Ernst, Max - Men shall know nothing of this
Type of Spiritual Experience
There are numerous artists and poets who have incorporated the sun and moon symbolism in their paintings, but the one I find the most interesting is a painting by Max Ernst entitled ‘Men shall know nothing of this’
It shows the soul cone ready to receive the soul delivered from a moon above it a sun symbol is shown. The Creator symbol is shown twice once as the primary source of creation and once – much smaller within the body – the cone itself. We all have the Creator within us. The painting has a similar ring to it and symbolism to the Crowley tarot card.
There is of course the implication - because it is Max Ernst - that it is sexual activities in general that give us these experiences.
The crescent moon in this context can be the pelvis like the plough!
A description of the experience
Men shall no nothing of this – Max Ernst