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Table of Contents:

I.      Sacred Trees (Tree of Life)

II.     Tree of Knowledge (in a few religions)

III.    Meanings of Tree of Life / Knowledge

IV.    GOOD Serpents / Dragons

V.     BAAD Serpents / Dragons 

VI.    "The Cosmic Serpent" (by J. Narby)

VII.   Tarot and Serpent Symbolism

VIII.  Essays (by me about Serpents)

End of the World
as we know it?

What are the signs of the end of the world?

Did you know that it's not just the Bible that predicts the end of the world?

See Leon's expose of many ancient and modern prophecies about the end of the world (as we know it).

click here.

 

 

Sacred
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 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.

1.                      2.

Picture 1:  Celtic-style tree of life.  It's a buckle.  If you click on the pic, you can buy it.
My critique of the artwork:  I love it!  The craftsmanship is excellent, and the content is so intriguing.  It sheds light upon what is meant by the "tree of life".
Picture 2:  "Tree of Life" by Wolfish Dreams.  If you click on the pic, you can see the original.
My critique of the artwork:  I love that one as well!


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.


Buddhism

(Shakti)

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.
[Interestingly, the roots reach into heaven and the branches spread out on earth.  Wow!  The Tree of Life in the Cabala is also said to be upside down, or so I've read].  

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

Mayan Tree of Life Navajo Tree(s) 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.)

        The Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines Yggdrasil thusly:  "a huge ash tree in Norse mythology that overspreads the world and binds earth, hell, and heaven together ."  That might not be accurate.  Yggdrasil literally means: "Terrible Steed" and was the name of Odin's horse.  How the "World Tree" got to be associated with Odin's horse is mystery to me, unless there is a message there.  Perhaps there is!  Perhaps, the "World Tree" (better named "Universe Tree" or "Tree of the Cosmos") doubles as BOTH a link and a means of transportation from one realm to another, kind of like a "worm hole".
        To my knowledge (from extensive study) the Norse World Tree was never called a 'tree of life'; However, it was called 'Mimameidr' (Mimir's Tree).  Mimir was the personification of Knowledge; and so therefore, we can safely say that the sacred Norse World Tree is one of the few Trees of Knowledge.
The World Tree
(Yggdrasil)

The flat line across the center of the stele is Midgard.
       
I believe "Midgard" to be short for "Middle Garden".  That is the realm in which we humans currently reside.

The roots of the tree extend into the Asgard.
       
I believe "Asgard" to be short for "Aesirs' Garden".  That is the realm of gods (also called Godheim: 'Gods' Home'),  Midgard and Asgard are connected by a rainbow-bridge (called 'bifrost'), which only the gods can traverse.  Notice how Asgard is BELOW the roots of the the tree. 

Midgard
&
Asgard
        Things that make you go, "Hmmm..."  Perhaps the Stele was a grave marker, and the ship represented the journey to Valhalla, where all good warriors go.  Another  possibility is that the ship could represent the Vikings themselves, and the stele may have been erected to insure a successful journey.  However, if you want to know what I think it represents, please keep reading.
Viking Ship
        Those historians who know nothing of esoteric wisdom, don't have a clue.  They have suggested that to two serpents could represent Jormungandr, the "World Serpent" (better named the "Cosmic Serpent").  However, I must vehemently disagree!!!!  Jormungandr was/ is a single serpent, which was so long as to encircle the whole world (universe) and was/is able to bite his own tail.  Yet, in the stele, there are two serpents of exactly the same size (representing equality in importance).  If one looks closely, the two serpents encase what appear to be some stylized gametes.  To me the symbolism is clear (and I think you will agree with me if you keep reading this page until its conclusion).  The serpent on the left represents the DNA of the male gametes (spermatozoa), and the serpent on the right represents the DNA of the female gametes (ova).
2 Serpents
        At the top, we have what is reportedly a Viking Sun Whorl, which some say represents the Sun's Energy and is reportedly a symbol used to attract riches.  If it is a stylized sun, it is the weirdest sun I have ever seen.  I mean since when do rays bend?  Parenthetically, maybe that's the whole point.  He who can bend the sun's rays, would be omnipotent.  However, I'm not convinced that it is a symbol of the sun at all.  It has 8 arms.  In the middle eastern numerology, the number 8 signified new beginnings (birth and/or rebirth).  Perhaps this stele was not erected (as mentioned above) for good luck as the Vikings commenced (began) a journey.  OR, perhaps it was symbol if fertility.  Who knows?  Right?
Sun Whorl

