Symbolism of the Ages
Herein below, I shall show the Sacred Trees of the Ancients, in a kind-of alphabetical order.
A. Archeo-Judaeo-Christian Tree of Life
According to the Judaeo-Christian Bible (hereafter referred to as JCB), the tree of life, was a tree, placed in a garden, the fruit of which if eaten would make one live forever. I do NOT agree with the idea that it was a literal tree. I believe it to be a symbol or metaphor of something esoteric, which shall become clearer and clearer as you continue to read. The pictures below are a hint to the meaning of the tree of life.
Celtic-style tree of life. It's a buckle. If you click on the pic,
you can buy it.
Assyrian / Babylonian
A.B. Assyrian Tree of Life / Babylonian Tree of Life
One thing that I find interesting is that the God of the Assyrians was called "Ashur". The Babylonians/Sumerians used the same symbol for their tree of life. (See picture above).
Assyrian & Babylonian traditions regarding the tree of life are very similar to those of the Hebrews, which isn't surprising since Abraham (the great father of the Israelites) came from UR of CHALDEES (ancient Babylon/Sumeria). The Hebrews, therefore, got their traditions from Babylon!
PLEASE NOTICE: each side of the tree has 14 branches.
In ancient middle eastern numerology, the number 14 (1 + 4) is the same as 5, which signifies immortality (eternal life). Then, the tree culminates in a final 15th branch at the top. 15 (1+5) is the same as 6, which signifies creation and procreation. (See my numerology page for details about Chaldean numerology).
Hence, I propose that the encrypted meaning of the tree of life is clear: immortality is achieved through procreation.
Another VERY interesting thing is that the branches actually look like humans, holding hands, or arm in arm. And the long shaft in the middle, could very well be a phallic symbol... perhaps THE ORIGINAL PHALLUS, i.e., great progenitor of the human race.
B. Buddhist Tree of Life
In a Mongolian Buddhist temple, I saw a statue similar to (very similar to) the one pictured above. I was not allowed to take photos. The title of the statue was "Eternity". It would appear that the Buddhists do not hide their doctrine behind symbols and metaphors. Eternal life is NOT from eating an apple; it is from passing on one's genetic material to one's offspring.
C1. Celtic Tree of Life
(Self-explanatory, is it not?)
C2. Chinese Tree of Life
FOREWORD: First of all, let us realize that China is now a huge country made up of 56 indigenous nationalities. There are therefore, countless cosmological and creation myths in China. And yet, not much is on the net. This is what I could find:
According to Taoist Chinese Mythology, there was a sacred peach tree, the fruit of which, if eaten, would bestow immortality upon the partaker. This is evident from the classic Chinese novel, A Journey to the West, wherein a character named Sun, Wu-kong (AKA: Son, O-gong) seeks out, finds, and partakes of the fruit of the tree. The tree was guarded by a low-level god, (I forget his name); and Sun, Wu-kong had to trick the guardian of the tree in order to gain access to the tree.
Furthermore, an archaeological excavation unearthed a bronze tree in China. The fruit of the tree were either coins or people. I find this fascinating, because one of my theories is that the "tree of life" is a pedigree of human life (in essence: a family "tree").
E. Egyptian Tree of Life
There is a hieroglyph for the tree of life, but it seems that this is "tree of life" is equated with Osiris, the great progenitor and male creative power. His sister-wife, Isis, symbolized the female creative power. The "tree of life", then could be construed as a phallic symbol. I agree. The tree is literally (and figuratively) planted into "mother" earth, and "shoots" its roots into mother earth. Without this UNION, no fruit (offspring) can be produced. Combine this with the Chinese bronze tree, and you can see the esoteric meaning of the "TREE OF LIFE".
F. Finnish Tree of Life
The sacred tree of the Finns was the Ash tree. [See "N" ( for Norse) in order to find more information].
G. Greek Tree of Life
According to Greek Mythology, there was a sacred, golden apple tree. When I first wrote this page (2003) I was under the impression that the fruit of the sacred golden apple tree, if eaten, would bestow immortality upon the partaker. I now admit that I was mistaken. Perhaps my misunderstanding came from the legend of the 12 labors of Hercules, the 11th of which was to retrieve an apple from the tree in Hera's Garden of Hesperides. After Hercules completed his labors, he was granted immortality by the gods, by Zeus's decree. Nowhere can I find out what was so special about the golden apples, except that the taste thereof was sweeter than any Earthly fruit. Obviously this is symbolic. In any case, the fact that there was such a special tree in Greek mythology, hidden and guarded by gods (from humans) is, I believe, quite significant.
