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Post by DeavonReye on Mon Oct 05, 2009 2:54 pm

I don't really have any specific religion, at the moment, but I have come to really like the design of the typical pentacle. I was at the local "new age" bookstore with my brother (he and his wife are witches) and I saw a very nice looking pentacle, about the size of a half dollar and made out of copper. Very nice looking. My brother insisted on cleansing it, so he did. Anyway, I probably won't be wearing it, but I have it hanging in my apartment now.


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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:20 pm

I didn't see the option to edit my first post. . . . .so I could spell "pentacle" right.
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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:38 pm

Got it. Wink

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Mon Oct 05, 2009 4:42 pm

IMO, symbols carry much energy. Sacred geometry is interesting.

http://www.crystalinks.com/sg.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sacred_geometry

Some days I feel very much one energy, some days very much another.

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Post by DeavonReye on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:01 pm

Thank you so much for fixing my post, and for the links!
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Post by Davelaw on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:04 pm

I've lately become fascinated by the irregular enneagram

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/97/Enneagram.svg/300px-Enneagram.svg.png

though not for personality analysis as much as for focus and meditation like the Sufi's use it for
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Post by DeavonReye on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:19 pm

Hey Dave, when I saw that symbol, what came to my mind was something rather native american. Looks interesting.

One thing I noticed about the links that TED offered, it talks about the "golden spiral" and shows a shell. I have a petrified shell that hangs from my car mirror. Geometry really CAN be fun!
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Mon Oct 05, 2009 5:40 pm

I never liked geomemtry in school and as such, never got into the esoteric practices of sacred geometry. I do know that for many powerful energy workers the study of sacred geometry multiplies their practice.

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:47 am

I think that, for me, it is less about the sacred geometry and more about just the way it looks. Having said that, I DID let my brother cleans it. He wanted to do so because, being hand made, [as he said] you never know what energy was placed on it while being made. I don't understand all of that, but let him do so anyway. I plan on taking a picture of it soon and making it my avatar so you all can see it.
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Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Oct 07, 2009 1:55 pm

Well, Deavon... You might be surprised to realize that you generally 'like the way something (or someone) looks' because of the energy going back and forth between you and it. How 'bout those apples! Cleansing is a lot like soap & washing... maybe it needs it maybe it doesn't, but it never hurts.

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:00 pm

I see what you're saying. They [pentacles] do "speak to me".

What other symbols "speak to" you all?
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Post by sacrificialgoddess on Wed Oct 07, 2009 2:21 pm

The pentacle was at one time a Christian symbols. Symbols are just that, symbols. They mean to you what they mean to you. They may have generally accepted affiliations, but that doesn't mean that is all they are.

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:32 pm

I heard that once before (about being a christian symbol). Do you know what it meant?
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Post by Davelaw on Wed Oct 07, 2009 5:55 pm

DeavonReye wrote:I heard that once before (about being a christian symbol). Do you know what it meant?

original Star of David

5 senses

5 wounds of Christ
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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by MaineCaptain on Wed Oct 07, 2009 6:57 pm

Davelaw wrote:
DeavonReye wrote:I heard that once before (about being a christian symbol). Do you know what it meant?

original Star of David

5 senses

5 wounds of Christ

Tell that to bill o'reilly of faux news, he call the pentacle the symbol of the devil.

Anyone with some sense to research knows better.


P.s. Thank you Dave

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by Sakhaiva on Wed Oct 07, 2009 7:34 pm

LOL MC Smile

Symbols are a fun subject to study.. and like everyone has been saying already, it's neat to see how the meanings evolve with the times.

DeavonReye, right now I think my symbol is a bottle of wine and a slab of brie cheese. Either that or a squiggle.

Hey, anyone else remember the cartoon 'The Dot and the Line"? To me, it seems to fit with our conversation Smile (I hope I'm not a squiggle btw)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmSbdvzbOzY
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Post by MaineCaptain on Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:46 pm

Thank you for the link Sakhaiva, That was fun. That poor little dot being all bounced around LOL

Symbols are fun to research, and then in the final chapter they mean what they feel like they mean to the viewer or wearer.

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by Gorm_Sionnach on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:12 pm

The spiral triskele/ Triple spiral, is the symbol which CR's have adopted as "theirs". Originally found on numerous archeological sites, and reproduced in countless artworks. CR's recognize it as representative of the "three realms": Land, Sea and Sky.


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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by TigersEyeDowsing on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:50 pm

A good choice. My personal favorite symbol is the Triquetra, with the circle,



Another is the Cross of Brigid, also Deavon's current avatar.



That one's handmade.

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Thu Oct 08, 2009 12:16 pm

I like the triquetra with the circle as well. Of course, it may be because it was used on Charmed. And they chose quite attractive actors for that show.
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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by WarriorPrincessDanu on Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:01 pm

Just a side note:

In the Judeo-Christian tradition, the pentacle was also the "Star of Solomon" and was also used to represent the name of God.

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Post by MaineCaptain on Sat Oct 10, 2009 2:40 pm

It is interesting how we are making most of the Pagan symbols Christian, but of course many of them pre-date Christianity and it co-oped them, so all symbols have probably been utilized by many faiths at different times in history.

Symbols aid in focusing, and do have power. Smile

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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by Sakhaiva on Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:04 pm

Back to the Pentacle, actually moving on to the Pentagram, we cannot leave out Pythagoras, who called it the "Pentalpha."

oh man, I feel another cartoon coming on:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT_Bxgah9zc&feature=related

(Donald in Mathmagic Land from June 26, 1959 - it features the wonderful 5 pointed star, at about 5:15)

I think this is the whole thing, or at least the start http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_ssR7M5Px0&feature=related our star comes in at 7:15



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Re: Not "a witch/wiccan" but bought a pentacle

Post by DeavonReye on Tue Oct 13, 2009 12:25 pm

I don't recall seeing that one (the link) as a kid. How did I miss that? Good info, though. I thought there was something special about the pentacle.
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Post by MaineCaptain on Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:13 pm

It is a very magical symbol


Thank you Sak for the cartoons

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