        At the very top, one can see a spermatozoa heading toward an ovum.  Because of that, I am more convinced than ever that the stele was a fertility stele, probably associated with fertility rites.  Therefore, one must conclude that the ship at the bottom was NOT carrying the spirit of the dead, but the spirit(s) of the yet-to-be-born from Asgard to Midgard.

        My final conclusion is that the ancients knew a lot more than we give them credit for.  And this brings me to my next topic:  the symbolism of the names of the first two humans:  Ask and Embla.

Egg & Sperm

Ask & Embla
(the first two humans)

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:

  • Emblem.  The English word emblem has a very interesting etymology.  According to the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, its etymology is derived from: Middle English, from Latin emblema inlaid work, tesselated work, and from Greek emblema, literally, insertion, from emballein to throw in, put in, insert.

  • Emball.  Also, from the Merriam-Webster's Dictionary, we learn that the English word emball is a pure English word, which means to encircle.

  • Emma.  The name Emma, which is still widely used today in English-speaking countries, comes from the German language and means: all-containing.  [Source]  Wow!  Another source, states that Emma is from Latin (and both sites may be true) meaning: Entire (similar meaning!).

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.

The metaphorical part:  ash tree = phallus.  The metonymy part:  phallus = man.

And what of Embla?  She was the all-container; her womb contained the entire human race! 

LEGAL NOTICE:  My research has led me to determine the possible etymology of "Embla".  I didn't take from anyone.  I didn't plagiarize.  You heard (read) it here first.  The above report is an original idea by Leon.
© 2006-present.
  Please give credit where credit is due.

Q:  Qabbalah 

My original thought:  Tree = Book
I used to be convinced that 'tree' was a metonymy for a book, but I was wrong.

Then I thought:  Tree = human
I was convinced that "tree" was a metaphor for human. [Tree of Life = Man, Tree of Knowledge = Woman].

Then I thought:  Tree of Life = The Eternal Soul, Tree of Knowledge = The Human Body

But, what does the Qabbalah have to say on the subject?
[Note:  In Hebrew, the Qabbalah is in a book known as ZOHAR]

Here is ZOHAR's Tree of Life/Tree of Knowledge (the same tree)

  • No. 1 is called, "Crown" (top of the head)

  • No. 2 is called, "Wisdom" (right brain)

  • No. 3 is called, "Understanding" (left brain)

  • No. 4 is called, "Mercy" (right shoulder/arm)

  • No. 5 is called, "Justice" (left shoulder/arm)

  • No. 6 is called, "Beauty" (heart)

  • No. 7 is called, "Eternity" (right hand)

  • No. 8 is called, "Glory"  (left hand)

  • No. 9 is called, "Foundation" (groin)

  • No. 10 is called, "Kingdom of Heaven" (feet)

 

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

Many groups, especially in Sweden and further east, adhered to the old custom of cremating the body on a funeral pyre and then burying the fragments of bone, ash and charcoal, often in a simple clay vessel beneath a low mound.
Beowulf was cremated and then buried in the tradition of the Scandinavians at that time.  [Source: Beowulf Poem]

Late Iron Age (2300-1900 years ago)

In this period, inhumations with grave goods are again found. Men usually have swords, shields and sometimes spears, women have mirrors, and sometimes bronze bowls or beads.

There are three main types of burial in the south-east of England:

  1. The Aylesford-Swarling culture in Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire, dated 50 BC-43 AD, consists of urned cremation cemeteries. These include some elite burials with cremated bone in bronze-bound wooden buckets accompanied by vessels associated with wine-drinking and sometimes with amphorae and items of hearth furniture.
  2. Welwyn-type burials are similar, comprising burial of cremated bone in a pit with goods associated with feasting, personal equipment and other items such as gaming sets.
  3. Kingly burials, e.g. the Lexden tumulus in Colchester (c.15-10BC), contained imported luxury goods such as bronze furniture fittings, and iron chain mail with bronze and silver decoration. Most items were partially burnt.

