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- Many world cultures regard heaven and earth in terms of the symbolism of opposites.
- Heaven is interpreted as a symbol of ascent, infinity, and superiority, a source of cosmic and divine power. It has masculine qualities (the Chinese yang).
- Heaven is a dwelling place of gods. It has a spiritual dimension too – the soul rises toward heaven in pursuit of absolute enlightenment.
- Earth is a symbol of fertility and daily bread. It has feminine qualities (the Chinese yin).
Most traditions speak of heaven and earth separating so that life could surface. Imagine a symbolic
ladder connecting the two worlds. The transition from one to another is spiritual – it is a moment
Filling their baskets with heavenly fruits, the gatherers of the harvest of Eden move
to the next celestial treetop. To each according to his effort, as the Bible says.