|Earth and Water|
|At this time of 'extreme' in our planet's journey around the sun, we take a week to photographically explore the five elements, as relevant to classical thought, as they are to Hinduism and Buddhism. |
In Hinduism, the four states describe matter, and a fifth state describes that which is beyond physical knowledge. Similar concepts existed in ancient China and Japan. In Buddhism, the four great elements, to which another is sometimes added, are not viewed as matter, but as variations upon our sensory knowledge.
Look at the world around YOU in terms of these five classical elements. Use any combination of elements, all five, or just one. Your choice. Base your response upon the area in which you live, your 'city'. In your text, of close to 100 words (in English OR your native language), tell us what this element means to you and how your image represents both the element AND the personal meaning that it has for you.
|Air and Spirit|
|Earth is the sustainer of life, the solid foundation.|
Water is the giver of life, that which quenches our thirst.
Fire is the destroyer.
Air is the creator.
Spirit is that which is beyond our everyday knowledge.
This mid-month portal theme will be held from 8pm Sunday 16th June until 8pm Friday 21st June. The variable time zone for this theme is London (UK).
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