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'constituted for the head of the mountains' (Micah iv.).

1029". 'The Mountain of Assembly at the sides of
the north' (Is.xiv.) is where there is an ascent into the

1057^. 'Who shall ascend into the mountain of
Jehovah' (Ps.xxiv.3). . . By 'the mountain of Jehovah'
is meant Zion, by which is signified where the Lord
reigns by Divine truth.

1062-. As to (these) 'seven mountains,' it is believed
that they are the seven mountains at Rome, "where is
the papal chair ; but granting that Rome also is meant,
still by 'the seven mountains ' are signified the goods of
the Word adulterated and profaned.

iioo^ 'To plant the shoot in the mountain of the
height of Israel' (Ezek.xvii.23) = in spiritual good which
is the good of charity : this good is signified by 'the
mountain of the height of Israel.'

". 'The mountains' (Ps.civ. io) = the goods of


• ". 'The mountains,' and 'the hills' (Jer.iv.24) =

celestial and spiritual loves . . . (which) perish ; for, in
the Spiritual World, where there no longer exists any
celestial or spiritual love with the Spirits, the mountains
and hills upon which they have dwelt are actually corn-
moved and overturned.

iiSS"- By 'Jerusalem the mountain of holiness' (Is.
lxvi.2o) is signified the Church in which charity reigns.

iiSg''. 'In this mountain a feast of fat things' (Is.
XXV.6). . . By that 'mountain' is signified a new Church
from those (who will acknowledge and adore the Lord).

De Conj. 70. The Angels of the Third Heaven dwell
upon mountains, not of stone, but of soil, upon which
are paradises, and wooded gardens. The mountains
appear elevated to a peak. On the highest part of the
mountain are the best and most chaste ; lower down [it
is] according to the degrees in spiritual and spiritual
natural marriage : there are distinctions of them also
according to the quarters . . .

Mountebank, Soothsayer. Hariolus.
Mountebank, To. Hariolari.
Mountebankism. Hariolatio.

p. 121". Like masked mountebanks and mimics on
the stage.

222S. They play with Divine things like mounte-

224. So comedians and mimics know how to represent
kings, etc. . . when yet they are nothing but actors.

R. 655''. Like a mountebank, who, with his body
upside down, walks upon the palms of his hands.

T. 94=. Then, concerning the spiritual things of the
Church ... he thinks no otherwise than as a mounte-

145. A mountebank wishes only to mountebank (or
talk silly stuff).

173'''. Like a mountebank upon a stage, who can
personate two characters, by running from one side to
the other . . .

D. 269. Concerning sorceries, magical arts, sooth-
sayings, and the like.

". So sciences and philosophy, by which a man

supposes that he can rule spiritual and celestial things,
are like soothsayings arid sorceries . . .

2742^. When they come . . . among such as are called
sorcerers, soothsayers, etc.

3889. (I compared) their speech to the speech of
mountebanks on this Earth, who speak with their
fingers, and . . . with inverted words . . .

4525. Their magical arts are most absurd. They are
like mountebanks : they move their loins and feet,
bend them, then their bodies, and their arms . . . They
are most absurd mountebanks : they prostrate them-
selves, circumrotate themselves, make themselves in-
visible . . .

E. 827-. Their priests and wise ones were called magi
and soothsayers.

*'. 'The priests and diviners' of the Philistines

(l i) persuaded them to make images of the
hasmorrhoids and mice ; for their priests and diviners
then knew what all these things represented . . .

D.Wis. i''. Behold, it was a theatre of stage-players,
where they mountebanked in masks, and became fools.

Coro. 33^. To represent the orgies of Bacchus and
the mountebankisms of comedians.

Mourn. Lugere.
Mourning. Luctus.
Mournful. Ltcgubris.
Mourning garments. Lugubria.

