The following story happened to me while entering a trance state through meditation.
I've been reading about Shamans and their ways and something that itched my curiosity was the contact with the animal spirits. Now, let's go back in time a lil' bit.
I consider myself a Witch. A few years back I started exploring the magickal paths as a Wiccan. And in one of the meetings the topic was Animal Spirit Guides. I was given a way to influence my animal guide to reveal itself to me in dreams. I would say a very successful one too, the same night I tried to make contact with my Animal Guide I started having dreams about the same animal over and over for a few nights. This animal was the Wolf.
Now, after the years of this learning process (life), and no longer a Wiccan. I decided to try to enter an altered state of consciousness through rhythmic drumming to contact my Animal Guide. Let me say that this was unexpected to me that through drumming you could achieve such a state (since a lot of people talk about it through hallucinogenic plants or substances). As I got deeper and deeper into this state I started seeing myself sitting inside of the flames in the middle of what looked like a drumming circle. There was all kinds of shadow figures dancing around me when out of nowhere this giant serpent shows up in front of me staring me down as if it was looking deep into my heart and thoughts. Suddenly the serpent struck each side of my face without biting me and jumped in the air and entered my body through my head. As soon as this happened I started to return to normal conscious state.
I've been trying to put some sense to this vision but to this day I don't know what to make of it.