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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Black

Within the western system of symbols, black has no equivalent within the system of the Planets.  See Intelligences and their synonyms which gives  a list of all the synonymous terms for the same level, but it has considerable symbolism elsewhere – unfortunately none of it could be termed universal.

In some systems at least it is a symbol of the Conscious mind, and more specifically the intellect.  By extension it is thus a masculine colour.  It is interesting to me that the colour Black has come to associate evil or death, neither of which would be symbolically correct.  I suspect that these associations derive from the fact that the intellect is the bar to spiritual experience and that one has to figuratively kill the intellect in order to gain spiritual insight.  Kill the ego as it were. 

An alternative symbolism may be in operation – see Chinese elements correspondences.

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