A. 2851". 'The ways of Zion do mourn' (Lam.i.4) =
that there are no longer any truths from good.

2910. 'Abraham came to mourn for Sarah and to
weep for her' (CTen.xxiii.2) = the state of the Lord's
orief on account of the night as to the truths of faith in
the Church. . ; 'To mourn' regards grief on account of
night as to goods ; 'to weep,' as to truths.

3580^. 'The must shall mourn' (Is.xxiv.7) = that
truth will cease. £.376-".

3607. 'The days of mourning for my father will
approach' (Gen.xxvii.4l) = the inversion of the state.

4215^. Sadness and internal mourning produce weep-
ing and v/niXing-planctum.




[A.] 4763. 'To rend the garments ' = mourning on ac-
eovmt of truth destroyed. ■■. '. £.395^

4779. 'To put sackcloth on the loins' = mourning on
account of good destroyed. 111.

4780. 'He monmed over his son many days' (Gen.
xxxvii. 34) = the state of mourning for good and truth
destroyed . . . here, a state of great mourning, because
it is said 'many days.'

4783. As this mourning can be appeased only by
interpretations from the Word ... 'to oomfort' = the in-
terpretations which are made from the sense of the letter.

4785. 'I will go down into the grave to my son
mourning' (ver.35) = that the Ancient Church would

4786. 'His father wept for him ' = interior mourning.

5773. 'They rent their garments' = mourning . . .
here, on account of lost truths from proprium. Ex.

". When this inversion of state takes place, there

is mourning ; for they are then let into temptation,
whereby the things of the proprium are weakened . . .

6540. 'He made a mourning for his father seven
days' (Gen.l. io) = the end of the grief.

6541. 'And the inhabitant of the Land, the Canaan-
ite, saw the grievous mourning in the threshing-floor of
Atad ' ( ver. 1 1 ) = the apperception of the gi'ief by the
good of the Church. . . 'The mourning' = the grief.

67672. 'The land which shall mourn' (Jer.xii.4) = the

9960*. As the mourning represented spiritual mourn-
ing, which is mourning on account of the deprivation
of the truth and good of the Church, therefore in their
mourning they induced baldness on their heads. HI.

10184-. By 'the mourning upon all the roofs' (Jer.
xlviii.38) is signified the vastation of all the goods with
those who are meant by 'Moab' . . . and by 'the mourn-
ing in the streets' is signified the vastation of all the

I053S- 'The people . . mourned' (Ex.xxxiii.4) =
their gi-ief on account of non-eminence over others.

S. 84. 'Mourning' (is an expression) which is predi-
cated of good, (or) evil . . . 'weeping,' of truth, (or)

R. 492. 'CIothedinsaekcIoth'=moumingmeanwhile
on account of the non-reception of truth. ^J\l.

. The mourning of the Sons of Israel was repre-
sented by various things ... as that they put ashes
upon their heads, rolled themselves in the dust, sat
long upon the earth in silence, shaved themselves,
wailed and howled, rent their garments, and also put on
sackcloth, besides other things ; and each thing signi-
fied some evil of the Church with them, on account of
which they were being punished. When they were
being punished, they represented their repentance by
such things. E.637'.

763. 'So much torment and mourning give her'
(Eev.xviii.7) = (in the same ijroportion) they have after
death internal grief from being cast down and derided,
and from want and misery. . . Their mourning after
death is thence.

764. 'I shall not see mourning' (id.) = that they can
never be bereaved of thc-e things. . . That they do have
mourning on this account after death, see just above,
E.I 122.

765. Mourning, which is internal grief (at the Last
Judgment) from want and misery in place of opulence.

788. 'They cast dust upon their heads, and cried out
weeping and mourning . . .' (ver. 19) = their interior and
exterior grief and mourning, which is lamentation . . .
'To weep'=the mourning of the soul ; and 'to mourn,'
the mourning of the heart.

884. 'Death shall be no more, neither mourning, nor
crying out . . ' (Rev.xxi.4) = that the Lord will take
away from them all . . . fear of damnation ; of evils and
falsities from Hell . . .By 'the mourning which shall
be no more' is signified the fear of evils from Hell. For
' mourning ' = various things, according to the subject
treated of.

