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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Cock

 

The cock takes on the symbolism of all Birds, but its importance is so great it is an almost universal symbol, being found from China and Japan to Europe.  The cock is the bird that ‘crows’ at Dawn.  And Dawn is related to the Spiritual path.  See also the Spiritual path and the Hours.  In this context, it is not the start of life’s journey, but the end after one has been through the spiritual path  and one is about to emerge as an enlightened being.  The cock ‘crows’ because it has become enlightened.  It throws its head back and gasps out a cry, much as people do when they have an ecstatic experience – their arms are raised and their head flies back and they cry out. 

The comb on the cock’s head is thus an extra symbol of the crown chakra and the opening of it – a red blaze of energy – the fire of flame as the Higher spirit is awakened.

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In Chuang Tzu’s Taoist parable of the wooden fighting cock, a fighting cock was trained so well that it appeared totally impassive – wooden – thus inspiring terror in all its rivals.

It is also symbolic of the penis, and of course this is where we get the slang word ‘cock’ from.  It is related to the use of the penis in the technique of Stimulation of trigger points to achieve a kundalini experience.

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