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I have a pentagram at my apartment door. I guess I should get a picture of it, it's basically a "christmas ornament". *laughs*

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Justbec, actually around northern KY - Greater Cincy area the inverted pentagram is looked at as a Satanic symbol it is equated to an upside down cross.

That is the hard thing with symbols they can change so much by region.

I have a more Celtic styled pentagram on my left upper arm.

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Which gets me some glares and people crossing the street to escape me when I sleveless top.

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Queeny nice shirt.


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Ah the pentagram! A much misunderstood and maligned symbol!

Did you know that Christians once used the pentagram to symbolize the five holy wounds of Jesus?

In the mid 1800s, Eliphas Levi was the first to proclaim that the inverted pentagram represented evil. When looked at as a symbol of the elements, the (normally) top point is frequently said to be the spirit. So the right-side-up pentagram shows the spirit "over" matter. But when inverted, worldly goods and pleasures are put "above" the spirit. That's why it is "evil".

I think more neopagans now see the inverted pentagram as just a different usage of the symbol - for banishing for example. I see nothing evil about it...it is just a symbol and therefore a representation of what I think after all!

The pentagram, both upright and inverted, is frequently seen in Freemasonry as well as Mormon temples.

So not only can a name, a word, make one statement to someone and a completely different one to someone else, but so can a symbol!
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I like the one you have on your arm. emoticon I tried to explain to the girl that it was not part of Devil worshiping but gave up. Some believe will believe what they want.

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Thank you Playful....BTW...I love the Tattoo! emoticon

BECKY...Love the Pentagram...son is a fire, he has the "RED" stone version of that one.


I, personally want to get a Pentagram, and will eventually get one, WHEN I think I deserve one. In other words, when I believe I've learned enough to honor my Pentagram..

I am however, not without my symbols.

Forgive my photo quality..took these sitting next to my computer on my very white little table and on some you can see my computer cable! emoticon

My Celtic TRIQUETRA, The Triple Goddess "Protection and Healing"...or the one the Christians use as the Holy Trinity.

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My Celtic Circle of Brighid for "Creativity and Self Confidence" and this is the one that son, under the full moon, using pure rainwater and certain rituals added a protection charms too.

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My SUN/MOON necklace....have a silversmith lady here in town who loves this design and wants to make earrings for me...she's working on them now...

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And of course my Animal Totem...I'd like you all to meet......Jade Star. She told me her name...I did not name her.

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And TM I think it's absolutely hilarious how many Wicca/Pagan symbols, celebrations, rituals, etc...have been adapted by and used....by the very same people who condemn the original now... emoticon

Ya know what I'd LOVE????
A paper or something that shows, side by side....our symbols, celebrations etc... the closest dates to when they were first used and all the different 'other' religions using them and adapting them.
Also........an Old Testament/New testament comparison on things that were changed...IE, when the Christians changed celebrating the birth of Jesus, to coincide with our YULE celebration.....
I'd love to have a short, concise....document to give to those who "NEED" a quick......attitude adjustment, as it were. emoticon


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I LOVE all the pentagrams and symbols you all have.
I have 2 Pentagram necklaces, one is very Celtic in design, and is solid sterling silver. The other is just a simple sterling pentagram with an amethyst in the center, on a leather thong. The Celtic one is my favorite, and I think there is a photo of it somewhere in the Photo Album forum here. I'll have to go hunting.

I also have a Witch's Ladder, which is the equivelant to a rosary, but for Pagan/Wiccan people, and it can be worn as a necklace. I think a photo of it is also posted here somwhere.
When I had to have a rib removed, the Witch's Ladder went with me to the hospital. DH kept it for me during the surgery, but as soon as I was in my room, he laid it on the bed next to me. I used it A LOT during that time after the surgery, and it helped so very much. I needed very little pain medication. I think in the 6 days I was in the hospital, I hit the pain pump 2-3 times....and never had to ask for any oral pain meds. This was a gift from a member of the other board...we did secret Santa, and it was one of the things she sent. I keep it close by. It's one of my most prized and treasured posessions.

I have all sorts of things here that are of my path. I have a beautiful Goddess statue..she's solid white, and on one side she has the Tree of Life, and on the other, she has a Spiral. I also have a Goddess candleabrum made of metal..holds either tea lights or votives in glass cups (3), I have my totem animals everywhere! Dragons and Wolves.

I need to just gather it all up and take some photos.....here are the ones I have on Photobucket...

This is my Goddess candleabrum
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My Celtic Pentagram
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The Witch's Ladder
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Not sure how well you can see it, but the white Goddess statue is on top of my Witch's Cabinet.
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Wow those are all great!

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There are many times when it's appropriate to have an inverted Pentagram, like Texas said....for banishing, but also for some protections.


Just some quick reading....

http://www.llewellyn.com/blog/2010/06/is-the-inverted-pentagram-evil-or-satanic/

http://freemasonry.bcy.ca/anti-masonry/pentagram.html

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OH....love that "Goddess statue" Saijen! She is gorgeous....and your Pentagram is very lovely....I go for the Celtic flair in things too.
I'm happy for you that your friend sent you that "Witches ladder" sounds like it has come in handy... emoticon

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