Mark of the Beast 9 – Pentagram

The pentagram is another symbol that portrays the mark of the beast.   It is another symbol that is used in reference to Messiah but in reality is a counterfeit that points to the antichrist, the ‘god-man’ and the counterfeit kingdom of heaven known as the Golden Age of Saturn.

The very word in Greek has the numerical equivalent of 666.

π – 80
ε – 5
ν – 50
τ – 300
α – 1
κ – 20
ι – 10
ς – 200

2Co 11:24  Five times I received forty stripes minus one from the Jews.

Receiving 40 stripes minus one traces back to Deuteronomy

Deu 25:2  then it shall be, if the wrongdoer is a son of stripes, the judge shall cause him to fall down. And one shall strike him before his face, enough for his wickedness, by number.
Deu 25:3  He may give him forty stripes; he shall not add more, lest, if he should exceed and beat him above these with many stripes, then your brother would be dishonored before your eyes.

It is by the stripes of Messiah that we are healed

1Pe 2:24  who “Himself carried up in His body our sins” onto the tree; that dying to sins, we might live to righteousness, of whom “by His wound you were healed.”

Paul spoke of bearing in his body the marks/brands of Yahshua.

Gal 6:17  For the rest, let no one give troubles to me, for I bear in my body the brands of the Lord Jesus.

The word ‘brands’ here is from the Greek:

G4742
στίγμα
stigma
Thayer Definition:
1) a mark pricked in or branded upon the body. To ancient oriental usage, slaves and soldiers bore the name or the stamp of their master or commander branded or pricked (cut) into their bodies to indicate what master or general they belonged to, and there were even some devotee’s who stamped themselves in this way with the token of their gods
Part of Speech: noun neuter
A Related Word by Thayer’s/Strong’s Number: from a primary stizo (to “stick”, i.e. prick)

Isa 53:5  But He was wounded for our transgressions; He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His wounds (KJV stripes) we ourselves are healed.

Here it is seen that the pentagram links back to the cross {which is another symbol of the mark of the beastclick here}as Paul ‘bore the brands/marks’ of Messiah which included receiving striped 5 times (pentakis).  It is through the stripes of Messiah that we are healed, and as will be seen below in more detail, the pentagram is associated with healing.  The caduceus is also a symbol used in the mysteries for healing.  Again the link between the pentagram and the cross is seen.  This theme will be seen over and over again throughout this study.

The cross symbol is a mark of the beast and is discussed in detail in another studyclick here , for brevity sake, here is the foundation of that study.

The word mark comes from the Hebrew word Tav

Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark (tavah) a mark (tav) on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

The above verse is speaking of the mark of YHWH which is put on the righteous.  The mark of the beast is a direct counterfeit of this markclick here.

The Hebrew letter tav is a picture of two crossed sticks:

It’s meaning is covenant.  The mark of YHWH is His covenant which is His Word (Isaiah 42:6; 49:8; Zechariah 9:11; Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:28).  The mark of the beast is a counterfeit, the covenant with death (Isaiah 28:15).

1Co 1:18  For the Word of the cross is foolishness to those being lost, but to us being saved, it is the power of God.

Believers look to the Word of the cross.  The Word of the covenant.  Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of Elohim (Romans 10:17).  Not by vision, not of images & symbols (2 Corinthians 5:7).

Pentagram – 5 – Hand

The word for 5 in Hebrew means the hand:

‘Chamesh’ is used to translate multiple terms in Hebrew.  It is used for the number five/fifty, the hand, to be armed and the side of the body (fifth rib).

The ‘fifth rib’

H2570
חמשׁ
chômesh

This word is used in the following verses:

fifth, 4
2Sa_2:23, 2Sa_3:27, 2Sa_4:6, 2Sa_20:10

Messiah was wounded in the side (‘the fifth rib’).

Joh 19:34  But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a lance, and at once blood and water came out.

Again the connection between the number 5 & the crucifixion.

Adam’s bride came forth from his rib/side (Genesis 2:22) which is a picture of Messiah’s bride ‘coming forth’ when He offered Himself as an atonement to bring us back to Him.  Interestingly, the year of Jubilee, which occurs every 50 (chamashim) years (Leviticus 25:10-13) began on the Day of Atonementclick here.  The great trumpet (Isaiah 27:13) will be blown and those resurrected in the 1st resurrection will receive their inheritance in the land.  The pentagram represents the false ‘resurrection’ and the false inheritance which is the kingdom of the beast.

On a deeper level, the shofar is associated with the Fibonacci pattern of which the pentagram displays mathematically.  More on this below.

Chamesh = armed

Exo 13:18  But God made the people turn toward the way of the wilderness, to the Sea of Reeds. And the sons of Israel went up armed from the land of Egypt.

Yisrael is the army/hosts of YHWH.  Scripture describes the angels (Daniel 4:35) as His hosts as well as the stars (Deuteronomy 4:19).  Not surprisingly, both angels (Revelation 1:20) and Yisrael (Genesis 15:5) are described as stars.  Here we see that the pentagram ‘star’ is used then as a counterfeit of the body of Messiah.  This is connected to Lucifer’s 5 ‘I wills’ and his claim to be like the Most High in Isaiah 14.

Messiah & His body

Joseph’s dream links the heavenly bodies to Yisrael

Gen 37:9  And he dreamed still another dream, and told it to his brothers. And he said, Behold, I have dreamed another dream: And, behold, the sun and the moon and the eleven stars were bowing themselves to me.
Gen 37:10  And he told it to his father, and to his brothers. And his father rebuked him, and said to him, What is this dream which you have dreamed? Shall we indeed come to bow ourselves to the earth to you, I, your mother, and your brothers?

Stars & Yisrael

Gen 15:5  And He brought him outside and said, Look now at the heavens and count the stars, if you are able to count them. And He said to him, So shall your seed be.

Gen 15:6  And he believed in YHWH. And He counted it to him for righteousness.
Gen 22:16  And He said, I have sworn by Myself, declares YHWH, that on account of this thing you have done, and have not withheld your son, your only son,
Gen 22:17  that blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens, and as the sand which is on the shore of the sea. And your Seed shall possess the gate of His enemies.
Gen 22:18  And in your Seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed because you have obeyed My voice.
Gen 26:4  And I will increase your seed like the stars of the heavens, and I will give to your seed all these lands. And all the nations of the earth shall bless themselves in your Seed,

Deu 1:10  YHWH your God has multiplied you, and, behold, today you are as the stars of heaven for multitude.
Exo 12:37  And the sons of Israel traveled from Rameses to Succoth, the men being about six hundred thousand on foot, apart from little ones.
Exo 12:38  And also a mixed multitude went up with them, and flocks, and herds, very many livestock.

The Visible Universe: chapters on the origin and construction of the heavens – John Ellard Gore pg 285
In Durchmusterung* it appears that number of visible stars is 600,000

*Argelander’s Durchmusterung
In astronomy, Durchmusterung or Bonner Durchmusterung (BD), is the usual name for three comprehensive astrometric star catalogues of the whole sky, processed by the Bonn Observatory (Germany) from 1859 to 1903.

What we know about the stars – Abraham Van Doren Honeyman Pg 41

Heavenly bodies = hosts/armies

Gen 2:1  Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

Psa 33:6  By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

Exo 7:4  And Pharaoh will not listen to you. And I will put My hand on Egypt, and will bring My armies, My people, the sons of Israel, from the land of Egypt with great judgments.

Exo 12:51  And it came to pass the selfsame day, that the LORD did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

Adam Clarke
By their armies – צבאתם  tsibotham, from צבא  tsaba, to assemble, meet together, in an orderly or regulated manner, and hence to war, to act together as troops in battle; whence צבאות  tsebaoth, troops, armies, hosts. It is from this that the Divine Being calls himself יהוה צבאות  Yehovah tsebaoth, the Lord Of Hosts or armies, because the Israelites were brought out of Egypt under his direction, marshalled and ordered by himself, guided by his wisdom, supported by his providence, and protected by his might. This is the true and simple reason why God is so frequently styled in Scripture the Lord of hosts; for the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their Armies.

Yahshua is YHWH tsevaot

Jos 5:14  And He said, No, for I now come as the Commander of the army of YHWH. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped. And he said to Him, What does my Lord speak to His slave?
Isa 55:4  Behold, I gave Him a Witness to peoples, a Leader and Commander of peoples.

Rev 19:11  And I saw Heaven being opened. And, behold! A white horse, and He sitting on it having been called Faithful and True. And He judges and wars in righteousness.
Rev 19:12  And His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on His head many diadems, having a name that had been written, which no one knows except Himself;
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.
Rev 19:14  And the armies in Heaven followed Him on white horses, being dressed in fine linen, white and pure.

The stars represent Messiah & His body.

The Hebrew word for star is ‘kochab’ which comes from the root ‘kab’ which further links to the body.

The Goat Hair Tent Jeff Benner

http://www.ancient-hebrew.org/33_tent.html

The house/dwelling place of man is a picture of the dwelling place of YHWH.

“Like any other cloth, there is space between the hair fabric. Light coming through the black roof appear as stars in the night sky. “He stretches out the heavens like a canopy, and spreads them out like a tent to live in” (Isaiah 40.2). When the hair fibers get wet from the rains, the fibers expand, forming a watertight roof.”

“The size of the tent will depend on the size and wealth of the family. The wealthier families will have separate tents for the wife, such as Abraham had for Sarah. As the family grows, additional panels are added to increase the size of the tent. “Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes” (Isaiah 54:2).”

Enlarging the family tent corresponds to the the stretching forth of the Heavens in the beginning.  This points to the ‘Son’.

As seen in Proverbs 8:30, The Scriptures speak of Wisdom as the master craftsman/builder in the beginning with the Father.  This word is  amon/amen which points to the Messiah (Revelation 3:14).  Interestingly, the Hebrew word for build is ‘banah’ which comes from the same root as son, ‘ben’.

Jer 10:12  It is He who made the earth by His power*, who established the world by His wisdom, and who stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

*Messiah is His strength/powerStrength
**Messiah is Wisdomclick here

What is the Hebrew word for understanding?

H8394
תּובנה  /  תּבוּנה  /  תּבוּן
tâbûn  /  tebûnâh  /  tôbûnâh

This word comes from the same root as ‘ben’/son.

On a deeper level, the heavens point to the body of Messiah.  Shaul speaks of the resurrected body we shall receive which is from heaven.

2Co 5:2  For also in this we groan, greatly desiring to be clothed with our dwelling place out of Heaven,

This is the body that shall be formed in His Image.

1Jn 3:2  Beloved, now we are the children of God, and it was not yet revealed what we shall be. But we know that if He is revealed, we shall be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is.

We shall be covered in His garments of salvation

Isa 61:9  And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed* that YHWH has blessed.

*The Seed = Messiah Galatians 3:16, 29.  Who is the seed that YHWH has blessed?  His BodyManchild.
Isa 61:10  Rejoicing I will rejoice in YHWH. My soul shall be joyful in my God. For He clothed me with garments of salvation; He put on me the robe of righteousness, even as a bridegroom dons as a priest his head-dress, and as a bride wears her ornaments.
Isa 61:11  For as the earth comes out with her buds, and as a garden causes that which is sown to grow, so the Lord YHWH will make righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.

Notice the connection between the resurrection (earth sprouting her buds) and being clothed in the garments of Messiah.

Psa 132:9  Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness*, and let Your saints shout for joy.
Psa 132:13  YHWH has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling-place.
Psa 132:14  This is My rest till forever; I will dwell here; I have desired it.

Psa 132:16  And I will clothe her priests with salvation*; and her saints shall surely shout.

Garments of righteousness = garments of salvation (Yeshuah).  What is our righteousness?  Messiah YHWH (Jeremiah 23:6)

His body is His house/tent

1Ti 3:15  But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.

Heb 3:6  But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

The stars are related to the appointed times as well.

Gen 2:1  And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all their host (tsaba).

H6635
צבאה  /  צבא
appointed, 3
Job_7:1, Job_14:14, Dan_10:1
time, 2
Job_7:1 (2), Job_14:14

Job 14:14  If a man dies, will he revive? All the days of my warfare (KJV appointed time) I will wait, until my change comes.

Isa 40:2  Speak lovingly to the heart of Jerusalem; yea, cry to her that her warfare** is done, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has taken from the hand of YHWH double for all her sins.

**KJV 1611 footnote appointed time
as Aben Ezra, Kimchi, and Ben Melech, “her set or appointed time (k)”; and compare it with Job_7:1, and may be understood either of the time of deliverance from captivity: so the Targum,

“that her captivity by the people is filled up:”
(i) מלאה צבאה “completa est militia ejus”, Pagninus, Montanus

The Hebrew word (צבא  tsâbâ’, ‘warfare’) properly means an army or host (compare the note at Isa_1:9), and is usually applied to an army going forth to war, or marshalled for battle 2Sa_8:16; 2Sa_10:7. It is then used to denote an appointed time of service; the discharge of a duty similar to an enlistment, and is applied to the services of the Levites in the tabernacle Num_4:28 : ‘All that enter in to perform the service (Hebrew, to war the warfare), to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation.’ Compare Num_8:24-25. Hence, it is applied to human life contemplated as a warfare, or enlistment, involving hard service and calamity; an enlistment from which there is to be a discharge by death.
Is there not a set time (Hebrew, a warfare) to man upon earth?
Are not his days as the days of an hireling?
Job_7:1
But if a man die – shall he indeed live again?
All the days of my appointed time (Hebrew, my warfare) will I wait,
Till my change come.
Job_14:14
Compare Dan_10:1. The word then means hard service, such as soldiers endure; an appointed time which they are to serve; an enlistment involving hardships, toil, privation, danger, calamity. In this sense it is applied hero to Jerusalem – to the trials, calamities, desolations to which she was subjected for her sins, and which were to endure a definite and fixed time – like the enlistment of an army. That time was now coming to an end, and to be succeeded by a release, or discharge. Vitringa, who supposes that this refers primarily and solely to the times of the Messiah, regards this as meaning that the definite time of the legal economy, a time of toil, and of vexatious and troublesome ceremonies, was about to end by the coming of the Messiah.

The warfare (tseba) is over through Messiah when He took our sins upon Himself on the cross.

Gen 3:15  And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her Seed; He will bruise your head, and you shall bruise His heel.
Eph 2:13  But now, in Christ Jesus you who then were afar off, came to be near by the blood of Christ.
Eph 2:14  For He is our peace, He making us both one, and breaking down the middle wall of partition,
Eph 2:15  in His flesh causing to cease the enmity, the Law of the commandments in decrees, that He might in Himself create the two into one new man, making peace,
Eph 2:16  and might reconcile both in one body to God through the cross, slaying the enmity in Himself.
Col 2:13  And you, being dead in the deviations and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all the deviations,
Col 2:14  blotting out the handwriting in the ordinances against us, which was contrary to us, even He has taken it out of the midst, nailing it to the cross;
Col 2:15  having stripped the rulers and the authorities, He made a show of them in public, triumphing over them in it.
Col 2:16  Then do not let anyone judge you in eating, or in drinking, or in part of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths,
Col 2:17  which are a shadow of coming things, but the body is of Christ.

Shavuot occurs on the 50th day after the sabbath during the feast Unleavened bread.

Lev 23:16  the next day after the seventh sabbath, you shall number fifty days; and you shall bring near a new food offering to YHWH;

It is at Shavuot that the 10 commandments were given.  10 commandments corresponding to the 10 fingers of the hands (2 tablets 5 + 5), written by the finger of Elohim.

Exo 31:18  And when He finished speaking with him on Mount Sinai, He gave to Moses the two tablets of the testimony, tablets of stone, written by the finger of God.

The fingers of the hand follow the Fibonacci pattern.

The ‘hand’ of YHWH is Messiah

Referring back to the 10 Commandments, it begins:

Exo 20:2  I am YHWH your God, who has brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

Who brought Yisrael out of the land of Egypt?  The Right Hand of YHWH.

Psa 44:3  For they did not inherit the land with their own sword; yea, their own arm did not save them. But it was Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your face, because You favored them.

Exo 15:2  My strength and song is YHWH, and it happened, He was to me salvation (H3444 Yeshuah); this is my God and I will glorify Him; the God of my father, and I will exalt Him.
Exo 15:3  YHWH is a Man of war
(war  links to chamesh & the counterfeit pentagram/pentagon); YHWH is His name.

Psa 118:14  YHWH is my strength and my song; and He is my salvation (H3444 Yeshuah).
Psa 118:15  The voice of rejoicing and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; the right hand of YHWH works mightily.
Psa 118:16  The right hand of YHWH is exalted; the right hand of YHWH acts mightily.

Act 5:31  Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

It was Messiah who was speaking at Mt. Sinai

Deu 33:2  And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.

The hand = body of Messiah

Lines drawn into the ‘hand’ of the Most High
Isa 49:15  Can a woman forget her suckling child, from pitying the son of her womb? Yes, these may forget, yet I will surely not forget you.
Isa 49:16  Behold, I have carved you on the palms of My hands; your walls are always before Me.
WALLS=Lines on Hands=12 Walls of Yisrael
Rev 21:12  and having a great and high wall, having twelve gates, and twelve angels at the gates and names having been inscribed, which are of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel.
Rev 21:13  From the east, three gates; from the north, three gates; from the south, three gates; and from the west, three gates.
Rev 21:14  And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
Rev 21:15  And he speaking with me had a golden reed, that he may measure the city, and its gates, and its wall.
Rev 21:16  And the city lies four cornered, even its length as much as the width also. And he measured the city with the reed at twelve thousand stadia; its length and width and height are equal.
Rev 21:17  And he measured its wall, a hundred and forty four cubits, a measure of a man, which is of an angel.
Rev 21:18  And the structure of its wall was jasper; and the city was pure gold, like pure glass.
Rev 21:19  And the foundation of the wall of the city having been adorned with every precious stone: The first foundation, jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, chalcedony; the fourth, emerald;
Rev 21:20  the fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, topaz; the tenth, chrysoprasus; the eleventh, hyacinth; the twelfth, amethyst.
Rev 21:21  And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; respectively each one of the gates was of one pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, as transparent glass.
Rev 21:22  And I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty is its temple, even the Lamb.
Rev 21:23  And the city had no need of the sun, nor of the moon, that they might shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it, even its lamp is the Lamb.
Rev 21:24  And the nations of the ones saved will walk in its light; and the kings of the earth bring their glory and honor into it.
Rev 21:25  And its gates may not at all be shut by day, for no night will be there.
Rev 21:26  And they will bring the glory and the honor of the nations into it.
Rev 21:27  And all profaning may not at all enter into it, or any making an abomination or a lie; but only the ones having been written in the Book of Life of the Lamb.

12 lines on the 4 fingers=12 tribes, 12 walls

The Palm of hands have 3 lines forming the letter shin.  This links to the promised land.  As is seen in part 2click here, the letter shin is used in occult thought to represent 666.   Again the counterfeit concept is displayed when exposing the mark of the beast.

The Land is linked with the People

Deu 32:43  Rejoice, O nations, of His people; for He shall avenge the blood of His servants, and shall render vengeance to His foes, and shall have mercy on His land and His people.

- literally His land, His peopleאדמתו עמו׃

Isa 51:16  And I have put my words in thy mouth, and I have covered thee in the shadow of mine hand, that I may plant the heavens, and lay the foundations of the earth, and say unto Zion, Thou art my people.

In the reference to the 12 tribes and the walls of New Jerusalem above the same concept is seen.  It is referred to as His Bride.  His Bride is a people and a land.

Rev 21:9  And one of the seven angels came to me, he having the seven bowls being filled with the seven last plagues, and spoke with me, saying, Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.
Rev 21:10  And he carried me in spirit onto a great and high mountain, and showed me the great city, holy Jerusalem, coming down out of Heaven from God,

The word for tribes is shebet which is pictured in the natural by a branch or scion
H7626 שׁבט shêbeṭ shay’-bet
From an unused root probably meaning to branch off; a scion, that is, (literally) a stick (for punishing, writing, fighting, ruling, walking, etc.) or (figuratively) a clan: -  X correction, dart, rod, sceptre, staff, tribe.
Joh 15:5  I am the Vine; you are the branches. The one abiding in Me, and I in him, this one bears much fruit, because apart from Me you are not able to execute, nothing.

Those grafted into the Olive Tree are Zion, the new creation
2Pe 1:2  Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
2Pe 1:3  According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue:
2Pe 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature
(G544), having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

G5449 φύσις phusis
foo’-sis
From G5453; growth (by germination or expansion), that is, (by implication) natural production (lineal descent); by extension a genus or sort; figuratively native disposition, constitution or usage: – ([man-]) kind, nature ([-al]).

What is the counterfeit?  A false Olive Tree, a false grafting in process, a false Zion…partaking of the ‘divine nature’ of the adversary.

Gal 6:15  For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
Gal 6:16  And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.

2Co 5:17  Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

The Olive Tree is Yahshua, when we are grafted into Him we partake of His divine nature.  We become the Israel of Elohim
Rom 11:24  For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?
The Messiah is Israel
Isa 49:3  And said unto me, Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Isa 49:5  And now, saith the LORD that formed me from the womb to be his servant, to bring Jacob again to him, Though Israel be not gathered, yet shall I be glorious in the eyes of the LORD, and my God shall be my strength.
Isa 49:6  And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes
of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel.I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation
(H3444yeshua) unto the end of the earth.

Messiah is linked to Land

Isa 7:14  So, The Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold! The virgin will conceive and will bring forth a son; and she shall call His name Immanuel.

Isa 8:8  And he shall pass through Judah. He shall overflow and go over. He shall reach to the neck; and his wings will be stretching out, filling the breadth of your land, O Immanuel.

The People, the Land, & the Covenant will be counterfeited by the adversary.  A false chosen people, a false Zion, a false covenant.

For a time while Israel was in rebellion and following Baal and Asherah, the pentagram was the seal of Jerusalem.

