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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Shadow

This has two meanings.

It can mean in psychological terms the ‘dark side’ of the soul – equivalent to the masculine Intellect – the Conscious.  See also Darkness and Light.

But it can also take on the meaning originally explained by Plato in one of his most quoted observations that the physical form based world is the shadow world and the spiritual world is the world of light and reality.

From this latter use of the symbol of the shadow come a whole host of other related symbols – shadow puppets for example.

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