glossary

(Latin) ultra, "beyond" + mare, "sea" + vitae, "life," thus meaning "the sea of life beyond" or "superior." A reference to the superior worlds, also called heaven. Compare with:

"And Elohim called the firmament שמים (Heaven)." —Genesis 1:8

The Hebrew word translated here as heaven is שמים schamayim, composed of ש shin (fire) plus מים mayim, "water, sea."

QUOTE OF THE DAY

"Whosoever imitates does not learn; whosoever imitates becomes an automaton, and that is all... A mind that knows only how to imitate is mechanical; it is a machine that functions but is incapable of creating, that does not know how to truly think, because it only repeats, and that is all."