Symbols - What does heaven look like


Sushumna = Elixir, pingala = sulphur, quicksilver = Ida and the
Higher spirit with opened crown chakra is salt = wisdom

An alchemical symbol.  If it is used outside the context of alchemy it has much the same meaning as honey, blood, nectar, ambrosia or butter - it means spirit input.

Within the alchemical context however, it has a different meaning.

Within alchemy Quicksilver is spirit input, it is used as one of the three Principles - Salt, Sulphur and Quicksilver.  In the alchemical context, the following designations may also be used:

Sulphur = Masculine principle = Conscious = Darkness

Mercury/quicksilver = Feminine principle = Subconscious = Light

Salt = Higher spirit and wisdom

The masculine principle produces 'hot'spirit output, the feminine principle accepts 'cool' spirit input and the higher spirit is the receiver and provider of both.

The same symbols map onto the main energy streams found in the kundalini experience.

Thus Elixir is sushumna.



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