THE ASCENSION OF LILITH 34cm x 40 cm silk part of psychological archetype collection
An internal inferno or spiralling external events…the activation of new energy can be an exhilarating, painful scary ride…but when we know it’s time for change , we must address harmonise and allow all of what is, and a new life is energised….
We’ve been left clues throughout history, clues to our true nature and how to become complete. From Sumeria to pre-Columbian art, that depicts spiralling consciousness as flaming serpents,to man ascending with help from feathered serpents back in ancient Egypt, and these pictures include what is believed to be the left and right eyes of Horus with the Bindu sun in between – considered to represent the left and right hemispheres of the brain either side of the activated 3rd eye – our intuitive connection with our higher selves and the divine…..activating this 3rd eye-this doorway to higher knowing,is bought about by a harmonising of 2 sides of the brain and stimulating our pineal gland* – situated in the middle of our brain. Pine-cone in shape, images of the pineal gland.- have also been used globally through out history, including a rather large monument outside of the Vatican…….and we see this 3rd eye chakra coloured symbol in the hands at the top of our Caduceus.
Caduceus has been an alchemical symbol of ascension through the ages, showing us how the unification of opposites,( our 2 snakes or brain hemispheres or opposing external events ) we activate and create something new healed and complete. Looking exactly like the double helix, we can even surmise changes at a physical level…some sort of biological transformation as we expand with knowledge….cosmic knowledge…..Snakes have been attributed as symbols of secret knowledge and transformation…they are seen as both representing fire and water, sun and moon, male and female…again, conceiving, giving birth to something new, ascending,flying with the wings that the Caduceus extends into the heavens. The serpents are coiled around not just any lady….she is Lilith-nearly always portrayed with a snake ** She was Adams’ first wife,replaced by the more submissive Eve or became Eve once ‘tamed’ …She was Adams’ equal in every way….both made from the same earth …She was the lady tempted by the snake…or actually was the knowledge giving snake to Eve…either way,through history, she’s been known as a seducing demoness! We can see that this snake may have been representing secret powerful knowledge-is knowledge demonised?
She is also the name-the energy given to the dark moon or black moon -( depending on it’s placement) in western astrology…it’s the side of us we are often too afraid to address – it’s our deepest desires and intuitive responses….If this is our ‘dark side’, is this not the opposite that we need to express and harmonise with our outter persona to become complete, healed…give birth to the whole authentic person? As frightening as it is enlightening. But of course-it is striking the magical balance…unleash too much of our Lilith and we run the risk of succumbing to too much temptation….too little and we are shells of our selves.
Permit the Lilith with in to breath, let her dance….no fear….she commands us not to be anxious ( even though we probably are ). We are at the beginning of a voyage of discovery…and she’s exhilarating…terrifying…sexual….tempting….vulnerable…..dangerous and brave…..and we can deal with this! Raise above the heavy stressed panicy scepticism and take flight ! … !