From this symbol we have the dollar sign "$". Some bishops of the church had disagreed with this symbolic method of idolatry type education, such as when the Bishop of Marseilles; Serenus had broken these idols. It is not unusual to see a crozier with the image of a snake or serpent. Contrary to the Latinate cross representing the body of Christ, a ... a Greek word meaning “navel,” is the oracular Stone of Splendor at Delphi. That became Christianity. The threat that we faced and are currently facing is with fallen angels. Al. Christians therefore might view the Serpent Cross as a crucifixion of the serpent thereby showing victory over the Devil. The ouroboros serpent is an ancient Egyptian symbol meaning “All in all.” It is a serpent depicted in circular form eating its tail. Typically, serpent heads are seen in pairs and represent the salvation from sin. In fact, snakes are one of the most commonly symbolized creatures throughout human history; and also across various cultures. Hence, the 2, 000 year old war between the new savior, Jesus who was the Roman-Jewish messiah of the New Testament (New Law), and the serpent savior who is the prince of Demons of the Greek Old Testament (Old Law). There are so many examples. Welcome to the Gnostic Warrior by Moe Bedard. Of this, to give an instance: Isaac carrying the wood whereon he was ordered to be immolated, and Jesus bearing the cross, on which he died a sacrifice for our sins, are drawn in one piece, and exhibited as corresponding subjects; in a second are paired together, the Son of Man hanging on the cross, and the brazen serpent raised by Moses in the desert. For example, the Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake … Blavatsky had written, that Apollo and Python, Osiris and Typhon, Christos and the Serpent, are all convertible terms and the followers of this cult that were called Masters of Wisdom, and all Initiates into the Sacred Mysteries, are called Nagas, or Serpents of Wisdom. Trust Your Inner Self. But that you may under« sand the Use of the Images of Stints, and of our “Saviour, which our Saxon Ancestors, and who, writing of the Images of things in Solomon’s Temple, expressed himself thus, If it was lawful to lift up the brazen Serpent upon a Pole, which the Children of Israel beholding, were saved alive: why may we  net, by a picture, bring into the Memory of the A Faithfuls that sifting up of our Saviour upon the Cross, by which he overcame Death: or those “his other Miracles, and Cures, by which he wonderfully triumphed over the fame Author of Death Since the fight of these things make oftentimes a deep Impression on the Minds of the Beholders, and to those who are ignorant of Letters, open asit were a kind of lively reading, of the History of our Lord. It was to kill the power of the old snake gods and religion and show the new god more powerful. Way back (way, way back) in the Garden of Eden, the Bible relates how a serpent appeared to Eve which led to the Fall of Man. 16:20, 2 Cor. Celtic Sea-Serpent Tattoo Meanings. These are used in processions, and likely date to the Byzantine period. Prior to the 15th century A.D., most people were unlearned and they could neither read or write. Obviously, the Roman Catholic Church is an elite group that looks out for itself and has been ridiculously cruel throughout history. When the serpent sheds its skin, it frees itself from the old and emerges renewed and reborn. Christian? The horrific guilt put on you with the Christ story combined with REAL fear, brutalization and genocide was a tremendous propellent that has lasted over 2000 years creating mass phylogenetic illness. In regards to my blog, it takes a lot of research and writing, but it is something I do for my higher self. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? Hence as Jesus had said, “I come not to bring peace, but to bring a sword” (Matthew 10:34). (See also Medical Cross), The Rod of Asclepius is similar to the caduceus, the sign for the Greek god Hermes; the ancient astrological symbol for Mercury; gods of commerce and thieves; and later became associated with alchemy. Western weddings in Japan: Real? Required fields are marked *. Chicchan - Yucatecan . Whoever looked at the serpent would know that the wrath of God was turned away. I love the way they fixed that one with communion…eating and drinking the man god to symbolic rapture and find eternal life…genius…pure unadulterated genius. In the story of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, the Serpent is depicted as Satan leading man into temptation. Kan- K'iché . Before the Christian era, the most ancient worship of the serpent was practiced in many areas of the world. The Patriarchal Cross, also known as the archiepiscopal cross or Cross of Lorraine, is similar to the Papal cross, consisting of a central staff and two plain crossbars in descending lengths at the top. He said to the dogs "Go forth and multiply." The mythology is what lives on so true or invented the results are the same. The purpose of these relics and art, was to show to people who had visited the monasteries concordance between the Old and New Testaments, how this change from the serpent of Moses to Jesus on the cross as a symbol of Christianity was passed down to us. I can teach you the Tree. Before the Christian era, the most ancient worship of the serpent was practiced in many areas of the world. SERPENT 'SERPENT' is