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Черновые заметки
> Утроба; содержание чего-либо/кого-либо в заключении.
Буддизм
Олицетворяет чрево природы Будды.
Христианство
Олицетворяет спасение. Эмблема Св. Иоанна Большего (Джеймса Великого).
Психология
Один из символов спасения (Бейли 4). Возможно, по аналогии (функционально) с ковчегом и лодкой.
Бутыль / bottle
'What does it matter what shape the bottle is, so long as we can get drunk.' Once again common sense unerringly puts its finger upon what gives the symbol its peculiar character. The quality of the bottle is metonymic and resides in what it contains, fleeting but valuable though it may be, and which the bottle or flask alone can hold because, unlike all other vessels, it is hermetically sealed. Hence bottles reveal what is secret or - its mirror image -what is sacred. They hold elixirs and philtres, whether elixirs of long life or, in more down-to-earth terms, brandy. Both are as intoxicating as esoteric knowledge. These are two levels of the same symbol which, as so many legends and stories bear witness, also makes of bottles prisons for 'spirits'. These are evil or otherwise, depending upon the light in which they are regarded. After all, Lesage's mischievous and clairvoyant 'Devil on Sticks' came out of a bottle, just like any drunkard's mumblings.
The symbolism of bottles may alter with their shape and contents, and these are innumerable. However, basically bottles 'come from the ARK and carry an olive-branch'. They symbolize knowledge, and knowledge which brings peace and salvation. The SHIP and ark are vessels of secret knowledge and revelations of things to come. The poet Alfred de Vigny used the bottle thrown into the sea from a sinking ship as the symbol of human knowledge, exposed to all the storms of life but containing the riches of a divine elixir, worth infinitely more than all the gold, diamonds and pearls in the world.

Peter Greif / March 2, 2006 1:09

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