The Pentagram in Depth

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The five-pointed star or pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history. It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, Greece, and Egypt. It has been found scratched on the walls of Neolithic caves, and in Babylonian drawings, where it marks the pattern the planet Venus makes on its travels- a secret symbol of the Goddess Ishtar. Scriptures, especially Hebrew, are abundant with references to pentagrams. So, why does this symbol have such a sinister reputation today?

The Pentagram in the Ancient World

The earliest pentagrams were rough diagrams found scratched into stone age caves. While they are believed to have some spiritual significance, the meaning of the star-shape to early humans is a mystery. In the civilizations that followed, it held various meanings, usually astronomical and religious. Pentagrams served to mark directions in Sumerian texts, and represented the five visible planets. Later, it was the sign of the planet Venus and the goddess.

According to the Greek mathematician and philosopher Pythagoras, five was the number of man, because of the fivefold division of the body, and the ancient Greek division of the soul. According to Pythagoras, the five points of the pentagram each represent one of the five elements that make up man: fire, water, air, earth, and psyche. (energy, fluid, breath, matter, and mind; also liquid, gas, solid, plasma, and aethyr, or spirit) The Pythagoreans held the pentacle sacred to Hygeia, the Goddess of healing, whose name (HGIEiA) was an anagram in Greek for the elements water, earth, spirit, fire, and air.

This particular symbolism has persisted for centuries, and has greatly influenced theologies of diverse traditions. Early Christians wore the pentagram as an emblem, possibly to represent the wounds of Christ, or possibly due to connections between early Christians and the Pythagorean mysteries.* Later, the pentacle was important to many doctrines of esoteric Medieval and Renaissance belief systems- alchemy, kabbalah, and Ceremonial magic.

The Pentacle and Magick

Renaissance-era ritual magicians, like the Greeks, used the Pentagram as a microcosm of the human body. The practice of Ritual Magic was used to create a state of closeness with god through the use of symbols and rituals to imitate the divine state. It was believed that like affects like, that the connection between the world of symbols and the world of actions could also be manipulated for evil purposes. One of these magicians, Giordano Bruno, warned of such misuse of the powerful pentacle by Black magicians. (The pentagram is still central to the practice of ritual magic, and is used in the foundation of many of its rituals.)

In the Jewish kabbalistic tradition, which borrows many Pythagorean ideas, the pentagram represents the five upper sephiroth on the Tree of Life- five numbers, being indivisible by any but themselves, which represent pure archetypal forces: justice, mercy, wisdom, understanding, and transcendent splendor.

Christian Pentagram?

Christian Kabbalists of the renaissance were especially enamored of the pentagram, which they viewed as a mystical proof of the divinity of Christ – to them, it symbolized Christ as the Holy Spirit manifest in the flesh. A favorite gematric feat was to add the Hebrew letter Shin (symbolizing fire and the holy spirit of Pentecost) to the Biblical four letter name of God (YHVH, most commonly [and incorrectly] pronounced ‘Jehovah’) yielding YHShVH- Y’heshua, or Jesus. (There is a secret biblical connection, as well, in the name of the Christian holiday of Pentecost- the day the Holy Spirit descended on the apostles of Jesus is one of many geometrical ‘proofs’ in the New Testament disguised as stories)


There are many connections between the pentagram and Christianity. Before the cross, it was a preferred emblem to adorn the jewelry and amulets of early Christians (followed by an ‘x’ or a phoenix). The pentagram was associated with the five wounds of Christ, and because it could be drawn in one continuous movement of the pen, the Alpha and the Omega as one. It was also an expression of a secret Gnostic heresy, found hidden here and there throughout Christian history- a symbol of Isis/Venus as the secret goddess, the female principle. The most notable instance of this symbolism is in the Arthurian Grail romances, which are Gnostic and kabbalistic teachings disguised as tales of knightly quests.

The pentacle as a symbol of the feminine principle was was embodied by the rose. The small, five petaled roses found in many Gothic cathedral’s ornamentation are not-so-secret pentagrams:

The Pentacle in Wicca and other NeoPagan Traditions

Currently, the most common religious uses of the pentagram are by Wiccan, Neopagan, and Satanic groups. In most Wiccan and Neopagan traditions, its symbolic meaning is derived from Ceremonial magick and nineteenth century occultism- the four elements ruled by the spirit- although as these theologies mature, they have added to its meaning.

In many of these traditions, it can also symbolize the unity of mankind with the earth or with the realm of the spirit, the human body, and more.

Point up, or Point Down?

A “point down” pentacle is nothing new- nor is it necessarily Satanic when it appears as such. Historical depictions of the pentagram were as likely to be points down as point up. A distinction between one or the other was rarely made by the ancients. Even today, one must not assume a point down pentagram is Satanic, as it is just likely to be Masonic, Wiccan, or simply upside-down. Some inexperienced Wiccans will occasionally claim that a point down pentacle is Satanic, but such a symbol has at times represented the Wiccan horned God, and is still today an emblem of the Second Degree initiation in Gardnerian Wicca.

The Satanic Pentagram

In the minds of many, the pentagram is inextricably linked with black magick and Satan worship. The Satanic pentagram is a difficult symbol- it is the newest and least used, but at the same time the best known and most controversial. The Satanic pentacle is almost always presented upside down, or inverted, with a single point facing downward, and it is this pentacle that is presented incorrectly as ‘evil.’

The adoption of the pentacle as a Satanic emblem is quite recent, dating only to the latter half of the twentieth century. To the Satanist, this glyph is a representation of “Black magic,” symbolizing the triumph of matter and individual desires over religious dogma- earth over an illusory promise of heaven. It is not analogous to the upturned cross (which is a symbol of rebellion against Christian culture), and is not “anti-Wiccan.”

In modern Satanic theology, the pentagram is far more likely to represent the individual, or the choice to pursue individual glory or immortality rather than union or absorption with the divine- where some traditions advocate the sublimation of the ego or submission to god, Satanism exalts and glorifies it, deifying the human being. The symbol most commonly associated with Satanic practices is the “Sabbatic goat” or Goat of Mendes pentacle, often confused with Baphomet, a figure from Templar legend, and Pan, the Greek goat God. It rarely has any deeper meaning; an irony when one considers that its association with Satanism has made the pentagram a feared symbol to many, and the subject of countless conspiracy theories.

The Goat’s Head

The goat itself is related to medieval superstitions about the behavior of witches, who were often depicted dancing with or riding on goats (who often represented Satan himself). The goat in that context is often seen as an ironic symbol of sexual repression (the association being a clear allusion to the unrestrained sexuality represented by this ancient fertility symbol), so one can see why the symbolism might appeal to modern Satanists, as a symbol of freedom from sexual and religious taboos.

