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The Dragon Shrine

This is a group dedicated to the pure spiritual energy of the Divine.

 

Location: The Universe
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The Most Natural Religion

The term serpent worship relates to honoring the Divine within of oneself and without, the Goddess and God of Nature. We are the tree, and the serpent is always within the branches ~ microcosmic reflections of the greater cosmic macrocosm.Ophiolatreia is the world's oldest form of spirituality and of this there can be no reasonable doubt. The evidence is very clear that the same common symbolism and spiritual practices were to be found among all peoples before the advent of the male-dominated religions.Our Ancient Ancestors venerated the Serpent for many reasons, as the serpent represents the pure spiritual energy of the Divine.

The Serpent, a feminine, androgynous creature symbolizes Time, Birth, New life, Re-birth, Immortality, creative and destructive powers, sexuality, healing and Wisdom. Serpents are of the Earth, and guard the Pearl of Wisdom.

The Serpent is thus very closely intertwined in the many portrayals of the Divine Feminine, in art, sculpture and prose.

 

The Hieroglyph for The Goddess .

 

Snakes are identified with the Power of the Earth, and of Nature and the Universe.

Throughout the Middle Eastern regions and throughout Africa, snakes were brought into the birthing chamber, to guard and assist in the childbirth process. And, when snakes were not available, Bellydancers would do the trick!

 

 

The Childbirth Dance was performed by women to entrance the mother to be, and so facilitate an easier and safer birth.

The shimmying, undulating motions of the Dance, which prepare a woman’s body for the childbirth process, and were an essential part of the Women’s Mysteries, were performed in honor of the Goddess since time immemorial.

Legend has it, that the Serpent originally taught women the techniques of childbirth via the Sacred Dance.The fiery Inner Serpent of Kundalini, is often awakened in the Sacred Dance.

 

Snakes periodically shed their skins, and this has always symbolized regeneration and re-birth, on all levels of existence.

 

 

 

Snakes symbolize Women’s Primal Wisdom,  and so, the Priestesses of the Temple of Delphi were once known as Pythia, or Python women. The Greek word for a large Python, was Drakon.

 

 

The Bible has many accounts of Serpents being adored as the symbol of pure spiritual power. In the Bible the winged serpent is identified with Lilith or Lucifer, and according to this version of events, the serpent is evil and wishes harm on humankind.

Aaron’s rod transforms into a snake which devours other snakes, Moses has a Brazen Serpent staff, named Nehushtan(Serpent Dragon), a word again at the root word for Serpent power or Witch, M’nahesh and so the snake is presented here as protective and beneficial .

There is a very clear association with snakes and Jesus, or as he was known in the Orient, Issa. Nazar, again refers to the word for Cobra/Witch, one who works with serpent power.

The entwined Serpents appear everywhere as testimony to a way of life and nature spirituality that was common to all peoples and cultures and that expressed itself uniquely among them..

 

 

It is significant that the Serpent in the Garden, is described as a Winged Serpent.

 

 

The Winged Serpent is probably one of the most ancient of spiritual symbols, and has been present in all areas of the planet from the earliest times. Time has wings!

 

 

When Serpent and Eagle join together, the Heavens and the earth join as One. Indeed , as the perfect Androgyny, the union of female and male energies, which is a direct reflection of Nature.

 

This is at the basis of the Diagram of the Supreme Ultimate, or the Yin Yang Trigram, and the Winged Serpent is represented commonly nowadays  in the emblem of the Medical profession, the Caduceus.

 

 

Nature has the power to infinitely create Life, and also Death - healing, and transformation on the Infinite Wheel of Life. So, Nature is symbolised by the Serpent.

This group will provide us with a venue to discuss and explore the ancient pre-patriarchal Traditions and practices of Serpent-Worship.

 

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The 100-Day Energy Practice that Woke Me Up.

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The Dragon Shrine ~ Serpent Science

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Ophidian Temple secrets

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Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman 11 hours ago

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman 11 hours ago

My pleasure, L!

Comment by L. Love on Thursday

Stunning images :) Than k you for sharing dearest one.

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on October 11, 2017 at 6:42am

In the olden days, they wore the most stunning bracelets ~

Cleopatra's bracelet

A Graeco-Roman era bracelet

Also from Greece, the land of the serpent Goddesses Athena and Medusa

This one was worn by an Ophidian in Pompeii, nearby the Temple of Isis there.

Another example of Ophite Goddess jewellery from Greece

This piece symbolizes infinity and the twin principles of the universe. It's also from Roman times.

And lastly, this is the one I would LOVE to have ...sigh...

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on October 5, 2017 at 3:22am

In the story of the children of Ra, as related in the Westcar papyrus, we find the goddess Meskhenet mentioned with Isis, Nephthys, Hequet (some believe this goddess is Hekate) and the god Khemenu as assisting at the birth of children.

Disguised in female forms, the four goddesses go to the house of Ra-user, and professing to have a knowledge of the art of midwifery, they are admitted to the chamber where the child is about to be born.

Isis stands before the woman, Nephthys behind her; and Hequet accelerates the birth.

When the child is born, Meskhenet comes and looking upon him says, "A king: he shall rule throughout the land.May Khemenu give health and strength to his body."

The word Meskhenet is as old as the pyramid times (and no-one knows how old that is) - and seems to them to have had the meaning of good luck, destiny, blessings. etc."

~ EA. Wallace-Budge, from the Egyptian Book of the Dead.

So, Meskhenet, serpent children, or, seeing as we are using the tongue of ancient Quemt, "Meskhenet, Nexenu"  Blessings and good luck, serpent children!

Comment by Minque Paw on October 4, 2017 at 2:52pm

Comment by L. Love on October 3, 2017 at 1:36pm

Welcome to all our new members.  Much love and many blessings :)

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on October 3, 2017 at 5:48am

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on October 3, 2017 at 5:45am

"The Omphalos at Delphi is a cone, or hill" - Buffie Johnson

Comment by Zephonith Serpent Woman on October 2, 2017 at 10:34pm

Well you are very welcome, LunisRising :) Blessed be!

 

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