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‘Make known to us how the highest descends to the lowest, and the lowest ascends to the highest ... how the blessed waters come down from above to awaken the dead, who lie round about in the midst of Hades, chained in the darkness; how the elixir of life comes to them and awakens them, rousing them out of their sleep. ...’

– From Instruction of Cleopatra by the Archpriest Komarios, as quoted in Jung's Alchemical Studies