Time to choose what power you wish to align to. What force of energy do you choose? The destructive capacities of the Ego Mind or the Powerful Creation Energies of the Heart?
From The Way of the Essenes.
There are two serpent forces in the universe, they are hardly related to each other and their antagonism gives rise to terrible confusion. My brothers of Essania are familiar with the first of these two, the triple tongue of fire that sleeps within, coiled at the base of every human spine. This is the Mother Force, which awaits the Cosmic Prince, and when it springs up to meet him, it unfolds the multiple flowers of consciousness. This is to a certain extent the transcendental soul of the Earth that rises up within us.
The second serpent power, on the other hand is of a totally opposite nature. It is a power of destabilization, a rampant, crawling energy, even if it does come from the stars -- from certain stars. You must know, my Brothers, that not everything that comes from the heavens is an example of great purity. There are sparkling worlds in our universe where the inhabitants work for my Father; and there are others the look luminous, but where the inhabitants work for their own satisfaction and out of pride and lack of love, because they have not understood yet.
These are the realms of the serpent race. The ancients of this Earth named them thus because of the duplicity of their words. They know how to dominate but not how to tame. Theirs are the powers of the mind rather than the invincible capacities of the heart.
I tell you they are far from Ishtar, and unfortunately, close to mankind in their deceit. You must know that since the dawn of time, they have visited our world on clouds of illusory light, the unknowing agents of the force of darkness. They will continue to come for a long time yet.
"Are they the Shatan of our scriptures, Master?" "Shatan is not a being, nor even a spirit. He is the hidden energy of the cosmos, the force of differentiation, the dark breath that the Nameless One has released for you, so that you may learn to choose. Shatan is also the collective thought-form of men who experiment with destruction before becoming builders. He is less a force to fight against than one to go beyond. Now my Brothers, you will find that the serpent of Beth Shean is indeed a god, issued from the terrestrial flow of Love. This you will learn about soon.