Goat Pentacle by Oswald Wirth

The Pentagram in Freemasonry

In Freemasonry and related traditions, the pentagram is usually referred to as the “blazing star,” and in addition to more traditional Pythagorean symbolism, is sometimes symbolic of the descent of the divinity of Christ into the world of matter, a remnant of Masonry’s ties with medieval Christian Kabbalah and hermetic tradition. In this, it represents the Star of Bethlehem. Freemasonry emphasizes Pythagorean geometry in its system of allegorical symbology, and as the pentagram was the chief of the Pythagorean symbols, it is not at all surprising to find it among Masonic symbols. Even so, it is still a relatively minor symbol in freemasonry, and largely ignored in today’s lodges.

The Masonic use of the pentagram has nevertheless provided endless fodder for conspiracy minded evangelicals who see its use as proof of a vast Satanic Masonic network. Many absurd connections have been made between the Satanic pentagram and the Masonic star by enthusiastic conspiracy theorists, who fail to note that the first association of the reversed pentacle with ‘evil’ is a relatively recent attitude- adopted long after Masons had been using the star without controversy for a very long time. The 19th century magical scholar Eliphas Levi is the first known to have vested the downward pointing pentacle with any real negative meaning, elaborating perhaps on Bruno’s earlier claims. It was not until the mid twentieth century that Levi’s ‘Mendes’ pentacle was adopted as an emblem of modern Satanism. No Satanic or black magic group is known to have used a pentagram before then, and even the oldest representations of black masses and other ‘satanic’ activities contain no pentagrams.

Scottish Rite Degree emblem

The Pentagram of the Founders

Surprisingly, the pentagram also plays an important part in the symbology of the early United States government (a fact not lost on the conspiracy theorists, of course.). Many of the Founding Fathers were Freemasons, to whom the Pentagram is an important symbol (see above). The five pointed star appears in much of our early iconography- the US flag, the Great Seal, and on our currency. It is even to be found in the US Capitol, where the White House sits at the apex of a giant pentagram, one of many interesting features in Capitol geometry:

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Trudi E Maunder July 5, 2018 at 8:52 am


be’-la (bela`, “destruction”; the King James Version Belah, Genesis 46:21):

(1) Bela, the son of Beor, was the first king of Edom previous to the kingdom of Israel and reigned in the city of Dinhabah (Genesis 36:32; 1 Chronicles 1:43). Septuagint Codex Alexandrinus, Balak.

(2) Bela, the firstborn son of Benjamin (Genesis 46:21; 1 Chronicles 7:6; 1 Chronicles 8:1). He was the head of the family of the Belaites (Numbers 26:38), the father of Addar (called Ard, Numbers 26:40), Gera, Abihud, Abishua, Naaman, Ahoah, Gera, Shephuphan (compare Shephupham, Numbers 26:39), Huram (1 Chronicles 8:3-5; Numbers 26:40).

(3) Bela, a son of Azaz, of the tribe of Reuben, was a man of great power and wealth. His possessions reached from Nebo to the Euphrates (1 Chronicles 5:8).

Trudi E Maunder July 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

Hello Brian,

Connections between the pentagram and Christianity are many.[3] It adorned jewelry, amulets, and battle attire of early Christians, especially before the cross was introduced. This was not only because the pentagram was associated with the five wounds of Christ, but also because it could be drawn in a single stroke, through one continuous movement of a pen, representing beginning and end (Alpha and Omega) as one.[3]

However, in Nordic countries (such as Norway and Sweden), the pentagram was used to ward off trolls and evil, in general, and was drawn on doors and walls.

Sela [N] [H]

=Se’lah, rock, the capital of Edom, situated in the great valley extending from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea ( 2 Kings 14:7 ). It was near Mount Hor, close by the desert of Zin. It is called “the rock” ( Judges 1:36 ). When Amaziah took it he called it Joktheel (q.v.) It is mentioned by the prophets ( Isaiah 16:1 ; Obadiah 1:3 ) as doomed to destruction.

It appears in later history and in the Vulgate Version under the name of Petra. “The caravans from all ages, from the interior of Arabia and from the Gulf of Persia, from Hadramaut on the ocean, and even from Sabea or Yemen, appear to have pointed to Petra as a common centre; and from Petra the tide seems again to have branched out in every direction, to Egypt, Palestine, and Syria, through Arsinoe, Gaza, Tyre, Jerusalem, and Damascus, and by other routes, terminating at the Mediterranean.” (See EDOM [2].)


zo’-ar (tso`ar; the Septuagint usually Segor, Zogora):

The name of the city to which Lot escaped from Sodom (Genesis 19:20-23,30), previously mentioned in Genesis 13:10; 14:2,8, where its former name is said to have been Bela. In 19:22, its name is said to have been given because of its littleness, which also seems to have accounted for its being spared. The location of Zoar has much to do with that of the cities of the Plain or Valley of Siddim, with which it is always connected. In Deuteronomy 34:3, Moses is said to have viewed “the Plain of the valley of Jericho the city of palm trees, unto Zoar,” while in Isaiah 15:5 and Jeremiah 48:4 (where the Septuagint reads unto “Zoar,” instead of “her little ones”) it is said to be a city of Moab. The traditional location of the place is at the south end of the Dead Sea. Josephus says (BJ, IV, viii, 4) that the Dead Sea extended “as far as Zoar of Arabia,” while in Ant, I, xi, 4, he states that the place was still called Zoar. Eusebius (Onomasticon, 261) locates the Dead Sea between Jericho and Zoar, and speaks of the remnants of the ancient fertility as still visible. Ptolemy (v. 17,5) regards it as belonging to Arabia Petrea. The Arabian geographers mention it under the name Zughar, Sughar, situated 1 degrees South of Jericho, in a hot and unhealthful valley at the end of the Dead Sea, and speak of it as an important station on the trade route between Akkabah and Jericho. The Crusaders mention “Segor” as situated in the midst of palm trees. The place has not been definitely identified by modern explorers, but from Genesis 19:19-30 we infer that it was in the plain and not in the mountain. If we fix upon the south end of the Dead Sea as the Vale of Siddim, a very natural place for Zoar and one which agrees with all the traditions would be at the base of the mountains of Moab, East of Wady Ghurundel, where there is still a well-watered oasis several miles long and 2 or 3 wide, which is probably but a remnant of a fertile plain once extending out over a considerable portion of the shallow south end of the Dead Sea when, as shown elsewhere (see DEAD SEA), the water level was considerably lower than now.

Robinson would locate it on the northeast corner of el-Lisan on the borders of the river Kerak, but this was done entirely on theoretical grounds which would be met as well in the place just indicated, and which is generally fixed upon by the writers who regard the Vale of Siddim as at the south end of the Dead Sea. Conder, who vigorously maintains that the Vale of Siddim is at the north end of the Dead Sea, looks favorably upon theory of W.H. Birch that the place is represented by the present Tell Shaghur, a white rocky mound at the foot of the Moab Mountains, a mile East of Beth-haram (Tell er-Rameh), 7 miles Northeast of the mouth of the Jordan, a locality remarkable for its stone monuments and well-supplied springs, but he acknowledges that the name is more like the Christian Segor than the original Zoar.

