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Day: March 6, 2012

Living Water

Living Water

  . . . the alchemists gave the name of ‘water’ to quicksilver in its  first stage of transmutation and, by analogy, also to the ‘fluid body’ of Man. This ‘fluid body’ is interpreted by modern psychology as a symbol of the unconscious, that is, of the non-formal, dynamic, motivating, female side of the personality. The projection of the mother-imago into the waters endows them with various numinous properties characteristic of the mother (Cirlot, Dictionary of Symbols). Water is our…

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