Symbols - What does heaven look like


Doors are the most frequently observed portal in modern visions.  They can be of all sorts, solid wood, lattice, solid gold, ivory, bronze, steel, …. The material of which the door is made can itself be symbolic, but the meaning of the symbolism tends to  be personal, or cultural rather than universal.

The dividing portal or barrier between the spiritual world and the physical world of the 5 senses is also often represented as a door.  William Blake’s ‘door of perception’.

St Augustine
There is a heavenly door for the soul into the divine nature – where some things are reduced to nothing.

Girl in the doorway – Blithe spirit


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