Quetzalcoatl – Public Domain, and El Castillo at Chichén Itzá – CC BY-SA 4.0

The ‘Myth’ of the Plumed Serpent: Revealing the Real Message Behind the Feathered Snake

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Cycles of Creation and Destruction

The Plumed Serpent, i.e. the wave movement of creation generating the alternating rise and fall of civilizations, is thus not a myth in the sense of being something false. The rise and fall of civilizations that this movement describes reflects a very profound truth of our existence and the power that drives its evolution. The ancient peoples worshipping serpents knew that history went up and down and sometimes tried to chart this movement in mythological terms or harbor the spiritual powers these were believed to embody. There were, in other words, reasons for the Aztecs who saw themselves as living in a dark age (a valley) to fear the shift into a peak. Likewise, they would be aware that the Plumed Serpent would sometimes molt its skin and disappear as it set an end to a civilization. However, most people today have misunderstood not only the message of the Plumed Serpent but also its underlying truth. We may call the Plumed Serpent a myth, but in reality, it is a truth and I believe it is a truth whose time has come and may play a critical role for those that seek a path out of our civilizational crisis.

Top Image: Quetzalcoatl – Public Domain, and El Castillo at Chichén Itzá – CC BY-SA 4.0

By Carl Johann Calleman

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Could it be that the plumed serpent is a memory from the Garden of Eden? Genesis states that "the serpent was the most beautiful of all creatures" and was later cursed to forever crawl upon it's belly in the dust.
In my opinion, the original serpent was what we today call a dinosaur. Much evidence has surfaced showing that many dinosaurs had feathers. Take away their legs and what do you have?
That's correct.
A feathered (or plumed) serpent.

I think it is a misunderstanding to talk about the different ages of European astrology in the context of Mayan calendar, which never once mentions the precessional cycle. I also disagree that we do not have the keys to understand this calendar. This is what my books are all about, but it takes a quantum jump of understanding that theirs was a calendar of the underlying phenomena of evolution which was not based on material phenomena such as planets.

Plumed Serpent = Venus.             Venerated yes, but not worshipped. 

The move from the age of Pisces to the age of Aquarius on 21 December 2012 saw the move. We have now entered the ‘new age’. and are now facing the total collapse of this civilis(z)ation.   

Welcome to a very different world where this new civilisation cannot look back with understanding of the previous as we find it difficult to understand the Maya and their beliefs. We simply do not have their key to open that door to understanding them. 

Re: "the wave movement in Fig 2, which covers seven peaks – each of a duration of a so-called baktun of 3943 years "

*cough* There are no 4-thousand-years intervals in Fig 2! There are only 4-hundred-years intervals. So, the above quote is nonsense.

Further, why would a nation in South America care about Egyptians, Romans, etc, and how would they even know about their existence?

The thoughts presented here are interesting, but some of the suggestions do seem a little far-fetched, if not imaginative.

I would suggest the Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization,
but for the bigger perspective probably the Nine Waves.

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