Monica Bellucci's hands revealed  

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(@joni_kelly)
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So from my yoga and mediation practise I was pretty sure that Monica Belluci was pulling some serious mudra when speaking in the dream sequence. (If you're not aware of mudras they are different hand positions normally used in Hinduism and  Buddhism to aid the flow of prana(chi) to the required area, different positions are supposed to have different effect of be mind, body, energy system) After much scrolling through nearly 100 mudras I think it's this one....the surabhi mudra(wish fulfilling) . So many amazing esoteric Jungian, Buddhist, Hindu references in this season. Really enjoying sifting through it all! 

see here for more info  https://yogainternational.com/article/view/surabhi-mudra-wish-fulfilling-mudra

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Posted : 15/08/2017 5:23 pm
(@pieter)
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Wow. Makes you wonder.

The shot you're referencing attached.

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Posted : 15/08/2017 5:43 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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Here's corresponding mudra 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 5:50 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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Loved this piece on the esoteric refences of Twin Peaks although written pre this series. Gives you LOTS to think about 

http://zoraburden.weebly.com/the-esoteric-symbolism-of-twin-peaks.html

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Posted : 15/08/2017 5:52 pm
(@buttercup)
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I noticed her hands immediately.  Great work identifying it.  That's really hard to do, so maybe that's why you see her fingers taking a break after a while. 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 6:52 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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Lol really hard! Like a hand tongue twister! 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 6:53 pm
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(@buttercup)
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It's hard enough getting into it, let alone sitting like that for an extended period.  I love that it's a wish fulfilling mudra. 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 6:56 pm
(@audrey-horne)
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How does a mudra position differ from the now famous hand gesture Laura made in the lodge during the S2 series finale??

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:01 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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Also pertinent in relation to Cooper, Gordon Cole/ the heros' journey 

"very effective and powerful mudra. By itself, this mudra helps an aspirant practitioner (sadhaka) to break any barriers that he/she may face when on the threshold of the ultimate meditation (samadhi)." 

-from yoga article I posted above 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:04 pm
(@buttercup)
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Meanwhile...

Mudras have very specific hand and finger placements and are specifically aligned with the body - often the heart. 

Laura's gesture is more random in a sort of Vanna White style.

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:06 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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I think many did surmise that Laura's hand sign was a mudra; the sign for "do  not fear" but only a theory. Lots written about it online. 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:11 pm
(@joni_kelly)
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This was the mudra that people compared Laura's 'meanwhile' pose to from season 2...don't think it's as comvincing as the Monica Belluci one but as Gordon cole says....something to think about! 

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:15 pm
(@audrey-horne)
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Posted by: Joni Kelly

This was the mudra that people compared Laura's 'meanwhile' pose to from season 2...don't think it's as comvincing as the Monica Belluci one but as Gordon cole says....something to think about! 

Thanks for your clarification 🙂

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Posted : 15/08/2017 7:50 pm
(@pynchjan)
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Lynch could not spell wish-fulfilling fantasy (in the everyday, not Freudian sense) out more clearly. Make an interesting eccentric character version of yourself. Put said character in an exciting and fascinating context. Amid the danger and strife (and death), allow said character the ultimate mature erotic dream. Contrast with, I want to rip that sexual predator's throat out (or beat up that tailgater).

So, "change your attitude/ethics or die" and let unmanageable desires and ill-will, and imagination/fantasy find its place. TPTR will help, will do much of the work, but then you have to come prepared to do your part.

Magical.  

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Posted : 16/08/2017 2:57 am
(@klynched)
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I thought it looked like a mudra too. However, I don't think she's doing the surabhi mudra as she has at least one loose finger (not crossing over and touching another finger tip) on each hand. However, that mudra is fiendishly difficult to do. Just try it!

All wishes are not (yet) fulfilled...

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Posted : 17/08/2017 3:14 am
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