This will be replayed in the end when the adversary seeks to set up a false Garden of Eden and sit on the sides of the north (Isaiah 14:13; Psalm 48:2).  This is why the book of Revelation refers to Jerusalem as Sodom & Egypt at that time.

Rev 11:8  And their bodies will be on the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom, and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified.

Jerusalem’s latitude and longitude at the exact center of the city totals 666.  N 31:47 and E 35:13 = 3147 + 3513 = 6660 = 666


Hand of the Mysteries

Secret Teachings of All Ages pg 78 'The Emblematic Hand of the Mysteries'

Notice the hand is depicted with three fingers up and two down.  This will be seen in more detail below on the section on Baphomet.

The ancient sages observed that generally, the right hand was the active one in comparison with the left. This concept is described as the union of opposites or ‘as above, so below.’

The counterfeit

Secret Teachings of All Ages pg 74 'Hand Decorated with Effigies of Jesus Christ, the Virgin Mary, and the Twelve Apostles'

Secret Teachings of All Ages – Manly Hall – pg 75

As man’s physical body has five distinct and important extremities–two legs, two arms, and a head, of which the last governs the first four–the number 5 has been accepted as the symbol of man. By its four corners the pyramid symbolizes the arms and legs, and by its apex the head, thus indicating that one rational power controls four irrational corners. The hands and feet are used to represent the four elements, of which the two feet are earth and water, and the two hands fire and air. The brain then symbolizes the sacred fifth element–æther–which controls and unites the other four. If the feet are placed together and the arms outspread, man then symbolizes the cross with the rational intellect as the head or upper limb.

The fingers and toes also have special significance. The toes represent the Ten Commandments of the physical law and the fingers the Ten Commandments of the spiritual law. The four fingers of each hand
represent the four elements and the three phalanges of each finger represent the divisions of the element, so that in each hand there are twelve parts to the fingers, which are analogous to the signs of the zodiac, whereas the two phalanges and base of each thumb signify the threefold Deity. The first phalange corresponds to the creative aspect, the second to the preservative aspect, and the base to the generative and destructive aspect. When the hands are brought together, the result is the twenty-four Elders and the six Days of Creation.

‘The “Hand of the Philosopher” or the “Hand of the Mysteries” is a talisman that depicts the symbols of apotheosis, or the transformation of man into god. The Hand of the Mysteries, which features alchemy symbolism, is also referred to as the hand of the Master Mason. It is said that the symbolic hand holds the keys to divinity and a practitioner can unlock the secrets through the symbolism.’

Hand of the Mysteries & the Great Seal

Secret Teachings of All Ages pg 90
“The hand of the Mysteries controlled in the establishment of the new government, for the signature of the Mysteries may still be seen on the Great Seal of the United States of America.”

The signature of the Mysteries is the ‘apotheosis’ of man.  The pyramid, the all-seeing eye, the hexagram, the pentagram, the eagle etc. all point to man becoming a ‘god.’

For more on the Great Seal, see part 8click here & the section on Freemasonry, America & Atlantis

Pentagram – Healing

The above figure represents a magical ring set with a talismanic gem bearing the pentalpha, or star formed by five different positions of the Greek Alpha used by the Pythagoreans.  Salus is the Latin word for health.

It is through faith in Messiah that we are healed by His stripes.  The counterfeit is an image engraved by man’s own device.  A talisman.  An image can not save or heal a person.  We do not need images and symbols to represent the Messiah.  His Image is seen in all His creation.  In all that we see, hear, smell, touch, taste…ALL that we experience points to Himclick here.  We don’t need to carve out images.  All we need to do is seek His Face, to call upon Him and He will answer us.

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 39

“Since the name of Jesus has five letters, the early Christian numerologists recognized the power of the pentagram and used it as an amulet.”

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 39

Notice the hand sign in the above picture.   This is known as ‘God’s hand.’  More on this below.

Health in Scripture = Yeshua

Psa 67:2  That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

H3444
ישׁוּעה
yeshû‛âh

Fibonacci Spiral

The Fibonnaci Spiral also known as the Golden ratio or the Divine Proportion, points directly to Messiah Yahshua.click here.

The Fibonacci numbers are Nature’s numbering system. They appear everywhere in Nature, from the leaf arrangement in plants, to the pattern of the florets of a flower, the bracts of a pinecone, or the scales of a pineapple. The Fibonacci numbers are therefore applicable to the growth of every living thing, including a single cell, a grain of wheat, a hive of bees, and even all of mankind.

The golden ratio is often denoted by the Greek letter phi (Φ or φ).
The figure of a golden section illustrates the geometric relationship that defines this constant. The golden ratio is an irrational mathematical constant, approximately 1.6180339887.

The Pentagram displays the Fibonacci pattern.

http://goldennumber.net/five%285%29.htm
The number 5 is intrinsically related to Phi and the Fibonacci series

Phi can be derived from several formulas based on the number 5.  The most traditional, based on the geometric construction of phi is this:

This formula for phi can also be expressed all in fives as:

And, as pointed out by W. Nathan Saunders, the terms in above representation of phi can be expressed in yet another way that involves four 5′s:

Phi appears in the geometry of the 5-sided pentagon

Take a pentagon with 5 equal sides and connect all the points to form a 5-pointed star.  The ratios of the lengths of the resulting line segments are all based on phi.

5 is the 5th Fibonacci number

5 is also the 5th of the Fibonacci numbers, including 0, 1, 2, 3, and 5.

5 appears in the human body, which has proportions based on phi

Another interesting aspect of phi and five is in relation to the design of the human body, which in addition to being based on phi relationships in its proportions, has:

* 5 appendages from the torso, in the two arms, two legs and a head,
* 5 appendages on each of legs and arms in the five fingers and five toes,
* 5 openings on the face, and
* 5 senses in sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.

The Divine Proportion in the Body

The white line is the body’s height.

The blue line, a golden section of the white line, defines the distance from the head to the finger tips

The yellow line, a golden section of the blue line, defines the distance from the head to the navel and the elbows.

The green line, a golden section of the yellow line, defines the distance from the head to the pectorals and inside top of the arms, the width of the shoulders, the length of the forearm and the shin bone.

The magenta line, a golden section of the green line, defines the distance from the head to the base of the skull and the width of the abdomen. The sectioned portions of the magenta line determine the position of the nose and the hairline.

Although not shown, the golden section of the magenta line (also the short section of the green line) defines the width of the head and half the width of the chest and the hips.

The Human face, ears, and teeth are based upon Phi

The human hand and foot are based on Phi

The human heartbeat is based upon Phi

DaVinci’s Vitruvian Man

The Vetruvian Man"(The Man in Action)" by Leonardo Da Vinci

We can draw many lines of the rectangles into this figure.  Then, there are three distinct sets of Golden Rectangles: Each one set for the head area, the torso, and the legs.

DaVinci named his drawing after Marcus Vitruvius Pollo, who as a 1st century Roman architect that stated ‘the height of a well-proportioned man is equal to the span of his outstretched arms, these two equal measured yield a square which encompasses the whole body, while the hands and feet touch a circle centered upon the navel.”

Vitruvius was a proponent of the ‘Sacred Geometry of Pythagoras’ and designed temples based upon the proportions of the human body.

Symboldictionary.net
According to Pythagorian tradition, the circle represents the spiritual realm; the square, material existence, so the human body represented the perfect marriage of matter and spirit, which was is reflected in its proportions. This perfection, wrote Vitruvius, was evidenced by the fact that the extended limbs of a perfectly proportioned human fit into both the circle and the square.

Kenneth Clark in his biography of DaVinci on pg 76 wrote:
“…for if man was the measure of all things, physically perfect man was surely the measure of all beauty, and his proportions must in some way be reducible to mathematical terms and correspond with those abstract perfections, the square, the circle, and the golden section.”

In short, Vitruvian man represents the ‘perfect man.’ The Beast.

Rev 13:18  Here is wisdom: Let the one having reason count the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man and its number is six hundred and sixty six.

The Fibonacci pattern/Phi points to the mark

http://goldennumber.net/bible.htm

“This beast, regarded by some as the Anti-Christ described by John, is thus related to the number 666, one of the greatest mysteries of the Bible.

Curiously enough, if you take the sine of 666º, you get -0.80901699, which is one-half of negative phi, or perhaps what one might call the “anti-phi.”  You can also get -0.80901699 by taking the cosine of 216º, and 216 is 6 x 6 x 6.

The trigonometric relationship of sine 666º to phi is based on an isosceles triangle with a base of phi and sides of 1.  When this triangle is enclosed in a circle with a radius of 1, we see that the lower line, which has an angle of 306º on the first rotation and 666º on the second rotation, has a sine equal to one-half negative phi.

In this we see the unity of phi divided into positive and negative, analogous perhaps to light and darkness or good and evil.  Could this “sine” be a “sign” as well?

In addition, 666 degrees is 54 degrees short of the complete second circle and when dividing the 360 degrees of a circle by 54 degrees you get 6.66… The other side of a 54 degree angle in a right angle is 36 degrees and 36 divided by 54 is .666.

Phi appears throughout creation, and in every physical proportion of the human body.  In that sense it is the number of mankind, as the mysterious passage of Revelation perhaps reveals.”

http://www.biblewheel.com/gr/gr_216.asp

The Number 216 is the cube of 6 – the Number God used in the foundation of the Creation Holograph. It is the value of the Davir (Holie of Holies, called the Oracle in the verse above) which God designed as a physical cube of 20 x 20 x 20 cubits:

These identities integrate with the Holiness of the Number 6, which is the Number the Lord God Almighty used to construct the Cosmos (= 600). This is why the “Man of Sin” who sits in the Holy of Holies shewing himself to be God, is marked by the Number 666. It is his attempt to sit in God’s Holy Place.

Further linking this concept together is the fact that the Ark of the Covenant was designed according to the Fibonacci pattern.

http://goldennumber.net/bible.htm

The Ark of the Covenant is a Golden Rectangle

In Exodus 25:10, God commands Moses to build the Ark of the Covenant, in which to hold His Covenant with the Israelites, the Ten Commandments, saying,

“Have them make a chest of acacia wood-
two and a half cubits long,
a cubit and a half wide,
and a cubit and a half high.”

The ratio of 2.5 to 1.5 is 1.666…, which is as close to phi (1.618 …) as you can come with such simple numbers and is certainly not visibly different to the eye.  The Ark of the Covenant is thus constructed using the Golden Section, or Divine Proportion.  This ratio is also the same as 5 to 3, numbers from the Fibonacci series.

In Exodus 27:1-2, we find that the altar God commands Moses to build is based on a variation of the same 5 by 3 theme:

“Build an altar of acacia wood, three cubits high; it is to be square, five cubits long and five cubits wide.”

Note:  A cubit is the measure of the forearm below the elbow.

The cubit is based on the Fibonacci pattern/Phi as well.

To further connect these ideas, the following is a study done from the author of the BibleWheel, Richard McGough.

http://www.biblewheel.com/GR/GR_666.asp

The essential holiness of the Number 666 can not be denied. It is designed by God. It marks the Beast because the Beast seeks to blaspheme God and sit in the Holy Place, exactly where the Holy Ark = 666 sat!

As a finally example, we have these multiple occurrences of the phrase “of/from God”:

In each case, the highlighted words are translated from the Greek phrase “para Theou.” We have the identity:

Yahshua came ‘Para Theou’
John 1.6: There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
John 9.16: Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.
John 9.33: If this man were not of God, he could do nothing.
2 Peter 1.17: For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
2 John 3: Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

In light of these identities, we must understand that God Himself is revealing the Number 666 as His own Number which marks the true intent of the the Devil, the Pseudochrist – i.e. False Christ, the true meaning of Antichrist – who would if he could, sit upon God’s Throne in the Holy of Holies, “shewing himself that he is God.”

The Holy of Holies had no light in it at all. The Holy Ark (= 666) – where God said He would meet with Moses – sat in complete darkness. This corresponds exactly with what the Lord said of Himself through the Prophet David in Psalm 18.11:

He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

His Secret Place is related to the Temple, in specific the Holy of Holies
Eze 7:22  I also will turn My face from them, and they shall defile My hidden place. And violent ones shall enter into it and defile it.

Psa 91:1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide in the shade of the Almighty.

Deu 27:15  Cursed is the man who makes a carved and molten image, an abomination to YHWH, the work of a craftsman’s hands, and who sets it up in a secret place! And all the people shall answer and say, Amen!

In the ark was placed the Word, which also linked to the Fibonacci Spiral.  The Scriptures are divided into 66 books, further showing that the number 666 is a counterfeit ‘word.’

66 books in the Scriptures

http://www.biblewheel.com/wheel/intro.asp

The 66 books of the Bible are spiraled into 3 cycles, encompassed by the 22 Hebrew letters, which then beautifully manifests the 7  divisions of the Biblical Canon

The Bible Wheel is a circular presentation of the Bible that I discovered by rolling up the traditional list of the sixty-six books like a scroll on a spindle wheel of twenty-two spokes, corresponding to the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The order of the Hebrew alphabet is established in the alphabetically structured passages of the Old Testament, most notably Psalm 119 that praises God’s Word from Aleph to Tav, from beginning to end. This exemplifies how everything in the Bible Wheel is derived from Scripture and Scripture alone.

In the human body, the DNA corresponds to the Word in the Ark.

Exo 25:8  And let them make a sanctuary for Me, that I may dwell in their midst.
2Co 6:16  And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

1Co 3:16  Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

The Holy of Holies contained the ark of the covenant which had the Word within.  Our cells contain our DNA which is a physical picture of that Word.

DNA follows the Fibonacci pattern.

http://www.icr.org/article/shapes-numbers-patterns-divine-proportion-gods-cre/

When we realize that the information to produce these spirals and numbers in living things is stored in the DNA, should we then be surprised to find that the DNA molecule is 21 angstroms in width and the length of one full turn in its spiral is 34 angstroms, both Fibonacci numbers? The DNA molecule is literally one long stack of golden rectangles.

The DNA spiral is a Golden Section

The DNA molecule, the program for all life, is based on the golden section.  It measures 34 angstroms long by 21 angstroms wide for each full cycle of its double helix spiral.

34 and 21, of course, are numbers in the Fibonacci series and their ratio, 1.6190476 closely approximates phi, 1.6180339.

B-DNA has spirals in phi proportions
DNA in the cell appears as a double-stranded helix referred to as B-DNA.

This form of DNA has a two groove in its spirals, with a ratio of phi in the proportion of the major groove to the minor groove, or roughly 21 angstroms to 13 angstroms.

A cross-sectional view from the top of the DNA double helix forms a decagon:

A decagon is in essence two pentagons, with one rotated by 36 degrees from the other, so each spiral of the double helix must trace out the shape of a pentagon.

The ratio of the diagonal of a pentagon to its side is Phi to 1.  So, no matter which way you look at it, even in its smallest element, DNA, and life, is constructed using phi and the golden section!

The DNA’s twin spiral staircase is formed by two 5-carbon sugars (ribose)- opposite faces of a racheting dodecahedron.  The ideal form of a DNA molecule is a double helix, and the ideal form of this double helix is a dodecahedron.

Saturn & Phi

Saturnclick here

http://goldennumber.net/solarsys.htm

Saturn reveals a phi relationship in several of its dimensions.

The diameter of Saturn is in a phi relationship with the diameter of its rings, as illustrated by the green lines.

The inner ring division is in a phi relationship with the diameter of the rings outside the sphere of the planet, as illustrated by the blue lines.

The Cassini division in the rings of Saturn falls at the Golden Section of the width of the lighter outside section of the rings.

War

As seen above, the word for five in Hebrew is chamesh which means the hand, or arming for battle.  The word for army, commonly translated as hosts, in Hebrew is ‘tseva’ which connects to stars.  The stars are described hosts and are a picture of Yisrael, YHWH’s army/host.  The adversary seeks to counterfeit this with his own army and his own star which is pictured by the hexagram and pentagram.  It is no surprise that the pentagram’s center is a pentagon which is related to war.

The subject of war and its connections to the mark of the beast will be discussed in more detail, Yah willing, in the study on Zionism and the Rothschilds.  In short, a planned World War 3 is planned to bring about the antichrist kingdom.  Mankind will be deceived into thinking WWIII is Armageddon or the Gog & Magog war where the antichrist will come to save Israel from Islam and set up a false kingdom of heaven.

Ishtar/Venus

Jdg 3:7  And the sons of Israel did that which was evil in the sight of YHWH, and forgot YHWH their God, and served the Baals and the Asherahs.

Queen of Heaven and the ‘New World Order’

Rulers of Evil – Tupper Saussy pg 219-220

“Six hundred years after Isaiah {Isaiah 7:14; 9:6}, Virgil solemnly announced in the Fourth Eclogue that the Prince of Peace would be produced by the unrolling of a New World Order (‘NOVUS ORDER SECLORUM’):

Now returns the Golden Age of Saturn, now appears the Immaculate Virgin. Now descends from heaven a divine Nativity.  O! Chaste Lucina, speed the Mother’s pains, haste the glorious Birth, and usher in the reign of thy Apollo.  thy consulship, O Pollio, shall lead this glorious Advent, and the new world order shall then begin to roll.  Thenceforth whatever vestige of Original Sin remains, shall be swept away from earth forever, and the Son of God shall be the Prince of Peace!

Rulers of Evil pg 212-13

E. Pluribus Unum “of many, one”.

According to Manly Hall this phrase comes from the ancient Bacchic Ritesclick here which he says was the forerunner to Freemasonry.  The Bacchic rites are built upon the story of the Titans causing Bacchus to become enthralled with himself in a mirror.  While he is being mesmerized by himself the Titans seize  him and tear him to pieces where they boil him and then roast him and eat him.  This grieves all his loved ones, hence his name, Bacchus which cames from bakhah which means to weep or lament.  Bacchus’ sister, the virgin Minerva, rescues his sacred heart from the four elements and places them before Jupiter in heaven.  Jupiter then turns the Titans to ashes with his thunderbolts.  The rains further reduce the ashes to slime which are mingled with the four elements of Bacchus strewn body parts.  From this slime, Jupiter forms mankind from which the ‘Bacchic idea’, or rational soul, must be released.  The Bacchic idea is released by the slime’s sexual energy, especially when facilitated by alcoholic drink…hence Bacchus is associated with grapevines, wild dancing, phallic symbols and fornication.

When death and sex have rescued the rational soul from the four slimy corners of the earth, a transfigured, eternal Bacchus is resurrected as the flaming Sun.  He is E Pluribus Unum, One from Many, a resurrection symbolized by the pentagram, the one rising out of the four to make five.  This, says Manly Hall, is the ‘magical formula of man,’ rising out of the bondage of the animal nature.

Queen of Heaven & the Pentagram

The pentagram symbol is based on Venus (the Queen of Heaven).  From a fixed location over an eight year period, the planet Venus travels a unique celestial pathway that  exactly describes a pentagram.

Carl Ljungman- Dictionary of Symbols

“As the orbit of Venus is closer to the sun than the earth’s position, she is never seen more than 48 degrees from the sun.  During a period of 247 days, Venus is visible as the Evening star that is, withing 48 degrees or less of the sun after the sun has set.  Then Venus comes too close to the sun for us to see her.  She remains invisible for 14 days, then reappears as the Morning star (or Eastern star) immediately before the sun rises in the east….Only Venus possesses the five-pointed star sign.”

Isa 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

The Targum is,

“how art thou fallen from on high, who was shining among the sons of men, as the star Venus among the stars.”
Keil & Delitzsch commentary on Isaiah 14:12

(Note: It is singular, however, that among the Semitic nations the morning star is not personified as a male (Heōsphoros or Phōsphoros), but as a female (Astarte, see at Isa_17:8), and that it is called Nâghâh, Ashtoreth, Zuhara, but never by a name derived from hâlal; whilst the moon is regarded as a male deity (Sin), and in Arabic hilâl signifies the new moon, which might be called ben- shacar (son of the dawn), from the fact that, from the time when it passes out of the invisibility of its first phase, it is seen at sunrise, and is as it were born out of the dawn.)*

*This is interesting to note in that the crescent moon is a symbol of Astarte/Ishtar/Semiramis etc.  More on this below

Jerusalem above or Jerusalem below…both are mothers(Galatians 4:22-31).

The Bible as History Werner Keller

From Dr. Asher Eder’s -The Star of David

“In ancient times and in the Middle Ages, the five-pointed star, or pentagram, was also called the Shield of David, or Star of David, while the hexagram was sometimes called “Solomon’s Seal”click here .  We shall deal briefly with the pentagram symbol.
As far as we know, 6th-Century Byzantine scholars were the first to speak of the pentagram as the Shield of David, while in the Middle Ages this idea was occasionally taken up by Jews and Muslims as well.
Judging from archaeological evidence, artists were drawing pentagrams long before they started drawing hexagrams. One of the oldest known artifacts is a clay jug with a pentagram painted on it, found in Jamdad Nasr (modern-day Iraq) and dated to the 4th millenium B.C.E.
Similar designs were found in Megido, one on a seal dating from the 19th Century B.C.E., the other on a clay jug, dated 17th Century B.C.E.
One of the many other findings worth mentioning is the impression of a pentagram on a jar handle – probably an official seal (possibly royal) in the Kingdom of Judah. In its angles appear the word “Jerusalem”, written in ancient Hebrew characters. Fine examples can also be found on Celtic broochesclick here:
Another outstanding example is a pentagram carved in stone, with disks in its five angles. It can be seen in the ruins of Kfar Nahum, in the following design
Although no other known design of this type exists, the five disks in the angles of the star may well symbolize the five planets known in ancient times, pointing to the astronomical connotations of the design.
In ancient times, the pentagram was indeed the sign of those initiated into the wisdom of astronomy and astrology. Priests imbued with this knowledge calculated the calendar with its agricultural and religious seasons. It is for this reason that the ancient Babylonians were known as Chaldeans – still a byword for astrologers, for their religion was based upon such calculations.
All in all, the pentagram can be seen as a symbol for nature, i.e. the material aspect of Creation. This would be supported by the fact that the entire pentagram can be drawn without lifting pen off paper, while the interwoven hexagram depicts polarities in their balance requires that its two triangles be drawn separately. (To be sure, one could draw the hexagon first and then add the six outer triangles without lifting the pen, but that would not do justice to the meaning of the symbol). – Interestingly enough, the ancient Pythagoreans gave the name “health” to the pentagram. It was probably before this background that later on it went into magic.
True, the Jewish people in their worship of the Creator of Heaven and Earth also had to develop a calendar based on the “lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and to be for signs and for seasons and for days and for years…”(Gen.1:14), so it should not be surprising to find the figure of the pentagram with the five disks in a synagogue next to the six-pointed star (see fig.6-8); nor should it be surprising that the five-pointed star is often called Solomon’s Seal. The Tanakh says Solomon was renowned for his wisdom in both heavenly and earthly matters, and this could explain why the five-pointed star as a symbol of wisdom was attributed to him, and named after him. However, we should keep in mind that the termמגן , magen, shield, is used in connection with Abraham and with David, while the term חותם , hotam, seal, is used in connection with Solomon irrespective whether the pentagram or the hexagram is related to him.”

