"Kundalini, the Sphinx of Yoga, is Shakti, the king's daughter, who must be
awakened if Yoga is
to reach its supernal goal. For Hatha-Yogo, Shakti is in microcosmic form the
revelation of the
primaeval force of the feminine in the physical and etheric bodies. She is
shown in the form of
a serpent, but also as a young woman of enticing beauty. As long as the Shakti
force in man is
asleep, he cannot attain to higher wisdom."
- A Rosicrucian Notebook:
The Secret Sciences Used by Members of the Order
by Willy Schrodter
"Gazelles are leaping, feeding on the mountains. Near are lakes. Round their
shores file shadows black of cedargroves. Aroma rises, a strong hairgrowth of
resin. It burns, the orient, a sky of sapphire, cleft by the bronze flight of
eagles. Under it lies the womancity, nude, white, still, cool, in luxury. A
fountain murmurs among damask roses. Mammoth roses murmur of scarlet
winegrapes. A wine of shame, lust, blood exudes, strangely murmuring."
- James Joyce: Ulysses, Circe
"The Maiden caught me in the Wild
Where I was dancing merrily;
She put me into her Cabinet
And Lock'd me up with a Golden Key."
- William Blake, The Crystal Cabinet
"For indeed our consciousness does not create itself-it wells up from unknown
childhood it awakens gradually, and all through life it wakes each morning out
of the depths of
sleep from an unconscious condition. It is like a child that is born daily out
of the primordial
womb of the unconscious."
- C.G. Jung, CW 11: Psychology and Religion: West and East. P.935