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The signification of a miter, is intelligence and wisdom. A miter has this signification because it is a covering for the head, and by the head are signified the interior things of man that belong to intelligence and wisdom (AC 9656). All articles of clothing derive their signification from the part of the body which they cover; as for instance that which covers the breast, like the breastplate; that which covers the loins, like the breeches; that which covers the feet, like the stockings; that which covers the soles of the feet, like the shoes; and so likewise that which covers the head, like the miter, the tiara, the cap.
from AC 9827
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|Author: E. Swedenborg (1688-1772).||Design: I.J. Thompson, Feb 2002.||www.BibleMeanings.info|