‘If we pursue our interpretation of the Caduceus of Hermes, we find that it is a summary of a human being. The two serpents twined round the central staff represent the two currents flowing from the brain. Starting from the left and right hemispheres, they cross over at the nape of the neck, pass through the lungs, cross over again at the solar plexus, pass through the liver and spleen, cross over at the navel, pass through the left and right kidneys, cross over, once again, at the Hara centre and pass through the sexual glands of a man, and through the ovaries of a woman.

The Caduceus of Hermes


The source of the Kundalini force – The ‘Strength of all Strengths’
The central wand represents the spinal column, at the base of which, according to the initiates of India, slumbers the Kundalini force before it is awakened into activity. When Kundalini starts to move up from Muladhara, the Chakra at the base of the spine, it travels through a channel in the centre of the spinal column, Sushumna. Kundalini is set in motion and rises all the way to the thousand-petalled Lotus, the Chakra known as Sahasrara, when the two currents, Ida and Pingala which lie on either side of Sushumna, are stimulated by our breathing.

Working with the Sun (Pingala) and The Moon (Ida) to obtain the ‘Strength of all Strengths’
Yogis and initiates, therefore, who succeed in working with the Sun (Pingala, the positive current) and the Moon (Ida, the negative current), awaken the Kundalini force and send it up to the peak of their being. And here, again, we find the phenomenon of the laser: a human being is a living laser. Those who succeed in getting their inner laser to function obtain the ‘Strength of all Strengths,’ the universal magic agent.’

To be continued…
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
Sèvres, December 27, 1970

Complete Works Volume 14. Love and Sexuality, Part 1
Chapter 2 Taking the bull by the horns – The Caduceus of Hermes