The Pilgrim’s Account from the Serpentine Love Field

The Pilgrim’s Account – Text, videos and images by Dr Lila Moore


The Pilgrim’s Account videos unfold the pilgrim’s journey as mediated by the serpents that open the gateways between the realm of Earth and the realm of the cosmic deep mind.

The videos were made as part of the Serpentine Love Field – Networked Rites which coincided with the annual ceremony of the Holy Snakes of Mary in the island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is where people overcome traditional hostility for the creatures and hope for healing as they are embraced by their serpentine motion and touched by the smooth and elastic sensations of the snake’s skin. The ceremony is a pilgrimage event and the videos depict the perspective of the pilgrim which is expressed through passages from her diary presented as The Pilgrim’s Account.

The pilgrim’s trail, her journey, is mediated by the serpents that mythically open the gateways between the realm of the elements of Earth and the noetic realm of nous which pertains to a planetary and cosmic deep mind. The noetic realm is the mind which gives rise to revelatory and visionary consciousness undisturbed by intellectual reasoning or mundane thoughts and actions.

The encounter with the serpents during the pilgrimage opens up a three-fold trail and the three stations that are the states of mind of ordeal, liminality and communitas.

The following three videos include voiceover and English subtitles. They consist of images that I took during a pilgrimage and creative research project in the island of Kefalonia in Greece.  They are passages from the Pilgrim’s Account as she immerses herself in the Feast of the Holy Snakes of Mary.


Part 1


Part 2


Part 3


For more inspiration, my website curates The Serpentine Love Field Net Art Exhibition where VR virtual reality and 360 degrees images can be viewed online and on mobile phone. VR is available only via the mobile phone and images in 360 can be enjoyed online on your laptop or regular computer. The exhibition includes additional videos and slides from conference presentations on this topic.

This Exhibition Space is available to subscribers only. You will need to subscribe to the website to receive a password to the exhibition. As a subscribed member, you will receive access to other exhibition spaces and will be among the first to receive a free online academic class or lecture. You will be notified in advance about forthcoming lectures.

The Serpentine Love Field – Net Art Exhibition

Dr Lila Moore