In acting to save the ship, he is swept overboard, soon lost in the waves. It seems that he has died and is totally alone. He no longer knows his friends and shipmates. He is spirit, he swims in the ocean under the ship, a dolphin.
But perhaps he is not alone. He hears a voice, "You are dead".
"Did you kill me?"
"No, it happened some time ago. You have just realized it."
He says, "But where is God?"
"You are parted for a little while, but I am here to guide you."
Like the wind in the world above, he is in a current of destiny. It surrounds him, informs him, protects him. He doesn't know this yet, but he is leaving the past behind, moving from his old to his new name, the beloved's name. He has traveled that special way of healing, far from his quiet village. But apart from the spirit of destiny, he is totally alone.
He awakens and feels all the unimaginable horror of dying in total abandonment, a little taste of Hell.
But at that time, he was not aware. Beneath the ocean of death there are three flowers, each with three petals. Unlike the masculine world above, they speak of feminine grace and power. They are of incredible beauty. They grow in dynamic ways and their number is nine, of transformation. They are at one with the sea.
He will meet her soon, out of the darkness...