There is nothing new under the sun, not even the phenomena of The Incredible Hulk.
The characters and backstory may be unique but the underlying science behind Bruce Banner’s transformation into The Hulk is ancient.
In a nutshell, Banner’s transformation is an artificial Kundalini awakening. He accidentally becomes the hulk, not through a process of self-realization and inner spiritual alchemy but through an accident with gamma radiation. This is probably why he only evolves physically, but his mind is not in control. The artificially induced awakening can not provide the complete mind, body, and soul evolution. His transformation is not finished, so he is stuck in ‘beast mode’.
If you watch the process slowly you will notice most times it parallels the experiences others have had during a Kundalini awakening – such as intense headaches and an extreme energy bursting from the base of the spine to the head. The ‘green’ appearance of the Hulk is a subtle reference to the serpentine energy being fully activated.
Here is the backstory of the Incredible Hulk according to Marvel Fandom:
“Dr. Bruce Banner, Ph.D aka the Hulk is an American theoretical physicist, famed for his work into the studies of nuclear physics and gamma radiation. He was recruited by General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross and the US Army to develop the first Gamma Bomb. During its first live test he was bombarded with a massive dose of gamma rays while saving Rick Jones, a kid who was out on the test site.
He was mutated into a green behemoth, the living personification of rage, fueled by pure physical strength and would come to be known as nearly mindless “Incredible Hulk”. Fearful of the damage that Hulk could inflict, as well as fleeing from the military, he went on the run. He later found a home among the Avengers, the Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, for a short time.”
What is Kundalini and Serpentine Energy?
A woman named Bairavee Balasubramaniam details her own personal experience of a Kundalini awakening on elephantjournal.com, you should definitely read it in it’s entirety for more insight. For the sake of this post I’ll only be sharing her explanation of what Kundalini is:
“For those of you new to the topic, the Kundalini is a serpentine energy that remains dormant at the base of the human spine. Through spiritual activation, yoga and/or other practices, it can rise from the Mooladhara (Base/Root Chakra) up to the Sahasrara (Crown Chakra) or from the base of the spine to top of the forehead (with a strong emphasis on the Ajna / Third Eye Chakra). Once it reaches the Crown, you experience a profound moment of spiritual awakening and transformation that’s very hard to put into words, but utterly life-transforming.
Kundalini energy is also linked to the energy of the ‘Dark Goddess’, or Shakti in her primordial, raw, (often) terrifying, form—much like Mother Kali. It can be fiery-red, burning like the Core of Mama-Gaia, and somehow as ancient and dark as the Origins of the Universe itself. (Darkness here is a different form of sacred energy, it has nothing to do with negativity or evil).”
Also, be sure to check out Dr. Edward Bruce Bynum’s Dark Light Consciousness – Melanin, Serpent Power, and the Luminous Matrix of Reality. Bynum covers this topic of Kundalini and Serpentine energy extensively and even provides exercises to activate that energy within yourself.
For now, let’s continue on to see an example of a ‘green’ entity being synonymous with a Kundalini awakening.
The Green God of Egypt – Osiris
According to khemitology.com, “Osiris, Ausser–or Wizzer (Wsjr), is the original Green Man–he is the land and the earth in his representation of mankind migrating through cycles of consciousness. He is the seed, self, sun and universe, enabling consciousness to express itself as a manifestation in the physical, earthly realm. As such, he is associated with all phases of agricultural processes and to the symbolism of the tree of life.
He is expressed as green in many depictions to represent these associations and their relationship to the fertility of the earth, his dual feminine aspect. It is through the portal of our solar plexus, the Lion’s Gate, and our true heart center, that we traverse the dimensions from spirit to matter, from unity consciousness to individuated consciousness and back again. This is the ‘Hero’s Journey’ that is likened to the path of the Sun across the sky.”
The article goes on to say, “Osiris embodies the tree, rooted in the earth and reaching for the heavens. This is the path of the kundalini moving through our glandular ChakRAs , from the root to the crown.”
The point of this is not to convince you that if you have a kundalini awakening you will turn into The Incredible Hulk. It is to prove once again that many of the modern movies, stories, and characters we see today are based on the sciences discovered and enhanced by ancient melanated minds. Our ancestors understood the universal principles that are demonstrated through the character of Bruce Banner transforming into a ‘God’.
It is also to demonstrate once again that TRUE power comes from within, if you know how to activate it. There’s levels to this, it’s up to you to explore those levels.
Through a process of spiritual alchemy and chakra enlightenment you could tap in to your own version of “The Hulk” – a supreme being capable of manifesting limitless power.