Symbolism and Spiritual Meaning

Ouroboros Symbolism and its Spiritual Meanings

are the language of the .

Symbols can not be mentally comprehended.
To understand the power of symbols, we have to dig into an ancient wisdom of our myths and legends and try to comprehend the knowledge we receive from the sacred art.

Defining an Ouroboros as an ancient symbol of eternity, means nothing. It is like trying to connect any of the symbols to , , Tao, un-explainable, un-measurable Life Force.

Ouroboros image 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, of an alchemical tract attributed to Synesius

Ouroboros image 1478 drawing by Theodoros Pelecanos, of an alchemical tract attributed to Synesius

Why do we have a serpent or dragon eating its own tail?

Its name is Greek: Oura meaning "tail" and Boros meaning "eating". "We are all one", what does it really mean? We think the same thoughts, we experience the same feelings, we strive for the same goals, we get influenced by the weather, planets constellation, matrix of energies, we are all equal, we love our children, our children fight with us, we love roses, lions, heroes. Our marketing experts love this statement and have used it sooo many times.

Yet, can we learn more...

Used in magical talismans all over the world, the question still stays - why did we (humanity)decide to focus our attention or get fascinated by this symbol. If it is a magical talisman and the knowledge of the art is only known to the few we ought to properly comprehend its secrets.

Ancient Egypt

Found on the Ancient Egyptian tombs, dating 14th century BC, within its matrix of symbolism and magic. The relatioship of the form and its magical symbolism is evident in much of the Egyptian art. 

Greece

In Plato's Timaeus, 2,000 years ago, the character Timaeus describes the perfection of the Universe as:

"For the Creator conceived that a being which was self-sufficient would be far more excellent than one which lacked anything; and, as he had no need to take anything or defend himself against any one..."

The symbol is all over our Cathedrals, engraved in gold. Some of the early alchemical Ouroboros images dating to third century Alexandria, have the words ἓν τὸ πᾶν - "The All is One" with its black and white halves representing the Gnostic / Taoists / Cabbalistic duality of existence. The ourouboras is linked to our search for the philosopher's stone

Lapis

Do you recall the story - search for eternal youth, wealth, happiness and beauty? A stone that transforms any metal into gold. A knowledge that helps the explorer understand the key to human nature, the key to the existance on our beautiful planet.

What is Alchemy?

Alchemy and Philosophers Stone

According to alchemists, the Philosophers' stone (lapis philosophorum) is a substance capable of turning any metal into gold.  Also called, the Elixir of the alchemists, it carries the promise of immortality.

China and Ouroboros

In China, there is the secret of Yin and Yang, united to create the wonders of Gaia. Respecting the Universe, planets, cycles, manipulating the elements, understanding the timing of any action, learning meditation, prayer, silence, executing magic within every-day's life, and connecting to the power of our thoughts. Giving respect to the virtues and thoughts, truthfulness, for the benefit of all.

Ancient Indian Thought

Ouroboros symbolism has been in used to describe the

"The divine power, Kundalini, shines like the stem of a young lotus; like a snake, coiled round upon herself she holds her tail in her mouth and lies resting half asleep as the base of the body", Baghavagitta.

The basis of the Indian thought is that the Kundalini is asleep and that with certain physical, mental and emotional exercises, spiritual researchers might tap into its power.

Jungian Psychology

Carl Jung defined the relationship of the ouroboros to alchemy as:
"the ouroboros is one of the most compelling, a symbol that has been the subject of awe and wonder for millennia. Literally meaning ‘tail-devourer’ in Greek"

Symbolism of Gold

Purifying, strengthening, and increasing Vital Energy brings a promise of health, wealthand lightness of being.

Mystics of our Past

The Mystics, the Magi initiates, the guardians of the oracle mysteries acquired deep knowledge of the laws of the spiritual world and their interaction with the sense world.

Chinese Alchemy and Secret of Golden Flower

It is Male that is Yang, our , that is Sun, Reason, Science, Law & Order. It is Feminine that is Yin symbolised by Moon, that is the Ocean of our Collective Sub-Conscious, it is symbolised by dragon and the snake, it is Life that creates and destroys itself.  

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