MACHIAVELISTS, or those who make no account of murders, thefts, adulteries, false witnesses, etc. D. P. 310.
MACHIR s. the like with Manasseh; for M. was the son of Manasseh. A. E. 447.
MACHPELAH (Gen. xxiii. 17) s. regeneration by truth, which is of faith, 2970.
MAD s. to be spiritually insane. A. E. 960.
MADAI (Isa. xxi. 1) s. the external church, or external worship in which is internal. See (Gen. x. 2) where M. is called the son of Japheth. 1228.
MAGI and the WISE. They who were skilled in and taught the mystic scientifics were called m., and they who were skilled in and taught the non-mystic scientifics, were called the w., consequently, they who were skilled in and taught the interior scientifics.were called m., and they who were skilled in and taught the exterior scientifics were called the w.; hence it is that by the m. and the w. such things are s. in the Word; but after that they began to abuse the interior scientifics of the church, and to turn them into magic, then by Egypt also began to be s. the scientific principle which perverts, and in like manner by the m. of Egypt and the w. ones thereof. The m. of that time were acquainted with such things as are of the spiritual world, which they learnt from the cor. and rep. of the church, wherefore also many of them had communication with spirits, and hence learnt illusory arts, whereby they wrought magical miracles ; but they who were called the w., did not regard such things, but solved things enigmatical, and taught the causes of natural things; herein consisted the wisdom of that time, and the ability to effect such things was called wisdom. M., in the opp. sense, are they who perverted spiritual things, and thereby exercised magic arts, as they who are mentioned (Exod. viii. 11, 22; viii. 7,18,19 ; ix. 11) ; for magic was nothing else but perversion, and a perverse application of such things as are of order in the spiritual world, whence magic descends; but that magic at this day is called natural, by reason that nothing above or beyond nature is any longer acknowledged ; a spiritual principle, unless by it is meant an interior natural principle, is denied. 5223.
MAGI, SOOTHSAYERS, or JUGGLERS, were such as studied natural magic, whereby nothing of what was divine could be foretold, but only what was contrary to the divine principle; this is magic. 3698.
MAGIC is the perversion of order, and abuse of cor. 6692.
MAGISTRATES. Not to have power over the laws, but to administer them. 10.799.
MAGNIFICENT s. those who are in love of self and the world. A. E. 410.
MAGPIES, in the spiritual world, are manifestations of the affections of spirits. A. Cr. 89.
MAGOG s. those in external natural worship. A. R. 858. See Gog.
MAHALALEEL (Gen. v. 12) s. a fifth church from Adam. The life of those who constituted this church was such, that they preferred the delight arising from truth, to the joy arising from uses. 506, 511.
MAHALATH (Gen. xxviii. 9) s. truth from a divine origin. 3687.
MAHANAIM (Gen. xxxii. 2) s. the celestial and spiritual heavens, and, in the supreme sense, the divine celestial and divine spiritual of the Lord. 4237.
MAHOMET and MAHOMETANS in the spiritual world. Des. C. L. J. 68-72.
MAHOMETAN RELIGION was raised up by the divine providence of the Lord, and accommodated to the genius of the orientals, to the end that it might destroy the idolatries of very many nations, and was permitted, on account of its acknowledgment of the Lord as the son of God, as the wisest of men, and as the greatest prophet. D. P. 255.
MAHUJAEL and METHUSAEL (Gen. iv. 18) s. heretical doctrine. 527.
MAID-SERVANTS s. the affections of the natural principle. 2567. See Handmaid.
MAIDS den. external affections serving the internal. 3835.
MAKE, to (Hosea viii. 11), is pred. concerning good, and, in an opp. sense, concerning evil. A. E. 391. To m. heaven, and earth, and the sea, and the fountains of waters (Rev. xiv. 7), in a natural sense, s. to create them, but in a spiritual sense, it s. to m. the heaven of angels and the church, and all things appertaining to them. A. R. 630.
MAKER and HOLY ONE of ISRAEL (Isa. xvii. 8) s. the Lord as to divine good and truth. A. E. 585.
MAKKEDAH, cave of (Josh. x. 28), s. the dire false originating in evil. A. E. 665.
MALE SON, the, which the WOMAN BROUGHT FORTH. (Rev. xii. 5.) By m. s. is s. truth conceived in the spiritual man, and born in the natural man; the reason is, because by conceptions and births in the Word, are s. spiritual conceptions and births, all which in general relate to what is good and true, for nothing else is begotten and born of the Lord as a husband, and from the church as a wife. Now since by the woman who brought forth, the new church is s., it is plain that by the m. s. is s. the doctrine of that church. The doctrine here meant, is the doctrine of the New Jerusalem, published in London, 1758; as also the doctrine concerning the Lord, concerning the sacred scripture, and concerning a life according to the commandments of the decalogue, published in Amsterdam; for by doctrine are understood all the truths of doctrine, because doctrine is the complex. A. R. 543.
MALE and FEMALE, the, were created to be the essential form of the marriage of good and truth. C. S. L. 100. The essential difference between the two principles is this: in the masculine principle love is inmost, and its covering is wisdom; whereas in the f. principle the wisdom of the m. is inmost, and its covering is the love thence derived; so that the m. is the wisdom of love, and the f. is the love of that wisdom. C. S. L. 32, 33.
MALICE. Quality and state shown. 4951.
MALIGNITY, how it persuades and leads. 9249. Increases as the spiritual mind is closed. D. L. W. 269.
MAMMON OF UNRIGHTEOUSNESS (Luke xvi. 9), in the spiritual sense, means the knowledges of good and truth, which the evil possess, and which they use only for procuring wealth and dignities for themselves. D. P. 250.
MAMRE (Gen. xxxv. 27) s. the determination of the state of a thing, for it was a place where Abraham dwelt (Gen. xiii. 18), and where Isaac dwelt, and whither Jacob came. 2970, 4613. M., Eschol, and Aner (Gen. xiv. 13), rep. and s. the angels who were attendant on the Lord, when he was engaged in combat in his earliest childhood, which angels were of a quality like that of the good and truths then with the Lord; they also have their names from goodnesses and truths, similar to the case of Michael, and others mentioned in the Word. 1705. See Oak Grove.
