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# the pentagram doesn't make sense to me.

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posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 02:14 PM
Pentagram - Symbol used in Witchcraft. Represents the elements, earth, wind, fire and water with the spirit surrounding them.

Aren't the elements the five individual parts of the star (not including the middle)?

Well if that is the case, one of the parts doesn't have an element, since there is only four elements but five spaces.

Someone care to explain this to me?

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 02:24 PM
The pentagram is a sort of phi calculation.

Edit: Here are some more links:

mathworld.wolfram.com...
www.summum.us...

[edit on 24-11-2004 by TheBandit795]

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 02:25 PM
Try this site. Seems to explain Pi and the elements. It says the pentagram stands for the 4 elements and Spirit.

Pentagram

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 07:15 PM
yes spirit is the 5th element.

posted on Nov, 24 2004 @ 07:21 PM
The Fifth Element (not to be confused with the movie, although it is a good example), is spirit / man.

With the star pointed up, it is "good"... man is in control of the elements.

When the star is pointed down, it is "bad"... man has no control, the elements govern him.

posted on Nov, 25 2004 @ 03:04 AM
actually the point down bad thing as i recall came about from association with
CoS. there are at least 2 wiccian schools that i know of where the point down
is simply a symbol used for a 2nd year student. 1st yr point up,2nd yr point down, 3rd yr is a triangle.

and just to clarify, christianity used it for many years, it was also almost
selected for the olympic emblem, but at the last the 5 rings were selected
as being more repersentative of the openness of the games than 5 stars were.

[edit on 25-11-2004 by stalkingwolf]

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