Watson, Lyall - Fountains and snakes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – The Water Planet
Some waters were always seen to be more beneficial than others.
Every folklore has its Fountain of Youth or its Well of Knowledge. The healing pool of Bethesda in Jerusalem, the Great Saliva Lake of the Tang Emperors, the Moon washing spring in Japan.
Places for taking the water cure.
The Holy Sepulchre in early Christian liturgy is described as the fountain of life and resurrection.
When Quetzalcoatl sails out to sea on a raft of snakes, he heads for the country of the sun, where he finds and drinks the Water of Immortality.
Lyall Watson – Lightning Bird
The ability of all snakes to shed their skin and reappear in a new body at regular intervals has led to a widespread belief in their immortality.