The things said by the philosopher must be taken metaphorically …that the soul is located in the middle of the world symbolizes that divine grace if offered to all in general.
Vajpeya yajna literally means ‘to drink water’ – vajam is ‘water’; peya is ‘to drink’. metaphorically , Vajapeya yajna signifies to bring inner purity and love into everyday life . The goal of such practices is to acquire knowledge of Brahman .
metaphorically, the body becomes a machine to be driven or a garbage dump to be avoided. At the same time, the magnificent Mother in whose womb we live is mindlessly poisoned and raped. Surely, our insane denial has to be perceived and acted upon.Marion Woodman
We have said that consciousness is an operation rather than a thing, a repository, or a function. It operates by way of analogy, by way of constructing an analog space with an analog ‘I’ that can observe that space, and move metaphorically in it. It operates on any reactivity, excerpts relevant aspects, narratizes and conciliates them together in a metaphorical space where such meanings can be manipulated like things in space.julian jaynes
metaphorically, every vagina has secret teeth, for the male exits as less than when he entered. The basic mechanics of conception require action in the male but nothing more than passive receptivity in the female.camille paglia