Inspired by the Nag Hammadi Gnostic scriptures, the image describes the temptation and illusion offered by the archons, deceivers that convince us to remain locked in illusionary ideas, whilst everything we might need to move past their barriers remains cloaked by a thin veil of nothing - except our own misguided desires getting in the way. In a redemptive sense, we might liken them to tests. Have we grown? Do we now understand? Or might we sip once more from their cup of poison masquerading as ambrosia?