Animalian characteristics as models for siddhi-s (achievements) in yoga

sea-acorn (barnacle) -- phases enumerated retrogressively

3rd phase of barnacle

undeveloped

eyeless

lack of perception of the nature of yoga

immobile, enclosed in shell

separated from Godhead as if by shell (cf. "clam" in Scientology)

 

 

2nd phase of barnacle

beginner

having 2 eyen

having studied, but without practical development of yogic abilities

crawling

 

 

 

1st phase of barnacle

developed

having single eye

opening of the single eye, ajn~a

swimming