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.