Welcome to the Gnostic Warrior by Moe Bedard. The black/white crescents are symbols of Osiris. The serpent is one of the most enduring symbols in the Bible. God loves the sinner but hates the sin. Mercy and truth meet together at the cross; righteousness and peace kiss one another in the death of Jesus. 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. One day God told Noah to build an ark and put in two of each animal. Christians therefore might view the Serpent Cross as a crucifixion of the serpent thereby showing victory over the Devil. (Astrologers might view the same cross to symbolise Christian fanatics crucifying the Serpent Draconis, the symbol of knowledge.). It was simply the instrument of the Devil. And why do you do it? My pleasure! I know the whole series and all the times. This symbolism also comes from the depiction of a snake eating its own tail. Personally…do I think this was an actual event…NO. One of the symbols of both, Hercules and the Celtic Druid Hu was a serpent. 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. One particular design of thaler coin was imprinted with a crucifix on one side and a serpent on the other side. 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. For picture, in the Greek, is called “(secret for you to find out)”, that is, a writing that expresses the Life. 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. Their meaning will greatly depend on the use of symbols and styles of jewelry, so let us see what they are. They knew about the solar initiations that the man jesus is symbolic of going through. As a little kid, snakes were one of the coolest animals to hold. 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.”. But did the story myth do the job intended…YES. The word is derived from Latin serpens, a crawling animal or snake. Did you know that Washington DC was once called Rome? Lifted Up: Serpent on a Cross. But this is not the case. This symbol has appeared in Egyptian texts relating to the underworld where ouroboros symbolizes the cycle of life and death. 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). For most people, these slithery beasts symbolize evil, death, the devil, and all things scary and dark. It is easy to understand why, in religious thought, snakes are an incarnation of evil. As we know, most snakes are harmless and shy of man, and this was a perfect cover for the Devil. 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). I’m not sure why more folks don’t refer to the book of Enoch when it talks about the very problem with mankind. In brief the bronze serpent is an Old Testament image of the cross of Christ, and what He bore on it! One interpretation is that Christ, as the second Adam, has defeated Satan and saved man. Two of them usually for the two lights, sun and moon. The story of its defeat alludes to battles by heroes against sea serpents that can be found in Mesopotamian, Hindu and Norse mythology. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? 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. Man Moe…amazing reporting. Even though snakes and serpents may seem gloomy and evil, these gothic motifs symbolize rebirth. The ouroboros serpent is an ancient Egyptian symbol meaning “All in all.” It is a serpent depicted in circular form eating its tail. Your email address will not be published. A snake might be cunning but has neither the language nor intellect to do as described in Genesis. Your email address will not be published. For example, the Hopi people of North America performed an annual snake … Obviously, the Roman Catholic Church is an elite group that looks out for itself and has been ridiculously cruel throughout history. The serpent on the cross was still worshiped up to the 7th century in England under … 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. It is not unusual to see a crozier with the image of a snake or serpent. The serpent was attached to a cross and the coin bore the inscription "NU 21", which refers to Numeri 21 (the fourth book of Moses in the Hebrew bible, Numbers chapter 21) and the story of Moses lifting up the snake on a staff. The meaning of the cross will vary, depending on the type of cross used. Over time, the Romans who were often at war with these various serpent tribes, had realized that in order to subjugate the world, they had to perform magic and rites that would counter attack the religious rites of the people they had wished to conquer. Illustration by Angelika Bauer. However, I disagree that Typhon would be considered the same as Apollo, Python, or Osiris. 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 ! A more common meaning of the "S" shape, however, is its representation of a snake. Before the Christian era, the most ancient worship of the serpent was practiced in many areas of the world. Whether or not the book is “acceptable” but again, it all boils down to individual belief on accuracy of historical accounts. 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. The symbolic meaning of the serpent is a key component of the Bible, particularly in the Old Testament. The ancient serpent-god of the Gnostics from the East was Serapis. Also known as: Serpent – English. 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. In African mythology, an ancient god created the sun, moon and thereafter the earth, which he fashioned from a lump of clay. 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. As such, sea-serpent tattoos have the added meaning of duality – life and death, yin and yang. We all have been lied to and we dont know our past and what it is based on, but I do. When the serpent sheds its skin, it frees itself from the old and emerges renewed and reborn. An allegoric Jesus. So a few people may have witnessed it but they are gone. Far too often we listen to what others tell us rather than relying on what we know to be true within our hearts and minds. Yes, because I try to recognize what Jesus (Yeshua) did everyday. The serpent, or snake, is one of the oldest and most widespread mythological symbols. What do the symbolize? The name Ophis, is Greek for serpent. Track listing. All of this seems rather unfair on the dumb snake, whose nature is to prey on other living things, just as the eagle does. Bede had further explained, “A Cross of Silver, and the Image of our Saviour in a Picture. 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. Snakes have been associated with some of the oldest rituals known to mankind and represent dual expression of good and evil. The meaning and purpose of a problem seems to lie not in its solution but in our working at it incessantly. That became Christianity. Typically, serpent heads are seen in pairs and represent the salvation from sin. Thence he now returned, laden as formerly with a store of ecclesiastical treasures. The cross of Christ displays the wrath of God as well as the turning away of that wrath. Kan- K'iché . ", The serpent as an instrument of the Devil: John 8:44, Rom. In certain drawings of the Cross of Satan, the image of the serpent is shown consuming the base of the cross. Western weddings in Japan: Real? Let us heed His Words now. 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.”. Wherefore, your Brotherhood you’d both preserve them, and hinder the People from adoring them. A website and podcast that explores the hidden mysteries of human existence, consciousness, religion, and the very secret societies who operate their lights from within the shadows. (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. serpent definition: 1. a snake 2. a snake 3. a snake. This shape represents … Once again you leave much to titillate and stimulate the reader. The god also created a set of twins, the primitive beings, called Nummo. In fact, snakes are one of the most commonly symbolized creatures throughout human history; and also across various cultures. There are so many examples. Far from simply representing a snake, the serpent symbol in the Bible has a number of readings and implications. The bronze serpent had significant symbolic meaning! 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). 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. The "S" represented salvation, and the cross represented the sacrifice made by Jesus on the cross. The Serpent was always the Light. Legal? This sacred center where tellurian serpent forces would accumulate had the ability to directly communicate with the gods. 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. An example is seen in the former symbol of the Salvation Army, which showed a large "S" superimposed on a cross. If you check, the rigth side of the Serpent is the same outline as Virgo in the old drawings. Amazing. 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Serpents are widely worshipped by Pagans, as well as many other earth-centered groups. Page 2 carved head of a serpent. 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. Learn more. Serapis is the serpent on the cross that was also the precursor to the Christian Christ, who would take the serpents place upon the cross in this Sixth Age under the religion of Christianity. To these ancient people, the serpent had signified wisdom, intelligence, life and rebirth. 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. Dr. J. Vernon McGee makes this meaningful comment. The ancestral spirits were immortal, said to have originated from another planet and graciously combined their DNA with animals … The Serpent wrapped around the Tau cross can be spelled in the English alphabet either as ST or as TS. 1. I know you feel that the Jesus was real and I think you also believe there to be an element of fictional caricaturization. But what is the meaning of a serpent on the cross? Soon after the appointment of Easterwine to the abbacy of St. Peter’s, and of Ceolfrid to the direction of St. Paul’s, Benedict had undertaken, and with his wonted prosperity accomplished his sixth and last journey to the city of Rome. 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. Where do you find the time and energy to keep up this web page? 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