Socrates - Plato Phaedo - Abyss and energy recycling
Type of Spiritual Experience
Rivers in this context are energy flows through things
A description of the experience
Now a kind of oscillation within the earth moves all these up and down. And the nature of the oscillation is as follows: One of the chasms of the earth is greater than the rest, ......; this is the one which Homer means when he says:“Far off, the lowest abyss beneath the earth"; and which elsewhere he and many other poets have called Tartarus.
For all the rivers flow together into this chasm and flow out of it again, and they have each the nature of the earth through which they flow. And the reason why all the streams flow in and out here [112b] is that this liquid matter has no bottom or foundation. So it oscillates and waves up and down, and the air and wind about it do the same; for they follow the liquid both when it moves toward the other side of the earth and when it moves toward this side, and just as the breath of those who breathe blows in and out, so the wind there oscillates with the liquid and causes terrible and irresistible blasts as it rushes in and out.