The above Artwork is a mixed-media photo-montage digital painting, which of a Pop-Occulture (Occult Goth/Punk) design is an alternative version of the Fifty-Sixth spirit, Mantra named Gremory, who is listed in the medieval Grimoire, entitled the Goetia. The name of Gremory is derived from the French word, ‘grimoire.’

I have otherwise depicted Gremory as a Succubus Art Muse, who is of similarity to what a Tibetan Tantric Buddhist terms as a Dakini. 

A Dakini is seen to have vampire tendencies, who as a ghostly Witch haunts the periphery of you Surrealist dreams.

The psychologist Carl Jung would term the (Succubus) Dakini as being an inspiring Art Muse emanation of the ‘Anima.’ 

However, Tibetan Buddhist Shamans practice conjuring (Succubae/Succubi) Dakinis into their eroticised dreams, wherein a Dakini enables a Shaman to become (sixth-sense) lucid of awareness. Wherefore, Dakinis are considered to be personifications of inner (Sophia) Wisdom. 

When conjured into a lucid dream, Gremory manifests as a Pop-Surrealist Nightgaunt Nun, who is an Entartete Kunst Art Muse stands betwixt the hynagogic trance pylons of the Sacred and the Profane. 

The symbolism of the Artwork refers to the Tarot card of the High Priestess (Nun) of The Silver Star II. 

The Silver Star is a reference to the star of Sirius, which was considered to be sacred to the ancient Egyptian’s who associated the Goddess Isis with Sirius as well as her child, called, Horus. 

Isis and her child, Horus was later transformed into the Virgin Mary and her Christ child by the Christian converts of Rome. Horus as a Hawk represents an ecstatic Out Of Body Experience, which can be experienced when accessing an inner (Yoni/Vagina/Wormhole/Stargate) portal/doorway into a (womb) lucid dream.

Hence the abbreviation of ‘C-haos U-nitarian N-uns T-emplar,’ which of an Entartete Kunst banned word, was the one time name of an Anglo-Saxon Goddess, whose vaginal Stargate was later associated with a Church door, represented as a Sheela na Gig, the Hindu to also know as their Goddess (Kunda-lini/Yoni) Cunti.

The Dogon of South Africa are no doubt aware of lucid dreaming, who considered their ancient shaman trance adepts to be amphibious of awareness.

The trance adepts can freely shift their consciousness between the ‘watery’ domain of the dream and the waking state of ‘land;’ wherefore they are symbolised as being amphibians, having ‘Fish’ heads called Nommo who are well aware of the inner portal of the ‘Chaos Unitarian Nuns Templar. 

(Note: The Nommo [shaman] trance adepts are often symbolically depicted as being phallic headed ‘Fish,’ since the impregnated [hypnagogic trance portal] ‘Stargate’ into the [watery-womb] dream is seen to be feminine, which is symbolised by a planet of women orbiting a star in the Sirius system called Emme Ya. In other words, the Nommo are NOT Aliens; although the feminine quality of the bio-photon illuminated dream can be construed as being of an otherwordly Alien intelligence.) 

The Tarot card of the High Priestess (Nun) is also ascribed to the 13th (floor) path of Gimel (Camel) in the Cabbala, which interpenetrates a hidden sphere, called Da’at. The sphere of Da’at is physiologically aligned with the reptilian-brain-stem, which has governance over the depth of hypnagogic trance and your dreams. 

The term, Nun, is originally derived from the ancient Egyptian name for the primordial amniotic ocean, called Nun, which represents the inner (womb) space of the dream, from which all (Tulpa/Maya-Matrix) forms are believed to be born.

In ancient shamanic cultures, the (cave/womb) realm of the dream is experienced as having a feminine quality; this is probably due to your dreams being illuminated by the bio-photon, which emanates from the Mitochondrial DNA that is passed down from the (Isis) ‘Mother’ to her (Horus) ‘Children.’ 

