William Blake TarotSatan meets in counsel with his numberless potentates, demonian spirits, and powers of the elements. Girded with flames, he exhorts them to tempt and defeat imagination (Jesus) -- the divine spirit of forgiveness within man. Satan's accomplices represent the forces in society that reinforce and propagate Error, the vast support system for the false god who deludes the individual at every step. Today these forces include the media, governments, corporations, and all those who promote violence, dishonesty, immorality, materialism, and prejudice. Satan's left (materialistic) hand holds his phallic scepter of sovereignty over the flesh while his right hand mockingly makes the chironome (hand-sign) of the horned phallus. The spears at left and right represent deadly powers, while the single spear held by the foreground figure on the right is a weapon against mercy, reminding us that Jesus was pierced with a spear. A female spirit at the left wears a net that symbolizes the snare of sex as another of Satan's weapons.
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