The simple doorway–an everyday object that goes unnoticed most of the time–is symbolic of a transition between one world and the next. Such a doorway may take different forms, as a dolmen, a torii (traditional Japanese gate), a gateway, but the meaning remains the same. Both Heaven and Hell lie beyond a doorway, and the threshold of such a place is seen as the place where two worlds meet and sometimes collide. Many rituals involve the initiate stepping through a doorway of some kind. The visica piscis (the intersection created by two overlapping circles) represents a doorway where the world of spirit enters the world of matter.
The spiritual meaning of a door denotes a passage of communication with the divine. An open door signifies a message is coming through. A closed door can denote a break in communication.
A door is often depicted as a portal for the righteous to enter. Doors are also signs of deliverance.