The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)

The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988). Spiritual Movie Review - Jacklyn A. Lo

The film “The Serpent and the Rainbow” (1988) is based on a true story that happened in Haiti, in a small country near Cuba.

Director: Wes Craven

Writers: Wade Davis (inspired by the book), Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman (screenplay)

Stars: Bill Pullman, Cathy Tyson, Zakes Mokae

Logline: An anthropologist goes to Haiti after hearing rumours about a drug used by black magic practitioners to turn people into zombies.


One of the main characters in the film is the sorcerer. He is a mature spiritual being moving towards Darkness.
In other words, he has a high energy potential and he doesn’t hesitate to use it for his benefit.


For example, the sorcerer, using magic, can transform a human into a zombie.

So, how does he do this?

energetic structure

The most likely, he is well aware of the energetic structure of a human being*.

Firstly, by giving a death potion to a man, he allows thin bodies with higher energies* to leave the corpse. Further, he revives the low-energy shell or shells** of a man.

spiritually disabled

Consequently, the sorcerer receives a spiritually disabled person with remnants of memory and emotions.

As a result of these manipulations, he gains control of the victim and turns him into his slave (slavery is a feature of Darkness).


In conclusion, we must admit that the film shows how complex the energy structure of a human is. Moreover, it reveals the existence of the soul and its significance for a man’s existence.

Satan vs God

Most importantly, the movie’s title ” The Serpent and the Rainbow” refers to what we all experience in physical reality – we live in the world of Satan, pretending to be talking about God.

In short, this is a great movie, highly recommended for any spiritual seeker.

thin bodies

*Currently, an energetic structure of a human has seven bodies: three thin bodies with higher energy and four bodies with lower energy.
**The lower bodies are: physical, ethereal, astral and mental.

Reference to the book “Energy structure of man and matter” by L. Seklitova, L. Strelnikova

This movie review was written by Jacklyn A. Lo

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