7 Stages (Bacchus)
In the rites of Bacchus there are 7 Stages of Initiation. These are effectively Four animal Stages linked with the 4 beasts and 3 divine stages linked with the 3 gods:
1. Zeus 2. Chronos 3. Young Man (Protogonos) 4. Lion 5. Horse 6. Serpent 7. Bull
The four animal stages are linked with the four beasts of the Apocalypse; the symbols for the 4 Evangelists. It will be noted that these 7 stages correspond in number to the 7 chakras.