Ad. 3/5520. The priests were not permitted to mourn
(Lev.x.) because so there would have been represented
before the choir of Angels mourning over evil.

D. 4278. Some Sirens . . . are transmitted into sad
and mournful Societies, so that they have nothing but
mourning garments : thus are they broken . . .

E. 295'. Therefore it is said 'to comfort all those
who mourn' (Is.lxi.2).

372". As the mourning in the Churches before the
Lord's Advent . . . represented spiritual grief of mind
on account of no truth and good — for the mourning was
on account of oppression by an enemy, on account of the
death of father or mother, and on account of the like
things ; and by oppression by an enemy was signified
oppression by evils which are from Hell ; and by father
and mother was signified the Church as to good and as
to truth — as these things were represented by the
mourning among them, therefore they then went in
black. 111.

401''. For the mourning with those who were of the
Ancient Churches represented grief on account of truth
and good lost or destroyed.

555". 'Mourning,' and 'lamentation' (Jer. ix. 20) = on
account of the Church vastated as to truths and as to

637. 'Clothed in sackcloth '= mourning on account
of the non-reception of Divine good and Divine
truth. Ex.

637'-. 'To induce baldness ' = mourning on account of
all things of intelligence being destroyed.

650''^ 'To mourn,' and 'to wither' (Jer.xii.4) = to
perish and to be dissipated through cupidities.

730^^. The devastation (of these Knowledges) is signi-
fied by 'to mourn,' etc. (Is.xxxiii.9).

741^". The desolation (of the Church) is described by
'to mourn,' etc. (Is.xxiv.4).

863^ 'The ways of Zion do moum' = that Divine
tmths are no longer sought for.

1125. 'Mourning' (Eev.xviii.8) = when there is no




longer any truth ; thus when the Church has been

1129^. Here, ( 'mourning' is said on ac-
count of truth destroyed ; and 'wailing,' on account of
good destroyed.

1 138. 'The merchants of the earth shall weep and
monm over her' (Rev.xviii.ii) = the mourning and
gi-ief of those who procure for themselves the things
which pertain to that religiosity that they may gain
honours and wealth.

1 164. '(They shall stand) weeping and mourning'
(ver. 15) =grief of soul and of heart ; 'weeping' =grief of
soul; and 'mourning,' grief of heart, (which) are dis-
tinguished as are truth and good . . .

Mouse. Glis.

R. 566-'. The eyes of cats, from their ardent appetite
for mice in cellars . . . appear like candles.
D. 377. See MoTT.sE-7)H(.s, here. 6106^.

Mouse. Mus.

A. 938°. The sordidly avaricious seem to be . . . in-
fested with mice . . . 954^.

940. The presence of (these avaricious Jews) is per-
ceived as the stench of mice. D. 469.

1514". A stench of mice is difTused from those who
have been sordidly avaricious.

4628^. The odours from the perception of evil are . . .
like those from mice, bugs, etc.

F. 52<^. By 'the mice' with which the Philistines
were infested (i Sam.v.6) was signified the devastation
of the Church through falsifications of truth. P. 326^^.

P. 326^^. ' The mice of gold ' (id. ) signified the vasta-
tion of the Church taken away by means of good.

T. 595*. The mice which were made of gold, and
placed near the ark, were accepted.

D. 323. The stench of a stinking mouse corresponds
to avarice.

377. From avarice break forth phantasies of donniee-
glirium, of mice . . .

384. They who [have avarice] for the mere sake of
money . . . seem to themselves ... to be infested by
mice as it were mountainous and huge . . .

385. Those who read from the mere desire to read,
and to retain in the memory the things read . . . are
sometimes infested with mice, and the like, whioli
withdraw them from such a desire.

