Meta. Increase of ideas, but upon a sense plane rather than a spiritual plane. (Dagon was a national god of the Philistines; the meaning of the name is abundant propagation, fish.) There was a temple of Dagon at Beth-dagon before the Israelites took this town from the Philistines; no doubt the town derived its name from that fact. After coming into the possession of the Israelites (true thoughts in consciousness) this place of increase of ideas (which Beth-dagon represents) is raised to a higher level, and the error beliefs are gradually erased from it.