The Holy Grail
Figuarum Aegyptiorum Secretarum, 18th century.
The Holy Grail, symbol of the feminine sexual organs,
contains the waters of life (sexual energy). Standing upon this water
are the man and the woman, who use their staves (the Kundalini) to
control the waters. The waters must be kept smooth and calm and
absolutely pure, free from any defect or disturbance, for not a drop
must be spilled.
From the tranquil and crystalline waters rises a column of stone, a
symbol of the spinal column. The waters are the Foundation, which is
is Yesod, the Ninth Sephirah of the Kabbalah
, and related
directly to the sexual organs.
Upon the column are entwined the two serpents of the Caduceus, Ida and Pingala, known in Christianity as Adam and Eve.
Atop the column, supported by the work of the man and woman below, is
the Innermost Spirit, our own Inner Divine Father and Mother, the
Being. Unto the Innermost is given all glory and power, thus as the man
and woman work to perfect themselves, the Innermost is given
Initiations, powers, titles, grades, etc. This is why the Innermost is
crowned and carries the Magic Wand and the Caduceus.
Surrounding all of this are Elohim who rule over the planets, whose
force and influence direct and guide the couple in their Alchemical
Work. All of the Gods carry within the force of the Cosmic Christ,
whose symbol is the Sun; that is why all the wands, staves and sexual
organs are covered by the Sun.
Compare this painting with the widely known symbol of the Shiva linga.
This ancient symbol illustrates the divine creative
power of man and woman in union, as symbolized in the profound
mythology of Shiva.
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