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Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - Flailing

Identifier

013512

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Read any description of this scene and it will say, the poor little initiate is undergoing a good whipping. 

Wrong.

It is hugely important that any energy generated by the kundalini experience is encouraged to travel up the spine and past the neck into the third eye area [and beyond]. Gentle stimulation of the back using a soft brush or flail aids the process.  Notice that the initiate is only partially naked and  is robed in purple – the colour of divinity.  It is her back that is exposed.

She is actually being held very tenderly by the clothed woman doing the ‘beating’ – the stimulation -  although it is clear that the experience is taking its toll as the initiate looks extremely hot – a common side effect.

Given that the energy has reached her neck, the process is nearly complete and the occasion is being marked by cymbals.  The thyrsus is evident  as a celebratory insignia. 

 

The cymbals are only small meaning that they are not there to provide a befuddling effect but have the same effect as bells [see the generic description of bells and gongs]

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Dionysos [and the Dionysian Mysteries]

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Sex magick
Sexual stimulation

References