Regarding ancient symbols
"Does the ancient symbolism employed by the institutions that control modern medicine reflect the influence of secret societies such as the Freemasons? In order to fully understand the esoteric significance of modern medical symbolism, such as the cross, or Ankh, or the serpents and staff of Moses, or the winged staff of Hermes, it is helpful to begin by understanding that all doctors swear to pagan gods.
The Hippocratic Oath, which is sworn by all doctors, begins with the invocation: "I swear by Apollo the Physician. By Aesculapius, Hygela and Panacea, and I take to witness all the gods and goddesses..." Dr Robert Orr showed in 1993 that 100% of American medical schools administer some form of the Hippocratic Oath to graduates."
"In fact, the medical establishment is steeped in ancient religious symbolism. The British Columbia Medical Association coat of arms includes the Rod of Aesculapius, a golden griffin where the substance represents alchemy, a medieval knight's helmet, and an ancient Egyptian Ankh (Crux Ansata or Handled Cross).
The Insider approves of their official motto: "Always seek the truth."
Paramedics also use the symbol of staff and serpent in the internationally recognised paramedic symbol, also called The Star of Life.
The resemblence between this sign and the early Christian symbol of the Pax Christi (Chi-Rho), a cross-like monogram for Christ in ancient Greek, may be significant.
[link to www.theinsider.org
I am of the school of thought
Physician, heal thyself...that is the beginning and ending of true healing IMHO
I can help heal another or I can help them to heal themselves but I cannot do it for them-and some who state they want healing, are not prepared to do what is necessary to establish homeostasis.
An interesting sidebar to follow would be the Freemasonry influence on medicine and the symbols they promote...