 

 

IV.  Table of Good Serpents / Dragons

Gender

Culture

Male-Serpent

OR DRAGON

Female-Serpent

OR DRAGON

Related Books
highly recommended
by Leon
Chinese red dragon
(male sky dragon)
blue dragon
(female sea dragon)
 
Aztec Quetzalcoatl
(Feathered serpent, twin of Xolotl and husband of Cihuacoatl)
Cihuacoatl
(Female consort of Quetzalcoatl.  "Snake Woman" is her name.  She helped Quetzalcoatl create the human race.)
 
Mayan Xpiyacoc
(serpent-god; twin of Xmucane)
Xmucane
(serpent-god; twin of Xpiyacoc, definitely female)
 
Hindu/Buddhist Vasuki
(King of the Nagas)
(Nagas are/were sea serpents)
Manasa Devi
(Sister-Wife of Vasuki)
(a naga goddess)
 
Egyptian Amon
(Male Serpent-god)
Amaunet
(Female Serpent Goddess; paired with Amon)
 

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"

HERE's an excerpt from
"The Cosmic Serpent: DNA and the Origins of Knowledge" 

by Jeremy Narby 



My research revealed that in the early 1960s, anthropologist Michael Harner had gone to the Peruvian Amazon to study the culture of the Conibo Indians. After a year or so he had made little headway in understanding their religious system when the Conibo told him that if he really wanted to learn, he had to drink ayahuasca. Harner accepted, not without fear, because the people had warned him that the experience was terrifying. The following evening, under the strict supervision of his indigenous friends, he drank the equivalent of a third of a bottle. After several minutes he found himself falling into a world of true hallucinations. 

He saw that his visions emanated from "giant reptilian creatures" resting at the lowest depths of his brain. These creatures began projecting scenes in front of his eyes. "First they showed me the planet Earth as it was eons ago, before there was any life on it. I saw an ocean, barren land, and a bright blue sky. Then black specks dropped from the sky by the hundreds and landed in front of me on the barren landscape. I could see the ‘specks’ were actually large, shiny, black creatures with stubby pterodactyl-like wings and huge whale-like bodies.... They explained to me in a kind of thought language that they were fleeing from something out in space. They had come to the planet Earth to escape their enemy. The creatures then showed me how they had created life on the planet in order to hide within the multitudinous forms and thus disguise their presence. Before me, the magnificence of plant and animal creation and speciation–hundreds of millions of years of activity–took place on a scale and with a vividness impossible to describe. I learned that the dragon-like creatures were thus inside all forms of life, including man." 

At this point in his account, Harner writes in a footnote at the bottom of the page: "In retrospect one could say they were almost like DNA, although at that time, 1961, I knew nothing of DNA." 

I had not paid attention to this footnote previously. There was indeed DNA inside the human brain, as well as in the outside world of plants, given that the molecule of life containing genetic information is the same for all species. DNA could thus be considered a source of information that is both external and internal–in other words, precisely what I had been trying to imagine. 

I plunged back into Harner’s book, but found no further mention of DNA. However, a few pages on, Harner notes that "dragon" and "serpent" are synonymous. This made me think that the double helix of DNA resembled, in its form, two entwined serpents. 

To find out, I picked up a book about a third ayahuasca-using people, entitled (in French) _Vision, Knowledge, Power: Shamanism Among the Yagua in the North-East of Peru_. In this study by Jean-Pierre Chaumeil (to my mind, one of the most rigorous on the subject), I found a "celestial serpent" in a drawing of the universe by a Yagua shaman. Then, a few pages away, another shaman is quoted as saying: "At the very beginning, before the birth of the earth, this earth here, our most distant ancestors lived on another earth...." Chaumeil adds that the Yagua consider that all living beings were created by twins, who are "the two central characters in Yagua cosmogonic thought." 