Also the Australian author Anne Hamilton clears up the history of the pentagram by marrying word and number together and finding that it represents equal relationships as in love in unity, trinity, eternity, cross, tree of sacrifice, logos, integrity, faith but most of all a powerful protective force of love if upward pointed. Downward rejects trinity spiritually and in unity with male and female, human and divine. The mathematics say it all better than any sermon which I have no time for. Its not about a brand of religion its about a code that crosses into the Torah, the Koran and the Bible. Hope this helps.

Darren stonehocker March 24, 2018 at 9:47 am

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vvnti March 20, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Can anyone tell me the what those five symbols are that are at the each point of the pentagram I’ve been looking everywhere but I can’t seem to find any information

Jennifer April 18, 2018 at 8:27 am

Yes, it is a tetragrammaton with an added “shin” to sp[ell Y’shua (Jesus).

RayRainer January 27, 2018 at 1:30 pm

It seems often missed that symbols are based in nature. Many plants grow in 5, as Fibonacci observed. Their leaves often project this. So they really aren’t mysterious other than what we make them mean. The cross, for example is really the intersection of the vertical axis with horizon. It enabled us to square ourselves with the roundness of earth making us more comfortable, as well as leading us to the concept of a right angle. The The pentagon, along with the square eventually lead us the Pythagorean theorem ultimately enabling us to discover calculus giving us the means to explore our solar system and beyond. Of course this is because, for some reason, we can think logically and analyse the world.

Cassandra December 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm

facinating reading..if I was to get a tattoo of a pentagram on my inner forearm..which way should it be positioned..from what I have read it doesn’t really matter but just for interests sake what are your opinions..
I am a supernatural fangirl is why I chose this symbol..and I want it in a place where i van see it..

Mooney November 28, 2017 at 7:43 am

Hey, um I have a necklace that I’ve had ever since I was little, no idea who it came from, but it is an upright pentagram with a woman’s face(including her hair) in the middle, and I was just wondering if I had missed something or just didn’t read something right, and I’m wondering what the meaning behind it is, because I can’t seem to find it anywhere

Scott November 24, 2017 at 1:03 am

I know why the pentagram was scratched in the caves. They seen it come in from the night skies. I have seen a set of stars coming in from the night skies myself in over the last five years. They rose up out of the south skies. I’ve shown them to several people in the past. The came in on the left side of the sun. If all else holds true they will come back around on the right side of the sun in early morning hours. We have around five years let.

billy October 15, 2017 at 4:51 pm

Do you know this symbol and how it works well in magical spell casting? A Grace is a circle, square,circle and an 8 pointed Star drew in a continues line like a pentagram

Karen Barlow May 24, 2017 at 12:19 am

The goat comes from the New Testiment ST MATTHEW 25:31-40. Those that have helped each other have helped the lord. Those on the right that hearken are the lambs and those on the left are on the wrong side, the goats. If it’s linked to witches then it’s because those that burned them, made testiment that witches where goats. Interesting, Pentecostal churches hold the name of the star, they are the only churches today that define themselves with the gift of tongues. They seem to also be word/earth bound. Material and not the spirit.

LookingforAnswers May 13, 2017 at 6:35 pm

You may feel free to email me with a follow up comment as I may not return to this site to check comments. This site provided useful information which I had feelings to be true. Such as the upside down pentagram not being evil but rather a tool. I have traveled extinselvely around the world, and it was an extremely vivid dream I had in a specific place in Europe which has a history of Kabbalistic roots that has sent me researching. I was a sacrifice slave of ISIS in this dream. The terrorists would chop body parts of children, men and women they had as captives for secret ceremonies. ISIS was not islamic but portraining that they were and did the biddings of its financiers who conducted the ceremonies. The dream was layered. I went beyond the experience of being a slave to die into an individual set free into a vast void desert, and given a dead rat in a bag by my ex-captures. I came upon a tent with maji robes for me to wear inside. There was a table in the center. A group of maji arrived to perform a ceremony. After chanting and some activities a small spark started on the table and traced an upside down pentagram that was not there before. The spark stopped at one point in the pentagram which had a symbol of a dismembered hand. Upon attaining the symbol the maji left the tent. I asked questions but received limited answers. I was told this was a step prior to the next step. After the dream I had a strong sense that I had been to this specific area of Europe before specifically to the location, and walkway in a previous life. I spent some time researching the symbol of the hand which in Kabbala is represented by the number 1000. A week after I returned I pulled into a parking spot with a dead rat, and intentionally took the spot. That night I had a strong feeling that the entire ISIS orchestration, and crimes committed against innocent people in Iraq, and Syria would change. The following day Russia defeated ISIS in Aleppo which would become the turning point in the proxy war in Iraq and Syria forever. There was also a news article citing that the mass Graves of civilians had mutilated bodies with limbs missing. This gave me a sensation from my dream of innocent people being de-limbed for the ceremonies.

In the last 4 to 5 years leading to this dream I was sensing images, and words. I am a dean’s list graduate in psychology so I know what’s crazy, and this was not visual aditory manifestation on a physical level. I was shown planes crashing the year 2 Malaysia airlines crashed, I was told repeatedly the word refugee crisis beyond belief before people fled in vast quantity into Europe shutting down boarders. I was also given 2 dreams in relations to these 2 examples. The first one I was blown up in the Malaysia airplane, the 2nd I led millions of refugees to a tree that has native America symbolism. I have found a lot of peace in learning Zohrastrian, and Buddhism which allows me to center my mind on good, kind thoughts to escape these experiences.

I am interested in educational information on using this skill if it is one that I do not know how to control. My intent is always kind, and good even though what I ask for is rarely given to me. I don’t want material things from this life even though I wish I had the capacity to afford it. I would use wealth for a greater purpose. I don’t get these visions or sensations by request. Seems other factors must be in place.

Scott April 9, 2017 at 6:06 pm

I know why the pattern was scratched into the cave walls and its true. They seen it in the night sky growing closer and closer.
Because I too have seen the pattern in the night sky. It came in over a three year period.

James Bartholomew March 24, 2017 at 1:47 pm

It fascinates me how the sides of a pentangle exactly relate to the golden ratio. It would have been useful to include information and diagrams of this in your article.

Taffy Dugan March 8, 2017 at 8:36 pm

Good blog. Well researched and written. I write this to balance out the some of the negative comments.

the hun July 14, 2016 at 9:46 pm

despite the vast amounts of supposed information in this article…you are extremely ignorant. Now before i waste my time here, i want to see if you are still tending this article here and then I will converse and inform you. how’s that sound, blowhard..ok with you?

Phi August 31, 2018 at 5:29 am


Ty machine April 17, 2016 at 6:27 pm

What is the name of a star, thats in the form of a pentacle, but instead of it being a right side up star, the tip of the star does not meet or complete, and instead the lines go up to the circle as to not form a tip??

Jennifer April 18, 2016 at 4:22 pm

I’m not certain what you refer to, but I believe there is a goetic sigil or similar that is designed that way, could that be the one you’re referring to?

Pagan and proud May 4, 2016 at 11:21 pm

TY, it is simply the design, I have seen a few pendants made in this way, they are the same as a complete pentacle they just merge with the circle and so it is still eternal.

