Caduceus and DNA

Fear God and keep His Commandments for this is the whole duty of man.

- Ecclesiastes 12:13

The Judeo-Christian Tradition, Part III: The Two Serpents of the Caduceus and Double Helix of DNA

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The Caduceus of Modern Medicine

End of All Flesh, End of Days.   
Two evil spirits joined together,   
the spirit of the male is subtle,   
the spirit of the female is diffused in many ways and paths   
but joined to the spirit of the male.

- Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B.


Part III. The Two Serpents of the Caduceus and Double Helix of DNA

  
The Caduceus is an ancient relic, or symbol, that is thousands of years old and has been found in several different pre-Christian cultures and religious traditions. The actual shape of this mysterious object, considered to be one of kind and supernaturally powerful, is that of two serpents opposite of one another which are both coiled upwards upon a short staff or rod. This staff, or scepter, was seen an unique, even sacred, device used by the gods in unknown ways to both control and assist mankind. Here are just two short definitions of the Caduceus:

Caduceus is a winged staff with two snakes wrapped around it. It was an ancient astrological symbol of commerce and is associated with the Greek god Hermes, the messenger for the gods.

- Caduceus, Rod of Hermes - DNA

The caduceus (from Greek κηρύκειον kērukeion "herald's staff") is the staff carried by Hermes in Greek mythology....It is a short staff entwined by two serpents, sometimes surmounted by wings. In Roman iconography it was often depicted being carried in the left hand of Mercury, the messenger of the gods, guide of the dead and protector of merchants, shepherds, gamblers, liars and thieves.

- Caduceus, Wikipedia

In the late 20th century, the actual physical structure of molecular DNA was discovered to actually resemble two opposing serpents wrapped around each other as if on axis, or a pole. As Wikipedia states: 'In 1953, James D. Watson and Francis Crick suggested what is now accepted as the first correct double-helix model of DNA structure in the journal Nature.' The astonishing resemblance in the shape and function of both the 'magical' Caduceus and the microscopic Double-Helix of DNA may simply be just a coincidence, but it has been noted by both modern medicine and conspiracy theorists alike. Does the actual shape of the ancient Caduceus, which pre-dated the discovery of DNA by thousands of years, have any meaning at all. Some believe that it does. Here are just a few selected passages:

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Caduceus and DNA Helix

Thus about the origins and meaning of this DNA symbol, the Caduceus, the full answers remain unclear. How do we honor this symbol of the DNA wrapped around a central column with wings as a sign of healing yet have real knowledge of the symbology of it?

- THE ASCENDING GODDESS: Kundalini Shakti, Chapter 5, by Ruth A. Bailey

Historically, the two astrological symbols had distinct meanings in alchemical and astrological principles. Some medical organizations join the serpents of the caduceus with rungs to suggest a DNA double-helix.

- Caduceus - Rod of Hermes - DNA

While this may seem fairly impossible, mankind's early legends of the Caduceus may have been an early, supernaturally-transmitted understanding by primitive man of the actual structure of DNA, which is found in all biological life, and is a primary unit of evolution and reproduction. Interestingly enough, the Double Helix of DNA's crucial functioning in cellular replication as well as all plant and animal fertilization and reproduction has incredible similarities to the ancient Hebrew/Jewish legends of the two, evil serpent/angels known as Samael (the Devil) and Lilith (Queen of Demons). Consider the following centuries-old passages from Jewish Rabbis and other sources: 

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Caduceus with DNA Helix

Lilith and Sammael also have intercourse through a 'snake' like intermediary also. 'You already know that evil Samael and wicked Lilith are like a sexual pair who, by means of an intermediary, receive an evil and wicked emanation from one and emanate to the other...The heavenly serpent is a blind prince, the image of an intermediary between Samael and Lilith...The masters of tradition said that just as this serpent slithers without eyes, so the supernal serpent has the image of a spiritual form without color--these are "the eyes." They call it an eyeless creature...He is the bond, the accompaniment, and the union between Samael and Lilith.' (Quoting Treatise on the Left Emanation)   

- Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B.2004-2005, from LilithGate Website

Lilith and Sammael are also described as serpents of two qualities; the Slant Serpent and the Torturous Serpent.'...Leviathan is the connection and the coupling between the two who have the likeness of serpents. Therefore it is doubled: the Slant Serpent corresponding to Samael, and the Tortuous Serpent corresponding to Lilith..
.' (Quoting Moses Cordovero, Pardes Rimmonim 186d)

- Lilith as the Serpent, by Margi B.2004-2005, from LilithGate Website


In conclusion, these incredible correlations and similarities between the legends of the Greco-Roman Caduceus, the evil Hebrew serpent couple Samael and Lilith, and the actual molecular structure of DNA cannot be, and are not at all just a coincidence. Instead, they represent a miraculous connection between religion and science spanning more than 3,000 years of history which remains completely unexplainable. Is the God of the Holy Bible a genetics engineering genius? Of course, He is, but this totally mysterious parallel between absurd superstitious religious myths (Two Serpents Copulating) and actual modern science (DNA) may imply that the LORD God is far more like us than we have ever imagined and that direct contact with the Divine may be achieved through a Biblically-based scientific break-through sometime very soon. Here is a hint of genetic engineering and its healing potential from the time of Moses:

The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died...And Moses interceded for the people. Then the LORD said to Moses, 'Make a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.' And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it upon the pole; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

- Numbers 21:6-9


May the LORD God bless you in the name of the Maccabees.











Detail from Bosch’s Paradise. c. 1510.


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Various Different Types of Caduceus











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