Symbol for: the spine with the awakened kundalini energy

The SCEPTER OR STAFF is an outer symbol that refers to special powers and forces associated with a kundalini awakening. It is worn by gods, saints, popes and other persons with a (semi) divine status, such as (in ancient times) kings and pharaohs.

Not many people will realize this today, but this SCEPTER OR STAFF represents the spine in which the Divine has awakened. Basically what it is supposed to tell us is that the authority of the person who wears it is given by God and not by men. God rules through this person on earth.

The ‘crook’ or ‘shepherd’s staff’, which we find in several spiritual traditions, refers to the flow of the kundalini from the pelvis, up to the pineal gland.

Egyptian god Osiris

Staff of the Syriac Orthodox Bishop.

Often, the top of such a STAFF is decorated with a kundalini symbol such as a bird, a serpent’s head, a pinecone or some other item that refers to the pineal gland. In the world of the gods, the STAFF sometimes also possesses specific powers, for example the ability to heal, destroy or change something (all kundalini properties). The classic image of a sorcerer with a magic wand probably originated from these myths of the gods.

Examples from the Greek pantheon

The Greek god Asclepius with his serpent’s staff, from which the medical symbol is derived.

The Greek god Dionysus with his staff the thyrsus. The pine cone at the top of the staff is a reference to the pineal gland.

The Greek goddess Athena. With a staff in her hand she points to her forehead, the place where the kundalini energy connects man with the divine.

The Greek god Hermes with his serpent staff the caduceus. His characteristic posture refers to an ascending, spiraling serpent.

Examples from Judaism

The prophet Moses has a staff that he can change into a serpent.

When Moses strikes a rock with his staff, water pours out. This is a metaphor for the awakening of the kundalini.

The rod of Aaron, Moses’ brother, is in bloom. Read: his kundalini has awakened!

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.

In many of the paintings below, a STAFF is combined with ‘the sign of the sacred marriage’: two fingers together (2=1).
The message of this is: the kundalini has awakened, and flows through the spinal column, the two polar energy channels have merged into one.

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.

German School, circa 1600.

Gerolamo Giovenone.

Maerten de Vos, the Phillip Medhurst Bible. For the deeper meaning of the baptism of Jesus, see my book John the baptist who became Jesus the Christ.

John the Baptist, Anthony van Dyck. Read about the kundalini awakening of John in my book John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ.

Jesus and the disciples on their way to Emmaus,
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, 1571.

John the Baptist and Francis of Assisi, El-Greco.

Altarpiece with Jesus and God.

The Death of the Virgin,
Antoine de Lonhy, circa 1490, Palazzo Madama, Turin.

Francisco de Zurbarán, 1639-40. Read more about the STAFF as a kundalini symbol in my book ‘Kundalini Awakening in the Bible‘.

Master G.Z. (possibly Michele dai Carri), circa 1420-1430.

Anthony van Dyck

The Annunciation, Leon Picardo, altarpiece.

John the Baptist

John the Baptist, Antoniazzo Romano. Read about the kundalini awakening of John in my book John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ.

Saint Scholastica

Saint Joseph, Moretto da Brescia. Legend has it that Joseph’s staff was also in bloom (as was Aaron’s).

John the Baptist,
Giorgio Schiavone, 15th century.

John the Baptist, Orazio Samacchini. John experienced a kundalini awakening. Read more in my book John the Baptist who became Jesus the Christ.

The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, Cristóbal de Villalpando, 17th Century.
Legend has it that the staff of Joseph, the father of Jesus, was also in bloom.

Saint Joseph, Miguel Cabrera.

The Annunciation, Bernhard Strigel, ca 1515. Read more about the STAFF as a kundalini symbol in my book ‘Kundalini Awakening in the Bible‘.

The Betrothal of Mary and Joseph, Pietro Perugino.
The betrothal of Mary and Joseph symbolizes the SACRED MARRIAGE (click here).