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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