The skeleton’s lodgings had an ancient head and modern feet. The ceiling was the sky, the floor the earth. It was painted white and decorated with snowballs in which a heart beat. He looked like a transparent monument dreaming of an electric breast, and gazed without eyes, with a pleasant and invisible smile, into the inexhaustible supply of silence that surrounds our star.
"The Skeleton’s Holiday", Leonora Carrington
The Neo-Esoterica Tarot (Ex Tenebris Lux)
Major Arcana - The Magus - Atu I - ב
The Magus is represented here as a Divine Androgyne, a synthesis of two elements combined to create a crowned beast proudly displaying their Knowledge and Wisdom. Amongst them is the interweaving serpents of the Caduceus symbol going around their limbs. With them, there is a bird representing the story of Mercury, a Greek deity known for their wings. In the center is the Unicursal Hexagram, a relatively recent symbol of Magick made famous by Aleister Crowley. Above them is a Octagram with the symbol of Mercury within.
Then there is no learning?
There is none. Understanding is only that which is written in living, primary matter. The primary shadowless beings are letters that make words you can’t read. Their condition is constant suffering because they’re naked and skinless. Their bloodstream is without defence.
Who are they? Those who no longer pretend to know who they are.
"My Mother Is a Cow", Leonora Carrington