Seal of Solomon – Connection to the hexagram & Pentagramclick here

Joseph Jacobs and M. Seligsohn wrote in the Jewish Encyclopedia the entry Solomon, Seal of.

The legend that Solomon possessed a seal ring on which the name of God was engraved and by means of which he controlled the demons is related at length in Gittin 68a, b.

B. Arabic development of the Jewish legend
This legend is especially developed by Arabic writers, who declare that the ring, on which was engraved “the Most Great Name of God,” and which was given to Solomon from heaven, was partly brass and partly iron. With the brass part of the ring Solomon signed his written commands to the good genii, and with the iron part he signed his commands to the evil genii, or devils. The Arabic writers declare also that Solomon received four jewels from four different angels, and that he set them in one ring, so that he could control the four elements.

C. Another legend
The legend that Asmodeus once obtained possession of the ring and threw it into the sea, and that Solomon was thus deprived of his power until he discovered the ring inside a fish (Jellinek, “B. H.” ii. 86-87), also has an Arabic source (comp. D’Herbelot, “Bibliothèque Orientale,” s.v. “Soliman ben Daoud”; Fabricius, “Codex Pseudepigraphicus,” i. 1054; and see Solomon in Arabic Literature).

D. Josephus
The legend of a magic ring by means of which the possessor could exorcise demons was current in the first century, as is shown by Josephus’ statement (“Ant.” viii. 2, § 5) that one Eleazar exorcised demons in the presence of Vespasian by means of a ring, using incantations composed by Solomon Fabricius (l.c.) thinks that the legend of the ring of Solomon thrown into the sea and found afterward inside a fish is derived from the story of the ring of Polycrates, a story which is related by Herodotus (iii. 41 et seq.), Strabo (xiv. 638), and others, and which was the basis of Schiller’s poem “Der Ring des Polykrates.”

E. Six-pointed star
The Arabs afterward gave the name of “Solomon’s seal” to the six-pointed star-like figure (see Magen, Dawid) engraved on the bottom of their drinking-cups.

F. Table of Solomon
It is related in the “Arabian Nights” (ch. xx.) that Sindbad, in his seventh voyage, presented Harun al-Rashid cup on which the “table of Solomon” was represented; and Lane thinks that this was the figure of “Solomon’s seal” (note 93 to ch. xx. of his translation of the “Arabian Nights”).

G. Pentacle
In Western legends, however, it is the pentacle, or “druid’s foot,” that represents the seal. This figure, called by Bishop Kennet the “pentangle” of Solomon, was supposed to have the power of driving away demons. Mephistopheles says to Faust that he is prevented from entering the house by the druid’s foot (“Drudenfuss”), or pentagram, which guards the threshold (“Faust,” in Otto Devrient’s edition, part i., scene 6). The work entitled “Claviculæ Salomonis” contains treatises on all kinds of pentacles. The tradition of Solomon’s seal was the basis of Büschenthal’s tragedy “Der Siegelring Salomonis,” specimens of which are given in “Bikkure ha-’Ittim,” v. 3 et seq. (German part). A work regarding a magic signet-ring is ascribed to Solomon (see Solomon, Apocryphal Works of). See also Asmodeus; Solomon in Rabbinical Literature.

Synagogue in Galilee

Synagogue in Galilee

Pentagram is connected with the Hexagram

The Pythagorean Triangle pg 139

The pentacle is also the logo of the Theosophical Society. Founder H.P. Blavatsky identifies the pentacle as: “Any geometrical figure, especially double equilateral triangle, the six-pointed star, (like the theosophical pentacle).”  The Theosophical Glossary, p. 251.

Theosophist Charles Leadbeater wrote in The Hidden Life of Freemasonry: “The blazing star is properly six-pointed.” The History Of Freemasonry, p. 79.

Albert Pike, stated: “…the blazing star… represents [the] Star of Horus…Morning Star…Star of Set…Lucifer.” Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets Of The Eastern Star, pp.52-53
Since the quintessence is symbolized by the pentacle or six-pointed star, we may infer that this essence which enhances material elements is Lucifer, symbolized in occult language by the eagle or phoenix.

In Hebrew the word for eagle is:

H5404
נשׁר
nesher

Interestingly, the Hebrew word for calf (ie. golden calf) is עגל which sounds like eagle. Yet another connection to Ishtar-Baal golden calf worship.

H5695
עגל
‛êgel
BDB Definition:
1) calf, bull-calf

The Pentagram, Hexagram and the United States/New Atlantis

Secrets of the Dollar Bill – David Ovason pg 19

“The stars on the first Great Seal of 1782 were six-pointed.

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 23

‘The chief difference between the eagle roundel on the dollar bill and the eagle on the first Great Seal (1782) was in the number of radiants or points on the stars above the head of the eagle.  On the dollar-bill roundel, the thirteen stars have five radiants.  The thirteen stars on the Great Seal of 1782 had six radiants.

Great Seal 1782

Great Seal 1782

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 26

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 126

Notebook of Villard de Honnecourt

“In Medieval art and symbolism, the eagle was associated with the five-pointed star.  In the Medieval period, the eagle was regarded as a magical figure….Villard de Honnecourt traced in the heraldic image of a displayed eagle the form of the five-pointed star, or pentagram.  This meant that the eagle was viewed as being the equivalent of the five-pointed star – in terms of both symbolism and numerology.

Secrets of the Dollar Bill pg 139

“As a matter of fact, the eagle was widely used in alchemy.  In certain texts, the crowned eagle was seen as a symbols of a successfully completed stage in the search for the manufacture of the secret Philosopher’s Stone, which would confer long life and incredible riches.”

As will be seen below, the Philosopher’s Stone is intimately connected with Ishtar and the mark of the beast.

Queen of Heaven & the Rose

The constellation of the Virgin usually has her holding wheat, corn or a five-petaled flower.  This represents the BRANCH {tsemach}, which is used 5 times in the Scriptures, all referring to the Messiah.

Isa 4:2  In that day the Branch of YHWH will be beautiful and glorious, and the fruit of the earth for pride and for glory for the survivors of Israel.
Jer 23:5  Behold, the days come, says YHWH, that I will raise to David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and act wisely, and He shall do justice and righteousness in the earth.
Jer 23:6  In His days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely. And this is His name by which He shall be called, YHWH our Righteousness.

Jer 33:15  In those days, and at that time, I will cause a Branch of Righteousness to grow up to David. And He shall do judgment and righteousness in the land.
Jer 33:16  In those days Judah shall be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell in safety. And this is the name that shall be called on her: YHWH OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

Zec 3:8  Hear now, O Joshua the high priest, you and your associates who are sitting before you; for they are men of symbol.
Zec 3:9  For, behold, I will bring forth My Servant, the BRANCH. For behold, the stone which I have given before Joshua, on the one stone are seven eyes. I will engrave its engraving, says YHWH of Hosts, and I will remove the iniquity of that land in one day.
Zec 3:10  In that day, says YHWH of Hosts, you shall call each man to his neighbor to sit under the vine and under the fig tree.

Zec 6:12  And speak to him, saying, So says YHWH of Hosts, saying, Behold! The Man whose name is THE BRANCH! And He shall spring up out of His place, and He shall build the temple of YHWH.
Zec 6:13  Even He shall build the temple of YHWH; and He shall bear the majesty, and shall sit and rule on His throne. And He shall be a priest on His throne; and the counsel of peace shall be between the two of them.



The Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 161-162
‘This same sense of spiritual redemption was presaged in the ear of wheat, the Spice, in the hand of the stellar Virgin.  The wheat signaled the germinal power that would grow from that Virgin onto the Bread of Life.  It was the Plant of Life which had been opposed by the Tree of Death – the wheat which could grow from the darkness of the grave….There is a striking similarity in the pelanos, or sacred bread of the ancient Mystery lore, and the holy bread of the hose in the Christian Mysteries.  This point has often been developed by scholars.  The idea is clearly indicated in the 18th century engraving, alongside, which portrays the World Mother, the Virgin goddess, not only with her many corn ears, but with a version of the holy bread marked with what may be interpreted as a wide cross.’

The Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capital pg 157
‘the wheat (in the Virgin’s hand) was sometimes transformed into a flower – very often into a five-petaled rose.’

Children of the Matrix pg 171
‘The Romans called the rose the ‘flower of Venus’ and this was a term used for the goddess, including Queen Semiramis.  The red rose was symbolic of female sexuality and the white rose or lily is the virgin goddess.’

Son 2:1  I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Notice again the hexagram (easter lily) (6) & pentagram (white rose) (5) connection.

http://www.appleseeds.org/easter-lily.htm

The Easter Lily. For many, the beautiful trumpet-shaped white flowers symbolize purity, virtue, innocence, hope and life—the spiritual essence of Easter.  History, mythology, literature, poetry and the world of art are rife with stories and images that speak of the beauty and majesty of the elegant white flowers. Often called the “white-robed apostles of hope,” lilies were found growing in the Garden of Gethsemane after Christ’s agony. Tradition has it that the beautiful white lilies sprung up where drops of Christ’s sweat fell to the ground in his final hours of sorrow and deep distress. Churches continue this tradition at Easter time by banking their altars and surrounding their crosses with masses of Easter Lilies, to commemorate the resurrection of Jesus Christ and hope of life everlasting.

Since the beginning of time, lilies have played significant roles in allegorical tales concerning the sacrament of motherhood. Roman mythology links it to Juno, the queen of the gods. The story goes that while Juno was nursing her son Hercules, excess milk fell from the sky. Although part of it remained above the earth (thus creating the group of stars known as the Milky Way), the remainder fell to the earth, creating lilies. Another tradition has it that the lily sprang from the repentant tears of Eve as she went forth from Paradise.

David Ovason, in his book Secret Architecture of our Nation’s Capital connects the ‘Weeping Virging’ with Isis her weeping over the death of Osiris.  In esoteric thought this weeping is associated not only with death but also with resurrection & ‘initiation’ into the mysteries.  John Simons, a Masonic author, believed that Egyptian hieroglyphics were closely linked with Hebrew and traced hieroglyphic for the above concept of tears or milk falling from the gods with the Hebrew word yarah.  The Egyptian hieroglyphic mst which is translated as dew is actually water falling from heaven, or the gods throwing drops of sacred water.

This is the root of the word Torah.

John Simons points out that this Egyptian hieroglyphic for dew is also linked with Egyptian baptism, with the notion of shedding celestial dew on the head of the neophyte with initiation.  He refers to a plate which showed an Egyptian initiation scene where the gods Horus and Thoth pour sacred waters on the head of the neophyte.  This is a false baptism, a false ‘born again’ experience, a false resurrection.  In Masonic accounts, the virgin weeps because the Temple is left unfinished.  This is speaking of the perfecting of man and is what the image on the back of the dollar bill of the unfinished pyramid represents.

The pure white lily has long been closely associated with the Virgin Mary. In early paintings, the Angel Gabriel is pictured extending to the Virgin Mary a branch of pure white lilies, announcing that she is to be the mother of the Christ Child. In other paintings, saints are pictured bringing vases full of white lilies to Mary and the infant Jesus. St. Joseph is depicted holding a lily-branch in his hand, indicating that his wife Mary was a virgin.

The legend is told that when the Virgin Mary’s tomb was visited three days after her burial, it was found empty save for bunches of majestic white lilies. Early writers and artists made the lily the emblem of the Annunciation, the Resurrection of the Virgin: the pure white petals signifying her spotless body and the golden anthers her soul glowing with heavenly light.…

http://campus.udayton.edu/mary//meditations/samaha9.html

In the Greco-Roman culture, the rose represented beauty, the season of spring, and love. It also spoke of the fleetness of time, and therefore inferred death and the next world. In Rome the feast called rosalia was a feast of the dead.

The rose as the queen of flowers was evidently a privileged symbol for Mary, Queen of heaven and earth. The rose is a symbol of Christ, too, as we see in the German Christmas song from a poem by Goethe, Es Ist ein’ Ros’ Entsprungen.

The Marian symbolism is well illustrated by Dante in his description of Paradise. His guide, Beatrice, invites him to contemplate among the heavenly inhabitants the beauty of Mary, the Mother of God:

“Why are you so enamored of my face that you do not turn your gaze to the beautiful garden which blossoms under the radiance of Christ? There is the Rose in which the Divine word became flesh: here are the lilies whose perfume guides you in the right ways.” (Paradiso, 23, 71-75)

Later the influence of the the Song of Songs led to the rose symbolizing the mystical union between Christ and his Church, or between God and each member of his people. Because Mary was  honored as the model of our union with God, the rose became a privileged  symbol of the union between Christ and Mary. The litany of Loreto includes the title, “Mystical Rose.”

During the Renaissance the rose garden theme came to represent human love and lovers. But at the same time the religious, Marian symbolism of the rose was popularized by the devotion of the rosary.

The structured prayer form of 150 Hail Marys was termed a “rosary.” This expression came from the Latin rosarium or rosarius, a name given to works collecting the best of some teaching. For example, Arnold of Villanova wrote a Rosarius Philosophorum, explaining that it was a compendium, a thesaurus, a treasury of philosophy. Here the symbolism of the rosary stands as a precious anthology of spirituality.

Our Lady of the rosary is Our Lady of the roses, because the flowers are the symbols of greeting offered to the Mother of God. We greet her with spiritual flowers.

In a different perspective, Mary and the Child Jesus offer the rosary to their devotees. In his Feast of the Rosary (1506), Albrecht Durer represents Jesus and Mary handing out crowns of roses.

The Rose & the Heart

The rose in hermetic and alchemical texts could symbolize either the solar, male (red) or lunar, feminine (white) currents or properties, but it also could be used as a symbol for the heart. Scholars of the past believed the heart was inclined at an angle of 23 degrees, “like the axis of the earth against the path of the sun. And the heart is like the bud of the lotus flower … while the Egyptians worshipped the flower of the sun (Isis).” – August Strindberg, “A Blue Book,” Munich (1918).

Two Babylons pg 169
In the Church of Rome a new kind of devotion has of late been largely introduced, in which the beads play an important part, and which shows what new and additional strides in the direction of the old Babylonian Paganism the Papacy every day is steadily making. I refer to the “Rosary
of the Sacred Heart.” It is not very long since the worship of the “Sacred Heart” was first introduced; and now, everywhere it is the favourite worship. It was so in ancient Babylon, as is evident from the Babylonian system as it appeared in Egypt. There also a “Sacred Heart” was venerated. The “Heart” was one of the sacred symbols of Osiris when he was born again, and appeared as Harpocrates, or the infant divinity, * borne in the arms of his mother Isis.
* The name Harpocrates, as shown by Bunsen, signifies “Horus, the child.”

The heart symbol derives from the Ivy symbol of Bacchusclick here.

Rose & Sion

Numerologically, the letters of the word ROSE are 9615, same as the first letters of the Egyptian royal family

I for Isis = 9
O for Osiris = 6
N for Nephthys = 5
S for Set = 1

Interestingly, these letters also spell SION, as in the Priory of Sion.

“The Templars riding with their red cross were
the keepers of the secret of the rose within the chalice.”

‘The Sword and the Grail’ by Andrew Sinclair

http://www.aniwilliams.com/magdalene.htm

The Rose with its word anagram ‘Eros’click here {Eros is another name for Cupid…another rose-heart connection}, has long been associated with ‘Our Lady’, whether she be in her role as Mary the Mother, Magdalene the Lover, or Saint. It is also associated with the heart of Christ, the Rose of Sharon. The five-petalled rose, Rosa Rugosa, is the earth’s oldest known variety of rose and is a repeating symbol present at many Templar church sites that we visited.

The unusual solid stone barrel-shaped ceiling of Rosslyn Chapel is divided into five sections, and is covered with carved five-pointed stars, lilies, roses and other flowers. These stars have an ancient association with Venus, Isis and Magdalene and are also found on the ceilings Egyptian temples. (The pentagram’s proportions are a perfect example of the Golden Mean, or PHI ratio, and the sacred geometry used in ancient temple architecture). Another section of the ceiling containing a series of cubes is said to correspond to PHI and a Fibonacci musical scale.

Rose Mystery


In ancient Rome…the rose was known as the Flower of Venus and lent itself ultimately as an instrument of worship represented by the rosary.

Rosa Mystica of the Zohar

The Zohar, a book of Jewish mysticism contains texts that deal with the mysteries of the Rosa Mystica and her Son. In the texts the Rosa Mystica is called Matronita, a Heavenly Warrioress Queen who “leads her warriors to become like Elohim”, she is also named ‘Kneset Yisrael’, ‘Woman of Israel’ and ‘Queen of the Sabbath’. She is the Spouse of the Ruach ha Kodesh (Holy Spirit), and as a woman She is sometimes named ‘Isha’. She is said to be clothed with the Sun standing on the Moon.

The opening passages of the Zohar quote a verse from the Song of Songs: “Like a rose among thorns, so is my darling among the maidens” (Song of Songs 2:2). The Aramaic word for ‘mystery’ is ‘raza’ – a word very similar to Latin ‘rosa.’

Flowers Through the Ages by Gabriele Tergit contains many pages on the history and folklore of the rose.
“…Soon the mysterious rose, sacred to Venus in earlier times, became the flower of the Virgin Mary, who herself became the Rosa mystica. The temple of Jupiter Capitolinus became St. Peter’s, the temple of Juno Lucina the church of S. Maria Maggiore, and the processions honouring the Mother of God walked on rose petals, just as the processions carrying the images of the pagan gods had done.” (p. 43)

“The rose was dedicated to the goddess of love, that is, to the eternal mystery of the continuity of life. As such it was the symbol of mystery and secrecy. ‘Mystery glows in the rose bed, the secret is hidden in the rose,’ sang the Persian poet and perfumer, Farid ud-din Attar, in the twelfth century. A more prosaic explanation is that the folded structure of the rose, by its nature, conceals a secret inner core. … in Germany, we read in Sebastian Brant’s Narrenschiff, [Ship of Fools] in the late fifteenth century: ‘What here we do say, shall under roses stay.’” (p. 46)

The Latin phrase sub rosa means “under the rose” and is used in English to denote secrecy or confidentiality.  The rose was the emblem of the god Horus in ancient Egypt. Later, the Greeks and Romans regarded Horus as the god of silence.  The rose, with a characteristic five-petal shape imitates the pentagram – a five-sided star also a symbol.
The labyrinth on the floor in the Chartres Cathedral in France has a rose in the center. The cathedral was built incorporating sacred geometry and it is alleged, was built to represent the form of the human. Looking at it from the air, it appears to be in the shape of a cross, however if one looks at Leonardo DaVinci’s drawing of man with his arms outstretched and the pentagram overlaid, the cathedral could very well be to represent human form.
A sixteenth century lexicon states that the rose is a symbol that has many very profound meanings in all branches of the Hermetic mystery. The Rosicrucian esoteric fraternity adopted the rose on a cross as their symbol.

Morals & Dogma pg 276

The Rosicrucian order and the Knights of the Rose Croix is discussed in more detail in part 5click here

Here the Phoenix is seen with Rosicrucian symbology. The Phoenix is a symbol of resurrection as well as the coming antichrist kingdomclick here.

INRI….IESVS·NAZARENVS·REX·IVDÆORVM (Yahshua the Nazarene King of the Jews)…is the Latin parallel to YHWH.

What is the end goal of Rosicrucianism?

The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception pg 519
“His very name is an embodiment of the manner and the means by which the present-day man is transformed into the Divine Superman.  This symbol,
“Christian Rosen Kreuz”
[The] Christian Rose Cross, shows the end and aim of human evolution; the road to be traveled, and the means whereby that end is gained.  The black cross, the twining green stem of the plant, the thorns, the blood-red roses – in these is hidden the solution of the World Mystery – Man’s past evolution, present constitution, and particularly the secret of his future development…it hides from the profane, but reveals to the Initiate the more clearly how he is to labor day by day to make for himself that choicest of all gems, the Philosopher’s Stone.”

Roses, Ashes, Resurrection & the Phoenix

click here

A phoenix is a mythical bird with a colorful plumage and a tail of gold and scarlet (or purple, blue, and green according to some legends). It has a 500 to 1,000 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of twigs that then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again. The new phoenix is destined to live as long as its old self. In some stories, the new phoenix embalms the ashes of its old self in an egg made of myrrh and deposits it in the Egyptian city of Heliopolis (sun city in Greek).