a 7 letter word starting with S and ending with T Crossword clues for 'SERPENT' Clue Answer; Large snake (7) SERPENT: A reptile (7) Asp, for instance (7) Synonyms, crossword answers and other related words for SERPENT We hope that the following list of synonyms for the word serpent will help you to finish your crossword today. The pronunciation of thaler changed as the coin spread throughout Europe, and in English it was known as dollar. I personally feel it’s quite amazing yet unpopular by many groups. The black/white crescents are symbols of Osiris. For picture, in the Greek, is called “(secret for you to find out)”, that is, a writing that expresses the Life. In certain drawings of the Cross of Satan, the image of the serpent is shown consuming the base of the cross. ‘In this manner, Augustine and his Followers are described by Bede, to have come into the Presence of King Æthelbert. From the Nile in Egypt, the African plains of Ethiopia, the deserts of Arabia, the highlands of Persia, to the plains of Syria, and to the Phoenicians or Greeks of the Mediterranean Sea and their Holy Island of Crete, to the their biblical tribes of Canaan, the land of Scotia, Ireland, Brittain and to the island of the Culdee Druids in Iona; the ancient priesthoods of these people had always venerated the serpent. The ancestral spirits were immortal, said to have originated from another planet and graciously combined their DNA with animals … Like you I have come to realize that there is an amalgamation to all of history. In some cultures, snakes were fertility symbols. Also, the Merovingians (said by some to be descended from Jesus and a sea serpent or fish god - the Quinotaur or Quino-Tau-r) were supposedly born with a red cross between their shoulder blades. Targeting only CHRISTIANITY is cowardice .Guys, have the guts to target all three monotheist religions and the genius to build an universal one .In my understanding Gnosticism and dialectical materialism encompassing Budhism and Taoism will do the job. It doesn’t matter if you love or feel abhorrence toward them, if a serpent has entered your life, it’s energy will carry some kind weight. WHAT IS THE MEANING OF SERPENT WORSHIP AND THE SERPENT ON THE CROSS ? For the ETA, the snake symbolizes politics. The figures of the serpent and the circle are united in a Gnostic and alchemical symbol called the Ouroboros. Man Moe…amazing reporting. The meaning of the cross will vary, depending on the type of cross used. Despite what you might think at first glance (or might “learn” from a horror movie), there is no traditional “evil” association with an upside down cross. That sa f1 those who cannot read, may have, from whence to gather some Knowledge of History: And the people be, by no means, permitted to Sin, by the Adoration of a Picture. To the victor goes the history…and most is a pack of lies! "We don't multiply," the snakes replied, "we're adders! Putting a circle around the cross to include sun worship. He said to the deer," Go forth and multiply." However we must be careful to worship Christ and not the cross, because many years after the event in the wilderness, some Isrealites started worshipping the bronze serpent (as an idol), as if it had saved them, when in fact it was God who saved them, using that means. The way I see it, they are all the same. Based on the testimony of Bede, we can safely date the change of the symbolism, from the Old Testament serpent on the cross, to the son of man, Jesus on the cross for the Anglo-Saxons; it had occurred around the time of Bede in the 7th century, where it had first started in Rome and then later moved to the Anglo-Saxon territories such as Great Britain, England, France, Germany and Spain. One day God told Noah to build an ark and put in two of each animal. Christians therefore might view … One particular design of thaler coin was imprinted with a crucifix on one side and a serpent on the other side. I love it. This symbol has appeared in Egyptian texts relating to the underworld where ouroboros symbolizes the cycle of life and death. 11:3, 14, Rev. I’m sure we can all agree that “establishment” Christianity is the same as the hierarchy structure during the Roman period involving the Jewish groups of the Pharisees, Sadducees, ect. In brief the bronze serpent is an Old Testament image of the cross of Christ, and what He bore on it! The Serpent in the Bible. 5. One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. Their meaning will greatly depend on the use of symbols and styles of jewelry, so let us see what they are. Wherefore, your Brotherhood you’d both preserve them, and hinder the People from adoring them. The most popular explanation however, is from the story of the Israelites who, whilst crossing the desert, began complaining against God and the prophet Moses. And by the way, why did the snake cross the road? Tacitus, the Roman senator and historian had said, that Serapis was worshipped as a type of universal deity that represented Jupiter, Osiris, Pluto, and sometimes Jupiter Ammon. Whatever the serpent had done in the garden of Eden in Genesis is nullified in the Divine Exchange on the Cross where Jesus Christ died for All our sin and curses, every dominion of darkness, took away/satisfied God’s wrath, conquered the Devil and Death, so that those who are born again in Christ, have new life and blessed hope and assurance of Eternal life ! These, as usual, consisted of a bountiful provision of sacred writings, and an elegant collection of holy pictures. They bore a Cross for their Banner, Pro Vexillo: hon pro Adoratione, not for Adoration.” A Latin phrase meaning, “As standards: no honors for Adoration.” Hence, there was no homage or worship given to it, but only as St Augustine had said, “his Cross was the new ensign of Christian Warfare.”