A number of experiences have made it obvious to me that spiritual angels are associated with the Word’s spiritual meaning and heavenly angels are associated with the Word’s heavenly meaning. I was allowed to perceive that a line of communication to the heavens opened up while I was reading the Word in its literal meaning–at one moment to one community, at another moment to another community. The things that I understood in the earthly meaning the spiritual angels understood in the spiritual meaning and the heavenly angels understood in the heavenly meaning. It was instantaneous. Having perceived this communication several thousand times, I have no room left for doubt about it.
In fact, there are spirits below the heavens who abuse this communication. They recite some saying from the Word’s literal meaning and immediately observe and record the community that it coomunicates with. This too I have often seen and heard.
I have been allowed to know through living experience, then, that the Word in its literal meaning is a divine medium for connecting us to the Lord and associating us with angels in heaven.
from True Christianity, Volume 1, Section 235