Manly P. Hall The Phoenix: An Illustrated Review of Occultism and Philosophy

 

“Among the ancients a fabulous bird called the Phoenix is described by early writers … in size and shape it resembles the eagle, but with certain differences.  The body of the Phoenix is one covered with glossy purple feathers, and the plumes in its tail are alternately blue and red.  The head of the bird is light in color, and about its neck is a circlet of golden plumage.  At the back of its back the Phoenix has a crest of feathers of brilliant color … The Phoenix, it is said, lives for 500 years, and at its death its body opens and the new born Phoenix emerges.  Because of this symbolism, the Phoenix is generally regarded as representing immortality and resurrection … The Phoenix is one sign of the secret orders of the ancient world and of the initiate of those orders, for it was common to refer to one who had been accepted into the temples as a man twice-born, or reborn.  Wisdom confers a new life, and those who become wise are born again.” [p. p. 176-77]

Barbara Walker Now Is The Dawning , p. 281

“Egyptians believed that the Phoenix was the representative of a god who “rose to heaven in the form of a morning star, like Lucifer, after his fire-immolation of death and rebirth …”

William Schnoebelen, in his book, Satan’s Door Revisited , p. 4.  “The Phoenix, of Bunnu is believed to be a divine bird going back to Egypt … This Phoenix destroys itself in flames and then rises from the ashes.  Most occultists believe that the Phoenix is a symbol of Lucifer who was cast down in flames and who … will one day rise triumphant.  This [belief] also relates to the raising of Hiram Abiff, the Masonic ‘christ’.”

Manly P. Hall The Lost Keys of Freemasonry pg 108

“These were the immortals to whom the term ‘phoenix’ was applied, and their symbol was the mysterious two-headed bird, now called an eagle , a familiar and little understood Masonic emblem .”

Biederman’s Dictionary explains the symbolism of the eagle: “In ancient Syria, the eagle was associated with the sun-god. It was said to be capable of rejuvenation, like the phoenix.”

Secret Teachings of All Ages pg 260
“The Egyptians occasionally represented the Phoenix as having the body of a man and the wings of a bird.  This biform, creature had a tuft of feathers upon its head and its arms were upraised in an attitude of prayer.  As the phoenix was the symbol of regeneration, the tuft of feathers on the back of its head might well symbolize the activity of the Pineal gland, or third eye, the occult function of which was apparently well understood by the ancient priest craft.”

Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark pg 265

“They {Robert Hooke and Isaac Newton} knew that the Stone {Philosopher’s Stone} was directly related to higher degrees of consciousness and perception, while being represented by the legendary Phoenix which rises from destruction in a blaze of rebirth and new light.”

Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark pg 27

“In the romance of Parzival by the Bavarian knight Wolfram von Eschenbach, we read: ‘Around the end of the stone, an inscription in letters tells the name and lineage of those, be they maids or boys, who are called to make the journey of the Grail.  No one needs to read the inscription, for as soon as it has been read it vanishes.’  The stone being discussed here was said to be the ‘perfection of earthly paradise,’ with remarkable healing and anti-ageing properties.  It was called Lapis Elixis, a variant of Lapis Elixir, the alchemical Philosopher’s Stone.  The text continues: ‘By the power of that stone the Phoenix burns to ashes, but the ashes speedily restore him to life again.  Thus doth the Phoenix Destiny.”

Albert Pike associates the Great Secret with the discovery of the Alchemists “Philosopher’s Stone.”

Morals and Dogma pg 64
…Grand Arcanum,…that secret whose revelation would overturn Earth and Heaven.  Let no one expect us to give them its explanation!  He who passes behind the veil that hides this mystery, understands that it is in its very nature inexplicable, and that it is death to those who win it by surprise, as well as to him who reveals it.  This secret is the Royalty of the Sages, the Crown of the Initiate whom we see redescend victorious from the summit of Trials, in the fine allegory of Cebes. The Grand Arcanun makes him master of gold and the light, which are at bottom the same thing, he has solved the problem of the quadrature of the circle, he directs the perpetual movement, and he possesses the philosophical stone. Here the Adepts will understand us. There is neither interruption in the toil of nature, nor gap in her work. The Harmonies of Heaven correspond to those of Earth, and the Eternal Life accomplishes its evolutions in accordance with the same laws as the life of a dog. “God has arranged all things by weight, number, and measure,” says the Bible; and this luminous doctrine was also that of Plato.

Azoth was considered to be a ‘universal medicine’ or ‘universal solvent’ sought in alchemy, its symbol was the Caduceus (the rod of Hermes)click here and so the term, which being originally a term for an occult formula sought by alchemists much like the philosopher’s stone, became a poetic word for the element Mercury.

As the works of more of the alchemists have come to light, it becomes clear that the philosopher’s stone wasn’t really a stone at all—even though it is always referred to as such. Sometimes the catalyst of transmutation is described as a divine child, an angel, a dragon, an elixir, a tincture, or an as-yet unknown chemical compound.

Many alchemists began to consider that somehow the philosopher’s stone was not a thing at all, but a system of knowledge. Once the alchemist truly perceived the reality that lay behind the symbols, he would achieve an intellectual and spiritual level wherein he would become one with the power that existed within the mysterious goal for which he searched so long. Once he understood what the philosopher’ stone represented, he would have found it at last—and he would have become one with it.

Many scholars have since insisted that the true alchemists sought not to turn base metals into gold, but to transform the dense material of their physical bodies into a spiritually evolved immaterial entity. In this perspective, the philosopher’s stone becomes the Holy Spirit that mystically transmutes humans into true manifestations of God on Earth.

Ishtar/Isis/Queen of Heaven was symbolized by the dove.  The dove, Biblically is a symbol of the Holy Spirit.  More on this below

Saturn, Hexagram connection

The Talisman of Saturn became known as the Seal of Solomon.click here


From James Fausset Brown commentary on Amos 5:26
the star of your god — R. Isaac Caro says all the astrologers represented Saturn as the star of Israel. Probably there was a figure of a star on the head of the image of the idol, to represent the planet Saturn; hence “images” correspond to “star” in the parallel clause. A star in hieroglyphics represents God (Num_24:17). “Images” are either a Hebraism for “image,” or refer to the many images made to represent Chiun.

John Gill commentary on Amos 5:26

the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky*, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity.
*This is important to note in that it connects to the ‘Holy Grail’.

Holy Blood Holy Grail pg 297
Quoting from Perlesvaus pg. 359
“Well I know that many brave knights dwell with the Grail at Munsalvaesche.  Always when they ride out, as they often do, it is to seek adventure.  They do so for their sins, these templars, whether their reward be defeat or victory.  A valiant hose lives there, and I will tell you how they are sustained.  They live from a stone of purest kind.  If you know not know it, it shall here be named to you.  It is called lapsit exillis. By the power of that stone the phoenix burns to ashes, but the ashes give him life again.  Thus does the phoenix molt and change its plumage, which afterward is bright and shining and as lovely as before. There never was a human so ill but that, if he on day sees that stone, he cannot die within the week that follows.  And in looks he will not fade.  His appearance wills tay the same as when the best years of his life began, and though he should see the stone for two hundred years, it will never change, save that his hair might perhaps turn gray.  Such power does the stone give a man that flesh and bones are at once made young again.  The stone is called the Grail.”click here

“Lapsit exillis might be a corruption of lapis ex caelis– ‘stone from the heavens.’ It might also be a corruption of lapsit ex caelis – ‘it fell from heaven’; or of lapis lapsus ex caelus- ‘a stone fallen from heaven; or, finally, of lapis elixir -the fabulous Philosopher’s Stone of alchemy.”

Guardians of the Grail pg 43-44

“Trevor Ravenscroft writes in the Cup of Destiny that Percival rides through the constellations of the zodiac in his quest for the golden cup.  His destination is Aries, where lies the castle of the Holy Grail.  According to the doctrine of the ancient mystery cult, as he enters the Grail castle, he is entering the mystery world of the human body, the brain.  It is there that ‘the stone of light’ resides.  The stone is supposedly the pineal gland, located at the base of the brain.  It is at the so-called ‘center of man’s consciousness’.”

This ‘magic square of the sun’ is associated with the ‘The Philosophers stone’

The Philosopher’s stone is associated with the hexagram…a symbol that comes up over and over again in connection with the number 666click here.

The Hexagram of Earth represents the Solar energy that makes concrete matter that we can move and touch, in short, The Philosophers Stone.

Dr. John Dee, the court astrologist of Queen Elizabeth I, in his book Hieroglyphic Monad, includes the following quote:

“‘Mahatma Letters,’ page 345: ‘The double triangle viewed by the Jewish Kabbalists as Solomon’s Seal is…the Sri–Antana of the Archaic Aryan Temple, the Mystery of Mysteries, a geometrical synthesis of the whole occult doctrine. The two interlaced triangles are the Buddham-Gums of Creation. They contain the ’squaring of the Circle,’ the ‘Philosophers’ Stone,’ the great problems of Life and Death–the mystery of Evil. The Chela who can explain this sign from every one of its aspects is virtually an Adept.’”John Dee, Hieroglyphic Monad, Dr John Dee, WEISER BOOKS, Boston MA/York Beach, ME, page 76

Albert Pike associates the Great Secret of Freemasonry with the discovery of the Alchemists “Philosopher’s Stone.”

The philosopher’s stone is a legendary substance, allegedly capable of turning inexpensive metals into gold. It was sometimes believed to be an elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and possibly for achieving immortality. For a long time, it was the most sought-after goal in Western alchemy. In the view of spiritual alchemy, making the philosopher’s stone would bring enlightenment upon the maker and conclude the Great Work. It is also known by several other names, such as ‘materia prima.’  Ultimately, it is about bringing heaven down to earth.  Or the Sun (father) joining with the earth (mother) according to occult belief.

Tetractys the Cross & the Philosophers stone

Secret Teaching of All Ages pg 182
The TAU cross was inscribed on the forehead of every person admitted into the Mysteries of Mithras. When a king was initiated into the Egyptian Mysteries, the TAU was placed against his lips. It was tattooed upon the bodies of the candidates in some of the American Indian Mysteries. To the Qabbalist, the TAU stood for heaven and the Pythagorean tetractys. The Caduceus of Hermes was an outgrowth of the TAU cross.

1. The Tetractys symbolized the four elements — earth, air, fire, and water.
2. The first four numbers also symbolized the harmony of the spheres and the Cosmos.[citation needed]
3. The four rows added up to ten, which was unity of a higher order (in decimal).
4. The Tetractys represented the organization of space:
1. the first row represented zero-dimensions (a point)
2. the second row represented one-dimension (a line of two points)
3. the third row represented two-dimensions (a plane defined by a triangle of three points)
4. the fourth row represented three-dimensions (a tetrahedron defined by four points)

A prayer of the Pythagoreans shows the importance of the Tetractys (sometimes called the “Mystic Tetrad”), as the prayer was addressed to it.

“Bless us, divine number, thou who generated gods and men! O holy, holy Tetractys, thou that containest the root and source of the eternally flowing creation! For the divine number begins with the profound, pure unity until it comes to the holy four; then it begets the mother of all, the all-comprising, all-bounding, the first-born, the never-swerving, the never-tiring holy ten, the keyholder of all”.

The Pythagorean oath also mentioned the Tetractys:

“By that pure, holy, four lettered name on high,
nature’s eternal fountain and supply,
the parent of all souls that living be,
by him, with faith find oath, I swear to thee.”

Pythagorean tetractys
The correspondence between the Shem ha-meforash and the Tetragrammaton (IHVH) is revealed when we apply another rule of gematria to the four-letter word

There are some who believe that the tetractys and its mysteries influenced the early kabbalists. A Hebrew Tetractys in a similar way has the letters of the Tetragrammaton (the four lettered name of God in Hebrew scripture) inscribed on the ten positions of the tetractys, from right to left. It has been argued that the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, with its ten spheres of emanation, is in some way connected to the tetractys, but its form is not that of a triangle.

Here we see a connection of the Sacred Name, the tetractys, & the cross on the forehead.  Again, a counterfeit is seen.

As seen in Ezekiel 9, the ‘tav’ is marked on the head of the righteous

Eze 9:4  And YHWH said to him, Pass through in the midst of the city, in the midst of Jerusalem, and mark a mark on the foreheads of the men who are groaning and are mourning over all the abominations that are done in her midst.

In the Book of Revelation it is seen that the sacred Name is marked in the foreheads of the righteous

Rev 14:1  And I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion! And with Him were a hundred and forty four thousands, with the name of His Father having been written on their foreheads.
Rev 22:4  And they will see His face; and His name will be on their foreheads.

His Name is the Word
Rev 19:13  and having been clothed in a garment which had been dipped in blood. And His name is called The Word of God.

Here the name of YHWH is on the four points of the cross and the name Yahshua is in the 5 points of the pentagram.

Fra. Thomas D. Worrel, VII
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/2092/paper3.htm

The cross is a symbol that is about as universal and ancient as any symbol that has emerged out of man’s psyche. The cross symbolizes the meeting at right angles of horizontals and perpendiculars. Forces going in quite opposite directions but meeting at a central point, a common ground. It can symbolize the union of opposites and the dualism in nature. It can be the outstretch archetypal man with the infinite possibilities of growth being immortal. It represents eternal life. The cross can symbolize the decent of Spirit into matter.

It is the intersection of the level of time with the Eternity of the Spirit.
The cross is the axis of the cycle of the year whose spokes are the equinoxes and solstices. It is the crossroads where the four directions meet. In a Christian sense the cross signifies acceptance of sacrifice, suffering, and death as well as immortality. There is a legend that the cross of Christ was made out of wood from the Tree of Knowledge, the cause of the Fall, making it the instrument of Redemption. In the Egyptian mythos the crux ansata or – a type of cross – was a symbol of life, immortality, and health. It is held by the gods and goddesses. It also represented the union of Isis and Osiris.
Numerologically, the cross is sometimes represented by the number four. Within our own teachings: “No.4 is the Mystic number, and indicates the operative influence of the four elements.

Under this number, or the geometrical square, Pythagoras communicated the Ineffable Name of God to his chosen disciples.” In the Hebrew alphabet the last letter is called Tav. And Tav means “mark” or “cross” and its original form was written much like ankh or cross. I could go on with many more examples but I think we can see that the cross transcends human culture in both time and space. It is a symbol that ties us all together as a Brotherhood of Mankind. It is a symbol that goes to the very root of our being.

The rose (Latin, rosa, in Greek, rhodon) also is a symbol that has a rich and ancient history. And like the cross, it can have paradoxical meanings. It is at once a symbol of purity and a symbol of passion, heavenly perfection and earthly passion; virginity and fertility; death and life. The rose is the flower of the goddess Venus but also the blood of Adonis and of Christ. It is a symbol of transmutation – that of taking food from the earth and transmuting it into the beautiful fragrant rose. The rose garden is a symbol of Paradise. It is the place of the mystic marriage. In ancient Rome, roses were grown in the funerary gardens to symbolize resurrection. The thorns have represented suffering and sacrifice as well as the sins of the Fall from Paradise.

The rose has also been used as a sign of silence and secrecy. The word sub rosa “under the rose” referring to the demand for discretion whenever a rose was hung from the ceiling at a meeting. In the Mysteries roses were sacred to Isis. It is also the flower of her son Harpocrates or younger Horus, the god of silence. Numerologically, the rose represents the number 5. This is because the wild rose has 5 petals. And the petals on roses are in multiples of five. Geometrically, the rose corresponds with the pentagram and pentagon.Our teachings state: “No.5 is the emblem of Health and Safety; …it represents Spirit and the four elements.” The Pythagorean brotherhood used the pentagram as the symbol of their school.
The number five being associated with the rose has linked them with the 5 senses. In an absolute sense the rose has represented the expanding awareness of being through the development of the senses.

The Symbolism of the Rose-Cross
The basic rose cross symbol is that of a rose appended to the junction of the two lines of the cross – the center point. But the traditional Rosicrucian symbol is a cross of 6 squares whereon is a red rose of five petals. The cross is of 6 squares for a number of reasons. It relates the cross to the number six which is the number of the Tree of rife Sphere to which it corresponds, that is, the Sphere of Tiphareth (Beauty) also known as the Sphere of the Sun. The cross of six squares is also the unfolded cube of six faces. The perfect cube has been used to represent the Holy of Holies since Old Testament times. We know the tabernacle was 10 cubits in length, breadth, and height. The Sanctum Sanctorum of Solomon’s Temple likewise was cubically shaped using the measure of 20 cubits (666)*.

*Esarim Amah (20 Cubits) = 666

The number 666 is associated with the Tabernacle as can be seen by the Gematria of the following words:  This does not mean that the Temple/Tabernacle was evil but that this number is intimately connected with the Tabernacle/human body.

In Revelation (21:17-18) the New Jerusalem is likened to a perfect cube of pure gold. Gold is related to the cube, cross, and Sun sphere for a number of reasons. Gold is the metal associated with the sun. But also Qabalistically, the cube unfolds to a cross of six; this means that the units around the cross (the perimeter) add up to 14. The Hebrew word zahab means gold and the letters of the word add up to 14 (Zain + Heh + Beth or 7 + 5 + 2 = 14). In addition, all these symbols that correspond to six correspond geometrically to the hexagram.

Genesis of the Cosmos Paul A. LaViolette pg 177
“Several key aspects of this physics of cosmogenic process are summarized in the Rose Cross, an emblem consisting of a single circular rose at the center of an equal-armed cross. During a lecture in 1785, Alessandro Cagliostro, a renowned Sicilian scholar of the esoteric, reportedly stated that the ancient magi wore the Rose Cross around their necks on a golden chain.
Its origin was attributed to the god Hermes-Thoth, founder of the Order of the Magi. It was said that four letters were written between the branches of the cross, each letter expressing a mystery of nature. According to Cagliostro, these letters, taken from the 22 character “Alphabet of the Magi are as follows

So as not to reveal this sacred word to the profane, the magi replaced these letters on the Rose Cross with the four zodiac figures that compose the sphinx. The bull (Taurus), lion (Leo), eagle (Scorpio) and water bearer (Aquarius). The meanings ascribed to these four sacred letters of the magi alphabet correspond to the four sacred Hebrew letters yod he vav he. According to Sefer Bereshit, these four letters designated the divinity and were said to contain the key to all the sciences, divine as well as human. Yod signified the masculine unity principle; he, the femine duality principle; vav, the dynamic linking or uniting of these active and passive principles; and the second he signified the transition from one world to the next. The Rose Cross also relate to this creation theme. The cross signifies the implicit order, yod-he-vav. Like the Egyptian ankh and Tibetan dorjes, it symbolizes the crossing and coupling of the two primary ether transmutation streams, that unique juncture in the ether transmutation network that give birth to our physical universe. The rose, which is superimposed on the cross, apparently signifies the higher-level manifestation represented by the second he. Like the blooming cosmic lotus of Egyptian and Hindu mythology, it represents the physical creation. Applies to spiritual evolution, the Rose Cross also signifies the rebirth of the spirit into the afterlife.

In the Garden of Eden there were two choices.  The tree of Life or the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.  Both trees gave the choice of life.  The tree of Life which synonymous with Messiah Yahshua/the Torah/the Word which gives eternal life, or the tree of knowledge which is synonymous with the antichrist/lawlessness/religion which offers a false eternity…’ye shall not die.’

Lilith

Isa 34:14  The desert creatures (Targum – monsters) shall also meet with the howlers; and the shaggy goat (satyr) shall cry to his fellow. The screech owl (Heb. lillith Vulgate- lamla (witch)) shall also settle there, and find a place of rest for herself.
H3917 לילית li^yli^yth
BDB Definition:
1) “Lilith”, name of a female goddess known as a night demon who haunts the desolate places of Edom
1a) might be a nocturnal animal that inhabits desolate places
Līlīth (Syr. and Zab. lelitho), lit., the creature of the night, was a female demon (shēda^h) of the popular mythology; according to the legends, it was a malicious fairy that was especially hurtful to children, like some of the fairies of our own fairy tales.

Owl association

The Burney Relief

The Myth of the Goddess
“The Sumerian word for owl is ninna and the name Nin-ninna given to the goddess in her owl form meant ‘Divine Lady Owl’. The ancient texts also give the Akkadian word kilili for Nin-ninna, and this name was one shared by Innana and Ishtar. (Perhaps kilili is the original derivation of Lilith, who, much later, in biblical times, is called ‘night-owl or screech-owl’.”

Rafael Patai (The Hebrew Goddess 3rd ed. 1990) relates that in the Sumerian poem Gilgamesh and the Huluppu Tree, a she-demon named Lilith built her house in the Huluppu tree on the banks of the Euphrates before being routed by Gilgamesh. Patai then describes the Burney plaque:

“A Babylonian terra-cotta relief, roughly contemporary with the above poem, shows in what form Lilith was believed to appear to human eyes. She is slender, well shaped, beautiful and nude, with wings and owl-feet. She stands erect on two reclining lions which are turned away from each other and are flanked by owls. On her head she wears a cap embellished by several pairs of horns. In her hands she holds a ring and rod combination. Evidently this is no longer a lowly she-demon, but a goddess who tames wild beasts and, as shown by the owls on the reliefs, rules by night.”

Wolkstein and Kramer (Innana: Queen of Heaven and Earth 1983) present a psychological comparison of Lilith and Innana in a discussion of Ereshkigal, goddess of the Underworld:

“Ereshkigal, the neglected side of Innana, has certain qualities that are similar to Lilith’s. Both are connected to the nightime aspects of the feminine- the powerful, raging sexuality and the deep wounds accumulated from life’s rejections- which seek solace in physical union only. Lilith usually flees from rejections; Ereshkigal withdraws ‘underground.’ In ‘The Huluppu-Tree,’ when Lilith could not have her own way, she resentfully and destructively smashed her own home. The powerful Lilith of Innana’s adolescent days had to be sent away so Innana’s life-exploring talents could be developed. But now that Innana has become queen of her city, wife to her beloved, mother to her children, she is more able to face what she has neglected: the instinctual, wounded, frightened parts of herself…”

Talmud
Although references to Lilith in the Talmud are sparse, these passages provide the most comprehensive insight into the demoness yet seen in Judaic literature, which some speculate to echo Lilith’s purported Mesopotamian origins and prefigure her future as the perceived exegetical enigma of the Genesis account. Recalling the Lilith we have seen, Talmudic allusions to Lilith illustrate her essential wings and long hair dating back to her earliest extant mention in Gilgamesh:
“Rab Judah citing Samuel ruled: If an abortion had the likeness of Lilith its mother is unclean by reason of the birth, for it is a child but it has wings.” (Niddah 24b)
“[Expounding upon the curses of womanhood] In a Baraitha it was taught: She grows long hair like Lilith, sits when making water like a beast, and serves as a bolster for her husband.” (‘Erubin 100b)
Unique to the Talmud with regard to Lilith is her insalubrious carnality, alluded to in The Seductress but expanded upon here sans unspecific metaphors as the demoness assuming the form of a woman in order to sexually take men by force while they sleep:
“R. Hanina said: One may not sleep in a house alone [in a lonely house], and whoever sleeps in a house alone is seized by Lilith.” (Shabbath 151b)

Comparing ‘Erubin 18b and Shabbath 151b with the later passage from the Zohar: “She wanders about at night, vexing the sons of men and causing them to defile themselves (19b),” it appears clear that this Talmudic passage indicates such an adverse union between Adam and Lilith.

