189 " ders was seated a terrific and dark Angel, who "was engaged in the business of punishing bad " men." That is " the fifth heaven, with its angel," signifies " Mars ;" this planet denotes the state of criminals and of blood-shedding men; andby"hell" is understood any account and description of the conditions which are appropriated to them. " Moreover, When I entered the sixth heaven,11 *4 saw an angel sitting upon a throne of light, occu- iC pied with counting his prayers by beads, and with " uttering benedictions ; he had wings, and curls " set with jewels, pearls, and rubies. I bowed be- " fore him, to which he returned blessings and '' congratulations, and wishes of joy and prosperity, '* and said:c I give thee perpetual blessing.' " That is, " the sixth heaven," and " its angel," signifies " Jupiter;" and he relates to persons of rectitude, abstinence and knowledge; his ." wings and curls" signify his light and rays; and his c< blessings," his auspicious influence ; for he bestows great felicity, and all sorts of good prooceed from him." '' To proceed: When I attained the seventh hea- " ven,21 saw an angel seated upon a throne of red " rubies; not every one had access to him, but he " who approached him found a kind treatment. I 1 In the sixth heaven appeared Moses. 2 In the seventh heaven, Muhammed saluted Abraham, as he saluted the holy persons before-named, who returned his salute.