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Cirlot on death

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004817

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

The ‘return home’ or to the ‘motherland’ … is symbolic of death not in the sense of total destruction but of reintegration of the spirit into the Spirit.  As the Chinese thinker Lieh-tzu observed, ‘when the soul leaves the form, both are restored to their true essence, and that is why they are said to have returned home’

The source of the experience

Cirlot, J E

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