MAN, in the Word, s. intelligence and wisdom, derived from the Word, and intelligence and wisdom derived from the Word in m., is the church in him; hence by m. in the concrete, or in common, that is, when a society or assembly is called a m., is meant the church; from this ground it is that the prophets were called sons of m., and that the Lord himself called himself the son of m., and the son of m. is the truth of the church derived from the Word, and when said of the Lord, is the Word itself, from which the church has its existence. A. R. 910. In the Word, especially the prophetic, the expression m. (vir) often occurs, as when it is said, m. and wife, m. and woman, m. and inhabitant, also m. (vir), and m. (homo); and in these passages, by m., in the internal sense, is s. what relates to the understanding, which is truth, and by wife, woman, inhabitant, and m. (homo), what relates to the will, which is good. 3134. M. (vir), in the Word, s. the understanding of truth, and m. (homo) the perception of good; and by both, the church as to truth, and as to good. (Jer. ii. 6.) A. E. 537. M. (vir) s. rational truth, and also, in an opp. sense, the false principle. 265, 2362. M. s. the understanding of truth. 476,749. M. (Gen. ii. 23) s. the internal m. 156. M. (vir) (Gen. xix. 8) s. the false principle which defiles the affections of good and truth. 2362. M. (Gen. xxxii.) s. good, because the Lord is the alone m., and m. from him is called m. 4287. M. (Ezek. xxxvi. 11,12) s. the spiritual m., who is also called Israel. 55. M. (Gen. v. 2) s. the most ancient church, consisting of both male and female. 477. M. (homo) s. the spiritual affection of truth, and, in an opp. sense, the lust of the false. (See Ps. cxix. 134.) A. E. 328. M. (homo) (Zeph. i. 3) s. the whole of the church. A. E. 1100. M. (homo) (Rev. iv.) s. a recipient of divine truth. A. E. 280. M. is so created, that the divine things of the Lord may descend through him into the ultimate things of nature, and from the ultimate things of nature may ascend to him, so that m. might be a medium of union between the divine and the world of nature, and thus by m., as by a uniting medium, the very ultimate principle of nature might have life from the divine, which would have been the case, if m. had lived according to divine order. M. is so created that, as to his body, he is a little world, all the arcana of the world of nature being therein reposited, for whatsoever of arcanum there is in the ether, and its modifications, this is reposited in the ears, and whatsoever invisible thing flows and acts in the air, this is in the organ of smell, where it is perceived, and whatsoever invisible thing flows and acts in the waters and other fluids, this is in the organ of taste ; also the very changes of state are in the sense of touch, throughout; besides that, things still more hidden would be perceived in his interior organs, if his life was according to order, which is, if m. only acknowledged the Lord as his last and first end with faith of heart, that is, with love; in this state were the most ancient people. 3702. M. is born to the ultimate or lowest degree of the natural world, he is then elevated by sciences to the second degree, and as by means of sciences he perfects his understanding, he is elevated to the third degree, and then becomes rational; the three degrees of ascent in the spiritual world are in him above the three natural degrees, nor do they appear, before he puts off his earthly body; when he puts this off, the first spiritual degree is opened to him, afterwards the second, and lastly the third, but only in those who become angels of the third heaven; these are they who see God. D. L. W. 67. M. is first natural, then he becomes rational, and at length spiritual; when he is natural, he is in Egypt, when he is made rational, he is then in Assyria, and when he becomes spiritual, he is then in the land of Canaan, that is, in the church. A. E. 654, 918. A. R. 503. M. has two minds, one exterior, and the other interior; the former is called natural, but the latter spiritual. The natural mind is opened by the knowledges of worldly things; but the spiritual mind is opened by the knowledges of heavenly things. 120. Inasmuch as there is a cor. more especially of m. with heaven, and by heaven with the Lord, it is from this ground that m. appears in the other life, in the light of heaven, according to the quality in which he cor.; hence the angels appear in ineffable brightness and beauty, but the internals in inexpressible blackness and deformity. 5377. M. cannot be regenerated till he arrives at adult age. 677. His affections and thoughts cor. with all things of the animal kingdom; his will and understanding with all things of the vegetable kingdom, and his ultimate life, with all things of the mineral kingdom. D. L. W. 52. The body and the sensual part of m. is the extreme of life. Natural desires and things of the memory are more interior; good affections and rational things are still more so, and the will of good and the understanding of truth are inmost. 654. In order to man's being m., his will and understanding should act in unity. 3623. M. is not life itself, but only a recipient of life from God. U. T. 470. M., from head to foot, or from the first principles in the head to the ultimates in the body, is such as his love is. D. L. W. 369. The memory is the natural m., the understanding is the rational, and the will is the spiritual. A. E. 654. M. after death is in a perfect human form. H. and H. 453-400. M. after death retains every sense which he had in this world, and leaves nothing behind him but his terrestrial body. H. and H. 461-469. Every m. after death is instructed, and afterwards sent to various societies, and at length he remains with those who are in similar love and faith. A. R. 549. Such as m. is in the world as to his spirit, such does he remain to eternity, only with this difference, that his state becomes more perfect, if he has lived well, because then he is not clogged with a material body, but lives spiritual in a spiritual body. A. R. 937. M. communicates immediately with those who are in the world of spirits, but mediately with those who are in heaven or hell. A. H. 552. M. of himself continually inclines to the lowest hell, but by the Lord he is continually withdrawn. D. P. 69. So long as m. is spiritual, his dominion or rule proceeds from the external m. to the internal, as it is representatively described. (Gen. i. 26.) But when he becomes celestial and does good from love, then his dominion proceeds from the internal m. to the external, as the Lord des. himself, and thus, at the same time, the celestial m. who is his likeness, in Ps. viii, 6,7, 8.52. The celestial m. is the seventh day, and the spiritual m. the seventh month. 851. "I have gotten a m. Jehovah " (Gen. iv. 1), s. the doctrine of faith. 340. See Grand Man.
MAN upon the THRONE (Ezek. xxvi.-xxviii.) s. the Lord; by the appearance of fire from his loins upward and downward s. his divine love; and by the brightness round about, the divine wisdom thence proceeding. A. R. 830.
MAN of the CHURCH, the, is not only the church itself, but the all of the church; it is a general expression comprehending whatever is of the church, and hence the most ancient church was called man, and other succeeding churches were mentioned by name. 768.
MAN of the NEW CHURCH, the, is explored by temptations as to his quality with respect to a life according to the commandments, and with respect to faith in the Lord. A. R. 639.
MAN-ANGEL is one who is in the affection of good, and a man-devil is one who is in the affection of evil. D. P. 69.
MAN-BROTHER (Gen. xiii. 8) s. the union of truth and goodness. 1578. Man (vir) and brother (Isa. xix. 2) s. truth and good, and, in an opp. sense, false and evil; man (vir) and neighbor s. truths among themselves, and, in an opp. sense, falses among themselves. A. E. 734.
MAN, GRAND, the. Universal angelic heaven is in its complex before the Lord as one m. and is called the g. m. A. Cr. 20.
MAN-SERVANT den. the natural as to truth. 8890.
MAN and SON of MAN. M. s. m. as to wisdom, and the s. of m., m. as to intelligence. A. E. 507. M. (vir) is truth itself conjoined to its own good, and s. of m. is truth. (Jer. li. 43.) A. E. 63.
MAN and ANGEL. (Rev. xxi. 18.) By m. is here s. the church as consisting of men, and by a., is s. heaven as consisting of angels, therefore by the measure of a m. which is of an a., is s. the quality of the church as making one with heaven. A. R. 910.
MAN and BEAST (Jer. xxvii. 5) s. the affections of truth and good in the spiritual and natural m. A. E. 301. M. and b. named together, s. m. with respect to spiritual affection and natural affection. A. R, 507. M. s. the internal m., and b. the external. (Jer. xxxi. 27.) 477. M. is pred. of celestial good; inhabitant, of spiritual good; and b., of natural good. (Jer. xxxiii. 10.) 2712.
MAN, SETH, and ENOS. The three churches so called, constitute the most ancient church, but still with a difference of perfection as to perceptions. 502.
MANESSEH s. the voluntary principle of the spiritual church. 3909. M., in the original tongue, s. forgetfulness, thus in the internal sense removal, viz., of evils as well actual as hereditary, for when these are removed the new will-principle arises. 5353. M. (Gen. xlviii.) s. the external of the celestial man. 6295. M. s. those who are in natural good which is the pleasure of doing good and of learning truth. A. E. 440.
