive the quality. 3992. To p. through, in the Word, is pred. concerning truths, and to inhabit, concerning goods. A. E. 417.
PASSAGE s. opening and free reception. A. E. 727. P., or opening, has reference, generally, to influx. 6971.
PASS AWAY. Used in the sense of dying. 5726.
PASSED, or EXPIRED, den. the conclusion of a state treated of. 6510.
PASS THE NIGHT. Said of the angels who visited Lot, den. to judge from truth. 6510.
PASSOVER, the (Exod. 12, 27), s. the presence of the Lord, and his liberation from damnation of those who are of the spiritual church. 7093, 7807, 7938, 9965. Feast of the P. s. celebration of the Lord on account of liberation from damnation, which liberation is effected by regeneration ; and, in a supreme sense, it was a memorial of the glorification of the Lord’s humanity, because from thence proceeds that liberation. A. E. 401. The p. s. the Lord’s glorification, that is, the putting on of the divine as to the human, and, in a rep. sense, it s. the regeneration of man. 3994.
PASSION OF THE CROSS, the, was the last temptation of the Lord, by which he fully subjugated the hells and glorified his humanity. A. E. 476.
PASSION and CRUCIFIXION, Lord’s. His being betrayed by Judas s. that he was betrayed by the Jewish nation who had the Word amongst them at that time, for Judas rep. that nation. His being taken and condemned by the chief priests and elders, s. that he “was taken and condemned by all the Jewish church. Their scourging him, spitting in his face, smiting him, and striking him on the head with a reed, s. that they did the like unto the Word with respect to its divine truth; all which relates to the Lord. Their putting a crown of thorns upon his head s. that they had falsified and adulterated those truths. Their dividing his garment, and casting lots for his vesture, s. that they had divided all the truths of the Word, but not its spiritual sense, for the vesture of the Lord s. that part of the Word. Their crucifying him s. that they had destroyed and profaned the whole Word. Their giving him vinegar to drink s. that all was falsified and false; and, therefore, he did not drink it, but said, it is finished. Their piercing his side s. that they had entirely extinguished every truth of the Word, and every good thereof. His being buried s. the rejection of the residue of the humanity taken from the mother; and his rising again the third day s. his glorification. L. 16.
PASSIVE and ACTIVE fora, as it were, a marriage through all the organization. 718.
PASTOR, or SHEPHERD, s. those who teach truths, and thereby lead to the good of life. A. E. 315.
PASTORS and LOVERS (Jer. xxii. 22) s. the goods and truths of the church. A. E. 811.
PASTURE, a broad (Isa. xx. 23), s. the Word by which divine influx and spiritual nutrition is der. A. E. 644. To find p. (John x. 9) is to be taught, illustrated, and nourished in divine truths. A. R. 914.
PASTURES OF THE WILDERNESS (Joel i. 20) s. the goods of doctrine from the literal sense of the Word. That sense is called a wilderness, when only understood naturally, or according to appearances, and not also spiritually, or according to the genuine sense. A. E. 730.
PATH den. truths, and, in the opp. sense, falses. 10.422.
PATHROS, land of (Ezek. xxix. 13, 16), s. the illustration of scientifics by the knowledges of truth. A. E. 654.
PATHRUSIM and CASLUHIM (Gen. x. 14) are nations so called, by which are s. doctrinals of rituals merely scientific. 1193.
PATIENCE. (Luke xxi. 19.) “In p. possess ye your souls” s. the conservation of the life of truth among falses. A. E. 813.
PATMOS (Rev. i. 9) s. a state and place in which John could be illuminated. A. R. 34. See Greece.
PATRIOTISM. The love of one’s country becomes, in the other life, the love of the Lord’s kingdom, which is then the fatherland. 6821.
PAVILION, or TENT (Ps. xviii. 11), s. the Lord’s dwelling-place. A. R. 24.
PAWN. To give a p. (Gen. xxxviii. 17), s. a reciprocal principle of conjunction in case of certainty. 4872.
PEACE s. the union of the divinity with the humanity in the person of the Lord, and his conjunction with heaven and the church. II. and H, 295, P. is the divine salutation. A. R. 12. P. considered-in itself, is not heaven and celestial joy, but these things are in p., and from p.; for p. is like the morning, or the time of spring in the world, which disposes human minds to the reception of heartfelt pleasantness and delightfulness, from those things which appear before the eyes. P. is the blessedness of the heart and soul arising from the conjunction of good and truth among those who are therein ; thence there is no more combat of the false and evil against good and truth, or no spiritual discord or war, the consequence of which cessation is p., in which all fructification of good and multiplication of truth is effected, and, therefore, also wisdom and intelligence ; and since p. is from the Lord alone, among the angels of heaven and men of the church, therefore, p., in a supreme sense, s. the Lord, and, in a respective sense, heaven and the church, hence also good conjoined with truth among those who are therein. A. E. 365. By p. are s. all things, in their complex or aggregate, which come from the Lord, and, consequently, all things of heaven and the church; and the beatitudes of life in them; these are what belong to p., in a supreme or inmost sense. That p. is charity, spiritual security, and internal tranquility, follow, of course; for when man is in the Lord, he is in p. with his neighbor, which is charity, in protection against the hells, which is spiritual security; and when he is in p. with his neighbor, and in protection against the hells, he is in internal tranquility from evils and falses. A. R. 306. Heavenly p. flows in, when the lusts arising from the love of self and of the world are taken away, inasmuch as these lusts are what take away p., for they infest the interiors of man, and cause him at length to place rest in restlessness, and p. in disturbance, because delight in evils; so long as man is in such evils, he cannot, in any wise, know what p. is. 5662.
PEACE and SECURITY. P. s. the internal pleasantnesses of heaven, and s. its external pleasantnesses. A. E. 365.
PEACOCK s. the goods and truths of the external church. A. E. 514.
PEARLS s. knowledges of truth, and also truths themselves, and the one p. of great price (Matt. xiii. 45, 46) s. the knowledge and acknowledgment of the Lord. A. E. 840. A. R. 916. P. s. knowledges of things good and true, as well celestial as spiritual, der. from the Word. A.R. 727. Beautiful p. (Matt. xiii. 45, 46) s. charity, or the good of faith. 2967.
PECULIAR TREASURE and PECULIAR PEOPLE den. those who have the Word, or who form the church, as such are the possession of the Lord. 8708.
PEG den. the conjoining and strengthening principles. 9777.
PEGASUS. Significatives derived from the ancient church. 2762.
PELEG (Gen. x. 25) s. the internal worship of the ancient church, called Eber. 1240. P. (Gen. xi. 16) bring mentioned as the son of Eber, rep. the external worship of that church. 1345.
PELICAN (Zeph. ii. 15) s. the affections of the false. A. E. 650. See Cormorant and Bittern.
PELLUCID. The literal sense of the Word is from the spiritual sense. 9407. The natural mind becomes p. when light from heaven is admitted into it, and when it cor. to the rational. 3493.
PENIEL s. a state of temptation. 4298. ” Jacob called the name of the place P.” (Gen. xxxii.) in the internal historical sense, s. a state that they should put on rep. 4310.
PENIEL den. a state of the heaviest temptations. 4298.
PENN, WM. In the world of spirits. C. L. J. 84.
PENNY, a (Rev. vi.), s. what is so little as to be scarce any thing. A. E. 374.
PENUEL (Gen. xxxii.) s. a state of truth in good. 4301.
PEOPLE, in a good sense, have relation to truth, and in a bad sense, to falses. 1259. P. shall prevail over p. (Gen. xxv. 23) : the p. mentioned in the first place, s. truth, but the p. mentioned in the second place, s. the good of truth. 3295. P. (Gen. xxxiv. 22) s. doctrine. 4485. P. (Gen. xli. 40) s. the knowledges of good and truth in the natural principle. 5342.
PEOPLE OF JEHOVAH OF ZEBAOTH (Zeph. ii. 10) s. interior truths. 2468.
PEOPLE and INHERITANCE. (Ps. lxxviii. 62.) P. have reference to those in the church who are in falses; and i., to those who are in evils. A. E. 863.
