188 ON THE DIVINE INTUITION nature is, but giving. For the will of love gives itself, as light from fire, which gives itself to all things, and produces in all something that is good. 27. If the sun did shine no more in the deep of the world, then would the spiritus mundi in the sharpness of the stars, in the sulphureous, mer- curial nature in the four elements, be wholly stern, rough, dry, harsh, thick, dark, and hard. Hence all life in the elements would perish, and it would soon be seen what hell and God's wrath are. 28. And thus in like manner as the outer man is . a limus of the external elemental world, whose life has its subsistence in the power and virtue of the sun and stars, and the body, as also the earth, is a coagulation of the spiritus mundi; and if that were unable to have in its food the sun's power of light and of love, it would become wholly evil, fiery, and mortal, and the external life would necessarily perish: 29. So also, in like manner, the soul is a limus of the inward spiritual world from the Mysteriwn magnum, viz. from the issue and counterstroke of the divine knowledge, which must receive its nourishment from the Mysterium magnum of the divine power and knowledge. Now if it cannot have the ens of divine love for its food, so that it breaks itself off from the unground, as from re- signation or renunciation, then it becomes sharp, fiery, dark, rough, stinging, envious, hostile, rebel- lious, and an entire restlessness itself; and intro- duces itself into a mortal, dying, fierce source, which is its damnation, wherein it goes to destruction, as befell the devil, and likewise befalls the wicked.