ANGELIC WISDOM CONCERNING MARRIAGE. 1
ORDER OF THE CHAPTERS.
I. - MARRIAGES IN HEAVEN [(See the same subject treated of in the published work concerning Conjugial Love 27-41)].
II. - THE STATE OF CONSORTS AFTER DEATH [(Conjugial Love 45-54)].
III. - LOVE TRULY CONJUGIAL [(Conjugial Love 57-73)].
IV. - THE ORIGIN OF LOVE TRULY CONJUGIAL, FROM THE MARRIAGE OF GOOD AND TRUTH [(Conjugial Love 83-102)].
V. - THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD AND THE CHURCH, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH IT [(Conjugial Love 116-131)].
VI. - THE CHASTE AND THE UNCHASTE [(Conjugial Love 138-150)].
VII. - UNIVERSALS CONCERNING CONJUGIAL LOVE [(Conjugial Love 209-230)]. 2
The delight of conjugial love is holy and chaste [(Conjugial Love 144, 346)].
Conjugial love regards the eternal [(Conjugial Love 38, 44, 200, 216)].
VIII. - THE CAUSES of COLDNESSES, OF SEPARATIONS, AND OF DIVORCES, WITH CONSORTS [(Conjugial Love 234-260)].
IX. - THE CAUSES OF APPARENT LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND FAVOR WITH CONSORTS [(Conjugial Love 271-292)].
X. - THE CHANGE OF THE STATE OF LIFE WITH MAN AND WITH WOMAN BY MARRIAGE, FROM WHICH THE YOUNG MAN BECOMES A HUSBAND, AND THE VIRGIN BECOMES A WIFE [(Conjugial Love 184-206)].
XI. - CONJUNCTION OF SOULS AND MINDS BY MARRIAGE; WHICH CONJUNCTION IS MEANT BY THE WORDS OF THE LORD, THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER TWO, BUT ONE FLESH [(Conjugial Love 156-181)[ 3 ]].
XII. - BETROTHALS AND NUPTIALS [(Conjugial Love 295-314)].
XIII. - REPEATED MARRIAGES [(Conjugial Love 317-325)].
XIV. - POLYGAMY [(Conjugial Love 332-352)].
XV. - JEALOUSY [(Conjugial Love 357-379)].
XVI. - THE LOVE OF INFANTS, OR PARENTAL LOVE, AND ITS CONJUNCTION WITH CONJUGIAL LOVE [(Conjugial Love 385-414)].
They are conjoined as to duties [officio][(Conjugial Love 174-176)].
They are conjoined as to internals more and more, even so that they wish to be one [(Conjugial Love 185, 196)].
This union was inscribed on them by creation [(Conjugial Love 66)].
The more they are united, the more do they become sensible of the state of blessedness, through the delights of peace (see also 854, 3, 4; 2007, 2023, 2036, 2047, 2048).
At the same time rational wisdom and moral wisdom are conjoined. What each of these is [(Conjugial Love 102, 163, 168, 293)].)
I. - THE OPPOSITION OF CONJUGIAL LOVE AND SCORTATORY LOVE [(Conjugial Love 423-443)].
II. - FORNICATION; ALSO CONCERNING KEEPING A MISTRESS [(Conjugial Love 444-460)[*].
III. - CONCUBINAGE [(Conjugial Love 462-476)].
IV. - ADULTERIES AND THEIR DEGREES [(Conjugial Love 478-499)].
V. - THE LUST OF VARIETIES [(Conjugial Love 506-510)].
VI. - THE LUST OF DEFLORATION [(Conjugial Love 501-505)].
VII. - THE LUST OF VIOLATION [(Conjugial Love 511, 512)].
VIII. - LUST OF SEDUCING INNOCENCIES [(Conjugial Love 513, 514)].
IX. - THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SCORTATIONS AND ADULTERIES WITH THE VIOLATION OF SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE, WHICH IS THE MARRIAGE OF GOOD AND TRUTH [(Conjugial Love 515-520)].