PEOPLE and ISRAEL. (Micah vi. 2.) By p. are understood they who are in truths and falses, and by I., they who are in goods and evils. A. E. 405.
PEOPLES, MULTITUDES, NATIONS, and TONGUES (Rev. xvii. 15), s. all who are under the popish dominion of various doctrine and discipline, religion and confession. A. R. 745.
PERCEIVE. If man p. and felt the operation of Divine Providence, he would not act in freedom according to reason. D. P. 176.
PERCEPTION is the very essence of every thing celestial, given by the Lord to those who are principled in a faith grounded in love, and exists in the universal heaven with an infinite variety. 536. P. in itself is nothing else but a sort of internal speech which so manifests itself, that it may be perceived what is said; every interior impression or dictate, and even conscience itself is nothing but such an internal speech; p., however, is a superior or interior degree thereof. 1822. P. arises from conjunction of the things appertaining to the external man, with the celestial things appertaining to the internal man. 1615. They who are in the Lord’s celestial kingdom are endowed with p.; but they who are in the spiritual kingdom have not p. but conscience in its place. 805, 2144, 8081. P. is a faculty of seeing what is true and good by an influx from the Lord. 202, 895, 7680, 9128. P. is nothing else but the speech or thought of the angels who are attendant on man; when that speech or thought flows in, it occasions a p. that it is so or is not so, but with no others than those who are in the good of love and charity, for by good it flows in; with those, that p. produces thoughts, for what is perceptive is to them the common [or general] principle of thought; but p. from thought is not actually given, but apparently. 5228. The perceptive faculty of the most ancient church not only consisted in a p. of what was good and true, but also in a p. of happiness and delight arising from welldoing; without such happiness and delight in doing what is good, the perceptive faculty has no life, but by virtue of such happiness and delight, it receives life. 503.
PERDITION. To go into p. (Rev. xvii. 8) s. to be rejected. A. R, 734.
PEREGRINATION, or to JOURNEY, den. to progress or advance in life. 1456. In the opp. sense to recede. 1290.
PERFECT MAN. The Lord alone is p. 1414. M. is so called when good is all in all with him. 9568.
PEREZ (a breach) (Gen. xxxviii. 20) s. the separation of truth from good apparently. 4927. See Mene, Tekel, and Perez.
PEREZITE s. the truth of the church, and in the opp. sense the false-4517. See Canaanilc.
PEREZITE and REPHAIMS. (Josh. xvii. 15.) P. s. the principles of the false, and R., persuasions of the false. 1574.
PERFECT. What is perfected to eternity, cannot possibly be p. in an instant. D. P. 338.
PERFECTION. It appears as if things prior were less perfect than things posterior, or simples than compounds; but nevertheless things prior, from which things posterior are, or simples, from which compounds are, are the more perfect; the reason is, because things prior or more simple are more naked, and less enwrapped with substances and matters void of life; and are, as it were, more divine, wherefore, they are nearer to the spiritual sun, where the Lord is; for p. itself is in the Lord, and thence in the sun, which is the first proceeding of his divine love and divine wisdom; and thence in those things which next succeed, and so in order even to the lowest, which according to their distance are more imperfect. Unless there were such eminent p. in things prior and simple, neither man nor any animal could exist from seed, and afterwards subsist ; neither could the seeds of trees and shrubs vegetate and become prolific: for every thing prior, according as it is prior, and every thing simple, according as it is more simple, because it is more perfect, is more exempt from harm. D. L. W. 204.
PERFECTNESS s. the states of those who are in good. A. E. 386.
PERFIDY. To act perfidiously den. against divine order, or against truth and good in heaven. 8999. Tact against revealed truths. A. E. 710.
PERFORATE, or BORE THROUGH:, as in the case of the Hebrew servant, den. the addiction of those who do not understand truth, and are not free. 3869.
PERFORATED den. without terminations or planes, and hence the dissipation of influx. 5145.
PERFUMES, OINTMENT, and FRANKINCENSE (Rev. xviii. 13) s. spiritual things of worship. A. R. 777.
PERGAMOS, the church of (Rev. ii.), s. those who place the all of the church in good works, and not any thing in truths of doctrine. A. R. 107.
PERIOD. Any whole p. in the Word is marked either by a day, or by a week, or by a month, or by a year, nay even supposing it to be a hundred or a thousand years, according to the signification of day in the first chapter of Genesis. 893.
PERICARDIUM. Des. of spirits whose influx is into the diseases of p. 5188.
PERIODS of TIME are varied according to states of affections and of the thoughts derived from them. A. Cr. 106.
PERIOSTIUM, an adulterous. Des. 5714.
PERIPHERY, or CIRCUMFERENCE. The middle s. much, but the c. little. 2936-40.
PERISH. A man would totally p. if he had not full liberty to think and to will. D. P. 281.
PERISH, or DIE, to, is pred. of damnation, or the state in bell. 7655.
PERITONEUM. Modest spirits, who do not act at all from themselves, but from others, have reference to the p. 5378.
PERMANENCE is pred. of state, when truths become of the life. 9286.
PERMISSION. There are not any laws of p. by themselves, or separate from the divine providence ; but they are the same; wherefore it is said that God permits, by which is not understood that he wills it; but that he cannot avert it, for the sake of the end, which is salvation. D. P. 234.
PERPETUAL, in the literal sense, means to the end of one’s life; after death, eternity. 8991.
PERPLEXED, den. the scientifics, which are mingled in the exterior memory. 2831.
PERSECUTE, to, the WOMAN (Rev. xii. 13) s. to infest the Lord’s church. A. R. 560.
PERSECUTIONS (Mark x. 29) s. temptations. 4843.
PERSEVERE, to, to the end, is not to be seduced, or succumb in temptations ; hence it den. the salvation of those who are in charity. 3488.
PERSON. According to the angelic manner of speaking, a p. is not named, but that which is in a p., and is constituent of him. A. R. 872. P., in the Word, s. nothing else but things; in a supreme sense, the divine things appertaining to the Lord, and in an internal sense, such things as appertain to man, and are treated of in such case. 3979. The reason why the spiritual sense of the Word is abstracted from p. is because the idea of a p. limits the thought and its extension into heaven every way, for all thought which proceeds from the affection of truth passes through heaven on every side, nor terminates, unless as light into shade, but when a p. is also thought of, then the idea is terminated where the p. is, and with that intelligence also. A. E. 721. Not any p., which is named in the Word, is perceived in heaven, but instead thereof the thing which is rep. by that p., so neither any people nor nation, but the quality thereof; yea further, there is not a single historical relation of the Word concerning p., nation, and people. 5225.
PERSUASION. In the spiritual world there exists a power of p. which deprives others of the understanding of truth, and induces stupor and thereby grief upon the mind, but this power of p. is unknown to the natural world. (See Rev. ix. 5.) A. R. 428. A. C. 3895. P. is said to be infatuating, because it carries away the use of reason, until reason, or the rational mind sees nothing but that, which he who is engaged in that p. speaks, for it speedily excites all that which consents, and conceals all that which dissents; whence the mind (mens) is infatuated by that which is in gross darkness and in a state of abstraction from seeing the truth. This p. is also called suffocating, because it deprives the understanding of the faculty of thinking freely, and of extending its sight on every side, as is done by every rational man. A. E. 549. The state of speaking with spirits on this earth is most perilous, unless one is in true faith. They induce so strong a p. that it is the Lord himself who speaks and who commands, that man cannot but believe and obey. Spirit. Diary 1622.
PERSUASIVE PRINCIPLE is s. by a scorpion; because it is of such a nature as to take away from the understanding the light of truth, and to induce infernal darkness. A. E. 549. The p. p. is infatuating and suffocating. It deprives the understanding of thinking freely. A. E. 543-9.
PERSUASIVE TRUTH is hard, unyielding, and without extension, wherefore it is contrary to order to be persuaded concerning truth in a moment. 7298.
PERTURBATION of MIND caused by spirits. Des. 5716.
PERVERT, to, s. to turn truth into false, and good into evil. 9253.
PERVERSITY s. the evil of the false. A. E. 329.
PESTILENCE den. the vastation of good and truth. 7102.