MANASSEH and EPHRAIM. M. s. the will-principle of the new natural principle, and E., the intellectual principle thereof, or what is the same thing ; M. s. the good of the new natural principle, because good is pred. of the will, and E. s. the truth thereof, because truth is pred. of the intellectual principle. 5318. A. E. 440.
MANDRAKES (Gen. xxx. 14) s. the things which are of conjugial love, which appears from the signification of the original word dudim, from which the Hebrew dudaim is derived. (See also Solomon's Song vii. 12, 13.) 3942. M. s. the marriage of good and truth, or the conjugial principle which exists between good and truth. A. E. 434.
MAN OF WAR s. truth combating against the false and destroying it. A. E. 329; or truth derived from good, and destroying the false, 355; and abstractly, truths themselves combating, 734.
MANGER s. spiritual instruction for the understanding; for a horse that feeds therein s. the understanding. A. R. 255.
MANIFESTED s. to be revealed. A. E. 946.
MANIFESTATION. The Lord's m. in man is his presence in good 10.153.
MANNA s. the Lord's divine human, or hidden wisdom. 2838. A. R. 120. M. s. the good of celestial love conjoined to wisdom. A. R. 120. A. E. 730. M. s. the good of truth. 8537. M. s. celestial and spiritual good. 10.303. Hidden m. (Rev. ii. 17) s. hidden wisdom, such as they have who are in the third heavens, whose superior wisdom is written in their lives, and not so much in the memories; and hidden m., in a supreme sense, s. the Lord himself. A. R. 120.
MANNER den. mutations of state. 4077.
MANSIONS. (Gen. vi. 14.) The two parts of man which are the will and understanding. 638. M. (lowest, secondary, and third) are scientifics, rationals, and intellectuals. 657. M. of the angels with men are in their affections of good and truth. L. J. 9.
MANTLE of ELIJAH, the, s. the divine truth of the Word in common or in general. A. R. 328.
MANTLES s. truths in common. A. R. 328. See Robes.
MANY, pred. of truths. 6172.
MARAH den. the quality and quantity of temptation, also what is bitter. 8350.
MARBLE (Rev. xviii.) s. the sensual principle profaned. In a good sense it s. the sensual principle which is the ultimate of the life of the thought and will of man; for stone s. truth in the ultimates, specifically the appearance of truth. A. E. 1148. Vessels of m. (Rev. xviii.) s. scientifics derived from the appearance of good and truth. A. R. 775.
MARCH INTO the BREADTHS of the EARTH, to (Hab. i. 6), s. the vastation of the church as to truths. 3901.
MARK, a, s. an acknowledgment and a confession. A. R. 605. To receive a mark on the right nand, and on the forehead (Rev. xiii. 16), s. that no one is acknowledged to be a reformed Christian, unless he receives the doctrine that faith is the only medium of salvation; or that faith, without the works of the law, justifies and saves. A. R. 605, 607. By having the m. of the beast (Rev. xvi.), is s. to acknowledge faith alone, to confirm himself in it, and to believe according to it. A. R. 779. See Cain,
MARKETS and FAIRS s. acquisitions of good and truth. 3923.
MARINERS. Those who are sea-farers, and who look to the Lord, and shun evils as sins, and do their work sincerely, justly, and faithfully, are more devout in their daily and nightly prayers and songs than those who live on land ; for they trust more to divine providence than landsmen do. C. 96. See Ships, Pilots.
MARRIAGE in a spiritual sense, rep. the celestial m., which is of good and truth. 4865, 6794. C. S. L. 100, 198. M. s. heaven, the church, and the kingdom of God. I). P. 21. Without some kind of in. it cannot be that any thing should exist or be produced; in the organical parts or substances of man, both compound and simple, yea the most simple, there is a passive and active principle; the case is the same throughout universal nature; these perpetual m. derive their beginning and birth from the celestial m., by which an idea of the Lord's kingdom is impressed on every thing in universal nature, as well inanimate as animate. 718. M. in heaven is the conjunction of two in unity of mind. H. and H. 367. The heavenly m. is not between good and truth of one and the same degree; but between good and truth of an inferior degree, and of a superior; that is, not between the good of the external man and the truth of the same, but between the good of the external man and the truth of the internal, or, what is the same thing, not between the good of the natural man and the truth thereof, but between the good of the natural man and the truth of the spiritual man. It is this conjunction which constitutes a m. 3952.
MARRIAGE of GOOD and TRUTH. The celestial are sons from the essential in. of g. and t.; but the spiritual are sons from a covenant not so conjugial. 3246. From the m. of g. and t. which proceeds from the Lord in the way of influx, man receives truth, and the Lord conjoins good thereto, and thus the church is formed of the Lord with man. C. S. L. 62, 83-115, 122.
MARRIAGE of the LAMB (Rev. xix. 9) s. the new church, which is in conjunction with the Lord. A. R. 816.
MARRIAGE of the LORD and the CHURCH. When the Lord's humanity is acknowledged to be divine, there is a full m. of the L. and the c., for it is a known thing in the reformed Christian world, that the church is a church, by virtue of its marriage with the Lord, for the Lord is called "the lord of the vineyard," and the church is " the vineyard;" moreover, the Lord is called "the bridegroom and husband," and the church is called "the bride and wife." A. R. 812. The Word is the medium of conjunction, or of the m. of the L. with the c. A. R. 881.
MARRIAGE CEREMONY. On earth it is expedient that a priest should be present, and minister at the m. c., but not so in heaven. C. S. L. 21.
MARRIAGE HOUSE s. heaven and the church. H. and H. 180.
MARRIAGES on the earths are derived from m. of good and truth. C. S. L. 116-131, 339. The divine providence is peculiarly exercised with respect to m. C. S. L. 316. It is said, that in heaven they are not given in marriage, just in like manner as it is said, that we are to call no one father, doctor, or master; that it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven, as for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle ; that if any man will take away your coat, you are to let him have your cloak; and that the adulteress was liberated by the Lord's writing on the earth. A. E. at end of Index. See Spiritual Nuptials.
MARRIED LAND s. the will and the understanding united. 55.
MARRIED PARTNERS, two, most commonly meet after death, know each other again, associate, and for some time live together; this is the case in the first state; thus, while they are in externals, as in the world. But successively as they put off externals and enter into their internals, they perceive what had been the quality of their love and inclination for each other, and consequently, "whether they can live together or not. In case they can live together, they remain conjugal partners; but if they cannot live together, they separate themselves, sometimes the husband from the wife, and sometimes the wife from the husband, and sometimes each from the other. C. S. L. 47-49.
MARRIED WIFE, and MOTHER of many CHILDREN (Isa. liv. 1; 1 Sam. ii. 5) s. the Jews who were in possession of the Word. A. R. 535.
MARROW, fat things full of, s. goodnesses. 353.
MARS. The spirits who inhabit that planet are amongst the best of all spirits, who come from the earths of this solar system, being mostly celestial men. They worship the only Lord, and he appears to them at times. E. U. 85, 91. The spirits of M. in the grand man, have relation to thought grounded in affection, and the best of them to the affection of thought. E. U. 88.
