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Ouroboros Earrings

$180.00

38mm X 19.5mm X 4mm, Weight: 7.7 Grams, Cast in Sterling Silver

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Made to Order in Los Angeles, CA. Please allow 2-4 weeks for production and delivery. Customization options are available upon request.

Description

The Ouroboros (a serpent biting on it’s own tail) is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. This meaning spans across space and time; Pythagoreans, Gnostics, Hindus, Buddhists, Native Americans and alchemists dating as far back as ancient Egypt all revered the snake. The Chrysopoeia Ouroboros is one of the oldest known images of the Ouroboros and is said to be linked to the legendary Philosopher’s Stone. Carl Jung said ”The Ouroboros is a dramatic symbol for the integration and assimilation of the opposite, i.e. of the shadow. This ‘feed-back’ process is at the same time a symbol of immortality, since it is said of the Ouroboros that he slays himself and brings himself to life, fertilizes himself and gives birth to himself.”