Rather let us imagine the anima mundi as that particular soul-spark, that seminal image, which offers itself through each thing in its visible form. Then anima mundi indicates the animated possibilities presented by each new event as it is, its sensuous presentation as a face bespeaking its interior image - in short, its availability to imagination, its presence as psychic reality. Not only animals and plants ensouled as in the Romantic vision, but soul is given with each thing, God-given things of nature and man-made things of the street.
The ways of God are entirely different from our ways. To us it seems necessary to employ powerful means in order to produce great effects. This is not God's method; quite the contrary. He likes to choose the weakest instruments that He may confound the strong: "God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong - Infirma mundi elegit ut confundat fortia".
Ecology movements, futurism, feminism, urbanism, protest and disarmament, personal individuation cannot alone save the world from the catastrophe inherent in our very idea of the world. They require a cosmological vision that saves the phenomenon 'world' itself, a move in soul that goes beyond measures of expediency to the archetypal source of our world's continuing peril: the fateful neglect, the repression, of the anima mundi.
Ancient traditions have long associated holy wells and springs as very special places of the Goddess or anima mundi: symbolic of the Great Mother and associated with birth, the feminine principle, the universal womb, the prima materia, the waters of fertility and refreshment and the fountain of life. The dreaming sites, as they are called, have also been associated with visions, healing, and other paranormal experiences. In ancient Greece, for example, there were more than three-hundred medical centers placed at water sources, where patients experienced healing.
Eins var algengt hje¡ okkur ef spurt var um lee°an einhvers manns: iss hann er feitur; en e¾ae° e¾e½ddi ae° honum lie°i vel, ee°a einsog sagt mundi vera e Danme¶rku, ae° hann ve¦ri hamingjusamur. Ef einhverjum leie° illa, e¾e¡ var sagt sem svo: e¦ e¾ae° he¡lfser e¡ honum; og ve¦ri se¡ ne¦r daue°a en lefi sem um var re¦tt, e¾e¡ var sagt: e¦ e¾ae° er e er e honum einhver lure°a. Ef einhver var um e¾ae° bil ae° vere°a ellidaue°ur, e¾e¡ var sagt: e¦je¡ hann er he¦ttur ae° bleyta smje¶rie°. Um e¾ann sem le¡ banaleguna var sagt: je¡ hann er neº ae° berja nestie° auminginn. Um daue°vona ungling var sagt ae° e¾ae° liti ekki eºt fyrir ae° hann e¦tti ae° kemba he¦rurnar.