Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 3214

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3214. Representatives of spiritual and celestial things sometimes manifest themselves in a lengthy sequence lasting one or two hours, and they follow consecutively in an order that is a marvel. There are communities among which those representatives are produced, and where I have been allowed to go for many months. But those representations are such that if I were to mention and describe just one of them in its sequence it would fill many pages. They are utterly delightful, for something new and unexpected is constantly occurring. And the sequence of representations continues until that which is being represented is displayed completely and perfectly. Then once all things have been displayed perfectly, one is allowed to look at them as a single whole, and at the same time to discern what each individual thing means by itself. Good spirits are also introduced to spiritual and celestial ideas in this fashion.

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