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4 Rivers

4 Rivers
 
The four constituent elements of human nature reappear under many symbols throughout all sacred scriptures. In Genesis, they are first allegorised as Four Rivers, whose names, to an initiate, are sufficiently significative, and in Ezekiel and the Apocalypse they are figured as the Four Faces of the Living Creature; of which faces that of the eagle represents the Spirit (Jechidah); that of the angel or woman, the soul (Neschamah); that of the lion, the astral or mundane spirit (Ruach and Nephesch); and that of the ox, the body. http://www.yeatsvision.com/Herm.html
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