Symbols - What does heaven look like

Swaddling clothes

Yet another symbol for the body  - the soft soul wrapped in a layer.  When Jesus was wrapped in swaddling clothes and placed in a manger he was symbolically being given a body and put in a symbolic boat or ark ready for the spiritual journey he had been given as part of his destiny

See also cocoon and clay, pitcher or jug.

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

The bonds uniting life and death, where man is concerned, are represented by swaddling clothes – echoed by the bandages that swaddle a corpse




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