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Mawson, C.O.S., ed. (1870–1938). Roget’s International Thesaurus. 1922.
 
Class VI. Words Relating to the Sentient and Moral Powers
Section V. Religious Affections
1. Superhuman Beings and Regions
 
981. Heaven.
 
  
NOUN:HEAVEN; kingdom of -heaven, - God; heavenly kingdom; heaven of heavens, God’s throne, throne of God, presence of God; inheritance of the saints in light.
  Paradise, Eden, Zion, Holy City, New Jerusalem, Heavenly City, City Celestial, abode of the blessed; celestial bliss, eternal bliss, unending bliss, glory, never-ending day.
  [MYTHOLOGICAL HEAVEN OR PARADISE] Olympus; Elysium, Elysian fields, Islands (or Isles) of the Blessed, Happy Isles, Fortunate Isles, Arcadia, bowers of bliss, garden of the Hesperides, third heaven, seventh heaven; Valhalla or Walhalla [Scandinavian]; Nirvana [Buddhist]; happy hunting grounds [N. Amer. Indian]; Alfardaws, Assama; Falak al aflak, (“the highest heaven”) [Mohammedan].
  FUTURE STATE, life after death, eternal home, resurrection, translation; resuscitation [See Restoration]; apotheosis, deification.
  [THEOSOPHY] Devachan or Devaloka, the land of the Gods.
  
ADJECTIVE:HEAVENLY, celestial, supernal, unearthly, from on high, paradisaic or paradisaical, paradisiac or paradisiacal, beatific, elysian, Olympian, Arcadian.
  
QUOTATIONS:
  1. Looks through Nature up to Nature’s God.—Pope
  2. The great world’s altar stairs, That slope through darkness up to God.—Tennyson
  3. The treasury of everlasting joy.—Henry VI
  4. Vigeur de dessus.
  5. Heav’n but the Vision of fulfil’d desire.—Omar Khayyám—Fitzgerald
  6. That bright kingdom where the souls who strove Live now forever, helping living men.—Masefield
  7. That goal That lies beyond the purchase of the world.—Presland

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