|Oceans and other bodies of
water provide a home for the teeming forms of life in each, both plant
and animal. These bodies of water contain all tat is needed for
the multitudinous creatures to survive.
In the practice of magic, water
provides the fluid as a conduit, symbolizing not only blood, but the
fluid of the womb, rebirthing and replenishing what has been
depleted. The element of water washes away the old and refreshes
the new...ushering in the cleanliness and clarity of this moment.
The flow of a moving stream shows
another aspect to water. Moving water is power in another
way. The movement of it generates a constant rebirth and so
renewal for stones and other magical tools is done well when the item is
immersed in moving / running water.
Cliffs - at Allposters.com
Hydromancy is the art of scrying in a
dish of water, from an ancient tradition practiced (in recorded history)
in both ancient Greece and Rome, but with traditions back much much
farther than that. Water scrying appears in literature like the
story of Arthur and Gwenevere. The Avalon priestesses scry in a
holy well up on the Tor.
Today, many pagans and seers use a
black or dark ceramic or glass dish. Pure spring water works the
best. The Greeks believed that spirits lived in the water and
could control it.
Water is a necessary liquid of life
and spirit, body and soul. It is the Great Fluid
© J Thompson