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The Water Wheel

A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill. A water wheel consists of a wheel with a number of buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface. Water wheels depend on flowing water to keep turning. Without a continuous source of water, the wheel comes to a halt, and the water in the buckets begins to putrefy. In her book Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening, Cynthea Bourgeault writes: “As the buckets of the waterwheel are drawn upward and over its top, they self-empty into the next bucket, providing energy for the wheel so that the next bucket reaches the top and self-empties into the nex

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