Maybe Kundalini looks like a serpent-octopi ?

Octopus (Octopus macropus).

While partaking on the journey into the underworld at the time of Crone, times are confusing and painfully depressing. Ya think? Today I found a friend that shows me some simple techniques of strength. It lives in the ocean. Deeply it wonders and lives there in the dark oceans. symbolically linked to the Underworld and Cretan symbolism.

“Because it lives in the depths and because of its sea-monster appearance, it is linked with the spirits of the underworld. However, where it is used as a motif in Cretan art, it carries a similar symbolism to that of the spiral and the spider’s web, themselves both emblematic of creation of the universe. ” pg 286, The Element Encyclopedia of Secret Signs and Symbols Fauna Adela Nozedar.


Early meditation outside led me to this image as a way to get rid of my busy thinking mind. I was aligning my chakras straight from above down and then pulling the earth from below up. I then focued on my pelvis area on my body. She came forth and I used her legs to whack busy thoughts that came forth like a paddle against ping-pong balls. I looked at thoughts and wacked them away. It was kinda fun.  Then the synchronicities started to happen; I knew it was time to investigate.  I went looking through my books and found another interesting perspective. Maybe along with being associated with the underworld and the spiraling creative living universe she also is associated with the serpent known as the Kundalini?

“She was also Kundalini, the inner female soul of man in serpent shape, coiled in the pelvis, induced through proper practice of yoga to uncoil and mount through the spinal chakra toward the head, bringing infinite wisdom.” Serpent: page 903, The Women’s encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets: Barbara G. Walker


If whacking images and thoughts away from my mind is part of this so-called infinite wisdom… than I am happier then usual. I will continue to study the octopi!!

Rachel Blaser


Author: Hudley Flipside

Welcome to Hudley Flipside’s “The Seminary Of Praying Mantis Publishing.” Praying mantis shows me her story of life, death, and rebirth. For me she is an image or symbol of the divine in all things. I watch the praying mantis in my garden and have taken her image as my logo. She is an amazing little creature, and I relate to her connection to nature. We are both wild and part of this strange world. She is a part of my mythology as I am part of hers.

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