Arcana Coelestia (Elliott) n. 6810

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6810. I was told that the people on the planet they belong to lead that kind of life. That is to say, they have no interest at all in earthly or bodily objects, only in the laws, religious and secular, of the nations there, and in their forms of government, as well as the things of heaven, which are countless. I was told in addition that quite a number of people on that planet talk to spirits and consequently acquire from them items of knowledge about spiritual realities and about states of life after death and also consequently acquire a disdain for bodily and earthly interests. For people who have a definite knowledge of and belief in life after death are interested in heavenly things because they are eternal and bring happiness, and not in worldly ones beyond the necessities of life required by them.

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