Symbols - What does heaven look like
There is a difference between the simple symbol of the seal and the Seal of Soloman.
The general definition of a seal is any device which helps prevent access to something, or leakage, contains pressure, or excludes contamination where two systems join. It is a form of locking device, which is why it was used as an emblem and as a means of authentication. A ring, for example, might have been used to 'seal' an official document or letter; the impression of the ring being made in wax, clay or other medium. If the seal was broken, the secrets had been accessed.
And that is how it tends to be used symbolically as well, so its literal and symbolic meaning are the same, but the most well known use of the symbolism of the seal was in the Bible, and there it meant the different increments of development or evolutionary steps in the Great Work.
In effect, there is a plan for the evolution of the universe that contains a series of larger configuration changes - big leaps forward - or smaller stages, increments of change, but these system changes are separated from each other - sealed in order to separate the increments and to keep them secret.
Revelation 5 (King James Version)
1And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.
2And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?
3And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.
4And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.
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