Pradeep December 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

According to me pentagram is more than a symbol in other words its more of a portal that connects different world. Instead of directly saying it as a portal it can be said as KEY to those portals. If im correct i have seen some exorcists use them as a symbol to banish the demons. But the mystery thats bugging me is that “If one gets a chance to open this portal(just saying) will good or bad occur to this wolrd?”
Feel free to comment on this.

Pradeep December 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Forgot to mention this
Basically human beings are made of two types: the good and the bad. In other words we can in every human there resides an angel and a devil
what happens when the good person opens up this portal and the bad person opens up the portal?
Will the outcome be the same?

RabidRabbit June 2, 2016 at 9:59 pm

Hi Pradeep.

in reply to your question…”what happens when the good person opens up this portal and the bad person opens up the portal?
Will the outcome be the same?”…

just like Beauty, which is in the eye of the beholder, so is power..or..merging! what YOU do with it..or it’s benefits…is entirely up to YOU..” Do What Thou Wilt, Shall Be the Whole of the Law”, .Power has no sense of mortal,..”right or wrong”…it is what it is!..Power, the Force, the Primordial Energy, doesn’t give a damn!…Why?, because no matter how many changes it goes through it ALWAYS returns to it’s source..the place of it’s greatest Harmony..” Energy cannot be Created or Destroyed”(Einstein).however if offered the Gift Of Power, use it, but refuse it!..Don’t call it YOURS…here lies the first temptation…the more you refuse it, the more you will be tempted.. To seek power, is not to be thought of ,in mundane terms..( I will rule the World!)…but is a refining of the human bestial state,(the raw energy) ..the Philosphers Stone is a good example…lead into Gold…. I wish you good fortune and power….

Skeeter Jones November 28, 2014 at 8:03 pm

I would add that the phi ratio (1.618) inherent in the pentagram is also key. Inscribe a smaller pentagon at the center of the pentagram so that every corner of the pentagon touches the inner corners of the star. The ratio between the arm length of the star and any one side of the pentagon are 1:1.618. This ratio is ubiquitous in nature (the human body, galaxy spirals, hurricane spirals, pinecones, etc.) Thus, the pentagon/gram is a physical representation of regeneration/life.

Anonymous August 15, 2014 at 8:43 am

I believe that anything in this world can be used for good or bad.The pentacle/Pentagram is not a symbol for evil, it all depends on the intention of the practitioner.

Quin A. Cruz August 10, 2014 at 12:14 am

iam planning to have my pentagram seal of solomon tattoo would you advise it?

Leslie Cron August 2, 2014 at 2:02 pm

I am doing some studies on pentagrams and stumble across one that has me baffle. I would like anyone to reply that has knowledge about what practice of the arts that might use a pentagram similar to this! And what spell or ritual this might be? It has a horned figure in it which I figure represents the horn god, also it has a kneeling figure in a white robe with dark hair and stumps on the back which I feel represent a fallen angel maybe. Also what is unusual is instead of solid lines it has like stitch lines like in sewing. The ritual perform with this pentagram involves sexual transgression on the intended victim and after they bring this feeling they beat and belittle the victim with no mercy they also come after the victim in the physical world. They use items that might leave bruises on the victim in the shape of dog prints and inverted crosses. A very brutal ritual or spell. The victim is belittle in public by people also. It is a old pentagram and I have no picture of it to send being it is not mine. I have found very little on it only that it is a very ancient pentagram and ritual. Any information would be helpful and I would be very grateful for. Thank You! Post any information on my web site or email if it pleases you.

Anonymous January 11, 2015 at 8:24 pm

What your witness to is the use of the pentagram in the crusification of Jesus or the angle Emmanuel. The people who initated the killing of Jesus had to do so in the spiritual context before the physical so they perform the rights or curse on his spiritual body before the physical body. Everyone thinks that the religions are not connected but they all are ( ie. the new age wiccans follow these practices of the past that have a long history in christianity. – Solomon the king illustrated and wrote of these practices that the modern witches use today.) True faith or connection to God does not need any of these practices.

Anonymous August 10, 2017 at 12:30 am

The Bible condemns these practices

Ben July 1, 2014 at 6:59 pm

what are the 5 symbols in the pentagram in the “The Pentacle in Wicca and other Neopagan Traditions” section picture?

Jennifer July 7, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Hi Ben. They are Hebrew characters that spell out “Leviathan.”

pauline hill February 26, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Do eastern stars believe in god

Jennifer March 21, 2014 at 3:52 pm

The short version is yes. I don’t believe they admit atheists (the Masons prohibit them), although deity is generally left up to the member.

Barby October 10, 2014 at 10:05 am

Much of the “secret work” can be found on the Web. I will not stray from that info, as I am an Eastern Star bound by our rules. However, it is public knowledge that the five points of the star represent five heroines from the Bible:Adah, Ruth, Esther, Martha, and Electa. The meetings open and close with prayers and, too often, we offer prayers for those members we have lost.

Eastern Star is a service organization that has fundraisers to support their “good works,” the chosen phrase for their services. Our order provides scholarships for high school graduates going to college to become teachers, as well as supporting causes foe dyslexia, among others.

Pete December 21, 2013 at 8:35 pm

What, exactly, are you basing your ideas off of Jesse? I want to l want to know what historical text you are using to back up your claims. Did your pastor tell you that? Are you getting it from some conspiracy website or crackpot blogger? I want to know where you got the idea that the pentagram is a Satanic symbol.

Greg Edmonds July 3, 2014 at 6:24 am

Hi Pete:

While I think the author of this article (Jennifer?) adequately answered your question in the piece itself, I’ll attempt to elaborate just a bit more.

As noted above, it might have been Alphonse Louis Comfort (using the Pen Name Eliphas Levi) who first suggested an inverted pentagram was associated with black magic.

To get an accredited view of why the pentagram is associated with modern Satanism, however, you need to jump to late 1960s San Francisco, where former circus organist Anton LaVey initiated his official “Church of Satan,” a “church,” by the way, officially sanctioned for special tax status by the United States government.

In recorded interviews, LaVey (who enjoyed cultivating the “evil” persona), explained, essentially, that the church and its symbol, the inverted pentagram, were a philosophical slap in the face of what he viewed as Puritanical Christianity.

Many (probably most that I’ve heard speak, or with whom I’ve spoken) early Church of Satan members didn’t believe in the person (disembodied or not) of Satan or Lucifer. They were avowed atheists who enjoyed their association with LaVey’s church because of its liberal attitude of self indulgence and aggrandizement.

Why LaVey and company specifically elected to employ the pentagram (and the late 20th century) “Goat of Mendes” symbol is a matter of conjecture at this point, as the founders are dead.

It’s certainly possible that they drew from Levi’s art and written work, but equally likely that they knew of the connection between early Christian symbolism of the pentacle, and employed it, in inverted fashion, as a further attack on Christian symbology, just as they used the inverted cross.

