THE WORLD OR PLANET OF MARS, AND ITS SPIRITS AND INHABITANTS
The spirits of Mars are among the best of all spirits from the worlds of this solar system. For to a large extent they are like celestial men, not dissimilar from those of the Most Ancient Church in this world.# When their nature is pictured, they are shown with their faces in heaven and their bodies in the world of spirits, and those of them who are angels with their faces turned towards the Lord, and their bodies in heaven. # The first and most ancient church in this world was a celestial church, the leading one of all (AC 607, 895, 920, 1121-4, 2896, 4493, 8891, 9942, 10545). A church is called celestial when its principal feature is love to the Lord, but spiritual when its principal feature is charity towards the neighbour and faith (AC 3691, 6435, 9468, 9680, 9683, 9780).