“Within the traditions the Serpent of Knowledge could be said to be the serpent of head or mind, that when left un-inspected, can grow to be destructive, separate and alienated from the Truth of Reality itself. The ultimate process is that the descending serpent, once informed with knowledge, must learn to yield and surrender the mind and begin the return cycle of ascent, by awakening to the Serpent of Wisdom – thus allowing balance to be restored and an alignment to the path of true self-knowledge, or the ‘Path Of Infinite Return’. The Serpent of Wisdom is synchronistic with Heart Awakening and the initiatory current, that includes death as part of life, and allows for real spiritual transformation as one awakens and flowers in the process of egotranscendence and Divine wisdom.
This Energy was revealed over many psychic sightings of a fraction of a serpent – huge, slithering, silent and all pervasive. It appeared particularly around very conventionally minded people, who displayed a dominating force of identification with mind, knowledge and material existence. In coming to understand and penetrate this oppressive energy, the study of the great traditions was employed. What revealed itself was a ‘descending serpent’, known as the Serpent of Knowledge, which has become a major influence through the growth of science, technology and political power.
The serpent appears swollen and full of the poison of ‘power over’, selfaggrandisement and separation from the source of existence. This descending current depicts the nature of where humankind has arrived at – the loss of intuitive gnosis and the loss of the Intelligence of the Heart. This has crowded the heart space with mind, control and greed…”