LIFE AS MYTH

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JOURNAL

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JOURNAL 2013

A living myth

Seven year cycles

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SPRING 2013

A song of hope

Index 2013

The birth of hope

The color of hope

Praying for rain

Mythology of water

The great flood

The churning of the milky ocean

Mythology of Irish waters

Water rituals

The waters of life

A song of hope

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SPRING 2013
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THE WATERS OF LIFE

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The Liffey River, meaning river of life, Dublin. 2012.  (below) Incarnation of Vishnu as a Fish, illustration from a devotional text. Artist unknown. nd.; Benares (No. 1), a view of the Ganges, Charles W. Bartlett, 1927. Honolulu Museum of Art.

. . . Long ago, when life first appeared on the earth, a terrible demon terrorized the earth. He prevented sages from performing their rituals and stole the Holy Vedas, taking refuge in a conch shell in the depths of the ocean. Brahma, the creator of the world approached Vishnu for help and the latter immediately assumed the form of a fish and plunged into the ocean. He killed the demon by ripping open his stomach and retrieved the Vedas. Four forms emerged from the demon's stomach representing the four Vedas: Rig Veda, Sama Veda, Atharva Veda, and Yajur Veda.

Bhagavata Purana

ganges

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