More on Kundalini… Soter… the Serpent of the Gnostics..
“To activate the unconscious means to awaken the divine, the devi, Kundalini – to begin the development of the suprapersonal within the individual in order to kindle the light of the gods. Kundalini, which is to be awakened in the sleeping Muladhara world, is the suprapersonal, the non-ego,… For this reason Kundalini is the same principal as the Soter, the Savior Serpent of the Gnostics.”
The Psychology of Kundalini Yoga, Carl Jung.
Lecture 4, 26 October 1932, Notes of the Seminar, Princeton University Press, USA, 1996, Page 68/69
Soter derives from the Greek epithet σωτήρ (sōtēr), meaning a saviour, a deliverer; initial capitalised Σωτήρ; fully capitalised ΣΩΤΗΡ; feminine Soteria (Σώτερια). Soter has been used as:
as a title of Gods: Poseidon Soter, Zeus Soter, Dionysus Soter, Athena Soteria and Hecate Soteria.
as the name of a distinct mythical figure, Soter (daimon)
any heroized leaders of Hellenistic dynasties, see hero cult:
Ptolemy I Soter
Antiochus I Soter
Demetrius I Soter
Rabbel II Soter
Seleucus III Ceraunus
as a title of liberators (see also eleutherios)
a title of Jesus of Nazareth, most particularly in the fish acronym
Saint Soter, Pope and Martyr.
Yet another fine image courtesy of Jung Hearted