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Book of Enoch-17

Identifier

004856

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

The Book of Enoch

 17.4   And they took me to the living waters and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting sun

17.5   And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself towards the great sea towards the west

17.6   And I saw the great rivers and came to the great river and to the great darkness and went to the place where no flesh walks

17.7   I saw the mountains of the darkness of winter and the place whence all the waters of the deep flow

17.8   I saw the mouths of all the rivers of the earth and the mouth of the deep

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18.12 And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above and no firmly founded earth beneath it, there was no water upon it and no birds but it was a waste and horrible place

18.13 I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains and to me when I enquired regarding them

18.14 The angel said ‘This place is the end of heaven and earth; this has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven

The source of the experience

Book of Enoch

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