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The Serpent

Symbol for: the kundalini energy

Examples from Christian art


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 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.

They also knew that Mary Magdalene – Jesus’ most important disciple – had also been spiritually ‘awakened’. The seven demons that Jesus had expelled from Mary according to the Bible is a metaphor for the purification of her seven chakras by the kundalini, which also connected her with God.

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.

Mary Magdalene, artist unknown. Mary’s DRESS resembles the skin of a serpent. The STRANDS of her HAIR reach down to her PELVIS, the abode of the kundalini, and resemble GOLDEN SERPENTS.

Eugene Delacroix, 1853 – 1856. Read about the crucifixion and the kundalini serpent in my book John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

Antonello da Messina

Benedetto Nucci, 1571.

Master Virgo Inter Virgines

Bartolomeo Passarotti

Pedro García de Benabarre. For the deeper meaning of the BAPTISM of Christ, see my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

Bernardo Bitti, circa 1603.
Mary’s DRESS resembles the skin of a serpent.

Peter Paul Rubens (attr. to). An extended MIDDLE FINGER (click here) represents an AWAKENED SPINE.

Domenico Tintoretto. Read about Mary’s kundalini process in my book Mary Magdalene the disciple whom Jesus loved.”

Man of Sorrows (artist unknown), Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nürnberg, circa 1470.

Eugene Delacroix, circa 1835.

Pedro Berruguete

Gerard David,  circa 1508.

Quentin Matsys

Filippo Lippi

Bernardino Zaganelli 16th century, Brera Gallery.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lissabon (anonymous).

Santissima Trinità church, Momo.

Fresco Baptism of Jesus, artist unknown. The TWO FISH refer to the VESICA PISCIS (click here), a symbol for SACRED MARRIAGE (2=1). The CROSSED LEGS (click here) also refer to this UNION.

Amalteo Pomponio, Santo Stefano Church, Venice.

Espallargues. The crucifixion symbolizes the death of the ego. Read more in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

Raffaello Sanzio

Manet Edouard, 1864. Both angels point to the HEAD: here the DEATH (of the ego) and the RESURRECTION take place.

Giuseppe Cesari il Cavalier D’Arpino

Bartholomaeus Bruyn the Elder, 1532.

Tiziaan (Tiziano Vecelli), circa 1520.

Tizian (Tiziano Vecelli)

The Baptism of Christ, Rijksmuseum. The baptism is a metaphor for a kundalini awakening. Read more in my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

Andrea del Castagno, circa 1447. The ANGELS are dressed in the colors of the four phases of the MAGNUM OPUS (click here): BLACK, WHITE, YELLOW AND RED.

Jesus and the Centurion of Capernaum, Franz Christoph Janneck. The PALM TREE (click here) is a symbol for the AWAKENED SPINE.

Tiziaan (Tiziano Vecelli). The DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE (click here) is an alchemical symbol for a completed MAGNUM OPUS (process of kundalini awakening).

Giovanni da Modena (follower of), circa 1450, Cappella di S. Croce, Mondovì Piazza, Torino.

Cain and Abel, Giorgio Vasari.

The Mystical Marriage of St. Catherine of Siena, Clemente de Torres.

Jörg Ratgeb, 1505 – 1510.

The dance of Salomé (=the kundalini serpent) and the beheading of John the Baptist, Monastery of St. John in Müstair, Switzerland.
For the deeper meaning of the beheading of John, see my book ‘John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ’.

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