June 21, 2013

Symbols: Hexagram

The Hexagram is a rather famous symbol, known as some as the Star of David and it has been used widely in tandem with Jewish culture.

But is this another case of a pagan symbol being "christianised" by some?

Cathy Burns writes:

The Hexagram is formed by uniting the Water Triangle with the Fire Triangle, which is called the Six-pointed Star, Star of David, Solomon's Seal, etc.

When the two triangles (the 'Water Triangle' and the 'Fire Triangle') are joined together in one symbol, it forms a six pointed star known as a double triangle, hexagram, Crest of Solomon, star of the microcosm and the Shield of David, among other names. It is even called the "talisman of Saturn." Mary Ann Slipper remarks: "This six pointed star is used in masonic work and is also found in other well known secret orders."
The Second Mile, an Eastern Star book, reveals that the "six pointed star is a very ancient symbol, and one of the most powerful." It sure is a powerful symbol---to witches, sorcerers and magicians! "The hexagram is used in magic, witchcraft, occultism and the casting of zodiacal horoscopes internationally and by all races." "It was considered to possess mysterious powers." says A Concise Cyclopaedia of Freemasonry.

It is used as a "stand-by for MAGICIANS AND ALCHEMISTS. The SORCERERS believed it represented the footprint of a special kind of DEMON called a trud and used it in ceremonies both to CALL UP DEMONS and to keep them away."

Former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, reminds us: "To the sorcerer, the hexagram is a powerful tool to invoke Satan..." A HEXAGRAM MUST BE PRESENT TO CALL A DEMON FORTH. In fact the word "HEX" comes from this emblem.

Another meaning associated with the hexagram has to do with the sexual union and reproduction. The triangle pointing downward "is a female symbol corresponding to the yoni" and the "upward-pointing triangle is the male, the lingam....." When the two triangles are interlaced "it represents the union of the active and passive forces in nature: it represents the male and female elements."

In the Gods of India we find:

"The two complementary principles, the linga and the yoni, are graphically represented by the fiery triangle and the upward apex and the watery triangle with downward apex. When the triangles penetrate one another to form the hexagon, this is taken to show the state of manifestation. When they part, the universe dissolves."

The linga (or lingam) and the yoni are the male and female sexual parts.

A former witch reveals: "When the male triangle penetrates the female triangle it produces the six pointed crest of Solomon or hexagram, the most wicked symbol in witchcraft."

The hexagram was also used for communication with the dead as E. A. Wallis Budge states: "Those who believed in the physical significance of the Hexagram taught that communication between the living and the dead was possilbe, and adopted the dogma of REINCARNATION."

So, as you can see, the original meaning of the hexagram has nothing to do with David or Christianity.

Let us not keep entertaining pagan symbols and christianise them. Rather keep clean the house that God provided you with, and make no compromises.


Okay, as for when I'll do another post like this, it will happen soon. I actually enjoy writing about symbols, so if you want to know about some more, drop a comment.

Until next time! (Whenever that is.)

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