Most of LaVey’s Satanic symbolism was created in almost a tongue-in-cheek fashion, with some of his ideas coming from visual artist and magician (the stage kind) Tom Palmer, who later changed his name to Tony Andruzzi (a man I knew decades ago).

The Baphomet character mentioned above, which was created from the imagination of Eliphas Levi, in 1854 (see his work “Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie”), had a pentagram on its forehead.

The popular modern image of the Goat of Mendes (the term probably comes from the people of Mendes, in ancient Egypt, whose symbolic god was the image of a ram), was not drawn until the mid/late 20th century.

Hope this helps answer your question.

By the way, speaking of the US government, the well-written piece above doesn’t mention the most celebrated symbolic use of the pentagram in America.

The inverted star appears as the foundation of the Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government upon one of its citizens, for actions of conspicuous gallantry, above and beyond the call of duty, in military service.

The medal originated in the US Civil War. The representation of the inverted star is now a matter of speculation. Some military historians believe the medal was designed the way it was simply to keep a uniform appearance with other important medals (the MOH was inspired by European military awards of the time). Such medals always had two, not one, points of connection to the ribbon or chain from which they were suspended. This design was simply easier to apply to a star which was upside down.

The star, obviously, was and is important in American history. It’s used as an identifier on US military armament and equipment, and of course, on the flag, where each star represented a specific original colony, and later, state.

Thus, another notion is that the star, being an important American symbol, was represented upside down on the medal to pay homage to fallen soldiers and sailors. Many recipients of the medal were, in fact, killed in action while conducting themselves in a manner which (often) saved the lives of others, but resulted in their own demise. The star, consequently, appears to “bow down” in reverence to this ultimate sacrifice.

The Jesse person you responded to, Pete, is probably correct that the pentacle will symbolically be associated with the occult for the foreseeable future (though not, as he — or she? — writes, necessarily Satanism). While the pentagram was employed in Cabalistic, Pagan and other, what’s now considered esoteric, ritual and symbology in historical periods long ago, it was not associated directly with modern occult ideology until the 20th century.

Let’s hope Jesse reads this, too.

CommonSenseAmerica May 8, 2018 at 7:01 pm

Sorry, but you are wrong as to how and why the pentagram is known to represent Satan. I love all of the deceptions, that are meant to keep people from the truth. Not really, I DESPISE IT.

The reason the Pentagram is used to represent Satan, is the fact that the pentagram is the symbol of wisdom, which Satan bestowed upon mankind. I am certain that most of you know this, as most of you responding are surely cultists yourselves. The pentagram is a symbol of the knowledge, that Satan bestowed upon mankind, enslaving mankind to that Wisdom and in turn, the beast system. The lie is that Satan set mankind free, by giving knowledge. The opposite is true.

Deb November 11, 2018 at 2:54 am

I didn’t follow. Could you please elaborate? Are you saying the lie is that people think satan set man free? I am so confused by this topic. I know some think satan is good/Jesus is bad…some say that satan saved us from evil… it is all hard to keep track of…like trying to figure out genealogy in Greek mythology. Very convoluted. Truth should be obvious and yet isn’t. I am curious what you think. Nameste

Jane November 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

Hi, I’ve seen an article that suggests that although a pentagram can be used in satanic rituals or black Magick, it can also be used as a form of protection. Is this true?

Jennifer January 20, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Yes. In fact, despite modern connotations of black magic, it would actually have been used as a protection from magic.

unfa June 11, 2014 at 5:12 pm

I know of a person who wore a pentagram for protection – it seemed to ease her headaches. One must note, that such protection doesn’t come from symbols or dead objects, but from spirits binded with them. God doesn’t give his blessing in such a strange way, so coming into such relations with demons of amulets might cause severe trouble. My advice? When in doubt, consult a trusted priest – I’m not an expert, just a follower of Christ.
Bless ya!

javier October 1, 2014 at 4:45 pm

if she believed that the pentagram would help her it could have been a case of a simple placebo effect. her belief is what cured her rather than a mystical power. Or at the very least a coincidence. just wanted to throw that out there.

Joshua October 22, 2013 at 5:47 pm

If god forgives everything why doesnt everybody go to heaven? It’s because we’re already here. The choices that we make are what get us there.. We all can chose to have all the heaven we want or the hell we want.. We are All free to accept or reject gods with that said. Were all created in gods image..but what is god?? He’s pure love! So how can god hate anything?? Now.. Look at Term “fallen angel” it doesnt mean they literally fell from heaven to earth.. it means they fell from the grace of GOD! So in a sense we all are fallen angels.. And as far as lucifer goes.. If we are all created in gods image “love” nothing can hurt us.. “the devil is nothing more then our false ego” we create him ourselves..Whatever we believe some the pentagram can be an “evil” or “demonic” symbol.. To others it can represent the virtuvian man.. “which is the believe that god created us all mathematically perfect in his image.. Like him” look up the golden ratio PHI 1.618..answers are out there you just have to be open minded and willing to look… A little bit about myself.. I have the pentagram and holy trinity tattooed and my for arms and I have angel wings on my back with the word “fallen” down my spine.. I am very spirtual and I don’t just believe what I’ve be “told” I take the time to look things up for myself… I am in no way trying to say.. “Oh you’re wrong and I’m right”.. What ever you believe is.. That’s the only point I’m trying to make.

Phillip anderson November 7, 2014 at 12:26 am

Hey I’m religious, but been told u can’t believe in this an that, due to being Christian, I’m always trying to learn whts out there, iv learned that much where my own faith is fighting with possibilitys, as well as fact, it’s to hard to explain on here, but as I learn about space, other beens, ancient history I thought about symbols, the cross a simple image in a way but an image that has changed lives, methods, logic , evolution in its own way, so I wanna know more about what’s not taught in today’s age, how did people know the stars, an everything else, they did almost 1000, 2000, years before Christ so to speak n for some reason I think the pentagram was a tool or a gift of rememberance of some sort,n it’s history of where it came from so to speak maybe the source,of why,how,when we had maybe a greater power I can’t explain it in text,I’m still religious it’s common sense not to do harm an all that,I believe in spirits but iv learned that much that I’m starting to believe religion is a possible way of stopping from knowing truth that we don’t know, so if u know anything to do with ancient Symbols ect I just want someone else’s opinion that has faith but is more open minded to see scientific truth, an why certain events example, technology being up an down,
I might be crazy but talking bout possibilitys n trying to find them is hard but what I’m looking for is very out there but yer plz

Anonymous January 11, 2015 at 8:43 pm

From what your saying you have been following religion and you are now on the path of FAITH. The two are so different. Jesus led the way. Faith the belief without seeing or knowing that GOD exist. Religion the unification of Legion or the gathering up of the fallen angels in a cohesive manner to lead others away from faith. Finding truth is the utmost priority of humans. All symbols, tools etc. are distractions that what Jesus teaches. All the simple acts written about him in the bible do not suggest that he practice anything we deem religious today. His church was outside on the grass talking to people about God. Instead we worship in churches (religion). His way of connecting to God was lighting a candle and saying a simple prayer. We do so much hail this or that in churches who are we bowing to. Keep to the simple path stupid my earthly father once told me do not be a follower of men or woman. And then he let me choose for myself, and do you know something he was correct. God is everywhere and everything and you stole choice form the tree of life through ADAM so make a choice by starting to ask questions. Even from your priest, and if they refuse to answer keep asking till they give an answer or you find truth.

