In the Naturalis Historia, volume XXXV, Pliny the Elder, writes about the drawning, made on wall, by a maiden about her lover’s profile. Her father, also, made a terracotta image, later kept at a Nimphaeum. Probably taken from lost works of Erodotus, the myth or one of them, was given to future generations about the origins of painting and drawning. Using a lamp and a shadow.
Art Historians and famous Painters like Fí¼ssli and many more likes to quote this story.
Western modern culture didn’t realize that this bride didn’t want to make just an image of her lover but was actually making a magickal ceremony using images.
It is unknown the exact purpose of this ceremony but the modus operandi and what her father also did later, is pretty clear, a magical eidolon, a fetch or a vodou doll like many call it today.
While Hermetic doctrines were taught in Universities when they were born, now, most of the reality, of what really happened is hidden, untold or taken as a mere superstition of primitives and pagans…
And, as painting was born from a lamp and darkness, may your Souls shine in True Light of the everlasting Wisdom and Teachings of Old Times…

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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