These correspondences seemed very strange, and I did not know what to make of them. Or rather, I could see an easy way of interpreting them, but it contradicted my understanding of reality: A Western anthropologist like Harner drinks a strong dose of ayahuasca with one people and gains access, in the middle of the twentieth century, to a world that informs the "mythological" concepts of other peoples and allows them to communicate with life-creating spirits of cosmic origin possibly linked to DNA. This seemed highly improbable to me, if not impossible. Still, I had decided to follow my approach through to its logical conclusion. So I casually penciled in the margin of Chaumeil’s text: "twins = DNA?" 

[skip... skip... skip...]

On the basis of this connection, I could now conceive of a neurological mechanism for my hypothesis. The molecules of nicotine or dimethyltryptamine, contained in ayahuasca, activate their respective receptors, which set off a cascade of electrochemical reactions inside the neurons, leading to the stimulation of DNA and, more particularly, to its emission of visible waves, which shamans perceive as "hallucinations." 


There, I thought, is the source of knowledge: DNA, living in water and emitting photons, like an aquatic dragon spitting fire. 

 

 

 


VII.  Tarot and Serpent Symbolism:


Tarot Card 6 (lovers)
notice the twins and serpent
+ =

 


BAAD SERPENTS / DRAGONS

Culture GOOD
(Hero)
BAD
(Serpent/Dragon)
Related Books
Hebrew BeHemoth LeviaThan
[female sea serpent***]
 
Canaanite Bel-Hemmon

(Bel-Hadad)

(Lord of Rain)

LoTan
(wrapping)

[female sea serpent]
Hittite Baal (BEL) Rahab
(female sea serpent)
Greek Apollo

Python
(dragon)

 
Mongolian
& Tibetan
Gesar Araatan Chutgur
("Arakho" the dragon)
 
Zoroastrianism Keresaspa/Garshasp Azi Dahaka
("Dahag" the dragon)
  
Norse Thor Jormungandr
(World serpent)
 
Christian Jesus???

Satan
(Serpent)

 
Babylonian
Assyrian
Sumerian
Marduk
Solar Deity
Tiamat
(female see serpent)
 

COMMENTARY
WHAT do the serpents/dragons above symbolize?

1.  Behemoth & Leviathan:
The Angel in the Book of Noah explained to Noah that Behemoth represents the Lights of the firmament, e.g., the moon, the stars, and even lightning.  The angel explained how all the lights operate.  Then, the angel explained that Leviathan represented the water cycle.  He explained all about the ocean, the rain, the dew, the frost, the snow, and the clouds.  Personally, I don't think that it is so simple as a division between light and water.  Elsewhere (I don't remember where I read it), that in the last days, Behemoth (The LORD) will destroy Leviathan and serve his flesh to humankind.

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:
I don't know a lot about this, but apparently Bel-Hadad and Lotan are enemies, locked in eternal battle.  Bel-Hadad is the Lord of Rain and Storm, while Lotan is a 7-headed dragon, pet of Yam (the cosmic ocean).

3.  Baal & Rahab:
Ironically, both are mentioned in the Bible.  [I write "ironically" because they are Hittite names, not Hebrew].  I'll just quote a bit about Rahab (from the Bible).  "Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?  Art thou not it which hath dried the sea, the waters of the great deep; that hath made the depths of the sea a way for the ransomed to pass over?"  (Isaiah 51)

     [ There we see that Rahab (like Leviathan) represents the sea.  (However, we MUST be CAREful, for when the ancients talked of the "sea" or "ocean", they could have been referring to the "cosmic sea" or "cosmic ocean").  I content that this is the case, and that the whole thing is an extended metaphor for the eternal battle between light and darkness. ]

4.  Apollo & Python:
There was once a serpent-like dragon named Python, which destroyed crops, animals and villages.  Along came Apollo to kill Python and save the day.  It is commonly accepted that Apollo was a sun-deity.  If Apollo represented the Sun, what then did Python represent?  Could it be darkness and the cold of winter?

     - "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:
The Tibetan Myth of King Gesar is the longest myth in the world, with over a million words.  In it there is a dragon (named "Araatan Chutgur" in Mongolian) which tried to devour the sun and moon.  He was captured and punished.  But, it is written that each time there is an eclipse, Arakho has returned.  Clearly Arakho represents darkness.

