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Symbols - What does heaven look like


The beehive is related to the symbolism of the bee and honey.

In order to understand the symbolism we need to go back to what hives once originally looked like.  These days they are rectangular, but in olden days they were shaped like a cone and made in a spiral shape.  Thus a beehive is a symbol of the cone with its levels and layers.  There is added symbolism created by the fact that as one gather more honey more layers are added to the hive. [called supers].   Thus one ‘ascends’ using honey up the cone as more levels and layers are symbolically added – thus a beehive is also a symbol of the spiritual path.

Making a skep beehive

A skep hive


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