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End Notes

  1. Meaning of a Liberal Education, Norton and Co., New York, 1926, p. 36.
  2. TCR 279
  3. Budge, Egyptian Religion, London, 1908, pp.163ff
  4. Baldwin, History of Psychology (1913 ed.), i, p. 39.
  5. Compare the English poet: "For soul is form and doth the body make..."
  6. Princ., chap. i. 2.
  7. De Inf., chap. ii.
  8. When he wrote this new definition of the "soul" he had already, in a premonitory way, been introduced into certain contacts with the spiritual world.
  9. What Descartes actually taught about "spiritual influx" is discussed in THE NEW PHILOSOPHY, 1950, p 33.
  10. For the pathological data which directed Swedenborg's conclusions, see Ramstrom, "Swedenborg's Investigations ... and the Functions of the Brain," Upsala University, 1910.
  11. We adopt the term Sensual (from the Latin sensualis) in spite of the fact that the word is used popularly for "libidinous." But the term Sensuous is used in much the same sense.
  12. For a treatment of the relation of the cerebellum to the will, see New Church Life, 1946, pages 465-477.
  13. Herrick, Introduction to Neurology, Philadelphia, 1931, p. 354
  14. Herrick, op. Cit., p. 356
  15. Recently, however, it has been observed that in the hypothalamus there are neuro-secretory or "glandular" cells from which there proceed nerve fibres which convey specialized substances to the pituitary portal system and to the cells of the pituitary gland, for the production of various hormones which are then extracted from the blood stream by many internal secretory glands to regulate growth and other body functions. (See references in the British quarterly Endeavor, July 1960, pages 125 133.)

    An increasing interest has been shown by scientists in Swedenborg's anticipative statements about the dominant functions of the pituitary and other endocrine glands, and about the cerebro-spinal fluids.

  16. See Appendix II
  17. Alexis Carrel, Man the Unknown, New York 1935, p. 102
  18. Op. Cit., p. 144.
  19. In the Economy this inmost vital fluid is called "the spirituous fluid." See 2 Econ. 166, 167, 232-234, 270.
  20. See "The Mystery of the Human Will," New Church Life, 1946, pp. 154 if.
  21. The chapters in these works, after prefatory material from the anatomists, are headed, "Induction," or "Analysis."
  22. See article on "Spiritual Thought," in New Church Life, 1935, pages 309-319
  23. That such abstraction is possible, is stated in AR 947: 2, DP 46, 51. That it is necessary is shown in DLW 7, 51, 69, 71, 72e, 81, 111, 155, 156, 285, 300, DP 48, 51, Wis. vii. 5, AE 1124: 2, et al.
  24. SD 3258, 3265, 4431, 5588, AC 6814, 5094, 4038, cp. R Ps 144
  25. AC 5145, SD mm. 4545, AC 4167, 4402: 2, 6240, 5150, HD 130 if.
  26. Thus the "spiritual" man is sometimes identified with the Interior Natural degree, as in AC 4402, 4585.
  27. Warren, Elements of Human Psychology, 1922, p. 134.
  28. SD 5585 5597; AC 2471: 2.
  29. AC 2469 2494; HH 355.
  30. The reference is to the Christian legend of a fallen archangel to which Swedenborg refers in his Worship and Love of God.
  31. Confer 2 Econ. 314, 315, 166, 167, 1 Econ. 638.
  32. See above, Degrees of the Rational.
  33. See beginning of Chapter V
  34. Seven degrees in man which are immortal are somewhat differently described in SD 4627: 3
  35. This influx itself is called "the internal man" in AC 1594, 1745e. See page 117.
  36. For the various other senses in which the term "soul" is employed in the Writings, see Appendix I.
  37. Samuel W. Fernberger, Elementary General Psychology, New York 1937, page 210.

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