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CORRESPONDENCE OF THE HUMAN BODY
Lectures by Hugo Lj. Odhner

PART ONE

Chapter XII
GENERAL DIVISIONS OF THE HUMAN BODY

The body of man may be distinguished into various general divisions, for the purpose of a study of its correspondences, which requires different series.

 

A.    First of all we must distinguish the natural "body" from the spiritual parts of man.

 

Human Internal

 

 

1. SOUL  (Spiritual) 

 

Celestial

 

 

Mind

Spiritual

 

 

 

Natural

Imortal

2. BODY (Natural)

"Limbus": retained substances from interiors of nature, found in the body

 

 

 

Corporeal parts which are cast off with death

 

Mortal

 

B.    The natural body may be distinguished into:

      1.    Head,    Trunk,    Extremities.

      2.    Head,    Body to the knees,    Extremities to soles and fingers.

      3.    Head,    Thorax and Arms,    Abdomen and Legs.

      4.    Head,    Neck, Body,    Feet. (H. 65; $. 10562)

 

C.    The naturaql body may be functionally distinguished into :

      1.    An Inmost: Heart.

      2.    Interiors or Intermediates:  Viscera.

      3.    The Ultimates:  Skin, etc

                  (See A. 100449; compare A. 92766)

 

D.    The natural body may be functionally distinguished into:

      1.    PRIMRIES:  Cortical substances of the Brain.

      2.    MEDIATES:  Viscera - heart and lungs; liver, pancreas, spleen; genital organs.

      3.    ULTIMATES:    Kidneys, eureters, bladder (gall and urine); Mammae, skin, etc.

                      (AK i:216, note (a)).

        Note:    Compare A. 100449,

            Heart - inmost
            Viscera - interiors
            Skin - ultimates

 

E.    The natural body may be essentially distinguished, with reference to its active fluids and their fibres, into Four Provinces or Kingdoms (D. 3036):

      1.    The Abdominal Viscera, with their Chyle.

      2.    The Thoratic Viscera, with their Blood.

      3.    The Cephalic Viscera, with their Purer Blood, Nervous Juice, or "Spirits"

      4.    The Genital Viscera, (with their Spiritous Fluid?)

          Note:
          Under this arrangement, all the limbus, muscles, bones, skins and teguments, are regarded as the externals of these various provinces (Compare in this connection, H. 100).

 

F.    As to the viscera, they are distinguished into organs, each of which constitutes a province.  Some - like Heart, Arteries, and Veins - or like Kidneys, Bladder, and Ureters - would be grouped together as larger provinces.

 

G.    As to Constituents, the body tissues are composed of living cells, of two classes:

      1.    Somatic, or Body, Cells.
      2.    Germ Cells.

Besides cells, the body contains chemicals not incorporated into the cell-structure, but lodged as bone-deposet or carried in the vital fluids.

Dead cells compose the Horny Cuticle.

The cells may be compared to individuals composing the Commonwealth of the Body; yet they are marvellously organized from parts, and are therefore like little communities.

 

H.    As to formation, all the tissues and organs of the natural body are woven of fibres proceeding from vessels.  (Correspondence: cp. D. 3607)

These fibres are of three degrees.  (See references Swed. Concordance s. v. "Fibre")

 

I.    As to condition of substance, the body is composed of various solids and liquids.  The fibres contain vital fluids.  (Their general correspondence, a. 24703, 35704, 59542, etc.)


End of Chapter 12.