H. Hindu Tree of Life / Tree of Knowledge
Hindus (and possibly its offshoots: including Buddhism) revere two trees:
1. Peepal (Pippala) or Ashwattha Tree
= as the Tree of Eternal Life.
2. Bodhi Tree = Tree of Knowledge
[Buddha (Siddhattha Gautama) sat under a Bodhi Tree to gain his knowledge].
M.N. Mayan & Navajo Trees of Life
We see (in the Mayan and Navajo art) a maize (corn) plant standing for the tree of life, which seems appropriate since maize (or corn) was the staple food for the Mayan people. The interesting thing to me is the humanoid figure in the center of the maize plant (tree of life). Wow! Could he/she/it be the great progenitor of the human race? I don't know. Another interesting thing is the personage on the left appears to be offering something to the cock-like being on top of the tree. Could it be Kukulcan* at the top?
* Kukulcan = the Mayan equivalent to Quetzalcoatl (literally: feathered or winged serpent)
N. Norse Tree of Knowledge (my favorite!)
Wow! This is so cool!
This stone (or 'stele') was found in Norse territory: (Sweden, Gotlands Fornsal, Visby.)
Foreword: In Norse mythology, the first two humans were said to have been created from two trees; the first man's name was Ask and the first woman's name was Embla.
Research about "Ask": I looked up the word 'ash' (the tree) in the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, and found out that it comes from the Old High German word 'ask' and the Norse word 'askr'.
Conclusion: ASK = ASH TREE (the tree of knowledge (AKA: carnal knowledge))
Resarch about "Embla": The etymology of the woman's name is more elusive. Some have suggested that it comes from the Old Norse word for elm: which is almr; and yet, I disagree. I don't think that the two words 'Almr' and 'Embla' are close enough to be considered cognates; Hence, I'm not happy with that all-to-easily-acceptable explanation. So, I search for some more likely cognates of 'Embla'. This is what I found:
Final Conclusion: If we think about it, Embla could very well be a cognate of emblem and/or emball and/or Emma. While the Ash-Ask connection is well supported by etymology, the Elm-Embla connection is not supported at all. There are several variations to the Ask-Embla story circulating out there. In none of the stories are were told the kind of trees (or logs) used to create the first two humans, except where the recounters of the stories have inserted their own opinions. In all versions of the story, we are told that the first humans were named "Ask" and "Embla" after they were created.
If you ash me (ha, ha), I'd say that the word "Ask" is a metaphorical metonymy.
And what of Embla? She was the all-container; her womb contained the entire human race!
My original thought:
Tree = Book
Then I thought: Tree = human
Then I thought: Tree of Life = The Eternal Soul, Tree of Knowledge = The Human Body
what does the Qabbalah have to say on the subject?
Here is ZOHAR's Tree of Life/Tree of Knowledge (the same tree)
Well, if we accept the Qabbalah as the ultimate source of esoteric wisdom (and I'm not suggesting that you do), then we can conclude that either my second or third ideas are correct, or both!
This is NOT the end. There's MORE! Please keep reading.
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II. The 3 Trees of Knowledge
Trees of "Knowledge" only exist in three religious branches:
1. The 3 Abrahamic Religions (Islam, Judaism, Christianity), which have basically the same cosmological story (said to be from Moses, but could be much older).
2. Hinduism/Buddhism: the Bodhi tree. [Siddartha Gautama (Buddha) got the idea of sitting under a Bodhi Tree (which means Knowledge Tree), in order to gain knowledge. And, as the story is recounted, Mr Gautama did gain enlightenment under a Bodhi Tree.]
3. Norse Mythology: The World Tree or Tree of Mimameidr (Tree of Knowledge), Also known incorrectly as: Yggdrasil (Terrible Steed). [I'm still trying to figure out why anyone would call a tree "terrible steed", because I don't like the explanations that I've read on the net. If you want my explanation (with quoted sources), just read on, my friend.].
III. Tree of Knowlege = The Human Body
RE: Norse Mythology (The World Tree)
The "World" is a metaphor for the microcosm which we would call the human body. The "Tree" likewise is a metaphor for the human body. That's why it is called, "The World Tree". Also, a poem in the "Edda" tells us that "Yggdrasil" is not the name of the tree. Don't believe all the "hype". Let me quote from a line in the poem:
...Then the ash raised from Yggdrasil...
