Watson, Lyall - Nixies, sirens and tritons
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – The Water Planet
Water is the oldest archetype. A power for good and evil. A life giving force, but one capable of becoming a destructive flood or tidal wave.
This dual nature invests all moving water with edgy spirits, which range from horse-legged, fish tailed Tritons to seductive sirens.
The myths of every nation are replete with Old Men of the Sea, puzzling and unpredictable characters much given to shape shifting and sooth saying. And with undines and nixies, women with long tresses who tend to sit on river banks, waiting for unwary youths to captivate and drown.