Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 10312

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10312. They utterly refused to think about their bodies or indeed about anything of a bodily and material nature, unlike the spirits from our planet; this was why they were unwilling to come near. For spirits are drawn together or set apart by their affections and consequent thoughts. But after most of the spirits from our planet had been removed they did draw nearer and began to talk to me. Yet feelings of anxiety remained, arising from the clash of differing spheres; for all spirits and communities of spirits are surrounded by spiritual spheres, which emanate from the life of their affections and consequent thoughts. If therefore contrary affections are present a clash takes place, which gives rise to anxiety.

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