That it is!

The ouroboros has also been appropriated by Jordan Peterson, who labels it “chaos,” links it with the primordial feminine, and then goes on to describe how it needs to be vanquished by a sword-wielding male hero. So my use is partly a tongue in cheek acknowledgement that we are the ones the patriarchy wants to subdue. I agree with your reading: We need to make peace with the wild, unruly depths of our wholeness and totality.

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