MARTYR s. confession of the truth, the same as witness. A. R. 6.
MARVELLOUS and GREAT have reference to the Lord's omnipotence. A. E. 927.
MARY. The Lord called himself the son of man as to divine truth, and not as the son of M. 10.053. State of M. in spiritual world. Des. C. L. J. 66. The Lord was really born of her, but he put off all the humanity that he had from her, and became wholly divine. T. C. R. 98.
MASH den. various knowledges concerning good. 1233.
MASSA s. things appertaining to the spiritual church. 3268.
MASSAH and MERIBAH (Exod. xvii. 7) s. the qualities of a state of temptation. 8587, 8588.
MASSES, permitted by Providence, though not understood by the common people, and the reason why. D. P. 257.
MASTER and LORD. (John xiii. 13-16.) M. is pred. of the L. as to truth, and L. is pred. of him as to good. 2921.
MATERIAL and spiritual ideas compared. 10.216. M. things are in themselves fixed, stated, and measurable. A. Cr. 105. What is m. does not live, but what is spiritual. H. and H. 192.
MATRIX s. opening of the spiritual mind. A. E. 865.
MATTER. Every thing extended belongs to m. A. Cr. 33. Its origin exp. D. L. W. 302.
MATURE. Pred. of the new birth. 5117.
ME. A formula of asseveration, and den. certainty. 6981.
MEADOW. That a broad m. s. the Word. A. E. 644. That m. den. those things which are of the spiritual mind, and thence of the rational. A. E. 730. See Field, Garden.
MEAL, farina, s. the truth of faith, or truth from good. 2177. A. R. 411. A. E. 245. See Flour.
MEANS, by which the three degrees are opened, are a life according to equity or justice; a life according to truths of faith, and goods of charity; and a life of mutual love, and love to the Lord. 9594. The m. of Divine Providence are all those things by which man is made man, and perfected as to his understanding and will. D. P. 335.
MEASURE, to, s. to know and explore the quality of a thing. A. R. 486, 904.
MEASURES and WEIGHTS, in the "Word, s. the estimation of goodness and truth. A. R. 313, 315.
MEAT (Gen. xl. 17) s. celestial good, because the m. of the angels are nothing else but the goods of love and charity, by which they are not only vivified but also re-created. 5147.
MEAT OFFERINGS and DRINK OFFERINGS s. worship from the good of love, and the truths of faith, and, in the opp. sense, worship from evils originating in the love of evil and from falses of faith. A. E. 370.
MECHANICS and PHYSICS. How inscribed in the organization of man. 6057.
MEDAN, s. common lots of the Lord's spiritual kingdom. 3239.
MEDES, the (Isa. xiii. 17), s. those who are contrary to the truths and goods of the church. A. E. 242.
MEDIA and PERSIA, the kings of, rep. those who are in faith separate from charity. F. 66.
MEDIAN s. those who are principled in the false. 3762.
MEDIASTINUM, spirits des. who infest the. 5188.
MEDIATES. All and each of the things in the vegetable kingdom are m. D. L. W. 65.
MEDIATELY. The Word is taught m. by parents, preachers, and especially by reading it. D. P. 172.
MEDIATION s. that the human is the medium through which man may come to God the father, and God the father to man, and thus teach and lead him that he may be saved, U. T. 135. See Intercession.
MEDIATORY, or MIDDLE GOOD. During the process of man's regeneration, he is kept by the Lord in a sort of m. or m. g., which good is then separated, when it has served its use. 4063.
MEDICINE. The intelligence den. by the leaf (Ezek. xlvii. 12), which shall be for the use of the celestial man, is called m. 57. See Physician.
MEDICINES den. the truths of faith considered as perservatives from falses and evils, because they lead to the good of life. 6502.
MEDITATE, to, in the FIELD (Gen. xxiv. 63) s. to think from the rational principle in a state of good. 3196.
MEDITATION. The delight of m., thought and reflection, when the end is justice. D. P. 296.
MEDIUM. Every m. with externals alone, without an internal, perishes ; for the case with a m. is this: it exists from the internal, hence also it subsists from the internal, for it exists by the intuition [view or looking into] of the internal into the external from an affection and end of associating the external to itself; thus what is a m. is conjoined to the internal, and from the internal with the external, but not with the external without the internal; hence it is evident, that that which is a m., with the external alone without the internal, must perish. 5413.
MEDULLA OBLONGATA. See Bones. 5560.
MEEK s. those who are in the good of charity. A. E. 304.
MEET, to. To cause to m. (Gen. xxiv. 12), s. to provide. 3062. To m. into (Gen. xxiii. 1), s. the influx, whence comes illustration. 4235.
MEETING den. influx and conjunction. 4247.
MEGIDDON (2 Chron. iii.) s. the same as Armageddon, which see. A. R. 770.
MEHUJAEL s. heresies. 404.
MELANCHOLY, or SADNESS of MIND, proceeds from certain spirits who are not as yet joined to hell, being newly departed from the body, who take delight in things indigested and putrid, such as meats corrupted in the stomach into which they enter. H. and H. 299.
MELANCTHON, state of, des. in the spiritual world. C. L. J. 4754.
MELCHIZEDEK s. the celestial things of the interior man with the Lord. 1724. M., a priest and king in one person, rep. the divine humanity of the Lord, both with respect to good and truth. 1657, 2015.
MELECHETH (Jer. vii. 17, 18), or the queen of the heavens, s. falses in the whole complex, also evils in the whole complex. A. E. 324.
MELONS s. the lowest natural. A. E. 513. See Cucumbers.
MELT den. vanishing before the heat of lust. 8487.
MEMBRANE. Spirits who go in crowds, and are as passive forces, cor. to the m. 5557.
MEMORIAL. For a sign and for a m., den. that a thing should be perpetually remembered. 8066.
MEMORY, the, is only the entrance into man, and as a courtyard, by which there is entrance to a house, and it is like the ruminatory stomach amongst birds and beasts to which also the m. of man corresponds. A. E. 290. Man has two memories, one interior, the other exterior; the interior m. is proper to his spirit, but the exterior is proper to his body. 2469. Man's interior m. is his book of life, for all and every particular which man has thought, spoken, and done, and all that he has heard and seen, are inscribed in his interior m. 2474, 7398. The exterior m. is the ultimate of order in which spiritual and celestial things are softly terminated, and reside, when goods and truths are there. H. and H. 466. The external m. is not opened after death, except at the Lord's good pleasure. E. U. 160. See Doctrinal.
MEMPHIS s. those who desire wisdom in divine things from themselves. 273.
MEN (Gen. xiv. 23) s. angels. 1753. The three m. who appeared to Abraham (Gen. xviii. 2), s. the essential divine, the divine human, and the holy proceeding. 2149, 2156. M. (Gen. xix. 11) s. evil rational things and false doctrinals thence derived. 2382. M. (Gen. xxiv. 32) s. all things in the natural principle. 3148. Great m. s. those who are in goods; rich m. those who are in knowledges of truth ; mighty or powerful m. are those who are in erudition; and free-m. s. those who are in goods and truths from themselves, but not in a conformable life. (Rev. vi. 15.) A. R. 337.
MEN of the CHURCH are internal, or external. 7840. The internal consists of the regenerate. 1083.