Anonymous August 10, 2017 at 12:44 am

Good answer. These churches are harlots. Revelation talks about Babylon the great, the mother of harlots and abomination of the earth.

It is talking about the Roman Catholic Church. All these churches spawned from her. They all keep her tradition. Sunday worship/Sun worship, Christmas, Easter, Valentines day, mothers day, ect.

Saturday is the 7th day. Atheists, pagans, ect all partake in these holy days that come from Babylon. Catholicism is paganism covered by Biblical names

3n7r0py March 13, 2018 at 5:50 pm

Matthew 23:13

“Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.

Religion is a collection of wisdom. Religious leaders are politicians manipulators and controllers.

Maybe an example of this would be “”The letters inscribed in the Pope’s mitre are these: Vicarius Filii Dei, which is the Latin for the Vicar of the Son of God. ” which equates to 666 IMHO this is a warning, although the religion maybe good (or the wisdom maybe useful) the leader is not.

Also IMHO Jesus came when he did to put a stop to the corruption being spread by the only priest groups that the Babylonians sparred due to their conformity.

Hopefully that may have triggered something for you.

Mike February 21, 2017 at 5:35 pm

God loved Jacob, but hated Esau.

It’s quite clear in the old testament that God loves some humans and hates others.

G DAWG March 8, 2017 at 3:31 pm

God loves us all, in that scripture, it refers to the blessings they received. Jacob was more blessed, because he was more diligent and obedient. It is not saying that God did not care for Esau. I am Christian, but I have been taught from birth to ask questions. If you don’t question everything, then you will just be another blind sheep.

sigh June 17, 2017 at 4:07 pm

Esau seems to be redeemed in the resolution of the story of jacob and esau. When it says that God hates Esau, it is a metaphorical personification of what Esau stands for. God was making a metaphorical distinction between the believing spirit of jacob and the disbelieving spirit of esau. God was not hating the literal figure of Esau, God loved Esau the man.

3n7r0py March 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Sometimes the words do not translate well. Old testament was collected over 1000s of years language words change in that time. So you would have to do some research to get as full a definition as possible from the untranslated word.

Some that I have look into are:
Kill in the ten commandments would be a much closer Murder but would still leave out the fact that it also encompassed character assassination.

I am a jealous God, the word translated as jealous actually refers to the protective love of a mother? Not exactly what we think of as jealousy.

Lucifer is morning star or light bearer and is a title not an entity strangely enough Jesus claims this title in Revelations. So where all the luciferian stuff comes from IDK.
Rev_22:16  I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and morning star.

Just some of my observations.

Deb November 11, 2018 at 3:04 am

Hi Joshua
What you said resonates very strongly with me. I am being called to look into all of this as we speak..Thank you for sharing your truth. We have the power to touch others in ways we don’t even realize. I send you my gratitude and love…

Deb November 11, 2018 at 3:06 am

PS guys…. its 11:11 today……

jesse October 12, 2013 at 6:45 am

Wrong, it is and always will be linked to the devil , the devil has been here since the beginning of time angels were here before man and satan is a fallen angel the pentagram in all forms is linked to demonic activity mostly disguised as good , always about oh its for the elements or the earth , but the bible warned that the worship or admorishan of the earth or elements or stars in all forms its a disguise for demons, Demons are very real “For god so loved the world that though we were yet sinners christ died for us, god sent his only son , who was the word of god , fully god fully man to take our place in exchange for our sins he paid the price believe it or don’t , it is the truth.

Joshua October 22, 2013 at 5:28 pm

If god forgives everything why doesnt everybody go to heaven? It’s because we’re already here. The choices that we make are what get us there.. We all can chose to have all the heaven we want or the hell we want.. We are All free to accept or reject gods with that said. Were all created in gods image..but what is god?? He’s pure love! So how can god hate anything?? Now.. Look at Term “fallen angel” it doesnt mean they literally fell from heaven to earth.. it means they fell from the grace of GOD! So in a sense we all are fallen angels.. And as far as lucifer goes.. If we are all created in gods image “love” nothing can hurt us.. “the devil is nothing more then our false ego” we create him ourselves..Whatever we believe some the pentagram can be an “evil” or “demonic” symbol.. To others it can represent the virtuvian man.. “which is the believe that god created us all mathematically perfect in his image.. Like him” look up the golden ratio PHI 1.618..answers are out there you just have to be open minded and willing to look… A little bit about myself.. I have the pentagram and holy trinity tattooed and my for arms and I have angel wings on my back with the word “fallen” down my spine.. I am very spirtual and I don’t just believe what I’ve be “told” I take the time to look things up for myself… I am in no way trying to say.. “Oh you’re wrong and I’m right”.. What ever you believe is.. That’s the only point I’m trying to make.

Eli October 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm

I don’t doubt the bible but would you mind posting the verse in which it says so? I mean, worshipping something other than God is of course something that should not be done as a Christian, but we can admire the elements can’t we? God DID create the world after all.

Jus'Say'n July 28, 2014 at 12:32 am

There is a big difference between Admiration and Worship (Or “Glorification”), is there not?!
Christ (The Annointed) is our only true protection. All other things (Amulets, Rings, Pentagrams/acles et al) are a deception of the Fallen One. Magic/Majik means “Deception”!
The Priests of On (Egypt) in the Court of Pharoah were Black Magicians/Sorcerers who were also able to turn Water to Blood and their Staffs to Snakes, Remember?!
This implies that even the Fallen Angels have limited power over the Elements.
The Anti-Christ also will be one “Understanding Dark Sentences”!!!
Meaning he will be an Occultist/Sorcerer!!!

Anonymous August 10, 2017 at 12:49 am

Look at the popes of Rome. The Bible does not call him antichrist. He is called the son of perdition. Antichrist is a spirit. And many antichrists are here. All roads lead to rome

Mike February 21, 2017 at 5:34 pm

Remember this:

Joseph used a silver cup for divination

The Levite Priests used ephod and rune stones for divination

Moses used a staff for magick, remember he did grow up around the Egyptian King’s court and would have been trained in all sorts of magick at an early age

Jesus was visited by Zoroastrian Magi’s from Iran (magick)

Anonymous October 29, 2013 at 9:46 pm

So correct for a religious zealot

Louis May 7, 2014 at 4:08 pm

Dear Jesse, you are still not answering the question as to where exactly you get your Intel from and simply accusing symbols, stars, etc. as being from the Devil without any real proof.
The Bible has been manipulated over the Centuries to warp and limit the true spiritual potential in all of us humans.
Just to give you an example, The King James Bible was edited during the reign of King James of course, and how do you know The Holy Spirit or God worked through him to give us an accurate picture of his Sacred mandate.
Going back even further, Emperor Constantine, The Council of Nicaea, (and the unified consensus of what to believe and how to believe in Christ) demonstrates the interference and manipulation of man concerning this “Sacred” book.
Why do you think you go to church on “Sun-day”?
Have you heard of the Nag Hammadi texts? I think it would pay for you to go back and research this subject in more depth as opposed to simply give us the “watered down” version of Christianity which in my humble opinion takes your personal power away by having an external source of salvation.
“Know Thyself, for the Kingdom of God lies within”…….

