For ages, water has symbolized the boundaries lying between spiritual and physical realms. In ancient Egypt, the Nile was literally the river of life and represented the way to the afterlife. Thus we find the first depictions of boats as vehicles for souls making the transition. Since then, this imagery has found representation throughout the various eras of art history.
Enchanted boats, guided by mythic ferrymen, travel along these currents to transport passengers into alternate realities. Could it be that the ferryman is a depiction of the higher self guiding the self into other realms of existence? Clare and William Henry explore the symbolism of enchanted boats to depict vehicles used for ascension, resurrection and gateways to the stars.