The Serpentine Mask
Regular price $ 344.50
The concept and logic of serpentine knowledge is nothing new. You have the serpent that beguiled Adam and Eve and caused their fall from God. You have the ouroboros, the serpent who eats its own tail to signify the death of old ignorance the rebirth of knowledge. You the Dravidian-- the ancient and knowledgeable race of serpentine people who proceeded the Aryans. The list could go on and on forever, if I wanted it to. There is no secret that for some reason, the serpent has been a significant source of wisdom to humanity. It could be because of the fact that the serpent slides its way into your life and very sneakily tears you away from your bliss with the knowledge of life. I'm not sure.
This piece embodies the powers of the mask called Serpentine. Mainstream thought process dictates that the mask is called Serpentine because of the white streaks that are on it look like snakes. Then, you have those people who are actually smart enough to realize that there are other reasons behind the naming of the mask. It comes from an ancient civilization that is called the Cultura Madre of the Central America, or the Mother of all Races. This is because they were the mother of all races in Central America, as well as the most knowledgeable-- but why is that? To what do they owe their multitudes of wisdom. They own them to the masks. They owe them to the creatures that they become when they wear the masks. Yes, I say masks because old Serpentine isn't the only one like it. Rather, there are dozens of masks like these and they all hold the same power-- the power of transmogrification.
Why would the Olmecs want this power? Because the serpent appeared to them the same way he appeared to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The serpent appeared in his regular form, the form he took before God cursed him to crawl on his belly for the remainder of his days. How he managed to bypass that one, I have no clue, but he did and he appeared as the reptoid that he once was. In order to convince the Olmecs that what he was offering them pure knowledge, he instructed them to make these masks. He then gave the masks the power to transform whomever wears it. Trust me when I say, there was a lot of transformation going in these times. To wear the mask was to become the serpent. To become the serpent was to become all-knowing and all-powerful. There is not an area of life and/or magic with which the serpent isn't familiar. He has seen all things, he knows all things. He can create whatever power and/or ability that he wants. This is the power the the Olmecs were after. They were very magical and very spiritual individuals. What they craved was raw power and what they wanted was the ability to say that they were the most superior in the world when it came to magic. The creation of the masks essentially gave them those bragging rights.
I was in search of one of these masks in modern day southern Mexico. The strange thing is that one immortal knows another when he sees them. I met one in a little eateries wearing a hat, watching a portable little television. When I encountered him, I sat with him to watch what looked like a futbol game. After a few minutes I looked him dead in the eye and told him, "I know who you are." This is funny because he was otherwise dressed in normal people's clothes. He simply nodded at me and motioned for me to follow him. he led me by a beat up old pick up truck to a secret cavern where he was hiding one of the Masks of the Olmec. The mask was ancient and he invited me to try it on.
All of a sudden my surroundings changed. I was literally standing above the world, looking down into time. I could feel my body begin to shift as I turned into a serpentine being. All things flashed before my eyes. Like a remote control controls a television these days, I was able to flip through existence as if everything that was happening was a channel and I could "tune in" to whatever I wanted. All I had to do was think of it in my mind and I was taken there as it I was really there as a fly on the wall. I visited several different points of knowledge in which I could see what was going on to obtain the power of those circumstance and knowledge forms. I brought back several different knowledge forms, which I have since set into several different pieces, but those will be listed separately. When I was done on my journey, I extracted some of the power from the mask and set it into this piece.
When you use this piece, it will be like you are putting on the Olmec Mask. You will find yourself traveling through all of time, with the ability to see and know all things. You will be able to visit any knowledge form that has ever existence and to extract the powers there of. This way you can develop your own magic, name your own magic, combine your own magic, create your own magic, to develop your own powers. This is the gift that was given to the Olmec by the Serpent that visited them. It is the knowledge of all things to do with as you will. It holds Reptilian knowledge and everyone knows that this is they hold the most magical forms. This piece does it all-- you can literally create any magic that you want when using this piece, simply by visiting a knowledge form that holds that specific knowledge.