Spiritual Experiences #3894

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3894. About auras

Just as when the dung of horses was seen I observed that certain spirits could not stand the aura arising from it - namely, of reasonings in the case of evil ones, and perhaps of scientific confirmations with the good - so it is in other instances, as when I was eating buttered bread, then certain spirits, or societies of spirits, were displeased even to the point of threatening to harm my tongue, saying that they could not stand it, for the reason that butter symbolizes what is heavenly, thus the aura of the good, which the evil could not bear. Therefore I had to abstain from butter for a long time; likewise that one kind of tea was more pleasing than another just because they drew from it an aura that had less of a spiritual quality. So it was in regard to many other things that I ate, or drank, such as milk, and other drinks, all of which showed that on being seen, they brought about the corresponding spiritual, or heavenly, aura, which was unbearable. There occurred many similar instances, on which it was not granted me to reflect. 1748, 6 Nov.

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