The Great Red Dragon paintings are a series of watercolor paintings by the English poet and painter William Blake, painted between 1805 and 1810. It was during this period that Blake was commissioned to create over a hundred paintings intended to illustrate books of the Bible. These paintings depict ‘The Great Red Dragon’ in various scenes from the Book of Revelation.
“And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth.”
-The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed in Sun -The Great Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun -The Great Red Dragon and the Beast from the Sea -The Number of the Beast is 666
1. MULADHARA ROOT CHAKRA Key Issues - Sexuality, Lust, Obsession Inner Aspect - Grounding Spiritual Energies Physiological System - Reproductive Spiritual Action - Security Blockages - Insecurity, Fearful, Absent-Minded Clear - Secure, Grounded, Stable Element - Earth Sense - Smell 2. SVADHISTHANA SACRAL CHAKRA Key Issues - Relationships, Violence, Addictions Inner Aspect - Feeling Physiological System - Genitourinary Spiritual Action - Enthusiasm Blockages - Impotent, Frigid, or Over-sexed Clear - Patient, Enduring, Nurturing, and Secure Element - Water Sense - Taste
3. MANIPURA SOLAR PLEXUS Key Issues - Power, Fear, Anxiety and Introversion Inner Aspect - Opinion and Personal Power Physiological System - Metabolic/Digestive Spiritual Action - Growth Blockages - Powerless, Greed, Doubt, Anger and Guilt Clear - Self Motivation, Personal Power, Accepts Responsibility for Creation Element - Fire Sense - Sight
4. ANAHATA HEART CHAKRA Key Issues - Passion, Tenderness, Inner Child Issues and Rejection Inner Aspect - Unconditional Love and Compassion Physiological System - Circulatory, Lymphatic and Immune Spiritual Action - Devotion Blockages - Immune Deficiency, Lack of Joy, Insensitive and Sad Clear - Love, Compassion, Acceptance and Fulfillment Element - Air Sense - Touch
5. VISHUDDHA THROAT CHAKRA Key Issues - Self-Expression, Communication and Will Inner Aspect - Expression Physiological System - Respiratory Spiritual Action - Security Blockages - Boredom, Unfulfilled Creativity, Hearing & Speech Problems Clear - Good Communication, Inspiration, Creativity and Expression Element - Ether Sense - Hearing
6. AJNA BROW CHAKRA Key Issues - Balancing Higher/Lower Selves Inner Aspect - Intuition Physiological System - Endocrine & Nervous Spiritual Action - Meditation Blockages - Detached & Distant from Others, Difficulty Focusing in Life Clear - Expanded Imagination, Enhanced Psychic Abilities & Intellect Element - Spiritual Vision, Inner Sound Sense - Telepathy, Empathy
7. SAHASRARA CROWN CHAKRA Key Issues - Inner Wisdom, Death of Body Inner Aspect - Release of Karma Physiological System - Central Nervous System & Brain Spiritual Action - Unity through Transcendental Consciousness Blockages - Depression, Anxiety, Worry Clear - Perceive Cosmic Love and All-Knowing of our 5th Dimensional SELF Element - Cosmic Energy Sense - Multidimensional and Extrasensory
Sometime I wish the Seven Realms fandom was bigger because then I’d have more people (any people) to fangirl with. But other times I’m just like: MINE YOU NO TOUCH and I thank the book gods that nobody (as of yet) wants to fight me over Hanson Alister.
Sanskrit Name - Muladhara Associated Raag - Shyam Kalyan Root Note Frequency - 256Hz Color - Red Location - Base of the Spine Function - It governs over our physical energies, giving us a sense of safety and security with other people and ourselves.
2. Sacral Chakra : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJzeZK-qihg&list=PLsuCfYXzi5DKMBVDK7KBXMhnfoL4Uk-cf&index=2
Sanskrit Name - Svadhishthana Associated Raag - Yaman Root Note Frequency - Color - Orange Location - In your lower abdomen, about one to two inches below your naval. Function - The Sacral chakra is about feeling and sexuality. When it is open, your feelings flow freely, and are expressed without you being over-emotional.
Sanskrit Name - Manipura Associated Raag - Bhimpalasi Root Note Frequency - 320Hz Color - Yellow Location - At the navel or slightly above the solar plexus Function - Manipura is considered the center of dynamism, energy, willpower, and achievement (Itcha shakti), which radiates prana(the life energy) throughout the entire human body.
Sanskrit Name - Anahata Associated Raag - Ahir Bhairav Root Note Frequency - 341Hz Color - Green Location - In the central channel of the spine at the heart Function - It is associated with the ability to make decisions outside the realm of karma. In Anahata one makes decisions or follows one’s heart based on one’s higher self, not the unfulfilled emotions and desires of lower nature.
Sanskrit Name - Vishuddha Associated Raag - Desh Root Note Frequency - 384Hz Color - Sky Blue Location - At the throat region, near the spine Function - It is known as the purification center of our body and is associated with creativity and self-expression.
Sanskrit Name - Ajna Associated Raag - Bhupali Root Note Frequency - 448Hz Color - Indigo Location - Directly behind the center of the forehead Function - Ajna translates as “command”, and is considered the eye of intuition and intellect. When something is seen in the mind’s eye, or in a dream, it is being seen by Ajna
Sanskrit Name - Sahasrara Associated Raag - Darbari Root Note Frequency - 480Hz Color - Violet Location - Either at or slightly above the top of the head. Function - The Sahasrara Chakra symbolises detachment from illusion; an essential element in obtaining higher consciousness of the truth that one is all and all is one.
The Red Dragon and the Woman Clothed with the Sun, William Blake. 1803-1805.
William Blake, both a writer and an artist, frequently painted Biblical scenes, including this scene from the Book of Revelations:
“The woman clothed with the sun” is from Revelations 12:1: “A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars.” She is with child, about to give birth, but “there is a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads…[about to] devour her child as soon as it was born” (Revelations 12:3-4). Here we can see the monster looming over her, her eyes wide with fear. I am especially fond of this depiction, the way Blake expertly depicts the play of lights and shadows; I think using watercolor instead of oil makes it look wonderfully delicate.