PETER. In the Word which is in heaven, instead of P., is read truth originating in good which is from the Lord. A. R. 768. The reason why P. was the first of the Lord’s apostles was, because truth from good is the primary principle of the church, or that in which man is first instructed in order to his regeneration. A. E. 820. P. three times denying the Lord before the cock crew, s. that there would be no faith nor charity in the last time or state of the church. 6000, 6073. P. (John xxi. 15, 21) s. truth without good, or faith separate from charity. A. E. 443.
PETER, JAMES, and JOHN. P. rep. faith, J., charity, and J., the works of charity; in like manner as Reuben, Simeon, and Levi. The rest of the disciples rep. truths and goods which are derived from these, in the same manner as the twelve tribes of Israel, hence those three disciples are mentioned in the Word for all the rest. Preface before 2700. A. E. 411.
PETULANTES. Vagabond spirits, so called because of their impertinent curiosity. 5180.
PHANTASIES and LUSTS. P. s. falses, and l. s. evils. 4293. See Heavens (Imaginary). See Lumen.
PHANTASY consists in seeing what is true as false, and what is good as evil; and in seeing evil as good, and false as true. 7680.
PHARAOH s. scientifics, or the natural principle in general. 1487, 5192. P. also s. the false principle infesting the truth of the church. 6651, 7031. P. (Gen. xl.) rep. the new natural man, or the new state of the natural man. 5080. ” Let P. live” (Gen. xlii. 16), is a formula of asseveration, to den. a thing being certain. 5449. P. and his army s. those who are in falses from evil. A. E. 538. P. and the Egyptians in the Word, s. the sensual and scientific principles. 31.
PHARES and ZARAH (Gen. xxxviii. 28, 30) rep. the dispute about the priority of faith and charity. 3325.
PHARISEES. Those who speak things pious and holy, and in their tone and gesture, counterfeit affection of such things. D. P. 231.
PHICOL rep. the doctrinals of faith, as grounded in the literal sense of the Word. 3447. See Abimelech.
PHILADELPHIA. By the church in P. (Rev. iii. 7), are meant those who are in truths originating in good from the Lord. A. R. 172.
PHILANTIA. One’s proprium. 1326.
PHILISTHEA and PHILISTINES den. those who hold the doctrine of faith alone, such as prevails in the Protestant churches. D. P. 326. A. C. 1197. P. (Jer. xlvii. 2, 3) rep. those who conceive false principles and reason thence concerning spiritual things which overflow man. 705.
PHILOSOPHY and PHILOSOPHERS. Des. 100,1919.
PHINEAS (Num. xxv. 12, 13) s. love and the things which are of love, as the priesthood of the Jewish church, rep. by P., s. 1038.
PHLEGM of the BRAIN, and spirits who cor. thereto. 5386.
PHUT, den. knowledges from the literal sense of the Word. 1103.
PHUT, or LYBIA, s. knowledges collected from the literal sense of the Word and applied to confirm false principles, and also simply such knowledges. 1166. See Cush.
PHYLACTERIES (Matt, xxiii. 5) s. goods in external form, for they were worn upon the hands, and hands s. what is done, having relation to action. A. E. 395.
PHYSICIAN, the ART of PHYSIC, and MEDICINES, s. preservation from evils and falses, because, in the spiritual world, diseases are evils and falses, spiritual diseases being nothing else, for evils and falses take away health from the internal man and induce sickness in the mind, and thence pains. 6502.
PIA MATER. Those who belong to that province are such as do not trust much to their own thought, and thereby determine themselves to think any thing certain concerning holy things, but depend on the faith of others, not canvassing any point to discover whether it is true, they serve the angels as mediate spirits, are modest and pacific, and are in heaven. 4047.
PICTURES of DESIRE, or PLEASANT PICTURES (Isa. ii. 16) s. false doctrinals favoring the pleasures of earthly loves. A. E. 514.
PIECES, to be broken in, den. good not from the Lord will be dissipated. 9391.
PIERCE, to, by piercing Jesus Christ, nothing else is meant but the destruction of his divine truth in the Word. A. R. 26. See Passion and Crucifixion.
PIETY without charity avails nothing, but joined to charity leads to every good. 8252, 8253.
PIGEON, young, s. innocence. A. E. 313.
PILDASH s. various religious principles. 2863. See Uz.
PILES s. variety of falses from evil. 7524.
PILLAR of a CLOUD by DAY, and a PILLAR of FIRE by NIGHT (Exod. xiii. 21) s. state of illustration which is tempered by the obscurity of truth, and a state of obscurity which is tempered by illustration from good. 8106, 8108.
PILLARS of FIRE. (Rev. x. 1.) The reason why the Lord’s feet seemed as p. of fire, is because his divine natural which in itself is the divine humanity which he took upon him in the world, sustains, supports, and contains his eternal divinity as the body does the soul, and as the natural sense of the Word, sustains, supports, and contains its spiritual and celestial sense, for feet s. what is natural, p. s. support, and f., divine love. A. R. 468.
PILLARS of the TABERNACLE rep. truths and goods in their ultimates, such as are in the literal sense of the Word. U. T. 220.
PILLING and PILLINGS (Gen. xxx. 37) s. the removal of exterior things, that interior things may be manifested. 4015.
PILLOWS. (Gen. xxviii. 11.) Those things which are under the back of the head or neck, that is p., or bolsters, s. communication of inmost or divine things, with outermost, thus communication with things external, or communication of a most common or general nature, with the divine. 3695.
PILOTS (Ezek. xxvii. 28) s. those who are wise by knowledges from the Word.” A. E. 514. A. C. 1201. P. (Rev. xviii.) s. the supreme among the Roman Catholics, who are emperors, kings, dukes, and princes. A. R. 786.
PINE AWAY. Spiritual life when it perishes. A. E. 617.
PINE TUBE (Isa. xli. 19) s. natural truth of an inferior order. A. E. 730. See Fir Tree.
PIPERS and TRUMPETERS (Rev. xviii. 22) have respect to celestial affections. A. R. 702.
PIPES s. the joys of the affection of the knowledges of good and truth. 8337.
PISON, the river (Gen. xi. 15), s. the intelligence of faith originating in love. 110.
PIT (Gen. xli. 14) s. a state of temptation. 5246. P., or well, in which is no water (Jer. ii. 13) s. doctrines in which are no truths. 2702. P. (Gen. xiv. 10 ; xxxvii. 20) s. false. 16SS, 4728.
PIT of the ABYSS (Rev. ix. 2.) s. the hell of those, who in their own eyes, and thence in the eyes of many others, seem men of learning and erudition, but quite the reverse in the sight of angels, in consequence of their having confirmed themselves in conjunction by faith alone. A. R. 471.
PIT of DEVASTATION and MIRY CLAY. (Ps. xl. 3.) P. of d. s. the false of doctrine, and m. c. s. evil of life. A. E. 666.
PIT of SALT s. the vastation of truth. 2455.
PITCH (Gen. xiv. 10) den. lusts. 1688. Burning p. (Isa. xxxiv. 9) s. direful fantasies. 643.
PITCH, to, a camp (Gen. xxxiii. 18) s. application to the goods of truth. To p. (measure) a camp properly den, arrangement according to order: but in the present case, application; for to p. (measure) a camp, here s. to fix a habitation with his (Jacob’s) herds and flocks, which were also called a camp. (Gen. xxxiii. 8.) 4390.
PITCH, to, a TENT (Gen. xiii. 18) den. conjunction. 1616.
PITCHER, by VIAL, or, is s. what is contained in them. A. R. 672.
PITHOM, RAAMSES den. quality of doctrine from falsified truths. 6661.
PLACE, in the spiritual world, cor. to state, for no one can be anywhere else, than where the state of his life is. A. R. 565 1-2. Dry p. (Luke xi. 24) s. states of evil and the false which are of his life who does the work of repentance. A. E. 731.
