Like "say," the word "speak" refers to thoughts and feelings moving from our more internal spiritual levels to our more external ones – and ultimately...
In Isaiah 19:1, "Jehovah rides upon a light cloud, and comes into Egypt", signifies the visitation of the natural man from spiritual-natural Divine Truth, for...
Dew, in Deut. 32:2 signifies the multiplication of truth from good, and the fructification of good by truth.
Chaff is mentioned in Matthew 3:12 signifies falsity of every kind, derived from an infernal origin.
The floor, as in Matthew 3:12, signifies the world of spirits which is between heaven and hell, and where the separation of evils and falsities...
'Smoke' signifies divine truth in extremes, because 'fire' which gives off smoke, signifies love. 'Smoke' also signifies the same thing as 'cloud' in many places....
The Lord, in the simplest terms, is love itself expressed as wisdom itself. In philosophic terms, love is the Lord's substance and wisdom is His...
'What satisfies' is what nourishes the soul.
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...
'A leopard,' being a crafty and insidious animal, particularly represents people who confirm faith separate from good works. 'A leopard' signifies the affection or lust...
The human mind is composed of two parts, a will and an understanding, a seat of loves and affections, and a seat of wisdom and...
Captains and Rulers (Jer. 51:23) signifies principal evils and falsities. Captains and Rulers (Ezek 33:6) signifies principal truths. See Chief Captains.
In the Word three terms are used to mean bad things that are done. These three are transgression, iniquity, and sin, and they are here...
Time is an aspect of the physical world, but according to Swedenborg is not an aspect of the spiritual world. The same is true of...
'Pestilence' denotes the vastation of good and truth.
'Hell,' as mentioned in Jonah 2:3, signifies the earth below.
Coming (Gen. 41:14) denotes communication by influx.
Because a nearer and stronger divine influx through the heavens disperses truths among the wicked, 'wind' signifies this dispersion of truth and the resulting conjunction...
'Treasuries' denote knowledges of good and truth, and, in the opposite sense, evil and falsity.