Tarot Hanged Man
Tarot Hanged Man where consciousness is given up to sleep and our nocturnal eidolon, in the image of a bat, is released to hunt through our dreams. Here is where the waking mind sacrifices its sense of identity to the paradoxical bat so it will be free to roam. See original painting of Hanged Man
This path corresponds to the element of water related to the powerful Plutonian depths of our subconscious minds where contact is established with other dimensional entities.
Because our traditional concepts of language are not understood by the beings we encounter at these depths we are compelled to seek out new and diverse methods of communication as outlined in Dream Linguistics.
This is the world of the shaman.
Here Poseidon rules, and it is wise for us to remember his title of Earth Shaker because of his role in creating earthquakes, which was the possible cause for the destruction of Troy.
His title illustrates the impact this realm can inflict on our everyday lives.