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[From Latin empyreus, from Greek empyrios (fiery), from pur (fire). Other words derived from the same root are fire, pyre, pyrosis (heartburn), and pyromania (an irresistible impulse to set things on fire).]
This is where the idiom "to be in the seventh heaven" (a state of great bliss) comes from. In the Muslim and cabalist beliefs, heavens comprise a system of concentric spheres, the seventh heaven being the highest and a place of pure bliss.
"Into the Heaven of Heavens I have presumed,
An earthly guest, and drawn empyreal air."
"Holland enriches trumpeter Kenny Wheeler's wafting, empyreal work
'Angel Song' (ECM), which also features omnipresent guitarist Bill
This week's theme: Assorted words
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. -Carl Jung, psychiatrist (1875-1961)