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The Tao is "Being" balanced with "Becoming." Yang processes balanced with Yin processes.>"BEING" IS A POSITION IN THE CONSCIOUS HIERARCHY (the Crown chakra, Being, Spirit, Christ, Purusha)>"BECOMING" IS A POSITION IN THE CONSCIOUS HIERARCHY (the Root chakra, Becoming, Matter, Satan, Nature, Prakriti)
The energy exchange between these poles in the human body yields life experiencing itself.
These two pictures demonstrate the same dualistic principle: Being / Becoming; Prana / Kundalini (the snake)
Geb, the father of snakes on the bottom, represents the Becoming force, the serpent, satan, the drive for evolution, novelty. Nut, the sky mother, represents the source of the divine spark of conscioussness, pure Being. Both forces are in balance in this picture.
In the other picture, the genders are interestingly reversed, but Shiva represents eternal consciousness that sustains but is currently being overwhelmed by the shakti enegy (Kali). In this picture, the forces are out of balance, Kali (the Becoming, serpent, shakti) is trampling on her counterpart, Shiva (Being, consciousness). Sometimes the shakti overpowers conscioussness (in this case, to destroy evil).
This is the higher aspects of mind and spirit (the connection to source, i.e. holy spirit, the eternal atman) vs. the vitality of matter (the serpent, kundalini, dragon, i.e. the magnetic base that attempts to climb it’s way back to source through the novelty generation);
In other words: the steadfast sustaining life force (Being) vs. the chaotic evolutionary force (Becoming)
This is the reason the Egyptian obelisks are oriented towards the tail of the dragon/serpent, the once-pole star, Thuban.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuban
This is the serpent force thrusting its way back to the firmament, back to the source; vital matter piercing the veil of eternal consciousness.