PLAGUES s. evils of love, and falses of faith. A. R. 656. The three plagues proposed to David (2 Sam. xxiv. 10, 11) s. those evils which fall upon those who claim to themselves any thing good and true; the first p., which was the seven years of famine, s. the total defect and loss of the goods and truths of faith and love. The second p., which was three months flight before, their enemies, s. continual persecution, or infestation by evils and falses. The third p., which was three days pestilence, s. the vastation and consumption of all the goods and truths which they had received from infancy. 10.119. P. of Egypt s. the falsities and cupidities whereby the church there perished. A. R. 563. It is said (Rev. xv.) that the p. were poured out upon men by angels from heaven, when nevertheless they are truths and goods sent down by the Lord which are turned into evils and falses by those who are below. A. R. 673, 71.
PLAIN, a, s. good and truth in the natural man, for they dwell in p., or beneath mountains and liills, who are in the ultimate heaven. A. E. 400. A p. (Gen. xix. 17) s. the all of doctrinals. 2418. P. s. the ultimates of the Word as to doctrine, also the ultimates of the church, or those who are in ultimate truths and goods. A. E. 422.
PLAINS of the EARTH (Rev. xx. 7-9) s. the doctrinals of the church, which are laid waste by those who are principled only in external worship. 2418.
PLANETS. Des. 6695-6701.
PLANKS. There are three p. for the regeneration and eternal perfection of man; viz., infancy and childhood, adult age, and old age, all formed by progressive sciences and knowledges. 1555. There are with man two p., on which are sounded the celestial and spiritual principles, which are from the Lord; the one p. is interior, the other is exterior; the p. themselves are nothing else than conscience; without p., that is, without conscience, it is impossible for any thing celestial and spiritual from the Lord to be fixed, but it flows through as water through a sieve, wherefore they who are without such a p., or without conscience, do not know what conscience is, yea, neither do they believe that there is any spiritual and celestial principle; the interior p., or interior conscience, is where good and truth, in a, genuine sense is, for good and truth flowing in from the Lord is its active principle; but the exterior p. is the exterior conscience, and is where a just and equitable principle in a proper sense is, for what is just and equitable, moral and civil, which also flows in, is its active principle; there is also an outermost p. which also appears as conscience, but is not conscience, viz., acting what is just and equitable for the sake of self and the world, that is, for the sake of self-honor, or reputation, and for the sake of worldly wealth and possessions, also, through fear of the law; these three p. are what rule man, that is, by which the Lord rules man; by the interior p., or by the conscience of spiritual good and truth, the Lord rules those who are regenerated ; by the exterior p., or by the conscience of what is just and equitable, that is by the conscience of moral and civil good and truth, the Lord rules those, who are not as yet regenerated, but who are. capable of being regenerated, and also are regenerated in the other life, if not in the life of the body; but by the outermost p.. which appears like-conscience, and yet is not conscience, the Lord rules all the rest of mankind, even the wicked; these latter, without such rule, would rush headlong into every species of wickedness and madness, which also they do, when loosed from the bonds of that p.; and they who do not suffer themselves to be ruled by those, bonds, are either mad, or are punished according to the laws. These three p. act as one with the regenerate, for one flows into the other, and the interior disposes the exterior; the first p., or the conscience of spiritual good and truth, is in the rational principle of man; but the second p., or the conscience of moral and civil good and truth, that is, of what is just and equitable, is in the natural principle of man. 4167.
PLANE TREE (Gen. xxx. 37) s. natural truth. 4014.
PLANKS, or BOARDS (for the habitation), s. supports from good, because they were of wood, and supported the curtains both of the habitation and of the tent. (Exod. xxvi. 15, 10) ; and inasmuch as all the rep. in nature have reference to the human form, and have a s. according to that reference, so also have the p. of the habitation; these cor. to the muscular or fleshy part in man, which supports the encompassing coats and akins. 9634.
PLANT, to, den. to regenerate. 8326. See Shrub.
PLANTATION and GERMINATION. (Ps. xxix. 13, 14.) P. is done in the exterior of man, where there is the good of love and charity; and g. is done in the exteriors of man, where there is the good of life. A. JE. 458.
PLANTS of OLIVES. (Ps. cxxviii. 3.) P. s. truths, and o., good. A. E. 340.
PLATE of PURE GOLD (on Aaron’s forehead) (Exod. xxviii. 36) s. illustrations from the Lord’s divine good, for a p. is illustration, and g. is the good of love. 9930.
PLATTER. By vials and p. is s. the things contained in them. A. R. 672.
PLAY, to (Zech. viii. 5), s. that which is of interior festivity arising from the affection of truth and good. A. E. 223. A. C. 10.416.
PLEASURES, APPETITES, and SENSUAL THINGS, pursued as an end, are images of hell. 911. P. in a proper sense. 2184.
PLEASANT and DELIGHTFUL. P. has respect to the understanding, as d. has respect to the will. A. R. 756.
PLEASANTNESS is pred. of wisdom and thought. D. P. 195.
PLEDGE. A p. for what has been lent, den. the reception of truth, and a reply to that which is communicated. 9212, 9215.
PLENTEOUS is pred. of truths. A. E. 644. See Fat.
PLENUM. That is a p. in which there is a good of use. 5214.
PLEURA. The common envelope of the heart and lungs, used to ill. the perpetual connection of things outmost with things inmost. D. P. 180.
PLEURISY. Disease of the pleura. Ill. D. P. 180.
PLEXUSES. Intermediate angels between the celestial and spiritual cor. to p. 9670.
PLOUGH, to (Isa. xxviii. 24), s. to implant truth in good. 10.669.
PLOUGHING den. preparation from good to receive truths. 5895.
PLOUGHSHARES (Isa. ii. 4; Micah iv. 3) s. the goods of the church which by truths are perfected, or set, forth. A. E. 734.
PLUMMET, or PLUMBLINE of EMPTINESS, den. the desolation and vastation of truth. 5044.
PLURALITY of WORLDS. Des. H. and H. 417.
POISON den. deceit or hypocrisy, in the spiritual sense. 9013. See Brooks.
POLL, to, the HEAD and BEARD s. to reject those things which are of the exterior natural principle, for the hair, which was polled, s. that natural principle; the hair, also, both of the h. and b., cor., in the grand man, to the exterior natural principle. 5247.
POLLUTION den. the truth of faith defiled. 4504. Conjunction not legitimate. 4433.
POLYGAMIST, a, so long as he remains a p., cannot be made spiritual. C. S. L. 347. With p. there is not given conjugial chastity, purity, and sanctity. C. S. L. 346. P. are saved who acknowledge a God, and from religion live according to the civil laws of justice. C. S. L. 351. P. is not permitted to Christians. C. S. L. 333, 339. P. is not sin with those among whom it is from their religion. C. S. L. 348. P. is not sin with those who are in ignorance concerning the Lord. C. S. L. 349. P. was permitted the Mahometans because they were orientals, who, without this permission, would have burned for foul adulteries. L. J. 72.
POLYTHEISM. A plurality of gods. See Religion.
POMEGRANATES (Esod. xxviii. 34) s. the scicntifies of good and truth, which are doetrinals from the Word in the memory, which is in the external or natural man. 9918.
PONDER, to, den. wisdom. A. E. 453.
POOLS, in the spiritual sense of the Word, s. intelligence from the knowledges of good and truth. P. of waters, in the opp. sense, den. evils from falses. (See Isa. xiv. 22, 23.) 7324.
POOL of SILOAM s. the Word in the letter (Isa. viii. 6); so also, in general, the p. that were in Jerusalem. A. E. 239. See Fish Pool.
POOR s. one who is not in truths, also those who are ignorant of good and truth, but desirous of instruction. H. and H. 420.
POOR, MAIMED, HALT, and BLIND, the (Luke xiv. 21), s. the uninstructed Gentiles who were in the life of good. 2336.
POPE, seen in the spiritual world, and his imaginary inspiration. 8750. Condition of p. fully des. L. J. 567. Edicts of the p. for the most part from hell. A. E. 1033.
POPERY and PAPISTS, the judgment of. Fully exp. L. J. 53-64.
POPLAR TREE, the, s. the natural good and truth of the church. U. T. 200. See Oak.
POPLAR TREE den. the good of truth; same falsified. 4013.
POUCH s. outward things which cohere with things interior. 7353.
PORT, or HAVEN, den. where scientifics terminate and commence, or where there is a conclusion of truth from scientifics. 6348.
PORTENTS, or SIGNS, den. the means of power. 7030.
