One night I drummed and entered a trance state… diving deep into the earth in eagle form… through an earthen tunnel, down, down for many miles, then into a golden misty light, then into wide open skies. Gliding aloft and drifting over a lush, vibrant green canopy of jungle and coastal palm trees. Below me is a familiar lagoon near the ocean shore. The lagoon is a striking marine blue, with hints of gold and turquoise shimmering on the surface. I descend and land on the shoreline. I morph back into human form, wearing comfortable beachwear. I can feel the gentle warm tradewinds caressing my brown tanned skin. I can smell the rich scent of oceanlife, salty and clean. My whole body relaxes as I absorb this beautiful setting. I am here because of a Jaguar.

Looking into the trees I see a large black shadow sprawling on the limb of a giant sycamore tree, I see a black jaguars golden eyes gazing down at me. I give him a knowing look, greetings. Jaguar returns my greeting with a short rounded growl. This is not our first meeting. He descends from the tree effortlessly… his earthbound thump is barely heard as he lands and then leads me down a trail, deep into the jungle interior. I follow and watch his graceful stride, muscles tensing and relaxing as he changes course and leaps onto a lava stone outcropping.

He climbs, weaving his way up through palm trees and the lava mountain before us. He reaches a large cave opening of smooth black lava rock – it’s shaped in the likeness of a jaguars head, with an intimidating ferocious look and huge lower fangs emerging from the ground. Turning around, I see a panoramic view of ocean. Rippling down from the center of the horizon line, a wide ribbon of diamond light dances across the ocean surface.

I follow him into the mouth opening and we pass through torchlit tunnels. We enter a vast circular cavern of smooth porous black lava… In front of us is a large pool of water in hues of deep emerald green, I notice the strong contrast of color with the blackness of the interior stone. On the left wall I can see wide rounded steps ascending around and up to the back of the cavern, then a landing and another tunnel entrance. These steps jut from the rock wall as if floating. Jaguar looks at me, his eyes now blazing emerald green. He leaps upward, ascending the steps double-time.

I climb the steps and follow Jaguar through more tunnels wrapping around to the left, then into another vast circular cavern. Here the cavern differs from the first. Awestruck, I watch Jaguar as he pads over a curving bridge-like pathway to the center of the cave. There are many of these bridges curving in and away from the center landing. They are smooth, narrow, rounded pathways flowing upward and downward to different levels and cave openings. Below is a precipitous drop into another pool. It is the color of ultramarine blue, again sharply contrasting with the lava black stone and bridge paths all around. I notice the central area and all the pathways have the uncanny resemblance of a neuron – a perfectly symmetrical neuron.

The central landing is perhaps 15′ diameter radiating a fiery red orange light from a center area perhaps 9′ in diameter. I traverse the curving bridge and find Jaguar lying comfortably near the central light. There is a gentle ferocity in his gaze. Now his eyes shine with fire. He prompts me to sit in the surface of fiery light. I peer closely at the center and see a swirl of color, alive and shimmering like a molten core. I hear the word Maha-Kundala. I take a seat and feel the smooth glassy surface below me. It is warm. I sit half-lotus feeling at ease.

As I sit, I observe a few sensations:

The etheric energy or aura around my form begins to reflect this light. A serpentine light-stream flows upward from the surface and through my root chakra, gently spiraling up in a double helix pattern and out through the major chakra vortices, then up through the crown taking shape of a diamond lattice sphere that surrounds me.

The sphere radiates this light in a pulsing heartbeat rhythm, I hear Gaian heartbeat. The feelings I have are warm and relaxing… as it intensifies, I lie down. I look up and see a holographic image of our sun rotating above me. It is the same size as the surface I am lying on. It is like seeing the sun in real time, slowly turning and I feel as though I could dive into this sun, but I just lay there and gaze into the sun, mesmerized.

Eventually I emerged from this deep trance state with feelings of appreciation and gratitude. I am not exactly sure what this whole experience was about, though I have some ideas… there is also a feeling that there is more to learn here. Anyone can align to Jaguar… he/she has wisdom to share. Trust.

Onward!

Russell Webb

Updates:

I’ve had many return visits since this original writing. I’ve experienced the kundalini shakti awakened with great care and gentleness. This was the intent of the original vision… in preparation for this awakening.

Black Jaguar has a ferocious intimidating aspect, as an apex predator of the jungle this may be perceived as fearlessness. They are solitary by nature, preferring stealth, they roam the jungle in silence taking their prey by complete surprise.

Gaia-Sophia has a divine aspect, taking form as a Black Jaguar known as Bhairavi – a Goddess featured in the Shakti cluster. “Bhiaravi is the warrior woman – terrible, fierce, ferocious – she embodies divine rage. She is associated with the lioness Sekhmet from Egyptian history. As a divine teacher, Bhairavi’s teachings are directed toward the impurities within us, as well as to the negative forces that may try to interfere with our spiritual growth. Since Bharavi is associated with heat and radiance, her wrath might be compared to a fever that burns toxins from the system” JLL

In one memorable session I experienced a message from Black Jaguar: “You can call me Negru, black, and I am Raven too.” He is pure black with spots of black, the black spots blazed into a radiant orange and revealed a message: “I am black, but I am also showing you the black cloak of jaguar hides the spots beneath. These spots are also symbols for you. You’re inner light is coming through brighter. With greater confidence, your light that was hidden becomes revealed. The cloak of blackness naturally conceals these spots, but they are always there, and for you, they are about to shine through brilliantly.” It is kundalini fire, blissful, and healing…

Negru made a few suggestions: “Visit my cave whenever you can, we will work together there, or go on journeys together. You can take any form that suits you, and it is not necessary to merge with me – we are brothers. Try eating a small amount of good / purest quality red meat, as rare as you can take it – or rabbit. This will help with the connection.” Jaguar also facilitates 3rd eye opening / activation very carefully. Implying, we don’t want you to get fried.

Another session revealed a desire to teach the powers of a color – specifically marine blue, and this is the very same blue seen in flame. A pure blue flame that purifies and heals. His eyes shown a brilliant blue. The very same sphere (from story above) of energy surrounded me and was same brilliant blue. Hands and feet were vortices of blue and was shown healing hands can use this color to burn away toxins at all levels – mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical bodies.

Another session shows Jaguar as half human / half jaguar. Standing tall. A fearsome sight of warrior class militant bearing. He is a master of martial arts, and a highly disciplined task master. I think, fucking hell, I’m going to have to rock-up big time with this one around… his boost of energy can be felt when I am focused and practicing – there is a very physical element to jaguar, at least in my experience.

Negru is also a protecting force. Always present.

More black jaguar sightings in future posts to come…

This section on Power Animals will expand… featuring detailed descriptions and attributes of the spirit animals – raven, bear, wolf, tiger, buffalo, eagle and more…