sigh June 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm

The Bible has suffered the minor inconvieniences that all translations do when going through the translation process. I would not go so far as to say that the Bible has then been “warped” in the manner you suggest; and certainly not warped for the purpose you suggest. While the council’s goal was to determine the nature of Christ (primarily due to the Arian beliefs that were present at the time, confliction with the Jesus is God theology of what is today orthodox), it was through discussion and proofs of the religious documents available to them. There certainly no “manipulation” of these documents which have been stable, i would argue, for centuries. The documents were not in question, merely the doctrine, the interpretation of those documents.

javier October 1, 2014 at 4:53 pm

who’s to say that the meaning wont change again? its obviously changed quite a bit, i’m curious for its next meaning. as for God and Satan. I believe there was a being that created the world but that doesn’t care we are an experiment and as long as we feed its ego(i.e. worship, sacrifice, or whatever pleases it) it will step in and help some. i am by no means attacking anyone’s faith but non of us knows what lies beyond for all we know this is it.

ANON October 19, 2016 at 12:51 am

So we should take your expert opinion over evidence bhahahaha. It must be true because you say so..right? I think if god was trying to tell you beware of the pentagrams he would say beware of the pentagrams. Ravings of a untreated lunatic under the guise of religious opinion.

3n7r0py March 13, 2018 at 6:15 pm

So then is this also true of the upside down cross? Why let the adversary take anything from God for his own? He has no claim to anything no symbols no name nothing unless you by free will give it to him. I personally choose to give him nothing.

Jo August 25, 2013 at 7:11 pm

. . . “the upturned cross (which is a symbol of rebellion against Christian culture). . . ” Yes, the inverted cross may be used by some as a “F*** you” to Christianity, but it should not be an insult. The Cross of St. Peter is inverted because Peter did not believe himself to be worthy enough to die in the same manner as his Lord. Thus he was crucified upside down. Basic fact checking here.

unfa June 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm

This fact always comes to my mind when I see “satanic” musicians wearing inverted crosses.
“Good Lord!” – I say to myself – “St. Peter followers?” ;)

Divonia July 29, 2013 at 9:50 am

Hi Im here doing research on the pentangle because Im a HUGE Adam Lambert fan and i noticed on the back cover of his “Beg For Mercy” album there’s a pentangle on it. Its not upside down but Im just checking to see if its anything bad because Im a Christian and i don’t wanna fan girl someone demonic but so far my research proves that if the pentangle is right side up (which it is on the album) then its nothing bad and in fact a Christian symbol so in other words thank the lord for this website !!!!!!!! woooooooooooooooooo

Andy G February 18, 2015 at 6:29 am

Hi Divonia. I’m a big fan of Adam Lambert as well and went to see him with Queen in January and it was awesome! I’m also a Christian and noticed some of Adam’s tattoos had some interesting symbols on them so I decided to check them out. He has one of the Greek god Pan (half man, half goat). Adam said “Tattoo has nothing to do w Satanism… That’s stupid. Greek Mythology? Yes. PAN” However Pan, in a set of tarrot cards, is used to depict the devil. A pentagtram the correct way up may have the Christian connection but it’s also a main symbol for paganism; upside down the pentagram is associated with goat worship. He also has a tattoo with the sickle moon with the circle inside it which prepresented the solar deity (Baal-Hadad), shown as a disk in a crescent, the ancient symbol of cosmic conception assicated with the Egyptian sun god Ra (who Adam sings about) is also associated with Lucifer worship. The all-seeing eye tattoo Adam has is the eye of Osirus which is used in freemasonary. See here for more details:
I like Adam and think he is an amazingly talent solo singer and a great new front man for Queen (I can bear witness to this) there is some cause for concern there as well – for Christians anyway. God bless!

tattoo July 3, 2013 at 7:52 am

The designs are typically symmetrical, one of the reasons why they’re fairly easy to draw. Popular Sleeve Tattoo Designs: Of course your tattoo needs to be individual and unique to you so these are just some suggestions of ideas that have been done often and make great full sleeve tattoo designs. You can practice tattooing by experimenting with as many mediums as you can.

indra April 15, 2013 at 10:16 am

I have a very old clock wit the pentagram and norwegian writings. I wonder if i can get a translation and meaning of it.

Anonymous May 18, 2015 at 3:18 am

Hi Indra,
Can you please show me the images of the clock which you have mentioned.

Senna Rakkaus Oscura Breknor March 31, 2013 at 2:45 am

My Concerns may seem Minute, However, When Did The Pentagram Stop Being A Christian Symbol? I Am A Clairvoyant Christian And Ive AlwaYs Been Interested In The 5 Pointed Star, Bit I Found This Site When I Was DoNg Research On Its Background. If Someone Could Tell Me When It WasNoLongerRecognized As A ChristianSymbol, That WouldBe VeryHelpful.

Ps I HaVe No Clue As To Why My Letters And WordS Are Messed Up, So I Apologize

Walk In Love!

Sur. Real August 4, 2013 at 1:10 am

Hi, I’m not an expert, but I don’t think the pentagram ever stopped being a Christian symbol. I think what happened to the Pentagram is similar to the swastika. The swastika is still a universal religious symbol meaning various good things like love, wisdom, unity, etc. but given the abomination of Nazism the swastika now has very, very negative connotations to the modern mind. Analogously, the pentagram was used by Satanist groups (who incidentally don’t really believe in Satan but ‘practice’ it as a counter-cultural statement). These Satanist got lumped in with the “Devil Music” know as Rock n’ Roll and the 60′s counter-culture and thus the pentagram gained a negative association with conservative Christian groups. Hence, I’d say the shift from Christian to anti-Christian (of course this shift is not absolute, just a cultural perception) occurred in the mid 20th century. I also conjecture that the pentagram was never a hugely important symbol in Christianity; of course this varies between sects and I’m not saying it has no role, but Christianity has many other central symbols like the cross, the trinity, etc. Maybe this all helps, or maybe I’m just rambling, either way, peace out and much love :)

Treebeard September 3, 2013 at 2:06 am

Pretty simple really, it is ancient, for older than 2000 years when Christianity was invented.

If you guys use it in Christianity, you are far from the first religion to use it

G DAWG March 8, 2017 at 3:34 pm

Technically, Christianity would have been around since the creation of Adam and Eve. The old testament is Christian, and starts with the first people on the planet. Depending on what you believe or accept.

Gnostic August 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

The Old Testament is the Tanakh, the Hebrew Bible. It is Pre-Christian.

