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Serpent Worship
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The use of the ring as a symbol of the feminine yoni in the manner of putting it on, has already been deseribed.

SERPENT WORSHIP General Considerations

The serpent has been the symbol for sexual passion for thousands of years; when it is represented as twining around a

rod or pillar it means a lingam el'ect undel' the influence of sexual passion. The Caduceus of Mercury and the Staff. of Aesculapius have this significance. The Chl'istian bishop's staff was ol'iginally a staff with a serpent twined around it.