Ouroboros

serpent-eats-own-tail

The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol of a serpent or dragon eating it’s own tail. It is usually in a circle or lemniscate. I love this symbol. It is my favorite symbol. The Ouroboros can be found in just about every ancient civilization. The word ouroboros is greek and it means ‘tail eater’ or ‘tail devourer’. This symbol shows just how much knowledge has been lost about the ancients. This symbol is basically showing you the secret to your world.

There are several guesses as to the meaning of the Ouroboros, but there is only one meaning to this symbol. I’ve seen that it symbolizes death and rebirth, creation from destruction, life out of death, infinity, circle of life, the milky way, the sun and the alchemical symbol of mercury. I can understand why all these have been given for the meaning of the Ouroboros, but just like so many other things these are only a small piece of the truth.

To really understand the Ouroboros you have to know the true meaning of the serpent or dragon. Most people believe the serpent or snake is a symbol of evil. This may come as a surprise to some of you, but the serpent means wisdom or a wise person. If the serpent was wise, who was Eve talking to in the garden? For the answer to that see Lemurian Magic. In many cultures the snake was feminine. This was not the actual female. This was the feminine side of the mind or the subconscious. The subconscious is where the true wisdom comes from. The dragon symbolizes someone who has mastered all four elements of consciousness(see Dragon). So the first keys to solving this puzzle is that the Ouroboros has to do with wisdom and consciousness. […]

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