The Eastern System of Kundalini Yoga affords us a basic clue into the interior operations of Mystical Alchemy. Kundalini Yoga aims at the awakening of various centers of psychic force in the Ethereal Body. These are called Chakras or Cakkrams. Although there is literally a Chakra for every nerve in the body, there are seven in particular which are of vital importance in the Science of Kundalini Yoga. These Chakras are symbolized by seven Wheels ascending the spinal column which the Yogi endeavors to initiate into whirling motion, to awaken their subtle energies and vitalize his consciousness with their occult currents of power. This is accomplished by way of awakening the Primary Nerve Current known as the Kundalini or Serpent Power. The Serpent (Kundalini) is a phallic symbol, representing the creative force of reproduction or Sexual Energy. The Kundalini is Sexual Energy – the Libido – also called Shakti (Power) in the Sanskrit tongue. It is by this Sexual Power that the Chakras are literally transformed into veritable centers of cosmic radiation, illuminating the soul, mind and body of the Yogi with the Celestial Light of the Sun.The seven Chakras, which are also called Padmas or Lotuses, are the occult centers of psychic energy in the human body. They are not really a part of the human body, but rather correspond to certain parts of it, thus we call them occult (secret). The Chakras are secret centers which generate Prana and are a part of what is termed the Subtile or Ethereal Body. As Lotuses they exist upside downuntil the awakened Kundalini strikes upon them and makes them right side up. In this they are slain and transformed, purified and consecrated. It is an essential object of the training of the Magician in the New Order of the Golden Dawn to awaken the Kundalini, and thereby accomplish this inner work with the Chakras. Any proper system of initiation must necessarily awaken the conscious experience of these centers at some level, as they represent the true initiation of the soul. There are seven steps to this internal initiatory operation of Yoga. These seven steps correspond with certain alchemical, astrological and magical principles. The number seven is of great importance in Hermeticism. Note that there are seven letters in the words Sulphur, Mercury and Vitriol, which are names for the three alchemical Principles. There are also seven alchemical Metals which are linked with the seven traditional Planets of Astrology. And to correspond with these and other important concepts of the Septenary, there are seven Steps of Initiation in the New Order of the Golden Dawn. The symbol of the New Order of the Golden Dawn is, in fact, a Gold Cross surmounted by a White Triangle, giving us the number seven. This symbol represents the Great Work of Alchemy. Such is also the alchemical symbol for Sulphur which denotes the SECRET FIRE of Alchemy. This SECRET FIRE, which is the First Matter of the Great Work, is the Kundalini or Serpent Power of Yoga. Moreover, the Cross represents the four Grades of Zelator, Adeptus Minor, Adeptus Major and Adeptus Exemptus; and the White Triangle represents the three grades above the Abyss called Magister Templi, Magus, and Ipsissimus. In alchemical terminology the Cross represents the four so-called Aristotelian Elements called Fire, Water, Air and Earth; and the Triangle represents the three Principles of Trimaterialism called Sulphur, Salt and Mercury. The Cross further represents the four elemental Chakras of Yoga called Muladhara, Svadhistthana, Manipura, and Anahata; and the Triangle represents the three higher Chakras called Vishudhi, Ajna and Sahasrara.Muladhara is the Root Chakra, Svadhistthana is the Navel Chakra, Manipura is the Solar Plexus Chakra, Anahata is the Heart Chakra, Visuddhi is the Throat Chakra, Ajna is the Pineal Chakra, and Sahasrara is the Crown Chakra. In Alchemy these Chakras are linked with the seven Metals called Lead, Iron, Tin, Quicksilver,Copper, Silver and Gold. These Chakras are also linked with the seven traditional Planets of Astrology called Saturn, Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, Venus, Luna, and Sol. The seven Metals and seven Planets correspond with the seven Chakras as follows: Lead and Saturn correlate with the Muladhara Chakra; Iron and Mars correlate with the Svadhistthana Chakra; Tin and Jupiter correlate with the Manipura Chakra; Quicksilver and Mercury correlate with the Anahata Chakra (or alternatively the Sahasrara Chakra); Copper and Venus correlate with the Vishudhi Chakra;Silver and Luna correlate with the Ajna Chakra; and, lastly, Gold and Sol correlate with the Sahasrara