20. Those who are in evil and at the same time in truths may be compared to eagles that soar on high, but drop down when deprived of their wings; for so do those men after death when they have become spirits, who have understood truths, have spoken about them and have taught them, and yet have had no regard to God in their life. By means of the things of their own understanding they raise themselves on high, and sometimes enter the heavens and feign themselves angels of light; but when they are deprived of their truths and cast out, they fall down to hell. Moreover, eagles signify men of a predatory nature who are endowed with intellectual sight, and wings signify spiritual truths. It was said that such were those men who had no regard to God in their life. By having regard to God in the life is meant considering that this or that evil is a sin against God and therefore not doing it.