434. IX. THAT THERE IS A SPHERE OF SCORTATORY LOVE AND A SPHERE OF CONJUGIAL LOVE. What is meant by spheres was shown above (nos. 222-25 and 386-97), where it was also shown that they are manifold, and that those which are spheres of love and wisdom proceed from the Lord and descend through the angelic heavens into the world and pervade it even to its ultimates. That there is nothing in the universe which has not its opposite may be seen above (no. 425). From this it follows that since there is a sphere of conjugial love, there is also a sphere opposite thereto which is called the sphere of scortatory love; for the two spheres are opposed to each other, just as the love of adultery is opposed to the love of marriage--an opposition which was treated of in preceding parts of this chapter.