It is commonly believed that the word Yggdrasil is an epithet for Odin. Then, if that is the case, the ash (the first mortal man) was "raised" from Odin (and his brothers). [Note: the word "from" is a very interesting use here, and the ramifications are enlightening!]
Please allow me to emphasize that the World Tree is a metaphorical symbol for the human body; (not Yggdrasil!)
The World Tree (the human body) has three roots (origins), each dipping into a different water source. The first and deepest root dips into the Hvergilmir (Bubbling Cauldron) where all life originated [suggesting that humans originated from the same place that all life originated]. The second root dips into the Mimir's Brunn (Knowledge's Well) [suggesting that humans were born of knowledge, or were imbued with knowledge above lower forms of terrestrial life]. The third root dips into Asgard (Aesirs' Garden; Godsheim; Gods' Home) [probably because of the Gods' role in "creating" humans, possibly by inserting their genetic material into the terrestrial genome].
At the base of the World Tree (i.e., the human body) there is a critter called Nidhogg (the dreaded biter). Nidhogg is also referred to as a corpse eater. I therefore believe Nidhogg to be a metonymy for all viruses and bacteria which try to destroy the World Tree (the human body). It is written that when Mimir (Knowledge) ceases to tend the World Tree (by watering it), the World will come to an end, and Nidhogg will destroy the World Tree by devouring it.
There is an eagle in the top branches of the World Tree, with a hawk standing on its head. It is suggested by The Viking Answer Lady that eagles were associated with dominance [my word]. They were birds of war and symbolized sovereignty [her word]. Clearly, the eagle, therefore, represents the human brain, which is the sovereign of the human body (world tree). The hawk's meaning is not clear. Odin was said to have two ravens, one named Memory and the other named Thought. I, therefore, suggest that the hawk (which is black, by the way in the picture) may very well have the same symbolism as Odin's ravens; i.e., that The World Tree (humans) maintain self-sovereignty by mastering memory and thought.
There is a squirrel named Ratatosk which shimmies up and down the tree relaying insults between the eagle and Nidhogg. This is very interesting. I suggest that Ratatosk represents either (1) the nervous impulses which relay messages to and fro the brain; or (2) the body's immune system [but most like the former].
There are other animals on the World Tree as well, such as the four stags that eat from the leaves and bark of the World Tree. These could represent benign (and possibly malignant) parasites, both exterior and interior (and let me tell you that there are many).
Another very interesting thing is called: Ragnarok (the end of the world). There is a prophesy that the world will end by fire, created by the fire giants (sons of Muspell). I say interesting because it was common in Ancient Norse (and Celtic) territories to cremate the bodies of the deceased and bury the charred bones and ashes. See: RAGNAROK
IV. Table of Good Serpents / Dragons
NOTE: The serpents above were associated with creation (and procreation). See article below for more information.
FOR LIST OF BAD SERPENTs & DRAGONs Click Here.
VI. Article: "The Cosmic Serpent"
VII. Tarot and Serpent Symbolism:
BAAD SERPENTS / DRAGONS
1. Behemoth & Leviathan:
In the book of Revelation, John tells us that in the last days, the dragon (Leviathan, Serpent, Devil) will spew water out of his mouth to flood the earth, and to destroy the woman and the man-child that she bore. Clearly the dragon has power over the waters (water cycle).
[An interesting correlation exists with the Chinese dragons, which are said to ride the clouds and control the rains.]
But, that's not all ! Power will be given to the dragon and the humans will worship the dragon (Satan), which is clearly metaphorical (and NOT referring to Devil-worship). I think it means that people will worship the night and shun the light.
[This is happening these days; people go out at night to celebrate their freedom. They visit their temples (bars, pubs, night clubs). They worship the night (as a time of recreation). They engage in rituals (dancing and all forms of lasciviousness). It is dangerous to take the Bible too literally.]
Therefore, I am convinced that the dragon represents darkness (as well as moisture).
Isaiah 45:7 "I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things."
[light = peace; darkness = evil].
Acts 26:18 "To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God."
[darkness = Satan; light = God].
2. Bel-Hadad & Lotan:
3. Baal & Rahab:
4. Apollo & Python:
- "Apollo" means: Destroyer (but not in a bad way; I content that it means destroyer of the darkness) [This is common knowledge amongst linguists].