So, when to lay down your head upon a pillow to sleep unto dreaming, during the key-time of the Dog Days, when Sirius to burn brightly during the pull of the Moon, ponder the following, at its hypnagogic precipice, to thence slip and slider slide as the serpentine Nommo through the ‘Chaos Unitarian Nuns Templar’ portal into Alien dreaming.

Some scientists believe that the ancient Earth had been seeded with life from out of the womb depths of space, riding the backs of asteroids and comets, carrying bacteria, the serpentine DNA or even the Mitochondria, (Mitochondrial DNA), which to have fallen from the heavens.

If such was indeed the Panspermia case, the Mitochondria, would then be an Alien, which to have originally swam as an organism within the primordial (Nun) ocean before uniting with another organism, to then create a Cell of all Carbon based lifeforms upon the planet, whose Atomic number is 6: Electrons, 6: Protons and 6: Neutrons.

Who knows, maybe the Alien within your serpentine Mitochondrial DNA is communicating a Necronomicon (Gremory/grimoire) code from another Star via your bio-photon illuminated dreams, wherein the (Succubi) Succubae to Dakini reveal their C-haos U-nitarian N-uns T-emplar (code) Wisdom.  



  1. Dear Faustus, What movie is that with the “Succubus Lucid Dream” black and red title?  It is seen below this line of text,  “A Dakini is seen to have vampire tendencies, who as a ghostly Witch haunts the periphery of you Surrealist dreams.”I’d really love to know as I have almost all of your books and am always looking for movies that I do not know about with related material.

    P.S. Are you planning to continue the Goetia series?  I have both books I and II in color and would really love to complete my collection!  I love your flavor of art and I always learn something interesting (have the .pdf books you’ve released, too). Cordially, Kyle Whitis

    • FAUSTUS CROW Says:

      The film you are seeking is called ‘Lifeforce.’ It is a 1985 science fiction horror film directed by Tobe Hooper and written by Dan O’Bannon of Alien fame, along with Don Jakoby. The film is loosely based on Colin Wilson’s 1976 novel, The Space Vampires, featuring Mathilda May.

      The Lifeforce scene in which the principle character is visited by an otherworldly intelligence within a Bedroom Invader dream, manifesting as Mathilda May is the only relevant part of the film; although, the reference to a spacecraft being hidden within the tail of a passing comet is interesting, concerning panspermia, since a vessel could just as well be the Mitochondria riding a Fallen comet.

      What is more, the Mitochondria has microtubules, some researchers suspect are acting like mini onboard quantum computers parallel processing information from probable alternate possibilities/realities, which also determines the ‘lifeforce’ energy of the cell, within every carbon based life-form vessel.

      It’s almost as if all carbon based life-forms are programmed; but, such programming can be changed.

      I like the film myself, since the movie has a very British edge to it, which is of some similarity to the 1979 classic ‘Quatermass And The Pit,’ involving hive-mind insects from (panspermia) Mars, somewhat like worker Bees being ‘programmed’ by a Queen Bee, you to find of a Feemason’s Beehive lodge motif.

      Quatermass only figures out what is going on when descending into the infernal underground of interconnected vaginal barrelled tunnels, which can be symbolically equated with H.P. Lovecraft’s, ‘Dream Quest Of Unknown Kadath,’ whose principle character, Randolph Carter descends a flight of stairs into the depths of a Necronomicon dream world, somewhat like a shaman accessing a bio-photon illuminated lucid dream.

      There is another interesting motif in Lifeforce concerning the Vampire character of Mathilda May, who communicates to a zapped astronaut that she is the feminine manifestation of all his deepest desires, Carl Jung would term as being the (Tarot-High Priestess II/Gimel) ‘Anima,’ which of an archetype is encountered within the symbolic (virtual realty) interface of dreams.

      A shaman would see the ‘Anima’ as being a symbolic interface with the intelligence/information of the Mitochondria, the ancient Egyptian’s, had intuitively equated with Isis, who personified the ‘throne,’ a Cabbalist would call the Merkabah, a Hindu knows as a Vimana.

