The pentagram is a powerful symbol of protection and balance, and each of its five points represents one of the five elements (the four manifest elements together with the unifying element of Spirit).
Draw the pentagram as before, but this time ninety degrees to your right towards the South, and vibrating Adonai pointing at the centre. Do not lower the point
throughout the ritual.
The history of the Pentagram Ritual is somewhat obscure, according to recent occultists. No other operations like it devolve from antiquity, says Regardie, although some form must necessarily have been used for banishing.
Note: The names of the Elemental Kings may be vibrated and their forces evoked beyond the parameter of the flaming pentagrams while doing so. Because they are rather high-level abstract formless forces, there are no common forms for visualizing them.
A five-pointed star used as a Magickal symbol, frequently drawn in the air. When engraved on a disk or platter, it is known as a Pentacle.
In symbolism, an inverted figure always signifies a perverted power. The average person does not even suspect the occult properties of emblematic pentacles.
THE PENTAGRAM. The pentagram is the figure of the microcosm--the magical formula of man. It is the one rising out of the four--the human soul rising from the bondage of the animal nature. It is the true light--the "Star of the morning.
Another word for a five pointed star, used as a symbol for the occult in general and Neopagan and Feminist Witchcraft in particular.
The pentagram, the five-pointed star image with its lines often interlaced, is typically enclosed within a circle; and thus, in most traditions, is a symbol of protection. The star is upright, having the single point on top, the ascended position.
The Pentagrammaton is the means by which man achieves all knowledge and shares in the life of the divinity; and in that sharing, wonderful powers are conferred on him, so that he can carry out extraordinary deeds.
The Pentagram Ritual:
One of the most useful tools, that has come down to us from the Golden Dawn, is the Pentagram Ritual. For in its simplicity, it truly enables the Adept to work many wonderful things.
Aglo, On, Pentagrammaton, On, Athanatos, Agraton, Tela [F: teta], Tutus, Tamon.
The averse pentagram is formulated in precisely the same manner, except that the point assigned to spirit is below the other four (which retain their original positions).
Starting the pentagram from Keter, brings us to the first level of understanding; knowledge of the Law. Beginning from Chakhmah, we are learning how to use the Force of the Law.
Mysticism in mathematics: Golden Section, Fibonacci numbers, Pentagram, Pentagon. golden ratio
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Pentacle: A pentagram surrounded by a circle and fashioned usually into a pendant. The pentacle is used in some covens to represent the element of earth.
Also termed Witch's Foot, Morning Star or Endless Knot, the Pentacle is a pentagram enclosed in a circle and is meant to symbolize the unity of body and spirit.
For example, I visualized a pentagram, and, to my vision, a pentagram appeared, many miles across, spread against the sky. On this particular visit the sky was clear and cloudless, and the lines of the pentagram were awesome.
It is attributed to the top point of the pentagram which is Spirit. Thus, in the Portal Initiation of our Order, the Tablet of Union is introduced as it represents the building Spirit or actuating glue between the elements.
The athame is associated with the element of fire (in some traditions, air). The athame is also used in many invocations, evocations, calling the watchtowers, LBRP (lesser banishing ritual of the pentagram), spellwork, ceremonies, initiation, ...
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