248 of diligent permanency in good practices, and fidelity in the love of God and of the people of God. The arrival at Fakk atlas, " the crystalline sphere," is to be interpreted as the elevation to the utmost boun- dary of the angels by the blessing of interior purity, and a heart free from all desire except that after God. The remaining behind of Bordk, the arch, and Ja- briil, in each station indicate the meaning, that in the worlds of the upper spirits, and the empyreal heaven, there are certain extents of spiritual facul- ties, and limits of imagination, so that no body can deviate from the station of comprehension, and " The place of his acquisition is a place known." The explanation of this is, that, as the elemental body cannot deviate from the elemental world, and the soul, however composed it may be, cannot make a step out of the nether dominion, as well as the heart cannot leave the outer skirts of the upper angelic courts, so that the mystery never comes forth from the middle of the upper dominion, and the spirit cannot make a step out of the extreme ends of the upper regions into the dalem-i-jabrut, " the " highest empyreal heaven," and the hidden cannot transgress the empyreal world. Hence proceeds the sense of ghaib al ghaiyub, " evanescence of eva- " nescences," the mysterious hidden.