X. - THE IMPUTATION OF EACH LOVE, SCORTATORY AND CONJUGIAL [(Conjugial Love 523-531)].
1. Marriages in heaven (2-30 [Conjugial Love 27-41]).
2. The origin of conjugial love (31-76 [Conjugial Love 83-102]).
3. The delights of love truly conjugial (77-146 [Conjugial Love 183; see also 69, 144, 155, 293, 294]).
4. The connection of conjugial love with all the loves of heaven (147-222 [Conjugial Love 388-390]).
5. Masculine and feminine conjugial love, specifically; and the intelligence of each (223-303 [Conjugial Love 218; see also 32, 61, 88, 90, 168]).
6. The marriage of good and truth (304-407 [Conjugial Love 83-102, 122, 123]).
7. The differences and the variety of conjugial love, according to the states of the church with men (408-568 [Conjugial Love 130]).
8. The increments of love truly conjugial, and the decrease of love not truly conjugial (769-763 [Conjugial Love 162, 184-200, 213, 214, 432, 433]). 5
9. Conjugial similitude and dissimilitude (564-852 [Conjugial Love 227-229, 246]).
10. The causes of coldnesses, separations, and divorces, with consorts (853-1018 [Conjugial Love 234-260]).
11. Polygamy, or plurality of wives (1019-1110 [Conjugial Love 332-352]).
12. Betrothals and nuptials (1111-1193 [Conjugial Love 295-314]).
13. The difference between the love of the sex with beasts and the love of the sex with men (1194-1251 [Conjugial Love 94, 137, 230, 416; see also the posthumous treatise, Concerning Divine Love, 21.]).
14. The change of state of woman and of man by marriage; from which change the virgin becomes a wife, and the young man a husband (1252-1286 [Conjugial Love 184-200]).
15. The state of widowers and of widows; also concerning repeated marriages (1287-1300 [Conjugial Love 317-325]).
16. The marriage of the Lord with the church (1301-1344 [Conjugial Love 116-131]).
17. Correspondence of the marriage of the Lord and the church with things relating to marriage with angels and men (1345-1457 [Conjugial Love 125-127]).
18. Natural conjugial potency and spiritual conjugial potency (1459-1585 [Conjugial Love 220, 221]).
19. The causes of love, friendship, and favor, between consorts (1586-1641 [Conjugial Love 180, 214, 290]).
20. The love of infants, or parental love (1642-1700 [Conjugial Love 176, 211]).
21. The conjunction of conjugial love with love of infants or parental love (1701-1718 [Conjugial Love 385-414]).
22. The state of two consorts after death (1719-1737 [Conjugial Love 45-54]).
SCORTATORY LOVE (1738. seq.).
1. Jealousy (1739-1791 [Conjugial Love 357-379]).
2. Fornication (1792-1848 [Conjugial Love 444-460][*]).
It there treats:
(1) Concerning keeping a mistress (1806, seq. [Conjugial Love 459, 460]):
(2) Concerning the lust of varieties (1811 [Conjugial Love 506-510]):
(3) Concerning the lust of defloration (1814 [Conjugial Love 501-505]):
(4) Concerning the lust of violation (1419 [Conjugial Love 511, 512]):
(5) Concerning the lust of seducing innocencies (1823 [Conjugial Love 513, 514]).
3. Concubinage (1849-1873 [Conjugial Love 462-467]).
4. Adulteries (1874-1909 [Conjugial Love 478-499]).
5. The opposition of conjugial love and scortatory love (1910-1949 [Conjugial Love 423-443]).
6. The correspondence of whoredoms and adulteries with the violation of spiritual marriage, which is the marriage of good and truth (n.) 1950-2001 [Conjugial Love 515-520]).
CONTENTS OF THE REMAINING ARTICLES.