PORTICO. The ancients compared p. to the externals of the mind. 7353.
PORTION and INHERITANCE (Gen. xxxi. 16) s. conjunction. 4097.
POSSESS, to, and to INHABIT. (Isa. liv. 3.) To p. is pred. of celestial good, and to i., of spiritual good. 2712.
POSSESSED, to be. The prophets were p. by spirits occupying their bodies. 6212.
POSSESSIONS. Spiritual riches, which are knowledges from the Word. A. E. 23 6.
POSTDILUVIANS. Those who lived after the flood, such as the Canaanites, who were in external worship separate from internal. 1063.
POSTERIORS den. the exteriors. 3416.
POSTERITY of YEARS (Ezek. xxxviii. 8) s. the last time of the church. 2906.
POSTS of the DOOR (Exod. xii. 7) s. natural truths. 7847.
POT, that was for holy use, s. doctrine, because containing (8408) ; since boiling flesh s. to prepare for use of life (1005), and what is boiled with water den. what is from the doctrine of truth. 7857. P. (Ezek. xxiv. 3, 10) s. violence ollered to good and truth; the flesh and the bones with which the p. was filled den. good and truth. 3812. To lie amongst the p. (Ps. lxviii. 14) s. to live in statutes or ordinances. A. E. 283. P. den. what is continent of good, and, in the opp. sense, what is continent of evil, because by the flesh which is boiled in it, is s. good, and, in the opp. sense, evil. 8108. See also 8408 for explanation of 2d Kings iv. 38-42. See Flesh Pots.
POTENT. Truths which constitute the external mind. A. E. 408.
POTIPHAR, PHARAOH’S CHAMBERLAIN (Gen. xxxix.), s. the interior of scientifics. 4965.
POTIPHAR’S WIFE (Gen. xxxix.) s. truth natural not spiritual. 5006.
POTTAGE and PULSE. (Gen. xxv. 34.) P. s. a heap of doctrinals, and p., the good thereof. 3332.
POTTER, the (Zech. xi. 12, 13), s. reformation and regeneration. 2276.
POTTER’S VESSELS (Rev. ii. 27) s. the falses which are in the natural man, or the things of self-derived intelligence. A. E. 176. A. R. 149.
POUND s. the knowledges of truth and good from the Word. A. E. 193.
POUR OUT, to. By pouring out the vials upon the earth, which contained the plagues (Rev. xvi. 1), is s. influx into the church of the reformed, or into those who study and receive the doctrine of justification by faith alone. A. R. 676. See Plagues.
POURED OUT and MULTIPLIED, to be. (Gen. ix. 7.) To be p. o. is pred. of goods, and to be m., of truths. 1016.
POVERTY, s. a defect of the knowledges of truth and good. A. E. 238.
POWDER, or DUST, has reference to love of self and the world. 3413.
POWER. All p. is from divine good by means of divine truths which are from the Lord alone, therefore the Lord in the Word of the Old Testament is called hero, man-of-war, Jehovah of hosts, or of armies. 10.019. A. R. 768. P. (Rev. iv.) s. salvation, because all divine p. regards that as its final end; for man is reformed by divine p., and is thence introduced into heaven, detained from evil, and preserved eternally in good. A. E. 293. To take p. (Rev. xi.) s. divine omnipotence. A. R. 523. To give p. to the beast (Rev. xiii. 4) s. to establish the doctrine of justification by faith alone, and give it authority by means of reception by the laity. A. R. 579. All p. resides in the ultimates of things which are called natural. A. R. 148.
POWER and GLORY. (Matt. xxiv. 30.) P. is pred. of good, and g. of truth. 4060.
POWER and STRENGTH. (Rev. vii.) P. when concerning the Lord is pred. of divine truth, and s. concerning divine good, and both together omnipotence by divine truth from divine good. A. E. 467.
PRAEVIDENCE has reference to evil which the Lord foresees. 5155.
PRAISE GOD, to, s. to worship him. A. R. 809.
PRAY, to, s. all the truth which a man thinks and speaks. A. E. 695.
PRAYER, considered in itself, is speaking with God, and at such times a certain internal intuition of those things which are the objects of p., to which cor. something like influx into the perception, or thought of the mind of him who prays; so that there is a kind of opening of man’s internals towards God ; but this with a difference according to man’s state, and according to the essence of the thing which is the object of p.; if the p. be from love and faith, and it be only celestial and spiritual things, concerning which and for which he prays, then in the p. there exists somewhat resembling a revelation, which is manifested in the attention of the person praying, as to hope, consolation, or some internal joy. 2535. P. is nothing else but communication. 3285. The Lord wills that man should first ask and will, and the Lord afterwards answers and gives,for this reason, that it may be appropriated to him. A. R. 376. They who are in the Lord and the Lord in them, whatsoever they will and ask, they obtain, because they will ask from the Lord. A. R. 951. Man is continually praying, when he is in the life of charity, although not with the mouth, nevertheless with the heart, for that which is of the love is always in the thought also, whether man knows it or not. A. E. 325. A. C. 1618. The p. of the Lord was discourse with the divine, and revelation at that time. 2535. See Lord’s Prayer.
PRAYERS of SAINTS s. the things which are of faith, and at the same time the things which are of charity. A. R. 278.
PREACH, to, in the series of the internal sense is to be made known. 8488. Preachings are den. by prophesyings, and by prophetic dreams. 4682. In ancient times from dreams and visions, and from open discourse with angels. 4682.
PREACHERS, all, in heaven are of the Lord’s spiritual kingdom. H. and H. 225.
PRECEPTS are the internal of the Word, statutes its external. 3382.
PRECIOUS STONES, in reference to the Word, s. divine truth in the literal sense of the Word translucent from the divine truth in the spiritual sense. A. R. 911. A covering of p. s. (Ezek. xxviii. 13) s. the truths of intelligence. A. R. 90. Ruby, topaz, and carbuncle s. the celestial love of good, on account of their red, flaming color. 9865. Chrysoprasus, sapphire, and diamond den. celestial love of truth. 9868. Lazul, agate, and amethyst den. the spiritual love of good. 9870. Beryl, onyx, and jasper den. spiritual love of truth. Sardine s. divine truth. 9872. Emerald, sphere of divine love and wisdom. A. R. 232.
PRECIOUS THINGS (Gen. xxiv. 53) s. things spiritual. 3160.
PRECIOUS THINGS of HEAVEN, the DEW and the ABYSS LYING BENEATH (Deut. xxxiii. 13) s. divine spiritual and spiritual natural things from a celestial origin. A. E. 405.
PRECIOUS WOOD (Rev. xviii. 12) s. good, and at the same time truth rational; for w. s. good, and p. is prod, of truth. A. R. 775.
PRECIPITATE s. those who easily catch at and believe the things that are said, and consequently, falses also. A. E. 455.
PREDESTINATION. All are predestinated to heaven, and none to hell. D. P. 329.
PREDICATE. Whatever exists, derives from that which is called quality. D.P. 4.
PREDICTIONS, concerning the future, even when delivered by the evil, are from the divine. 3698.
PREFECTS, or GOVERNORS. G. den. common truths in which are particulars. 5290.
PREMIUM, or REWARD, in its genuine sense, is the delight in welldoing. 6388.
PREPARATION, and illustration of the natural man, must precede conjunction with the rational. 3138. P. is by instruction in truths and goods. 711.
PREPARE. When it is said of goods appropriated, it den. arrangement. 8422. When concerning heaven, it den. to give it out of mercy to those who are in the good of love and faith. 9305.
PREPARE, to, the WAY (Rev. xvi. 12) s. to p. for introduction. A. R. 700. See Baptism of John.
PRESENCE and CONJUNCTION of the LORD. The acknowledgment and worship of the Lord, and reading of the Word, occasion the Lord’s p., and these, together with a life conformable to his precepts form a c. with him. A. R. 796.
