Serpent Symbolism in Recent History
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According to the psychiatrist Carl Jung, “…the concept of Kundalini has for us only one use, that is, to describe our own experiences with the unconscious..
A Dictionary of Symbols
By Juan Eduardo Cirlot
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The current coat of arms of Mexico has been an important symbol of Mexican politics and culture for centuries.
To the people of Tenochtitlan this would have strong religious connotations, but to the Europeans, it would come to symbolize the triumph of good over evil. The national coat of arms is also used in the Seal of the United Mexican States, a modified official version used by the federal, state and municipal government.
The coat of arms recalls the founding of Mexico City, then called Tenochtitlan. The legend of Tenochtitlan as shown in the original Mexica codices, paintings, and post-Cortesian codices do not include a snake.
The original meanings of the symbols were different in numerous aspects. The eagle was a representation of the sun god Huitzilopochtli, who was very important, as the Mexicas referred to themselves as the “People of the Sun.”
To the Mexicas, the snake represented wisdom, and it had strong connotations with the god Quetzalcoatl. The story of the snake was derived from an incorrect translation of the Crónica mexicáyotl by Fernando Alvarado Tezozómoc. In the story, the Nahuatl text ihuan cohuatl izomocayan, “the snake hisses”, was mistranslated as “the snake is torn.” Based on this, Father Diego Durán reinterpreted the legend, so that the eagle represents all that is good and right, while the snake represents evil and sin. Despite its inaccuracy, the new legend was adopted because it conformed with European heraldic tradition. To the Europeans it would represent the struggle between good and evil. Although this interpretation does not conform to pre-Columbian traditions, it was an element that could be used by the first missionaries for the purposes of evangelism and the conversion of the native peoples.
People of the Sun – Rage Against the Machine
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The alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through the symbol of the ouroboros, the snake that eats its own tail. In the age-old image of the ouroboros lies the thought of devouring oneself and turning oneself into a circulatory process, for it was clear to the more astute alchemists that the prima materia of the art was man himself.
The ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself. He symbolizes the One, who proceeds from the clash of opposites, and he therefore constitutes the secret of the prima materia which […] unquestionably stems from man’s unconscious’. -Carl Jung on the Ouroborus (Collected Works, Vol. 14 para.513)
“One of the most univeral alchemical symbols is the Ouroboros. An allusion to the truth behind the significance of this symbol in alchemy is to be found in the following passage from the Musaeum Hermeticum translated by the occultist Arthur E. Waite:
Most venomous is he, yet lacking nothing
When he sees the rays of the Sun and its bright fire
He scatters abroad poison,
And flies upward so fiercely
That no living creatures can stand before him…
His venom becomes great medicine.
He quickly consumes his venom.
For he devours his own poisonous tail.
And this is performed on his own body,
from which flows forth glorious balm,
With all its miraculous virtues.
Here do all sages rejoice loudly.
– The Serpent Grail, by Philip Gardiner
Tantra is often divided by its practitioners into two different paths: dakshinachara and vamachara, translated as Right-Hand Path and Left-Hand Path respectively. Dakshinachara consists of traditional Hindu practices such as asceticism and meditation, while vamachara also includes ritual practices that conflict with mainstream Hinduism, such as sexual rituals, consumption of alcohol and other intoxicants, animal sacrifice, and flesh-eating. The two paths are viewed by Tantrists as equally valid approaches to enlightenment. Vamachara, however, is considered to be the faster and more dangerous of the two paths, and is not suitable for all practitioners. The usage of the terms Left-Hand Path and Right-Hand Path is still current in modern Indian and Buddhist Tantra.
The difference between the right hand path and the left hand path is eloquently explained by Julius Evola in the book The Yoga of Power:
“There is a significant difference between the two Tantric paths, that of the right hand and that of the left hand (which both are under Shiva’s aegis). In the former, the adept always experiences ‘someone above him’, even at the highest level of realization. In the latter, ‘he becomes the ultimate Sovereign’ (chakravartin = worldruler).”
Quis ut Deus?, a Latin sentence meaning “Who is like God?”, is a literal translation of the name “Michael”
…but capable also of being seen as his rhetorical and scornful question to Satan.
…and, in the Book of Revelation 12:7, to the leader of angels who defeat “the dragon” and his fallen angels …
…in Revelation 12:9, called as “that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world”.
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Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (English Trailer)
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In Norse mythology, Jörmungandr (Old Norse: Jǫrmungandr, pronounced [ˈjɔrmuŋɡandr̥], meaning “huge monster”), often written as Jormungand, or Jörmungand and also known as the Midgard Serpent (Old Norse: Miðgarðsormr), or World Serpent, is a sea serpent, the middle child of the giantess Angrboða and Loki. According to the Prose Edda, Odin took Loki’s three children by Angrboða—the wolf Fenrir, Hel, and Jörmungandr—and tossed Jörmungandr into the great ocean that encircles Midgard. The serpent grew so large that it was able to surround the earth and grasp its own tail. As a result, it received the name of the Midgard Serpent or World Serpent. When it lets go, the world will end. Jörmungandr’s arch-enemy is the god Thor. It is an example of an ouroboros.
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