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Pentagram, Endless Node and Meaning of Number 5

The pentagram, one of the favorite symbols of magicians, occultists or mystics, is the symbol of the five-pointed star, pointing upward and drawn through an unbroken line. They were deeply attributed to meanings and names such as The Star of Life, Pentalpha, The Druid's Root, The Witch's Foot, The Witch's Cross, The Witch's Star, The Endless Node, and for some they are also called Satan's Star and The Cross of the Goblin, is drawn or carried with the top down.

In general, the pentagram represents the four elements of earth, fire, water, air - in which the fifth is added, the soul. The joining of these five elements gives rise to light and order in the Universe.

The geometry of the pentagram, the significance of the fifth number and its metaphysical aspects were examined by the Pitagora followers (586-506 BC), who considered it a form of perfection. It was seen as the sacred union between masculine and feminine, between man and woman, because it is the sum of the first number of the hair and the first odd number (except for 1), and on the other hand it is the middle of the first nine numbers, from which they are composed everything else. As they said, it is a sign of union, a nuptial number. It is also a number of the center, of harmony and of balance, the union of the heavenly principle (3) with the earthly principle (2). The number five symbolizes the manifestation of a man at the end of his biological and spiritual evolution.

Saint Hildegarde of Bingen (1098-1179) developed a whole theory of the five-figure as the symbol of man. The man is divided, from the top of his head to his feet, in five equal parts and width, with his arms extended, from one end of one hand to the other, in five equal parts. Taking into account these five measures equal in length and five measures equal in width, a man can be enrolled in a perfect square. Thus, five squares in length and five squares in width form a cross in a square, the chest being the crossing point of the cross arms. At the same time, the fact that a man is inscribed in a pentagram whose center is human sex, figure five became the symbol of the man. If a man is with his arms and legs stretched, and his center is sex, then his upper part is equal to the lower one. Thus, around it can be drawn a circumference whose rays are the two halves of the body.

Later, Cornelius Agrippa (1486-1535), in addition to the clearly expressed geometric and mathematical proportions, adds the seven planets that govern the body parts: on the outer circle, Mars is the governor of the head, Venus is the right hand, Mercury governs the right foot, Saturn left foot and Jupiter left hand. Inside, the Sun holds the chest (exactly the place later designated as the solar plexus), and the Moon, the master of procreation, the genitals.

The drawing of Agrippa has entered into a large circle in the circles of passionate mystics and esotericism, from magicians and Rosicrucians to last-century occultists such as Papus and Eliphas Levi. Pentagram is the emblem of the microcosm and of the androgen, and the geometric design and the infinite node structure have been appreciated and symbolically embedded in the 72-degree compass angle - the emblem of the virtues and obligations of Free masonry.

Eliphas Levi used the inverted pentagram with a tap head and put it beside the microcosmic man. This illustration led to the concept of pentagram orientation as "bad" or "good".

The concept of "man in a microcosmic world as a parallel to the macrocosm" has become part of the traditional Western occult teaching method, as it has been part of oriental philosophy for some time. "How is it above, so it's underneath."

In the early 1940s, Gerald Gardner adopted the reversed pentagram as a seal for the second inauguration of the new movement, neo-pagan rituals, better known as Wicca. The pentagram pointing up was intended for the third inauguration ceremony. Moreover, the Pentagram was engraved on the pentacle of the altar, the corners symbolizing the three aspects of the Goddess and the other symbolizing the two aspects of a God in a special form of Gardner's Pentacle. Gardner wrote several books that encouraged the Wicca movement, and in the late 1960s, people began to wear the pentagram as the amulet.

The upright pentagram symbolizes the man who is focused on the mind and the spiritual ascension. Open (that is, when not incited) means that the person wearing it is open to anyone, ready to give and receive, but at the same time open to conflicts or other negative activities. When enrolled in a circle, it protects, closes and secures. The circle, touching the five elements and ending them endlessly, shows the infinite connection they create, bringing us harmony. The corner that is pointing down to the ground means that the individual thinks here and now, to the material plan, not to the spiritual plan.

The Pentagram has a powerful protective role, opens the connection with the Universe, harmonizes the energies of the five elements and removes the negative energies, so it is good to be worn, drawn on paper or in thought, placed in the house, in the office or in the car ... anytime we need!

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