The History Of The Kundalini
The History Of The Kundalini Although the precise origin of Kundalini is unknown it has been acknowledged throughout various cultures originating from the Upanishads around the 5th century. It is described extensively within Tantric and Vedic scriptures as well as Egyptian mythology.
The concept of Kundalini is within various religions such as Hinduism, Gnosticism, Buddhism, Kabbalah, Taoism and many more. In fact almost all religions speak of this innate inner power in some form or symbolic context, it even appears within the Holy Bible.
The Old Testament
The Old Testament is filled with many symbolic interpretations that connect directly towards spiritual awakening. For instance, Jesus even mentioned awakening is the true destiny for all Christians: “And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even as the son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life”. Another passage that is significant towards Awakening is written in the Gnostic Gospel of Thomas where it states: “The Kingdom of God Is Within You [Luke 17:21]” Originally humanity has named this energy by the work of various deities, gods, goddesses, angels and divinities each with a sacred story of creation that all underlines the same thing that is the awakening of Kundalini.
Symbolic Representation of Kundalini
The Symbolism of the Kundalini serpent has shown its way throughout history in mythology, literature, esoteric, hermetic, alchemical, and even biblical texts. It is undeniable to see the history of Kundalini is not a new concept but one that has evolved over time.
The Egyptian Legend of Osiris, The Babylonian Enuma Elish, the Norse’s creation myth,The Korean Legend of Dan Gun, The Tibettan scriptures, the Navajo Story of Emergence, the Maya’s Popol Vuh, Hermes Trismegistus’s Emerald Tablets of Thoth and many other mythologies all underline the same symbolic creation of the Awakening.
The Kundalini Serpent
The symbol of the snake is one that has been known since the beginning of time including the story of Adam and Eve. The Serpent is represented as the vital energy of kindling, it shows sexuality, fertility, transmutation and healing. Most recognisably, the Serpent can shed it’s skin going through a process of renewal and rebirth. It is a transformation of internal alchemy where it unmasks the illusions and limitations of the soul. The three and half coils of the Kundalini Serpent are also a symbol for the past, present and future experience of self. They represent the mantras of OM[AUM] relating to the three states of consciousness: tamas [sleeping], rajas[dreaming], and sattva[waking]. They also represent the three types of experience: subjective, sensual and absence of experience while the half coil represents the state of transcendence, neither awake, sleeping or dreaming.
The famous sculptures of the Pharaohs in Egypt with the two snakes wrapped around the headdress, this too is also Kundalini. The Chinese guardian Lions grasping the sacred sphere of the flower of life is also linked to awakening.
The occult symbol of Baphomet, often seen as the symbol of the devil, is actually the symbol of the pathway of Kundalini.
It is even depicted within both Greek and Roman mythology where it is symbolised as Hermes [or Mercury] Caduceus. A symbol of a golden staff with two snakes entwined together wrapped around to the top, surmounted with wings.
This is represented as the Awakened Kundalini, the staff represents the spinal cord or the physical vessel while the two snakes represent Ida and Pingala the masculine and feminine energy channels. The Wings are the Awakened one that ascends their consciousness, the symbol of Ascension. We should all be quite familiar with this symbol; it is also misrepresented as the medical symbol we use in modern society often confused with the staff of Asclepius.
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Michael J Robey
Psychic Medium | Psychic Investigator