Chakra (or alternatively the Anahata Chakra). Of the seven Chakras, only six are visible to the inner eye of the Yogi. Sahasrara, the so-called seventh Chakra, is an invisible and ineffable centre which cannot be classified as a Chakra per se. Yet it is with this Invisible Chakra that the Yogi or Magician seeks to integrate himself. For this so-called Chakra represents the True Self of the Yogi or Magician which, in Alchemy, is symbolized by the Stone of the Philosophers. Now there are innumerable centers of Prana in the Subtile Body called Nadis which are commonly defined as Nerves. Prana is the vital, creative energy in Nature which animates and maintains all life and it is the subtle link between the visible and the invisible. Nadis are subtle nerve channels of Prana. The word Nadi is derived from the Sanskrit root “nad”, which signifies motion. The various petals of the Chakras are Nadis. Prana moves or circulates in the Nadis, governed by the currents of the Sun and Moon. Purification of the Nadis is one of the most fundamental exercises of Yoga proper. There are three principal Nadis of Yoga. These are called Ida, Pingala, andSushumna. Of these three the latter is the most important. Sushumna starts in the lowest Chakra Muladhara (5 cm. above the anus and 5 cm. behind the penis). Within the Sushumna is another Nadi called the Vajrini which contains yet another Nadi called the Citrini. The inmost part or centre of the Citrini is called the BrahmaNadi. However, it is not really a Nadi, but a vivara, that is, a hollow passage. The opening of the Citrini initiates the process or makes open the gate through which the Kundalini can enter the Kula Marga or Royal Road to the Crown Chakra. Such is called Brahma-Dvara. The Kundalini is asleep, closing with Her mouth the entrance to the Sushumna, until She is awakened in the Muladhara Chakra. When the Kundalini (Shakti) is awakened, by way of proper initiation, She enters the Royal Way in the Sushumna and rises through it to unite in orgasmic ecstasy with Her lover Shiva who isconcealed in the Brahmarandhra (Sahasrara Chakra). In Her ascension to the Brahmarandhra She pierces with puissant passion the various petals of the Chakras which, in effect, blossom into beautiful and fragrant Lotuses of Light. And when Shakti embraces Shiva in the Sahasrara, then are all the Chakras made one in the blissful, eternal blossoming of the Supernal Lotus of infinite petals. Ida and Pingala, like Sushumna, start in the Muladhara Chakra and rise to the Ajna Chakra, but, unlike the Sushumna, they rise with an inverse, serpentine movement. Ida is to the left of the Sushumna and its nature is lunar and feminine. Pingala is to the right of the Sushumna and its nature is solar and masculine. When Ida and Pingala meet at the Ajna Chakra they enter the Sushumna, making a triple knot, and again they are separated and, ergo, annihilated. That is, they are discharged of their Prana which then rises through the Sushumna to penetrate and kindle theSahasrara Chakra, allowing for the ecstatic, orgasmic embrace of Shakti and Shiva which, as you might gather, constitutes the greatest victory in Kundalini Yoga.
Some pics of my Iron Fist cosplay and Defenders group , I got to meet the amazing Finn Jones, who loved my cosplay and Sacha Dhawan who was so nice and chatted about working on the show, loved every minute of it, more pics to come
Sentence Starters based on secenes where Sokka needs to chill
“Do you even hear yourself?”
“Why is it that every time you play with magic water, I get soaked?!”
“You can’t really tell the future.”
“*insert name here*, I’m coming for you, buddy!”
“Look! Can your fortune-telling explain that?”
“You think if we dig out the giant owl, he’ll give us a ride?”
“I’d like to spend my vacation…AT THE LIBRARY!”
“Its a giant mushroom! Maybe it’s friendly!”
“What? I didn’t steal anything. Who told you that?!”
“Haa! Sneak attack!”
“Speaking of that third-eyed freak, I think I’ve come up with a name for him. What do you think of… Sparky-Sparky Boom Man?”
“That woman is crazy! My life will be calm and happy and joyful!”
“Ow! That doesn’t prove anything.”
“Oh, no, I can’t. It’s permanently glued to my skin.”
“This isn’t the same as delivering an arctic seal! This is a real… human… thing!”
“How did we get out here in the middle of the ocean?”
“Why do things keep attaching to me?!”
“FOOD EATS PEOPLE!”
“Go to your room!”
“That settles it! No more school for you, young man.”
“Yeah, get him to come back and say he’ll be our prisoner, then we’ll jump him and really make him our prisoner. He’ll never suspect it!”
“What!? Now? Can’t you hold it in or something?”
