Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 9695

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9695. The angel they worshipped was an angelic community, which the Lord had allowed to take charge over them and show them the path to what is just and upright. The light they have therefore comes from a kind of flame which looks like a torch, very fiery and yellow. The reason for this is that they do not worship the Lord, and as a consequence do not have light from the sun of the angelic heaven but from an angelic community; for when the Lord so allows, an angelic community can provide light to spirits who are in a lower sphere.

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