The experience of being taken up into the sky is a very common one and it means an ascent of the consciousness into a higher world of light and peace.
The sky is a symbol of the mental consciousness (or the psychic) or other consciousness above the mind, e.g., the higher mind, intuition, overmind, etc. Sky as the ether indicates also the infinite. Akasha or etheric space is a symbol of the Infinite all-pervading eternal Brahman. In any nationality it would convey the same meaning. The higher consciousness in any of its levels is seen usually as a sky or ether, but when felt through the vital it is often perceived as a sea. In this yoga one sees many levels of consciousness which appear as skies or seas.