In his dream that night, he envisions a great lake and sees the rotting carcasses of sinners on its shores. He hears the mermaid and sees the golden carp. Waiting for the appearance of the Virgen de Guadalupe, he sees his mother, who says that those baptized in the holy water of the moon are saved. Gabriel, however, says that Antonio was baptized in the salt water of the sea, which links him to the pagan god, the golden carp. What blood runs through him — that of the moon? Or that of the sea? Ultima appears and explains that the waters of the moon gather into rivers and flow into the oceans, and then the waters of the oceans are drawn to the heavens by the sun to become waters of the moon again. Looking into Ultima's bright eyes, Antonio understands the old healer's wisdom. In the fifth dream, Antonio accepts the role of a priest as his destiny and resists being with sinful
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.