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Marc2x
Nov 1st 2008, 03:49 AM
I see sataic signs that has 666,hand sign,pentagram thingy,Upside down star with a circle and a lot more things.But I was wondering if they were biblical?Were they created by Man?If its not in the bible were did it come from?

Literalist-Luke
Nov 1st 2008, 03:56 AM
I see sataic signs that has 666,hand sign,pentagram thingy,Upside down star with a circle and a lot more things.But I was wondering if they were biblical?Were they created by Man?If its not in the bible were did it come from?I don't know what their origin is, but I do know they are nowhere to be found or mentioned in the Bible.

You could probably do a Google search and get more information than you could ever ask for or want.

diffangle
Nov 1st 2008, 04:11 AM
Amo 5:26 (http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Amo&c=5&v=26&t=KJV#26)But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.

Act 7:43 (http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Act&c=7&v=43&t=KJV#43)Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away beyond Babylon.

Bethany67
Nov 1st 2008, 10:34 AM
The pentagram (5-point star with one point upwards) originated in Mesopotamia and is found in writings around 3000BC. In Sumeria, it served as a pictogram to represent the word for corner, pitfall, small room. In Babylonia, it came to be associated with astrology and certain of the planets and deities.

The Pythagorean Greeks used it upside-down in geometry and associated it with mathematical perfection, as the Pentemychos or 'five chambers.' It represented the progress from primordial chaos to cosmic order, so it had a mystical 'active' connotation to them; the downwards point represented Tartaros, the 'prison house of Zeus.'

By medieval times classicists had associated it with the 5 elements: earth, air, fire, water, spirit. With one point upwards it represented spirit controlling matter, pointing to 'Heaven' as the source of wisdom, but reversed it represented base matter triumphing over spirit.

Medieval Christians saw it one point upwards as representing the 5 wounds of Jesus.

In alchemy, the triangles representing fire and water are superimposed to make a 6-pointed star, a hexagram, representing the combination of opposites and the transmutation of one thing into another. Since the Middle Ages it has been the symbolism of Judaism. There are various theories on how it represents the name David.

The hand sign with an eye in the middle is the hamsa, or Hand of Fatima, used in amulets and necklaces to protect against the 'evil eye.' It's widespread in the Middle East. It may originally have come from the Phoenicians, who intermingled culturally with the Greeks.

diffangle
Nov 1st 2008, 02:03 PM
In alchemy, the triangles representing fire and water are superimposed to make a 6-pointed star, a hexagram, representing the combination of opposites and the transmutation of one thing into another. Since the Middle Ages it has been the symbolism of Judaism. There are various theories on how it represents the name David.


Hello Bethany,

I've read that the star of David/shield of Solomon originated as a arabic magic star, with one of the triangles representing the male(moloch) anatomy and the other triangle representing the female(chiun/astaroth). I've also read that witches consider it to be one of their most powerful symbols... do you know if that is correct? The Hindus and/or Buddhists use it with the saying "as is above--- so is below".

Bethany67
Nov 1st 2008, 02:11 PM
We never used the Star of David at all; it was the pentagram for us. 'As above so below' is Western occultism (originally Egyptian, I think), so I wouldn't think it'd have much to do with Hinduism or Buddhism.

diffangle
Nov 1st 2008, 02:38 PM
Here's the wiki entry I just read on it... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexagram



The hexagram is a mandala (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandala) symbol called satkona yantra or sadkona yantra found on ancient South Indian (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India) Hindu (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu) temples built thousands of years ago

Bethany67
Nov 1st 2008, 02:55 PM
Interesting - thanks. I'm no expert on Western occultism, but in my experience it doesn't feature in British Wicca unless it's a particular tradition with a bleedthrough of ritual magick.

Marc2x
Nov 2nd 2008, 03:17 AM
The pentagram (5-point star with one point upwards) originated in Mesopotamia and is found in writings around 3000BC. In Sumeria, it served as a pictogram to represent the word for corner, pitfall, small room. In Babylonia, it came to be associated with astrology and certain of the planets and deities.

The Pythagorean Greeks used it upside-down in geometry and associated it with mathematical perfection, as the Pentemychos or 'five chambers.' It represented the progress from primordial chaos to cosmic order, so it had a mystical 'active' connotation to them; the downwards point represented Tartaros, the 'prison house of Zeus.'

By medieval times classicists had associated it with the 5 elements: earth, air, fire, water, spirit. With one point upwards it represented spirit controlling matter, pointing to 'Heaven' as the source of wisdom, but reversed it represented base matter triumphing over spirit.

Medieval Christians saw it one point upwards as representing the 5 wounds of Jesus.

In alchemy, the triangles representing fire and water are superimposed to make a 6-pointed star, a hexagram, representing the combination of opposites and the transmutation of one thing into another. Since the Middle Ages it has been the symbolism of Judaism. There are various theories on how it represents the name David.

The hand sign with an eye in the middle is the hamsa, or Hand of Fatima, used in amulets and necklaces to protect against the 'evil eye.' It's widespread in the Middle East. It may originally have come from the Phoenicians, who intermingled culturally with the Greeks.


Thanks for the info!

Biastai
Nov 2nd 2008, 03:26 AM
As for 666, I wonder if the number 36 has any significance. Adding all numbers from 1 through 36 gives you 666 (the numbers on the roulette table). I overheard a Atlantic city dealer saying that to his trainee. It honestly freaked me out. I'm not superstitious by nature, but we vowed never to set foot in a casino ever again. The casinos are places totally devoid of wisdom. Harmful habits multiply in frequent gamblers i.e. drinking, smoking, wastefulness, the list goes on and on. Families are torn apart when a member is snared by the temptations of gambling.