Divine Feminine Essence; origins and traditions of what is known as Kundalini and by many other names

Divine Feminine -- kundalini, transpersonal and the inner feminine

The Search for Self has led Man on many Transpersonal Journeys triggered by the emergence of the feminine from its repression. Kundalini confronts the seeker with the "Fiery Sword" - the fruits of this self-judgment which separate personality self from the Bounty of Self - the Garden of Eden, Camelot, Shamballah, Nirvana, Atman ...

Divine Feminine and the transpersonal

The Transpersonal Experience is nothing more than this "Divine Feminine" (Kundalini), blowing apart every preconceived illusion you may have as to the nature of your perceived (pre-conditioned) reality.

Transpersonal means finding a common language to bridge the gap between the jargon of biology and psychology and the crosscultural nomenclature (mystical languages) of spirituality and religion.

The Biblical Story tells us how Man was banished from the Garden of Eden by the judgment he placed upon himself for eating of the Tree of Knowledge rather than The Tree of Life.

Divine Femine essence and its many expressions

The experience of one's "Intrinsic Life-Force" or Holy Spirit has been experienced from the most ancient Dream Time symbol of the Rainbow Serpent.

All religions or spiritual traditions speak of this Inner Feminine. The names used to describe it may be different and the symbols used vary from culture to culture.

Traditionally a closely guarded secret, this essence tends to be spoken of in veiled symbolic language, if it is spoken of at all - simply because the feminine essence of the Self is something that is Transpersonal - beyond the language of the mind to describe.

The Hindus call it "Kundalini". The Japanese call it "ki", the Chinese "chi" and in Christianity, it is known as "The Holy Spirit". In Mexico,the Divine Feminine was worshiped as the serpent-god "Quetzalcoatl"; the Kung people of the Kalahari called this same power "n/um". Communion with it is the essence of the waft and weave of the "SacredTantra" of the Tibetan Tradition and the realization of the Toltec nagual in touch with his "Dreamer".

the Divine Feminine in Native Traditions

The American Indians know all about the energy that is awakened at the base of the spine and rises to the top of the head, but it is regarded as so sacred that they are forbidden even to pronounce its name.

The Hopis believe that each human being is created in the image of "Spirit" but that the door at the top of the head closes and man falls from communion into the uninhibited expression of his own selfish will (The mark of "The Beast").

The Kung believe that "n/um" is not a physical substance, but is the instead vital energy or power, a kind of supernatural potency. They describe trance by saying it feels as though they have a hole their heads, perhaps two inches wide, which extends like an empty column down the spine andinto the ground.

For the Australian Aborigine, it is simply "secret women's business"

Symbols for the Divine Feminine in myths and legends.

For the Greeks and modern Medicine, the staff represents the central support of the human body or spinal cord (Central Nervous System) symbolized as the physical location of the Hindu Sushumna.

Mercury's serpent is an alchemical symbol for the process of metamorphosis. The Gnostics understood the serpent to represent the spinal cord. In ancient Greek and, later Roman mythology, we find Asclepius, the god of healing seen holding a staff which is entwined with a serpent (or sometimes two).

Aescaluius represented the messenger Mercury who usually held a healing staff called the Caduceus. The one or two coiled snakes or serpents entwined around the staff, represent the energy of the Tree of Life itself which rises along the central subtle channel in a spiral double helical movement corresponding to the interplay between the Conception and Governing Meridians of Ancient Chinese Acupuncture and the Ida and Pingala of Hindu symbology.

Buddha spoke of the "middle path" to achieve nirvana as he described the central channel through which this Essence ascends. Later Buddhist masters considered that the existence of the path of liberation within a human being was the greatest secret which was only to be transmitted to a few "deserving" disciples.

the Divine Feminine in Western Traditions

the root of the universe is One Power divided above and below, generating itself, making itself grow, seeking itself, finding itself, being mother of itself, father of itself, sister of itself, spouse of itself, daughter of itself ...
this infinite power exists in two modes one actual, the other potential.

In the West, the knowledge of this Holy Spirit or Divine Energy of Liberation has been transmitted by the esotericor mystical branches of all of the great religious traditions. It is present in the mystery religions of ancient Egypt; in theteachings of both the Gnostic and Neoplatonic traditions; in the Cabalistic traditions of Judaism and in the personal testamentsof great Christian mystics like St. Teresa, John of the Cross and St. Augustine. In Islam, the true nature of the Divine Feminine is revealed in the mysteries of Sufism.

The Kingdom of God is within you (Luke17:21).

Various secret societies or "brotherhoods" -- such as the Rosicrucians, the medieval alchemists and the Freemasons -- have sprung up specifically to pass on the knowledge of this Essence to a few select initiates.

The Masons speak of the Spirit Fire, that rises through the spinal column. The Masonic science of human transformation consists of moving the Spirit Fire up through 32 degrees, the number of vertebrae of the spinal column, whereupon it enters the skull.

The Poet-Saints of all traditions have written & sung of classical experiences of the energy of the Tree o fLife. One of these poets was Kabir ..

Lightning flashes without any clouds. There is no sun, but there is radiant light. The Pearl in that realm forms without a shell.
There is no sound and yet, the Word resounds. All light is put to shame by bright radiance. The indestructible, unfathomable lies beyond.

Consciousness and matter

The transformation from matter, or darkness, to light and "spirit" is universally acknowledged as the task of the Holy Spirit, Kundalini, the Divine Consciousness, the Serpent Power - the Feminine Essence of the Tree of Life that resides within us.

According to the Cabbala, the predicament of most human beings is to identify with Consciousness trapped in matter. Through intense prayer, meditation and a repetition of sacred syllables, these buried sparks of Man's Consciousness can be fanned in toa blazing Fire and liberated from their imprisonment in the darkness of ignorance. Man's Consciousness can be raised until it rests in the crown from whence the "mystic" attains ecstatic visions and realizes his own Divine nature.

The Transpersonal Divine Feminine is what allows us to expand infinitely so that we can see the whole Universe within our own Self. Then, we no longer remain a limited, bound creature as we achieve total union with Universal Consciousness, to stand self reliant unshakeable and inviolate in the innocence of our integrity.

This Holy Kundalini Divine Feminine is there to nourish, to heal and look after and to give an individual a higher and deeper individuality.

The manifested power is absolute purity, auspiciousness, chastity, self respect, pure love, detachment, concern for others and enlightened attention to give infinite joy and peace to an individual.

This, your Birthright, is the energy of the Spontaneous Spiritual Emergence. In the words of the one we know as Jesus .. "And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even as the son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have eternal life"

"Divine Feminine -- kundalini, transpersonal and the inner feminine"
  … copyright 1997-2011 Transpersonal Lifestreams, Hobart, Tasmania
  … updated 21st March 2011.

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