Arcana Coelestia #8113

Arcana Coelestia (Elliott translation)

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8113. I was able to recognize that spirits belonging to Jupiter were present, not only from their gentleness and sweetness as they made their approach and when they exerted an influence but also from the fact that their influence was directed mainly onto my face. They made it smiling and cheerful and kept it like that while they were present. I was told that they made the faces of inhabitants on their planet like that, for they wish to instill calm and delight into their hearts. When they instilled that calm and delight into me I felt it filling my chest and heart; at the same time those desires and anxious cares about things to come which lead to the absence of peace and joy, disturbing the mind and creating all kinds of turmoil there, were removed. This made clear to me what the life of the inhabitants of the planet Jupiter was like. Those spirits told me that their people have no fear of death, except for the little they have over the loss of husband or wife and of children. They have no fear of it because they know for certain that the death of the body is a continuation of life, and that subsequently they become all the happier.

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