In early times, the word water was used to express the generating principle of all things, the prime element, frow which everything in the organic kingdons descend and still today its metaphor is used for the cosmas or the ethereal fluid.

In Moses' Genesis it is written:

"In the beginning the earth was without form and voidl and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters ." Because of this interpretation given to the word water, Jesus said: "Be born again of water, that is, of the matter's generating element, because what is born of the flesh is flesh and what is born of the spirit is spirit."