The Ouroboros or Uroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon eating its own tail. Originating in ancient Egyptian iconography, the Ouroboros entered western tradition via Greek magical tradition and was adopted as a symbol in Gnosticism and Hermeticism and most notably in alchemy. In Jungian psychology, the alchemists, who in their own way knew more about the nature of the individuation process than we moderns do, expressed this paradox through […]

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