- "Python" has a "shadier" etymology (if you will forgive the pun). According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, it may have roots in the Proto-Indo-European (PIE) *dhubh-(o)n-, from *dheub- "hollow, deep, bottom, depths," which makes absolute sense to me. The so-called "cosmic ocean" was considered to be the "bottomless pit," "the abyss," and "the deep," and once in the Bible it was referred to as "outer darkness".
5. Gesar & Arakho:
- King Gesar: the incarnated grandson of the All-caring Father (the incarnation of a god)
- Arakho: the demon-serpent (representing darkness)
6. Garshasp & Dahag:
- Garshasp is a Sun-diety (celestial FIRE), and
- Azi-Dahaka is a creation of Angra Mainyu (The Cosmic Sea of Darkness).
7. Thor & Jormungandr:
- Thor may be a sun-deity, just like his brother, Baldr. Baldr (or Balder) is clearly a sun-diety (that much is common knowledge). Balder's story is very interesting in that he dies as well, because of the trickery and cunning of Loki; but the gods resurrect Balder and he shines upon the world again. Jormungandr is so big and long that he encircles the whole world and can (does) bite his own tail. Therefore, one might think that Jormungandr resides right here on planet Earth. That is NOT so. When the ancients spoke of a the primordial sea, they were referring to the cosmos (the immeasurable expanse of the heavens). When the ancients spoke of the WORLD TREE, they were speaking of a "tree" that extended its roots and branches into every part of the cosmos (cosmic sea). Therefore, Jormungandr does NOT reside in our watery sea, but rather in the cosmos. Furthermore, Jormungandr is so big and long that he fills the entire heavens. I contest therefore, that Jormungandr represents darkness. Oh, I almost forgot: Jormungandr is one of the three children of Loki. Loki has no parents (in some versions) and is a child of the ice giants (in other versions). He clearly represents everything evil in the cosmic sea. Jormungandr is just one aspect of Loki. Here are the three children of Loki:
- Jormungandr: cosmic sea serpent
- Fenrir: cosmic wolf
- Hel: daughter of Loki and keeper of the "underworld" (another name for the portion of the cosmic sea that holds the souls of the dead).
DO WE SEE A PATTERN YET???????
8. Jesus & Satan = Mithra & Bull of Heaven = Apollo & Python = Osiris & Set
I'm pretty sure that there was a human-god hybrid called Jesus
(or Yeshua) that lived on this planet around 1 A.D. - 33 A.D. Moreover, I
believe his message 100%. However, you've got to understand that a man
named Saul of Tarsus (later named Paul) came along and perverted the
message. He turned the message into something different from what Jesus
This is pure speculation on my part, but I suspect that when Saul finally realized that killing the Christians only turned them into martyrs and drove the religion underground, he wisened up. He decided to corrupt the religion by inserting his own religious doctrines (many of which contradict those of Jesus). [More about this below].
Who was Mithra(s)? [my source for info below: Wikipedia's articles on the topic]
Mithra (or Mithras) was a Persian god. He was associated with the Greek sun-gods Helios & Apollo; and in the Roman cult of Mithraism, he was considered to be a sun god as well.
Interpolatively, the Bible doesn't say when Jesus was born, yet Christians have always celebrated his birth on December 25th. Why is that?
Well, it just so happens that Mithras was born on December 25th. Whether this was always the case, or whether the date was borrowed from the Roman Holiday: Natilis Invictis (Nativity of the Invincible Sun), is debated amongst scholars.
Christian scholars consider the similarities in Mithraism to be evil copies (counterfeits) of the true religion. But, according to scholars, Mithraism (the Roman cult) was around long before Christianity. So, who copied whom? [Again, I think the answer is clear].
Let's look at the similarities between Christianity and Mithraism:
It is important to understand that Saul (St. Paul) was a Roman soldier, and that the common religion of Roman soldiers of the time was Mithraism. With that in mind, please note the discrepancies between what Paul taught and what Jesus actually taught, which are listed below:
Researchers, Authors and Speakers such as Manly P. Hall, Jordan Maxwell, and Santos Bonacci have claimed that Jesus was a solar deity. And they are correct, in the Jesus that is worshipped by Christians today.
