Symbols - What does heaven look like


Dew is symbolic principally as Spiritual output, because it rises from the heat from the  Sun and rises to ‘heaven’.

But, under certain circumstances it can also signify spiritual input, for the simple reason that it not only ‘rises’ but also ‘falls’.

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

All that comes down from the heavens – the thunderbolt, the aerolite, the meteorite, rain or dew – has a sacred character.  But dew has a double significance, alluding also to spiritual illumination, since it is the true forerunner of dawn ….
The clear, pure water of dew is, according to some traditions, closely connected with the idea of Light.  There are occasional references in the Far East to the Tree of the Sweet Dew situated on mount Kuen-Lun, the equivalent of the Hindu Meru and other sacred mountains.  Light spreads outwards from this tree.  It has come to be known as the 'singing tree' of legend and folklore.



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