THE FIVE AGGREGATES
I. Form. Shadows cast by physical obstructions of the sun's light lengthen and lengthen as the day progresses, until eventually the shade covers all, and this we call night.
II. Receptivity. The moon sometimes obstructs the sun's light, its shadow dilating until eventually it blankets the land, and this we call an eclipse.
III. Conception. Shadows cast by flashing lights and hollow promises lengthen and lengthen as the new aeon looms, until eventually the shade covers all, and this we call artifice.
IV. Volition. We stand now on the cusp of an inescapable eclipse of the graven image.
V. Consciousness. Artists of the world, beware.