PRESENT. It was customary in the ancient church, and thence in the Jewish, to give somewhat as a p. to the judges, and afterwards to the kings and priests, when they were approached, and this was also commanded; the reason was, because the p. which were given rep. such things appertaining to man, as ought to be offered to the Lord when he is approached, which things are what proceed from a free principle, consequently, from the man himself, for his free principle is what is from the heart, and what is from the heart is from the will, and what is from the will is from the alfection which is of the love, and what, is from the affection which is of the love, is free, thus it is of the man himself; from this principle must be given by man a p. to the Lord when he is approached; it was this p. which was rep., for kings rep. the Lord as to the divine truth, and priests as to the divine good. The offering a p. to Joseph, who is called lord of the land (Gen. xliii. 11) s. to obtain grace. 5619.
PRESENT TIME comprehends at once the past and the future. 1382.
PRESERVATION is perpetual creation. 4322.
PRESS. By an oil p. is s. the good of love, and by a wine p., the truth of faith. A. R. 651.
PRESTIGE. See Providence.
PREVARICATIONS (Lam. i. 14) s. falses. 3542.
PREY den. remains in the internal man. 576.
PRIAPUSES. Those addicted to obscenity. C. L. 44.
PRICE s. gratis from divine love. A. E. 706.
PRICE OF REDEMPTION. Pred. of truth received by man; of the Lord’s union of the human with the divine, and thus the salvation of the human race. 2959.
PRIDE s. the love of self. 2220. P. extinguishes and suffocates the light of heaven. 4949. P. glues falses together so that, at last, they cohere like concretions formed bv the foam of the sea. A. R. 421.
PRIDE, or SWELLING of JORDAN, the, s. the external man continually assaulting the internal, and aspiring to dominion. 1585.
PRIESTHOOD, the, rep. the Lord as to the work of salvation, because that proceeded from the divine good of his divine love. 9809. The p. of Aaron, of his sons, and of the Levites, rep. the Lord’s work of salvation in successive order. 10.017, 10.119. See Inaugurations.
PRIESTS rep. the Lord as to his divine good. A. R. 854. P. are to teach truth, and thereby lead to good, and so to the Lord. 10.794. P. ought to have dignity on account of holy things, but they ought not to attribute the dignity to themselves, but to the Lord, from whom alone they are holy, because the priesthood is not the person, but adjoined to the person. 10.006. P. who do not acknowledge the Lord, have, in the Word, a contrary s. 3670. See Governors,
PRIESTS of JEHOVAH and MINISTERS of GOD. (Isa. Ixi. 5.) P. of J. s. celestial men, and m. of G., spiritual men. 1097.
PRIESTS and ELDERS. (Lam. i. 19.) P. s. those who teach good, and e., those who teach truth. A. E. 750.
PRIESTS and KINGS. P. rep. the Lord as to divine good, and k., as to divine truth. 2015, 6148.
PRIESTS and PROPHETS. P. s. those who lead to a life according to divine truth ; and p., those who teach divine truth. A. E. 264.
PRIMARY and SECONDARY. What is p. is all in that which is s. A. R. 655.
PRIMITIVE, the, of a man is the seed of the father. D. L. W. 432.
PRIMOGENITURE of FAITH and CHARITY was rep. by Ephraim and Manasseh, Jacob and Esau, Phares and Zarah, etc., etc. 3325, 4923.
PRINCE, in the Word, s. a principal or leading truth. A. R. 548. And, in the opp. sense, princes s. primary falses. A. E. 195, 540.
PRINCE of the BAKERS (Gen. xl.) s. the sensual things of the will part. 5167.
PRINCE of the BUTLERS (Gen. xl.) s., in general, the sensual things subject to the intellectual part. 5165.
PRINCE of GOD (Gen. xxiii. 6) s. the Lord as to the power of truth. 2921.
PRINCE of the GUARDS (Gen. xl. 1) s. things primary for interpretation, which are those which primarily conduce to interpret the Word, and thus to understand the doctrinals of love to God and of charity towards the neighbor, which are from the Word. 4966.
PRINCE of the HOUSE of the PRISON (Gen. xxxix. 23) den. truth governing in a state of temptations. 5047.
PRINCE of the KINGS of the EARTH (Rev. i. 5) s. the Lord with respect to divine truth. A. R. 18.
PRINCE of this WORLD. Honors and wealth are given by the devil, and for this he is called the p. of this w. D. P. 216.
PRINCES, or CHIEFS, s. the primary things of truth which are precepts. 2089.
PRINCES of ZOAN and the WISE COUNSELLORS of PHARAOH (Isa. xix. 11, 13) s. primary scientifics. 1482.
PRINCES and NOBLES of the PEOPLE (Num. xxi. 17) s. those who are intelligent and wise from the Lord, who is there s. by the lawgiver. A. E. 727.
PRINCESSES, which shall give suck (Isa. xlix. 23), s. goods, or those who are in goods. 2015.
PRINCIPAL. That is called p. which acts, and that instrumental which it acted upon. A. Cr. 26.
PRINCIPALITY on the SHOULDER (Isa. ix. 5, 6) s. all divine truth in the heavens from the Lord himself, for the heavens are distinguished into principalities according to truths from good; hence, also, the angels are called principalities. 5044.
PRINCIPIATES. Exp. D. L. W. 369.
PRINCIPLES. There are three p. in common appertaining to man, viz., the corporeal, the natural, and the rational p. The corporeal p. is the outermost, the natural, is the middle, the rational, is the interior; so far as one prevails with man above the oilier, so far he is said to be either corporeal, or natural, or rational; these three parts of man wonderfully communicate, viz., the corporeal with the natural, and the natural with the rational. 4038.
PRIOR. All things exist and subsist from what is p. to themselves. H. and H. 37. The ultimate is the complex of all things p. A. R. 678.
PRIORITY, by, or PRIMOGENITURE, is meant superiority in degree and dominion. 3325. P. things exp. D. L. W. 208.
PRISON, house of the, den. the vastation of the false, and hence, the false itself. 5085. To be in p. (Rev. ii. 10) s. to be infested by evils from hell, because they are as if they were bound in p., for they cannot think any thing but evil, when, nevertheless, they will what is good, hence proceeds combat and interior anxiety. A. R. 99. See Bound.
PRISONERS, in the Word, s. the same as captives, or those who are cast into custody. A. R. 99, 678. P. out of the pit wherein is no water (Zech. ix. 11) s. tho faithful who were kept in the inferior earth until the advent of the Lord. A. E. 537.
PROCEED. Nothing can p. from man but what is temporal, and nothing from the Lord but what is eternal. D. P. 219. P. s. to go forth. 5337.
PROCEEDING. The Holy Spirit is the holy p. from the Lord by means of spirits and angels. 3704. The infinite from itself is the p. divine, or the Lord in others. D. P. 55.
PROCESSION. Pred. of truth. 9407.
PROCLAIM s. exploration from influx of the Lord. A. E. 302.
PROCURATOR, or STEWARD, den. the external church. 1795.
PRODIGAL SON, etc. (Luke xv.) By the p. s. are understood they who misapply spiritual riches, which are the knowledges of truth and good; by his return and confession to his father, is s. penitence of heart and humiliation; by the best robe with which he was clothed are s. general and primary truths; by the ring upon his hand, the conjunction of truth and good in the internal or spiritual man; by shoes upon his feet, the same in the external or natural man; and by both these, regeneration ; by the fatted calf, the good of love and charity; and by eating and rejoicing, consociation and celestial joy. A. E. 279.
PRODIGY. Signs and prodigies den. confirmations of divine truth, means of divine power. 7273.
PRODUCE den. fruit der. from the good of charity, and truth of faith. 6155.
PRODUCED den. ulterior increase pred. of good. 6647.
PRODUCTIONS are continuations of creation. A. Cr. 97.