     - King Gesar: the incarnated grandson of the All-caring Father (the incarnation of a god)

     - Arakho: the demon-serpent (representing darkness)

6.  Garshasp & Dahag:
The Zoroastrian Myth tells that in the last days Garshasp (Keresaspa, Kirsasp) will destroy the dragon Azi Dahaka (Dahag).
The Zoroastrian text called the Sūdgar tells that when the monster Dahāg, who is now bound in chains on Mount Damāvand, will bust free of his chains at the end of the world.  Then, Garshasp will wake from death to destroy Dahāg and save the two thirds of the world that Dahāg has not devoured.

     - Garshasp is a Sun-diety (celestial FIRE), and

     -  Azi-Dahaka is a creation of Angra Mainyu (The Cosmic Sea of Darkness).

7.  Thor & Jormungandr:
Nordic myth has it that at the end of the world, Thor and Jormungandr will battle it out.  Jormungandr is the mythological serpent at the bottom of the sea (cosmic sea), which poisons the world (with darkness).  Thor will defeat Jormungandr, but he will die as well, having been bitten by the serpent.

     -  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 intended.

The Jesus that Paul (Saul  of Tarsus) taught is a mixture of the original gospels and his own understanding from the common religion of his time and region:  Mithraism.  Saul was from Tarsus, which is in present-day Turkey.  Sure, he was a Jew by birth, but he clearly was not a Jew in spirit.  He was living far away from Judaea.  Why?  Perhaps his family had espoused the more popular Mithraism religion of his time and location.

Originally, Saul (a Roman agent) set about, legally I suppose, to kill Christians.  Was it because he believed in Jewish law (Thou shalt not kill) or was it more likely because it did not match his Roman religion?  [I think the answer is clear, because Saul was a Roman agent (possibly a Roman soldier) and Mithraism was a religious cult consisting almost entirely of Roman soldiers].

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:

Mithraism
(Stems back to Babylonian times, but became a popular Roman cult amongst Roman Soldiers in the first century A.D.)
Post-Jesus
Christianity
(later part of first century A.D.)
Birth of Mithras:  December 25th Birth of Jesus:  December 25th
(Note:  There is no Christian writing to support this.)
Mithras was born of a virgin.
(Some historians claim he was born of a rock; but I think that is only because statues have been found with Mithras emanating from a stone.  The original Mithras was born of an immaculate virgin, also called, "The Mother of God".)
Jesus was born of a virgin according to tradition.
(Yet, Jesus called himself the "son of man").
Mithras was called the "Son of the Sun" (The Son of God). Jesus was called the "Son of God".
(Yet, Jesus called himself the "son of man").
Ritualistic bathing as initiation rite. Baptism as initiation rite.
The highest initiate is called "Father". A clergy-man is called "Father".
And, "pope" means "father".
Initiates must recite a catechism to be promoted in grade. Initiates must recite a catechism.
Sunday was sacred.
(As it should be if you worship the sun.) 
Sunday was sacred.
(Note:  Jesus did not institute Sunday as the day of worship; rather, Paul did)
Mithras had 12 disciples (the zodiac). Jesus had twelve disciples.
Mithraism initiates had a ritualistic communion of eating bread and wine in remembrance of the Mithra slaying the Bull of Heaven (for humankind). Christian initiates had (and still have) a ritualistic communion of eating bread and wine in remembrance of the body and blood of Jesus that was slain for humankind.

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:

Jesus
(Emmanuel)
Paul
(Saul of Tarsas)
Jesus called himself the "son of man". Paul called Jesus the "Son of God".
Jesus taught (in his sermons) that we are saved by works of righteousness. Paul said that we are saved by faith.
Jesus said that if we don't forgive, neither will our Father in heaven forgive us. Paul said that all we have to do is confess our believe in Jesus and we will be saved.
Jesus never set up a church, nor asked for one to be set up. Paul was writing epistles to many churches (that he probably set up).
Jesus loved Mary more than all his disciples.
Jesus forgave the harlot in the street.
Jesus treated women as equals to men.
Paul had a child named Titus, so he was probably married at one time, but later claimed not to be married and advocated celibacy.  He also put women down (told them to keep their place).

