Ouroboros – Ancient Dragon & Serpent Symbolism

By Robert Sepehr

The ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail, a symbol of cyclical time, a continual renewal of life, death and rebirth, a widespread symbol of the “All-in-All”, the totality of existence, infinity, and the cyclic nature of the cosmos.

 

In Gnosticism, this serpent symbolized eternity of the soul. The serpent was one of the earth-animals associated with the cult of Mithras, as well as the Magi. In Hinduism, Kundalini is a coiled serpent, the residual power of pure desire. “Kundalini” refers to the energy of yogic awakening, leading to altered states of higher consciousness.


This article (Wise as Serpents) was originally published on Atlantean Garden and syndicated by The Event Chronicle

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