It is after 10pm. My room is littered with La Croix cans, grocery store receipts, clean clothes, dirty clothes, an empty box, and… misc. There\’s lots of misc floating around my room. I have decided to embrace the disorder, even though I think it reflects badly on my character. But I am disordered. That\’s the way it is. So that\’s the way it\’s going to be. —for now.
- Two twisting Pale Serpents between two children who are merged with Pan, sitting on his lap
- The serpents are not twisting around a rod, rather it looks like a fluted gun barrel or a sheathed sword which introduces the element of air into what is traditionally symbolized fire.
(Air = intellect, fire = emotion)
- I think these children are perhaps one of the most important symbols that may be easily overlooked. The children appear to be holding grenades. (I will have to look again when my copy arrives since the resolution on this picture is dubious). They appear to be a perversion of the God-child holding a globus cruciger which is a symbol of divine authority. It appears that the God-child is now under the Dual-natured Pan rather than the virgin mother: divine salvation is unlikely but rebirth within the dark underbelly of The Machine seems possible.
- Steam/Smoke and Metal pipes in background: Obscuration, imprisonment, confinement, structure, scaffolding, the depths from which we build.
- Janus Face Monster woman (Top Right): Seems to be the opposite of the muses on the top left. It is a spirit that is attempting to hide behind a mask. It is perhaps an evil muse or the ability to lie. I feel the name Maliscious-Maya come to mind.
- Two Tentacle Haired women (light and dark): They are both in a submissive coital position, and upon close inspection, it appears that they are being passively penetrated by their mechanoid-chair which give the painting a sense of constant sexual/erotic tension.
- Dark Woman on Right
- Snakes with the heads of elephants: behemoth and wisdom is the phrase that comes to my mind, but I am not sure what to make of it. War, perhaps?
- Upside down black pentagram: left hand path of magic, destruction
- Light Woman on Left
- Snakes with normal heads
- Right side up pentagram: passive white-magic
- Angelic/Ghostly women (Top Right): these appear to be human-like; they are the most human element in the picture. They bring light to the Light tentacle haired women. This is the transcendent divine feminine. (i.e. Goethe\’s eternal feminine). There is a lot of flowing hair here which I see symbolizing vitality.
- White-light woman, holding two rods, spread across two pentagrams (one light one dark), while being vaginally penetrated by a phallus which is protruding out of a vaginal opening in Pan\’s forehead (Top center): Sexuality. Creation. Union of opposites. It\’s important that she is white; this skews this painting toward the light side and \”The Eternal Feminine\” despite how dark the rest of the painting is. I think this balances the darkness of the rest of the painting.
…it is reasonable to for Pan to be Hermes\’ double-natured son. […] You know speech signifies all things (to pan) and keeps them circulating and always going about, and that it has two forms—true and false.
Well, the true part is smooth and divine and dwells among the gods above, while the false part dwells below among the human masses, and it is rough and goatish (tragikon); for it is here, in the tragic (tragikon) life, that one finds the vast majority of myths and falsehoods
Therefore the one who expresses all things (pan) and keeps them always in circulation (aei polōn) is correctly called \’Pan-the-goat-heard\’ (Pan aipolos). The double-natured son of hermes, he is smooth in his upper parts, and rough and goatish in the ones below. He is either speech itself or the brother of speech, since he is the son of Hermes. And its not a bit surprising that a brother resembles his brother.(paragraph 408 in the Cooper translation of Plato\’s collected works)