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)

To Pastors:

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:

Where pastors tend to go WRONG: CORRECT TEACHINGs of Jesus:
WRONG:  Setting up, leading a church.

TRUTH:  Jesus NEVER asked anyone to set up a church.

The setting up of churches was Paul's doing.  Paul went around setting up churches in various places and wrote epistles to them after he left them.

In fact, Jesus asked his disciples to spread the word.  He sent them out two by two to spread the word.

(Luke 10:1)

WRONG:  Passing around the "collection plate".

TRUTH:  Jesus NEVER said nor suggested that the disciples should charge money for their teaching (such as by passing around a collection plate).

Jesus set the example and he NEVER charged ANYONE for his teaching.  In fact, he did just the opposite: he freely fed those whom he taught.

(Mark 6 )

WRONG:  Salvation in the hereafter by mere belief.

TRUTH:  Jesus NEVER said, "Believe in me, and you will be saved in the hereafter."

That was PAUL's misunderstanding.

In fact, Jesus taught that those who believe(d) his message, would be saved in THIS LIFE.  

From what?  from fallible fallacy, from ignominious ignorance, from preventable pain and suffering, from the bonds of bitterness, from heinous hatefulness, from unbecoming lack of forgiveness, from "death" of the soul (separation from the light), from darkness, from illness, and so on.

WRONG:  All of the English translations of John 3:16.

The King James Version reads:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life."

WRONG TRANSLATION !!!

TRUTH ----------------------->

"in him" is a mistranslation.  See Strong's Concordance.  The original Greek is "autos" or "in one's self" or possibly, "for one's self".

The correct translation should be as follows:
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in himself (or for himself) should not perish, but have everlasting life."

Those that believe in themselves, fulfill their missions, and go on to their next mission.

WRONG:  the kingdom of heaven is a far-off place that can ONLY be attained AFTER we die.

TRUTH:  the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

In fact, Jesus clearly taught that "The kingdom of heaven is at hand."
(Matt 4:17)

"at hand" comes from the Greek word "Eggizo", which means "to approach"

The kingdom of heaven approaches (in time and space).

What does that mean?  It means that the kingdom of heaven is not some far-off, aloof place where the spirits of the dead go.  It is right here and right now.  All we have to do is follow the teachings of Jesus to attain it.  Life can be a heaven on Earth, or a hell on Earth.  It is our choice.

WRONG:  the ONLY way to attain "heaven" is by believing in Jesus.  THAT's ALL !!!!  Just believe in Jesus and "be saved" they say.  But, is that what Jesus really taught?  No.

TRUTH--------------------->

In fact, Jesus taught that the WAY to attain "heaven" (on Earth I might add) is by doing the will of the Father.

"Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven."
(Matt 7:21)

And what is the will of the Father?  Did not Jesus teach the Father's will in his sermons?

WRONG:  Jesus requires our praise.

TRUTH:  Jesus NEVER asked for our praise.

In fact, Jesus taught just the opposite.  He doesn't want our praise.  He doesn't want our prophecies.  He doesn't want us to do all kinds of wonderful works in his name.

"Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.  And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."  (Matt 7:22-27)

What he DOES want is outlined in the sermon on the mount.
(Matt 5,6,7)

WRONG:  Jesus wants us to go to church and sing praises to him..

TRUTH:  Jesus doesn't want us to fill up pews in church on Sunday to listen to silly lies and fairytales; nor does he want us to sing songs of praise to him.

The purpose of gathering once a week is to do "communion" (act as a community); i.e., the breaking and partaking of bread (have a meal) and the drinking of wine (alcoholic beverages).

Basically, he wants us to get together and EAT and DRINK and be merry;  To draw strength from one another in communion (community); And to remember the message that Jesus taught.
WRONG:  Pray to Jesus.

TRUTH:  Jesus NEVER asked us to pray to him.  He taught us to pray to the Father.

In fact, Jesus taught us to pray to the Father. (Matt 6:9-13)
And so much more... And so much more...

Conclusion

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.

