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Hokusai - Octopus

Identifier

003394

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Hokusai's mother was a Geisha.  He thus knew what it meant to achieve spiritual experience vIa love, making love and other forms of sexual experience. This is a depiction of the kundalini experience with symbolic hills and mountains to add to its symbolism. To a large extent the tentacles of the octopus replace the serpent and snakes used in Hindu and other depictions of the experience.

The full title is 'The Dream of the Fisherman's wife'

A description of the experience

The source of the experience

Hokusai

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Inherited genes
Peaking
Sexual stimulation

Commonsteps

References