In fact, Jesus (the son of man) tried to straighten us all out, for even the Hebrews unknowingly worshipped a solar deity. (See Psalms 104)
"Bless the LORD, ...Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire." (Psalms 104)
Nowadays, most of you pastors are lost (sons of perdition). You do NOT understand the message that JESUS (YESHUA) taught. Instead you teach the gospel according to PAUL. You are lovers of Paul more than lovers of Jesus (Yeshua). Let's look at some of the ways that today's pastors get it wrong:
I am a big believer in Jesus! (So, don't get me wrong). Jesus was a real person. He was not a solar deity. He was a man on a mission--a mission of love, peace, and education. Saul (later St. Paul) tried to kill all the Christians, then later he decided that it would be better not to make them martyrs. Instead, he joined the religion and changed it from within, through his own lense of what he thought was right, namely Mithraism (under the name of Jesus).
As a leader of Roman soldiers, he was probably a member of the popular religious cult of Roman soldiers at the time, namely Mithraism. It is most-likely that on the road to Damascas, when Saul was blinded by the light, and was told that Jesus was his "god", he most likely interpreted that as Jesus was the incarnation of his God, Mithra.
Recently, I have come upon some "evidence" (if you can call it that) that the emperor Constantine may have been the one who changed Christianity to be more in the image of his religion (a combination of Apollo, Osiris, Mithra (all sun gods), with he being the Son of God himself). However, let's debunk that myth here and now.
Constantine never really became a Christian himself (until on
his deathbed). And, at the so-called "council of Nicaea" in the
4th century (325 A.D.), where Constantine presided, there were three factions of
By shear numbers (it was put to a vote), the Orthodox Christians won out and the Nicaean creed was formed. Constantine went with the majority, and the dissenters were banished (outcast) from the religion.
Isn't it interesting, though, that on his deathbed, Constantine was baptized of the Arian version?
So, it wasn't Constantine that made Christianity the way that it is, it was clearly already made that way by someone, namely Paul (Saul of Tarsus).
Back to Paul...
If Paul did have a vision, and I'm not so sure he did, on the road to Damascus, he must have taken it to mean that Jesus was the incarnation of his god Mithras. The light was so bright, that Paul would have taken it be "The SUN" (Mithras); and when "The SUN" identified himself as "Jesus" he surely understood that Jesus was Mithras. If that is so, then what he saw was NOT Jesus at all, but rather a fallen angel appearing as a being of light. (2Cor.11:14). It was masterful timing by the powers of evil; the Satan, himself. Probably set human evolution back by 2000 years in that one act alone.*
Of Paul and Constantine...
While Constantine may have been an egotistical ruler, who thought of himself as the son of the sun gods (perhaps a reincarnation of Apollo, Osiris, Mithra); he did not change Christianity. I believe that he shall be held blameless of that charge at the last day. Paul (Saul), on the other hand, will have a lot to answer for.
* What do I mean when I attest that the vision on the road to Damascus probably set human evolution back by 2000 years? I mean that the false belief in Jesus as a deity (solar or not), deserving of worship and devotion, instead of the focus being on his message damned all of Christendom to a stagnation of evolution in thought.
Now, if I may, I would like to give further evidence of how the Church as strayed from the teachings of Jesus:
Sunday Meetings = Parade of Self-Righteousness
Sunday meetings (in churches) has become a look-at-me-look-how-spiritual-I-am kind of thing. It makes me sick and I am revolted every time I attend (which I seldom do).
Did Jesus teach that we should pray to be seen of men? No! Jesus said to pray in secret.
Did Jesus teach that we should give money to the Pastors? No! Jesus said to give to the poor; And, Jesus said to do your alms in secret.
Did Jesus ask for his butt to be kissed? No! He was a humble man. He only wanted a "Thank-you." (but not publicly).
Did Jesus say, "Believe IN me and be saved?" No! He said, "Believe me! And be saved."
Saved from what? Saved from ignorance, mental suffering, ignominious living, etc.
Did Jesus say that the kingdom of heaven was some lofty place in the sky, a destination to be attained after death of the physical body? No! He taught that the kingdom of God (heaven) is within you (us). [Luke 17:21]. Jesus clearly taught that "heaven" is a not a place, but rather a state of being. We do NOT have to go to church to reach the kingdom of heaven. We do NOT have to pay the pastors to get to heaven. We only have to love our neighbor in order to reach "heaven" (here on Earth).
Churches = Dens of Thieves
Churches have become dens of thieves. Pastors steal our money by putting on a show; and the more they impress, the more money we give. If Jesus were alive today, he would overturn the collection plates. He would cry, "Ye have made my father's house a den of thieves!" Jesus would be disgusted that people profit from his words. The words which he gave so freely are being commercialized and sold to the meek. It makes me sick.
