Serpent (fallen angel)

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The Serpents were an order of angels on the second ray under Archangel Jophiel’s command. They fell from grace when they tempted twin flames in paradise to depart from the covenants of the LORD God. As their punishment, they were cast out of heaven into the earth, henceforth to wear the bodies of mortals.

And the LORD God said unto the Serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life. And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.”[1]

They were called Serpents because they were masters of the Kundalini, or life force. The Kundalini is serpentine in appearance as it is coiled at the base-of-the-spine chakra and raised at will by adepts to the third eye. When the Kundalini is awakened, it begins to ascend the spinal column. We see this represented in the caduceus, a symbol of the medical profession. The caduceus is illustrated as a staff with two entwined snakes rising to a pair of wings at the top. As the sacred fire rises on the spinal altar through the two snakes (i.e., the male and female energies), it heals mankind’s diseases.

The leader of this band of fallen angels is known as Serpent.

For information on the symbol of the serpent, see Serpent (symbol).

The philosophy of Serpent

Sanat Kumara describes the philosophy of this fallen one:

Whereas Satan is known as the original Murderer using the murder of the lightbearers to thwart the divine plan of God in the earth, Serpent, who is also “called the Devil and Satan,” is the Archdeceiver, the original Liar and the father of lies whose philosophy of deception, based on fear and doubt, is his modus operandi in his warfare against the true Christs and the true prophets.

Serpent is the Wicked One whose seed, along with Satan’s, is sown as tares among the good wheat of the Christic seed. It is this seed who are called [in the New Testament] the offspring of the vipers. “Viper’ is from the Greek translation of the proper name “Serpent,” who, together with the fallen ones of his band, was cast out of heaven and took embodiment on earth where they have continued to reincarnate since the Great Rebellion.[2]

The temptation of Eve

The Book of Genesis describes how Serpent tempted Eve to partake of the energies of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit—the power, the wisdom, and the love of God—and the use of these to perpetuate the self-centered existence outside of God. Through the critical eyes of the serpent, “the woman saw that the tree was good for food.” This was the temptation of the blue plume of power, the First Person of the Trinity, the Father. The serpent showed the woman that the energy of the Father could be misqualified or used, as he put it, to gain all economic objectives in the world, to acquire wealth and all that was necessary to meet the demands of physical man.

Second, through this eye of the serpent, she saw “that it was pleasant to the eyes”—the pride of the eyes in the gratification of the senses, of the emotions, the desire to fulfill the pleasures of these senses. This was the temptation to misuse the light of the Holy Ghost in all types of social interchange, in all of the various exchanges of energies that occur through human attachment.

Finally, she saw that it was “a tree to be desired to make one wise”—and therefore the temptation to replace the Christ mind with the carnal mind, to use the plume, the flame, of the Son (Second Person of the Trinity) in order to control the political movements of the world; the desirability of using the Christ mind to fulfill ambition, achievement, accomplishment, to gain manipulative powers over others through that carnal mind.

Strategies of Serpent

Sanat Kumara describes the strategies of Serpent unto the present:

The Serpent who spoke to the woman in the Garden of Eden was the leader of a band of fallen angels who fell from the second ray of the LORD’s wisdom. Before their fall, their understanding of God and his laws governing the path of initiation and of individual Christhood was more complete (subtil) than that of any other angels (beasts) of the field of God’s consciousness which the LORD God had made in the beginning.

This fallen one was selected from the Luciferian councils as the one most able to turn the woman away from her first love in God who had come to her in the person of the Great Initiator, Lord Maitreya, the Cosmic Christ, as well as from her second love, that of her beloved twin flame.

The seeds of doubt and fear formed the foundation of Serpent’s questioning of the Lawgiver and his Law. Impugning the motive of Maitreya, Serpent set himself up as the false hierarch and impostor of the Cosmic Christ. And ever since, he has, with his seed, maintained the foundations of the false hierarchy’s philosophy of Antichrist in economics, politics, the social sciences, and the culture of civilization—all on the basis that his way is better than God’s way, that he knows what God knows and knows it better, and what's more, that he knows what is best for His offspring on earth.

While the tactic of this fallen one is to destroy the Word of God by detracting from it, carefully removing the sacred-fire mysteries of the Holy Grail from the codified scriptures of East and West, his temptation of Eve was based on his distortion of the Word. Thus he perverts the Trinity by false initiation—giving to the woman the fruit of Light that is forbidden except through the initiation of the Christ; by false teaching—“Ye shall not surely die”; and by false comfort—“Ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”

The fallen ones have continued to prate their lie, assuring their own seed that there is no Devil, no final judgment, and no second death. Having almost convinced their own seed that it is possible to circumvent the true path of individual Christhood, replacing it with the vicarious atonement, they have in them willing instruments of the lie and the Liar who promote their false doctrine and dogma, making their version of religion and God-government compatible with the pleasure cult whereby the seed of the Woman are led to their own apparently “freewill” destruction of the Word.[3]

The judgment of Serpent

As a result of Serpent’s aggressive influence upon Eve, his status was redefined. In the planes of Matter his hierarchical rank is beneath that of elemental life. This demotion applied to all of the fallen angels and those who followed them in their deprecation of the Word. The fallen angels have less status than the beings of fire, air, water and earth. They are relegated to the astral plane.

The light that they perverted in their seven chakras was cast down. Serpent was made to crawl upon his belly, the solar plexus chakra, which is the focus of the astral or emotional body.

Serpent lowered the energies of man and woman to the plane of unholy desire. His karma was that he be removed from the Spirit sphere of Matter to dwell only in the Matter sphere of Matter: “And dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.” “Eating the dust” is ingesting only the energies of Matter-water and Matter-earth.

Through this half of the Matter whole, the Serpent will henceforth work against the etheric and mental bodies of mankind. Through man’s desire body he will work to manipulate his mind. Through his physical body and his physical senses he will work against the etheric perceptions of the soul and the soul’s experiences on the etheric plane.

The carnal mind

The Serpent is the personification of the carnal mind. The Serpent has exempted himself from the Law of God and has made himself a law unto himself. The mortal mind that created the laws of mortality is subject to those laws as long as it is mortal, and thus it cannot be subject to the Law of God.

For more information

On the fallen angel known as Serpent and his seed:

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Opening of the Seventh Seal: Sanat Kumara on the Path of the Ruby Ray, chapters 32, 33 and 34.

On the temptation of Eve:

Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Economic Philosophy of Jesus Christ vs The Religious Philosophy of Karl Marx

Mark L. Prophet and Elizabeth Clare Prophet, The Path of Self-Transformation

See also

Fallen angels

Garden of Eden (the mystery school of Lord Maitreya)

Serpent (symbol)


Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 38, no. 29, July 2, 1995.

Pearls of Wisdom, vol. 25, no. 13, March 28, 1992.