Ah, there we go. Behold the work of Austrian-born, Canada-based artist Otto Rapp. Gore. Rot. Death. Symbolism. It’s like Dali having a very, very, very, very bad acid trip.
Baphomet’s phallus is actually Hermes’ Caduceus – a rod intertwined with two serpents. This ancient symbol is has been representing Hermetism for centuries. The Caduceus esoterically represents the activation of chakras, from the base of the spine to the pineal gland, using serpentine power (hence, the serpents) or Astral Light. Read more at vigilantcitizen.c...
Bao Yunlong, 1450s. Universe run by Tao, which is divided into yin and yang, which can be used to understand... everything. 'Ba Gua' used in the Yi-ching (I Ching or Classic of Changes, also known as the Book of Divination)
The Raven is a symbol of the nigredo stage of alchemy. Nigredo, or blackness, in alchemy means putrefaction or decomposition. The alchemists believed that as a first step in the pathway to the philosopher's stone all alchemical ingredients had to be cleansed and cooked extensively to a uniform black matter. In analytical psychology, the term became a metaphor 'for the dark night of the soul, when an individual confronts the shadow within'.
Making the Prima Materia - Elias Ashmole describes it this way in his poem about alchemy called “Hunting the Greene Lyon”: And choose what thou shalt finde of meanest price: Leave sophisters, and following my advice, Be not deluded; for the truth is one, ‘Tis not in many things, this is Our Stone: At first appearing in a garb defiled, And, to deal plainly, it is Saturn’s childe. His price is meane, his venom very great His constitution cold, devoid of heat."