Symbols of Witchcraft and Paganism
The Pentagram is the Sacred Symbol of The Witch
Frequently confused symbols:
Pentagram - The Pentacle - Inverted Pentagram - Sigil of Baphomet
There are many symbols for many purposes, healing, protection, curse, luck, life love. We will take a look at many of these symbols including the Eye of Horus and the All-Seeing eye in greater detail.
A pentagram is a five pointed star and represent the 5 Elements, Wind, Water, Earth, Fire, and Spirit. It is one of the most powerful and ancient symbols in human history. The earliest images of pentagrams have been found scratched into stone age caves, on the walls of Neolithic caves, in Babylonian drawings, it is found in almost every ancient culture and in all four corners of the world. The Pentagram is believed to be from the star shaped pattern formed by the the planet Venus in its journey through the sky as watched by ancient astronomers.
The Pentagram has a long and complex history as a religious symbol. It is one of the most powerful symbols in human history.
The Pentagram appears in many ancient writings including the Hebrew scriptures which are abundant with references to the pentagram. To the Greeks and Babylonians where it was used greatly, the Pentagram stood for magical energies. The Greeks thought it had magical properties and called it the Pentalpha. The five-point star has also been known as the star of Isis
The pentagram was used extensively in Greece and Babylonia. To the Greeks and Babylonians, the pentagram stood for magical energies and associations. Greeks who thought it had magical properties called it the pentalpha. Found scrawled in caves of ancient Babylonia, the five pointed star was believed to be copied from the star shaped pattern formed by the the planet Venus in its journey through the sky.
A pentagram enclosed within a circle becomes a pentacle, although pentacles do not always contain pentagrams. It has been known under many different names including "The Druid's Root", "The Witches Star" & "The Pentalpha."
The pentacle is also knows as the "Endless Knot" as it should always be always drawn in one continuous line
A pentacle is considered an amulet that is used for magical invocations, rituals, and spells. The pentacle is meant to be a symbol with which the spirit draws upon for added strength and energies for these spells and rituals. It is said a pentacle crafted from silver binds the energy of the Moon and gold it binds the energy of the Sun.
Inverted Pentagram within a circle becomes an inverted Pentacle
This is NOT the Satanist symbol. The Sigil of Baphomet is actually the official symbol of the Church of Satan.
Sigil of Baphomet
The inverted pentacle with a goat's head is called the Sigil of Baphomet which is an inverted Pentagram to which a Goat Head with human male features is placed in the middle. This is then encased in circle as in a Pentacle.
Endless Knot (Do not confuse with the Celtic Knot)
The endless knot or the eternal knot as it is also known, is very symbolic image. Commonly used in Tibetan Buddhist art, is a closed, graphic ornament composed of right-angled, intertwined lines knot overlapping without beginning or end. Other names for it include the Tibetan Knot, the Lucky Diagram, the Knot of Eternity, and the Mystic Dragon and is one of the most favorite symbols in Tibetan Buddhism. It is also a powerful symbol in places influenced by Tibetan Buddhism such as Tibet, Tuva, Kalmykia, Mongolia, and Buryatia and other parts of the Himalayas.
All Seeing Eye
Generally considered as a symbol of the watchful and protective power of the Supreme Being, the all-seeing eye of God or the Eye of Providence is a symbol showing an eye which is surrounded by rays of light and usually enclosed by a triangle.
It is found in many eras and cultures and the popular interpretation is it's representation that the eye is of God or another Entity that is considered in a solar or heavenly context, is watching over all of humankind.
Udjat - Eye of Horus
The Udjat, or Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol, is traditionally considered a symbol of power with many meanings on many different levels, is a very powerful symbol. Its deepest meaning concerns the inner level of man’s consciousness, or Soul, and the intimate relationship of that consciousness to the world which is observed. It is believed to have a protective aura and healing powers but is also associated with rebirth.
It was a popular funerary amulet to give protection in the next world - one was found on the mummy of Tutankhamun.
It is one of the most potent symbols used in the working of the powers of darkness. Mainly used to work dark magic.
The hexagram is thought to be the most evil and most powerful of all symbols in witchcraft and the occult, it consists of 6 sides, 6 points and 6 smaller triangles, thus 666.
The hexagram is considered to be Satan's most powerful symbol. The hexagram is used mainly in witchcraft to conjure demons to the world making them appear in this dimension to do the bidding of the witch.
According to former Satanist, Bill Schnoebelen, “a hexagram must be present to call forth a demon” and ” it is a very powerful tool to invoke Satan”. In fact the word hex, as “to put a hex on someone” derives from the word hexagram.
Other General Pagan Symbols