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Symbols - What does heaven look like

Mushroom

'A time of mushrooms'

Another symbol for kundalini energy and the kundalini experience.  It is thus a symbol of enlightenment with the stalk representing the spine and the little cap at the top of the stalk, the opened crown chakra.  The symbolism is quite good as it shows the fountain like effect of the energy when it does happen.

It thus has exactly the same symbolism to the thyrsus, the palm tree, the grain stalks and a host of other symbols all meaning the same thing.

There are those who imbibe 'magic mushrooms', who seem to think that it is a symbol of drug taking and the visions and hallucinations that follow drug taking.  Thus if one sees a mushroom drawing on an old wall it signifies a sort of 'get your mushroom experience here'. 

 

In some cases it may do. 

As the religions spread their influence and the knowledge of how to obtain a kundalini experience died, those desperate to keep in touch with their own spirituality may indeed have resorted to these drastic measures and the symbol may indeed be a form of advertisement.  

But in extremely old texts and wall drawings this is not the case and it is especially not the case if the picture is itself symbolic, containing as the one above does nakedness and the janus symbol, beheading along with big foot [left foot forward], an early form of the V sign, and the use of gold.  The erect penis is also a giveaway - peaking.

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