1. The perception and the wisdom proper to man and proper to woman, also the conjunction of man and woman by them (2007 [Conjugial Love 163-173]).
2. Duties proper to man and proper to woman; also the conjunction of man and woman by them (2023 [Conjugial Love 174-176]).
3. The transcription of the love of his own (proprii) with the man, into conjugial love with the wife (2036 [Conjugial Love 32, 88, 156[*], 192, 293, 353]).
4. The faculties, inclinations, affections and qualities of men and of women, and their conjunction by marriage (2047 [Conjugial Love 163-180]).
5. Proprium in man, and proprium in woman; and their transcription into conjugial love (2048 [Conjugial Love 32, 156, 163-173]).
6. Coldnesses in marriages (2049 [Conjugial Love 234-260]).
7. Difficulties in understanding the conjunctions of consorts, and the varieties therefrom (2050).
Consorts from the third heaven were seen, borne in a chariot, and descending; described as to face and as to garments; having spoken with me, they let down a parchment on which were inscribed arcana of conjugial love (1, p. 16 [Conjugial Love 42, 43]).
The correspondence of conjugial love with fire, with the colors of the rainbow, with fragrant things, with rose-gardens and arbors, with winged things and animals, represented by angels (29, p. 42 1/2, 43 [Conjugial Love 76, 293, 294, 316]).
The nuptial garden which appears round about the houses while nuptials are celebrated; and the Divine Providence which encompasses marriages: from the discourse of a certain wise person in the garden (76, p. 49 [Conjugial Love 316]).
There were seen consorts from the third heaven; at first appearing as infants decked with garlands, afterwards of their proper stature. They had lived a thousand years in conjugial blessedness. Conjugial love, as it is in that heaven, is described; it is from wisdom and from the love of wisdom, and it is with those who do uses, etc. (146, p. 50 [Conjugial Love 137]).
Something about the magnificent and splendid things in heaven: next it is told whence angels have perpetual potency: confirmed by reasons, given by an angel (222, p. 46 1/2, 47 [Conjugial Love 12-20, 355, 356]).
A paper on which was inscribed, "The marriage of Good and Truth;" - how it appeared on the way, when let down to the earth by an angel, and how it was changed: also many things about that marriage, in the whole heaven and in the church (301, p. 46 [Conjugial Love 115]).
Adulterers seen like satyrs, in the company of harlots, in a wood and in a cavern there; afterwards in a house: where they were speaking heinous things about marriages, nature, and religion (407 [Conjugial Love 521]).
A discussion concerning God and nature, - (1) Whether nature is of life, or life of nature: (2) Whether the center is of the expanse, or the expanse of the center: (3) Concerning the center and the expanse of nature and of life (568, p. 79 [Conjugial Love 380]).
Concerning a certain garden, in which there were several married pairs; also conversations there respecting love, wisdom and use; that the three proceed from the Lord, and that hence are conjugial love and its ineffable delights: much concerning these and their origin (763, p. 41 [Conjugial Love 183].)
Concerning a young man who boasted of his whoredom; he was conducted into heaven, and there he was held by turns in his externals and his internals: while in externals he saw heavenly things, but while in internals he saw the opposite (concerning which see 852, p. 77 [Conjugial Love 477]).
While following the light, I came to the Temple of Wisdom, around which there dwelt those who were wise; there I conversed with them concerning the cause of the beauty of the female sex (1018, p. 45 [Conjugial Love 56]).
Of the new things revealed by the Lord: as concerning the spiritual sense of the Word, and concerning correspondences, concerning heaven and hell, concerning the spiritual world and the sun there; also concerning conjugial love, as being according to religion: but that these things are not received in the world was testified by experience (1108, p. 48, also 50 [Conjugial Love 532-534]).
Discussions, by the wise, of the following subjects:--(1) What the image of God is, and what the likeness of God: (2) That man is not born into love and into knowledge, as the beasts are, but only into capacity to know and inclination to love: (3) Concerning the tree of life, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (1193, p. 60 [Conjugial Love 132-136]).