Male & Female Androgyny

Lilith from Michelangelo's The Temptation of Adam and Eve

And the Serpent, the Woman of Harlotry, incited and seduced Eve through the husks of Light which in itself is holiness. And the Serpent seduced Holy Eve, and enough said for him who understands. And all this ruination came about because Adam the first man coupled with Eve while she was in her menstrual impurity – this is the filth and the impure seed of the Serpent who mounted Eve before Adam mounted her. Behold, here it is before you: because of the sins of Adam the first man all the things mentioned came into being. For Evil Lilith, when she saw the greatness of his corruption, became strong in her husks, and came to Adam against his will, and became hot from him and bore him many demons and spirits and Lilin. (Patai81:455f)

Lilith pictures with Adam and Eve

http://jewishchristianlit.com//Topics/Lilith/aNePics.html

Lilith with Adam and Eve at Notre Dame Base of trumeau

Another similar monster was the Greek Lamia, who likewise governed a class of child stealing lamia-demons. Lamia bore the title “child killer” and was feared for her malevolence, like Lilith.  She has different conflicting origins and is described as having a human upper body from the waist up and a serpentine body from the waist down.
(Some depictions of Lamia picture her as having wings and feet of a bird, rather than being half serpent, similar to the earlier reliefs of Greek Sirens and the Lilitu.)

Lamia had a vicious sexual appetite that matched her cannibalistic appetite for children. She was notorious for being a vampiric spirit and loved sucking men’s blood.

Her gift was the “mark of a Sibyl,” a gift of second sight. Zeus was said to have given her the gift of sight. However, she was “cursed” to never be able to shut her eyes so that she would forever obsess over her dead children. Taking pity on Lamia, Zeus gave her the ability to remove and replace her eyes from their sockets.

Western Mystery Tradition

The western mystery tradition associates Lilith with the Klipoth of kabbalah. Samael Aun Weor in The Pistis Sophia Unveiled writes that homosexuals are the “henchmen of Lilith.” Likewise, women who undergo willful abortion, and those who support this practice are “seen in the sphere of Lilith.”  Dion Fortune writes, “The Virgin Mary is reflected in Lilith,” and that Lilith is the source of “lustful dreams.”  Indeed, if one meditates on negative (or inverted) Binah, one readily finds Lilith; to worship Lilith is to use the power of the Holy Spirit for negative purposes.

Note that the serpent has a woman’s head and torso. Detail from Temptation, Fall, and Expulsion  from Les Tres Riches Heures du Duc de Berry, 1411-1416. Brothers Limbourg, Franco-Flemish.
Is Ishtar/Astarte/Ashtoreth/Venus/Satan male or female?

http://bnaiavraham.net/teaching_articles/english_teachings/Satan/was_satan.htm

For most people the word “god” has masculine connotations — whereas “goddess” is attributed to the female idols. However, they are one and the same! The “GOD” that is worshipped throughout the whole world is really the Queen of heaven-Satan/Helel .The Queen of heaven often tales on BOTH male and female characteristics

The Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, vol.3, page 975, says of Ishtar: “Ishtar, the goddess of love and fertility, who was identified with the VENUS STAR and is actually entitled the “Mistress of Heaven” in the Amarna tablets. The difficulty is that the VENUS STAR was regarded in Palestine as a male deity..”

Unger’s Bible Dictionary, on page 412, says,”Ashtoreth, Astarte, a Canaanite goddess. In south Arabic the name is found as “Ashtar” a GOD identified with the planet VENUS.The name is cognate with the Babylonian Ishtar (Easter!), the goddess of sensual love, maternity, and fertility. In the Ras Shamara Tablets are found BOTH the masculine form “Ashtar” and the feminine “Ashtart”…

The History of Religions, by the University of Chicago, 1991,pages 261-278, confirms, “Inanna-Ishtar is a liminal figure; she is ANDROGYNOUS (having the characteristics of both sexes, man, head, woman) marginal, ambiguous. Inanna-Ishtar combines male aggressiveness with the force of superabundance of female sexuality. She is herself the “Harlot of Heaven”.  LIONS are especially associated with Ishtar. She is the only goddess to have an epithet of lioness, and with her fierceness and raging power it is indeed a fitting epithet, even more befitting the MALENESS of the goddess. The chief participants and actors in the goddess cult are well known by name. There is an ambiguity about their sexuality-whether they were eunuchs, hermaphrodites, or simply transvestites. Their transvestitism simulated the androgyny of Inanna-Ishtar. It was perhaps the inversion of the male-female binary opposition that thereby neutralized this opposition. By emulating their goddess WHO WAS BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, they shattered the boundary between the sexes.”

Both the words in this Scripture (1Kings 11:33) are translated from the word elohim. The Hebrew-English Lexicon by Brown, Driver, and Briggs 0n page 43 tells us that elohim can mean –”Pl.intensive, a.a god OR goddess.” Satan/Helel then possesses BOTH characteristics-Male and Female as a malak, and may be worshipped as BOTH a “God” and “Goddess”.

1Ki 11:33  Because they have forsaken Me, and bow themselves to Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, to Chemosh the god of Moab, to Milcom the god of the sons of Ammon; and have not walked in My ways, to do the right in My eyes, and My statutes and My judgments, as his father David did.

Crescent Moon, Lucifer & the Queen of Heaven

Isa 14:12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!

The Targum is,

“how art thou fallen from on high, who was shining among the sons of men, as the star Venus among the stars.”
Keil & Delitzsch commentary on Isaiah 14:12
(Note: It is singular, however, that among the Semitic nations the morning star is not personified as a male (Heōsphoros or Phōsphoros), but as a female (Astarte, see at Isa_17:8), and that it is called Nâghâh, Ashtoreth, Zuhara, but never by a name derived from hâlal; whilst the moon is regarded as a male deity (Sin), and in Arabic hilâl signifies the new moon, which might be called ben- shacar (son of the dawn), from the fact that, from the time when it passes out of the invisibility of its first phase, it is seen at sunrise, and is as it were born out of the dawn.)

H7720
שׂהרן
śahărôn
BDB Definition:
1) moon, crescent
1a) as ornament
Part of Speech: noun masculine
A Related Word by BDB/Strong’s Number: from the same as H5469

The Secret Language Of Symbols – David Fontana page 121

“A symbol of ascent from the underworld (the three days of the dark moon). The crescent moon is an attribute of Isis, the Great Mother of the Egyptians, and in Christian iconography, of the Virgin Mary”.

Deu 17:2  If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
Deu 17:3  And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;

Deu 4:15  Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
Deu 4:16  Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Deu 4:17  The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
Deu 4:18  The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Deu 4:19  And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

Jdg 8:21 Then Zeḇaḥ and Tsalmunna said, “Rise yourself, and fall on us. For as a man is, so is his might.” So Giḏʽon arose and slew Zeḇaḥ and Tsalmunna, and took the crescent ornaments which were on their camels’ necks.

Isa 3:18 In that day יהוה  takes away the finery of the anklets, and the headbands, and the crescents,

wikipedia.org
Artemis later became identified with Selene, a Titaness who was a Greek moon goddess, sometimes depicted with a crescent moon above her head. She was also identified with the Roman goddess Diana, with the Etruscan goddess Artume, and with the Greek or Carian goddess Hecate.

“Goddess of the forests and the Moon,
Diana of the Silver Crescent,
I chant my praises to you.
I lift my arms to your heavenly Crescent.
My thanks to you for caring for the woodland creatures,
For protecting the forests and meadow lands.
Protect me and mine, for we are your spiritual children.
Lovely Diana, I sing your praises.
from “Moon Magick” by D. J. Conway

This is a picture of worshiping to Sin was carved on the walls in Ziggurat Temple. See the picture of Crescent moon was carved on the wall.

Isis

“Isis was often represented standing on the crescent moon, with twelve stars surrounding her head. In almost every Roman Catholic church on the continent of Europe may be seen pictures
and statues of Mary, the “Queen of Heaven,” standing on the crescent moon, her head  surrounded with twelve stars.”
-From Bethlehem to Calvary – Chapter Two Alice Bailey

“Goddess veneration of the “virgin with child”
has been a central belief for various societies
throughout history, including some aspects of
Christianity. Indeed, many leading occultists
see striking parallels between the Roman Catholic
“Virgin Mary”–the “Queen of Heaven”–and the
goddess Isis. And the comparison is startling.
Presently, Roman Catholicism holds Mary
to be eternally virgin, just as Isis was.
Catholicism also contends that Mary was
without sin, making her into a type of “god.”
In fact, there are some who claim that Mary
is the “fourth person” within the Trinity.
This belief is linked to Catholicism’s
claim that Mary now has a direct say in
mankind’s salvation through her role of
co-redemption and mediation. Hence, the
elevated Mary becomes a “goddess” in the
Catholic faith, just as Isis was a goddess
in the pantheon of Egyptian deities. And just
as Isis was (and still is) called “Mother of
the World” and “Queen of Heaven,” so too
Mary is now exalted with these same titles.”
-Isis: “Queen of Heaven”
by Carl Teichrib

Ishtar

Mother & Child in China

A symbol of the Sun, a star or rosette surrounded by buffalo horns or a crescent is a common variation of this motif. In Sumer, the eight-pointed star in the crescent could stand for Inanna-Ishtar, associated with the planet Venus, and also possibly at the same time her twin brother, Utu the Sun God. Both Inanna and Utu were children of Nanna-Suen, whose symbol again is the crescent Moon.

Golden calf worship

Mary – Mother goddess

Shiva

The crescent moon is also a symbol associated with the Hindu’s iconography: with the deity Shiva, who wears it at the top of his matted hair.

Allah

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/moongod.htm

Evidence gathered from both North and South Arabia demonstrate that Moon-god worship was clearly active even in Muhammad’s day and was still the dominant cult. According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the Moon-god was Sin, his title was al- ilah, i.e. “the deity,” meaning that he was the chief or high god among the gods. As Coon pointed out, “The god Il or Ilah was originally a phase of the Moon God.” The Moon-god was called al- ilah, i.e. the god, which was shortened to Allah in pre-Islamic times. The pagan Arabs even used Allah in the names they gave to their children. For example, both Muhammad’s father and uncle had Allah as part of their names.

The fact that they were given such names by their pagan parents proves that Allah was the title for the Moon-god even in Muhammad’s day. Prof. Coon goes on to say, “Similarly, under Mohammed’s tutelage, the relatively anonymous Ilah, became Al-Ilah, The God, or Allah, the Supreme Being.”

Al-Kindi, one of the early Christian apologists against Islam, pointed out that Islam and its god Allah did not come from the Bible but from the paganism of the Sabeans. They did not worship the God of the Bible but the Moon-god and his daughters al-Uzza, al-Lat and Manat. Dr. Newman concludes his study of the early Christian-Muslim debates by stating, “Islam proved itself to be…a separate and antagonistic religion which had sprung up from idolatry.” Islamic scholar Caesar Farah concluded “There is no reason, therefore, to accept the idea that Allah passed to the Muslims from the Christians and Jews.” The Arabs worshipped the Moon-god as a supreme deity. But this was not biblical monotheism. While the Moon-god was greater than all other gods and goddesses, this was still a polytheistic pantheon of deities. Now that we have the actual idols of the Moon-god, it is no longer possible to avoid the fact that Allah was a pagan god in pre-Islamic times. Is it any wonder then that the symbol of Islam is the crescent moon? That a crescent moon sits on top of their mosques and minarets? That a crescent moon is found on the flags of Islamic nations? That the Muslims fast during the month which begins and ends with the appearance of the crescent moon in the sky?

http://amos37.com/2009/11/13/hilal-means-crescent/

The crescent and star, while generally regarded as Islamic symbols today, have long been used in Asia Minor and by the ancient Turks, earlier than the advent of Islam. According to archaeological excavations, Gِktürks used the crescent and star figure on their coins. The 1500-year-old coin includes three crescent moon figures and a star near a person. The crescent is one of the oldest symbols known to humanity. Together with the sun, it appeared on Akkadian seals as early as 2300 BC and from at least the second millennium BC it was the symbol of the Mesopotamian Moon gods Nanna in Sumer and Sin in Babylonia, Sin being the “Lamp of Heaven and Earth”.

For ages the crescent was the emblem of the Chaldean Astarte, the Egyptian Isis, and the Greek Diana, all of them Queens of Heaven, and finally became the emblem of Mary the Virgin. “The Greek Christian Empire of Constantinople held it as their palladium. Upon the conquest by the Turks, the Sultan adopted it.

“Sîn, moon god of Semitic origin, worshiped in ancient Middle Eastern religions. One of the principal deities in the Babylonian and Assyrian pantheons, he was lord of the calendar and of wisdom. The chief centers of his worship were at Harran and at Ur, where he was known as Nanna.” (encyclopedia.com, Sîn).  Haran is also known as the city of the moon god.  This is the place where Abraham was called out of.  We are called out of darkness and into His marvelous light.  The bible is our source of light.

He is commonly designated as En-zu, or “lord of wisdom.” During the period (c.2600-2400 BC) that Ur exercised a large measure of supremacy over the Euphrates valley, Sin was naturally regarded as the head of the pantheon. It is to this period that we must trace such designations of Sin as “father of the gods”, “chief of the gods”, “creator of all things”, and the like. The “wisdom” personified by the moon-god is likewise an expression of the science of astrology, in which the observation of the moon’s phases is an important factor.

His wife was Ningal (“Great Lady”), who bore him Utu/Shamash (“Sun”) and Inanna/Ishtar (the planet Venus). The tendency to centralize the powers of the universe leads to the establishment of the doctrine of a triad consisting of Sin/Nanna and his children.

Sin had a beard made of lapis lazuli and rode on a winged bull. The bull was one of his symbols, through his father, Enlil, “Bull of Heaven”, along with the crescent and the tripod (which may be a lamp-stand). On cylinder seals, he is represented as an old man with a flowing beard and the crescent symbol. In the astral-theological system he is represented by the number 30 and the moon. This number probably refers to the average number of days (correctly around 29.53) in a lunar month, as measured between successive new moons.

Egyptians

They are subdivided, like the rest, into seven classes or Hierarchies, In Egypt although the moon received less worship than in Chaldea or India, still Isis stands as the representative of Luna-Lunus, “the celestial Hermaphrodite”. Strange enough while the modern connect the moon only with lunacy and generation, the ancient nations, who knew better, have, individually and collectively, connected their “wisdom gods” with it. Thus in Egypt the lunar gods are Thoth, Hermes and Chons; in India it is Budha, the Son of Soma, the moon; in Chaldea Nebo is the lunar god of Secret Wisdom, etc., etc.

The Greeks used it to represent the goddess Artemis or Diana of the Romans.  Typically depicted as Goddess of the hunt with a bow and crescent moon.  These are mentioned in the New Testament which we see in  Acts 19  where  it is recorded… “And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?”

This image that fell down in Ephesus from Jupiter is reported to be given to Abraham when he was reconstructing the Kaaba.  Ishmael reportedly was given the original transparent hyacinth stone, but became black by reason of sinners kissing.  Which is performed as idol worship every year during pilgrimage at Mecca.  It was according to tradition given to be the corner stone of the rebuilt Kaaba to attest to Gabriels diety.Source:Nature – Google Books It is the one and same idol of the black rock of the Kaaba which is a meteorite.  The ancients worshipped these meteoric stones that where super heated and smooth attributing heaven as it’s source.  Of note also is the Greek goddess took a meteorite (stone that fell from heaven)  to Tyre according to Eusebius to worship it there in a shrine.

Catholic – Islamic connection

Calvin and Luther saw the Antichrist as both the papacy and Islam: The papacy was the Western Antichrist and Islam the Eastern Antichrist. Calvin refered to them as the two “horns” and Luther called them the two “legs” of the Antichrist. (Luther’s Works, Weimer ed., 53, 394f)
“Lyke as Mahomet saith ty his Alcoran is ye soveraine wisdome, so saith the Pope of his owne decrees: For they be the two hornes of Antichrist.”

The Sermons of M. John Calvin upon the Fifth Booke of Moses called Deuteronomie

“the Pope is the spirit of antichrist, and the Turk is the flesh of antichrist. They help each other in their murderous work. The latter slaughters bodily by the sword; and the former spiritually by doctrine.”
—Martin Luther, Tischreden, Weimer ed., 1, No. 330

Albert Rivera – The Prophet

What I’m going to tell you is what I learned in secret briefings in the Vatican when I was a Jesuit priest, under oath and induction.

A Jesuit cardinal named Augustine Bea showed us how desperately the Roman Catholics wanted Jerusalem at the end of the third century. Because of its religious history and its strategic location, the Holy City was considered a priceless treasure. A scheme had to be developed to make Jerusalem a Roman Catholic city.

The great untapped source of manpower that could do this job was the children of Ishmael. The poor Arabs fell victim to one of the most clever plans ever devised by the powers of darkness.

Early Christians went everywhere with the gospel setting up small churches, but they met heavy opposition. Both the Jews and the Roman government persecuted the believers in Christ to stop their spread.

But the Jews rebelled against Rome, and in 70 AD, Roman armies under General Titus smashed Jerusalem and destroyed the great Jewish temple which was the heart of Jewish worship_in fulfillment of Christ’s prophecy in Matthew 24:2. On this holy placed today where the temple once stood, the Dome of the Rock Mosque stands as Islam’s second most holy place.

Sweeping changes were in the wind. Corruption, apathy, greed, cruelty, perversion and rebellion were eating at the Roman Empire, and it was ready to collapse. The persecution against Christians was useless as they continued to lay down their lives for the gospel of Christ.

The only way Satan could stop this thrust was to create a counterfeit “Christian” religion to destroy the work of God. The solution was in Rome. Their religion had come from ancient Babylon and all it needed was a face-lift. This didn’t happen overnight, but began in the writings of the “early church fathers.”

It was through their writings that a new religion would take shape. The statue of Jupiter in Rome was eventually called St. Peter, and the statue of Venus was changed to the Virgin Mary. The site chosen for its headquarters was on one of the seven hills called “Vaticanus,” the place of diving serpent where the Satanic temple of Janus stood.

The great counterfeit religion was Roman Catholicism, called “Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of Harlots and Abominations of the Earth.” Revelation 17:5. She was raised up to block the gospel, slaughter the believers in Christ, establish religions, create wars and make the nations drunk with the wine of her fornication as we will see.

Another problem was the true Christians in North Africa who preached the gospel. Roman Catholicism was growing in power, but would not tolerate opposition. Somehow the Vatican had to create a weapon to eliminate both the Jews and the true Christian believers who refused to accept Roman Catholicism. Looking to North Africa, they saw the multitudes of Arabs as a source of manpower to do their dirty work.

Some Arabs had become Roman Catholic, and could be used in reporting information to leaders in Rome. Others were used in an underground spy network to carry out Rome’s master plan to control the great multitudes of Arabs who rejected Catholicism. When “St Augustine” appeared on the scene, he knew what was going on. His monasteries served as bases to seek out and destroy Bible manuscripts owned by the true Christians.

The Vatican wanted to create a messiah for the Arabs, someone they could raise up as a great leader, a man with charisma whom they could train, and eventually unite all the non-Catholic Arabs behind him, creating a mighty army that would ultimately capture Jerusalem for the pope. In the Vatican briefing, Cardinal Bea told us this story:

A wealthy Arabian lady who was a faithful follower of the pope played a tremendous part in this drama. She was a widow named Khadijah. She gave her wealth to the church and retired to a convent, but was given an assignment. She was to find a brilliant young man who could be used by the Vatican to create a new religion and become the messiah for the children of Ishmael. Khadijah had a cousin named Waraquah,, who was also a very faithful Roman Catholic and the Vatican placed him in a critical role as Muhammad’s advisor. He had tremendous influence on Muhammad.

Teachers were sent to young Muhammad and he had intensive training. Muhammad studied the works of St. Augustine which prepared him for his “great calling.” The Vatican had Catholic Arabs across North Africa spread the story of a great one who was about to rise up among the people and be the chosen one of their God. While Muhammad was being prepared, he was told that his enemies were the Jews and that the only true Christians were Roman Catholic. He was taught that others calling themselves Christians were actually wicked impostors and should be destroyed. Many Muslims believe this.

Muhammad began receiving “divine revelations” and his wife’s Catholic cousin Waraquah helped interpret them. From this came the Koran. In the fifth year of Muhammad’s mission, persecution came against his followers because they refused to worship the idols in the Kaaba.

Muhammad instructed some of them to flee to Abysinnia where Negus, the Roman Catholic king accepted them because Muhammad’s views on the virgin Mary were so close to Roman Catholic doctrine. These Muslims received protection from Catholic kings because of Muhammad’s revelations.

Muhammad later conquered Mecca and the Kaaba was cleared of idols. History proves that before Islam came into existence, the Sabeans in Arabia worshiped the moon-god who was married to the sun-god. They gave birth to three goddesses who were worshipped throughout the Arab world as “Daughters of Allah” An idol excavated at Hazor in Palestine in 1950′s shows Allah sitting on a throne with the crescent moon on his chest.

