Siedem skór węża. Oraibi, Kreuzlingen i z powrotem: stacje na drodze ku światłu
THE SEVEN SKINS OF THE SNAKE. ORAIBI, KREUZLINGEN AND BACK: STATIONS ON A JOURNEY INTO LIGHT
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What was it that Warburg found so fascinating in the figure of the snake, and what granted it incomparable power – the power of semantic change? Apparently, it is due to the possibility of changing its meaning that the snake is capable of the very process of creating a symbol. Hence it is not an unambiguously defined figure but precisely a symbol of ambivalence.
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