3425. Concerning mice. — Those are mice, who, like
mice, wear away those things which belong to Truths ;
as mice do grain. Mountainous mice are those who
[do this] in the highest degree, who are better instructed,
and from deceit [do this to] those things which are still
more interior. Such are those Spirits who are mice in
the highest degree, so that they continually persist, and
with deceit pervert all things which are nascent, both
truths and goods.

3869^. With the dog or mouse in her mouth . . .

4369'. (They treated them) as cats do mice . . .

6038. Concerning the gi-eater mice. — Those are greater
mice who can simulate good affections, in countenance,
tone of voice, and gesture, so that the other knows no
otherwise than that they are very pious and chaste . . .

6106'. Harlots who excel in cleverness are called
Sirens ; they appear like mice ; the greater ones here,
and the lesser ones there . . .

'. These shun the cats, as do mice and dor-
mice . . .

6110^'. The delight of variety . . . They become like
male mice.

D. Min. 4703. Concerning some Hells ; mice, cats,
etc. — The Hell of the profane is on the left . . . They
are such as explore who are with others ... by means
of affections inspired into a Subject, and by variations of
these affections, and also by looking into various parts
of the head . . . These are said to relate to mice.
These long acted upon me.

4705. See Cat, here.

E. 700^^. 'Mice ' = the falsities of the sensuous man
which feed on and consume all tilings of the Church, as
mice do the fields and harvests, and also the vegetables
under the earth. This plague came upon the Philis-
tines because they were such ; for those who are devoid
of good . . . devastate all things of the Church.

. In the Spiritual World, when Diviue truth in-
flows witli such, the devastation of good then appears in
the likeness ... of mice.

"''. Their making images ... of the mice in

gold, and placing them at the side of the ark upon the
new cart . . . was because gold=the good of love, which
heals and purifies from the . . . evils which are signified
bj' . . . mice . . 827*.

1200'. In the Hells are seen . . . mice, etc.

De Conj. 10. Concerning mice. — Lascivious wives,
and also unmarried women, who account harlotry as
nothing, dwell in two places . . There are all these
women who have known how to insinuate them-
selves with men by means of simulated affections, by
means of which they acquire the lascivious love of some
male, caring nothing as to whether they are good affec-
tions or evil ones. Those who dwell in front have been
deceitful and cunning, and of such cleverness that they
look into the sort of nature, animus, inclination, and
cupidity possessed by the men whom they want to
allure, chiefly to deprive the men of their wealth, while
they live luxuriously. They dwell there in caverns,
wherein all things are stinking, and the places where
they dwell smell as do the places where mice dwell.
Moreover, when seen by the Angels, they appear like
great mice. I have heard some who have been in those
caverns say that there is a stench of mice . . . and I too
have often seen them as great mice with long tails : so
were their connupiscences seen. . . Wonderful to say,
there are some Spirits of both sexes who in the appear-
ance of their passions appear like cats : these mice fear
them, as mice on earth fear cats .

Mouth. Os.

A. 174. They induced certain changes round the pro-




viuce of the mouth, and thus communicated their
thoughts ; for to speak by the province of the mouth is
general with the celestial.

[A.] 348. 'Thou art near in their mouth, but far from
their reins' (Jer.xii.2) = those who arc in faith separated
from charity.

884. 'In her mouth an olive leaf plucked off' (Gen.
viii. II). . . 'In her mouth ' = that it was shown.

1843^'. All that is of faith without charity (the
Ancients called) of the mouth only . . .

1857*. 'To fall by the mouth of the sword' = by
falsities. (See under Sword. )

2343*. Those who . . had oonfesse<l with the mouth
■ • 2352^.

