41. She hath slain her kinsfolk with strong venom of toads; she hath been scourged with many rods.
42. She hath been broken in pieces upon the Wheel; the hands of the hangman have bound her unto it.
43. The fountains of water have been loosed upon her; she hath struggled with exceeding torment.
44. She hath burst in sunder with the weight of the waters; she hath sunk into the awful Sea.
45. So am I, O Adonai, my lord, and such are the waters of Thine intolerable Essence.
Medea was selected as the candidate for the retelling of The Hanged Man and the associated lines from Liber LXV to elucidate the necessary egoic death, the inherent blood sacrifice, and the element of the requisite exile of “the Other”.