Muhammad claimed he had a vision from Allah and was told, “You are the messenger of Allah.” This began his career as a prophet and he received many messages. By the time Muhammad died, the religion of Islam was exploding. The nomadic Arab tribes were joining forces in the name of Allah and his prophet, Muhammad.

Some of Muhammad’s writings were placed in the Koran, others were never published. They are now in the hands of high ranking holy men (Ayatollahs) in the Islamic faith. When Cardinal Bea shared with us in the Vatican, he said, These writings are guarded because they contain information that links the Vatican to the creation of Islam.

The next plan was to control Islam. In 1910, Portugal was going Socialistic. Red flags were appearing and the Catholic Church was facing a major problem. Increasing numbers were against the church. The Jesuits wanted Russia involved, and the location of this vision at Fatima could play a key part in pulling Islam to the Mother Church. In 1917, the Virgin appeared in Fatima. “The Mother of God” was a smashing success, playing to overflow crowds. As a result, the Socialists of Portugal suffered a major defeat.

Roman Catholics world-wide began praying for the conversion of Russia and the Jesuits invented the Novenas to Fatima which they could perform throughout North Africa, spreading good public relations to the Muslim world. The Arabs thought they were honoring the daughter of Muhammad, which is what the Jesuits wanted them to believe.

As a result of the vision of Fatima, Pope Pius XII ordered his Nazi army to crush Russia and the Orthodox religion and make Russia Roman Catholic.” A few years after he lost World war II, Pope Pius XII startled the world with his phoney dancing sun vision to keep Fatima in the news. It was great religious show biz and the world swallowed it. Not surprisingly, Pope Pius was the only one to see this vision.

As a result, a group of followers has grown into a Blue Army world-wide, totaling millions of faithful Roman Catholics ready to die for the blessed virgin. But we haven’t seen anything yet. The Jesuits have their Virgin Mary scheduled to appear four or five times in China, Russia, and major appearance in the U.S.

What has this got to do with Islam? Note Bishop Sheen’s statement:

“Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima marked the turning point in the history of the world’s 350 million Muslims. After the death of his daughter, Muhammad wrote that she “is the most holy of all women in Paradise, next to Mary.” He believed that the Virgin Mary chose to be known as Our Lady of Fatima as a sign and a pledge that the Muslims who believe in Christ’s virgin birth, will come to believe in His divinity.

Walter Veith – Catholic Islam connectionclick here

Asherah- Tree of knowledge

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Ashtoreth
The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male deity (Jdg_10:6; 1Sa_7:4; 1Sa_12:10). These names often occur in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer_44:17; 1Ki_11:5, 1Ki_11:33; 2Ki_23:13). There was a temple of this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1Sa_31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1Ki_11:33). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1Ki_18:19). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jer_44:25).

John Gill

the star of your god {hexagram/Talisman of Saturn/seal of Solomon/star of David}, which ye made to yourselves; or the star “your god” (q); meaning the same with Chiun or Saturn; perhaps the same with the star that fell from the air or sky*, mentioned by Sanchoniatho (r); which Astarte, the wife of Chronus or Saturn, is said to take and consecrate in Tyre; this they made for themselves, and worshipped as a deity.

Astarte was the wife of Saturn.  Otherwise known as the wife of Nimrod. Please notice in the image above that the hexagram was her symbol as well.  More on this at the bottom of this study.

ISBE (International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)

In Assyrian asirtu, which appears also under the forms asrātu, esrēti (plural) and asru, had the further signification of “sanctuary.” Originally Asirtu, the wife of Asir, and asirtu, “sanctuary,” seem to have had no connection with one another, but the identity in the pronunciation of the two words caused them to be identified in signification, and as the tree-trunk or cone of stone which symbolized Asherah was regarded as a Beth-el or “house of the deity*,” wherein the goddess was immanent, the word Asirtu, Asherah, came to denote the symbol of the goddess. The trunk of the tree was often provided with branches, and assumed the form of the tree of life*. It was as a trunk, however, that it was forbidden to be erected by the side of “the altar of Yahweh” (Deu_16:21; see Jdg_6:25, Jdg_6:28, Jdg_6:30; 2Ki_23:6). Accordingly the symbol made for Asherah by his mother was “cut down” by Asa (1Ki_15:13). So, too, we hear of Asherim or symbols of the goddess being set up on the high places under the shade of a green tree (Jer_17:2; see 2Ki_17:10). Manasseh introduced one into the temple at Jerusalem (2Ki_21:3, 2Ki_21:7).
Exo 23:24  You shall not bow down to their gods, and you shall not serve them. And you shall not do according to their works. But tearing you shall tear them down, and smashing you shall smash their pillars.

H4676 מצּבה matstsêbâh
BDB Definition:
1) pillar, mastaba, stump
1a) pillar
1a1) as monument, personal memorial
1a2) with an altar
1b) (Hophal) stock, stump (of tree)*

*This is the word used in Genesis referring to the stone that Jacob anointed and proclaimed as Bethel.

Gen 28:18  And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar{H4678 matstsebeth}, and poured oil upon the top of it.
Gen 28:19  And he called the name of that place Bethel
{H1008 house of God}:: but the name of that city was called Luz at the first.
Gen 35:14  And Jacob set up a pillar(H4678 matstsebeth) in the place where he talked with him, even a pillar of stone: and he poured a drink offering thereon, and he poured oil thereon {This is a strong reference to the Messiah, which means anointed one.}.
Gen 35:15  And Jacob called the name of the place where God spake with him, Bethel{H1008 בּית־אלbeytḣ’el house of God}

Messiah is the image of Elohim
2Co 4:4  in whom the god of this age has blinded the thoughts of the unbelieving, so that the brightness of the gospel of the glory of Christ who is the image of God, should not dawn on them.

The congregation of believers are to be the “image” of Messiah
Rom 8:29  because whom He foreknew, He also predestinated to be conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.
2Co 3:18  But we all with our face having been unveiled, having beheld the glory of the Lord in a mirror, are being changed into the same image from glory to glory, as from the Lord Spirit.

Here we see that the pillar that Jacob anointed is to be the house of Elohim.  His house are His people (Hebrews 3:6).  His body.  Pictured by the menorah, the tree of Life.  The counterfeit is a pillar/Asherah which is called Bethel.  The antichrist’s house are his people.  His body.  Pictured by the Asherah, the tree of knowledge.

Our “star,” Greek ” aster,” Latin stella, is akin*. Her worship was most licentious and abominable; closely connected with that of (See ASHERAH, “THE GROVE”. Ashtoreh is the goddess, asherah “the grove,” the image or the symbol of the goddess, of wood;* asher, yashar, “to be straight,” a straight stem of a tree living, or fixed upright (1Ki_18:19; 2Ki_21:7; 2Ki_23:6; 2Ki_23:13-14; 2Ki_23:15; Jdg_6:25; Jdg_6:30). The “bringing out the asherah from the house of the Lord,” and the “cutting down,” suit such a symbol, not a grace in our sense. The active and passive powers of nature, generative and receptive, suggested the male and female deities, Baal and Ashtoreh. {This is seen further in the principle ‘as above, so below’ which will be discussed in connection to the mark of the beast in a future study, Yah willing}

Again, another connection to the star (hexagram/pentagram) and the Asherah.

Exo 34:11  Take heed for yourself what I am commanding you today. Behold, I am about to drive out from before your face the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite.
Exo 34:12  Take heed to yourself, that you not cut a covenant with the people of the land to which you are going in, that it not be a snare in your midst.
Exo 34:13  But you shall cut down their altars, break their pillars, and you shall cut off their Asherahs.
Exo 34:14  For you shall not bow to another god, for YHWH whose name is Jealous, He is a jealous God;*

1Co 10:20  But the things the nations sacrifice, “they sacrifice to demons, and not to God.” Deut. 32:17 But I do not want you to become sharers of demons;
1Co 10:21  you cannot drink the cup of the Lord and a cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord, and a table of demons.

1Co 10:22  Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
Deut. 32:21

Deu 7:5  But you shall deal with them in this way: you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces the cult-stones; and you shall cut down their Asherahs; and you will burn their carved images with fire.
Deu 7:6  For you are a holy people to YHWH your God. YHWH your God has chosen you to be His own treasure out of all the people on the face of the earth.

John Gill commentary on Deu. 7:5

Deu 7:5  But thus shall ye deal with them,…. The inhabitants of the land of Canaan:

ye shall destroy their altars; on which they sacrificed to their idols:

and break down their images; of their gods, and the statues and pillars erected to the honour of them:

and cut down their groves; sacred to idols, which were usually planted on hills, and about Heathen temples, and under which idols were placed to be worshipped. The Targum of Jonathan calls them trees of their adoration, under which they worshipped; though there was a worship paid to them, not indeed directly to them, or for their sakes, but for the sake of the idols they were sacred to, or were placed under them; so Maimonides (e) says, a tree which at first was planted to be worshipped is forbidden of any use (or profit); and this is the אשרה, or “grove”, spoken of in the law, a tree planted and lopped, of which a graven image is made for an idol; and so the tree that has been worshipped, though the body of it is, not forbidden, all the shoots and leaves, and the branches, and the fruits it produces all the time it is worshipped, are forbidden to be used: though the word here used sometimes seems to signify, not a grove of trees, but some image itself, since we read of it in the temple, 2Ki_21:7,

and burn their graven images with fire; distinguished from their molten images, which may be meant in a preceding clause, and which are particularly mentioned as to be destroyed as well as these, Num_33:52.

(e) Hilchot Obede Cochabim, c. 8. sect. 3, 4. Vid. Misn. Avodah Zarah, c. 3. sect. 7.

Deu 12:3  And you shall break down their altars, and shatter their standing pillars. And you shall burn their Asherahs with fire. And you shall cut down the carved images of their gods, and shall destroy their names out of that place.
Deu 12:4  You shall not do so to YHWH your God.

Kundalini connection

Kundalini is the belief that there is a serpent encoiled at the base of the spine which can be meditation and ’spiritual’ acts, causing it to climb the spine where it reaches your pineal gland and opens your ‘3rd eye.’   Interestingly, the word for spine and tree are the same.

The serpent rises up the spine to the pineal gland which was represented in ancient cultures as the pine cone….the fruit of the pine tree.

Staff of Osiris

Staff of Bacchus

The pine cone is associated with the Sumerian Annunaki who are said to have ‘created’ men from clay jars.  This is referring to manipulation of DNA which will need to be discussed in greater detail in another study but needless to say it is associated with the Kundalini spirit, the ‘awakening’ of the serpent and the result of man being ‘enlightened’ or evolving into a higher spiritual being.

Image of Ninurta (Saturn)

Christmas tree = tree of knowledgeclick here.  Christmas is an ‘evolved’ form of Saturnalia, the yearly rehearsal of the Golden Age of Saturn.

What symbol(s) usually adorn the top of the Christmas tree?

The pentagram

Hexagrams

Angels

This all points to man becoming ‘god.’  An ‘enlightened being’ know good and evil and ‘shall not die.’

The Hexagram and the Pentagram are synonomous

The pentacle is also the logo of the Theosophical Society. Founder H.P. Blavatsky identifies the pentacle as: “Any geometrical figure, especially double equilateral triangle, the six-pointed star, (like the theosophical pentacle).”  The Theosophical Glossary, p. 251.

Albert Pike, stated: “…the blazing star… represents [the] Star of Horus…Morning Star…Star of Set…Lucifer.”  Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets Of The Eastern Star, pp.52-53

Since the quintessence is symbolized by the pentacle or six-pointed star, we may infer that this essence which enhances material elements is Lucifer, symbolized in occult language by the eagle or phoenixclick here.

The Blazing Star

Theosophist Charles Leadbeater wrote in The Hidden Life of Freemasonry: “The blazing star is properly six-pointed.” The History Of Freemasonry, p. 79.

Rosicrucian Grand Master, Max Heindels, identifies December 24 and 25 as the most potent time of the astrological year and the ideal time for initiation rites:

Max Heindels, Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception: Mystic Christianity, CA:Rosicrucian Fellowship, 1988, p. 390.

“The night between the 24th and 25th of December is the holy night, par excellence, of the entire year. The zodiacal sign of the Immaculate Celestial Virgin stands upon the eastern horizon near midnight. The sun of the new year is then born and starts upon his journey from the southernmost point toward the northern hemisphere, to save that part of humanity (physically) from the darkness and famine which would inevitably result if he were to remain permanently south of the equator… The spiritual influences are strongest, in the north, at midnight of the 24th of December… It would then be easiest for those who wish to take a definite step toward initiation to get in conscious touch with the spiritual time… The blazing star is ever there to guide him.

Baphomet

This depiction of Eliphas Levi’s baphomet is full of numerous references to the mark of the beast.  The hands are in the gesture of the ‘hand of god.’  I hand up, the other down representing the concept of ‘as above, so below.’  The sun and moon representing the male and female ‘god,’ baphomet itself is part male and part female pointing to ‘Adam Kadmon.’  The image is also part man and part beast pointing to Genesis 6click here.  The obelisk is entwined with serpents which is a representation of the caduceusclick here, and on a deeper level DNA (According to Eliphas Levi, the rod standing symbolized eternal life…).  Between the two horns on the head of the image, the third horn has a pine cone on top which represents the pineal gland or the ‘third eye’ of enlightenment in the mysteries where man ‘evolves’ into godhood when this eye is openedclick here.

Solve et Coagula

On the arms of baphomet are written solve et coagula, translated into English as “solution and coagulation.”  This motto derives from Alchemy. In Alchemy solve or solutio refers to the breaking down of elements and coaguala refers to their coming together, in the process of transmuting base metal into gold or arriving at the Philosopher’s stone.

The hand of ‘Benediction’/’hand of God’

Above in Eliphas Levi’s depiction of baphomet two fingers are up and two are down.  This hand gesture is used by the Pope’s to denote the two natures of Messiah.  Human and divine.  As seen above, this is the gesture of the ‘hand of mysteries.’

Pictorial History of Magic and the Supernatural, by Maurice Besey

Notice the yin and yang, the black and white triangle and the shadow figure of the hand which forms the goat/baphomet.  This further displays the imagery of Baphomet representing the concept of ‘as above so below,’ the union of opposites…man becoming god.

From essene.com
Sign of Benediction or Blessing
In Christianity, this sign is utilized mainly by the priesthood. It is used by priests to bless people and consecrate objects. To assume this sign, the third and fourth fingers are folded onto the palms with the index and middle fingers held upright. The thumb may also be erect or it may be folded upon the ring finger. The significance of the erect thumb and first two fingers in the act of blessing is that the grace, virtue, and power of the Holy Trinity are being conveyed. Occultly, the subtle energies flowing from the hands are stronger at the terminal points of these digits than they are at the ring and little fingers.

The act of blessing or consecration is facilitated by the benediction mudra. The benediction mudra is a sign, signal and code to our Higher Self and spiritual beings that the act of blessing is about to take place and that cooperation from them is requested. Psycho-energetically, the mudra also temporarily rearranges the auric and etheric structures to act as a conduit for the flow of “gift-waves,” as blessings are called in the Buddhist Vajrayana tradition.

Catholicism

Ignatius Loyola founder of the Jesuit Order

'Christ' with 'hand of God' sign

The Hand of God – Greek form.  This position of the Hand simulates the letters IC XC which are contractions of the name Jesus Christ in Greek.

'Christ' giving the Greek Hand of God sign

This hand sign is called the Prthvi Mudra in the Eastern religions and is used to bring ‘balance’ to the body (ie as above so below).

Buddha

DaVinci’s painting of John the Baptist giving the ‘hand of God’ sign.

DaVinci’s sketch of ‘angel in the flesh’ looks exactly the same as the above painting (the head and hand sign at least, the rest of the painting is of an androgynous figure with male and female parts.  This represents ‘Adam Kadmon’ who is a picture of the beast.  Part beast (angel) part man.  A mixture.  More on this in a future study, Yah willing.

Statue of ‘St. Peter’ making the ‘hand of God sign

The Statue of “Saint Peter” is really a statue of Jupiter… which the Romans called Saturnusclick here

Freemasonry 33rd degree

This jewel represents the Thirty-third and Last Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. It belonged to Illustrious Brother Forrest Adair from Atlanta Consistory No. 2.

Notice the hand gesture

The Mysteries

As can be seen above, both Catholicism and Freemasonry uses the ‘benediction hand sign.’  This is because both groups are derived from the same source, the mystery religions.

'Star of Epiphany' of Catholicism

Blazing Star of Freemasonry

Rosette of Catholicism

Rose-Croix Esthetique of Freemasonry

Pelican of Catholicism

Pelican of Freemasonry

Cross and Crown of Catholicism

Cross and Crown of Freemasonry

Mudras

The use of hand signs in the mysteries is best explained by the Eastern concept of ‘mudras.’

The Sanskrit term mudra derives from the verb mud, meaning ‘to please (the gods)’, and the word generally refers to a seal, mark, or sign.

Illustration from the Bessey Book, on Magic, and the Super-Natural

The caption reads:

Amulets with a magical significance, composed of two fingers or of a hand with folded fingers.  The symbol is found in the ‘Mudras’ of Chinese tradition, India, and even in the benediction gesture of Christ, now practiced by Catholic priests.  The thumb, symbolizing the phallus, is inserted into the other fingers as a sign of the creative act.

The hierophant

The hierophant of the tarot cards gives the same imagery as baphomet because the hierophant represents the same thing as baphomet.  It is believed by some that the tarot cards were derived from the Knights Templar who were made infamous for worshiping the idol of Baphomet.

“There is a distinctly sadistic aspect to this card; not unnaturally, since it derives from the Legend of Pasiphae, the prototype of all the legends of Bull-Gods.” (Aleister Crowley, The Book of Thoth)

Saturn = the bull-god/Molechclick here

The Hierophant represents ‘transformation.’  It is said that he holds the ‘keys of transformation.’  This is interesting to note because the symbol in the hands of the above figure is the ‘triquetra’ or triskela which represents man becoming a god.  It is also a representation of the ‘sacred spiral’ which comes from the Fibonacci pattern spoken of above.  Notice also the shamrock type image behind the head of the hierophant.  The shamrock and the triquetra have the same meaning.

The shamrock, which was also called the “seamroy” by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring.

As seen above, the shamrock symbol of Ireland traces back to ancient times.  The cluster of three orbs symbolize them, just as they do the Word or Life Force of God.

The shamrock and the Ivy are very much the same.  The ivyclick here is a symbol of the mark of the beast and points to the same thing as the ‘three orbs’.  Man becoming ‘god.’  The fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

http://www.aestheteka.com/Mark%20of%20the%20Beast.htm

The Triquetra symbol above is a composed of three Vesica Piscii, the holy symbol of the Pythagorean Christos.
It is composed of three ‘almond-shaped’ icthyi, each with a height to width ratio of 1.73205, which is the square root of three. This ratio gave rise to the Divine number 153 (the complete mathematical ratio being 265:153, the ratio of whole numbers under 1000, which approximated the square root of 3.) 153 is the number of fish Yahshua caught in the Gospel of John 21:11.

Joh 21:5  Then Jesus said to them, Children, do you not have anything to eat? They answered Him, No.
Joh 21:6  And He said to them, Cast the net into the right side of the boat and you will find.
Joh 21:7  Then they cast, and they no longer had the strength to draw, from the multitude of the fish. Then the disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, It is the Lord. Then hearing that it is the Lord, Simon Peter girded on his coat (for he was naked) and threw himself into the sea.
Joh 21:8  And the other disciples came in the little boat, for they were not far from the land, only about two hundred cubits, dragging the net of the fish.
Joh 21:9  Then when they went up on the land, they saw a coal fire lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
Joh 21:10  Jesus said to them, Bring from the little fish which you caught now.
Joh 21:11  Simon Peter went up and dragged the net onto the land, full of big fish, a hundred and fifty three. And though being so many, the net was not torn.

Sons of Elohim ‘Bnai Elohim’ is 153
This is what it all comes down to.  Being sons of Elohim through faith in Messiah.  Being ‘reborn’ into His image.  Or being sons of god through the tree of knowledge.  Being ‘reborn’ into the image of the beast.

You have either the mark/signature of Yah or the mark/signature of the adversary

Smith Bible Dictionary:  Seal (Heb. Hotham; Gr. sphragis).  The seal takes the place of the signature in the east. A name or device, well known as belonging to a certain person, was engraved on a seal of a ring, or on a small cylinder, and this was stamped on the papyrus, or parchment, with ink, or was pressed on a piece of clay, or wax, which was attached to the document.
Doors of tombs, or houses, or treasuries, or any place that was to be guarded from intrusion, were closed, and a piece of clay stuck over the fastening, and this was impressed with the seal of the keeper or owner, so that the least meddling with the clay would break it

Etheridge Aramaic translation
Rev 13:16  And he caused all, small and great, and rich and poor, and sons of freedom and slaves, to have given to them a signature upon their right hands, or upon their foreheads;
2Ti 2:19  But the true foundation of Aloha standeth; and it hath this signature: And the Lord knoweth them who are his. And, Let every one who invoketh the name of the Lord depart from iniquity.

Triple Spiral

Triple spiral visible on entrance stone at Newgrange

The triple spiral or triskele is a Celtic and pre-Celtic symbol found on a number of Irish Megalithic and Neolithic sites, most notably inside the Newgrange passage tomb, on the entrance stone, and on some of the curbstones surrounding the mound.

Believed by many to be an ancient symbol of pre-Celtic and Celtic beliefs, the triple spiral appears in various forms in pre-Celtic and Celtic art, with the earliest examples having been carved on pre-Celtic stone monuments, and later examples found in the Celtic Christian illuminated manuscripts of Insular art. The triple spiral was possibly the precursor to the later triskele design found in the manuscripts.

The god Manannán is probably most often the one symbolized by the triskele, though some also use it for the goddess Brighidclick here.
This structure is called the spiral of life and was found in the remnants of an old temple from the Bronze Age in Ireland. The sign is drawn in one single line without beginning or end.

