The Feathered Serpent—a Sun of God
The Feathered Serpent is symbolic of the unity and equality of heaven and earth energies. Its imagery portrays a serpent, usually a water serpent of the earth, ascending to the sky where it achieves knowledge, power and wisdom, symbolic of the feathers and wind.
The Feathered Serpent is the archetype of a divine human. It is the union of heaven (divine) and earth (human), the divine-human. I call this concept of the divine-human, Divine Humanity. This is the belief that each one of us has an immortal ‘spark’ (metaphorically a miniature sun) within us. We are each a sun of God.
Each person is divine. And each person is human. And each person has an intrinsic worth/identity. This makes us all the same, but not the same. In addition, this belief includes all of nature and the earth and the heavens. Every part of creation has a ‘spark’ within itself as well as having an intrinsic quality/identity and a consciousness.
When we awaken to our true divine nature; when we recognize the two as one and the one as two; when we see past the trap of dualism that separates into opposites such as wind and water—heaven and earth; when we embrace the unifying heart wisdom that sees past the separating illusionary dualism of life to the complementary dualities of existence—a radical non-dualism; when we live the ‘I’ in the ‘We’ and the ‘We’ in the ‘I’; it is at that moment when we become ‘feathered’ (a metaphor for light) or as is more commonly known—enlightened.
Historically, there was an actual person who was called the Feathered (Precious) Serpent or the Plumed Serpent. His name was Quetzalcoatl. As a spiritual teacher and leader, Quetzalcoatl brought to the Mesoamerican people the teaching and knowledge of enlightenment through a process of symbolic death and re-birth utilizing ritualistic water immersions.
In addition, he was seen as the ‘once and future king’ destined to return when the world was at its darkest. The word Quetzalcoatl is derived from Quetzal and Coatl - literally Quetzal Serpent. A Quetzal is a brightly plumed tropical bird with brilliant bronze, green and red plumage:
Coatl is the sacred snake whose movements mirror the way that Kundalini energy moves up the spinal column awakening the wheels of light that surround each of the major body centers. When this serpentine energy reaches the crown chakra at the top of the head, we are one with the Universal. Quetzal is the sacred bird that connects Earthly power with the Heavenly realms of the universe. Together the Quetzal and the Coatl are the creatures that are closest to the earth and heaven as well as representing the sacred balance of female and male.
Quetzalcoatl was also known as the ‘Precious Twin,’ Kukulcan by the Mayas, Viracocha by the Inkas and Gukumatz by the Quiche Maya. Each was associated with Venus, the Morning Star. Once again according to Frank Waters:
Quetzalcoatl was a uniting symbol achieving union of opposites: heaven and earth, morning and evening star, matter and spirit… the transcendental meaning of this great myth is clear. It is an expression of the universal doctrine of sin and redemption, of death and resurrection, the transfiguration of man into god… this myth, in the broadest possible terms, enunciates the principle of all Creation: the incarnation of divine light, purity, and spirituality into gross matter; and then the agonizing redemption of matter by spirituality—the immortal theme of all world religions.
This is your journey; a pilgrimage of spirit to achieve a sacred balance of energies that will unite you in a state of oneness—internally as well as externally.
This website will help you begin your journey and guide you in awakening as a Magi and as a Feathered Serpent—a Sun of God—an awakening to your own intrinsic divine nature.
This awakening is the very key to survival and renewal at the end of this Age and over the next sixteen years. In fact, it is also the secret to a happy, loving, powerful and satisfying existence—in this moment and in every moment of life.