      A shaman would otherwise see the ‘throne’ motif as being an eight-legged-Night-Mare, such as Odin riding Sleipnir, whose shamanic (Merlin/Hawk/Horus) character can be equated with Doctor Who riding his (Isis/Morgan le Fay) TARDIS to (trance) ‘program’ (dream) slides into other (Tarot-World/Universe/Multiverse XXI) possibilities/realities.

      I am presently working on the ‘Third’ Goetia Girls book, The Artwork ‘may’ be bit different to the first two books, which is dependent on what Art Muse electron dreams are tuned into of inner ‘browsing,’ upon a Triangle Of Art ‘Spun’ conjuration.

      Hence I am not into horror movies to any great extent, which of emotively ‘Charged’ symbolic stimuli has a habitual reinforcement tendency to follow the same Holy-Wood formula of a Biblical script. Though fun to watch, when having a Heyoka perception, which enables the practitioner to Avadhuta alter the symbolism of inner alchemy.

      So, you will soon be able to complete the ‘Goetia Girls’ series. Your interest in my Artwork and books is much appreciated.

      • You’ve given me a lot to contemplate with your informative response.

        Thank you, sir.


        Kyle Whitis

  2. Hi! So you often mention the 8-legged horse (slepnir) and Valkyrie’s and the All-father. All very norse in context. I am Asatrue, and have been lead, down the vine, here. What do the Norse dieties mean to you? I am quite new to my path and I feel a calling to shamanism. Though I have been blessed with very few nightmares (though the few ive had have been quite vivid) and I have only ever Astral traveled once after praying to a Celtic goddesses before bed recently. Any who your writing has taught and sparked my Astral curiosity. Though I believe our paths are very different. Any tips for a novice? Any who, please give your remarks on the Norse gods please & thanks!

    • FAUSTUS CROW Says:

      In general, the symbolism of the eight-legged-horse can be found in North Central Asian shamanistic practice unto Siberia as well as elsewhere in Asia, where the motif of the horse symbolically represents ‘hypnagogic trance,’ which is often induced by the shamanic tool of a drum, or to be otherwise empowered by the usage of power plants, while chanting Galdr/Icaro’s.

      Upon the drum skin the symbol of the World Tree is painted, representing the spinal (Irminsul/Maypole) column of the shaman to which is tethered the trance horse.

      The World Tree is sometimes depicted looking like an eight pointed star; whereby indicating the World Tree and the eight-legged-horse are unified of a sigilic formula.

      The eight-legged-horse is made up of two horses, which represent the two nerve channels running along either side of the (World Tree) spinal column belonging to the Autonomic-Nervous-System.

      When meditating, these two nerve channels are brought into alignment, which activates the third nerve channel running along the centre of the (World Tree) spinal column, belonging to the Central-Nervous-System.

      This activates the arousal of an inner energy, which is sometimes described as being like a liquid (fire) light, the practitioner of Yoga calls the Kundalini Shakti (fire snake) an Alchemist terms as the Anima-Mundi, Quintessence or Mercurius, a Kalahari Bushman knows as Num, which initiates (Kia) trance, a trance dance clubber otherwise dubs as ‘The Rush;’ whereupon you have the eight-legged-horse.

      Most of the nerve fibres of the Central-Nervous-System are situated in the chest area around the heart; hence, Mongolian (Kam) shamans relate that the trance horse resides in the area of the chest; whereby when religious texts speak of ‘opening the heart’ it originally meant the inducement of (ecstasy) hypnagogic trance.

      The eight-legged-horse is the trance power of the shamanic deity of the Norse called Odin, whose name means Od/light/fire-In/master. Whereby Odin is a (policing) shaman master of the inner (fire) light of ecstasy.

      The name of Odin is the same as the Southern Siberian Altaic name, Odqan, which means ‘Fire King.’

      Odqan has a female counterpart called Yal un-eke, who is seen to be the mother of fire. The fire being that of the inner fire, which trance adept shamans intuitively felt to have a feminine (Shakti) source.

