Transformation and New Beginnings

Many believe that Snake medicine people to be very rare. In some cultures, to have Snake medicine means that the initiate has probably been bitten numerous times by poisonous snakes and survived. The power of Snake medicine is creative. It is being able to shed the old and create the new, just as the snake sheds its old skin and emerges as a whole new creature. As the snake crawls away, it leaves its old "life/skin" behind, never looking back and thus creating a new beginning. This medicine can serve as a powerful methaphor for those wishing to break free.

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