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Ogotemmeli - Serpents and wavy lines

Identifier

011456

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

Conversations with Ogotommeli (An Introduction to Dogon Religious ideas) – Professor Marcel Griaule

A prominent feature is a serpent who, in Sanga, is the seventh ancestor.  He is often depicted as a wavy line, indicating the movement of water, which is also very commonly seen in the form of vertical zigzag lines representing the course of terrestrial streams as well as the way in which the Nummo falls onto the earth from heaven in the form of rain. 

The source of the experience

Ogotemmeli

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Kundalini
Orans
Water

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References