MEN-SERVANTS s. scientifics which are the truths of the natural man. 2567,4037. M.-s. and maid-servants den. natural and rational truths, with the affections thereof. 2567.
MENE, TEKEL, and PEREZ. (Dan. v. 25-28.) By m., or to number, is s. to know his quality as to truth; by t., or to weigh, is s. to know his quality as to good; by p., or to divide, is s. to disperse. A. R. 313. A. C. 3104.
MENSTRUOUS WOMEN. (Ezek. xviii. 6.) " He who hast not come near to a m. w.," s. him who has not defiled truths by false lusts. A. E. 555.
MENTION, to make, den. communication. 5133.
MEPHAATAH s. false principle. 2468. See Holon.
MERCENARY den. the good of lucre, or the good of reward. 9179.
MERCHANDISE s. the knowledges of good. A. E. 1145.
MERCHANDISE of BABYLON, the, are the holy things of the Word adulterated and profaned. A. R. 772.
MERCHANTS s. those who have the knowledges of good and truth. 2967. M. (Nahura iii. 16) s. those who falsify the Word, and communicate, and sell. A. E. 543.
MERCIFUL s. to do good to the needy from a pr4inciple of love. A. E. 295.
MERCURY, MINERVA, etc., were worshipped by several nations, because they attribute to them the government of the universe, and the attributes of God. A. Cr. 22.
MERCURY, the spirits of, in the grand man, have relation to the memory of things abstracted from what is material. E. U. 10. The inhabitants are intellectual, and are desirous of knowing every thing; in consequence of which, they are permitted, in another life, to wander about searching for knowledge; but not so much to reduce knowledge to use, as to know things. E. U. 13, 14, 15.
MERCY of the LORD, the, is the influx of good and truth from him and thence spiritual life which is given by regeneration. 6160, 6307, 8714, 8879. Love itself is turned into m. and becomes m. when any one who is in need of help is regarded from love or charity, hence m. is an effect of love towards the needy and miserable. 3063. To do m. (Gen. xxiv. 12) s. an influx of love. 3063. To give m. (Gen. xliii. 14) s. to receive graciously. 5629.
MERCY-SEAT (Exod. xxv. 17) s. a cleansing from evils, or the remission of sins, consequently, a hearing and reception of all things which are of worship. 9506.
MERIBAH s. things appertaining to the spiritual church. 3268. See Nebaioth.
MERIT belongs only to the Lord. 9715. The m. of the Lord, is, that when he was in the world, he subdued the hells, and reduced all things in the heavens to order, and that he glorified his humanity by his own proper power. A. E. 293.
MESCHA (Gen. x. 30) s. truth. 1248.
MESCHECH and THUBAL (Ezek. xxxii. 26) s. doctrinals which are ritual observances. 1151.
MESENTERY. Spirits who pertain to the province of the lymphatics. 5181. D. P. 164.
MESOPOTAMIA den. knowledges of truth. 3051.
MESSENGER (Isa. xliii. 19) s. the Lord, as to divine good. A. E. 409. To send messengers (Gen. xxxii. 3), s. to communicate. 4239.
MESSIAH s. divine truth. 3008.
MESSIAH and PRINCE (Dan ix. 25) the Lord is called m. from his divine humanity, and p., from his divine truth. A. E. 684. See Anointed Christ.
METALS, all, such as gold, silver, brass, iron, tin, and lead, in the Word s. goods and truths, because they correspond, and because they correspond they are also in heaven ; for all things there are correspondences. A. R. 775.
METAPHOR. All comparisons in the Word, are also Correspondences. 9828.
METAPHYSICS. Des. 4658. A. R. 655.
METHUSAEL s. heresies. 401.
METHUSELAH (Gen. v. 21) s. the eighth church from Adam. 515.
MIBSAM. Things appertaining to the spiritual church. 3268. See Nebaioth.
MICAH and his graven image. 2598.
MICE (1 Sam. vi. 1-21) s. the falses of the sensual man. A. E. 700. See Emerods.
MICHAEL (Dan. x., xii.) s. genuine truth from the Word. A. E. 735. By Michaels are meant the men of the new church, and by M., such of them as are wise therein. A. R. 224, 564.
MICROCOSM. Man was so called by the ancients from his resembling the m., which is the universe in the whole complex. This they derived from the science of cor. D. L. W. 319.
MICROSCOPE. Its discoveries cited 1869, 4224.
MIDWAY in the heavens is from the clear light of truth. 5962. S. knowledges of truth. A. E. 401.
MIDDIM (Judges v. 10,19) s. the rational principle as to truth. The common version of the Hebrew text has it Meggiddo, which has another s. A. E. 355.
MIDDLE den. what is primary, principal, or inmost. 2940.
MIDDIAN s. those who are principled in the truth of faith, and are still in the good of life, but the truths according to which they live, are the sons of M. But, in a bad sense, M. s. those who are principled in what is false in consequence of not being in the good of life. 3242.
MIDIANITES s. those who are in the truth of simple good. 3242.
MIDNIGHT. (Exod.xi. 4.) Total devastation from a state of mere falses. 7776.
MIDST, the, in an internal sense, s. what is primary, or principal, and also inmost, which arises from rep. in another life; for when any thing good is rep. by spiritual ideas, then the best is presented in the m., and the decreases of good are presented by degrees from the m., and, lastly, at the circumference those which are not good. 2940. In the m. s. in the inmost, and thence in all things around. A. R. 9331. A. E. 313. M. of the land (Isa. vi. 12) s. the internal man. 576.
MIDWIFE (Gen. xxvi.) s. the natural principle. 4588. Midwives (Exod. i. 15-21) s. receptions of truth in the natural principle. 4588.
MIGHT den. the forces or power of truth. 6343.
MIGHTY, the (Rev. xix. 18), s. those who are in erudition from doctrine derived from the Word; and abstractly, erudition or learning derived from that source. A. R. 832.
MIGHTY MEN (Lam. i. 15) den. those who are in the good of love. A. E. 922.
MIGHTY ONES (Isa. xxi. 17; Hosea x. 13) s. those who were in faith separate from charity. 1179. The m. o. of Babel (Jer. li. 30) s. those who are intoxicated with self-love. 583.
MIGRATE s. rejection. A. E. 811.
MIGRATIONS den. changes of state. 1463.
MILCAH and NAHOR (Gen. xxii. 20) s. the origin of the affection of truth. 3078.
MILCOM rep. those who are in external worship. 3468.
MILDEW s. the non-reception of good of love and faith. 9277.
MILDEW and BLASTING s. evil and false in the extremes. A. E. 638.
MILE s. progressions in a series according to thoughts. 942.
MILES s. progressions in a series. A. E. 924.
MILITARY SERVICE. The office of the Levites to war in m. s. is s. the goods and truths of the church, and, in the opp. sense, its evils and falsities. A. R. 500.
MILK, as containing fat in it, s. the celestial spiritual principle, or truth grounded in good, or faith grounded in love or charity; or spiritual good; or the spiritual principle derived from the celestial. 2184, 2643. A. E. 710. M. s. divine truth spiritual natural. A. E. 617. M. of the flock is the celestial spiritual principle of the rational. 2184.
MILK and HONEY. (Num. xiii. 27.) M. den. the abundance of celestial spiritual things, and h. den. the abundance of happiness and delights thence derived. 5619.
