KUNDALINI

“The divine power, Kundalini, shines like the stem of a young lotus; like a snake, coiled round upon herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body”  — Yoga Kundalini Upanishad,1.82

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The Ouroboros symbol is a symbol of infinity, eternal time. For the artist, it is an alchemical process of self-devouring the shadow to give birth to oneself as a whole being

.– Lisa Paul Streitfeld “Kundalini’s Daughter” (2009)

KUNDALINI means coiled. The symbol is the serpent power which lies dorment in the spine. When awakened, the force travels up the spinal column, and if unimpeded, reaches the crown to merge with Shiva. The result is the hieros gamos, the divine marriage of opposites.