Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 9970

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9970. Since that was what they correlated with in the Grand Man, which is heaven, and since they saw so clearly the things below, I also likened them during the course of our conversation to eagles flying high up, which look all around and have a clear and wide view of things. But they were distressed by this, supposing that I therefore thought them to be like eagles as birds of prey, thus that I thought them to be bad. But I replied that I was not likening them to eagles as birds of prey but as creatures with keen eyesight, adding that people who are like eagles as birds of prey are bad, but those who are like them only as creatures with keen eyesight are good.

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