posted on Jan, 18 2013 @ 10:14 AM
Originally posted by swan001
reply to post by Resonant
The circle reminds me of the protection circle you draw onto the ground in Occultism, though. And isn't the torch one of the Illuminati's symbols?
But I like the 8-pointed star.
The torch and it's common meaning is "hope and enlightenment," however there certainly are a lot of Illuminati/Occult/Masonic traditions that
borrow it. I personally like the idea behind it, but you're right, it would definitely draw comparison.
The circle is similar to a "protection circle" or "magic circle," but it's been used for thousands of years by a lot of different traditions for
a lot of different things. Really though, in this case it would sort of mean a protection circle, or the idea that those "inside" are safe.
The 8-point star I'm sure has some tie to Occultism somewhere, but really, so does every sort of star. I use it because the 8-point star represents a
compass, a guide, and a star in itself represents light and hope.
Someone could point at any symbol and make a comparison to something that it really doesn't represent. The fact is, a symbol means whatever we choose
it to mean. There are certainly those that carry more definition than that of others (the Masonic Square and Compass, for instance). My motivations,
however, were completely with good intention.