Heaven and Hell, by Emanuel Swedenborg

from Emanuel Swedenborg,, Heaven and its Wonders and Hell
From Things Heard and Seen
(New York:  Swedenborg Foundation, 1946)


Heaven and its Wonders and Hell
From Things Heard and Seen

By Emanuel Swedenborg

(First published, in Latin, 1758)


Preface concerning Heaven and Hell (n. 1).

I. The God of Heaven is the Lord (n. 2-6).

II. It is the Divine of the Lord that makes Heaven (n. 7-12).

III. In Heaven the Divine of the Lord is love to Him and charity towards the neighbor (n.13-19).

IV. Heaven is divided into two kingdoms (n. 20-28).

V. There are three Heavens (n. 29-40)

VI. The Heavens consist of innumerable societies (n. 41-50).

VII. Each society is a Heaven in smaller form, and each angel is the smallest form (n. 61-58).

VIII. All Heaven in the aggregate reflects a single man (n. 59-67).

IX. Each society in Heaven reflects a single man (n. 68-72).

X. Therefore every angel is in a complete human form (73-77).

XI. It is from the Lord's Divine human that Heaven as a whole and in part reflects man (n. 78-86).

XII. There is a correspondence of all things of Heaven with all things of man (n. 87-102).

XIII. There is a correspondence of Heaven with all things of the earth (n.103-115).

XIV. The sun in Heaven (n. 116-125).

XV. Light and heat in Heaven (n. 126-140).

XVI. The four quarters in Heaven (n. 141-153)

XVII. Changes of state of the angels in Heaven (n. 154-161).

XVIII. Time in Heaven (n. 162-169).

XIX. Representatives and appearances in Heaven (n. 170-176).

XX. The garments with which angels appear clothed (n. 177-182).

XXI. The places of abode and dwellings of angels (n. 183-190).

XXII. Space in Heaven (n. 191-199).

XXIII. The form of Heaven which determines affiliations and communications there (n. 200-212).

XXIV. Governments in Heaven (n. 213-220).

XXV. Divine worship in Heaven (n. 221-227).

XXVI. The power of the angels of Heaven (n. 228-233).

XXVII. The speech of angels (n. 234-245).

XXVIII. The speech of angels with man (n. 246-257).

XXIX. Writings in Heaven (n. 258-264).

XXX. The wisdom of the angels of Heaven (n. 265-275).

XXXI. The state of innocence of angels in Heaven (n. 276-283).

XXXII. The state of peace in Heaven (n. 284-290).

XXXIII. The conjunction of Heaven with the human race (n. 291-302).

XXXIV. Conjunction of Heaven with man by means of the Word (n. 303-310).

XXXV. Heaven and Hell are from the human race (n. 311-317).

XXXVI. The heathen, or peoples outside of the church, in Heaven (n. 318-328).

XXXVII. Little children in Heaven (n. 329-345).

XXXVIII. The wise and the simple in Heaven (n. 346-356).

XXXIX. The rich and the poor in Heaven (n. 357-365).

XL. Marriages in Heaven (n. 366-386).

XLI. The employments of angels in Heaven . (n. 387-394).

XLII. Heavenly joy and happiness (n. 395-414).

XLIII. The immensity of Heaven (415-420).

The World of Spirits.

XLIV. What the World of Spirits is (n. 421-431).

XLV. In respect to his interiors every man is a spirit (n. 432-444).

XLVI. The resuscitation of man from the dead and his entrance into eternal life (n. 445-452).

XLVII. Man after death is in a complete human form (n. 453-460).

XLVIII. After death man is possessed of every sense, and of all the memory, thought, and affection, that he had in the world, leaving nothing behind except his earthly body (n. 461-469).

XLIX. Man after death is such as his life had been in the world (470-484)

L. The delights of everyone’s life are changed after death into things that correspond (n. 485-490).

LI. The first state of man after death (n. 491-498).

LII. The second state of man after death (n. 499-511).

LIII. Third state of man after death, which is a state of instruction for those who enter Heaven (n. 512-520).

LIV. No one enters Heaven by mercy apart from means (n. 521-527).

LV. It is not so difficult to live the life that leads to Heaven as is believed (n. 528-535).


LVI. The Lord rules the Hells (n. 536-544).

LVII. The Lord casts no one into Hell; the spirit casts Himself down (n. 545-550).

LVIII. All who are in the Hells are in evils and in falsities therefrom derived from the loves of self and of the world (n. 551-565).

LIX. What Hell fire is, and what the gnashing of teeth is (n. 566-575).

LX. The malice and heinous artifices of infernal spirits (n. 576-581).

LXI. The appearance, situation, and. number of the Hells (n. 582-588).

LXII. The equilibrium between Heaven and Hell (n. 589-596).

LXIII. By means of the equilibrium between Heaven and Hell man is in freedom (n. 597-603). 

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