3313. ' Because hunting was in his mouth ' (Gen. xxv.
28) . . . =that it was in his natural affection ; for in the
A¥ord that is said to be 'in the heart' which is interior
and proceeds from good ; and that ' in the mouth '
which is exterior and proceeds from truth ; and as the
good of truth ... is exterior, namely in the natural
affection which proceeds from truth, the hunting (or
venison) is said to have been 'in the mouth of Isaac'

4221. He had indeed confessed God with the
mouth .

4803^. Those who correspond to the mouth, continu-
ally want to speak ; for in speaking they get the height
of pleasure. When these are being perfected, they are
reduced to this : that they do not speak anything ex-
cept what is profitable to their companions, to the com-
mon good, to Heaven, and to the Lord. The delight of
so speaking is increased with them in proportion as
there perishes the desire of regarding themselves in their
speech, and of seeking wisdom from proprium. D.669.

5025-. This the natural man can indeed acknowledge
with the mouth . . .

5497- 'The mouth of the wallet' (Gen.xlii.27)=the
threshold of the exterior Natural. 5657.

5576''. 'The utterance of the mouth of Jehovah'
(Deut.viii.3 ; Matt.iv.4) = in general, the Divine truth
which proceeds from the Lord ; thus all the tmth of
wisdom; in special, the Word. . . ( = the good and
truth which proceed from Him. 5915'-'.)

5601. 'According to the mouth of His words' (Gen.
xliii.7) = in agreement with.

6107. 'To the mouth of an infant' (Gen.xlvii.i2) =
each one according to the quality of the good of inno-
cence ; 'to the month '= each one, and according to the

6985. 'Because heavy in mouth, and heavy in tongue
am r ( = that the voice and the speech from
the Divine would not be heard nor perceived ; 'the
moath'=the voice . . . because it is the organ of the
voice . . .

6987. 'Who setteth the mouth of man?' (ver. ii) =
utterance ; because 'the mouth ' = the voice.

. What ' the mouth ' = in sjiecial, cannot be evident

except from correspondence. The mouth together with
the lips corresponcls to the interior speech, which is of
the thought. The thought of man is active and passive ;

man has active thought when he is speaking ... By the
mouth of man is signified his active or speaking thought;
thus utterance. Ex.

6993. ' I will be with thy mouth, and will teach thee
what thou shalt say' (ver. I2) = the Divine in each and
all things which proceed from the Divine Human.

7004. 'Thou shalt put words in his mouth' (ver. 15) =
that the things which it utters proceed from the Divine
Human. . . 'The mouth ' = voice and utterance. Thus
'to put in the mouth ' = to give to utter ; and, when pre-
dicated of the Lord, it=to proceed ; for the Word which
is uttered by a Spirit or Angel pr-oceeds from the Divine
Human of the Lord. Ex.

7807. The angelic Spirits kept . . . my mouth open
. . . D.S69.

8068. 'That the law of .Jehovah may be in thy
mouth' (Ex.xiii.9) = that the Divine truth may be in
everything which proceeds thence. . . 'To be in the
mouth ' = to be in everything which proceeds from the
understanding and the will; for 'in the mouth' = in
the discourse, in which are both parts of the mind . . .

8467. 'Everyone for the mouth of his eating' (Ex.
xvi.l6) = appropriation according to the faculty of each
one. Ex.

8560. 'According to the mouth of Jehovah' (Ex.xvii.
i) = from the Providence of the Lord ; (for) 'the mouth
of Jehovah ' = truth Divine, according to which they
were led ; for 'the mouth of Jehovah' is here taken for
the Divine utterance, and the leading according thereto,
which is Providence.

8910^. For 'the mouth' corresponds to the thought,
as also do all things which belong to the mouth ; as
the lips, the tongue, the throat. . . Hence 'to enter
into the mouth' (Matt.xv. ii) = into the thought. . .

9049=. The things of the mouth ; as the cheek-bones,
lips, throat, tongue (signify and correspond to) such
things as belong to the utterance of truth.

9283. The reason 'to mention ' = to think, is that to
mention belongs to the mouth, and by the things of the
mouth are signified those of the thought.

