Symbols - What does heaven look like
Oars in a boat indicate that the person is deliberately navigating and steering his or her boat, deciding its course but perhaps more importantly, they are putting effort into progressing along the course.
Thus symbolically they are propelling themselves along the spiritual path by simple hard work. They are doing it without ‘sails’, without the benefit of wind. So they are having to work very hard to progress along the path because instead of getting inspiration from spiritual experience or wisdom from the same source, - see Types of Spiritual experience - they are having to replace inspiration with perspiration – hard work - studying and reading.
Painting by myself – ‘Backwaters’
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- Ancient Egyptian - The boat as a symbol
- Baudelaire, Charles - Le Voyage - We want to break the boredom of our jails
- Book of Five Spheres - The Fire Scroll - Crossing a Ford
- Cirlot on boats
- Da Vinci, Leonardo - Allegory with Wolf and Eagle
- Dickinson, Emily - Because the bee may blameless hum For Thee a bee do I become
- Egyptian Book of the Dead - Spell 109
- Frost, Robert - No speed of wind or water rushing by
- Healer H - The lights upon them is what keeps them connected
- Homer - The Odyssey - The city of the Laestrygonians
- Homer - The Odyssey - The Sirens
- Hypnerotomachia Poliphili - Boat to the Isle of Venus
- Ken Emerson - Noaidi uses of the Sámi Drums
- Knut Ekwall - The Fisherman and the Siren
- Lawrence, D H - from The Ship of Death
- Ludlow, Fitz Hugh - Caves
- Norse - Tanum
- Rig veda - Boats, Birds and Chariots
- Rig Veda - Gone to the other shore
- Rig veda - Ploughs, Yokes and Fountains
- Saint Brendan - 01 The Voyage of Saint Brendan
- Saint Brendan - 03 The Voyage of Saint Brendan
- Saint Brendan - 13 The Voyage of Saint Brendan
- Saint Brendan - A summary of his 'voyage'
- Seneca – Agamemnon - Fortuna
- Stockham, Alice Bunker - Karezza - The skilful boatman
- Tennyson, Alfred Lord - Morte d'Arthur - Then saw they how there hove a dusky barge
- Through the Looking Glass - Ch 05 - 3 Feather feather!
- Through the Looking Glass - Ch 05 - 4 Moving eggs
- Traherne, Thomas - On leaping over the moon - Adventure strange
- Waterhouse, John William - Ulysses and the Sirens