Water of life, Physical and Spiritual

“The waters are not merely a destructive force, they are a necessary element in fertility. The eastern garden has a fountain at the center, from which the waters flow in labyrinthine channels to irrigate the plants. If the fountain dries up,the garden dies; if if flows with too great force, the garden is washed away….

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Light First, Then Water, Then Darkness

“There is no boundary for light. It was unknown when it began. Nothing was when light was not. Nothing was when radiance was not. Nothing was when life was not. There was never a boundary for light. Nothing was when water was not. … “Water is prior to darkness. Prior to darkness is water. ……

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Quiet Waters and the Light of the Spiritual Sun

“Lo! Quiet waters are before you—holy and tranquil and pleasant—for they are not the waters of contention that cast Joseph into the dungeon. … Nor are they waters of strife. … There are waters whereby there is reconciliation made with Heaven. … In it are baptized the sons of Hagar, and are become gentle and…

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Baptism with Water, Baptism with Light

“Descend my brethren, put on from the waters of baptism the Holy Spirit—be joined with the spirits that minster to the Godhead! For lo! He is the fire that secretly seals also His flock, by the three spiritual names, wherein the Evil One is put to flight. … “For greater is Baptism than Jordan, that…

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