MILK, BUTTER, and HONEY. (Isa. vii. 22.) M. s. spiritual good; b., celestial good; and h., what is thence derived. 5619. See Honey.
MILL. By grinding at the m., in a good sense, is meant examination and confirmation of spiritual truth out of the Word; but, in a bad sense, by m. is s. the search after and confirmation of what is false. A. R. 394, 484.
MILLET, etc., s. various species of good. 3332.
MILLSTONE s. truth serving to faith. 9755. "No man shall take the nether or the upper m. to pledge, for he taketh a man's life to pledge" (Deut. xxiv. 6), s. that they should not deprive any one of goods and truths. A. E. 182. M. (Rev. xviii.) s. adulteration and profanation of the truth of the Word. A. R. 791.
MIND. Although the m. appears to be in the head, yet it is also actually in the whole body. C. S. L. 178,260. It is contrary to the laws of the other world to have a divided m. 250. The three degrees of the natural m., which is a form and image of hell, are opp. to the three degrees of the spiritual m., which is a form and image of heaven. D. L. W. 275. All the things which are of the three degrees of the natural m. are included in works, which are performed by acts of the body. D. L. W. 277. Good and truth are what give orderly arrangement to all and singular things in the natural m., for those principles flow in from within and thereby arrange. 5288.
MINERALS are the substances which compose the forms of the animal and vegetable kingdoms. A. Cr. 96.
MINES. Vegetation of minerals in m. wherever an aperture is found. A. Cr. 96.
MINGLED. Charity cannot be inseminated when m. with profane things. 408.
MINISTER, to (Gen. xl. 2), is pred. of scientifics. 4976. M. is pred. of good, and servant of truth. A. R. 128.
MINISTERS. They are called m., in the Word, who operate the things which are of charity. A. R. 128. They are called m. who are in the Lord's celestial kingdom, and they are called servants who are in his spiritual kingdom. A. R. 3.
MINNITH and PANNAG, wheat of (Ezek. xxvii. 17), s. goods and truths in general. A. E. 375.
MIRACLES, all the, which were done in Egypt s. evils and falses originating in infernal love. A. R. 399. All the m. which were done by the Lord on earth, had a spiritual application, and hence were significative of things done to the blind and lame, the leprous, the deaf, the dead, the poor, in an internal sense, or those who are so called as to doctrine and life; it is from this ground, that the m. wrought by the Lord were divine, as also were those which were wrought in Egypt, in the wilderness, and others recorded in the Word. 2383. Many m. were wrought in consequence of the Lord's presence in his ten words, which are the commandments of the decalogue. Dec. 55, 56. M. and signs reform no man, because they force. D.P. 129, 130.
MIRIAM (Exod. xv. 20) s. the good of faith. 8337.
MIRE of the STREETS (Zech. x. 5) s. the false doctrine. A. E. 96, 134.
MIRROR. Scientifics are as mirrors, which reflect the image of the interiors. 5201.
MIRTH. See Joy, Deliqht.
MIRY CLAY s. evil of life. A. E. 666. See Pit of Devastation.
MIRY PLACES and MARSHES (Ezek. xlvii. 11) s. scientifics inapplicable and impure; or a life defiled with falses and evils. 2702. A. E. 342.
MISERABLE and POOR. (Rev. iii.) M. is pred. of those who are in no knowledges of truth; and p., of those who are in no knowledges of good. A. E. 238. M. and p. (Rev. iii.) s. principally those who are not in the knowledges of what is good and true, and yet desire them, because by the rich are understood such as are possessed of the knowledges of things good and true. A. R. 209.
MISERY and WEARINESS of the HAND (Gen. xxxi. 42) s. temptations. 4182.
MISFORTUNE. No one is reformed in a state of m. if the state is compelled. D. P. 140.
MISGAB s. false principles. 2468. See Nebo.
MISHMAH. Things appertaining to the spiritual church. 3268. See Nebaioth.
MISHPAT CADESH s. contention about truths. 1678. See En-Mishpat.
MISTS, in the spiritual world, cor. to fantasies, and are more or less dense according to the quality of the fantasy. 1512.
MISTRESS (Gen. xvi. 9) s. the affection of interior truth. 1936.
MITES cor. to evil uses. D. L. W. 338.
MITRE (Exod. xxviii.) s. intelligence and wisdom. 10.008. See Bonnets.
MIX s. to falsify truth and to profane it. A. E. 960.
MIXED. Divine truth when first received is m. with evils and falses. Ill. 6724.
MIZPAH (Gen. xxxi. 49) s. the quality of the Lord's presence, with those who are principled in goods of works, or with the Gentiles. 4198.
MIZRAIM s. the same as Egypt. 1165.
MOAB, in a good sense, s. those who are in natural good, and suffer themselves to be easily seduced; but, in an opp. sense, those who adulterate what is good. 3242. M. and Ammon s. those with whom good is adulterated and truth falsified. 2467, 3322.
MOAT, a, or PITCH, s. doctrine. A. E. 652.
MOCK, or SCORN, is pred. of those in truth, and not in good. 2403.
MOCKED, SCOURGED, and CRUCIFIED, being pred. of the Lord s. blasphemy, falsification, and perversion of truth, and the adulteration and destruction of the good of the church and of the Word. A. E. 654.
MODE, MANNERS, etc., den. changes of state. 4077.
MODERATION. The Lord moderates. 5497.
MODERATORS. In the societies of angels, there are m., presiding over the rest, but nevertheless there are not any archangels, who exercise any arbitrary authority, such government not existing in the heavens, for there no one acknowledges in heart any above himself but the Lord alone. (See Matt, xxiii. 8-11.) A. E. 735.
MODES, the, of Divine Providence are all those things by which the means for forming and perfecting man are effected. D. P. 335.
MODIFICATIONS of the light of heaven take place according to the reception in the angels. 9814.
MOLECH. (Lev. xviii. 21.) By giving of his seed to M., is s. to destroy the truth of the Word, and then the doctrines of the church, by application to filthy and corporeal loves, as murders, hatreds, revenges, adulteries, and the like, from whence infernal falses are taken for divine truths. M. was the god of the children of Ammon. (1 Kings xi. 7.) A. E. 768. A. C. 2468.
MOLES (Isa. ii. 20) rep. those who do not study truths on account of truths, but only on account of fame, name, glory, and gain. A. E. 587. See Bats.
MOLTEN IMAGE s. the evil which belongs to proprium. 215.
MOLTEN THING den. what is from the will-proprium. 8869.
MOMENTANEOUS SALVATION from immediate mercy, is the fiery flying serpent in the church. (See Isa. xiv. 29.) D. P. 340.
MONADS. It is a fallacy of the natural senses to suppose there are simple substances, such as m., etc. 5084.
MONARCHICAL POWER, the establishment of, closes up the superior parts of the understanding. Exp. T. C. R. 9.
MONEY is pred. of truth. 1551.
MONKS, s. how they infest with their ideas of religion for the sake of dominion. 10.785.
MONSTERS. Evil spirits in the light of heaven appear like m. 4533.
MONTH has respect to the state of truth in man. A. E. 22, 935. M. s. a full or plenary state. A. R. 489. M. (Gen. xxix.) s. the end of a preceding and the beginning of a subsequent state, thus a new state. 3814. See Forty-two.
