“Kuan-shih-yin, then, is “the Son identical with his Father” mystically, or the Logos – the Word. He is called the “Dragon of Wisdom”, as all the Logoi of all the ancient religious systems are connected with, and symbolized by, serpents.
In old Egypt, the god Nehebkau, “he who unites the doubles”, (astral light reuniting by its dual physiological and spiritual potency the divine human to its purely divine Monad, the prototype “in heaven” or Nature) was represented as a serpent on human legs, either with or without arms.
It was the emblem of the resurrection of Nature, and also of Christ with the Ophites; the serpent being an emblem of Christ with the Templars also.
This symbol is identical with one which, according to Iamblichus, was called “the first of the celestial gods”;
the god Hermes or Mercury, to which god Hermes Trismegistus attributes the invention of, and the initiation of men into, magic;
and Mercury is Budha, Wisdom, Enlightenment, or “Re-awakening” into the divine science.”
H. P. Blavatsky