(ML) - Wisdom's Delight in Marriage Love: Followed by Insanity’s Pleasure in Promiscuous Love

ML 512

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512. Their lot after death is as follows: These violators then separate themselves of their own accord from those who are in a limited love of the sex, and absolutely from those who are in conjugial love, thus from heaven. They are then sent off to exceedingly crafty harlots who can simulate and represent themselves as though they were chastities, and this, not only by persuasion but also by an imitation which is perfectly dramatic. These harlots easily perceive who they are who are in this lust. They talk before them about chastity and its preciousness; and when the violator comes near and touches them, they grow angry and fly to their chamber as if in terror, closing the door behind them. In the chamber is a couch and a bed, and there they lie down. Then, by their art, they inspire in the violator an unbridled desire to force the door, burst in, and assault them. When he does this, the harlot, raising herself, begins to fight the violator, lacerating his face with hands and nails, tearing his garments, calling out in a furious voice to her companion harlots for help, as though calling to her maidservants, and opening the window and crying out "Thief, robber, murderer." And when the violator is in the act, she wails and weeps, and after the violation she prostates herself, howls, and cries out, "Infamous." Then, in a serious tone, she threatens that unless he atones for the violation with a large payment, she will set about his ruin. While they are in this theatrical venery, they appear at a distance like cats which, before their conjunction, fight, rush at each other and howl in almost the same way. [2] After some such brothel-contests, they are taken and removed to a cavern where they are driven to some work. But because they have an offensive odor owing to the fact that they have dispersed the conjugial which is the precious treasure of human life, they are sent away to the utmost limits of the western quarter. There, from some distance, they appear to be very thin, as though consisting of bones covered only with skin, and from afar off they seem like panthers. When it was given me to see them more closely, I was astonished to see that some of them were holding books in their hands and reading, and I was told that this is because in the world they had spoken various things about the spiritual things of the Church and yet had defiled those things with adulteries even to the last extremes thereof mentioned above; also that such is the correspondence of this lust with the violation of the spiritual marriage. It should be known, however, that they are few who are in this lust.
That women, because it does not become them to prostitute their love, do now and then resist is certain, and also that the resistance invigorates, but this is not from any lust of violation.


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