posted on May, 10 2009 @ 11:56 PM
I recall a theory I heard described some years ago...I don't have a link for you. Perhaps somebody has also heard it or is aware of it. The idea is
connected with the Kundalini fire and the chakras.
As many of you will know, Kundalini and Chakras are ancient concepts connected explicitly with Tantra and esoteric Hinduism/Buddhism, but perhaps also
present in other systems (many say the same concepts go by different names in Western thought, such as in alchemy, hermeticism, the kaballic tree of
life, the "seven churches" in the book of revelation, and so forth). Basically to recap a complex topic briefly, the Kundalini is a form of
psychospiritual energy coiled deep in the lower belly. A meditating adept learns to release the kundalini energy and guide it up the spinal cord,
where it interacts with power-points known as Chakras. The Chakras are like "knots" of energy that control different aspects of psychospiritual
life. If done correctly, the rising Kundalini energy acts as a kind of purifying fire which sets the chakras straight, so to speak, and then the adept
returns the energy to the pit of the stomach. There are other aspects to this (like the forging of the cosmic androgine, the descent of the "drop"
and so on) that I'm not going to get into...like I said, its a very complex tradition but the above should give you a sense of what is involved.
In the theory I am referencing here, benevolent energy is associated with the rising kundalini and the chakras of the spine, throat, third eye, head,
etc. However, the theory goes, if the adept pushes the kundalini DOWNWARDS and outside the body, this is a form of black magic that brings darkside
powers associated with a mirror image of the "good" chakras. The "good" chakras exist arrayed upwards from the kundalini along the spine, while
the "evil" chakras are thought of as external to the body...thus the symbolism of the devil's tail. The esoteric meaning of the devil's tail with
its pointing arrow at the end is thus the kundalini descending along the shadow/evil path, pointing downard and external to the body rather than
upwards and internal.
Has anyone heard anything along these lines?