Hokusai - Octopus
Type of Spiritual Experience
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