      The inner fire, which illuminates the electron dream is that of the bio-photon emanating from the mitochondrial DNA.

      The mitochondrial DNA is passed down from the mother to her children; whereby the sixth Rune of Cen and the sixteenth Rune of Sowilo/Sunna has feminine associations, which verily leads you to the Witch Goddess Freyja having a liking for gold, who is also the inner Sun, the ancient Roman’s once knew as their Goddess Diana-Lucifera.

      The inner Sun is also known as the ‘black Sun,’ whose energetic (Chakra/Endocrine-System) fluctuations manifest as myriad Valkyries within bio-photon illuminated electron dreams, a Tibetan Buddhist shaman would call Dakinis, whose (Anima) manifestations occur when the Kundalini Shakti is aroused around the Circadian-Rhythm Zodiac.

      When the Kundalini Shakti is aroused, which can be equated with the motif of a (Dune) worm or a bat-winged dragon winding its self around a fairytale princess, one and the same, at the point of hypnagogic (cave) trance, her Dakini/Valkyrie fluctuations can induce Nightmares, should the practitioner fear leaping internally into conscious dreaming.

      The Nightmare reflects back the fear of the dreamer, when experiencing sleep paralysis. As the terror becomes far more acute, it will then lead to the sensation of being strangled by what the Hebrew’s named as Lilith, the ancient Greek’s called the Sphinx. (Note: H.G. Wells used the motif of the Greek Sphinx for the cover of his novel, The Time Machine.)

      The sensation being strangled or ‘hung,’ is that of hanging into trance upon the World Tree (Yggdrassil) of the spinal column, which of a growing (Ygg) terror induces a building pressure within the throat area of the reptilian brain-stem, the Hebrew Cabbala equates with the hidden ’11th’ sephiroth of Da’at.

      When the fearful (Da’at) ‘beliefs’ of the dreamer are transmuted of lead into a golden (torc) understanding, the inner energy moves up towards the (Qoph) back-of-the-head, which induces a shift of consciousness into conscious dreaming; whereupon the dreamer is then enabled to ride the Night-MARE rather than being ridden by her.

      The eight-legged horse also represents the eight compass directions and points of a (Tesseract) cube; whence the horned shaman of a Tarot card XV is depicted seated upon a cube.

      The horned shaman was demonised as being the Devil by Christian (Dalek/Borg) converts, who knew Odin/Woden/Wotan, as their Old Nick/Satan, who strangely enough is also remembered as St Nicholas/Santa Claus, who Clive Barker probably depicted as his Pinhead holding a Hellraiser cube abode of Nightmare Cenobite Valkyries.

      The eight-legged horse is also symbolically equated with a spider, weaving an informational web of associations interconnecting everything, over which it Sleipnir (glides) of ‘browsing’ the internet of the dream, a Saxon sorcerer would call the Web of Wyrd.

      Odin/Woden was known of by the Celt’s as their Gwydion, who has affinities with Myrddin. You also have J.R.R Tolkein basing his wizard image of Gandalf upon the Norse/Saxon description of Odin/Woden, who was later translated into the arena of science fiction as Doctor Who riding his (cube) TARDIS.

      Odin is a mercurial world-walker, who travels the World Tree interlinking nine worlds representing nine states of consciousness, which can be otherwise seen as nine dimensions. Being a world-walker shaman, Odin acquires his wisdom from various other worlds, which can also be seen as other cultural constructs.

      Odin/Odqan for me is not a deity to worship but to otherwise emulate as a role-model shaman, just as a Witch would seek to emulate feline Freyja.

      Overall, I am far more interested in investigating the symbolism of ancient myths to discover what the symbolism reveals of shamanic techniques enabling consciousness expansion.

      I am not into worshipping the deities of any particular cultural construct, which of a religious orientation tends to be dogmatically fixed of ‘trickster’ ring-pass-not limits; whereas the practice of magic is imaginatively fluid of… Art.

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