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[1 of 1] Swedenborg (1688-1772, Sweden): primary subject "Heaven, structure/levels" (search under Afterlife/Afterlife, Heaven, Hell)": source "Divine Love and Wisdom": detail "Section 381"
The heavens are distinguished into two kingdoms, the celestial kingdom and the spiritual; love to the Lord reigns in the celestial kingdom, and wisdom out of that love reigns in the spiritual kingdom. The kingdom where love reigns is called the cardiac of heaven, and the kingdom where wisdom reigns is called the pulmonic of heaven. Let it be known that the universal angelic heaven in its complex represents one man, and before the Lord appears as one man; wherefore its heart makes one kingdom, and its lungs make another kingdom. For there is a cardiac and pulmonic motion in general in the whole heaven, and thence in particular in each angel; and the general cardiac and pulmonic motion is from the Lord alone, because love and wisdom are from Him alone. For in the sun where the Lord is and which is from the Lord, there are those two motions, and therefore also in the angelic heaven and in the universe. Abstract spaces, and consider omnipresence, and you will be confirmed that it is so.