KUNDALINI SYMBOLS

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Double circle

Symbol for:
the merger of the polarities, inner oneness => part of the process of kundalini awakening.

Alchemy

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The DOUBLE CIRCLE is a symbol from alchemy and represents the merger of the polarities/duality;
the core of the Magnum Opus (the alchemical name for the process of God-realization).

The Philosopher’s Stone. The double circle stands for the “Egg of the Philosophers”: one of the many alchemical metaphors for God realization. (The Tenth Key, Basilius Valentinus, 1599)

The mythical figure Hermes Trismegistus shows the making of the “Philosophers’ Stone”, the final product of the Magnum Opus. On the right page two suns (the duality) merge into one. (De Chemia Seniores, 1566)

The Magnum Opus of the Alchemist. The compass, which rests on the large and the small circle, refers to the fusion of both. (Atalanta Fugiens, 1617)

Examples from Christian art

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Throughout the ages there have always been initiates, artists and mystics who knew that Jesus was not born as ‘the Son of God’, but had experienced a kundalini awakening, after which he was one with his Divine Father. The Gospel writers have hidden this spiritual truth in their texts in inventive ways, including the use of imagery and wordplay (see my book). Because of the rigid attitude of the church, the truth could not be spoken aloud, but underground, through esoteric groups such as the Freemasons, it found its way onto the canvas.

In paintings, the (hidden) symbol of the DOUBLE CIRCLE is often combined with objects in the colors gold and silver. These colors stand for the sun and the moon and thus for the duality, which is fused in Jesus, John the Baptist and Mary Magdalene. In addition, gold is the color associated with the Magnum Opus: a completed kundalini awakening.

In some of the paintings below, the artist has used the alchemical symbol of the DOUBLE CIRCLE to communicate to us that the beheading of John the Baptist was an inner event, i.e. the shedding of his ego, after which he continued on his way under the name Jesus of Nazareth. See my book John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ.

Meister des Wittingauer Altars. The six pointed stars in the sky are a reference to the HEXAGRAM (click here), a symbol for the SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). The FISHBONE (click here) on the man’s head in the lower left is also a reference to a kundalini awakening. 

Jesus with Mary Magdalene and Martha, Christen Dalsgaard.

The Birth of the Virgin (Mary), Fernando Gallego.

The Manna Rain, anonymous, 1510-1520, Rijksmuseum, The Netherlands. Read about kundalini symbolism in the Old Testament, in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

The beheading of John the Baptist, Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, 19th century. Read about the deeper meaning of John’s beheading in my book “John the Baptist, Who Became Jesus the Christ. 

The Holy Family, Frans Floris I, 16e eeuw.

Hans Memling

Martha and Mary Magdalene, Caravaggio. The square light reflection in the round mirror refers to ‘SQUARING THE CIRCLE‘ from alchemy; a metaphor for the Magnum Opus. 

Hans Leonhard Schäufelein

The head of John the Baptist, Juan de Valdés Leal, 17th century. For the deeper meaning of John’s beheading, see my book “John the Baptist, Who Became Jesus the Christ. 

The Betrothal of Mary to Joseph, anonymous , 1525-1549, Rijksmuseum. The engagement of Mary and Joseph symbolizes the inner SACRED MARRIAGE (click here).

Juan de Flandes. The OWL is a symbol for Wisdom/Sophia/the kundalini shakti. 

Salome with the head of John the Baptist, Jacob Cornelisz. van Oostzanen. For the deeper meaning of John’s beheading, see my book “John the Baptist, Who Became Jesus the Christ. 

Jan Joest of Kalkar, 1508.

Neri di Bicci, 1450-60.

The Assumption of Mary, Antonio de Torres. The man at the bottom left points with two fingers (2=1) to his heart/spine: the (inner) ‘Ascension’ is the result of a kundalini awakening.

Adriaen Isenbrandt (attr. to), Rijksmuseum.

The Apostle John, Piero di Cosimo. The gold-coloured finish of the blue tunic is a reference to the CADUCEUS (click here). 

Maerten Jacobsz. van Heemskerck. The man on the horse points to his PELVIS, the abode of the kundalini. The colors BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW AND RED of his clothing are a reference to the four phases of the MAGNUM OPUS (click here) of the alchemist. 

Old Coptic Icon

The Wedding at Cana, Juan de Flandes, 1500-1504. The double circle is placed against a background of squares. This refers to ‘SQUARING THE CIRCLE‘ from alchemy; a metaphor for the Magnum Opus.

The Wedding at Cana, Hieronymus (Jeroen) Bosch, 1500. The design on the canvas behind Jesus refers to the PINEAL GLAND (click here).

The Circumcision of Jesus, Albrecht Dürer. For symbols that refer to the PINEAL GLAND click here. The eight-pointed MORNING STAR (click here) is a kundalini symbol.

Heinrich Lutzelmann, 1485. The extended MIDDLE FINGER represents the awakened spine. The strings of the FLAIL (click here) are a reference to the CADUCEUS (click here). 

The Mystical Marriage of Saint Catherine, Antonio da Correggio.

Battista Dossi, 1533-1534.

Martha en Maria Magdalena, Bernardo Luini. The NECKLACE on the table is a reference to the CADUCEUS (click here). 

The Beheading of John the Baptist, Pierre-Cécile Puvis de Chavannes, circa 1869. The FIG TREE (click here) is a kundalini symbol. The colors RED AND WHITE refer in alchemy to the merger of the polarities, or the SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). For the deeper meaning of John’s beheading, see my book “John the Baptist, Who Became Jesus the Christ.” 

Francesco Cavazzoni

Christ in the desert served by angels, Pietro Mera (attr. to). The two identical bottles on the plate confirms the double circle symbolism of 2=1.

The Beheading of John the Baptist, Sano di Pietro. The bars are a reference to the CHAKRAS: the (spiritual) beheading takes place at the sixth chakra. For the deeper meaning of John’s beheading, see my book “John the Baptist, Who Became Jesus the Christ.” 

Jesus before Pilates, Domenico Robusti Tintoretto. Both the color combination RED-WHITE and GOLD-SILVER stand in alchemy for the fusion of the polarities, or the SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). 

The Wedding at Cana, Matías de Arteaga y Alfaro. The red, pyramid-shaped TABLEWARE CHEST refers to a kundalini awakening. The combination of GOLD AND SILVER (sun and moon) refers in alchemy to the fusion of the polarities, or SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). 

The Last Supper, Alonso Vázquez. The combination of GOLD AND SILVER refers in alchemy to the fusion of the polarities, or SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). 

The Last Supper, Cosimo Rosselli. The combination of GOLD AND SILVER (sun and moon) refers in alchemy to the fusion of the polarities, or SACRED MARRIAGE (click here). The colors BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW AND RED (two men on the left) are a reference to the four phases of the MAGNUM OPUS (click here) of the alchemist. 

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