Concerning Athenaeum, Parnassium, and Heliconeum: conversation with ancient wise men, and with two newly come from the earth, about men who had been found in the forest; also concerning things that were said in favor of nature and the life of beasts, compared with the life of men (1251, p. 64 [Conjugial Love 151-154[ 1 ]).
Again three new-comers were conducted to Athenaeum, - a priest, a politician, and a philosopher; who reported, as news from the earth, that a certain person had written various things about the life of men after death and about the spiritual world; and they told how these subjects were discussed on earth (1286, p. 66 [Conjugial Love 182]).
A tumult against three priests, who preached that with adulterers there is no acknowledgment of God, and consequently that they have not heaven; also what happened to them, out of heaven (1300, p. 75 [Conjugial Love 500]).
Concerning a novitiate who meditated about heaven and hell, and who was told to make inquiry, and to learn what delight is: he was led to three assemblies; in which he learned what the delight of heaven is, and what the delight of hell (1344, p. 54 [Conjugial Love 461]).
A disputation by spirits concerning God and concerning nature, in favor of nature from devils, and in favor of God from angels: also that man may confirm himself in favor of God, more than for nature, from the things that he can see: those things are adduced which were written on this subject in Angelic Wisdom concerning Divine Love and Divine Wisdom (1458, p. 62 [Conjugial Love 415-422]).
A melody was heard concerning chaste love of the sex; and that they have that love who are in love truly conjugial, and thence in fullest potency (1585, p. 64 [Conjugial Love 55]).
Various reasonings about the soul; and finally that the soul is the man living after death, because it is the form of all the affections of love, and of all the perceptions of wisdom, and is their receptacle (1641, p. 70 [Conjugial Love 315]).
After this there was a conversation about the spiritual and the natural; and it was shown what differences there are between them, as to languages, writings, and thoughts: the conversation was renewed when looking at a moth, and observing that when divided it was more and more multiform, and not more and more simple (1699, p. 72 [Conjugial Love 326-329]).
Wise men were called together from nine kingdoms of Europe, to give their opinion concerning the origin of conjugial love, and concerning its virtue and potency; and at last the prize, which was a turban, was given to an African (1718, p. 30 [Conjugial Love 103-114]).
Three orators from France discoursed concerning the origin of the beauty of the female sex; one said that it was from love, another from wisdom, and the third from the conjunction of love and wisdom (1737, p. 57 1/2, 58 [Conjugial Love 381-384]).
Concerning two angels, who had died in infancy, and who could not perceive what whoredom is, because it is not from creation. Conversation about it, and concerning evil; how evil exists, when from creation there is only good (1738, p. 86 [Conjugial Love 444]).
Exclamations were heard, "O how just," "O how learned," "O how wise;" and it is here said of those called just, that they were those who gave judgment from friendship, and were able skillfully to pervert all things; they had no understanding of things that were just: their assemblage is described (1791, p. 37 [Conjugial Love 231]).
Preliminary statements concerning the joys of heaven, and concerning nuptials there (1826-1848, p. 1 [Conjugial Love 1-25]).
Concerning the love of dominion from the love of self; with politicians, that they wish to be kings and emperors; with canons, that they wish to be gods. Concerning devils that were seen, who had been in such love; also concerning two popes (1873, p. 56 [Conjugial Love 261-266]).
Again in Athenaeum; where three new-comers were heard to say that they had believed that in heaven there were no administrations and works, because there was eternal rest; and it was shown that doing uses is that rest; there was also mention of books and writings; and it was said that there are these also in heaven, for all substantial things which are called spiritual are there (1909, p. 68 [Conjugial Love 207]).
Of those concerning whom was the exclamation, "O how learned:" they were those who go no farther in their reasoning than to question whether a thing is so, and who are called reasoners (1948, p. 38 [Conjugial Love 232]).
