Re: virus: Consciousness

Tim Rhodes (
Sun, 15 Jun 1997 23:24:26 -0700 (PDT)

On Sun, 15 Jun 1997, John wrote:

> >[1] In the OT, it is a snake, not Lucifer. I don't know how far back the
> >association between the snake and Satan goes, but the two are equated in
> >Milton, so the concept is at least a few hundred years old.

The snake was also a symbol of eternal life through rebirth (the snake
shedding its skin) in many of the matriarchal cultures that
Judeo-Christian patriarchy supplanted. Most of the trappings of Satan
come from pagan symbolism turned on its head. (The same thing Satanism
seeks to do with the Christian iconography, BTW.)

-Prof. Tim