The Caduceus Symbol
“Healing” has occurred for thousands, millions of years. Egyptian, Aztec, Inca, Atlantis, Mayan and more have recorded ‘healings’ in their hieroglyphics, statues and artwork. Documented ‘healing’ can be seen in the ancient Holy Books such as the Koran, Sanskrit, Book of Enoch, Akashic Records and Bible. The concept of healing and it’s power was soon to be seen by some humans that could see the potential and wanted to create a design that best suited a limited system of power.
For 300 years after Jesus Christ, there were great works of healing performed amongst his followers. Slowly the Ministry Of Healing ceased as the Churches became more prosperous, powerful and worldly. Seeing the uniqueness, the Churches realised this ‘magic’ could manipulate, corrupt and provide wealth of the dark side. It had become a sign of ‘Spiritual Power’ to be able to heal, and some people lower in the hierarchy of the church could heal BETTER than those who had moved up the ranks. This aroused jealousy. The Ministry of Healing was then forbidden, first among high church officials, then among laymen.
As Spiritual Healing subsided, the practice of healing through medicine became popular with the masses, since it did not demand the faith required by Spiritual Healing. Later antagonism arose between the Church and the Medical Profession. In 529 AD, the Emperor Justinian closed the medical schools of Athens and Alexandria as a gesture of churchly disapproval. This disapproval of physicians on the part of the church continued for many centuries, though here and there in Monasteries medical manuscripts were copied. In 1215, Pope Innocent the 3rd condemned surgery and all who participated in it. In 1428, the dissection of the body was pronounced sacrilegious. The study of the anatomy was condemned.
Study of Anatomy – Is it any wonder that many people have been so confused in their religious beliefs concerning the Church’s stand on healing, since, for many centuries the church waged a feud with the Medical profession, as well as within it’s own gates, even to the extent of forbidding spiritual healing?
Through out history the study of healing and the human body continued, secretly. One great Greek philosopher and metaphysician was Plato. Plato was mathematician, writer of philosophical scripture and shared the world of metaphysics. Plato shared:
“The part can never be well unless the whole is well”.
He also believed, ‘there is a difference between healing and curing a person.’ To “heal is to make whole – the entire man … mind, body, spirit. To ‘cure’ means to eliminate or relieve immediate distress”. A person is often cured of pain by seeking medical treatment. But unless he changes his negative thought patterns that cause the pain, it may appear again, and again, either in the same area or in another part of the body.
If we relate this to the modern day medicine and the caduceus symbol, what does it all mean? What is medicine? Medicine is the science and “art” of maintaining and restoring human health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The word is derived from Latin meaning “The art of healing”.
Since the 19th century, only those with a Medical degree have been considered eligible to practice medicine. Human societies have had various different systems of health care practice since at least the beginning of recorded history. Medicine in the modern period is the mainstream scientific tradition which developed in the Western world since the early Renaissance (c.1450). Many other traditions of health care are still practiced throughout the world; most of these are separate from Western Medicine, which is also called ALLOPATHIC, BIOMEDICINE or the HIPPOCRATIC tradition. The most highly developed of these are traditional Chinese, Traditional Tibetan and Ayurvedic traditions. The earliest type of medicine in most cultures was the use of plants (Herbalism) and animal parts. This was used with ‘magic’ of various kinds in which animism (the notion of inanimate objects having spirits); spiritualism (meaning an appeal to GODS or communion with ancestor spirits); Shamanism (the vesting of an individual with mystic powers); and Divination (the supposed obtaining of truth by magic means), played a major role. The practice of medicine developed gradually in ancient Egypt, India, China, Greece, Persia, the Islamic world, medieval Europe and then spread world wide.
Medicine is the branch of health science and the sector of public life concerned with maintaining or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury. It is both an area of knowledge – a science of body systems, their diseases and treatment – and the applied practice – an art or craft of that knowledge. Medicine is both an area of knowledge (a science), and the application of that knowledge.
The Caduceus symbol is ancient and has been used for many life times. It has been used in the Medical field, politics, government, shamanic healing, Metaphysical healing and in the ancient writings of the Bible, Book of Enoch and more. The Staff located in the middle represents an antenna to the I AM GOD/ABSOLUTE consciousness. The complete ball in the middle is the birth of the whole universe through sacred sphere. It is the sacred symbol of UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. The two serpents/snakes represent the integration of all dualities in to one – that be-ing the ONENESS, truth, LOVE (Taught Module II Medical Intuition). Physical + metaphysical, environment inside and outside. Snakes can correspond to healing, change and awakenings (This is addressed in Medical Intuition Module III). They are also the symbol for Kundalini energy – a sacred and psychic energy parallel with the nervous system. They are related to the water element, which is about emotions. They are keepers of KNOWLEDGE. Hence why in past government, religion and positions of power the staff has been seen as the person of the STICK has the knowledge. In western medicine, we are taught that a Doctor is the keeper of the knowledge as he has studied for 7 years at University. However, as Einstein said ….
In Egyptian days the snake/serpent was seen as inner sight and control of the universe. Overall, it is understood as the concepts of rebirth, resurrection, initiation and wisdom. The wings represent freedom. The freedom is of enlightenment, self realisation and acceptance of ALL THAT IS. This also relates to atonement – the freedom from the egoic mind and illusions. In summary the caduceus means DIVINE KNOWLEDGE of sacred healing, the bringing to a whole of mind, body, spirit free from illusions, pain and only knowing unconditional love. Relating this together MEDICINE is the art of healing to make whole and the applied practice of that knowledge.