9284. 'It shall not be heard upon thy mouth' (Ex.
xxiii. 1 3) = that they should not obey with any affirma-

9384. For the things of the mouth, and derivatively
of the speech or voice, correspond to the intellectual
part . . .

99 J 3- 'The mouth of the head of the robe in the
midst thereof (Ex.xxviii.32)=where there is influx
from what is higher. Ex. 9916.

9936. The interiors have their provinces allotted
them in the face . . . those interiors which belong to>
utterance in the province of the mouth.

H. 96^. Those who (in the Grand Man) are in the
mouth and tongue, are in discourse from understanding
and perception.

P. 8o<!. By 'the mouth' is signified the thought
which is of the understanding, also in Luke vi.45.




i59«. But \vith those who were in illustration from
theuiaelves, this luminosity was not around the head,
but around the mouth and above the chin.

R. 52. 'Out of His mouth a sharp two-edged sword'
(Rev.i.i6) = the dispersion of falsities by the Lord by
means of the Word and the derivative doctrine. . . 'To
f,'o out of the mouth of the Lord ' = from the Word, for
this the Lord has spoken with His mouth ; and as the
Word is understood by means of the doctrine from it,
this also is signified. E.73.

244^ 'To satisfy the mouth with good' (Ps.ciii.5) =
by knowledges to give understanding.

363^. Those who constitute the fourth class of the
tribes, are those who correspond to the mouth and the

452. ' Out of their mouths went forth fire and smoke
and sulphur' (Rev.ix. I7)=that in their thoughts and
discourses, regarded interiorly, thei'e is nothing else,
and from them comes forth nothing else, than the love
of self and of the world . . . the conceit of Own Intelli-
gence . , . and the concupiscence of evil and falsity . . .

454. 'Their Power was in their mouth' (ver. I9) = that
they have strength solely in discourse confirmatory of
faith. Ex.

481. ' In thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey' (Rev.
X. 9) = that the first reception from the acknowledgment
that the Lord is the Saviour and the Redeemer, is
grateful and pleasant.

563. 'The serpent cast out of his mouth water as a
flood ..." (Rev. xii. 1 5) = reasonings from falsities in
abundance. . . 'Out of the mouth of the serpent ' =
reasonings. E. 763.

564. 'The earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up
the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth ' (ver.
i6) = that the reasonings from falsities in abundance
. . . fall to nothing before the spiritual truths rationally
understood ... 'To open her mouth ' = to adduce these
truths. E.764.

574. 'His mouth as the mouth of a lion' (Rev.xiii.2)
=reasoning from falsities as if from truths. By 'the
mouth ' is signified doctrine, preaching, and discourse ;
here, reasoning from falsities of doctrine ; because by
'the head,' where the mouth is, is signified insanity
from mere falsities. E.782.

582. 'There was given to him a mouth speaking
great things and blasphemies' (ver. 5) = that it teaches
evils and falsities. By 'a mouth speaking' is signified
doctrine, preaching, and discourse. E.794.

624. 'In their mouth wasfound no deceit' (Rev.xiv.5)
=that they do not from cunning and purpose speak and
persuade falsity and evil. By ' the mouth ' is signified
speech, preaching, and doctrine. E.866.

701. 'Out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the
mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false-
prophet' (Rev.xvi.i3) = from a theology founded upon
the doctrine concerning a trinity of Persons . . . and
upon the doctrine of justification by faith alone ... By
'the mouth' is signified doctrine, and the derivative
preaching and discourse. E.998.

836. 'The rest were slaiu with the sword . . . which
proceeded out of His mouth' (Rev.xix.2l)=that all
from the various heresies among the Reformed who have
not lived according to the Lord's precepts . . . being
judged from the Word, perish.

K 'The sword out of the Lord's mouth ' = combat

from the Word against falsities ; for the Word has pro-
ceeded out of the Lord's mouth.

T. 44. The little mouths-o-scuZa-of young birds.

D. 626. I could observe their presence ... by the
dilatation of the mouth or region of the lips and

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