Monday, January 6, 2014

Ancient serpent symbolic meaning

Revolutionary greetings This blog is to bring light on the symbolic meaning of the sepernt this a little information i compiled to help bring a better overstanding of the serpent symbolic meaning through out the ancient world the serpent is a symbol of duality(opposites positive and negative energy) and also universal principle of balance it has always been used in that matter cause everything has a opposite in the universal sphere and reality of being and spiritual realm so enjoy - FTL Haki Shakur

Snake Meaning and Symbolism
Snake symbolic meaning, overwhelmingly and in various cultures, deals with primordial life force and usually turns our attention to gender supremacy (both male and female).
Consequently, snakes span the symbolic bridge between lunarand solar associations as well as aspects between water and fire.
Coiled within this polarity, we clearly see symbolism of duality and the search for balance. Other snake symbolic meaning includes: 

Quick-List of Symbolic Snake Meanings

  • Cycles
  • Rebirth
  • Patience
  • Fertility
  • Eternity
  • Balance
  • Cunning
  • Intuition
  • Awareness
  • Healing
  • Intellect
  • Protection
  • Solemnity
  • Rejuvenation
  • Transformation
  • Occult (hidden) Knowledge
  • Male/Female, Yin-Yang, Duality

As a Native American Indian symbol (depending on the nation/tribe) the snake can be a masculine symbol, associated with the phallus of lightning which is considered a medicine staff of tremendous assertive power. Other tribes lean in the direction of feminine attribution for the snake and pair it with mothering (creation), and lunar (moon) symbolism.
Whether raising itself in masculine authority, or encircling the Earth in amotherly fashion the snake symbol of the Native American's was highly regarded; utilized in ritual to invoke an element of pointed focus and weighty influence.
The ancient Celts were extremely nature-wise too, and approached snake symbolism from the behavior and life cycle of this magnificent creature. From the Celtic perspective, the snake was a symbol of secret knowledge, cunning and transformation.
Further, the snake Celtic symbol comes from observations of the European viper (also known as the adder) which is the only (along with the common grass snake) species able to tolerate the colder climate of the ancient Celts.
In the keen Celtic mind, snake symbolic meaning of transformation came from the shedding of its skin. Physical evidence of leaving its form behind (casting off the old self), and emerging a sleeker, newer version made the snake a powerful symbol of rebirth and renewal.
As far as the occult (hidden) symbolic meaning in Celtic and other cultures, this can be connected to the sleuth-like ways of the snake.
Disappearing in colder months and summoned by the sun marks the snake'sconnection to the shadow worlds with its successful ability to live within the dark realms for extended periods of time. Alternatively, the snake softly moves into the embrace of the sun, and so it encapsulates the ancient magician's creed of moving in perfect rhythm of natural forces.
In Eastern Indian myth the Sanskrit word for snake is naga and these are associated with the element of water. Picking up water's symbolism of emotion, love and motion, nagas in this light are considered a feminine aspect and embody nurturing, benevolent, wise qualities.
To wit, the practice of nagayuna in Eastern Indian alchemy seeks to achieve loving harmony between the physical and ethereal. Simply put, all of us striving to better ourselves by calmly easing into places of personal balance within the cosmic balance of the whole are practicing this ancient technique.
Snake tattoo symbolism varies according to the bearer of the mark. For example, I have a back piece depicting two serpents (nagas) wrapped around the seven prime chakras down the length of my spine. This (to me) incorporates the kundalini power available to all humans.
Additionally, this entwined snake imagery hearkens to the caduceus, in which the staves of Asclepius are made of two polar (and copulating) serpents which symbolizes balance, equanimity, union and regeneration.
Double snakes are common in almost all cultural symbolic languages. Ultimately the double snake is an icon representing...

Double Snake Symbolism

  • Connection between primal forces

  • Integration of opposites

  • Advanced communication

  • Joining together on a divine level

  • Making whole what was once fragmented and doing so in a magical, organic way.
Snake Double HelixCarrying this dual snake imagery a step further, we could look to the language of science. Observe the formation of DNA and how it forms a perfect, serpentine double helix (shown left). This prompts us to consider how the energetic mind is connected to the grander whole, and how it so effortlessly makes graceful connections between the basic building blocks of data with the manifestations of the natural world.
There is no doubt, the snake is a unifying force embodying infinite messages to those who are energetically available to perceive them. Alchemists understood this, and thus incorporated the philosophy of snakes in their grimoires, practices, and even their daily life.
Indeed, alchemy literature is rife with the image of the uroboros which is symbolic of conceptualizing totality, embracing the whole of consciousness and devouring it with unquenchable passion.
As an animal totem, the snake surfaces into our awareness with all the power of the symbolic attributes listed on this page (and more). Those who are drawn to the snake (and vice versa) are gifted at perceiving life through anuncommon lens. Other characteristics of those who are connected to snake energy include...

