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Have you seen this symbol before? (part 1)

🐍 You've seen it before! From the World Health Organization emblem to the Two of Cups card in the Tarot: One or Two Serpents Intertwining Around a Staff compose the symbology of many ancient and modern-day institutions. But what is that all about, right?
Caduceus symbol being held by Hermes (detail of a statue).
Well, to start, they are two different symbols. The one with 2 serpents is the staff of Hermes, and the other with only one snake is the staff of Asclepius, his disciple.

According to Greek mythology, Hermes is the messenger of God (Zeus), who brought awareness of the higher realms to humanity. The Egyptians also worshiped Him as Troth, the God of wisdom.

Yet, many occultists believe this Egyptian-Greek God was a real person named Hermes Trismegistus. He is the purported author of the Hermetic Corpus, a series of sacred texts on Hermeticism philosophy.

According to Greek mythology, Asclepius was the son of Apollo (🙋🏻‍♂️hieee!), the God of Healing, with a mortal princess. Asclepius was a disciple of Hermes and was worshiped by the Greeks as a Semi-God associated with Medicine. Hence his staff being used as a symbol in medical institutions.

Sadly, however, Zeus killed Asclepios before he could finish his studies with Hermes. Because Zeus didn't think appropriate for mortals or semi-gods alike to understand the secrets to immortality.
Image showing examples of the Staff of Hermes, and the Asclepius Rod.
And that's how humanity was prevented from full disclosure of what divinity is like and had to stick with only bodily Medicine (sniff sniff 😢). But are we 😏?

Still, why Asclepios staff has one Snake and Hermes's two? Reply here on the comments, and I'll come up with the answer on our next post! Follow us on Instagram, or Facebook, and stay tuned!

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Another enigma (advanced): Why would the staff of Hermes resemble the serpents representing Kundalini Yoga's structural energies? Moreover, why THE HELL that looks like the double-helical structure of the DNA? Don't miss our next post!

 

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