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Understanding is a loose, poorly conceptualized term used by Emanuel Swedenborg to refer to what, on the LP, we call Formation.

Syncretic Terms

Formation > The Mother, Understanding, Yin


Will and understanding (i.e. Force and Formation) go together like butter and bread, rice and water. "How distorted our state is when our understanding and our will are not acting as one: 9075. This is the kind of state we find among hypocrites, con artists, flatterers, and imposters:[1]


  1. SWEDENBORG, EMANUEL. New Jerusalem (NW CENTURY EDITION) (pp. 31-32). Swedenborg Foundation Publishers. Kindle Edition."

Emanuel Swedenborg