600 fans already! That's amazing. Thanks for waiting through the hiatus last week, you guys. I hope the pages to come will be worth it.
homunculus on June 21st, 2012, 3:17 pm
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And for those of you following the qabalistic symbolism, ask yourself, what sphere is symbolized by a child, a king and a dying god? What might this indicate about Helix's greater goals for Adam and his eventual development?
Trithemius on June 21st, 2012, 3:42 pm
The Tiferet? I'm am truly ignorant on the matter though, so, yah, no idea hehe.
I'm sure a variety of theories can be crafted from such a plethora of symbolism as a child, king and dying god. I mean the beauty in such a simple string of words is striking. I'm not one for much theorycrafting myself but I'll be interested to see what some of your more scholarly readers have to say about this.
Also, necks that go crunch, made me shiver :D Ah, and congratulations on the fan mark, you've earned your readers~!
Frostwings on June 22nd, 2012, 7:55 am
Yup, they are collectively the symbols of Tiphareth (spellings vary immensely). The fact that Adam has to look up to see them would indicate that he is not yet in that sphere, so he is still down in Yesod, the Sea of Images. But the connection between him and the dying God indicates that he could have access to that realm in the future. Of course if you want your Homunculus to develop a real soul that's important.
Its also interesting to note that Meggie decided to make all three figures in the image resemble Adam as in a physical sense he was never a child and he can't really grow old. So to see him that way is sort of a promise of his approaching ontological reality.
Now, if you are mostly in this for the neck crunching, rest assured, there will be a lot more of that coming up in the next couple of weeks.
Trithemius on June 23rd, 2012, 1:50 pm