Dionysos - Villa of Mysteries Pompei - Flailing
Type of Spiritual Experience
Read any description of this scene and it will say, the poor little initiate is undergoing a good whipping.
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 experienceDionysos [and the Dionysian Mysteries]
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Qigong - Sending the energy up the marrow - Liann Chi Huah Shen
Qigong neck stimulation