PROFANATION. They are guilty of p. who believe truths and live an evil life; as also they who give no credit to truths, and live in external sanctity. 8082, 8394, 10.287. To prevent p., care is taken by the Lord that no one is admitted further into true acknowledgment and belief of heart than he is capable of being afterwards preserved in. 2357. He who does not acknowledge the Lord’s divinity in his humanity, and falsifies the Word, yet not intentionally, is indeed guilty of p., but only in a slight degree; whereas they who ascribe to themselves all the power of the Lord’s divine humanity, and therefore deny his divine humanity, and who apply every thing in the Word to the purpose of acquiring to themselves dominion over the holy tilings of the church and of heaven, and for that reason adulterate the Word, these are guilty of grievous p. A. R. 723. Those in the Christian world who defile the holy things of the Word by unclean thoughts and discourses, are guilty thereof. 5390. In order to prevent p., the internal or spiritual sense of the Word was not opened to the Jewish or the Christian churches; hence it was hidden from them that there was any thing as a spiritual internal sense within the natural or literal sense of the Word; and that they might be held in such ignorance, it was provided, that the science of cor., which was the chief science of the ancients, should be lost, so that it was altogether unknown what is meant by cor., according to which the Word is written. The reason why the internal sense of the Word is at this day opened, is, because by the last judgment, all things in heaven and hell are reduced to order, and so it is provided by the Lord that p. may not exist. A. E. 375. See also A. C. 10.287.
PROFANATORS after death are not spirits in a human form, as others are, but are mere fantasies, and appear to themselves to fly here and there, without any thought, and at length they are separated from others and cast into the lowest hell of all; they are, therefore, no more called he, or she, but it. A. E. 375.
PROFANE, to, in the worst manner, is to receive and acknowledge things holy, and afterwards to depart from and deny them. D. P. 228.
PROFANE, the, are those who profess to believe in God, maintain the sanctity of the Word, and yet with the mouth only. But the impious, who deny the Divine Being, and all things divine, have nothing holy in them to profane. D. P. 229.
PROGRESSION. In every created thing there is a constant and wonderful p. according to the laws of order. D. P. 332. The Lord was born like a man, and progressed from an obscure to a more lucid state. 1401. He progressed from scientifics to celestial truths. 1402.
PROGRESSIONS are changes of state. Exp. H. and H. 192.
PROLIFICATION is from truth grounded in good in the intellect C. S. L. 90. P. cor. to the propagation of truth. C. S. L. 127, 137. Spiritual p. and natural p. are from the same origin. C. S. L. 115.
PROLONGATION OF DAYS s. the felicity of life eternal. 8898.
PROLONGED, to be, is pred. of good. 3703.
PROPHET. Where any p. is mentioned by name in the Word, it does not mean that p., but the prophetic Word itself; nevertheless, each p. has a distinct signification. 3652. P. is frequently mentioned in the Word, and in the sense of the letter s. those to whom revelation is made, also abstractedly the revelation itself; but in an internal sense, it s. one who teaches, also abstractedly the. doctrine which is taught. 2534. P. s. doctrine of the church dcr. from the Word, and prophecy, the same, because the Word was written by p., and in heaven, a person is considered according to that which belongs to his function or office, agreeably thereto, also, every man, spirit, and angel is named in heaven, wherefore when the word p. is used, forasmuch as his function was to write and teach the Word, the Word is understood with respect to doctrine, or doctrine der. from the Word; hence it is, that the Lord, forasmuch as he is the Word itself, was called a p. A. R. 8. P. (Matt. xi. 9) s. the external things of doctrine and of worship. 2576, P. s. the doctrine and thence the science of truth, and, in the opp. sense, the doctrine and thence the science of what is false. A. E. 559.
PROPHET and DREAMER of DREAMS. (Deut. xiii. 2-4.) P. here s. he who gives a sign, and d. of d., one who gives a miracle. A. E. 706.
PHOPHET, JUST MAN, and DISCIPLE. (Matt. x. 41.) P. s. the truth of doctrine, a j. m., the good of love, and d., the truth and good of the Word and the church. A. E. 695.
PROPHETS s. all those whom the Lord teaches, that is, all who are in the spiritual affection of truth for its own sake. A. E. 624. P. s. those who teach truths from the Word, and, in an abstract sense, the doctrine of the truth of the church, and, in an extensive sense, the Word itself. A. R. 943. False p. are they who teach falses, and in the abstract sense they s. false doctrines. False p. in sheep’s clothing, who are inwardly ravening wolves, are they who teach falses, as if they were truths, and lead a moral life to appearance, but when left to themselves to act from their own spirits, they study to deprive all of truths. A. E. 195. The p. rep. the state of the church as to doctrine, and the Lord rep. it as to the Word. A. R. 8. L. 15-17. When the Word was revealed to the p., it was not by influx into their interiors, but by spirits, whom the Lord filled with his aspect; and the spirit so filled, with the divine from the Lord, knows no otherwise than that he is the Lord, and this even, till he is done speaking. H. and H. 254. It is written concerning the p., that they were in the spirit, or in vision, also that the Word came to them from Jehovah. When they were in the spirit, or in vision, they were not in the body, but in their spirit, in which state they saw such things as were in heaven ; but when the Word came to them then they were in the body, and heard Jehovah speak: those two states of the p. are carefully to be distinguished; in the state of vision, the eyes of their spirit were opened, and the eyes of their body shut, and then they heard what the angels spake, or what Jehovah spake by the angels, and also saw the things which were rep. to them in heaven; and then they sometimes seemed to themselves to be carried from one place to another, the body still remaining in its place ; in such a state was John when ho wrote the Apocalypse, and sometimes, also, Ezekiel. Zachariah, and Daniel, and then it is said, that they were in vision, or in the spirit. A. R. 36.
PROPHETS and APOSTLES. They who taught truths, were called p. in the Old Testament, and a. in the New. A. E. 100.
PROPHETS and PRIESTS. (Lam. iv. 13.) P. s. those who teach, and p., those who live according to what is taught. 382.
PROPHETS and SAINTS. (Rev. xi. 18.) P. s. those who are in truth of doctrine, and s., those who are in a life conformable to them. A. R 526.
PROPITIATION s. the operation of clemency and grace to prevent man from falling into damnation by sin, and at the same time, to be a security against the profanation of holiness, which was s. by the propitiatory, or mercy-seat over the ark in the tabernacle. U. T. 135.
PROPITIATORY, or MERCY-SEAT, den. cleansing from evils or remission of sins. 9506.
PROPRIUM. The Lord alone hath p. (something which may be called his own); from this p. he redeemed man, and from this p. he saveth man; the p. of the Lord is life, by virtue of which p. the p. of man is vivified, which in itself is dead. 149. Man’s p. is all evil and the false, originating in self-love and the love of the world; and that he believes in himself, and not in the Lord and the Word, and supposes that what he cannot conceive sensually, and scientifically, is nothing, thence come nothing but the evil and false, and thus he sees all things in a perverted view. 210. Man’s p. is, as it were, destroyed, when it is vivified or made alive. 731. The p. of man has an innate enmity against the divine providence. D. P. 211. What is divine may be with man as an appurtenance, but not in his p., for the p. of man is nothing but evil. A. R. 758. The Lord is not conjoined with the p. of man, but removes that, and gives to him a new p. from himself in which he abides. A. E. 254. Even the p. of angels is nothing but what is false and evil. 633. The celestial marriage is such, that heaven, and consequently, the church, is united with the Lord by p., so that it consists in p., for without p., no union can exist, into which p. when the Lord out of mercy insinuates innocence, peace, and goodness, in this case it appears still as p., but celestial and most happy. But the difference between this p. from the Lord, and that from man, is like that which subsists between heaven and hell. 252. The Lord united by his divine power in the world, the divine celestial p. with the human p. in his human essence, so that in him they might be one. 256.
PROSPECTION, or VIEW. Den. to think. 2684. And the extension of influx. 8212.
PROSPER s. to be provided; understand, providence so willing it. 3117.
PROSTRATION of BODY cor. to humiliation. 1999.
PROTECTION. Every one is so far under the p. of the Lord, as he abstains from doing evil. A. E. 643.
PROTEST s. to be averse, 5584. Also precaution. 8836.
PROVENDER s. the good of scientific truths. 5070. “To give p. to his ass ” (Gen. xlii. 27) s. to reflect upon scientifics, for p. is the food with which asses are fed, consisting of straw and chaff, and hence it den. all reflection on scientifics, for reflection principally feeds them. 5495.
PROVIDE. It is provided by the Lord that every one is capable of being saved. D. P. 328.