Of those concerning whom was the exclamation, "O how wise:" they were those who were able to make whatever they pleased to be true, and were called confirmers (1949, p. 30 [Conjugial Love 233]).
A conversation of angels with three novitiates concerning nuptials in heaven (various things, 2001, p. 17 [Conjugial Love 44]).
Golden rain was seen: I was conducted to a hall where husbands and wives instructed me concerning conjugial love; also concerning its delights, from the wives there (2002, p. 34 [Conjugial Love 155 [*]).
Conversation with those who lived in the golden age, concerning conjugial love, and in regard to their marriages (2003, p. 20, seq. [Conjugial Love 75]).
Conversation with those who lived in the silver age; this, too, concerning conjugial love (2004 [Conjugial Love 76]).
Conversation with those who lived in the copper age (2005 [Conjugial Love 77]).
Conversation with those who lived in the iron age; they were polygamists (2006 [Conjugial Love 78]).
Conversation with those who lived after those four ages; they were whoremongers and adulterers (2034 [Conjugial Love 79, 80]).
Of the conversion of this age into a golden age by the Lord; concerning which the angels glorified the Lord (2035 [Conjugial Love 81]).
Concerning one's own intelligence or prudence, that it, is not [anything] (2051, p. 59 [Conjugial Love 353]).
Whether conjugial love and love of [their own] beauty coexist in women; and whether conjugial love and the love of their own intelligence coexist in men (2052, p. 52 [Conjugial Love 330, 331]).
Again the golden rain was seen, and some arcana respecting conjugial love in women were disclosed (2053, p. 35 [Conjugial Love 208]).
Spiritual coldness has its seat in the highest region (2054, p. 51 [Conjugial Love 270]).
Concerning those who are in the love of the world (p. 90 [Conjugial Love 267-269]).
The delights of conjugial love are delights of wisdom (p. 91 [Conjugial Love 293]). 5
And the pleasures of scortatory love are pleasures of insanity (p. 92 [Conjugial Love 294]).
1. [NCBSP: Swedenborg compiled a two-part index to a manuscript that he wrote, probably as a draft for his published work, "De Amore Conjugialis", which has been translated "Conjugial Love", or "Marriage Love". That manuscript has not been found, but the two parts of the index exist, and they have been translated from Latin into English by John Whitehead. Swedenborg numbered the short paragraphs in his manuscript, some 2050 in all. These paragraphs are referred to in the index, as, for example (75). John Whitehead's edition added references to the published paragraphs in "Conjugial Love" whose text is most closely related to the topics in the index. This and the following sections form part 1 of 2 of Index to "Angelic Wisdom Concerning Marriage".]
- The conjugial sphere from heaven inflows into the wife only, and through her into the husband, and is received by the husband according to his wisdom [(Conjugial Love 225)].)
- The delight of conjugial love is holy and chaste. [(Conjugial Love 144, 346)].
- Conjugial Love regards the eternal. [(Conjugial Love 38, 44, 200, 216)]
3.([Marginal. Notes:] They are conjoined as to minds, and at length as to souls; which conjunction is this:
They are conjoined as to duties (officia) [(Conjugial Love 174-176)]
They are conjoined as to internals more and more, even so that they wish to be one [(Conjugial Love 185-196)]
The union was inscribed on them by creation [(Conjugial Love 66)]
The more they are united, the more do they become sensible of the state of blessedness, through the delights of peace (see also n. 854, iii., iv., 2007, 2023, 2036, 2047, 2048).
At the same time rational wisdom and moral wisdom are conjoined. What eash of these is [(Conjugial Love 1-2, 163, 168, 293)]
4. [Marginal Notes:] See the UNIVERSALS concerning conjugial love, 569-763; especially the last part of 723, concerning masculine love and feminine; also 564-852.)
5. ([End Note:] Concerning adulterers as satyrs: this has not been written out, see before 407, - and let it be allowed.)