While serpents symbolize evil in most Western cultures, Asian cultures see them as symbols of wisdom and eternal life. In China snakes and dragons often mean the same and are custodians of temples, treasure, esoteric knowledge and all lunar gods. Appropriating these meanings, the cobra-shaped tower design aims to become a symbol of resurrection.
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The round base of the tower rises like a serpent’s…
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