"The Earth shall appear once more as the primeval ocean, as the flood of waters that was in the beginning. I am that which shall remain, after I have changed myself into a serpent, which no man knoweth, which no God seeth."
The Magical Myth of the Fall of Man
Thus did the devil present to the soul the Vulcan in the Mercury, the power that is in the fiery root of the creature, that is, the fiery wheel of essence or substance, in the form of a serpent. Upon which The Soul said: Behold, this is the power which can do all things — What must I do to get it?