Institutionalized religion often forges psychological chains to keep us bound and in subjection, to keep us separate from one another.
The Serpent could represent an awakened kundalini energy which Hindu tradition claims is in our unawakened divine potential.
Drink this snake oil, and you will be fixed/enlightened/saved. Take this workshop, and you will be feminine enough to catch an awakened man.
Fitted suit, tilted fedora and a doe-eyed expression before death of a betrayed love, Moved along by the crevasse of Astaire’s curved embrace, Soothed in conversation to the lullaby of Jimmy Stewart’s draw, Serenaded by Sinatra under a painted moonlight.