Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 6807

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It has been shown at the ends of quite a number of chapters that heaven as a whole resembles a human being, called the Grand Man, and that every single detail both of the outward and of the inward aspects of a human being correspond to that Man, which is heaven. But those who come from our planet into the next life, being relatively few in numbers, are not sufficient to compose this Grand Man. People from many other planets are needed; and as soon as the correspondence is anywhere deficient in quantity or in quality the Lord sees to it that people are immediately summoned from one planet or another to fill the gap, so that the right balance is achieved and heaven is accordingly made stable.

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