'Wealth' signifies scientific knowledge, as seen in several passages in the Word.
'Merchandise' signifies the knowledges of good.
'Middle' denotes what is primary, principal, or inmost.
Water generally represents what Swedenborg calls “natural truth,” or true concepts about day-to-day matters and physical things. Since all water ultimately flows into the seas,...
The heart means love. A good heart means love to the Lord and to the neighbor while a hard or stony heart means the love...