Elemental Water (Apas Tattva)

A. Introduction

Let me begin by saying that humans can go foodless without incurring irreversible detriment for almost two weeks, in extreme cases, almost a month; but the period of time without water before irreversible detriment or demise is barely longer than two days. The situation is likewise with Spiritual Water, the Water of Life. We must receive constant vivification from the Waters of the Spirit or our vitality will wither up and we will turn to dust.
1. once it saturates, it precipitates (mc)
a. the same holds true for 1.) atmosphere (weather), 2.) solutions in water, 3.) ideas in a matrix.
2. with the addition of ‘evaporates’ one has the complete Hydrological Cycle
3. By partially suspending particles in water, one may wash and classify them according to size and density.

I. the nature of physical water

A. Water tries to assume sphericity
1. Envelops as a film
2. Falling droplets
3. Dew
B. Gravity draws water out: linear/planar
C. Sphere represents whole-istic: joining/uniting
1. Circulation/ circulatory
2. Hydrological cycle
A. Approx. 34 cycles @year
B. Greatest density 4C
C. 40,000L /hectare woodland transpiration/summer day
D. Meanders/ oxbows
D. Revolves about its axis
1. on surface flows from inside bend to outside
2. turns downward and returns along the bed, again rising
3. this axial revolution in extension begets helices
4. two spiraling streams lie next to each other in a stream
5. erodes outer banks: deposited on inner bank downstream
6. meanders lengthen the river and slow the water down
A. Preserving the stream bed and ground-water reserves
7. these motions found in pipes and in open water
A. Labrador Current/ Gulf Stream
E. One and the same Archetypal Principle manifesting in all dimensions of flowing water
1. Formative principle unaffected by physical conditions

F. further attributes of the nature of water
1. A sphere is a totality and water will always attempt to form an organic whole by joining what is divided and uniting it in circulation
2. Everything is inwardly connected and reciprocally related
3. Water is the essential element of circulatory systems. If a circulation is interrupted, a totality is broken and the linear chain of events of cause and effect as an inorganic law is set into motion (water of life).
4. The sap in the plant is only one half of its complete circulation, the other half exists in the atmosphere or in the earth. Plants are the vascular systems through which water the blood of the earth streams in living interplay with the atmosphere. Together earth, plants and atmosphere form a single great organism (one unity).
5. What is spread over the earth in plant world is contained within themselves in the animals and man (Adam Kadmon).
6. We see an archetypal principle in flowing water endeavoring to realize itself, regardless of the surrounding material. This is a formative principle which appears under the most widely varying physical conditions and is not affected by them (controlled variables have no effect).
7. In meandering rivers, it burrows in a rhythmical course into its surroundings and is subject to the variable of time (the meanders change over time). The relationship of water over time alters its spatial relationship to its surroundings. Everywhere water moves in rhythms..
8. It expresses the action between its own natural inclination to form a sphere and the linear force of gravity action upon it, moving along spiraling surfaces which glide past one another in curving forms
9. water is impressionable and subject to living formative forces and creative ideas of which it is a visible expression. As such water is the embodiment of a world of higher forces, penetrating through it into the material world and using it to form the living organisms.
10. The force of flowing water simply demands a spiraling form, demonstrated by a garden hose which writhes back and forth like a snake when let loose and cannot be subdued until the tap is shut off.
10a. water endeavors to round itself off into a sphere, the image of the whole cosmos.. if a directional force is added (gravity) the combination of the two will result in a screw-like form or a spiral, therefore
10. Child before birth is in a protective envelope of water. On being born it enters a relationship with the directional forces of the earth which result in a spiraling shape to the muscles and bones (cf. tortoise) like the water pouring from the lip of a pitcher. Many bones (ex human humorous), muscles of chest and upper arm, fissures in the scapula, lines of flow into the ends and into the interior where they end up in the trabeculae, (spongy bone structures).
11. Wave movements of any kind reveal an extremely impressionable nature
12. Two things are necessary for rhythmical movement: the water itself and some activating force. The form of the wave is the interaction of opposing forces, interplay. The wave is the newly formed third element arising between the polarities
12. Thus water is like an imminently sensitive sense organ, which becomes aware of even the slightest action. (see#9, #14))
13. In oscillation, containers filled with water, geometrically regular patterns of flow begin to occur, varying according to the oscillation frequency
14. We see moving, flowing, formative processes akin to those which living beings use to shape their bodies: manifold movements can flow into, over and through one another at and the same place and time. Movements are by nature super spatial; they do not exclude one another. The fluid element is thus a suitable medium for the form creating process. The fluid medium is the ideal bearer of movements, by which nature allows itself to be molded and formed. They appear in the spatial world as though from the higher realms and in so doing create law and order. Principle which nature applies in the creation of living creatures out of the fluid medium.
15. A gentle wave of contractions runs to and fro over the amnion of the egg from one end to another which continually messages and molds the content of the egg. Unceasing wave like motion of peristalsis in the intestines
16. Formation of a train of vortices
17. present in the morphogenesis of an embryo, the apical meristem of plant shoots (cauliflower cross section), the maffic folding of the earth’s crust , plutonic injection,
18. The surface contacts between two currents folds over to form vortices

G. Higher Nature of Water:
1. The organic form appears slowly and gradually as though surrounded and permeated by invisible streams; though this world is concealed we may perceive its signature: it is the world of formative etheric forces.

2. The human etheric body is the body of forces upon which the material body is founded. If the etheric body departs the physical will begin to decompose. It is thus constantly engaged in the activity of the spiritual and the material.