MONUMENTS. By being buried or put into m. s. resurrection and continuation of life. A. R. 506.
MOON, the, s. the Lord in reference to faith, and thence faith in the Lord. 1529, 7083. M. s. spiritual good or truth. 469. The m. s. intelligence in the natural man and faith. A. R. 533. "Until the m. is not" (Ps. lxxii. 5), is that faith should become love. 337. M., in an opp. sense, s. self-derived intelligence and faith grounded in man's self. A. R. 019. The spirits of the m. in the grand man, have relation to the ensiform cartilage, or xiphoides, to which the ribs in front are joined, and from thence descends the fascia alba, which is the fulcrum of the abdominal muscles. E. U. 111. See Ordinances.
MORAL. What is m. is the receptacle of the spiritual. D. P. 322. M. things are substances and not abstractions. D. L. W. 209.
MORAL GOOD is that which a man does while acting under the influence of the law of reason. D. L. 12.
MORAL LIFE is twofold, spiritual and natural, and in man, who lives from the Lord, life is spiritual moral, but in man who does not live from the Lord, life is natural moral, such as may exist with the wicked, and frequently with spirits in hell. A. R. 386.
MORALISTS. What becomes of the natural m., who think civil and moral life, with the prudence belonging to it, and the Divine Providence nothing. D. P. 117.
MORAVIANS, in the spiritual world. Des. C. L. J. 86-90. None but M. spirits operate upon M. A. Cr. 74.
MOREH s. the earliest of the Lord's perception. 1442.
MORIAH, the land of, den. a place and state of temptation. 2775.
MORNING, in the Word, s. various things, according to the series in the internal sense; in a supreme sense, it s. the Lord as to his divine humanity, and also his advent: in an internal sense, it s. his kingdom, and the church and its state of peace; it also s. the first state of the new church, and also the state of love; also a state of illustration, from thence a state of intelligence and wisdom; and also a state of the conjunction of good and truth, when the internal man is conjoined to the external. A. E. 179. M. s. the first and most intense degree of love. H. and H. 155. A. C. 7216, 8426, 8427. M. s. the celestial principle of love in general and in particular. 2333. M., in a proper sense, s. the Lord, his coming, and consequently, the approach of his kingdom; also the arising of a new church, for this is the Lord's kingdom in the earths, and this both in general, and in particular, yea, and also in singular; in general when any church is raised up anew on the face of the earth; in particular, when man is regenerated and is made new, for then the Lord's kingdom arises in him and he becomes a church; and in singular, as often as the good of love and of faith is operative in him; for in this is the Lord's coming; hence the resurrection of the Lord on the third day in the m. involves all those things even in particular and in singular, denoting that he arises daily, yea, every moment, in the minds of the regenerate. 2405. M. s. a state of illustration, thus what is revealed and clear; because all the times of the day, as all the times of the year, s. various states according to the variation of the light of heaven ; the variations of the light of heaven are not variations as of light in the world every day and every year, but they are variations of intelligence and love; for the light of heaven is nothing else but divine intelligence from the Lord, which is also bright before the eyes, and the heat of that light is the divine love of the Lord, which also is warm to the sense; it is that light which makes the intellectual principle of man, and that heat which makes his warm vital and will principle of good. 5097. M. (Gen. xxii. 3) s. a state of peace and innocence. 2780. M. (Zeph. iii. 5) den. the time and state of judgment, which is the same thing with the coming of the Lord, and the coming of the Lord is the same thing with the approach of his kingdom. 2405.
MORNING, DAY, EVENING, and NIGHT are pred of the changes of state in the church. By m., is understood the first rise or beginning of the church; by d., the progression of the new church towards light and its intelligence; by c., the declination of the church from good and truth, which is called vastation; and by n., its end and destruction, and which is called consummation. A. V. C. R. 8.
MORNING STAR (Rev. ii. 28) s. intelligence and wisdom. A. R. 151. The Lord is called the m. s. from the light which from him will rise upon the new church, which is the New Jerusalem. A. R. 954.
MORROW, the, of the paschal supper den. the state in which the Lord is present, and hence liberation from damnation. 8017.
MORTAL. That which is m. in man is the material body, which is taken away by death. D. P. 324.
MORTAR (bitumen) (Nahum iii. 14) s. falses from evil conjoined. A. E. 540. Untempered m. (Ezek. xiii. 11) s. the confirmation of the false by fallacies, by which the false appears as true; and stones of hail are falses. A. E. 644.
MORTIFICATION. The evils that are shut in and do not appear are like m. D. P. 251.
MOSES rep. the Lord as to the divine law, which is the Word, and in a respective sense he rep. divine truth amongst the men of the church. (Num. xvii. 17-25.) 6714. M. rep. scientific truth. 6793. M., in an extensive sense, s. all the law written in his five books, and in a more confined sense, the law which is called the decalogue, or ten commandments. A. R. 652.
MOSES and AARON. (Exod. vi. 25.) M. rep. the internal of the spiritual church, and A. its external; the internal of the church is called the divine law, and the external doctrine from thence; the divine law which is the internal of the church is also the Word in its internal sense, and doctrine thence is the Word in its external or literal sense. 7089. See Aaron.
MOSES, AARON, and HUR. (Exod. xvii. 10.) M. rep. divine truth proceeding immediately from the Lord; A., divine truth mediately proceeding from the Lord, and H., divine truth by that again mediately proceeding ; thus they are truths in successive order. 8603.
MOSES and ELIAS (Luke ix. 30, 31) s. the Word. A. R. 897. The whole historical Word is called M., and the whole prophetical Word is called E. U. T. 222.
MOST ANCIENT CHURCH, the, rep. the celestial kingdom of the Lord, even as to the generic and specific differences of perception, which are innumerable. 483. The m. a. c. above all the churches in the universal globe, was from the Divine, for it was in the good of love to the Lord, their will-principle and intellectual made one, and thus one mind, wherefore they had a perception of truth from good, for the Lord flowed in by an internal way into the good of their will; and through this into the good of their understanding, or truth, hence it is that that c. in preference to the rest was called man. 4454. The m. a. c. was the sabbath of the Lord, above all that succeeded it. 85. In the time of the m. a. c. they performed holy worship in tents. 414. The m. a. c. was fundamental of the Jewish church. 886.
MOST HIGH s. the inmost. D. L. W. 103.
MOTE s. a lesser false from evil. A. E. 746. See Beam.
MOTH den. falses and evils in the extreme borders of the natural mind. 9331. Cor. to evil uses. D. L. W. 338.
MOTHER s. the kingdom of the Lord, the church, and the divine truth. 289,8897. M. (Gen. xxiv. 55) s. truth in the natural man. 3174. M. (Ezek. xix. 10) s. the ancient church. 289.
MOTHER of all LIVING. (Gen. iii. 20.) Eve was so called on account of faith towards the Lord. 290.
MOTHER of the WHOREDOMS and ABOMINATIONS of the EARTH (Rev. xvii. 5) s. the origin of the adulterations of what is good and true in the Word and also defilements of the same, and the profanations of the holy things of the church, bv the Roman Catholic religion. A. R. 729.
MOTION s. change of state. 3356. M. of the earth (Isa. ix. 5) s. the perversion of the church by the falsifications of truth. A. E. 329.
