After the descent of the light into the reign of darkness, myths relate the return of this luminous seed to its original place, something that happens thanks to a heavenly aid, or blessing, often symbolized by a lightning, or by the rain, that comes to fertilize and bring to life the seed buried in the ground. Mythological stories refer to the union of the two opposites, heaven and hearth, the fix and the volatile, water and fire that mark the beginning of the returning process. On rising, that light is manifested in the most sublime work of art that the human spirit may imagine. The Kabalistic Tree that accompanies this series shows the axis mundi, whose roots are in the furthest depths of the earth but whose cup is elevated up to the origin of all of creation.
-Illustration of Dionysus A. Freher, Works of Jacob Behmen (Jacob Boheme), 1764.