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Eve, the Mother Goddess, the Goddess of Avebury
Avebury, the ancient stone circle in Wiltshire, was built around 2000BCE. It was originally called Evebury, the place of Eve, the snake Goddess. It later developed into Aubury which means ‘Serpent Sun’, and from there ‘Avebury’.
The name ‘Eve’ means ‘life’, ‘life-giver’ or ‘the mother of all living’. Her name was derived from the Hebrew name Chivim, which means sons of the female serpent. Today we know that several ‘dragon lines’, or ‘ley-lines’, pass through this site. The dragon is also a representation of the snake as a winged serpent. Not far from Avebury lies Hackpen Hill, which translates as ‘Snakes Head Hill’, and today is known as Dragon Hill. Phillip Gardiner suggests that the pre-Christian peoples of the world were Serpent Worshippers, who the Christians referred to simply as ‘snakes’. According to the stories of St. Patrick, Ireland was once ‘riddled with snakes’, as was Malta, Rhodes, Greece and India. Here we see similarities with the snake of the West and the Kundalini energy of the East.

The Mother Goddess was identified with the figure of a single snake. Her messenger,Hermes the snake God, was depicted as the double snake, the male and female (Ida & Pingala of the Kundalini system). He was symbolised by the Caduceus. Hermes was originally a Babylonian God, a god of Spring and fertility, and was associated with the Spring sun. Here we see the link once more with Aubury - the Serpent Sun.
The Gnostic Christians saw Eve and Adam as the two necessary parts within each human. Adam represented the soul, ones consciousness, and Eve represented the spirit. Adam represented the intellectual functions of the personality, while Eve represented the spiritual consciousness, ones higher self. Their sacred marriage was necessary to create the perfect whole. According to the gnostics Eve gives life to Adam, not the other way around, as she is the creative/creator energy, the life giver.

In Sumeria around 3,500bce, the last Matriarchal era, the serpent symbolised regeneration and eternal life. It represented not only the earthly cycle of life but spiritual renewal also. In these times property and the family name was passed through the woman. Women were equal both politically and socially, and held authoritative positions in the temples as Priestesses.
Unfortunately, at the turn of the patriarchal era, a cycle that occurs every 2000 years, the energies became more masculine, changing the way men viewed women. With political manipulation, the Hebrews and Christians concocted the story of Eve eating a forbidden fruit, blaming her for the downfall of mankind, and plunging all her descendents into an Earthly life of toil and struggle, and cursing all women with the pain of childbirth. Eve was portrayed as a weak willed woman, the source of ‘original sin’, and her snake energy was transformed into the manifestation of the ‘devil’. This effectively severed women from their powerful snake energy, and ensured that they would turn away from their own powerful feminine energy. Eve was now portrayed as a sexual temptress, and men were forbidden to associated with the Priestesses of the temples, for worshipping the feminine, the goddess, was also forbidden. Where priestesses had once celebrated the sexual creative force of the goddess by making love in the temples, sacred sexuality was now looked upon as shameful and sinful.
Goddess of Life by Consuelo Gamboa

Now, after a long 2000 years, the patriarchal era is coming to an end, and the matriarchal era is once again reclaiming its position. I believe wholeheartedly that this is the time for both women, and men, to reconnect with the goddess, and our own inner goddess.
In India the Serpent Mother is still revered today. Their devotion to the Goddess of Snakes signifies the importance of divine female power.

"Adelia" (15/365) I’ve had this photo idea around in my head forever! So glad I finally got to pull it off this weekend :) #conceptual #photography #levitation #floating #flying #backlit #newjersey #surreal #surrealism

#HeirosGamos NOW. i never tire of this piece, gorgeous. by George Atherton… granted i don’t know what he calls it. shiva shakti i’m sure.

Oh the things we will see.