Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 2735

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2735. Genuine conjugial love is the image of heaven, and when a representation of it is made in the next life this is done by means of the most beautiful things which can possibly be seen with the eyes or conceived in the mind. It is represented by a virgin of indescribable beauty who is surrounded by a shining cloud, so that one may speak of her as being beauty itself in essence and form. I have been told that conjugial love is the source of all beauty in the next life, its affections and thoughts being represented by bands of light sparkling so to speak with rubies and garnets. These sights are accompanied by delights which stir the inmost recesses of their minds; but as soon as anything at all licentious enters in they vanish.

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