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The Artwork depicts a Frankentein Nurse of pure trance, whose exquisite corpse, has been knitted together into an alternative Tulpa version of the fifth spirit called Marbas, who is listed in the medieval grimoire entitled the Goetia.
I have otherwise depicted Marbas as a Surrealist Art Muse, whose Succubus name is a composite, which is made up of the words: ‘Mar’ and ‘Bas.’
The word Mar in Spanish, means sea, which is also etymologically connected to ‘Mer’ and ‘Myr’ of the name Merlin or Myrrdinn.
You also have the Hebrew name of Mary and even the name of Mars, since the sea is associated with the menstrual blood of the mother, and in turn the watery amniotic domain of the dream. As for the word Bas, it is derived from, Bass (/bæs/bass), which is a name shared by many different species of fish.
The term Bass encompasses both freshwater and marine species. All belonging to the large order of Perciformes, or perch-like fishes. In fact the word Bass comes from Middle English Bars, meaning ‘Perch.’ The name of Marbas, can then be translated as, ‘Sea Fish.’
Some will argue that Marbas is derived from the name Barbas, which comes from the Latin ‘barba’ meaning beard, leading thence to the association with a barber; or to be otherwise associated with the hellebore, which is one of a plants used in witchcraft.
However, the Goetia specifically states that the name of the fifth spirit is Marbas, not Barbas. What is more, when the name Marbas is interpreted to mean ‘Sea Fish,’ the symbolism is invariably overlooked by those looking for a Anton LaVey number one haircut, sniffing hellebore.
One of the principle functions of Marbas is to initiate the experience of shifting into other forms, which occurs when the practitioner is experiencing hypnagogic trance ingress into a lucid dream.
The experience of pure trance, is often described as feeling like swimming in an ocean by many shamanic cultures.
For example; the Kalahari Bushmen of South Africa, who practice the trance dance, when attaining pure trance will fall to floor to then be seen acting as if they are (Nommo) fish or (Annunaki) serpents.
The trance adepts experience becoming amphibious creatures within their hypnagogic visions, which many a Surrealist Artist seeks to also experience of knitted together Art Muse inspiration, who create Mind-Doll Tulpa Art Models within their lucid dreams, to verily take note of in their Frankenstein lab diaries.
The Artwork was used in my Art book Grimoire, ‘Goetia Girls: Book One,’ which is available from Createspace and Amazon.
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