Serpent Life charm

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SERPENT LIFE charm  ● 925 solid sterling silver ● blue & red glass enamel ● life energy, healing, balance, self-knowledge, Mother Goddess, Spirit.   Serpent was the original god-creator symbol to rise from the unconscious primitive mind to consciousness. It is the manifestation of matter as life energy, the all-pervading Spirit. With time it became a symbolic attribute of every great Earth Mother goddess to follow.

From our origins in the primordial sea it represents the greatest mystery of all which is Life. It also represents the pervading duality of the Whole – light with dark, positive with negative, always striving for healthy balance.

Honouring this primordial spirit within us is to honour our own life and all life. In doing so we must acknowledge our own reflected duality: light and dark, perfect and imperfect . Wise self-knowledge avoids unhealthy repression, it must harmonize the relationship between instinct and reason.

Christ spoke of “the wisdom of serpents”: referring to the concept of ‘balance’ implied by the Caduceus, eternal symbol of healing. [Two balanced snake-serpents spiralling up a staff]. The serpents are not the healers, they are the healing itself. The healer understands that to recover the balance of the mind and/or body is to bring it to health. The two snakes of the caduceus represent the duality of the One serpent which thrives through balance and harmony.

The serpent came to wear a jewel in its head- symbolizing the treasure it ‘guarded’. The treasure in myth and psychology is hard won spiritual knowledge or self-knowledge – it is also the understanding that Life itself is the treasure.

Serpent Life charm with the blood red [enamel] jewel represents the treasure of balanced health. Precious blood is what sustains us, disease is expressed first as an imbalance in our blood. Regaining the treasure of health is to regain our balance. JL.

size: 17,7 x 18,2mm (LXB).See photos for body scale.(Chain not supplied,recommend M-L chain). Enamels are traditional handcrafted ,high fired glass and vary slightly on each charm.