Lyall Watson - Snakes
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Lyall Watson – Lightning Bird
The ability of all snakes to shed their skin and reappear in a new body at regular intervals has led to a widespread belief in their immortality……
In Africa, snakes are regarded as symbols of reincarnation and……. [some believe they are] the spirits of the ancestors.
Homage is paid to them in the form of images – either naturalistic or simply in the form of wavy lines moulded into rings, carved as masks, printed on cloths or painted on the walls of houses.