Just a few thoughts on the Breath of the Dragon, which is one of the great primordial powers.
It is a path of (self)initiation, of which we can find traces in several ancient cultures and myths. For example, in Ancient Egypt we hear of the “Shemsu Heru”, the Sons of Horus. A cult/ organization founded by Isis itself, falling back on ancient initiations, performed or known by the high priests of On-Heliopolis. It is aimed to go through the archetypes of the Ennead, bringing to life each aspect of the nine gods in themselves, as such opening the chakra’s and coming in touch with the primordial power, which we name “Breath of the Dragon”.
The family Bathory have in their coat of arms, the teeth or nails of the dragon. Around the shield we see the dragon itself, spinning in a circle, biting in its own tail, as such representing the ouroboros. Many members of this family have been seen as Dragon lords or ladies. Erzsebet Bathory, being one of them. Though accused of killing about 600 women, for their blood, recent investigations have shown, that this most likely is a false accusation. A strong women, who controlled her own properties and took care of her own business, wasn’t liked very much in those days. Women were seen as less worth then men, and as such could be no equals.
In the same line, we can see Lilith. The first wife of Adam, created also from mud, was equal to Adam and refused to obey him. Legends and myth say that for this she became the first of demons, and was cursed for all time. Again, a strong women wasn’t liked by society, and by demonizing her, they were able to get her out of the way, and it’s easier to hide, that she was the archetypal Dragon lady, who initiated herself in the system, and knew how to use and harness the power. Next to Lilith, we also can name Isis a.m.o.
Closer in time and culture, we find Merlin, who is said to use the Breath of the Dragon as source of his magick. Only when Morgana Le Fay finds out his secret, he falls in an eternal sleep and what he has build up falls apart.
We can ask ourselves if for example the Cathars, didn’t work with this energy, when bestowing the consolamentum.
Now, what is the Breath of the Dragon? We probably have heard of the kundalini, the force which opens the chakra’s, by removing energetical obstructions and etherical webs. This is a slow process, which is brought forward by life itself, by practicing yoga or meditation or which can be brought forward in a kind of initiation.
The Breath of the Dragon is the power of the Aum, the sound which brought forth creation It is the combination of the four elements, its combined force and power, raging through the etherical body and removing all obstructions at once. It’s not hard to understand, that such a process can lead us to a path of destruction, if those who try to handle it are not fully prepared for it. We see a glimpse of it, in the book “Initiation” by Elizabeth Haich, were the main character falls into a lower energy, and while trying to reach the source of high energy, described as the ark, she is almost burned.
The dragon is said to show itself to those, who are chosen to wield his power. Some set their first steps on this path, but can’t continue, because of the great impact it has on their state of being.
Afterwards, some have tried to institute a copy path, which for example relies on strict ritual or the use of blood in one form or another. Though these systems can have great results, they don’t tip to the original power, which is only unveiled to a selected group through history. As the saying goes, “ Many feel called, few are chosen.”