Word of the Week: Primordial
As in: “But it is also about care for the environment, and living with the mystery of primordial elements of life when transfigured by artistic imagination” (Saliers, 2009, p. 96).
Saliers, D. E. (2009). Artist, clay, fire, ritual: A potter’s aesthetic. In R. M. Jensen & K. J. Vrudny (Eds.), Visual theology: Forming and transforming the community through the arts (pp. 94-106). Collegeville, MI: Liturgical Press.
For the various definitions of primordial see the Oxford English Dictionary and Credo Reference collection of reference books.