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Alchemical Study Group : High Priestess

This is a most interesting, insightful thread. I think the Ocean may be considered vastness of Being, both deep down in the individual and out into the whole Universe. The book is closed because Being cannot be experienced in direct reality except when all books and words are silenced, and pure, simple awareness of all there is is all there is (not that I have achieved this ultimately and permanently). Hamlet says, in the end, "Let be." The wu wei of the Taoist is "Stop doing and be." Siddhartha finds Being by ferrying travelers across the river. Thoreau finds Being in Walden pond's reflection of sky in water. So the High Priestess is not essentially a correspondence but actually a universal Truth.
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