Sophia: Goddess and Shakti of Christ: kundalini awakening, freeing the Goddess: Transfiguration
excerpted from OM, baby! a pilgrimage to the eternal self, by Jack Haas
Sophia is the cosmic Goddess, the one who contains all aspects of the Mother Goddess, and yet is beyond all of these aspects as well. She is of the earth and of the heavens.
Sophia is the House of God, and the bride of Christ. She is a living, infinite, divine, archetypical spirit. She is also the consummation of the Christ path, in that She assists in the transfiguring union of spirit and flesh. She is our most expansive, macrocosmic, female self. She is God.
Sophia is the Tao of heaven and earth. Sophia is the cosmic body of Christ; Sophia is the feminine aspect, the Shakti of Issa, the eastern Christ.
Unfortunately for the west, Sophia has all but been buried under the festering mound of conventional religion. However, She is real, and infinite, and waiting for humanity to embrace Her once again.
When we are united as being and non-being, spirit and flesh, Sophia and Christ, then we are one, the om, dynamic timelessness- the all-encompassing Tree of Life, pulsating in the living now of the Self which is beyond personality.
This happens as the kundalini within rises upward and out of the lotus- the crown chakra- exiting the confines of the body. Through this opening, at the top of the head, the serpentine flesh-consciousness is united with spirit, and Earth and Heaven commingle into one.
Though duality merges at the third-eye, the inner soul cannot get out through that chakra, but only through the crown chakra.
The inner sanctum lies above the crown chakra, in ‘the thousand-petalled lotus’, as it is called in the east. This is where Sophia rises out of the individual.
It is for this reason that Shiva is often depicted with his female aspect, Parvati, emerging out of the top of his head. It is also for this reason that most of the female Hindu deities are represented artistically as sitting upon a lotus- for they have risen into consciousness and then reside above the thousand-petalled lotus, which is the open crown chakra.
This emergence of the inner, divine feminine is the alchemical stage of purification, when the soul, grown conscious and enervated from the overtures of the spirit, rises out of the flesh through the crown chakra. Thus the soul of matter has been freed from limitation.
The Mother energy exists initially as a potent, writhing mix of molten, primordial chaos- a viscous pool of ethereal, unconditioned prima materia- which dwells in the root chakra, which is the earth. She then rises through the individual, up the kundalini pathway, and is transformed into Sophia- or the Goddess, or Psyche- after exiting the physical form, through the top of the head.
The kundalini is thus the primordial snake-Mother energy, rising into flight through the transformative human body; the serpent taking wing. Thus the snake rises into the Christ, as the Christ descends into the snake. And they are one.
The kundalini merges like a double helix, and the dual-snaked caduceus is healed into one.
Immense energy is exchanged through the third-eye and crown chakra through which we are awakened to our eternal, androgynous, limitless true nature.
Spirit becomes dense like flesh through the crown chakra. The flesh becomes light as spirit, through the same.
The rising of the kundalini ends as the absolute union of Mother and Father forces, in the astral inner sanctum where one is divine.
Because the spirit has descended into the flesh, the soul, housed in the flesh, can now rise into union with the spirit.
This is the Assumption of Mary, who was considered to be an incarnation of Sophia by the early Christians.
Thus the human body is a factory for the alchemical transmutation of the base ore, lead- the prima materia- into the precious metal gold, the consciously operating anima mundi, the world soul.
Humanity is the ephemeral bridge between the eternal below, the Mother, and the eternal above, the Father. To become both is to merge the divided waters into a living oneness.
The Earth is now connected to Heaven through the bridge of the transfigured individual. The mustard seed has grown into the Tree of Life.
Ascension has occurred. The individual is immortalized. The flesh is redeemed through the kundalini channel.
In the union of spirit and matter, via the kundalini, the body becomes as empty and vast as space.
A reversal occurs- the male becomes matter, and the female becomes spirit.
The physical becomes the chemical, the chemical becomes electrical, and the electrical becomes nuclear, and that is when the transmutation of matter into energy takes place. That is when the body becomes light. Transfiguration.
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This is when Sophia rises to meet the Christ descending, and the individual who has spawned their union becomes the living bridal chamber.
Sophia is the flesh awoken, the metamorphosis, infinity come into the finite flesh, which is the transfiguration of the flesh into infinitude.
Matter is the body of Christ, Sophia is the blood.
The bridegroom is the one made of two- the Sophia, female soul, and the Christ, male spirit.
The marriage creates a wholly new one, born out of the two. The Union of above and below has been accomplished.
To unify the spirit and soul, Christ and Mary, Issa and Sophia within you, is to link the above with the below, and create a whole new universe. One hole, one whole, one new universe.
To embody infinity is to be subtle and sensual, empty and full, spirit and matter, distance and love, equanimity and orgasm, which is to incarnate your subtle Sophia eternity into your orgasmic Christ flesh.
The female, Mother Goddess, risen through the individual, becomes Sophia, the Holy Ghost. Thus the sacred trinity composed of the Father- attained through the Christ- the Son- the individuated individual- and the Holy Ghost, Sophia- is completed.
Sophia is the Holy Ghost of the trinity.
It is only by being a wife-self, that I unite my flesh to my husband self, the Christ.
I must ever be focusing my consciousness on Christ above, and Sophia below- on spirit and soul- until there is neither above nor below, so as to continually wed them within me, as me.
This is the Great Self I AM. The impersonal all self. The quintessence, the common denominator, the profound within the mundane.
Christ is the external come in, Sophia is the body come out. In and out exchange places. And the greater sum of the two, is one.
To become the Sophia of your Christ self is to liberate Her and raise Her up from the unconsciousness of matter, into the consciousness of spirit. To liberate Her is to liberate yourself, because you are Her.
This is to emerge from the house of the Mother and Father, and so to live inside the energy of your own creation.
To become the union of Sophia and Christ, is to incarnate the now free energy of the Goddess back into matter. This is to cross over, and then to cross back.
To cross back over from the separated self into the Ocean of God, is to be in the calm depths of union, while the surface rages on.
In this way the soul trapped in matter is released; the Mother becomes the free Goddess. Hence the Mother is no longer only matter. She has risen to Psyche.
Matter has been alchemically transmuted into spirit.
by Jack Haas