. 12:9 and 20:2. For those who still doubt this attribution of the snake to death, we need only consider the other great use of the serpent in iconography, that is the Serpent of Tribulation. The serpent represents sin (as the serpent in the Garden of Eden in Genesis chapter 3), brass represents judgment (the brazen altar of the Levites in Exodus 39:39) and the pole represents the cross (anyone who hangs on a tree, or wood, is cursed; Deuteronomy 21:23). Snake jewellery has remained popular throughout the ages. Let us heed His Words now. In French heraldry a cross charged with serpent heads at the extremities of its arms is known as Gringolée (also spelt Gringalee, Gringolly or Guivré). He is the Lord of Lords, the King of Kings, and the God of Gods. The snake has been the symbol of a number of deities associated with healing, such as the Greek god Asclepius (Latin: Aesculapius), son of Apollo. Do I think there’s something wrong with picking one or two days to recognize the One that took upon the sin of the world? Ophidiophobia and herpetophobia are posh names for the fear of snakes. As a little kid, snakes were one of the coolest animals to hold. One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. But the ‘over time’ work done by the Flavions and Constantine are an absolute work of genius. The story of its defeat alludes to battles by heroes against sea serpents that can be found in Mesopotamian, Hindu and Norse mythology. To these ancient people, the serpent had signified wisdom, intelligence, life and rebirth. Serpents are widely worshipped by Pagans, as well as many other earth-centered groups. One use of this fearful image is taken by the Marxist-Leninist paramilitary Basque separatist movement, the Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), considered by the EU as a terrorist organisation. It wasn’t the Jews who had actually symbolically crucified Jesus to the cross at Golgatha (Place of the skull), but Roman soldiers. Page 2 carved head of a serpent. It is easy to understand why, in religious thought, snakes are an incarnation of evil. All Songs Written By Glen Benton. And why do you do it? The serpent on the cross was still worshiped up to the 7th century in England under the Druids. If stories are true…what does it matter? A snake might be cunning but has neither the language nor intellect to do as described in Genesis. All these names mean ‘serpent.’ The name ‘seraphim’, is the plural form of serpent and is also said to mean, “the burning ones.” Serapis is the Hellenized version of the Egyptian Osiris-Apis. To be honest, I believe that Augustus Caesar is the true Roman Jesus and the bible teachings that he gave and events such as his crucifixion are allegorical. Jesus is God, the Son of God, the Son of Man. 4. “With the form of a serpent He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.”. Usually this is a totally irrational fear but common nevertheless. Red Serpent - Dreamspell . As we know, most snakes are harmless and shy of man, and this was a perfect cover for the Devil. We find similar prejudice in the avianism of the pigeon and dove. The meaning and purpose of a problem seems to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. He also taught us to 'be 'wise as serpents' in Saint Matthew's Gospel. In the book, “An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory,” By Aelfric (Abbot of Eynsham), he relates the story of Gregory the Great who had declared in his Epistle to Serenus, speaking of those Images which that Bishop had broken; who know not Letters , may at least be able to read, by looking upon the Walls, what they are not capable of reading in Books. 2- Rebirth and Immortality. The main educated class were usually those fortunate souls who were born into current ruling royal stock. Posted on February 6, 2013 by eewilliams93 “And as Moses lifted up the serpent, so the Son of Man must be lifted up.” One of my favorite Bible stories as a kid was the story of Israel and the snakes. This alone preserves us from stultifi cation and petrifi cation.1 My comments on the individual paintings are brief as my intent is to demon- strate the evolving relationship between ego and archetype that occurred within my individuation process. But the cross itself has a much stronger association with salvation. This name dated back to 1520, when coins were first minted using silver from a mine in Joachimsthal (Brandenburg, then part of the Kingdom of Bohemia, about 70 km north-east of Berlin). any of these people who started these religions descend from the same ancient priesthoods which derive from the same tree. Learn more. by Moe | History of the Brotherhood, Irish History, Meaning of Symbols | 6 comments, The power of the serpent of Egypt was broken on the cross – Justin Martyr, Let it be said, that long before the Romans had given us the images and idols of the Lord and Savior of Jesus crucified upon the cross, the serpent or snake was the chosen image by the ancient wise people of the not so distant past as their savior. This