Symbols - What does heaven look like
First, a dragon has to be seen in context to understand its meaning. Stand-alone, fearsome creatures are often symbolically demons and not dragons at all.
If the dragon is' guarding treasure' and is encountered rather than entered, then it is simpy a form of guardian, not a dragon at all.
But if the dragon is a dragon, and is fire breathing, then a dragon is the source of one of the three energy channels in the kundalini experience. The fire then represents the violence of some kundalini experiences, and is also intended to show the dangerous nature of the experience unless controlled. It may be a dragon with two heads as a consequence [Ida and Pingala] or it may be one with three heads [Ida, Pingala and Sushumna] or it may be one with only one head - Sushumna. It corresponds with the coiled snake used in Indian and Hindu symbolism.
Symbolically, the energy unleashed by the kundalini experience is represented as a sort of sleeping serpent, coiled up at the base of the spine ready to rear up and strike the brain! Kundalini literally means coiled energy. In yoga, this form of dormant energy is envisioned as a goddess and resides in the sacrum “in three and a half coils - it has been described as a residual power of pure desire”.
When Saint George fought the dragon - depending on who was describing the story - it could mean that he was fighting his demons, the religious approach to explaining the story - or it could mean he was trying to have a controlled kundalini experience!
Dragons are traditionally found in caves and dungeons because the energy stored for this experience is at the base of the spine [in the Chinese system in the Lower Dan Tien].
There is another symbol related to this one - the Dragon's kiss.
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