“Oh, great and powerful sea serpent, please accept this humble and tasty offering. Thank you.”
“It was you! You ratted me out!”
“Who is this guy?! Is he taller than me?”
“I’ve kissed a girl! You just haven’t met her.”
“Who lit *insert name here* on fire?”
“Are you okay? You have to be more careful. Come on!”
“We’re in enemy territory. Those are enemy birds!”
“I want to eat you!”
“Drink cactus juice. It’ll quench ya. Nothing is quenchier. It’s the quenchiest!”
“Yeah, the only thing we’re hatching is… An egg.”
“*insert name here*, no! You’ve killed us all!”
“You know what I love about *insert name here* the most? His sense of humor.”
“Oh, no! I knew it was only a matter of time! *insert name here* ate *insert name here*!”
“Okay, karma person or thing…Whoever’s in charge of this stuff…If I can just get out of this situation alive, I will give up meat…And sarcasm. Okay? That’s all I got. That’s pretty much my whole identity.”
How did this happen? My blog has slowly become an “Educate People On How Danny Rand/Iron Fist Is A Good Character, Despite Some Of His Flaws”, and he isn’t even my favorite Marvel character!
Also, I’m still hoping that Season 2 of Iron Fist is either the beginning of “Heroes For Hire”, with Luke Cage, or Davos becomes the Steel Serpent and the main antagonist.
Also also, it’s a longshot, but I’m still holding out for Misty Knight and Danny Rand to form a relationship (like in the comics). Plus it would be really cool to get Shang-Chi, or other Asain heroes to make a cameo, fighting alongside Iron Fist.
just bc i said basilisk doesn’t mean taylor’s gonna be singing about harry potter on her new album…. jk rowling didn’t invent the basilisk and if she did i wanna know how she’s been living since roughly 79 A.D.
Aries: “They are very self-confident on the surface but this conceals a feeling of inadequacy on a subconscious level. They spill energy in every direction”
Taurus: “There are four serpent signs of the zodiac that have to do with will and power. Taurus is the first serpent sign and represents the coiled up serpent power, latent and not yet in full expression”
Gemini: “Gemini individuals dramatize everything and and are apt to let their imaginations carry them away. Everyone on earth comes under the influence of Gemini, it represents dual forces: the opposition of human and the divine in all of us”
Cancer: “Cancer is the most subconscious of all the signs. Everything is latent and hidden. You can’t reason with them when they are emotionally disturbed.”
Leo: “Whether Leo people are constructive or destructive in their approach to life depends on what drives their chariot: self or Self.”
Virgo: “There is a sweetness and lack of aggression this sign that gives a great attractiveness. Venus, the love principle, is unhappy in an area the lower mind operates. Because of their own feelings of inadequacy, they can become very demanding when their loved ones are concerned”
Libra: “They have an executive and legal type mind. On the surface there is diplomacy and sweetness, but beneath is the velvet glove is a fist of iron”
Scorpio: “When they serve others and forget themselves they are truly dynamic and majestic. Scorpios are truly powerful when they do not seek power for self, but seek to be used by the power to heal and bless others”
Sagittarius: “Sagittarius keyword is ‘perception’, another word for 'intuition’. It is represented by the archer who shoots his arrow into the air though he knows not its destiny”
Capricorn: “Capricorn people can exemplify the highest or the lowest qualities of which human nature is capable. The Capricorn’s strengths lies in leadership and humility”
Aquarius: “Aquarius is the sign of spiritual rebirth. The keyword of Aquarius is "I know”. We stand between two Ages and to faith must be added 'knowledge’, and 'intuition"
Pisces: “Individuals born in Pisces have a deeply hidden inner pride. Assail it at your own peril. It is the temple of the living spirit
written by Isabel M. Hickey (19/07-1903-17/06/1980)
F A N T A S Y . Z O D I A C sagittarius; the dragon // 22 nov - 23 dec
“Dragons are mythical creatures, typically depicted as gigantic and powerful serpents or other reptiles with magical or spiritual qualities. Dragons are sometimes said to breathe and spit fire or poison as well as many other elements.
“Independence is Sagittarius’ principle, they crave adventure and excitement and welcome change with open arms. Sagittarius have a vibrant, expansive personality that is free like a bird.”
In the beginning, our continent was ruled by man. Mankind was intelligent and crafty, but it was greedy and prideful all the same. Man was willing to kill his own father for power.
