It requires special knowledge to use mandrake root - too much and it can be deadly. But used with reverance and respect, it can be a portal to another consciousness. We don't have to love the parts of ourselves that we find in the shadows but we can offern them care, otherwise we risk them seeping in and posioning everything.
Mandrake Root: poisonous but also a powerful tool in witchcraft and folk medicine
Fish Skeleton: Cups represent water