Symbols - What does heaven look like
The torch is just one of many symbols that represent the Ecstatic state.
It is why it was chosen as a symbol of the Olympic games.
Thus an upright torch with a flame is an enlightened person. A downward pointing torch which is extinguished means a person who is living in the physical world and not enlightened.
|Cautes and Cautopates are very frequently shown, one with his torch pointing upwards and the other with his with his turned downwards; the one is alight, the other extinguished.|
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