Attributes of the Snake as a Totem or Animal Guide

  • A natural ability to balance energies (you're likely a gifted healer)

  • Diplomatic and eloquent in areas of speech and writing

  • Dynamically intuitive (often knowing other's thoughts and emotional states without trying)

  • Impulsive, but not without careful consideration. This may sound paradoxical, but those with the snake totem know what I mean here.
I invite you to step into the calming energy of the snake, and see what this noble creature offers you in the form of messages, growth, and enlightenment.
Further, it should be understood this page is but a miniscule sampling of the diverse snake symbolic meaning s available to us. Therefore, I encourage you to slither into your own personal ruminations, research and meditation of the snake.
You will find your investment to be infinitely rewarding.
I trust you've enjoyed this page on snake symbolic meaning. Check out the links at the end of this page for more animal symbolism and meaningful insights....

The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to humankind[1] and represent dual expression[2] of good and evil.[3]
In some cultures snakes were fertility symbols, for example the Hopi people of North Americaperformed an annual snake dance to celebrate the union of Snake Youth (a Sky spirit) and Snake Girl (an Underworld spirit) and to renew fertility of Nature. During the dance, live snakes were handled and at the end of the dance the snakes were released into the fields to guarantee good crops. "The snake dance is a prayer to the spirits of the clouds, the thunder and the lightning, that the rain may fall on the growing crops.."[4] In other cultures snakes symbolized the umbilical cord, joining all humans to Mother Earth. The Great Goddess often had snakes as her familiars - sometimes twining around her sacred staff, as in ancient Crete - and they were worshiped as guardians of her mysteries of birth and regeneration.[5]

