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Volume XI, Number 3 | summer 2018


“To cross a great river,” advises a third-century Chinese alchemical text, you should smear a mixture of mercury, carp gall, and dragon grease on the bottoms of your feet. “When you walk on the water, you will not sink.”

A fool and water will go the way they are diverted.

—Ethiopian proverb

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