PROVIDENCE. The divine p. is the government of the divine love and divine wisdom of the Lord. That the divine p. of the Lord has for end a heaven, from the human race. That the divine p. of the Lord, in all that it does, regards the infinite and the eternal. That it is a law of the divine p. that man should act from freedom according to reason. That it is a law of the divine p., that man should as of himself remove evils as sins in the external man, and that thus and not otherwise the Lord can remove evils in the internal man, and then at the same time in the external. That it is a law of the divine p., that man should not be compelled by external means to thinking and willing, thus to believing and loving, the things which are of religion ; but that man should lead, and sometimes compel himself. That it is a law of divine p., that man is led and taught by the Lord from heaven, through the Word, doctrine and preachings from it, and this in all appearance as of himself. That it is a law of the divine p., that man should not perceive and feel any thing concerning the operation of tho divine p., but that lie should still know and acknowledge it. That one’s own prudence is nothing, and only appears to be, and also ought to appear as if it was; but that the divine p. from things most particular is universal. That the divine p. looks to eternal things, and no otherwise to things temporal than as far as they agree with the eternal. That man is not let interiorly into the truths of faith, and into the goods of charity, except so far as he can be kept in them until the end of life. That the laws of permission are also laws of the divine p. That evils are permitted for the sake of the end which is salvation. That the divine p. is equally with the evil as with the good. That the divine p. does not appropriate, evil to any one nor good to any one, but that his own prudence appropriates both. That every man may be reformed, and that predestination is not given. That the Lord cannot act contrary to the laws of divine p., because to act contrary to them would be to act contrary to his divine love and contrary to his divine wisdom, thus contrary to himself. D. P. 1,33, 46, etc.
PROVINCES of Heaven. Exp. D. L. W. 288.
PROVISION, abundance of (Gen. xii. 29-31), s. the multiplication of truth, because it is opposed to famine, which s. defect of truth. 6276. P. (Gen. xlii. 2) is hero expressed in the original tongue by a term which s. breaking; by a like term also buying and selling are expressed, where it is said, that the sons of Jacob bought it in Egypt, and that Joseph there sold it; the reason is, because in the ancient church bread was broken when it was given to another, and thereby was a. to communicate from one’s own, and to appropriate good from one’s own, and thus to do mutual love; for when bread is broken, and given to another, then communication is made from one’s own ; or when bread is broken amongst several, in such case the bread becomes mutual, consequently, there is conjunction by charity ; hence it is evident that the breaking of bread was a significative of mutual love; inasmuch as this rite was received and customary in the ancient church, therefore also by the breaking itself was meant tho p. which was made common. 5405.
PROVOKE. See To Vex. Anger.
PRUDENCE comes from God. D. P. 191. Self-derived p. proceeds from self-love. D. P. 321.
PRUDENCE and CUNNING. The former is affirmed of those who are in good; and the latter of those who are in evil. A. E. 581.
PRUDENCE and DECEIT were regarded as enormities by the most ancient people, and such were cast out as devils from society. 3573.
PRUDENTLY. He that thinks and acts p., as from himself, acknowledging that he does so from the Lord, is a man. D. P. 321.
PRUNE and WEED, to (Isa. v. 6), s. to prepare for reception. A. E. 644
PRUNING-HOOKS (Isa. ii. 4) s. truths of doctrine, because gardens s. perceptions and knowledges of truth. A. E. 734.
PSALMS OF DAVID are from the discourse of spirits, which is in a kind of rhythm, or measure. 1648. They were called P. from playing on the psaltery, and also songs from singing. A. E. 326.
PSALTERIES cor. to spiritual good. A. R. 276. See Vessels of Cups, etc,
PSALTERY OF TEN STRINGS (Ps. xxxiii. 2, 3) s. spiritual good, cor. with confession of the Lord from spiritual truths. A. E. 323.
PUAH and SHIPRHAH s. the quality and state of the natural principle where the scientifics are. 6674.
PUBLICANS and SINNERS s. the Gentiles who received the Lord, and hence the Lord ate with them. A. E. 617.
PUL s. kinds of external worship. 1158. See Tarshish.
PULMONIC KINGDOM. That in which wisdom predominates. D. L. W. 381.
PULSATION. Influx into the heart is by regular p. Exp. 3884. See Respiration.
PULSATIVE INSTRUMENTS have respect to the joy of those who are of the celestial kingdom. A. E. 863.
PULSE of the HERB (Gen. ix. 3) s. what is vile and refuse in delights, because they are only worldly and corporeal, or external; for the pleasures, which are in things corporeal or extreme, der. their origin from interior delights in orderly arrangement; the delights which are perceived in things extreme, or corporeal, are respectively vile and refuse, for every delight 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. P. (Gen. xxv. 29) s. doctrinals. 3316. P. (2 Kings iv. 38) s. a heap of scientifics ill-connected together. 3316. See Beans.
PULSE and INSPIRATION. The variation as to pulses, and as to respirations in the heavens are manifold, being equal in number to the societies therein, for they are according to the states of thought and affection with the angels, which states are according to states of faith and love. 3886.
PUNISHMENT is equally the consummation of evil; and because after p., reformation succeeds, therefore, it is said (Deut. xxv. 3), ” that no more than forty stripes should be struck, lest thy brother become vile in thine eyes;” for by forty is s. the end of evil, and also the beginning of good, wherefore, if more than forty stripes should be given, the beginning of good, or reformation could not be s. A. E. 633. Every evil carries along with it its own p. A. R. 762. No one suffers any p. and torment in another life on account of hereditary evils, but for the actual evils which he himself has committed; when the wicked are punished, there are always angels present to moderate the p., and to abate the pains of the sufferers as much as may be, but they cannot remove them entirely, because, such is the equilibrium of all things in another life, that evil punishes itself, and unless it was removed by p. the evil spirits could not be kept to eternity in any hell, but would infest the societies of the good, and do violence to the order appointed by the Lord, on which the safety of the universe depends. 966, 967.
PURE, pred. of oil, den. genuine celestial good. 9781. Den. inmost truth, which is spiritual truth. 10.296. P. in heart s. those in the good of love. A. E. 340.
PURGATORY is a mere Babylonian fiction, invented for the sake of gain. A. R. 784.
PURIFICATION from evils is effected in two ways, one by temptations, and the other by fermentations. D. P. 25. Circumcision was to rep. p. from defiled natural loves. 2039. P. is effected by the truths of wisdom. D. L. W. 391. P. cannot take place unless unclean things are seen, acknowledged, and rejected. A. E. 580.
PURPLE cor. to divine celestial good. A. R. 725, 773. P. s. genuine good. A. E. 118. A. C. 9407.
PURPLE and FINE LINEN. (Luke xvi. 19.) P. s. the knowledges of good from a celestial origin, and f. l., the knowledges of truth from a celestial origin. A. E. 1042.
PURPLE and SCARLET s. goods and truths from a celestial origin. A. E. 1042.
PURSE and SCRIP (Luke xxii. 36) s. the like which is s. by pieces of money, namely, the knowledges of truth and good from the Word. A. E. 840.
PURSES, large, FULL OF SILVER s. knowledges of truth and good in great abundance. A. R. 255.
PURSUE, to (Gen. xiv. 16), s. a state of purification; for to p. enemies is here to expel evils and falses, which were with goods and truths, and caused them to appear as goods and truths, and thus to deliver and purify them. 1710.
PUSH, to, or to STRIKE THE PEOPLE, den. to destroy falses by truths. 9081.
PUSTULE cor. to blasphemies: filthiness of evil. 7524.
PUT, to, has reference to order, arrangement, application, influx. 6725.
PUT OFF, to, is to shake off and annihilate. 4741. The Lord p. o. all that was merely human. 26-49.
PUT ON, to, is to communicate and imbue. 3539. The Lord p. o. the human from the father. 10.830.
PUTH den. knowledges from the literal sense of the Word, understood according to appearances. 1163.
PUTRIDITY den. infernal filthiness, pred. of evil. 8482.
PYROPUS, or SARDINE STONE, s. good. A. E. 268.
PYTHONS. Those who studied natural magic, from which nothing divine could be pred. 3698. Humoring a man’s principles, and thus leading, like the blind leading the blind, are p. diviners. A. Cr. 74.
PADAN ARAM (Gen. xxviii. 2) s. the exterior knowledges of good and truth. 3664, 4395.