WITCH NUN SUCCUBUS GENIE ANGEL OF DR FAUSTUS CROW POSTER
The Artwork of the print depicts Mephistopheles as being a Female Spirit, or otherwise considered to be a Daemon, who is primarily associated with the Faust (Dr Faustus) legend of a Sorcerer (scholar) based on the historical Johann Georg Faust who wagers his soul against the Devil. Mephistopheles first appeared in the late 16th century Faust chapbooks. In the 1725 version which was read by Goethe, Mephistopheles is a Devil in the form of a grey friar summoned by Faust in a wood outside Wittenberg; however, a Female Devil would manifest as a Nun. The name Mephistopheles already appears in the 1527 Praxis Magia Faustiana, printed in Passau, alongside pseudo-Hebrew text, whose first page is depicted in the Artwork amidst the Triangle of Art within which (the Female Mephistopheles) Mephistopheilia has been Evoked into manifestation. The Magia Faustiana is best explained as a purposely obscure pseudo-Greek or pseudo-Hebrew formation of Renaissance Magick. From the chapbook, the name enters Faustian Occultism and literature as well as being used by authors from Marlowe down to Goethe. In the 1616 edition of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus, Mephistopheles became Mephistophilis. The word derives from the Hebrew mephitz, meaning "destroyer", and tophel, meaning "liar"; "tophel" is short for tophel shequer, the literal translation of which is "falsehood plasterer". However one can otherwise interpret the name as being the 'Destroyer' of Maya; for Maya is an illusion of a lie. Mephistopheles in later treatments of the Faust material frequently figures as a title character: in Meyer Lutz' Mephistopheles, or Faust and Marguerite (1855), Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele (1868), Klaus Mann's Mephisto, and Franz Liszt's Mephisto Waltzes. Shakespeare mentions "Mephistophilus" in the Merry Wives of Windsor (Act1, Sc1, line 128), and by the 17th century the name became independent of the Faust legend. According to the philosopher Burton Russell: "That the name is a purely modern invention of uncertain origins makes it an elegant symbol of the modern Devil with his many novel and diverse forms." Overall, Mephistopheles has had quite an influence upon popular culture as well as the Occult Arts, which is primarily that of an ongoing all Male fixation; whereby the design rebelliously reinterprets Mephistopheles as being a Female Spirit of a most salacious Succubus, who is otherwise called Mephistopheilia, whom be a Genie of an Occult Art Muse who inspires a Faustus to thereby enter into a (Coitus Pactum) carnal Contract with her. Upon her left shoulder is a tattoo of her personal Sigil, via which she can be Evoked by a Sorcerer.