Reversed Cross (Upside down cross, Cross of St Peter)

The reversed cross, also known as the cross of St. Peter, has also been viewed as an emblem of Satanism, although more often by non-satanists than believers. Historically,  it has been a symbol of humility, a symbol of Martyred St. Peter’s refusal to be crucified in the manner of Christ,  and his preference to be hung upside down. Today,the symbol of an upturned cross may symbolize an opposition to Christian dogma, a concept borrowed from Christian writers who mistook the emblem of Peter for an anti-Christian symbol- a bit of a self fulfilling prophecy!

The inverted cross is also an esoteric symbol of reversal, and is related to the 12th key of the tarot, the hanged man.

Peter Crucified

Peter Crucified

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meaning of dreams April 29, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Have you ever thought about creating an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?

I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you
share some stories/information. I know my readers
would appreciate your work. If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.

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Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Hi there. I have done so in the past, and have authored a book on related topics, but I’ve been in a different career for a few years now. i maintain and update the site, but that’s generally the extent of it.

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Alex February 27, 2013 at 5:37 pm

Hi!

Does anyone know what a painted white Latin cross on the tree mean ?

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solarwindspirit November 19, 2012 at 1:52 pm

let’s get back to remembering and being with our memory . . .seeing and remembering LIIFE. . .why it’s a very simple for a child to do. . .what is innate and truthful. Symbolism is only symbolism. . .you may laugh . . .but if it’s not LIFE and there is no need to remember symbolism. You certainly have not built a bridge for yourselves to some ether world with some kind of symbol. I find it funny you have chosen no path but to mock some latent truth to a sicken riddle and ridicule. Truth has no substitute. You can’t legislate morality. And I’m sick of you. I’m sick of your ugly symbols. . .I’m a not symbol. There is no ‘meaning’ behind a symbol and I don’t care much for vampirish magic you use. . .and you can not legislate morality. Mock Mock Mock. . .may the light go out in you eyes too. . .what sentiment.

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Mikael November 17, 2012 at 7:18 pm

it was a terrible ordeal i was going through when in my dreams i saw a symbol of the upright cross…it was bright white in colour. after i practiced certain judeo-xtian trick of warm water feet washing, i slept over it and i saw in dream, the upright cross turn upside down. i don’t understand it … later on my boss called me before the board of the firm i work and made it clear that my charges have been revoked and that am being promoted above my seniors plus my withheld bonus will be repaid. I still really do not comprehend what upright or upturn crosses mean ,irrespective of the dogma of religious symbolism.

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Nicole hogan November 9, 2012 at 5:58 am

God dammit I just want to wear my non-satanist and non- luciferianism pro-Christian shirt. And mandie you should only use words that you understand the meaning of

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Evan April 23, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Andii I regret to inform you that you have just contradicted yourself in saying you do not believe in God or the devil but you have “faith” in lucifer…. and not to mention “lucifer” was the name of satan before he fell from heaven. Therefore saying you have faith means you believe in it, and furthermore, tarot is a form of satanic ritual developed by Kabbalah (known satanists).

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Andii September 23, 2011 at 5:03 pm

I guess it doesn’t matter what the meaning is from a symbol,
although we are the one that give it a symbolizing…
I have a Gothic reversed cross, I’m not a Christian (neither a Satanist)
I don’t believe in God and the Devil, I use tarot, and I’ve got a deep interesting in black and white magic. To me means Reversing…. The opposite of Christ.
You know, I know about St. Peter… I’ve done research. But I don’t believe in the Christianity… and it’s just a beautiful thing, with some magick and it has got a whole different symbolizing. I don’t care. I have more faith in luciferianism and to me..it sounds more the truth than anything else. So I really Don’t care about this St. Peter.

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Anonymous July 9, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Based on your description you ARE a satanist. You may consider yourself an atheist, but you seem to follow Laveyan satanism if like you wrote you are skeptical, use magic, etc.

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Semibel March 4, 2010 at 11:43 pm

Finally site, what associated Petrine Cross with Christianity, thanks!

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Solitude November 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

I years ago was traveling through the Northeast USA and went to and Estate very large and about 1000ft up a mountian. Every tree going up to this house had and inverted White Cross painted on it. This was a long drive up to the Estste so it was I am sure 100 trees or more. I have wondered about this for years if you know what the meaning of this is please e-mail me. Thank You for your time.

Sincerely,Solitude (Mike)

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