Along with EARTH, heaven completes the spirit half of the spirit/matter duality. It is almost universally regarded as the home of the gods or God, and it is a superior realm. Considered masculine, active and spiritual. In context with the manifestation of god, the blue sky is the veil hiding his face, teh clouds are his garments, light is his ointment and the stars are his eyes. Associated with the number three.

In Hebrew accounts there are 7 heavens; 1-between earth and clouds, 2-region of the clouds, 3-6-homes of various grades of angels, the higher respectively, 7-the abode of god and the seraphim.

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