According to Uriel’s Machine by Knight and Lomas (2003) the triple spiral may represent the nine month period of human pregnancy, since the sun takes a fourth of a year to go from the celestial equator (an equinox) to extreme north or south declination (a solstice), and vice versa. During each three-month period, the sun’s path across the sky appears to form a closely-wound quasi-helical shape, which can be likened to a spiral, so that three spirals could represent nine months, providing an explanation for a link between fertility and the triple-spiral symbol.  The circle, spiral and wheel are all powerful symbols representing the cycle of life, death and rebirth, including the seasons of the year.

Isabel Elder – Celt, Druid and Culdee
In the Christian era St. Patrick used the shamrock to instruct the people in the doctrine of the Trinity and in earlier days the Druids used the oak for the same purpose.  They sought a tree having two principal arms springing laterally from the upright stem, roughly in the form of a cross.  Upon the right branch they cut the name Hesus; upon the middle or upright stem Taranis; upon the left branch Belenis; over this they cut the name of God- Thauclick here.

Tree, Branch, Shamrock connection

Hesychius assures us that Bacchus, as represented by his priest, was known in the Mysteries as “The branch.” From this, then, it appears how Kissos, the Greek name of Ivyclick here , became the name of Bacchus.

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The tri-quetra is another subject that will need to be addressed in more detail in another study.  It is connected strongly to the ‘Philosopher’s stone’ and the ‘new man’, homo-noeticus.

THE SUN-KING: 666 = A (111×6), THERION (Beast), ANKH-AF-NA-KHONSV(T), Sorath (Spirit of the Sun), and Shemesh IHVH (the Sun of Tetragrammaton). “666 is the Most Holy Number of the Sun” (according to them). It is symbolized by the letter Shin made of three Vavs (=666). Shin is the letter of Path 31 on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life and 31=AL (The All). 666 is the mystic number of all the Paths of The Concealed Glory, for there are 36 Paths within the Tree of Life, 32 known, while four remain secret. 666 is also the occult number of the Hexagram, another symbol of the Sun, for a single line of the Hexagram contains three equal parts each of which may be represented by the number one, so that every line can be symbolized by the number 111. There are six lines in all, making 111×6=666, the most Holy Number of the Sun.

Six Hundred is the number of Evil personified. Sixty is the number of the Hebrew letter Samekh, which is the letter of the Holy Guardian Angel, the Adam Kadmon, {Adam Kadmon represents the new man, homo-noeticus, the next step in man’s “evolution”} (or Sun-King), the Solar Self within Man. Six is the number of Man, making 666 to convey a Evil Man who has as his symbol, the Sun. {666 is a number of a man but also a beast (angel)… Six angles of 60 degrees each equals 360 degrees, and 360 is the number of the Hebrew letter Shin spelled in full. Shin is the letter of the Sun and of 666. The most ancient symbol of the Sun is the Celtic triple knot or Spiral. The Triquetra is one form, the Celtic Triskel is another.

The hierophant and Catholicism

Keys to Transformation

“The very apostolic designation, Peter, is from the Mysteries. The hierophant or supreme pontiff bore the Chaldean title peter, or interpreter. The names Phtah, Peth’r, the residence of Balaam, Patara, and Patras, the names of oracles-cities, pateres or pateras and, perhaps, Buddha, all come from the same root … No apostle Peter was ever at Rome; but the Pope, seizing the scepter of the Pontifex Maximus, the keys of Janus and Kubelé, and adorning his Christian head with the cap of the Magna Mater, copied from that of the tiara of Brahmâtma, the Supreme Pontiff of the Initiates of old India, became the successor of the Pagan high priest, the real Peter-Roma, or Petroma (the tiara of the Pope is also a perfect copy of that of the Dalai-Lama of Thibet)” (Isis Unveiled, Blavatsky, p. 30).

The keys of the Pope and the keys of the Hierophant represent the keys of Janus.  Janus is the ‘twice born’ or reborn ‘god.’

Two Babylon’s pg 244
Saturn, the hidden god,–the god of the Mysteries, whom the Pope represents, whose secrets were revealed only to the initiated,–was identical with Janus, who was publicly known to all Rome, to the uninitiated and initiated alike, as the grand Mediator, the opener and the shutter, who had the key of the invisible world. Now, what means
the name Janus? That name, as Cornificius in Macrobius shows, was properly Eanus; and in ancient Chaldee, E-anush signifies “the Man.” By that very name was the Babylonian beast from the sea called, when it first made its appearance * The name, as given in Greek by Berosus, is O-annes; but this is just the very way we might expect “He-anesth,” “the man,” to appear in Greek. He-siri, in Greek, becomes Osiris; and   He-sarsiphon, Osarsiphon; and, in like manner, Heanesh naturally becomes Oannes. In the sense of a “Man-god,” the name Oannes
is taken by Barker (Lares and Penates). We find the conversion of the H’ into O’ among our own immediate neighbours, the Irish; what is now O’Brien and O’Connell was originally H’Brien and H’Connell (Sketches of Irish History). The name E-anush, or “the Man,” was applied to the Babylonian Messiah, as identifying him with the promised seed of the Woman. The name of “the Man,” as applied to a god, was intended
to designate him as the “god-man.” We have seen that in India the Hindoo Shasters bear witness, that in order to enable the gods to overcome their enemies, it was needful that the Sun, the
supreme divinity, should be incarnate, and born of a Woman. The classical nations had a legend of precisely the same nature. “There was a current tradition in heaven,” says Apollodorus, “that the giants could never be conquered except by the help of a man.” That man, who was believed to have conquered the adversaries of the gods, was Janus, the god-man. In consequence of his assumed character and exploits, Janus was invested with high powers, made the keeper of the gates of heaven, and arbiter of men’s eternal destinies. Of this Janus, this Babylonian “man,” the Pope, as we have seen, is the legitimate representative; his key, therefore, he bears, with that of Cybele, his mother-wife; and to all his blasphemous pretensions he at this hour lays claim. The very fact, then, that the Pope founds his claim to universal homage on the possession of the keys of heaven, and that in a sense which empowers him, in defiance of every principle of Christianity, to open and shut the gates of glory, according to his mere sovereign will and pleasure, is a striking and additional proof that he is that head of the beast from the sea, whose number, as identified with Janus, is the number of a man, and amounts exactly to 666.

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Mysteries were full of what he did, and what befel him; and the name E-anush, or, as it appeared in the Egyptian form, Ph’anesh, “The man,” was only another name for that of our great progenitor. The name of Adam in the Hebrew of Genesis almost always occurs with the article
before it, implying “The Adam,” or “The man.” There is this difference, however–”The Adam” refers to man unfallen, E-anush, “The man,” to “fallen man.” E-anush, then, as “Principium decorum,” “The fountain and father of the gods,” is “FALLEN Adam.” *
* Anesh properly signifies only the weakness or frailty of fallen humanity; but any one who consults OVID, Fashti, as to the character of Janus, will see that when E-anush was deified, it was not simply as Fallen man with his weakness, but Fallen man with his corruption.

Keys in Freemasonry

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capitol pg 245
“…one of the mysterious symbols of early Masonry is the key, said to be an attribute of the dog-headed Anubis, who was for the Egyptians an emblem of the dog star, and keeper of the ancient Mysteries.  The key was meant to symbolize the closing of one year and the opening of another, because the Egyptians formerly commenced the year at the rising of this star.  When Fellows adds that this marking of the year by the star was later extended to the opening and shutting of the place of departed spirits, he was reaching into the mystery of Cancer and Capricorn…From this single reference, we begin to see how important Sirius really is within arcane Masonic circles – not merely because it was a star of prime importance to the Masons, but also because it was linked with Masonic symbolism in such a simple-seeming device as a key.”

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capitol pg 246
“The specifically Egyptian sba star (which related only to the heavens) was taken as representing entrance into both Heaven and Hell, and thus by extension, the realm of the Earth, where angels and demons might meet to contend for human souls.  The blazing star of the Masons is a symbol of an accessible Heaven.  It is equated with the sacred key, which can unlock the mysteries of Heaven, Earth and Hell.”

Egyptian hieroglyph for Sirius

The Holy Scriptures speak of this key as well

Rev 9:1  And the fifth angel trumpeted. And I saw a star out of the heaven falling onto the earth. And the key to the pit of the abyss was given to it.
Rev 9:2  And he opened the pit of the abyss. And smoke went up out of the pit, like smoke of a great furnace. And the sun was darkened, and the air, by the smoke of the pit.
Rev 9:3  And out of the smoke locusts came forth to the earth. And authority was given to them, as the scorpions of the earth have authority.
Rev 9:4  And it was said to them that they should not harm the grass of the earth, nor every green thing, nor every tree, except only the men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads.
Rev 9:5  And it was given to them that they should not kill them, but that they be tormented five months. And their torment is as the torment of a scorpion when it stings a man.
Rev 9:6  And in those days men will seek death, and they will not find it. And they will long to die, yet death will flee from them.
Rev 9:7  And the likenesses of the locusts were like horses having been prepared for war; and on their heads as crowns, like gold; and their faces like the faces of men.
Rev 9:8  And they had hairs like the hairs of women; and their teeth were like those of lions.
Rev 9:9  And they had breastplates like iron breastplates; and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running to war.
Rev 9:10  And they have tails like scorpions, and their stings were in their tails; and their authority is to harm men five months.
Rev 9:11  And they have a king over them, the angel of the abyss. In Hebrew his name was Abaddon, and in Greek he has the name Apollyon.

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Leviathan

The goat’s head of Mendes is used in the occult to represent Leviathan, the beast.

The tarot card for the devil shows the above concept:

The hand gesture for the ‘priestly benediction’ used in Judaism links to this above concept of ‘as above, so below.’  The following picture is a perfect representation of this concept.

http://www.ka-gold-jewelry.com/p-products/priest-blessing-gold.php

“The priestly blessing is the oldest Jewish talisman and is helpful for protection and spiritual abundance,

The Priestly blessing was handed to Moses when he completed the preparation of the Lord’s temple at the time of the Israeli tribe’s journey in the desert. The blessing was given to Moses to protect Israel from the Evil eye. The blessing brings spiritual protection and abundance.

The priestly blessing has been passed from generation to generation in a very precise way that contains secrets relating to its number of letters, and the exact way of reciting the blessing.

When recited, the Cohen (priest) raises his hands with his palms facing outward and the thumbs of his outspread hands touching. The four fingers on each hand are split into two sets of two fingers each (forming the letter Shin).”

As seen in part 2, in Rabbinic thought, the letter shin is equivalent to 666.

http://ohr.edu/ask_db/ask_main.php/277/Q1/

“Mosad Hayesod” cites the Vilna Gaon’s commentary on the Zohar that “the number 666 contains hidden within it exalted and lofty messianic potential.”

The number 666 could thus represent the strength and perfection of the physical world, which Judaism teaches will occur in the messianic era, when the physical world will reach its ultimate purpose, to be a vehicle through which the created experience the Creator.

The shape of Shin also refers to the Trinity, here in its fiery aspect, the descending Dove. Its shape is composed of three Vau’s, placed next to each other, giving the number 666, which is the number of the Sun, and also of the Beast of the Book of Revelation of John. The number 666 is not evil as it is often thought, it is a number of mystery.

The Holy Scriptures state that the blessing that the priests were to give Israel was to put the Name of YHWH upon them.

Num 6:24  YHWH bless you and keep you;
Num 6:25  YHWH cause His face to shine on you, and be gracious to you;
Num 6:26  YHWH lift up His face to you, and give you peace.
Num 6:27  So they shall put My name on the sons of Israel, and I Myself will bless them.

It is no surprise that the counterfeit beast system uses hand signs in reference to these above verses to place the name of the beast (Revelation 13:16-18) upon their initiates.

Baphomet – Khem – Pan

Khem of Mendes is identified with Pan

The Return of the Serpents of Wisdom pg 37
“As Khem, Pan was venerated at the city of Mendes as the dark goat god…

Two Babylons pg 119
Dionysus or Bacchus, in one of his transformations, was represented as Capricorn {Capricorn = Saturn}, the “goat-horned fish”

The name Pan itself signifies “He who turned aside.” As the Hebrew word for “uprightness” signifies “walking straight in the way,” so every deviation from the straight line of duty was Sin; Hata, the word for sin, signifying generically “to go aside from the straight line.” Pan, it is admitted, was the Head of the Satyrs–that is, “the first of the Hidden Ones,” for Satyr and Satur, “the Hidden One,”

The ‘sabbatical’ goat

The sabbatical goat was known as ‘Khem of Mendes.’  Interestingly, in Kabbalistic thought the sabbath is called the Bride or the Shechinah (more on this below).  Pan = Saturn = Khem which is known as the sabbatical goat.  This represents the false kingdom, the ‘Golden Age of the gods.’

For a time while Israel was in rebellion and following Baal and Asherah, the pentagram was the seal of Jerusalem.

This will be replayed in the end when the adversary seeks to set up a false Garden of Eden and sit on the sides of the north (Isaiah 14:13; Psalm 48:2).  This is why the book of Revelation refers to Jerusalem as Sodom & Egypt at that time.

Rev 11:8  And their bodies will be on the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom, and Egypt, where our Lord was crucified.

Jerusalem’s latitude and longitude at the exact center of the city totals 666.  N 31:47 and E 35:13 = 3147 + 3513 = 6660 = 666

Khem = Azazel of Capricorn (Watcher)

Lost Secrets of the Sacred Ark pg 94

“The term ‘alchemy comes from the Arabic al-khame (the blackness) and is defined as the science which overcomes the blackness, or that which enlightens through intuitive perception.  Alchemy also had an association with they mysterious Khem of Mendes, often portrayed as a goat and identified with a certain angelic Azazel of Capricorn.  The book of Enoch (written in the 2nd century BC, but excluded from the Old Testament) defines Azazel as a Watcher – or in old Greek, an Argus, as applied to Jason’s ship, Argo.  It is said in Enoch that Azazel made known to men ‘all the metals, and the art of working them.’ “

For more on Azazel and the fallen angelsclick here

Baphomet is further linked to alchemy which represents the transformation of man into ‘godhood,’ or the transmutation of lead into gold.

A Dictionary of Symbols pg 8
“Alchemical evolution is epitomized, then, in the formula Solve et Coagula…”

Baphomet & Kundalini

Conversations with the Goddess pg 125
“Wasn’t Baphomet a form of Khem and therefore a symbol of the Kundalini on Atlantis?

The Goddess: ‘Yes.  The adepts of the Atlantean Kaberoi Brotherhood worshipped Baphomet’s transformative power.  According to them, Baphomet was the Kundalini and a symbol of Sirian alchemy.”

Baphomet & the Templars

Baphomet at Templar Shrine

Holy Blood Holy Grail pg 82

Baphomet = ‘father of wisdom.’  From the above sources it is seen that this is not speaking of YHWH our Elohim but of the serpent who brought ‘wisdom’ to Adam & Eve through the tree of knowledge.  This is further seen in that the above authors link the image of Baphomet to the Philosopher’s Stone which is another name for the tree of knowledge and the lie that ‘ye shall not surely die.’

Holy Blood Holy Grail pg 82
“In any case, we found indisputable evidence for the charge of secret ceremonies involving a head of some kind.  Indeed, the existence of such a head proved to be one of the dominant themes running through the Inquisition records.  As with Baphomet, however, the significance of the head remains obscure.  It may perhaps pertain to alchemy.  In the alchemical process there was a phase called ‘Caput Mortuum’ or ‘Dead Head’ – the ‘Nigredo’ or ‘Blackening’ that was said to occur before the precipitation of the philosopher’s stone.”

Baphomet = Sophia

When the ATBaSH cipher is used for Baphomet, the Greek word Sophia, which means wisdom, is revealed.  Here Baphomet is displayed as wisdom.  But what wisdom?  The wisdom that comes from above?  Or sensual devilish wisdom (James 3:15), the wisdom of the tree of knowledge?

Gen 3:6  And the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and the tree was desirable to make one wise. And she took of its fruit and ate; and she also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.

Sophia = ‘Shechinah’

The term Shechinah in reference to the Glory of YHWH is not to be found in the Holy Scriptures.  The word ‘schechinah’ is not found once in the TaNaKH.  It is a term coined by Kabbalists which refers to the ‘feminine’ portion of the Ein Soph.  It is the female goddess of Judaism.  Raphael Patai, in his book ‘The Hebrew Goddess,’  states that the term Shechinah refers to a goddess by contrasting Scriptural and medieval Kabbalistic texts.  He links ‘Shekinah’ with the ‘Matronit.’

Shechinah and the ‘tree of life’

http://www.myjewishlearning.com/beliefs/Theology/God/About_God/Speaking_about_God/Gods_Names/Tetragrammaton.shtml

The Tetragrammaton in Kabbalah

“In the Kabbalah all creation is [established] by means of the letters of the Tetragrammaton in various combinations. This name contains all the Sefirot and has innumerable combinations, each representing an aspect of divine manifestation. These, contrary to Maimonides, do have magical power and those who know how to draw on this power can work miracles hence the name Baal Shem (“Master of the Name”) for this practitioner of “white” magic.

In the Lurianic Kabbalah there are four ways of spelling out the letters of the Tetragrammaton, which yield four different totals–72, 63, 45, and 52–each representing an aspect of God in His relation to the world in which He is manifested. Unlike for Maimonides, the Tetragrammaton does not represent God’s essence but His manifestations in the Sefirot. God’s essence is denoted by the term En Sof.

In another Kabbalistic understanding the Tetragrammaton represents the Sefirah Tiferet, the male principle on high, while Adonai represents Malkhut, the Shekhinah, the female principle. The combination of these two in the mind of the Kabbalist assists in the unification of these principles on high and promotes harmony in the Sefirotic realm. For this reason Kabbalistic prayer books depict the divine name in the form of an interweaving of the letters of the Tetragrammaton with those of Adonai.”

Shechinah and the flaming sword

http://mauricepinayblog.wordpress.com/category/matronit/

“… the compiler of Liber 777 was a great Qabalist when he thus entitled his book … he had an academic reason for his choice of a number; for the tabulation of the book is from Kether to Malkuth, the course of the Flaming Sword; and if this sword be drawn upon the Tree of Life, the numeration of the Paths over which it passes (taking [Gimel], 3, as the non-existent path from Binah to Chesed, since it connects Macroprosopus and Microprosopus), is 777.” (777, Aleister Crowley)

777, the “flaming sword,” is the Kabbalistic path representing the descent of the Shekinah or Matronit (also represented by the downward triangle of the occult hexagram or “Star of David”).

“The flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life” (Gen. III, 23). Now, what is “the way of the Tree of Life”? This is the great Matrona who is the way to the great and mighty Tree of Life. Concerning this it is written: “Behold the bed which is Solomon’s; the three score valiant men are about it, of the valiant of Israel” (S.S. III, 7), namely, the Supernal Israel. “They all hold swords” (Ibid. 8), and when the Matrona moves they all move with her, as it is written: “and the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them” (Ex. XIV, 19). Is, then, the Shekinah called “the angel of the Lord”? Assuredly! (Soncino Zohar, Shemoth, Section 2, Page 50b – 52a)

The adversary is linked to lightning

Luk 10:18  And He said to them, I saw Satan falling out of Heaven as lightning!

As seen above, the adversary appears as both male and female. ‘Shechinah’ is the female goddess of the Kabbalah, a picture of their ‘tree of life’ which is in reality the tree of knowledge, hence ‘shechinah’ represents the adversary in female form.

The Kabbalistic tree of life and the pentagram

Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn

The descent of the shechinah/matronit down the Kabbalistic tree of life is also linked to the Seal of Solomon through the myth of the genii in a bottle.

In the story  the Fisherman fishes up the container of Satan stamped with the Seal of Solomon. Upon opening, smoke arises and a beast emerges. Satan is a Jinni (Genie) contained in a bottle or lamp or bottomless pit or prison of some type.

The first thing out of the Jinni’s mouth is the declaration that Sulayman (Solomon) is the prophet of God. Sulayman being dead 1800 years ago and that we are in the last days of the world. The Jinni offers the Fisherman a wish of choosing how to die. The Jinni declares that it is among the heretical Jann and that it sinned against Sulayman. The Jinni declares an alliance with Sakhr al Janni. The Janni refused to obey True Faith (God) and was locked in the cucumber jar. The jar was sealed with the Most High Name (The Name of God).  Notice that the Jinn comes to bring death but the fisherman overcame death by the ‘name of God/seal of Solomon.’  This is yet another depiction of the tree of knowledge and satan’s lie that ‘ye shall not die.’

It is interesting to note that it was a ‘fisherman’ as the Merovingian kings were called ‘fisher kings.’  They claimed to be descendants of Jesus and Mary Magdalene…

King & Queen

According to Kabbalistic/Rabbinic thought, a king must have a queen…this is foundational argument in the Holy Blood Holy Grail where they say that Yahshua had to have had a wife in order to be addressed as Rabbi.

Zohar 3:69a
One day the companions were walking with Rabbi Shim’on bar Yohai. Rabbi Shim’on said: “We see that all these nations have risen, and Israel is lower than all of them. Why is this? Because the King [God] sent away the Matronit from Him, and took the slave woman [Lilith] in her place. Who is this slave woman? The Alien Crown, whose firstborn the Holy One, blessed be He, killed in Egypt. At first she sat behind the handmill, and now this slave woman inherited the place of her mistress.” And Rabbi Shim’on wept and said: “The King without the Matronit is not called king. The King who adhered to the slave woman, to the handmaid of the Matronit, where is his honor? He lost the Matronit and attached Himself to the place which is called slave woman. This slave woman was destined to rule over the Holy Land of below, as the Matronit formerly ruled over it. But the Holy One, blessed be He, will ultimately bring back the Matronit to her place as before. And then, what will be the rejoicing? Say, the rejoicing of the King and the rejoicing of the Matronit. The rejoicing of the King because He will return to her and separate from the slave woman, and the rejoicing of the Matronit, because she will return to couple with the King. (Patai81:468)

Skull & Crossbones

The Second Messiah pg 87
“The Knights Templar have always attracted a lot of attention and many recent writers have made much of the Order’s reputation for possessing human heads and worshipping something called ‘Baphomet.’  As Freemasons, we are not at all surprised that the Templars had human heads because a skull and crossed thigh bones are still used in the Masonic living resurrection ceremony that has Templar origins.”

