ANGELIC WISDOM CONCERNING MARRIAGE.
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 [(CL 45-54)].
III. - LOVE TRULY CONJUGIAL [(CL 57-73)].
IV. - THE ORIGIN OF LOVE TRULY CONJUGIAL, FROM THE MARRIAGE OF GOOD AND TRUTH [(CL 83-102)].
V. - THE MARRIAGE OF THE LORD AND THE CHURCH, AND CORRESPONDENCE WITH IT [(CL 116-131)].
VI. - THE CHASTE AND THE UNCHASTE [(CL 138-150)].
VII. - UNIVERSALS CONCERNING CONJUGIAL LOVE [(CL 209-230)]. 1 ([Marginal Notes:] UNIVERSALS: 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 [(CL 225)].)
The delight of conjugial love is holy and chaste [(CL 144, 346)].
Conjugial love regards the eternal [(CL 38. 44, 200, 216)].
VIII. - THE CAUSES of COLDNESSES, OF SEPARATIONS, AND OF DIVORCES, WITH CONSORTS [(CL 234-260)].
IX. - THE CAUSES OF APPARENT LOVE, FRIENDSHIP AND FAVOR WITH CONSORTS [(CL 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 [(CL 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 [(CL 156[ 1 ]-181)].
XII. - BETROTHALS AND NUPTIALS [(CL 295-314)].
XIII. - REPEATED MARRIAGES [(CL 317-325)].
XIV. - POLYGAMY [(CL 332-352)].
XV. - JEALOUSY [(CL 357-379)].
XVI. - THE LOVE OF INFANTS, OR PARENTAL LOVE, AND ITS CONJUNCTION WITH CONJUGIAL LOVE [(CL 385-414)].
1([Marginal Notes:] They are conjoined as to minds, and at length as to souls; which conjunction is this:
They are conjoined as to duties [officio][(CL 174-176)].
They are conjoined as to internals more and more, even so that they wish to be one [(CL 185, 196)].
This union was inscribed on them by creation [(CL 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 [(CL 102. 163, 168, 293)].)
I. - THE OPPOSITION OF CONJUGIAL LOVE AND SCORTATORY LOVE [(CL 423-443)].
II. - FORNICATION; ALSO CONCERNING KEEPING A MISTRESS [(CL 444[ 1 ]-460)].
III. - CONCUBINAGE [(CL 462-476)].
IV. - ADULTERIES AND THEIR DEGREES [(CL 478-499)].
V. - THE LUST OF VARIETIES [(CL 506-510)].
VI. - THE LUST OF DEFLORATION [(CL 501-505)].
VII. - THE LUST OF VIOLATION [(CL 511, 512)].
VIII. - LUST OF SEDUCING INNOCENCIES [(CL 513, 514)].
IX. - THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SCORTATIONS AND ADULTERIES WITH THE VIOLATION OF SPIRITUAL MARRIAGE, WHICH IS THE MARRIAGE OF GOOD AND TRUTH [(CL 515-520)].
X. - THE IMPUTATION OF EACH LOVE, SCORTATORY AND CONJUGIAL [(CL 523-531)].
1. Marriages in heaven (2-30 [CL 27-41]).
2. The origin of conjugial love (31-76 [CL 83-102]).
3. The delights of love truly conjugial (77-146 [CL 183; see also 69, 144, 155, 293, 294]).
4. The connection of conjugial love with all the loves of heaven (147-222 [CL 388-390]).
5. Masculine and feminine conjugial love, specifically; and the intelligence of each (223-303 [CL 218; see also 32, 61, 88, 90, 168]).
6. The marriage of good and truth (304-407 [CL 83-102, 122, 123]).
7. The differences and the variety of conjugial love, according to the states of the church with men (408-568 [CL 130]).
8. The increments of love truly conjugial, and the decrease of love not truly conjugial (769-763 [CL 162, 184-200, 213, 214, 432, 433]). 1
([Marginal Notes:] See the UNIVERSALS concerning conjugial love, 569-763; especially the last part of 723, concerning masculine love and feminine; also 564-852.)