symbolism also comes from the depiction of a snake eating its own tail. Hence, the true serpent and dragon of wisdom, Ophis was cast out, and in his place, chaos and darkness would rule under Cronus (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). In fact, the ancient Romans had used to carry forth the serpent in war, and one of their standards was the serpent on a pole. The symbolic meaning of the serpent is a key component of the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. The book of Enoch even talks about the Son of Man. The "S" represented salvation, and the cross represented the sacrifice made by Jesus on the cross. Did you know that Washington DC was once called Rome? However, I disagree that Typhon would be considered the same as Apollo, Python, or Osiris. asked Noah. God is the same throughout all 66 books of the Bible. With the symbol of Jesus, St Mark informs us, “With the form of a serpent, He kills the serpent, for the serpent made out of the rod swallowed up the other serpents.” This symbolic event is further explained in St Augustine’s sixth sermon where he said, ” the serpent signifies death, and that Moses’ rod was changed into the serpent because our Lord took upon himself death for us.”. Called Cross of the Serpents, the end of each arm has a 1 Blake, William Wilberforce ( 1888); The Cross: Ancient and Modern; A. D. F. Randolph, 1888, 52 pages, ebook 2 Annual Archaeological Report, Appendix to the Report of the Minister of Education, Ontario, 1913. Once again you leave much to titillate and stimulate the reader. The serpent hanging up high corresponds to Christ on the cross. The coin was originally named joachimsthaler, and later abbreviated to thaler. Nothing in this world was made without Him. Mercy and truth meet together at the cross; righteousness and peace kiss one another in the death of Jesus. Illustration by Angelika Bauer. For thousands of years, the serpent or dragon was worshiped by many cultures all around the world. The ETA symbol is a snake coiled around an axe, which represents their fighting mission. Dr. J. Vernon McGee makes this meaningful comment. Legal? Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. And its appearance in the Garden of Eden is perhaps the most misunderstood concept in theology. I fully understand the Moses staff/snake myth now, thank you. An allegoric Jesus. As Saint John had magically said, “The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. Both, Apollo and Ophis were the sons of Zeus who is father of the Gods, father of men, the god of light, truth and prophecy, healing, plague, music, poetry, and more. Find all the signs in the Abraham Tablets if you can, some easy, then perhaps you will want to talk more to me. The cult of Serapis had originated from the Greco-Egyptian priesthood under the Ptolemies, and the testimony of Pausanias says the temples of Serapis were the most famous at Alexandria, and the most ancient at Memphis. See Meaning of the Cross. But in this case the heads are adorning a cross, which already represents salvation, so this is a curious combination. The name Ophis, is Greek for serpent. While that may be true, snake symbolism carries way more meaning for many different cultures than simply being evil. This is the reason why, Jesus on the cross is considered by the Fathers of the church, as the standard of Christian warfare and the lower case Greek t, the symbol of death. The ancient gnostics were the real christ-ians aqnd thats why they lived out on their own away from organozed religion and stupid animal sacrifices. Where do you find the time and energy to keep up this web page? The image of serpents wrapped around a staff is a familiar one in the medical field, decorating pharmaceutical packaging and hospitals alike. Personally…do I think this was an actual event…NO. The Jews would be the instigators, and the Romans the executors, which makes them both accomplices. All of it was hidden and destroyed. We read here that this serpent of brass was made, and those who looked to it lived. After the waters receded, Noah released the animals, two by two, back into the wild. *Im talking about the Secret religion of Egypt, we today call Alchemy. An English-Saxon Homily on the Birth-day of St. Gregory, Demon Death Smoke: Fungi infected heroin causes fungal brain infection in smokers, Psychedelic Enlightenment in a Modern World w/ Thomas Hatsis, Joe Rogan Agrees to do Cocaine and Heroin with Dr. Carl Hart on the JRE Podcast #1593, Meth Demons: How methamphetamine addicts develop parasitic fungal infections, Lord of the Flies: Fungi controls fly’s mind as it preys and infects other flies, Spiritual Defense Against the Coronavirus with ex-Navy SEAL – Michael Jaco. A calling that I must fulfill. It often seems like God of the Old Testament is to be feared, compared to the love shown in the New Testament. Your absolutly right. The staff represents authority and the snake represents rebirth, as explained above. But did the story myth do the job intended…YES. This interpretation originates from ancient Greeks and their god of healing, Asclepius. St. Augustine tells us, that the image of Christ and his Cross was the new ensign of Christian Warfare that the Romans had carried before them; being the Ensign or Profession of their Warfare. In a sense, I had been asked to recover this history for my ancestors. A Christian will tell you that the "snake on the cross" means a defeated Satan (since Satan is the "serpent", and a snake on a stick is a defeated snake), but it also has an Occult meaning. - Glen Benton [2] "Serpents of the Light" is a track written about the flaws in modern Christian culture. In a sense, the symbol of the serpent represented Gnosis in the highest sense, which would equate to human godlike status and the equivalent of a Christ or the messiah. (You'll probably remember from the movies that Indiana Jones had such a loathing.) Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind and represent dual expression of good and evil. Song Meanings "I wrote 'Serpents of the Light' about a friend of mine that died." According to Greek Mythology, eventually the Good Serpent Ophis would be dethroned by his grandfather, the God of chaos and darkness, Kronos (Saturn or Satan) and the goddess of fertility and war, Rhea (Saturn’s Moon). Those who did not look to it – died. It’s nice to talk to other folks and gather thoughts, but it becomes a problem when one uses it for authority and power. For most people, these slithery beasts symbolize evil, death, the devil, and all things scary and dark. Al, Hi Moe, That tablet taken from Abraham is the sixth tablet of 7, but the first three are doubles so 10 in the whole process. What do the symbolize? Snakes shed their skin, to reveal a 'new' snake beneath. My pleasure! The bronze serpent was a symbolic … However, to modern Christians, the serpent is the devil incarnated and the followers of this ancient wisdom are called Demons. One of the symbols of both, Hercules and the Celtic Druid Hu was a serpent. The Mayan sacred calendar, the Chol’qi, is comprised of 20 Day Lords, glyphs, day signs, or archetypal energies. Noah built the ark, there was the Great Flood and the animals were saved. The upside down cross is used to decorate churches and has special meaning — but there is no negative symbolism. Thence he now returned, laden as formerly with a store of ecclesiastical treasures. For he brought home on this occasion, the life of our Lord Jesus Christ, described in one series of paintings, with which he beautified the whole interior of the church annexed to the greater monastery, in honour of the virgin mother of God. Yes, because I try to recognize what Jesus (Yeshua) did everyday. Christians therefore might view the Serpent Cross as a crucifixion of the serpent thereby showing victory over the Devil. I’m not sure why more folks don’t refer to the book of Enoch when it talks about the very problem with mankind. Propaganda has always been a great weapon in war. So a few people may have witnessed it but they are gone. Blending holidays to the same day so Christian, heathen, gentile and all would at least be partying on the same day…as Christianity slowly worked over the years to make it only about Christianity. The Serpent wrapped around the Tau cross can be spelled in the English alphabet either as ST or as TS. This sacred center where tellurian serpent forces would accumulate had the ability to directly communicate with the gods. The serpent is one of the most enduring symbols in the Bible. Cannibal blood sacrifice was also a belief. They knew about the solar initiations that the man jesus is symbolic of going through. Note: Not to be confusing, but the Kiché word, Kan, is the same spelling as the Yucatecan word for the previous day known as Net . Also known as: Serpent – English. Apart from the association with Moses lifting up the snake on his staff, the similarity with the rod of Asclepius links nicely to the role of bishops who are tasked with looking after those suffering from spiritual ailments. Track listing. The process of Alchemy became the life and times of Osiris. Your email address will not be published. The various spellings of the name Serapis are, Sor-apis (Σέραπις, Attic/Ionian Greek), Sarapis (Σάραπις, Dorian Greek), Serapin (Greek Ὄφις), or in Hebrew, Seraph. When known, everything of the past is explained. The main tactical magical method they would employ against these people of the serpent, would be to replace or rename their Gods which they would take ownership of under new names and also reverse symbology, and iconography in which Rome’s chosen Caesar’s, martyred Saints and gods would usurp all other old serpent Gods and demons of the Old Testament. ", The serpent as an instrument of the Devil: John 8:44, Rom. This is due to the snakes ability to shed its skin. An example is seen in the former symbol of the Salvation Army, which showed a large "S" superimposed on a cross. They looked at each other, flummoxed. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. The bronze serpent represented the propitiation of the wrath of God. Two of them usually for the two lights, sun and moon. (Astrologers might view the same cross to symbolise Christian fanatics crucifying the Serpent Draconis, the symbol of knowledge.). God told Moses to make a serpent of brass, and to raise it on a pole. 1. This shape represents … A full exhaustive parallel of everything they did to incorporate all religions into one Universal Church would be very interesting…and unbelievable to most…and extremely damaging to Christians.Thanks again Moe…my little pea brain is spinning… Gnosis rules. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? The bronze serpent had significant symbolic meaning! "What is the matter?" 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