MOVE, to, LIVE, and BE. To m., is pred. cf the external of life, to 1., of its internal, and to b., of its inmost; hence it was said by the ancients, that " in God we live and move and have our being." 5605.
MOUND s. truths not appearing, because falsified. A. E. 543.
MOUNT of HOLINESS (Isa. Ixv. 25) is heaven, specifically the inmost heaven. A. E. 314.
MOUNT of JEHOVAH and the HOUSE of JACOB (Isa. ii. 3, 2; Micah iv. 3) s. the church where there is love to the Lord and worship from that love. A. E. 734.
MOUNT of OLIVES s. the celestial church. 9277.
MOUNT ZION s. truths of celestial good. A. E. 594.
MOUNTAIN s. the celestial principle of the Lord, also, the good of love and charity. 1793,4210. A great and high m. s. the third heaven. A. R. 896. M. of the east (Gen. x. 30) s. charity from the Lord. 1248. M. of holiness (Ezek. xx. 40) s. love to the Lord, and the m. of the height of Israel s. charity towards the neighbor. 795. M. of Jehovah (Isa. xxx. 29) ?. the Lord with respect to the good of love, and the rock of Israel, the Lord with respect to the good of charity. 795.
MOUNTAINS s. celestial and spiritual love. 796, 1691. Seven m. (Rev. xvii.) s. the divine goods of the Word and of the church profaned, and also have relation to Rome. A. R. 737.
MOUNTAINS and HILLS, in a bad sense, s. self-love and the love of the world. A. R. 336. M. and h. (Ps. lxxii. 1-7) s. the most ancient church. 337.
MOUNTAINS and LANDS in the Word have and receive a s, from those who dwell thereon. 1675.
MOUNTAINS, HILLS, and ROCKS. The angels who constitute the Lord's heavenly kingdom, dwell for the most part in elevated places, which appear as m. from the ground; the angels who constitute the Lord's spiritual kingdom, dwell in less elevated places, which appear as h.; but the angels who are in the lowest parts of heaven, dwell in places which appear as r. of stone. H. and H. 188.
MOUNTAINS, HILLS, and VALLEYS s. the higher, the lower, and the lowest things relating to the church. U. T. 200.
MOURN and WEEP, to. (Gen. xxiii. 2.) To m. relates to grief on account of good, and to w. relates to grief on account of truth. 2909. The days of mourning (Gen. xxvii. 41) s. inversion of state. 8607. Mourning (Rev. xviii. 8) s. internal grief, in consequence of being reduced from a state of opulence to want and misery. A. R. 765.
MOURNING and BITTER LAMENTATION. (Jer. vi. 26.) M. is pred. on account of the destruction of truth, and b. l., on account of the destruction of good. A. E. 1129.
MOUSE. The sordidly avaricious seem as if infested by mice. 938.
MOUTH, in a spiritual sense, s. thought, preaching, discourse, doctrine, and speech; and when pred. of the Lord, s. the Word. A. R. 453, 574. A. E. 235. M. (Gen. xxv. 28) s. natural affection. 3313. To fall into the m. of the eater (Nahum iii. 12) s. to be received only into the memory. A. E. 403. M. of man s. the infernal false, and sepulchre the infernal evil. (Num. xix. 18.) A. E. 659.
MOVE, to, den. to live. 5605.
MOVED. Every thing acted upon or m. seeks to return to an equilibrium. A. Cr. 45.
MOWERS. A class of those who expect heaven as a reward of merit, appear to cut grass. 1111.
MUCH is pred. of truths. 6172.
MUCUS. Spirits rep. the m. of the nostrils. Des. 4627.
MUD, LOAM, or CLAY s. ultimates in which are truths. A. E. 355.
MULE s. rational truth, and a she-m., the affection of rational truth. 2781. See Horse, Ass.
MULES and ASSES den. rational and natural truths. 4505, 6. See Judges.
MULTIPLICATION, the, of any number by 100, does not take away its s., but only exalts it. A. R. 654. To multiply seed (Gen. xvi. 10) s. the fructification of the celestial things of love in the rational principle, when the rational principle submits itself to interior or divine truth. 1940.
MULTITUDE, a, is pred. of truths. 4574. M. is pred. of falses, and a heap, of evils. (Nahum iii. 3.) A. E. 354.
MURDERS. Three kinds of m. lie concealed inwardly with man from his birth. M., in a natural sense, are enmities, hatreds, and revenges of every kind. By m., in a spiritual sense, are meant all the methods of killing and destroying the souls of men; and by m., in a supreme sense, is meant to hate the Lord. Dec. 67-69.
MURDERS, INCANTATIONS, WHOREDOMS, and THEFTS, (Rev. ix. 21.) M. den. the evils which destroy goods; i., the falses thence derived, which destroy truths; w. den. truths falsified; and t. den. goods thereby alienated. 5135.
MURMUR den. complaint and pain from the bitterness of temptation. 8351.
MURMURING, the, of the CHILDREN of ISRAEL against Moses and Aaron s. the profanation of the good of celestial love. A. E. 324.
MUSCLES, composition of. Exp. 9394.
MUSES. See Parnassus.
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS. Stringed appertain to truth; wind, to things celestial. A. E. 323.
MUSIC. The sound of musical instruments cor. to affections of spiritual and celestial love. A. R. 792. See Instruments.
MUST, or NEW WINE, den. evil produced by false. 2465. M. s. truth derived from the good of charity. A. E. 695.
MUSTARD SEED, a grain of (Matt. xiii. 31, 32), is man's good before he becomes spiritual, which is the least of all seeds, because he thinks to do good of himself, and what is of himself is nothing but evil; yet whereas he is in a state of regeneration, there is something of good, but it is the least of all things; at length, as faith is conjoined with love, it becomes greater, and an herb; and, lastly, when the conjunction is perfected, it becomes a tree; and then the birds of the heavens, which in this passage s. truths or things intellectual, build their nests in its branches, which are things scientific. 55.
MUTUAL LOVE, such as prevails in heaven, is not like conjugial love; the latter consists in desiring to be in the life of another one, but the former consists in wishing better to another than to itself, such as is the love of parents towards their children. 2738. M. l. unites the internal and external man. 1594.
MYRIAD and CHILIAD. M., or ten thousand, is pred. of truths, and c., or one thousand, is pred. of goods: for truths are manifold, but goods are simple. A. R. 287. A. E. 336.
MYRIIH (Exod. xxx. 23) s. sensual truth. 10.252. Also natural good. S. S. 23. A. C. 9293.
MYRRH, ALOES, and CASSIA. (Ps. xlv. D.) M. s. good of the ultimate or first degree; a., good of the second degree; and c., good of the third degree. A. E. 683.
MYRTLE TREE (Isa. xli. 19) s. rational truth of an inferior degree. Also spiritual good. A. E. 294, 730.
MYSTERY of the WORD, the, is no other than the contents of its internal or spiritual sense which treats of the Lord, of the glorification of his humanity, of his kingdom, and of the church, and not of the natural things of this world. 4923.
MYSTERY OF GOD (Rev. x. 7) s. the advent of the Lord, in the opening of the spiritual sense of the Word. A. E. 612.
MYSTICS and MYSTICAL. Exp. 4923, 5223.