Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 1976

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1976. There are three types of dreams. The first type comes from the Lord mediately by way of heaven; such were the prophetical dreams spoken of in the Word. The second type comes by way of angelic spirits, especially those who are situated in front and above, over towards the right where the paradise gardens are. This was the source of the dreams that members of the Most Ancient Church had, dreams that were instructive, 1122. The third type comes by way of the spirits who are close to a person when he is asleep. These too carry spiritual meanings. Delusory dreams however come from a different source.

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