3. The cosmic qualities and movements of water are images of the etheric stream and mediators in the material world. The laws of the etheric world are mirrored in the world of water and these two carry on a constant creative dialogue: the element of water is the element of the cosmos, the waters of heavens.

4. All organic formation is based on this world of etheric forces that in turn receives formative impulses from the spiritual world. The etheric forces use the medium of water, which vibrates in resonance with them, passing on the formative impulses to the material world.

5. After the activity of morphology in the natal stages is complete, part of these forces can be re-applied towards further development in the areas of uprightness (rising up), walking, speaking and thinking. This etheric force reappears in the flow of thought. It is a force which is forever multiplying. Inherent in the memory is the ability to rethink what has been thought any number of times.

6. This principle or repetition appears in great variety; the formation of segments, vertebrae, reproduction, replication, propagation.

7. Every idea arises in a process of flow until the process congeals into a form: ergo to think fluently.

8. Like water, thought can create forms, can unite and relate the forms to one another as ideas, but can also separate and analyze; to dissolve and bind together.

9. Wherever there is water, life can become active in the material world; where there is no water this possibility ceases.

10. Water is essentially the element of life, wherever possible it saves life from death. It is the great healer of all that is sick and has lost its poise, for water forever strives after balance, a living balance, never a static one which would extinguish life.

11. Water gives of itself freely, never questioning the form into which it must change, when needed by plant, animal and man. Selflessly it gives itself to every need, retiring after acting as mediator, to be ready for new creativity.

12. In its very nature it is itself pure; can purify, refresh, heal, strengthen, revive and clarify all things.

13. It is called ‘the Mother of all that is special’.

14. Water does not close itself to light as does a solid body, but makes itself clear and transparent; in the rainbow it attains the fullness of these possibilities.

15. Selflessly it is the mediator, in the eye for all visions, in the ear for all that is audible.

16. It also opens itself up to the harmonies and laws of the heavens. It maintains a central position between the earth and the cosmos, remaining closely connected to both; uniting them in an eternal circulation.

17. Water holds a balance between solidification and evaporation, always retaining the possibilities of transformation.

18. It pictures the higher qualities of man’s development: the overcoming of rigidly in thought, prejudice, intolerance; the ability to enter into all things and to learn to understand them out of their own nature and to create unity out of polarities.

20. “He also went into the water for baptism…”

(from Sensitive Chaos, by Theodore Schwenk)


I. Traditionally regarded as places of power and healing
A. holy wells
1. <AS> wella: to well up
B. supernatural attributes
1. The abode of living spirits and deities
2. Saints
C. therapeutics

II. Types
A. Branch heads
B. seepage springs
1. Water temp = to soil stratum (43-48F).
2. Rapid response to weather
3. Some minerals and salts
C. true springs
1. Deep strata
2.ancient aquifers and basins; water may be
Hundreds, even thousands of years old
3. Condenses underground due to temp gradient
4. This results in maximum density (4C) 39F
5. Young water redeposit dissolved salts as it ages downward
6. Densest water weighs down on the water table below it, pressing
It into geothermally heated rocks below, which expands the lower water
Upward against the dense water, which being uncompressible squishes
Outward laterally, forming the true spring.
7. Rich in carbonic acid and especially depleted in oxygen: drinking it straight away causes ‘damp-worm’.
( from Hidden Nature by Alick Bartholomew)

II. The primordial source of the rhythm of Life from which flows profound cosmic intuition and the deepest Love and devotion for Divine Providence
A. Unification of consciousness in supreme bliss (7th heaven), rapture and ecstasy are associated with the Prime Water Principle along with the virtues of purity and clarity, Divine Grace and Mercy, Peace and Forgiveness, happiness and contentment.
B. Life, feeling and sentience, as unified consciousness correspond to the cohesive force in relation to the mental matrix/ mental aura; awakening all potential mediumistic abilities, including the infallible prophetic knowledge of all destiny, dowsing, excellent clairsentience, enhanced concentration without weariness enabling one to identify easily with any virtue or scientific idea, and linguistic talent ~of beings, humans, animals, or symbolic language; also the ability to condense Astral sounds.
C. As Pure Astral Water one gets the ability to control magnetic fluid and master the rhythm of Life: reviving the dead or withering the living; sympathy/ antipathy, attraction; and affinities between beings. One also experiences a deep reverence for God or feels a ‘temple atmosphere’.
D. One gains the ability to master Water and magnetic fluid in the material aspect; master liquids; control magnetic/ attractive force; cohesion, coherence, gravity (and thus stride, gait, and movement); bring forth water, stop rain, calm waves, walk on water; make ice; distinguish glamour and illusion/ deception; and magnetic healing, as well.
E. It is through the deepest Love of Divine Providence for us and Divine Grace that prosperity, success, good fortune, luck, wealth, abundance, and increase in riches result.
F. (Special mention should be made of a special bond between the Z-gate and the Astral body; and Astral Self Preservation. Magi will understand what is meant).
G. And finally, the absolute effectiveness of the Akasha Principle regarding form can be seen to operate in the principles of Alchemy: EVAPORATE (disappear), CONDENSE (reappear); SOLVE ET COAGULA (materialize and dematerialize); UNIVERSAL SOLVENT (control the degree of density of any substance; (as well as translocation) ~as operating principles in the matter of form.

Re: Water
As the sensitive organ of perception and response mysterious third element of reciprocating surface allows for the audio/ visual transfer of formative energetic; relating ideas into words and visions. In the mental, it is the philosophical mercury which impressionates the allegory and metaphor. In the mental eye, it is the screen onto which the symbolic visions are projected from the ideal into formal meaning (representations).
It is this quality which makes it obvious (mc).