It’s world snake day July 16. DO you have ophidiophobia? Fear of snakes. Many people do. Yes they can kill you, in the Amazon they reach 30 feet. They symbolize kundalini energy the energy of enlightenment coiled in the base of your spine. Yes a snake lives in your body. Learn to love and respect these powerful reptiles. They carry a huge symbolic and archetypal energy from the Story of Genesis on.
They were and still are primarily WOMEN’S Symbols.
Crete Snake Goddess/Priestess 1600 B.C.
The patriarchy Freud, made them into men’s- phallic symbols. But they writhe like a women’s hips. They actually symbolize the menstrual cycle. Snakes were revered and worshipped by early Goddess cultures and particularly in Crete where this beautiful snake Priestess comes from. Snakes were used by the Priestess to divine with. The oracles at Delphi, Greece had snakes on their bodies which they used along with hallucinogenic plants to trance with. They may have used the venom as a hallucinogenic poison as well.
Do you do YOGA? Snake energy is an essential part of every yoga pose.
My friend and teacher Kathleen Graham practices Snake Yoga and dances with her two pythons.
Personally I love snakes and have caught wild ones with my bare hands and always felt I could talk to them Like Harry Potter when I was a child years and years before Harry.