Symbols - What does heaven look like


A symbol connected with the horse.  The means by which the horse and its rider stay together.

Because the horse is a means of transport, once the person has been through the cycle of reincarnations needed to achieve their ultimate destiny, the saddle may be shown empty – the Higher spirit has left its mount.  Where the horse was a spirit being, the spirit being goes.

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

Ananda Coomaraswamy observes that the horse is a symbol of the bodily vehicle, and the rider is the spirit; when the latter has come to the end of its incarnations, the saddle is unoccupied, and the vehicle necessarily dies


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