The serpent or snake is revered worldwide. It's shown over and over again as a potent deity. The snake is associated with both negative and positive, or duality, even in Christianity. This is shown in the Bible in the story of Adam and Eve.
Another motif is rebirth or renewal. This creature has the ability to shed its old skin when it grows it. The casting off of this skin metaphorically, represents the release of old ways of thinking that don't work in our lives. The fresh new skin found underneath is rebirth and new beginnings...purification.
To many cultures the power of the serpent is in its representation of vital energy. This energy remains coiled within at the base of our spine in the sacrum a triangular bone. There it sits dormant till it's ready to move. The movement of the kundalini is the final joining of the masculine and the feminine through the heart. The heart represents balance, and cannot be bypassed or the kundalini energy will bring death instead of freedom.
Suppression and denial of our own feminine side...our own feeling sides or intuition keeps us from experiencing this balance. It's played out as the reflection in the world by rules, judgments, expectations, guilt and finally denial of these feelings especially against women.
What's happening out there, is what's happening within. Movement or acceptance of these long suppressed emotions and inner knowing is being experienced by those getting in touch with their feminine. It isn't easy to feel these long held feelings at times but necessary. Healthy movement in the kundalini and enlightenment will be the reflection.
The god Quetzalcoatl or feathered serpent is a representation of this kundalini energy within us.
The serpent and its meaning in ancient cultures
The Mound Builders
The "Great Serpent Mound" in Ohio, U.S.A. is one of the largest serpent effigies. The mound is a quarter mile long and five feet high. It was probably much higher in its day. It shows the serpent with a coiled tail and an egg in its mouth. This egg in mouth motif is representative of the potential of actualization through Second Birth or rebirth.
The Hopi Indians
The Hopis worshiped a horned or plumed serpent called Awanyu, which is pictured all over Pueblo art. Awanyu is the guardian of water a precious resource of the Hopi. It is usually rendered as a zigzag that suggests flowing water or lightning...a giver of life and renewal. This serpent strongly resembles the plumed serpent of the Aztec culture.
Some scholars have noted a resemblance between the Quetzalcoatl legend and the myth of the Pahana held by the Hopis of Northern Arizona. In fact, scholars have described many similarities between the myths of the Aztecs and those of the American Southwest.
The Hopi describe the Pahana as the "Lost White Brother," and they expect his eventual return from the east. Upon his return, the true Pahana is prophesied to bring the missing section of a sacred Hopi stone that was possessed by the Fire Clan. It is also said he will destroy the wicked and begin a new era of peace and prosperity. Could this missing piece be our feminine or feeling side? 
Hopi tradition maintains that they also considered the Spanish conquistadors as the Pahana. It didn't take them long to realize the Spanish were not their savior when they arrived on the Hopi mesas in the 16th century. The Hopi's didn't suffer the fate of Mesoamerica, because the Spanish couldn't find any gold so they left.
The Hindus
In the Hindu regions of Asia the serpent or naga is considered a nature spirit. It is the protector of springs, wells and rivers. Serpents bring rain and thus fertility. But, they can also bring floods and drought. The Hindus believe that how the naga treats humanity is representative how we treat the snake and its environment. Serpents also carry the elixir of life and immortality...vital energy.
Pictured: Kurma Avatar of Vishnu, below Mount Mandara, with Vasuki wrapped around it, during Samudra manthan, the churning of the ocean of milk.
What is vital energy?
Vital energy is our true essence. It's our pure and perfect spirits...the joining of our masculine and the feminine energy dancing a perfect dance of harmony and balance. Once we close this gap, we will no longer have limitations or need for physical sustenance, because God's Light will then reach us and sustain us.
It's amazing how cultures who never crossed paths can be so similar in their beliefs. Mystics around the world are familiar with vital energy or kundalini. This energy is known as prana in Sanskirt, chi in China, ki in Japan, and gal in Galic. To the Maya coyopa, translated to "lightning in the blood," represents this vital energy.
"The other roots of "KUNDALINI" are KUNDALIN, serpent, and KALA, time or death. The symbol of the snake has many meanings: ignorance, energy, unhappiness or happiness(duality), death, time and change. In Indian mythology Lord Vishu rests on a thousand-headed snake and sends out the first vibration (Sphurna), from which the entire Universe evolves." Paramhans swami Maheshwarananda, The Hidden Power in Humans, Ibera Verlag
Vibration or movement is the feminine energy. Without it to open the space, there is no creation.
In Sanskrit from India, the serpent power is feminine. She is coiled up three and a half times at the base of the spine. Her mouth engulfs the bottom of the Sushuman nadi or vital force energy channels through which the Shakti energy flows. It's important to realize that this belief is mirrored by many more cultures and religions.
So why did I give you this little history lesson on serpents?
It's the rising upward of this vital energy that was predicted by the Maya for us. This energy rises because our level of consciousness and understanding has risen, causing movement upward through the seven different chakras. 
It's time to release this old denied charge that has built up within us, and becoming a whole person, who not only "thinks" but "feels." It's about bringing the masculine and feminine energies together at the heart and closing the gap that separates them. It's realizing we are only complete when we have both energies working together instead of against each other.
"To be Quetzalcoatl or Kukulcan is to know the seven forces (seven chakras) that govern our body - not only know them but also use them and understand their intimate relationship with natural and cosmic laws. We must comprehend the long and short cycles and the solar laws that sustain our lives. We must know how to die and how to be born." The Secrets of Mayan Science/Religion, Hunbatz Men.
The Codex Nuttall a Post-Classic Mayan manuscript says, Quetzalcoatl was to return to Earth by way of a break in the heavens. He was to emerge from the cavity of the Earth and be met by four shamans from the East. The East represents new beginnings. The Four shamans could be the four cardinal directions. 
The Maya believed the earth itself would rise in spiritual consciousness in 2012. Since humans are part of the earth they could also rise. The changes are still taking place and escalating even though 2012 has past. The chakras of the earth are mirrored by the seven chakras in our own bodies.
"Quetzalcoatl is the nawal or alter ego, counterpart and natural complement of Ometeotl. His mission is to establish communication between Earth and heaven and to unite humanity with God...The essence of his teachings is that human existence must strive to transcend the world of forms that conceals ultimate reality. The means of advancing along the path to spirituality is purification, the only weapon powerful enough to penetrate matter." The Hidden Maya, Martin Brennan
For years before the beginning of the next Great Cycle and years after, we have been asked to take on the values of new age, also know as the Age of Aquarius. A lot of pain is usually experienced during this transition, because we fight the change and the emotions that need to be felt.
It's about shedding that "skin" like the snake to experience rebirth or renewal at a different level of consciousness. We are all aware of our present economic, environment and social chaos. This debacle will intensify, till the cleansing or shedding is complete.
The values of Age of Pisces, which has just passed are money, power and control. They don't work in the present age. Rebirth will come when we internally embrace and practice the values of the new age of love, brotherhood, unity and integrity. The children of today, were born with some of these qualities already in tack.
I see these ancient stories or myths metaphorically. The return of enlightened beings like Quetzalcoatl and Jesus may not be a "physical" returns at all. Instead we may at last become aware of the vital power within us. It would be OUR rebirth to a higher level of consciousness as predicted by the Maya. It's at this level of consciousness we just may realize...
WE are the saviors we've been waiting for. The power is within us and always has been.


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.


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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.



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."


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The Anahata Chakra develops love and comprehension!
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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.


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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.


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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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