Totem 122

The serpent is the most pregnant of symbols in the unconscious mind. It is a sign of danger and death, an embedded phobia in our evolutionary history, a carry-over from the days of primates. Its power then is fundamental, cascading as neurophysiological energy, arousing emotions of fear and anxiety. It slithers deeper into the darkness, into vast connected tunnels underground. We must reach down where it silently moves and subdue it for future generations.