SUICIDE – On going out of the body

“When he was on the point of death… he said, ‘Try to bring back the god in us to the divine in the All!’ and, as a snake crept under the bed on which he was lying and disappeared into a hole in the wall, he breathed his last.”

– The Life of Plotinus by Porphyry

The idea of a snake creeping under our bed during our moment of death may not strike us as something particularly attractive, but on the contrary, it is a beautiful omen. It symbolizes the shedding of one’s exterior self -as in removing the snake’s skin- so as to participate more fully in the inner, spiritual domain.




About Philosopher Muse

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.
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