Lecture Notes by Hugo Lj. Odhner
THE ORIGIN OF THE HUMAN FORM
1. That which proceeds from the Lord is in His semblance and thus in the human form. (152)
Divine order when represented in form appears as a man.(153) The Divine truth in its form is a Man.(154) There is a conatus and striving towards the human form because God is Man. (155)2. The Grand Man of heaven is a medium through which the human body is created and maintained.(159)
As the Lord inflows into the Grand Man like a soul into its body, the Lord gives form to the bodies of men; and this form is but little modified (and only superficially) by angels, spirits and men. (160)
152AE 1119:2, cf Inv.48
153 AC 4839.
154 SD 4775,5556.
155 DLW 400:2.
156 DLW 285e.
158 D. Lord 32e, cf AC 5110:3,6605.
159 SD 1145 1/2; CL 10:8; SD 4864f, 3972,3148.
160 Explained, SD 1708-1714, cf AC 7004:3.
161 SD 2591