Daniel Moshe Johnson December 27, 2012 at 5:13 am

I have a 5 pointed Star in my mouth, it’s been there since I was 16, my parents did as well, I was told that it represents members of The Order of the Eastern Star.
An international humanitarian organization composed of women who are wives of advanced Masons.

I was told that the history of the pentagram “5 Star” can also be traced to many ancient cultures. The symbol was used in the 4th century BC in Mesopotamia, both as the seal of Solomon and of Jerusalem for the Jewish people.

As well, among my ancestry, which is linked back to King Solomon and Queen Sheba, the 5 star in Ethiopian Hebrew represents the female, and of course through persecution and inquisitions, many Jewish Ethiopian were force to convert to Islam or Christianity.

Anonymous September 2, 2013 at 12:22 am

The Order of the Eastern Star is an organization that is run separately from Free Masonry. They are related, yes, but The Order of the Eastern Star is not strictly for the wives of Masons. It’s one of the female counterparts.

Anonymous October 19, 2013 at 10:11 am

Your wrong. The Eastern Stars was invented for females (wives and daughters) only related to Masons and because of their decline they started accepting women out of that circle. I am a Mason and my wife an Eastern Star, if I’m correct they can’t have a meeting “without” a Mason brother present who himself is initiated into the Eastern Star order.

unfa June 11, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Forgive me the silly question, but what do you exactly mean by “I have a 5 pointed Star in my mouth”. Is it a tattoo or what?

Mike February 21, 2017 at 5:37 pm

lol exactly

Albert December 5, 2012 at 12:30 pm

The Pentagram is also represented in Nature as in the equatorial cross section of the Pawpaw fruit. Its magic is thus connected with powerful forces of Nature and should be handled responsibly.

John Sculley October 16, 2012 at 10:39 am

I’m researching an 1856 seated liberty quarter with two counterstamps. The obverse counterstamp is a five-pointed star with five lines intersecting at the center. The reverse has a cross counterstamp. Is there someone at this site who would like to see images of this old coin and perhaps give me some insight to it? If so, please contact me by email and I will send the images. Thanks very much.
John Sculley

Lynne September 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Sorry, it also has a dot in the centre.

Lynne September 9, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I have a very old ring which shows a pentagram design with a dot between each of the five points. Any clues? I’ve been told it’s a Templar ring but can’t find any reference to the design anywhere.

Jorge Cotto July 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

Why does the Pentagram have Hebrew letters on it?

Jennifer October 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Hi Jorge. You’ll find in your travels that this is fairly common in pentagrams from the renaissance era, as they were incorporated in magical practices largely by Christian magicians. Hebrew, being the language of the angels, was important in both Jewish (obviously) and Christian magic. In these times, pentagrams were quite sacred, and not regarded as evil as they often are today.

Mike February 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

Language of the Angels? I’m pretty sure they’re more advanced than speaking human languages.

Kent Robinson July 22, 2012 at 9:51 am

I found this article fascinating. I especially love how the pentagram was explained as to how the forefathers of this country used it. I already knew this. I was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness….and, they try to unearth everything “pagan”. I also knew it was connected to the Masons. But, I did not exactly how. I am a student of the Craft, and now where one. I always was mystified how people become terrified at a symbol. And, I wear it as such. It’s no different than a Christian wearing a cross. I do not bow down and revere a Symbol. If, Christians or any other kind of believer doesn’t have enough brains or freedom to research there own belief system/s, and, the origins on which that system is founded….Then I’m sorry. I find that person/s kind of dull and boring. After, I got away from CHUCHIANITY, and did research, I had no right nor merit to proselytize people into religions I knew nothing about! Any path that helps us mature as a person should not be ridiculed by a casual observer who knows little about the foundation of their own! This is MY PERSONAL OPINION.

brian July 18, 2012 at 6:02 am

what are those 5 words around the pentagram are they islamic

Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 11:15 pm

They are Hebrew. :)

Tarryn July 5, 2012 at 2:25 am

i was just wondering with the elements in a pentagram where would they be positioned because i was reading another website saying “However, when Fire is in contact Earth, the Earth dries up, becomes lifeless, empty. The same happens with jewels: energy of Earth gemstone is suppressed by the Fire gemstone. Water and Fire destroy each other; combination of Air and Water creates a negative, “rotten” power.” so how do i come up with a pentgram with the five elements when they are all conected

cynthia Abeyta May 24, 2012 at 7:51 pm

Slash the guitarist had a shirt on the other night. It had Mickey Mouse and in the middle of the head was a star with a goat in the middle. What does this symbol represent?

Mike February 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm

Slash is a satanist. Common in the rock industry. FYI he’s an awesome guitarist.

Claudia Rosa Santos March 29, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Hello just to say I loved your site, nothing is simple and flashing colors that do not affect the vision and the best is that it brings numerous symbols and despite studying the Celts, Druids and be a practitioner of Wicca symbols found that did not know, thanks for sharing with the world the your knowledge.

Blessed Be

Your Portuguese friend Lhiannon

Liam March 14, 2012 at 6:01 am

Hey in regards to levays satanic pentagram deos the markings in the outer circle have a particular meaning or are they there for no appernt reason been loking everywhere no answer. Some one believe there enoihain(angelic language) but i dont have a satanic bible to cheak as anton levay conscribed his enochain differntly to other style on wikipedia :p

Jennifer May 6, 2013 at 8:41 pm

In regard to the one pictured, it spells out “Leviathan” in transliterated Hebrew characters.

Misha pilsudski June 4, 2011 at 8:59 pm

What are the symbols of healing on the pentagram?
What are the symbols of luck on the pentagram?

Michael Harrison October 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

why does it have hebrew letters around the pentagram?

Tasha July 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm

I’m doing research on cemeteries and I found an upside down pentagram, it has a bible in the center, I couldn’t see the symbols in the points as well one lookes like a chalice, and one like a hand like the type that is drawn usually holding a bible. any ideas what it’s from?

Jennifer July 13, 2010 at 4:34 pm

That is almost without a doubt the emblem of the Eastern Star, a Masonic affiliate:

Renee November 15, 2009 at 1:11 pm

Bela (bē’lə), in the Bible.
1 First king of Edom.
2 Benjamin’s first son. An alternative spelling is Belah.
3 City later called Zoar.

Sela (“rock”) in the bible….
A town in northern EDOM When Amaziah, king of Judah, conquered and slew 10,000 Edomites he changed its name to Joktheel (II Kgs 14:7; II Chr 25:12ff). The name Sela has been preserved in modern es-Sela, where a small Edomite-Nabatean fortress has been discovered 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Tafileh. The identification of Sela with Petra, ancient REKEM has no foundation in fact.

But then again, way back when… the pentangle, or 5 points…. were Christian Symbols…..

Renee November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm

beautiful ‘ and ‘ saddle ‘ in portugese

Brian Eriksson June 13, 2009 at 12:53 pm

I have an amulet with a pentangle given to my mother by her uncle which has the words ‘bela’ and ‘sela’ inscribed around the encompassing circle. Do you have any idea what the words mean?

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