Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 948

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948. There is also another tun on the left, as it seems to those who are there. In it there are certain spirits who during their lifetime had imagined that when they did evil they were doing good, and vice versa. Thus they had made good consist in evil. They stay in that place for some time, during which they are deprived of rationality. Having been deprived in this way they are like people asleep, and whatever they do at that time they are not held responsible for it. To themselves however they seem to be awake. When their rationality has been restored to them they become themselves once again and are as other spirits.

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