Wise as Serpents, Harmless as Doves

Original painting by Sofia Minson

Digital design + hand-painted acrylic on canvas. 1705 x 1230mm including frame.


This peaceful bovine is no “bull in a China shop.”  We can almost see his perfect reflection in the water. His stillness embodies the “harmlessness of a dove.”

Ornate symbols decorate the Angus Bull’s forehead. At his third eye, the prime seat of consciousness, are two winged rearing cobras holding up a single sun disk. The winged serpent is a sacred symbol in many ancient cultures. Through duality, energy enters the third eye and crown chakra, the source of oneness.

Jesus referred to our ability to harmonise our dual natures and become the winged serpent: 

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves." 

- Matthew 10:16

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