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Cirlot on Water

Identifier

014743

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

A Dictionary of Symbols – J E Cirlot

Limitless and immortal, the waters are the beginning and the end of all things on earth.  Although water is, in appearance, formless, ancient cultures made a distinction between upper waters and lower waters.  The former correspond to the potential or what is still possible, the latter to what is actual or already created.  In a general sense, the concept of water stands of course, for all liquid matter.  Moreover the primaeval waters, the image of prime matter, also contained all solid bodies, before they acquired form and rigidity. 

The source of the experience

Cirlot, J E

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Earth
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Commonsteps

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