9. Conjugial similitude and dissimilitude (564-852 [CL 227-229, 246]).
10. The causes of coldnesses, separations, and divorces, with consorts (853-1018 [CL 234-260]).
11. Polygamy, or plurality of wives (1019-1110 [CL 332-352]).
12. Betrothals and nuptials (1111-1193 [CL 295-314]).
13. The difference between the love of the set with beasts and the love of the set with men (1194-1251 [CL 94, 137, 230, 416; see also the posthumous treatise, Concerning Divine Love, xxi.]).
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 [CL 184-200]).
15. The state of widowers and of widows; also concerning repeated marriages (1287-1300 [CL 317-325]).
16. The marriage of the Lord with the church (1301-1344 [CL 116-131]).
17. Correspondence of the marriage of the Lord and the church with things relating to marriage with angels and men (1345-1457 [CL 125-127]).
18. Natural conjugial potency and spiritual conjugial potency (1459-1585 [CL 220, 221]).
19. The causes of love, friendship, and favor, between consorts (1586-1641 [CL 180, 214. 290]).
20. The love of infants, or parental love (1642-1700 [CL 176, 211]).
21. The conjunction of conjugial love with love of infants or parental love (1701-1718 [CL 385-414]).
22. The state of two consorts after death (1719-1737 [CL 45-54]).
SCORTATORY LOVE (1738. seq.).
1. Jealousy (1739-1791 [CL 357-379]).
2. Fornication (1792-1848 [CL 444[ 1 ]-460]).
It there treats:
(1) Concerning keeping a mistress (1806, seq. [CL 459, 460]):
(2) Concerning the lust of varieties (1811 [CL 506-510]):
(3) Concerning the lust of defloration (1814 [CL 501-505]):
(4) Concerning the lust of violation (1419 [CL 511, 512]):
(5) Concerning the lust of seducing innocencies (1823 [CL 513, 514]).
3. Concubinage (1849-1873 [CL 462-467]).
4. Adulteries (1874-1909 [CL 478-499]).
5. The opposition of conjugial love and scortatory love (1910-1949 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 163-173]).
2. Duties proper to man and proper to woman; also the conjunction of man and woman by them (2023 [CL 174-176]).
3. The transcription of the love of his own (proprii) with the man, into conjugial love with the wife (2036 [CL 32, 88, 156[ 1 ], 192, 293, 353]).
4. The faculties, inclinations, affections and qualities of men and of women, and their conjunction by marriage (2047 [CL 163-180]).
5. Proprium in man, and proprium in woman; and their transcription into conjugial love (2048 [CL 32, 156, 163-173]).
6. Coldnesses in marriages (2049 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 151[ 1 ]-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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 231]).
Preliminary statements concerning the joys of heaven, and concerning nuptials there (1826-1848, p. 1 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 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 [CL 233]).
A conversation of angels with three novitiates concerning nuptials in heaven (various things, 2001, p. 17 [CL 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 [CL 155 [ 1 ]).
Conversation with those who lived in the golden age, concerning conjugial love, and in regard to their marriages (2003, p. 20, seq. [CL 75]).
Conversation with those who lived in the silver age; this, too, concerning conjugial love (2004 [CL 76]).
Conversation with those who lived in the copper age (2005 [CL 77]).
Conversation with those who lived in the iron age; they were polygamists (2006 [CL n 78]).
Conversation with those who lived after those four ages; they were whoremongers and adulterers (2034 [CL 79, 80]).
Of the conversion of this age into a golden age by the Lord; concerning which the angels glorified the Lord (2035 [CL 81]).
Concerning one's own intelligence or prudence, that it, is not [anything] (2051, p. 59 [CL 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 [CL 330, 331]).
Again the golden rain was seen, and some arcana respecting conjugial love in women were disclosed (2053, p. 35 [CL 208]).
Spiritual coldness has its seat in the highest region (2054, p. 51 [CL 270]).
Concerning those who are in the love of the world (p. 90 [(CL 267-269]).
The delights of conjugial love are delights of wisdom (p. 91 [CL 293]).
And the pleasures of scortatory love are pleasures of insanity (p. 92 [CL 294]).
([End Note:] Concerning adulterers as satyrs: this has not been written out, see before 407, - and let it be allowed.)