The Devil stands on a pillar representing
the psychical realm that we are all bound to.
Chained to this pillar are a male and female figure
which represent the duality that binds us to
life and rebirth until we reach self make.
The symbol explains how
through temptations in the psychical world
the Devil binds us into life time after life time of
bondage to lower levels of existence.
All of us have a propensity to fall back
on habitual behaviour when we feel stuck,
ineffectual or unhappy
This can be anything from smoking,
drinking, taking drugs, eating chocolate,
because we are familiar with them
over working, stealing, lying, sexual excess, abstinence, laziness ...
the list is endless.