Debunking

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 Christians:
(1) Arians
Led by Arius (a pastor of Alexandria), the Arians taught that Jesus and God were two separate beings, Jesus being subservient to God (even created by God).
(2) Orthodox Christians
The Orthodox Christians were led by Bishop Hosius, Bishop Alexander (Bishop of Alexandria), and a Deacon by the name of Athanasius.  They taught the orthodox view that Paul taught, namely that Jesus was fully God (in the flesh) and that God was fully Jesus.  I.e., Father = Son.
(3) Eusebian Group
The Eusebius Group was led by Eusebius (first great church historian).  The Eusebius Group only differed from the Orthodox view in that while the trinity was all God, they were separate in manifestations.  I.e., Father is NOT equal to the Son, but they are both God.  (I know; it doesn't make any sense).

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.

If you have a comment, you may contact me.

 

 

VIII.  Leon's Essays on the Topic of Serpents

"The Single Serpent Vs. The Double Serpent"

Single Serpent Double Serpent
Virus Human DNA

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:

And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.


Serpents (snakes) are not all cursed, in fact some are liked very much.  But, all viruses are cursed.  And since the ancient Hebrews did not have a word for "virus", why not use "serpent" as a metaphor?

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.

In Hindu mythology (and Jainism and Buddhism) the naga is a serpent-geni figure. As water gods, nagas inhabit the bottoms of rivers, lakes, and seas, in splendid, jewel-studded palaces ever alive with dancing and song. In temple architecture, nagas stand guard at the portals of shrines. In South India nagakals, stones decorated with a single serpent or an entwined serpent-pair, are set up as votive offerings by women desiring offspring.

In Indian mythology, the Nagas are a race of beings half-human and half-snake.

"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:

Could it be that the hidden meaning of the
Staff of Aesculapius
 is triumph and/or dominion over the single serpent beings?  

I think so.

This should be true symbol of modern medicine (not the double serpents entwined around a staff).

The American Medical Association uses the correct symbol, which looks very similar to the one on the left.

Many medical/health care institutions use the symbol to the left (Caduceus) which is the staff of Hermes, the Greek god who was the messenger to humans (for the other gods).

Hermes was associated with athletics, so it would seem appropriate to use the symbol in sports medicine, but there was really no association of the symbol to medicine in ancient times.

 Now, compare these pictures of viruses to the Ancient Serpents:

This is the "Y" potato virus.  It could the two-headed serpent of many ancient religions/cultures.

This the "T4" virus.  Notice is has seven extremities.

It could the seven-headed Hydra of Greek mythology, which was eventually killed by Hercules and his nephew.

Interestingly, there is a seven-headed serpent (naga) of Buddhist lore.  It was forbidden to enter Buddhist temples, and statues thereof adorn the exterior of Buddhist temples, as protectors thereof.  Could it be that the statues served as a warning... that warning being that whoever enters here will be infected by a deadly virus?  And only special personages were allowed to enter such temples.  Could it be that those special personages had the antibodies to fight off said virus?  Things that make you go: "Hmmmm."  huh?

Also, interestingly, the seven or nine-headed Hydra was the protector of Hera's Golden Apple Tree.  Could it be that the fruit of the tree was infected with a deadly virus?

 

  Now, for my serpent/dragon dream...  

MY DREAM:  Winding Staircase, White Dragon

I don't exactly remember how the dream starts out.  I think I was lost.  Then, a dragon flew toward me.  From where the dragon came, I was unaware.  The dragon was the shape of an Oriental dragon, but white, all white.  It had no wings, and yet it could fly.  The dragon spoke to me, but whether it was vocal or telepathic, I really cannot remember.  I'm thinking it was more gesture-like in nature.  Meaning the dragon motioned for me to follow, which I did.  It led me up a winding staircase.  It seemed very steep, and very long.  The closer we came to the top, the narrower the staircase became.  When we came the the top, the dragon, being long and slender, easily squeezed through the small aperture.  I stopped.  I remember thinking, "This is too small and too difficult."  The dragon encouraged me to keep going.  Upon exiting the staircase, I stood in the heavens, with all the stars. [End]

P.S.  I do dream interpretation

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.

 



 

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My Other Esoteric Pages:

Middle Eastern Numerology

Taoism Page

Buddhism Page

Creation Myths from all major ancient civilizations

Eschatology: The Hidden, Occulted, Truth about the END of the Age of Pisces.

 

 

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