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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Clothes

Numerous items of clothing have a symbolic significance.  In the table below, some of the items of clothing that have symbolic significance are listed.  If the item is not in the list it may still be in the symbol section.

Apron

Belt

Bobble hat

Bowler hat

Box, casket, coffers, bags, rucksacks

Bracelets and armlets

Collars and ruffs

Comb

Cord

Crown

High heeled shoes

Jewels

Lace

Laces, ties and knots

Leather

Necklace

Parasol

Party hat with tassle

Purse

Rags

Shoes

Three mile boots

Tie and necktie

Umbrella

White gloves

Wreath

 

 Incarnated or not?

  When seeing any entity -  Intelligence or Spirit Being or Higher spirit, the state of the clothes – if any are worn at all -  provides an indication of the last time that the Intelligence or being was incarnated.  The clothes are often a saved image related to the template the person had when they were last living.  Thus very old clothes means an Intelligence or being that was last incarnated a considerable time ago.

The type of clothes may also indicate the role that person/being played.

In the same vein, offering clothes to a spirit being is tantamount to a gross insult, as it is threatening him with incarnation – a feature few if any spirit beings want.

To demonstrate this I will take a folk tale from Thomas Keightley’s compendium of International fairy folkore [the World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves and other little people].  This one is from Germany, but the same type of story seems to be almost universally told.

Vargas
 

At Seewenweiher, in the Black-Forest, a little Waterman used to come and join the people, work the whole day long with them, and in the evening go back into the lakes. They used to set his breakfast and dinner apart for him. When, in apportioning the work, the rule of " Not too much and not too little " was infringed, he got angry and knocked all the things about.

Though his clothes were old and worn he steadfastly refused to let the people get him new ones. But when at last they would do so, and one evening the lake-man was presented with a new coat, he said,

‘When one is paid off, one must go away.  After this day I'll come no more to you’ And  unmoved by the excuses of the people, he never let himself be seen again.

Observations

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