Symbol for: the “deadly” effect of the kundalini energy => the ego dies.
Examples from different spiritual traditions
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 expierenced 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 symbolism and wordplay (see my books). 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.
THE SCORPION is a beautiful symbol for the kundalini energy. The tail of the animal is reminiscent of a spinal column, and it is not difficult to associate the raising of this tail – the moment the scorpion prepares for its deadly bite – with the rising kundalini, which, at the level of the forehead ( the sixth chakra), makes the ego disappear from the scene for good. The paintings below want to communicate to us that Jesus’ death on the cross in the Bible, on the symbolic level, represents a spiritual death: the death of the ego. Read more in my book “Mary Magdalene, the disciple whom Jesus loved.“
THE SIGN OF THE SACRED MARRIAGE (two fingers together: 2=1) is incorporated in many paintings, in one form or another, often in combination with other esoteric symbolism. This hand gesture refers to a fusion of the polar energies/duality, and with this to a process of kundalini awakening.
Veronese Painter, circa 1390, Moretti Fine Art.
Bernardo Zenale. The FLAGELLATION (click here) of Jesus symbolizes the PURIFYING aspect of the kundalini.
Fra Angelico, station of the cross. Read about the symbolism in de Bible in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.
Giovanni di Paolo, circa 1450, National Széchényi Library.
Canavesio, Chapelle Notre Dame des Fontaines, La Brigue.
Neri di Bicci. Read more about the symbolism in de Bible in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.
Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni,
Oratory of San Giovanni Battista.
Crucifixion of Elva, Hans Clemer. The DOUBLE-HEAD EAGLE (click here) is an alchemical symbol for the completed MAGNUM OPUS.
Jörg Breu sr. (workshop), 16th century. The colors RED AND WHITE (click here) represent in alchemy the POLAR ENERGIES, which merge into oneness: the SACRED MARRIAGE. The SPIRAL ROD (click here) refers to the kundalini.
Wilten Crucifixion, circa 1435, Tyrol. The man who pierces Jesus’ side with a spear points to his HEAD: this is the place where the CRUCIFIXION (of the ego) takes place. Read more in my book “Mary Magdalene, the disciple whom Jesus loved.”
The Church of St. Barnabas, Vizinada. The HELMET WITH WINGS (man next to cross) is a reference to HERMES, the Greek god with the serpent’s staff the CADUCEUS (click here), the symbol for a kundalini awakening.
Giovanni Donato Montorfano, 1497. The white, knotted SHAWL, around the red HAT, refers to kundalini symbol the KNOT OF ISIS (click here). The colors WHITE AND RED (click here) represent in alchemy the POLAR ENERGY CHANNELS, which merge in the HEAD.
Giovanni Donato Montorfano, 1497. On the AUREOOL of Mary Magdalene, at the foot of the cross, kundalini symbol the EIGHT POINTED MORNING STAR (click here) is painted. The white/red HAT refers also to the SPIRALING kundalini. WHITE AND RED (click here) represent in alchemy the polar energy channels, which merge in the HEAD.
Giovanni Boccati. Below the flag with scorpion, kundalini symbol the KNOT OF ISIS (click here) is painted: a white knotted SHAWL around a red HAT. The colors WHITE AND RED (click here) represent in alchemy the polar energy channels, which merge in the HEAD.
Michele da Verona. The DOUBLE-HEADED EAGLE (click here) is an alchemical symbol for the completed MAGNUM OPUS.
Andrea Carloni, Oratorio dei Disciplini, Clusone
North Italian School, circa 1480.
Crucifixion Altar from Fuerstaett, Bavaria, circa 1420. The clothing of the man in the foreground refers to the four phases of the alchemical Magnum Opus: NEGREDO (black), ALBEDO (white), CITRINITAS (yellow), RUBEDO (red), click here.
Giovanni Pietro Crespi, 17th century, L’Eremo di Santa Caterina del Sasso.
Bernardino Luini, 1516, S.Giorgio al Palazzo, Milan.
Giovanni Boccati, circa 1450-80, Camerino.
Giovanni Boccati, circa 1450. The colors BLACK, WHITE AND RED (click here) represent the three phases of the alchemical MAGNUM OPUS (process of kundalini awakening)
Floriano Ferramola, Coro delle Monache, Monastero di Santa.
Giovanni Boccati. The man with the SCORPION FLAG wears a HELMET WITH WINGS. This is a reference to HERMES, the Greek god with the serpent’s staff the CADUCEUS (click here), the symbol for a kundalini awakening.
Bernardino Luini. Read more about the symbolism in de Bible in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.