• Fire burns Water drowns Fire heats Water cools Fire is red Water is blue
  • Temperature.
  • One is a gas that is eminated from overheated products or materials....the other is a liquid that is life support....;)
  • night and day. lol!
  • Temperature (though, not always). Texture. Density. The kind of burn you get!
  • heat lol :)
  • 1) "Why is New Orleans in so much worse shape today than New York City was after the attacks on Sept. 11? The short answer is that New York was attacked by fire, not water. But then why are urbanites so much better prepared to cope with fire than with flooding? Mostly because they learned to fight fire without any help from the Army Corps of Engineers or the Federal Emergency Management Agency." Source and further information: 2) "There is also another important difference between fire and water. Water naturally flows downward, while fire tends to ascend" Source and further information: "Sefer Yetzirah By Aryeh Kaplan""difference+between+Fire+and+Water"&source=web&ots=sTFSbGUa6k&sig=oZQc29agHLVAc2actvrKecfoGR0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=3&ct=result 3) "What is the difference between fire and water? Fire is always rising, licking the air, in a perpetual upward dance. The flickering flame is never “content” in its space; it is always seeking to depart from its container and soar to the “heavens.” Water, on the other hand, descends, and it can be contained to remain in one space tranquilly. Also, fire shatters and decomposes every item it comes in contact with. Water possesses the quality of connecting items. In Jewish mysticism, fire represents upward striving, yearning, thirst, passion, tension and restlessness. Water, on the other hand, symbolizes satiation, containment, tranquility, fulfillment, calmness and resolution. Fire decomposes, breaks and divides; you place an object in fire and it's challenged to its core, literally. Water connects, unites and integrates (6). Fire represents the part in us which challenges the status quo, seeking to shatter convention; water embodies our ability to make peace with life, to come to terms with reality; to embrace what is. " Source and further information: 4) "Alchemy tells us they are air, earth, fire and water - the rudimentary elements of our spiritual being and perception. Modern chemistry tells us that there are not four but over a hundred elements including Hydrogen, Helium, Carbon and Uranium. Differentiating Hydrogen and Helium can be done, but it requires a complex understanding and delicate instruments. But the difference between fire and water is absolutely immediate. The ability to differentiate them is innate - part of the collective unconscious. The natural elements are objectively real. The archetypal ones are inter-subjective realities. They define not reality out there, but the reality within, the reality we share. So what do air, earth, fire and water tell us about our common imagination? About 50 years ago the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard asked that very question. He saw that there are different kinds of imagination and, in a sense, he tried to associate them with the archetypal elements. The day-dreamer does not imagine like the scientist imagines how a chemical process occurs, who does not imagine the way a story-teller does. And none of them imagines like someone who is praying. First we have what Bachelard called the "formal" imagination in which we use images to try to conceptualise. This is the imagination for solving problems - there is me and the problem, a strong distinction between subject and object; it is the imagining of the scientist. It seeks novelty, variety, the unexpected. How do things fit together? What are the possibilities? This is the thinking imagination which Bachelard associated with the element air. But this is far removed from the imagining of the day-dreamer. That's a deeper, almost timeless imagination not bound to the intellect, not bound to problem-solving or movement of any kind. You're not concerned with variety or novelty. You're not really concerned with anything at all! Nothing is done; everything just is. It is prior to distinctions of subject and object. Bachelard called this the "material" imagination - the imagination of intimate being sunk deep in substance, the imagination of earth. But telling or listening to a story is very different. This is an aspect of a third type of imagination - what Bachelard calls the "dynamic" imagination - the imagination of doing. It rolls and flows - the imagination of transformation, the imagination of water. It is the imagining of jazz improvisation. With the dynamic imagination there is movement. But it not only flows, it also rises and falls. Consequently, it contains the essential images, Bachelard points out, of doing good and evil. So it's also the imagination of ethics and that's why ethics always requires a context - a story, if you will - to make sense. This leaves the imagination of fire which we might identify with the spiritual imagination, the imagination of faith burns. That's why our chalice flame is such a powerful symbol - the light of all ages and nations - our inspiration, the enlightenment, the light of knowledge and learning, the power of growth, the spiritual zeal and burning hunger within to grow in wisdom and understanding." Source and further information:

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