The pentagram is probably the most misunderstood symbol in use today. And it is EVERYWHERE. You can hardly leave your home without seeing it.
What does 8 - 2 mean and how does it relate to the pentagram? Why is the apple a symbol of hidden knowledge?
The most common and quite incorrect belief regarding the pentagram is that it is evil, or is related to Satan. This was a popularized notion both in
some 19th century literature and later resurrected with the Satanic "scare" of the 1980's in America (If you are old enough you remember). However,
the symbol was merely co-opted, and poorly so, in order to wage a religious war against the re-emergence of pagan belief systems in western culture.
The second lie is that the symbol is different if "right side up" or "upside down". You will see later in this post how this cannot be so, but for
now I will just say that such a claim suffers from a problem of orientation, for it is not an up / down symbol but a generally circular one, which has
no up or down.
At this point I must caution that some of my sources have their own misconstrued ideas regarding the pentagram, but they are referenced more for the
historical use of the symbol. e.g., the pentagram once represented the five wounds of Christ on the cross, but this was not the original meaning nor
would it stick, obviously. The origins of the pentagram are lost in history, but the symbol is most certainly a potent one - and one that has been
with us since the beginnings of civilization. The oldest depiction of the pentagram was found on pottery created by the Sumerians, and discovered by
The earliest known use of the pentagram can be found around 3500 BC at Ur of the Chaldees in Ancient Mesopotamia. It was found here on fragments
of broken pottery with some of the earliest findings of written language.
It was the nineteenth century Occultist, Eliphas Levi who is falsely credited for first differentiated between the good and evil aspects of the
five-pointed star or pentagram.
(though in other references, he is credited with it)
The point is that Levi was the center point of the modern mythos of the pentagram having an orientation and applying a positive / negative aspect to
it. Misunderstood, Levi was combining two symbols for his own practice, that of the pentagram and that of the yin/yang, thereby imbuing the pentagram
with polarity. Later this polarity was incorrectly construed as the good / evil paradigm.
The Pentagram is all around you. Just look!
The pentagram is the central symbol of many flags, including the Texas flag, the American Flag and the Chilean flag (amongst others). The natural
response of most individuals is that they are “just stars”. Really? What do you think the blue behind the “stars” represents? Why do they
use five pointed stars? Why not 4 or 6? The clue is what the blue represents.
Sky. Blue sky. Aka, the heavens. That’s your clue.
Where else is the symbol found? Masonic lodges. Pentagrams are often affixed to the outside of masonic lodges. What do Masonic lodges hide? They
hide knowledge, hidden knowledge. What does the apple represent in the story of Adam and Eve? Hidden knowledge. It was the fruits of the tree of
the knowledge of good and evil (in subsequent mythology). It’s not the good and evil that is the most important part of that statement though,
it’s the knowledge that was hidden from man.
The pentagram is all over the Texas Capital, and all over Texas for that matter. You can’t go anywhere without seeing them – on bridge supports,
as symbols over walkways and embedded in concrete walkways. They are everywhere. They are also found within the U.S. Senate Chamber, in the
architectural layout of DC with the capital building at the point. The pentagon is type of pentagram. They are on American military aircraft.
Why are they used so extensively? The answer is in the symbol itself.
The pentagram represents the secret knowledge of the heavens.
Why was the apple often portrayed as the forbidden fruit. Grab an apple cut it in half across it instead of the "normal" way. This is what you get.
A pentagram. The apple was used to portray secret knowledge because it was secretly used as a place holder for the pentagram.
And now to what the pentagram actually represents and why it has been used to denote hidden knowledge, particularly that of the heavens. The ancients
had knowledge of the heavens, which they should not have had, and the pentagram is the depiction of this forbidden knowledge.
The pentagram is the representation of the correlation of orbits between Earth and Venus. (watch below). This orbital pattern occurs in 8 years less
2 days (earth time).
And now you know what pentagrams actually represent. They are a pictograph of an orbital pattern that should have not been known to the ancients, but
somehow was. And now, tptb put pentagrams everywhere. They are insinuating that they have some hidden knowledge of the heavens. That is what they
are saying! The only remaining question is what knowledge of the heavens are they holding from us?
Hope you have found this thread both informative and entertaining!
edit on 20-12-2010 by pirhanna because: (no reason given)