48.♌⚶Swan🦢ט🝌🜭; Goose Chase. Teth Path. Upper Half of Path between Daughter and Lady Wisdom Point on MRKBH. Chasing the Swan of Enlightenment, like our hero, we find ourselves on a wild goose chase. Leo is digestion in alchemy and the Strength Path on the Tree of Life. ⚶ Vesta is here as the hearth keeper. She keeps the four fires: elemental; central; celestial and secret. In Greece the swan is the bird of Hermes; as the ibis is the bird of Thoth. In alchemy the Leo Symbol is digestion which denotes a large tub of rotting things, in which you put the serpent condenser for collecting the fermented liquid. The Teth Hebrew letter is also that of the serpent. In Egyptian Alchemy one sought the purified spirit of the swan. In pursuit of this symbolic ideal, a swan was put into a labyrinth. However failing you meet the goose as a false swan, a non-enlightenment; but you would not be able to tell the difference. Madly you would go on a wild goose chase; your end forever lost. This is why on the bas-relief of the Castle of Dampierre you will see a swan pierced with an arrow reading PROPRIIS PEREO PENNIS: the arrow fletching is the feather by which the swan is slain. But more importantly the alchemist must realize the pursuit for the truer Swan is a constant and vital idea.This Egyptian game still persists in English cathedrals as the Game of the Goose with a labyrinth of sixty three squares. Days two hundred and eight through two hundred and twelve act like an enlightened, loving being: just to see how it feels.