In time, a great creature came from the stars. A formless serpent with powers beyond man’s comprehension. It could bend space and command the physical world at will. It’s body was made of nothingness, and thus, it’s its serpentine “form” never truly remained the same. Only it’s quartet of eyes, which glowed with a bloody, red light, remained the same. The creature called himself Sorrauul, and his name meant “soul”. He hated man as man hated man.
Sorrauul wanted to take the continent from man, for man did not deserve the land it warred over. In a single breath, Sorrauul engulfed the continent in black flames, scorching the souls of millions of men into nothingness.
The few that survived are now in hiding, scavenging off of what little remains of their people.
Hekate is the Ancient One of Theurgy, Opener of the Gates, Goddess of the Magical Ones.
One torch is the Divine Flame of Prometheus, Satan in Hebrew Mythology, as the caregiver, healer, and loving watcher of the ‘damned’. Another torch is Phosphorus, the Light of Lucifer in Roman Mythology and Camuel and Asmodeus in Hebrew Mythology, the Desire and Wrath for Divine Light. The third torch is the head of Baphomet, the Divine Wisdom, the holder of the Truth, Shemyaza in Hebrew Mythology, leader of the Fallen, and Surt, the holder of the Flaming Sword in Muspelheim.
Her key is the key to the Underworld, ruled by Hades and Persephone, Uzza, Azrael and Gabriel in Hebrew Mythology. Hindu Mantras to Ganesha open the Gates of Liberation.
Her crescent upon her head is the Moon, ruled by Selene and governed by Artemis. Lilith resides in the Lunar Phases in Hebrew Mythology and the Ajna and Siddhi Powers of Shiva in Hindu Myth (the father of Ganesha).
Her canines, wolves and Cerebrus, protect, guide, and love her fully, the Sleipnir in Norse Mythology and Romulus and Remus under the care of the She-Wolf, the founders of Ancient Rome, the Archetypes of Lycanthropy under the Curse of Zeus to King Lycaon.
The serpent is Idol of Ophidic Gnosticism, Samael, the Serpent in the Garden of Eden, and Lilith in Hebrew Mythology. The serpent is the internal power of Kundalini, the Raising of Shakti in Hindu Mythology (mother of Ganesha).
She wears the robe of Dead Light, the Japanese color of Death and the Purity of the Oni and Yurei, in honor of Persus and Astreia, and the Purity and Spiritual Authority of Tir, the Norse God of Sacrifice and Divine Righteousness.
She is the Triple Goddess of the Three Ways, Three-Times-Three, she is the Council of Nine in and of Herself. As a Goddess of Phases, she is also She of Time, female aspect of Khronos, Queen of the Erinyes (Furies)- Elekto (Unceasing) or Poinoi (Retaliations), Magaira (Grudge) or Arai (Curses), and Tisiphone (Murder Retritution) or Manai (Madnesses). Also the Moirai (Fates) - Clotho (Spinner), Lachesis (Alloter), and Atropos (Unturnable) and the Norns - Urd (What Once Was), Verthandi (What is Coming Into Being), and Skuld (What Shall Be) - in Norse Mythology. Kali in Hindu Mythology.
Light and Wisdom: Hekate Phosphorus, Spirit of Light (In Honor of Her Mother) Hekate Brimo, Spirit of Terror (Truth) Hekate Atalos, Spirit of the Delicate
Streets: Hekate Enodia, Spirit of the Crossroads Hekate Kourotrophos, Spirit of the Young Hekate Skylakagetis, Spirit of the Dogs
Underworld and Darkness: Hekate Anassa Eneroi, Spirit of the Below Hekate Nyktipolos, Spirit of the Night (Guardian of Vampires) Hekate Perseis, Spirit of Destruction (In Honor of Her Father)
The soul is a natural denizen of the realm of light. It is a resident of the superconscious that exists outside of, but subsumes, the conventional three dimensions of space and time. It is not the realm of phenomenology, but of noumenology. It is the state of consciousness beyond waking, dreaming, and deep sleep. It is the state of what the yogis call turyia or the fourth state. It is from turyia that we unfold or descend or are involved in the involution of our world. It is to the state of turyia that we return in our evolution. We find ourselves captured and held prisoner by the curving gravity of these four dimensions that make us mortal, yet always in the deep fabric and essence of our existence we remember our abode in the trans-temporal and the trans-spatial realms of a far grater luminous reality.
DARK LIGHT CONSCIOUSNESS: Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality by Edward B. Bynum