I am the soundless, boundless bitter sea.
All tides are mine, and answer unto me.
Tides of the airs, tides of the inner earth,
The secret, silent tides of death and birth.
Tides of mans souls, and dreams, and destiny-
Isis Veiled, and Ea, Binah, Ge…
Nijinsky became mentally ill later in his life. It was exacerbated by his inability to dance because of the war. He started to keep a diary and created a system of how to stage a performance with the form of a circle. If you read his diary you will see several drawings of circles, he became infatuated with it. In A Witch Alone Marian Green narrates that”A circle is perhaps the oldest pattern set out by people, recognized by artists, acknowledged by tiny children. It is a symbol of eternity, of equality, of permanence and of change. The face of the rising sun is round, the repeating plosh as raindrops splash into puddles forms recurring circles, the patch of light born on a single flame or a mighty bonfire sends warmth and illumination in a circle.”
Wind comes from the spring star in the East;
Fire from the summer star in the South;
Water from the autumn star in the West;
Wisdom, silence and death from the star in the North
Circles are protective, calming, healing, invigorating. For rituals most circles are actually square, to give four points to the compass.