724. Having seven heads and ten horns, signifies intelligence from the Word, at first holy, afterwards none, and at length insanity, and much power continually from the Word. That "the head" signifies intelligence and wisdom when spoken of the Lord and of the Word, and in the opposite sense insanity and folly, may be seen above (n. 538, 568). That "seven" does not signify seven, but all, and is applied to holy things (n. 10, 391). That "a horn" signifies power (n. 270), and that "ten horns" signify much power (n. 539); that by "seven heads" is signified intelligence at first holy, and afterwards none, and at length insanity, appears from verses 9 and 10 of this chapter where the angel mentions the signification of "seven heads," as will be seen below. Hence it is plain that by "the beast having seven heads and ten horns," is signified intelligence from the Word, at first holy, afterwards none, and at length insanity, and much power from the Word continually.