Snake, the symbol of the shamans, the representation of change and healing, the link between this world and the other; everything I should be, possessing the qualities that should be mine. He shares his secrets with me, guides me when I know not where to tread, appears to warn me of changes to come.
To call him, I deny food, water, sleep, the things that bind me to the physical realm. My body is cold, weak, tired, but my mind is shaking the shackles that hold them together, opening to the world around me.. not the one I walk in, but the one I can glimpse without my eyes, hear without my ears, and feel without my body.
Coils wind, patterns swirl and pull me close; I speak, and he listens.Patterns of the snake inspired by several cultures, namely Native American and Aztec; it's meant to look flat, to represent the otherworldliness. The symbols in the fire all relate to Jay; horse, bat, wolf, eagle, woman, and snake.
He can induce a vision like this through deprivation or drugs, though whether it is a spiritual experience or hallucination remains uncertain. Whichever way, it's generally a profound experience that leaves him slightly more clear about things afterwards.
I tried to get him to look a bit weathered and beaten, after all he has been awake and starved on the Great Plains for a few days; and he isn't exactly photogenic to begin with.
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Venom, all concepts, characters and art (c) Wówačhiŋyeke, human; Jay Iera, vampireNot one to hurt unless it's to heal, not one to lie unless it leads to the truth; revenge is not a word I know, a grudge is the weight I will never bear. Show me hatred and I will never remember; but show me kindness and I will never forget.