I saw your picture on a website about Abrasax a few years ago when I read some of the Gnostic gospels to find out who he was. I got into magic last year which lead me to the Greek Magical Papyri. I decided to buy a copy right before the coronavirus hit my state and read it since I have some downtime. Before I read it this was one of the weirdest pictures I had ever seen since I didn't know the context. Now I know where it is from the spell to bind a lover (PGM IV 296-466). I have just read the Eighth Book of Moses and noticed that Abrasax is one of the names of the Supreme God. This here is the origin of Pistis Sophia.
I am a Christian and I know that the church later made him a demon but I like how his name is an acronym for ab, ben, rouach, hakadōs; sōtēria apo xylou (“Father, Son, Spirit, holy; salvation from the cross”).
To say nothing of the aesthetic quality of the image itself!
Really well done dashinvaine. This is, IMO, on par with best of the ancient alchemical or esoteric images. I am just blown away.
Seriously folks, there is A LOT to dig out of this image, symbolically. "Pseudo-profundity" he says . . . *lol*