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empyrean

Archaic the highest part of the (supposedly spherical) heavens, thought in ancient times to contain the pure element of fire and by early Christians to be the abode of God and the angels
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What is not so widely known today is that the verse of these empyreal works was set and performed to music, almost all of which has been lost.
Yet according to Mormon doctrine, families are awarded with empyreal togetherness only if every member "behaves.
For an eon he had radiated empyreal serenity, unalloyed by sublunary emotions.
He does not seek to persuade us of his truth through logical discourse, but instead claims for it an empyreal provenance--a celestial source.
Love moves the full gamut from empyreal to earthly harmony and, in a reverse process, returns, pushing upwards, and pulling us along, to the heavens.
On another, it is a love letter to a sailor--the first sailor in the world--that is, the one who guides his craft beyond the empyreal doorjamb.
Now amaz'd she views Th' empyreal waste, where happy spirits hold, Beyond this concave heav'n, their calm abode.
It is "a Vision in the form of Youth," a Shadow of reality to come--and this consideration has further conv[i]nced me for it has come as auxiliary to another favorite Speculation of mine, that we shall enjoy ourselves hereafter by having what we called happiness on Earth repeated in a finer tone and so repeated-And yet such a fate can only befall those who delight in sensation rather than hunger as you do after Truth--Adam's dream will do here and seems to be a conviction that Imagination and its empyreal reflection is the same as human Life and its spiritual repetition.
Encompassing ocean waves and spiderwebs, desert floors and nighttime skies, Vija Celmins's subjects have long been immense and empyreal, and occasion equally lofty responses, inspiring purple prose from even the driest of critics--but there is nothing otherworldly about their making.