Most commonly used as a reference to the Garden of Eden, a garden is typically an earthly paradise. It was created by God as a safe enclosure for ADAMANDEVE; the enclosed garden is a symbol of theVirgin Mary in the Christian tradition. It is an archetypal image of the soul, of innocence, of happiness; it is a place for growth of the inner Self. It is a symbol of consciousness because of its order and enclosed characteristics, as opposed to the unconscious FOREST. Yet it also represents fertility and is usually considered feminine. Happiness, salvation and purity are symbols. It is the place of mystic ecstasy.

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