The Law of the Tithe
Jesus did not come to destroy the law. The law of the tithe is still in effect, only changed a little. Instead of putting food on the pastor's table and gold-plated toilet seats on his toilets, your tithing ought to be converted into alms for the poor. Instead of putting a line of limousines in the pastor's parade, your tithing ought to be converted into rehabilitation for the infirm and imprisoned.
Jesus did not ask us to make the pastors rich. He asked us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, visit the infirm and imprisoned.
What is "Pure Religion"?
James wrote, "Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world."
That's enough for now.
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VIII. Leon's Essays on the Topic of Serpents
"The Single Serpent Vs. The Double Serpent"
Humans are composed of two 'serpent-like' things, which we now refer to as 'DNA strands' in a "double helix". Each strand makes (composes) 23 chromosomes (see number 23 in numerology). The 23rd chromosome is the "sex" or "gender" chromosome (this is highly significant, and you'll see why if you see my numerology page).
One serpent (strand) comes from a male human (via spermatozoa), and one serpent (strand) comes from a female human (via ova). Humans are therefore in essence double-serpent beings.
Yet, there is a life-form, consisting of only one serpent. It is called a virus. Viruses are single DNA strands, that reproduce by infecting double serpent bodies and "stealing" their DNA, in order to replicate, causing havoc for the double-serpent beings, sometimes even killing the double serpent beings. [Parenthetically, I believe that MS is caused by a virus (single serpent) that has altered the DNA of lymphocytes, in essence reprogramming them to attack the myelin. For more info, see my health page.]
Now, being "armed" with this new perspective or insight, it is expedient to read from Genesis:
It is written, "dust shalt thou eat". "Adam" means "dust" in the Hebrew language. And since the humans were created of the dust of the earth, it means that the viruses would eat us: HUMANS, i.e., the double-serpent beings!
It is written: "...between thy seed and her seed". Do viruses have "seed"? Yes! Like I mentioned above, viruses replicate (have seed) by stealing our DNA!
It is written: [God speaking to the serpent] "...it [the seed of the woman] shall bruise thy head". Do viruses have heads? No. So, this is clearly another metaphor. The head is considered the most vital part of the body. Without it, we die. When we lose a limb, we most likely won't die (provided medical attention is given), but if we lose our head, no amount of medical attention will bring us back to life. Thus, it means that the double-serpent beings would be able to KILL the single-serpent beings.
It is written: [God speaking to the serpent] "...thou shalt bruise his [the seed of the woman's] heel." Unlike the head, the heel is not a vital part of the body. Thus it means that the single-serpent beings would only be able to do minimal damage to humans.
It should be known that most viruses do not kill. HIV doesn't kill, either. But, what it does is it attacks the immune system so that the double-serpent beings [humans] cannot fight other bacteria and viruses that attack the body. It would seem that the single-serpent beings have found our "Achilles' heel"!!!
"The HINDU Serpent-DNA Connection"
Hindu religion is the oldest religion still remaining on this planet, and it has an interesting perspective on Serpent Symbolism.
"The GREEK Serpent-DNA Connection"
There is an interesting story in Greek mythology. Evidently, Delphi (which means womb or navel) was the "center" of the world. There was a huge dragon/serpent called "Python", which was the protectorate of "mother earth" (Gaia). Python almost killed Apollo's mother (by making her sick with disease), and as a result Apollo (The Sun) killed the Python with his fiery arrows (rays of sunlight)
It is also fascinating to note that Aesculapius (the father of medicine), was the son of Apollo. And Hygieia (the goddess of health) and Panaceia (goddess of healing) were the daughters of Aesculapius.
What we have here are 3 generations of healers!
I suggest that the Python was a virus, which almost killed Apollo's mother. He eradicated the virus through an adept use of medical science. Then, he passed his skills on to his son.
It is also interesting to note that Aesculapius was reported to carry a staff with a carving of a serpent coiled around it, like this:
Now, compare these pictures of viruses to the Ancient Serpents:
Now, for my serpent/dragon dream...
I call that dream (of mine) "My Jacob's Dream", because of the similarities between my dream and Jacob's dream. Also, our circumstances were very, very similar when we had our dreams. In fact, after I had mine, I looked up Jacob's dream (never having read it before in my life), and was astonished at how similar the circumstance were that both led up to our dreams and which appeared in our dreams.
Wow! You made it this far? Amazing!
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