This term has multiple meanings.
1) Exoterically, this is a conventional locution for either the Garden of Eden or of the heavenly afterlife.
2) It is also a metonym [an attribute of something used to stand in for the thing itself] for the mystical experience
3) The consonants, PRDS] can be read as an acronym for four methods of Scriptural interpretation: Pashat (authoritative), Remez (allegorical or philosophic), Drash (homiletical or midrashic), and Sod (esoteric or mystical). It also carries the connotation of sacred study en toto.
Here in the northern hemisphere, Imbolc is almost upon us, but for our southern hemisphere friends, it is time for Lammas. To help you celebrate, we’ve rounded up our best rituals, spells, books, and more!