the serpent is the symbol
to the arcon
answered 31 Jan '12, 21:13
The snake meant the freedom to choose. Once you choose, you have isolated yourself from the whole. By choosing, the separation begins, the circle of life begins until choosing doesn't matter and you return to the whole.
answered 28 Jan '12, 07:47
The Knights Alchemy
Hi Bluebird Two
There are 22 parts to this video and this link is only for the 2nd part (I haven't seen the other 20 parts)
Something tells me that you were already familiar with this angle and perhaps asked the question because of it.
answered 28 Jan '12, 12:23
I am not sure if this is a joke or serious question since the picture you chose is a comic picture. I can not say since it is a comic picture, had this been some ancient drawing or painting I might be able to decipher the meaning from the symbols.
With that said I will now give one if this were one of those ancient photos.
Generally in those ancient photographs of the snake in the tree. It is a symbol of the energy that would be called the kundalini in eastern tradition. This sexual energy can raise or fall in consciousness depending on what is done with it. The tree of life is connected with our chakras so as children innocent our minds are high in the tree close to heaven and God but as we mature and reach puberty our consciousness falls as our sexual desire raises and so we fall from that innocent place of the kingdom to much lower places of mind. The closer to God the closer to life the farther away from God the closer to death. There is a tree of life as well as a tree of death, we do not want to descend down that tree.
This was the temptation and fall that we have been experiencing ever since, it is the reason we are all here now instead of heaven, that desire for things of this world and the flesh. However we may ascend back up the tree of life through the grace of God and the acceptance and disire for the higher over the lower.
answered 28 Jan '12, 01:05
In religion, mythology, and literature, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through moulting, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_(symbolism)
so men creation is shaming him. also note that the snake his higher then men in the tree.
Color symbolism in art and anthropology refers to the use of color as a symbol in various cultures. There is great diversity in the use of colors and their associations between cultures and even within the same culture in different time periods. In fact, the same color may have very different associations within the same culture at any time. For example, red is often used in North America and Europe for stop signs or danger. At the same time, red is also frequently used in association with romance, e.g. with Valentine's Day http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_symbolism there is a contrast of colors and a snake foul the people with colors to trap them using yellow and purple to attract them.
Also it is said that it is the tree of knowledge of good and evil. so it represent the duality between light and darkness. So Adam and Eve became aware of that knowledge(gnosis)of duality of light and darkness. some say the snake is satan,some say that the snake is jesus,some say that the snake was a construct of Eve((imaginary) and that she falled below her own construct and believed what the snake said. what they all agree on is that they where in shame and afraid knowing their own nakedness and for not respecting what God said.
but if we examine things more in deep God does not mind for human to have knowledge(gnosis) since we have many religion. all the jewel(jesus,buddha,etc...)all have bring knowledge to humanity. could it be that they eat of that fruit before they where ready? And that the snake knew that by doing that he was going to put Adam ,Eve and God to shame.putting a delay on the perfection of mankind.And seperating Mankind from God.Also in Gnostic teaching it is said that matter comes from darkness and darkness is a shadow created by chaos and chaos comes from the abyss in the abyss there is a prison called tortaros. And light comes from truth,faith(pisthis)/wisdom(Sophia),life(zoe) yet all those woman name represent the soul(said:feminin) and have their male counter part for spirit (said:male) And they call them God androgynus(both male and female).so mankind is made from light(spirit) with a soul and darkness matter. And now they are lost in confusion of duality under the power of archon of darkness.But mankind as the power of free will.Same as the light.That set them apart from the darkness.If they will move out of duality that cause darkness toward truth that is unity(Born of water and spirit).the kingdom of the king where all the children of light are equal (harmony). you can read all that at: http://gnosis.org/naghamm/nhlcodex.html
So let there be light,Be the light that you can be,experience and enjoy.
Serpent = Wisdom Eve = The creative power of man (Jesus/Jacob/Abel/Winston Smith) Adam = The manifested man (Christ/Esau/Cain/Big Brother) Tree of the Fruit of Good and Evil = The states of existence Die = Forget
Short translation. God created man as an object and then entered into and animated him as a subject (first the eldest then the youngest). His wisdom then convinced him that in order for man to become as him, he had to forget himself in man by using his creative power to enter into, to fully consume, different states of existence. So he did so and condemned his wisdom to be grounded on the earth (to become Satan, the adversary, doubt), therefore causing enmity between wisdom (reason) and imagination (Eve). Yet despite his descent into the world of death, within man God sleeps and clothes him.
I could give a meaning to the colors but odds are they mean nothing as they are not as far as I know part of Genesis. Purple is wine, the highest vibration of color, it represents joy. I don't know if there is a meaning to yellow.
Here is the video that inspired my answer to this question
and here is the pictural illustration of my interpretation
The symbolic representation is as follows;
The yellow and violet snake is represented by the double coil 6/9 and clearly shows it as being a two way flow of primal energy.
answered 08 Mar '13, 03:32
Thoughts that would distract us from enjoying the Garden of Eden that we were created in and meant to enjoy. These thoughts creep in, slithering silently until they are in your face changing your beliefs and how you see yourself and the world and changing who you are. These thoughts themselves create a prison in our mind. These thoughts of the past or of what might be in the future keep us a prisoner and distracted from the Garden of Eden which is now.
answered 31 Jan '12, 11:36
Fred had the best answer. These stories like creation and the flood have been prevalent
through out history. The original ideas could have been lost. There is really no way to tell what is true. The Bible must have some truth because it mentions many historical
places and times that are correct as far as historians are concerned. So believe what you will. I personally only believe the Gospel because that was suppose to be the word of Jesus. The first 5 books were written by Moses.
answered 05 Feb '12, 17:08
As with many things in ancient scriptures, the Serpent in the Tree of the Garden of Eden is an analogy. In my understanding the eating of the Serpent's fruit represents an awakening of Conscious Self Awareness and the Free Will (separateness) to experience and explore during incarnation, an illusory state of disconnection from All There Is. In my understanding, as Eternal Beings of Consciousness (now Beings of Eternal Conscious Self-Awareness), we are all Descended Masters and Universal Creators in the making. In order to become a Universal Creator (which is largely why most of us are here in this Earthly and Galactic incarnational recycling programme) we must be, create, and experience everything this Universal Paradigm offers. Given that we are Masters of Infinite Creation, Limitation, and Manifestation, and given that the Universal Creator is unconditional, we have made our circumstances to advance most challenging :o)
answered 30 Jan, 00:36