Swedenborg, Emanuel - The Infinite - Atoms
Type of Spiritual Experience
The five he talks about are the 5 levels and layers - Earth, Air, Fire, Water and Earth - vibrational levels
A description of the experience
Emmanuel Swedenborg – The Infinite
Elementary particles consist of two principles, namely Actives and Finites, the Finites occupying the surface, the Actives occupying the interiors. And inasmuch as there is thus a series of Finites and of Actives … since every single particle of each Element is elastic, encloses Actives and possesses the faculty of passivity and activity; hence the first element encloses within it the Actives of the first Finite; the second, the Actives both of the first and the second [and so on] ….
For the elementary particles are not only passive but active; they are consequently elastic and are movable in particles and volumes; the motion and mechanisms of their volume depending on the motion and mechanism of their particles, although they are not mobile and elastic in the same degree as the enclosed first and second Elementary particle from which they receive elasticity
The first Finite derives its origin from the Simple; the second Finite from the first Finite; the third from the second; the fourth from the third; each being attended by a cause similar to that which exists in the primitive Simple or from the first Finite, in succession to the fifth Finite.
These five Finites have a mutual relation to each other and differ only in degree and dimension or in their ratio to each other according as they are raised to successively higher powers or degrees.
Again, inasmuch as all Finites are capable of becoming Actives, or of performing gyres from a like inhering and concomitant force or cause, that is to say, from a spiral motion of the parts; and inasmuch as they can pass also into a local motion, provided there be space and nothing in it to present any obstacle .. there may be fivefold series of Actives ..
The same law obtains in regard to the compounds of Elementary particles ; which I hold to consist of two principles, namely Active and Finites; the Finites occupying the surface, the Actives occupying the interiors
The source of the experienceSwedenborg, Emanuel
Concepts, symbols and science items
Levels and layers
Unit of energy