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THE SYMBOL AND MEANING OF THE SERPENT (SNAKE)
WHAT DOES THE SERPENT MEAN?
The SYMBOL AND MEANING OF THE SERPENT OR SNAKE is of great importance because it is a very universal symbol. We can find it in every culture of the world: Mayas, Aztecs, Incas, Egyptians, Greeks (Caduceus of Hermes), Romans (Caduceus of Mercury), Indians (Kundalini) and all the ancient civilizations!
Many people believe the serpent is a very negative symbol, but they are wrong!
Whoever had studied the ancient cultures had found the serpent as a double meaning symbol. We find the serpent (as a negative symbol) in the paradise of the Bible, but Moses use it in front of the pharaoh to show God's power (positive symbol) and he uses it again to help the people who was in the Exodus with him (Please read NUMBER 21)
Egypt was falling and some one had to rescue its wisdom. That is the reason why Moses grew up in Egypt and got into the wisdom of that marvelous country. Let's remember Paul when he said: "Do not forget Moses got his wisdom from Egypt."
We will find this double symbol in every culture and it is important to understand it.
The serpent has several meanings: WISDOM, POWER, ENERGY, etc.
The problem is: We can use any of them for good or evil!
Wisdom is really important, but it in an evil mind becomes dangerous.
Power or force can be used to slave other beings if the person who has it has not a good heart.
Energy is vital for life, but using energy in a wrong way can destroy.
Think about THOR, the god of the thunder, and you can picture the thunder as a powerful serpent coming down to Earth! That is the reason why he has to learn to be humble.
The bottom of the line is: The person who develops the KUNDALINI must have a good heart because he/she will develop wisdom, power and energy.
What is the KUNDALINI?
Please read below.
THE KUNDALINI is the main energy of the human energetic system. It is trapped in the Root chakra and it needs to rise up till the Crown chakra.
There are seven main chakras:
7 - Crown Chakra.
6 - Frontal Chakra.
5 - Throat Chakra.
4 - Heart Chakra.
3 - Solar Plexus Chakra.
2 - Sacrum Chakra.
1 - Root Chakra.
It is said that Huitzilopochtli, the god of war of the Aztecs, was born as an adult and with the XICOATL (The Serpent of Fire), which is the Kundalini. We can see that this serpent has 7 spheres, they are the seven chakras. So Huitzilopochtli was a deva who developed the Kundalini and all its powers.
This Kundalini or Xicoatl is the stuff of Moses, the golden staff of Manco Capac, the Caduceus of Mercury or Hermes. It is the serpent of Asclepius the god of medicine of the Greeks. It is the symbol of modern medicine (Two serpenst and wings on top).
Now you can understand: the Kundalini was kown by the Mayas, Aztecs and Incas.
We all have that Kundalini in our spinal. It is within the Muladhara chakra or Root chakra. It has to develop from there to the Crown chakra. It has to rise up from vertebra to vertebra, total 33 vertebras!
We receive energy from the cosmos and the chakras are supposed to receive them, but they are not working properly in human beings. We need to make them work through mantras and our inner energies.
Ancient yogis gave a special attention to the heart. They said the Kundalini depends on the Anahata chakra (The chakra of the heart). It is so, because to become a real wise person you need to love humankind. Otherwise you could destroy life instead of helping to create life.
Do you want to know more about the Kundalini?
This is a great side about YOGA and MEDITATION. Here you will find more about the Kundalini and the Chakras. It is a really good site.
THE SERPENT IN SOME CULTURES:
THE POSITIVE SERPENT WAS ALWAYS RELATED TO THE GODS AND THE NEGATIVE SERPENT TO EVIL FORCES.
On one side Hermes (The messenger of the gods) had his caduceus with its serpents; Athena (The goddess of wisdom) had her serpent too. On the other side: Medusa is a (A woman with serpents on her head and a body of a serpent) negative force.
Ra had a solar disk with a serpent; the Egyptians gods had the Uraeus (the serpent) as a symbol of protection and hierarchy. Nevertheless, they had a serpent as an enemy too.
The trinity of Hinduism is Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Shiva is always represented with a serpent (A protector) on his neck. Nevertheless, Krishna (A reincarnation of Vishnu) had to fight a big serpent.
Judaism and Christians:
The serpent of the garden (Genesis). It was the cause of ejection from the paradise (Negative serpent). The serpent that Moses put on a pole to cure his people (Positive): Book of Numbers 21:9 "And Moses made a snake of copper, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a snake had bitten any man, when he beheld the snake of brass, he lived."
THE SERPENT AS ENERGY:
We can understand, thanks to modern science that everything is vibrating. We know vibration comes from movement and it cause sound. This sound is ENERGY and this energy travels though waves.
How does a serpent travel? Well, it does it as waves do. Now we understand why the ancient civilizations represented the energy as a serpent.
The serpent has three levels: One as Cosmic energy, another one as an inner energy (The Kundalini or Xicoalt) trapped in the Muladhara chakra. The third one is the Kundalini fully developed.
Whoever was able to develop the Kundalini to its maximum was called QUETZALCOATL among Aztecs, Pharaoh among Egyptians, or Buddha in India, etc.
THE CADUCEUS OF MERCURY!
It is a staff with one serpent to each side and wings on top. It is the modern sign of medicine. You can see it on ambulances or hospitals, sometimes with only one serpent. Let's remember that Asclepius was the god of medicine for the Greeks and Moses hanged up a serpent on a pole to heal the people who were sick and dying.
The inner energy system was well known by ancient cultures. The Caduceus of Mercury is found in different civilizations like Mayas and Aztecs as well as in India and Persia. The alchemists had it too.
Let's remember when the Spaniards came to Mesoamerica they burnt the ancient codex of Mayas and Aztecs, only a few survived! Otherwise, I bet we could find a lot more information about the Aztec and Maya's caduceus.
India kept more knowledge about the inner energetic system. They call to those serpents on the sides of the staff as Ida and Pingala. The staff itself is Shushunna which represents the spinal where the seven chakras are.
THE SERPENT IN MODERN TIMES!
We keep worshiping the serpent in modern times and we will keep doing it in the future. What do I mean? Simple: The serpent represents energy. What can we do without energy? Well, NOTHING!
All computers and modern technology takes the energy of the serpent. See the cables to your laptop, TV, electronics, etc? Well, then you are seeing the serpent. Is not that amazing? Yes! It is amazing!
Technology cannot be possible without the serpent. All ways of energy are represented by the serpent and the way energy moves is the way of the serpent.
When you are in front of a laptop or computer, or TV, etc. you are using the energy of the serpent. The cables are just the physical body where the energy moves.
Everything in the universe is vibration, everything comes from the serpent. The Kundalini is the main energy within us. When that energy is in the space then it is called MAHA KUNDALINI (The Great Serpent).
The energy of the serpent is everywhere. Yes, in the space, within us in every single atom. That is the string of modern times.
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