Snake Priestess

fullsizerender-7In a book from the public library, I found this. It says that priestesses in many cultures learned mastery of “serpent power.” This being the “enlightened use of our primal energy.” I like this. I think of primal energy as light. We each have a light and ‘that light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.’

“It is the resurgence of this “snake power” in our time that may be the only hope for the survival of our planet.”

The serpent has symbolized many things in many cultures. For my modern, westernized eyes and through the cold snake-like people I have encountered, it has come to symbolize ‘that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray.’

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Would you not say our world has gone astray? It has in my eyes. When there are day spas and hotels for dogs, but still homeless on the street. We are astray. When people can spend over $100 on a to-go cup. We are astray. When the candles meant to provide comfort and warmth for a home have become plastic and battery-powered. We are astray.

And so, I place my hope in self-teaching and learning this “serpent power.” For even Medusa, a hideous monster, had the snakes do her bidding. The snake is the ancient deceiver, but once known and seen the tables are turned.

I should like to become like this Snake Priestess and Medusa, not like Eve. No one wants to be Eve.

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