Friday, December 10, 2010

The Spindle of Necessity

William Blake, illustration for the poem Jerusalem

On the right a woman with the moon (feminine principle), spins a thread emerging from the crown of the head of a divine creator figure.
In yoga philosophy, the Kundalini shakti emerges through an aperture at the crown of the head, called the Brahmarandra (rent of Brahma).
Jerusalem is a symbol of the Sahasrara and the Eternal Self.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Sahasrara - The Celestial Rose

The Celestial Rose from the Paradiso by Dante,
Top, unknown
middle, William Blake
bottom, Gustave Doré