Pordage, John - Water is the second matter of eternal nature’s essence
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
The Wisdom of John Pordage [editor Arthur Versluis]
Water is the second matter of eternal nature’s essence. Water is a meek, mild, soft gentle essence, for as the fire essence is the ground of fierceness, water is the ground of meekness. This meek essence, with its qualities of softness, mildness, gentleness, refreshingness, sinking down, heaviness, is the ground of eternal light; it is the womb of the meek light, whence springs pleasantness, delightfulness, joyfulness and gladness. …….. Here you see that the beauty, excellence and strength of the water consists in its meekness, mildness, softness, gentleness and sweetness.