The Head of Adonis
One of the charges of heresy placed upon the Templars was the ‘worship of a head.’  This traces back to the severed head of Adonis.

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 161
“It may be that this head represents the head of Adonis, which was thrown into the sea at Alexandria each year, and we also cannot overlook the fact that among the ‘hallows’ of the Graal is a bleeding head, sometimes described as the head of St. John the Baptist.  We have already seen that the two St. Johns, and more especially, St. John the Baptist, took over many of the rites and customs associated with Adonis, and therefore we are entitled to suspect that the Templar head and the head in the Graal legends both go back to the older cult.”

The skull and cross bones symbol traces back to this head of the Templars.  The legend speaks of a noble lady named Maraclea who was loved by a Temple, who when she died dug up her body and violated it.  A voice told him to return in nine months and he would find a son.  When he came back in nine months he opened the grave and found a head on the leg bones of the skeleton.  The same voice told him to ‘guard it well, for it would be the giver of all good things.’  The knight carried this head with him which gave him magical powers over his enemies and in due course the head passed into possession of the Knights Templars (Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 161)

Who Was Hiram Abiff? Pg 162
“The legend seems to be a garbled account of an initiation rite of death and resurrection, and, moreover, one reminiscent of the old legends of Adonis and Astarte, and also of the story of how Horus was begotten by the dead Osiris.  This legend would represent a Templar ceremony of the mystic marriage, the age-old symbol of the attainment by the true seeker of Divine union…”

Skull & Bones

Why does it say 322 at the bottom of the Skull & Bones symbol?  It is a reference back to Genesis 3:22.

Gen 3:22  And YHWH God said, Behold! The man has become as one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put forth his hand and also take from the Tree of Life, and eat, and live forever,

Also notice that the skull in the above picture has a head wound…

Rev 13:3  And I saw one of its heads, as having been slain to death, and its deadly wound was healed. And all the earth wondered after the beast.

Mary Magdalene & the skull

Mary Magdalene has taken on the above attributes of Baphomet.  She is described as ‘Sophia’ and represents the ‘divine union’ of God & man.  The skull that is associated with her is not the head of Messiah but that of Adonis/Tammuz.  Mary Magdalene is another form of Ishtar, Isis, Lilith, the black Madonna. It was said that both Isis and Lilith knew the ‘secret name of God’ which was also known by Mary Magdalene who was called ‘the woman who knew the All.’

Obelisk & Baphomet

In Cabala, the Sacred Tree of the Sephiroth is claimed to represent the Cosmos, including God (male), his Shekinah (Anna, the Goddess/female), and the Kingdom of Zion. As shown here, the Foundation of all things is the male genitals, or the sex generative process. (Zolar’s Encyclopedia of Ancient and Forbidden Knowledge, Arco Publishing, 1984

Washington Monument

The 4 sides of the Washington Monument are aligned with the cardinal directions (i.e., east, west, north, and south). At the ground level each side of the monument measures 55.5 feet long, which is equal to 666 inches. The height of the obelisk is 555.5 feet, which is equal to 6,666 inches.

Washington – Baphomet

Statue of Washington in the Smithsonian Museum of American History

Apotheosis of Washington

Apotheosis (man becoming a god) of George Washington painted on the ceiling of the Capitol Rotunda

Notice the pentagrams surrounding the image and the hand gesture that Washington is making over a book, indicating that he is becoming ‘the Word.’  There are 72 pentagrams surrounding Washington, 72 being one of the most significant numbers in the occult and as seen above links to the ‘tetractys’ and the sacred Name of YHWH.

72 is also associated with the pentagram as a 360 degree circle divided into 5 gives 72 degrees each.

In his left hand he is holding a sword, the flaming sword of Shechinah or the ‘spear of destiny.’  This is a counterfeit of Messiah who returns to earth with a sharp two edged sword (Revelation 19:13-15)

Spear of Destiny – Trevor Ravenscroft pg x

“Phineas, the ancient Prophet, had caused this Spear to be forged to symbolise the magical poewrs inherent in the blood of God’s Chosen People.”

Freemasonry

The origins of Freemasonry trace back to the aforementioned Knights Templars, more on this in part 10, Yah willing.  Freemasonry also claims to have derived from the mystery religions from whence the pentagram symbols comes.

The Blazing Star of Freemasonry

http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/masonic-blazing-star.html

“Sabaism, or worship of the stars, was one of the earliest deviations from the true system of religion. One of its causes was the universally established doctrine among the idolatrous nations of antiquity, that each star was animated by the soul of a hero god, who had once dwelt incarnate upon earth. Hence, in the hieroglyphical system, the star denoted a god.

The Prophet Amos:  To this signification, allusion is made by the prophet Amos (Amos 5:26), when he says to the Israelites, while reproaching them for their idolatrous habits: “But ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chium, your images, the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves.”

Egyptian Idolatry:  This idolatry was early learned by the Israelites from their Egyptian taskmasters; and so unwilling were they to abandon it, that Moses found it necessary strictly to forbid the worship of anything “that is in heaven above”; notwithstanding which we find the Jews repeatedly committing the sin which had been so expressly forbidden.

Saturn was the star to whose worship they were more particularly addicted under the names of Moloch and Chium, (already mentioned in the passage quoted from Amos).

The planet Saturn was worshiped under the names of Moloch, Malcolm or Milcom by the Ammonites, the Canaanites, the Phoenicians, and the Carthaginians, and under that of Chium by the Israelites in the desert.

Saturn was worshiped among the Egyptians under the name of Raiphan, or as it is called in the Septuagint, Remphan.

(Acts 7:43): St. Stephen, quoting the passage of Amos, says: “ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch and the star of your god, Remphan”. (also see Acts 7:43).

Hale, in his Analysis of Chronology, says in alluding to the above passage:

“There is no direct evidence that the Israelites worshiped the Dog-Star in the wilderness, except this passage; but the indirect is very strong, drawn from the general prohibition of the worship of the sun, moon and stars, to which they must have been prone.

This was peculiarly an Egyptian idolatry, where the Dog-Star was worshiped, as notifying by his heliacal rising, or emersion from the sun’s rays, the regular commencement of the periodical inundation of the Nile.

The Israelite sculptures at the cemetery of Kibroth-Hattaavah, or graves of lust, in the neighborhood of Sinai, remarkably abound in hieroglyphics of the Dog-Star, represented as a human figure with a dog’s head.

There is express evidence that they sacrificed to the Dog-Star. In Josiah’s description of idolatry, where the Syriac Mazaloth (improperly termed planets) denotes the Dog-Star; in Arabic, Mazaroth.”

Notwithstanding a few discrepancies that may have occurred in the Masonic lectures, as arranged at various periods and by different authorities, the concurrent testimony of the ancient religions, and the hieroglyphic language, prove that the star was a symbol of God.

asonic Blazing Star…As A Christian Emblem

The application of the Masonic Blazing Star as an emblem of the Savior has been made by those writers who give a Christian explanation of our emblems, and to the Christian Freemason, such an application will not be objectionable.

But those who desire to refrain from anything that may tend to impair the tolerance of our system, will be disposed to embrace a more universal explanation, which may be received alike by all the disciples of the Order, whatever may be their peculiar religious views.

Such persons will rather accept the expression of Doctor Oliver, who, though much disposed to give a Christian character to our Institution, says in his Symbol of Glory, page 292, “The Great Architect of the Universe is therefore symbolized in Freemasonry by the Blazing Star, as the Herald of our salvation.”
Letter G:  In the center of the star, there was always placed the letter “G”, which like the Hebrew word, “Yod”, was a recognized symbol of God, and thus the symbolic reference of the Blazing Star to Divine Providence is greatly strengthened.”

Again the link between the pentagram & hexagram is seen:

“The BLAZING STAR IS PROPERLY SIX-POINTED… the sign of the deity, and to make that more evident, in the middle of it is usually inscribed the letter ‘G’, for God… In Co-Masonic lodges, the usual form… is a serpent curled round with its tail in its mouth… This was the original form, but the head of the serpent was altered so as to form the letter G.” (The Hidden Life of Freemasonry – Charles Leadbeater p. 79)

Albert Pike, stated: “…the blazing star… represents [the] Star of Horus…Morning Star…Star of Set…Lucifer.” Cathy Burns, Hidden Secrets Of The Eastern Star, pp.52-53
Since the quintessence is symbolized by the pentacle or six-pointed star, we may infer that this essence which enhances material elements is Lucifer, symbolized in occult language by the eagle or phoenix.

Secret Architecture of Our Nation’s Capitol pg 248
“the five pointed star was regarded as a vestigial drawing of three men embracing brotherhood“

Three men ‘embracing brotherhood’ refers to the Masonic ‘Living Arch.’  This was an arch formed by three Masons when ritualistically pronouncing or portraying the secret name of God.

Three Times Three, the highest ritual position in Royal Arch Freemasonry (from Duncan’s Ritual and Monitor)

On a deeper level, this three times three ritual points to the triple helix and the ‘evolution’ of man into ‘godhood.’  More on this in a future study, Yah willing.

“Central on our Rosicrucian Altars in the S.R.I.C.F. is the figure of the Pentagram (also called the pentacle, pentalpha, pentangle, pentancle), a five pointed star, formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon. The name pentagram is Greek, from penta (“five”) and gramma (“letter”). One of the most intriguing symbols of esotericism, it is has been held to have magical properties since time immemorial, and is a symbol that has been both revered by initiates as a talisman of power, and shunned by the masses in abject fear for hundreds of years.

Although the origin of this symbol is lost in time, some occult authorities try to trace the source of its esoteric significance  back to an astronomical phenomena, the so called “Pentagram of Venus” shown in the figure below:

Image from the European Southern Observatory

The synodic period of Venus is approximately 584 days. Plotting the greatest elongation west or east of this movement five successive times over a period of approximately 8 years and 5 days traces the figure of a Pentagram on the Zodiacal belt. Incidentally, the numbers 5 and 8 continue to play a role in the Rosicrucian symbolism of the pentagram, as will be seen further on.

The pentagram has been found on potsherds from the pre-cuneiform Uruk period of ancient Babylon (3500BCE). In later periods of Mesopotamian civilization it appears in cuneiform writing to represent the four cardinal directions with the fifth point representing “above;” as such, it represented the dominion of royal authority extending to “the four corners of the world and the heavens above.”

The symbol also appears in Egyptian hieroglyphics, associated with the Goddess Sopdet, who was represented in the night sky by the brightest star, Sirius, the so called Dog Star in the constellation of Canis Major. Interestingly, the name Sirius is from the Greek word seirios, which means “burning,” and brings to mind the Blazing Star of Masonry.

{Here we see the pentagram associated with Sirius which is linked to Saturn.}

The Pythagoreans called the Pentagram Hugieia, with the combined meanings of “health,” “wholeness” and “blessings.” The letters of this word were placed around the points of the pentagram. According to Iamblichus, the five-pointed star was the Pythagorean sign of recognition and held sacred as a symbol of divine perfection. The Greek Goddess of Health was Hygeia, or the Roman Salus. Both of these names appear on talismans from Greek and Roman periods, with the image of the pentagram central.

Pythagoras was a known traveler, and the fact that he appears in Indian tantrik texts by name as Yavanacharya (“the Greek teacher”) may explain why the Pentagram also appears in early Hindu tantrik writings and art.

To the ancient Hebrews, the Pentagram was the symbol of Truth and the five books of the Pentateuch. Ameth, the Hebrew word for Truth, is associated with humanity by the kabbalistic technique of temurah using the Aiq Beqr system, which utilizes letter substitution according to specific rules. Later it will be seen that the very geometry of the Pentagram also encodes the idea of mankind and Truth.

The Pentagram found its way onto many Gnostic amulets. According to Budge

Gnostic amulets contained the pentacle which contained the ineffable name YHWH within it.  More often the names Moses or Solomon were represented, Moses because he was connected with the setting up of the brazen serpent, and Solomon because his seal worked miracles.”

The early Christians associated the Pentagram with the five wounds of Christ. Later kabalistic Christians would associate the name of Christ in Hebrew characters, IHShVH or Yeheshua, to the five points of the pentagram. This method also shows the divine Tetragrammaton associated to the four points of the star, with the fifth top point being ascribed to the Hebrew letter shin, which symbolized spirit and fire, or the Holy Ghost. Thus the pentagram represented the descent of the divine fire into the world.

The Pentagram has been associated with the Star of Bethlehem  or Three Kings’ Star, which led the Magi to the newborn Christ. Of these ideas Pike writes:

The Star which guided [the Magi] is that same Blazing Star, the image whereof we find in all initiations. To the Alchemists it is the sign of the Quintessence; to the Magists, the Grand Arcanum; to the Kabalists, the Sacred Pentagram. The study of this Pentagram could not but lead the Magi to the knowledge of the New Name which was about to raise itself above all names, and cause all creatures capable of adoration to bend the knee.

In the Arthurian legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the Pentagram was emblazoned in gold on Gawain’s shield, representing the five virtues of generosity, courtesy, chastity, chivalry and piety.

The symbol of the pentagram appears on many Knights Templar graves in France, as well as being intrinsic to the architecture and positioning of many chapels. One dramatic example is the mysterious shrine of Rennes du Chartres, said to be a center of Templar activity, which is situated in the center of a ring of mountains that form a nearly perfect pentagram.

The symbolism of the Western Mystery tradition has assigned the four elements of earth, air, water and fire to the four points of the pentagram, with the top point being attributed to the quintessence, or spirit. From this pattern is then attributed Kabalistic hierarchies of Archangles (Auriel for Earth, Raphael to Air, Gabriel for Water,  and Michael with Fire), the Four Worlds (Assiah, Yetzirah, Briah and Atziluth), parts of the soul, and many more correspondences which are too lengthy to address in this paper.

MASONIC USAGE

The Zelator ritual of S.R.I.C.F. briefly introduces the symbolism of the Pentagram on the Altar to the new postulant:

The Five-pointed Star reminds us of the five points of felicity, which are to walk with, to intercede for, to love, to assist, and to pray for our Brethren, so as to be united with them in heart and mind.

As an emblem of the five points of felicity, the Pentagram reminds us of our duties towards our brethren of the Rose and Cross throughout the world.

Further in the ritual the subject of number symbolism is addressed, and the number five is explained as

the emblem of Health and Safety; it is also denominated the Occult number; the Pentagram was a famous talisman; it represents Spirit and the four elements.

The reference to health and safety is interesting as it is reminiscent of the Greek hygeia discussed earlier.

The Pentagram may be seen as symbolic of the entire course of initiation in the S.R.I.C.F. First Order, as the elemental degrees are easily associated with the elemental points of the Pentagram; while initiation into the Second Order represents the quintessence or fifth, top-most point of the Star. In this way, the candidate of the S.R.I.C.F. symbolically builds up the power of the pentagram internally as they progress through and assimilate the lessons of the degrees. Entrance to the Second Order would then represent Adepthood, as the initiate has established the flaming star within their very heart of hearts and embodies the very essence of the Pentagram, and is a living embodiment of the Stone of the Philosophers.

Within the Craft degrees, the figure of the Pentagram may also be seen in the image of the 5 rayed Blazing Star. According to Albert Pike, the pentagram is synonymous with the Blazing Star of Masonic Lodges:

The Blazing Star in our Lodges, we have already said, represents Sirius, Anubis, or Mercury, Guardian and Guide of Souls. Our Ancient English brethren also considered it an emblem of the Sun. In the old Lectures they said: ‘The Blazing Star or Glory in the centre refers us to that Grand Luminary the Sun, which enlightens the Earth, and by its genial influence dispenses blessings to mankind. It is also said in those lectures to be an emblem of Prudence. The word Prudentia means, in its original and fullest signification, Foresight: and accordingly the Blazing Star has been regarded as an emblem of Omniscience, or the All-Seeing Eye, which to the Ancients was the Sun.

He further associates this star with the “Divine Energy, manifested as Light, creating the Universe.”

The Masonic scholar Rex Hutchins asserts that the Pentagram

is the symbol of the Divine in man… The five-pointed star with a single point upward represents the Divine. It also symbolizes man for its five points allude to the five senses, the five members (head, arms and legs) and his five fingers on each hand, which signify the tokens that distinguish Masons.

Furthermore he writes that this figure

is the symbol of the Microcosm, the universe where humans dwell. Since the pentagon which encloses the pentagram may be formed by connecting the five points of the human body, for many centuries the symbol was also used to represent humanity in general.

Within this symbol then is a representation of humanity, and our Divine role in the Universe as co-creators of eternity.

In addition to being a central altar piece in our Rosicrucian Temples, and the Blazing Star of the Craft Lodges, the Pentagram appears as an ensign in some of the High Degrees and rites. For example, it is central on the apron of the 28th Degree of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept.  In discussing the symbol of the pentagram in the lecture of this degree, Pike writes in Morals & Dogma that

in certain undertakings [the Pentagram] cannot be dispensed with. It is what is termed the Kabalistic pentacle… This carries with it the power of commanding the spirits of the elements.

A central lesson of this highly Kabalistic and Alchemical degree is that there is no death, only change.  The Pentagram, symbol of humanity as the microcosm is an apt representation of this wisdom which, to one who has internalized it, may have that contempt for death which is expressed in the line from 1 Corinthians – “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

In the same lecture, Pike alludes to the true meaning of this radiant symbol:

When the masters in Alchemy say that it needs but little time and expense to accomplish the works of Science. When they affirm, above all, that but a single vessel is necessary, when they speak of the Great and Single furnace, which all can use, which is within the reach of all the world, and which men possess without knowing it, they allude to the philosophical and moral Alchemy. In fact, a strong and determined will can, in a little while, attain complete independence; and we all possess that chemical instrument, the great and single athanor or furnace, which serves to separate the subtle from the gross, and the fixed from the volatile. This instrument, complete as the world, and accurate as the mathematics themselves, is designated by the Sages under the emblem of the Pentagram or Star with five points, the absolute sign of human intelligence.

It may be said that the Pentagram represents the power of the Divine Will, as manifested in Humanity, to effect conscious change. As conscious participants with the Divine Will, humanity is in the unique position of being able to be co-creators with the Divine.

Our sisters of the Eastern Star utilize a Pentagram as their primary symbol. Interestingly, their usage places the pentagram “upside down,” with two points on top and a single point facing down. According to esoteric tradition, this usage indicates the “evil” forces of darkness. The occult authority Eliphas Levi writes in Transcendental Magic:

The Pentagram with two horns in the ascendant represents Satan, or the goat of the Sabbath, and with the single horn in the ascendant is the sign of the Savior. It is the figure of the human body with the four members and a point representing the head; a human figure head downward naturally represents the demon, that is, intellectual subversion, disorder and folly.

As to whether the author of the Easter Star rituals was aware of these qualities when designing the emblem of the rite is most likely unknown. A contemporary member of the Eastern Star has informed us that the explanation of the symbol she received attributes the two points as facing towards the east, providing an unobstructed channel from the altar to the Eastern dais, as well as creating a confined center or “chamber” in the east that is formed between the two extended points and the dais. All Masons would be familiar with the idea of having the path from the Altar to the East clear at all times, and this may in fact be the most probable reason for the design.

GEOMETRIC CONSIDERATIONS

Encoded into the very structure of the Pentagram is the golden section, a particular proportion in geometry that has been praised by artists for centuries as embodying the very divine beauty in form. Mathematically, the golden section  refers to the division of a line segment into extreme and mean proportions; that is, a line is divided such that the smaller part is to the greater, as the greater is to the whole. The golden section has been used extensively in post-Hellenic architecture, as well as playing a large role in the construction of early Cathedrals. The work of Michelangelo is just one example of the use artists have made of this special proportion.

Paul Foster Case says of the golden section appearing in the pentagram:

The occult interpretation of this mathematical proportion is sometimes expressed in the maxim: ‘Nature is to man as man is to God.’ The proportion itself is often called the Golden Section of Pythagoras, and is associated with the Hermetic axiom: ‘That which is above is as that which is below, and that which is below is as that which is above.’

If a square is added to the longer side of a golden rectangle, a larger golden rectangle is then formed. Continuing the pattern, the golden section reveals itself to be part of the Fibonacci Series, where each number in the series is obtained by adding the previous two numbers: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13… The Fibonacci series is a naturally occurring pattern that is found in nature, such as the growth patterns of trees, the nautilus shell, pine cones, crystals, leaves and the human body. Clearly the stamp of the Great Architect is found in the world, with the wonders of creation!

The golden section of the Pentagram is approximated with the numbers 5 and 8 of the Fibonacci series. Interestingly, the dimensions of the Rosicrucian Vault of C.R. as described in the core document the Fama Fraternitatis are said to be 8 feet tall and 5 feet wide. This mysterious vault was said to be a “compendium of the universe,” each wall illustrated with Kabalistic and Hermetic symbols.

ALLEGED OCCULT PROPERTIES

The Pentagram has a long history of occult use. It was by use of a poorly constructed Pentagram that Mephistopheles was able to manifest in the circle of Faust! Magical grimoires of the western esoteric tradition are replete with examples of pentagrams being used as protective and evocatory talismans, or as the seals of circles of the Art which were traced on the floor of the ritual chamber. Literally thousands of examples are extant from the works of Trithemius, Dr. John Dee, Heinrich Agrippa, Kircher, Bruno, and many others, which show the hermetic and kabalistic applications of the Pentagram in ceremonial ritual use.

Perhaps one of the most evocative descriptions of the occult powers of this symbol comes from the magician Eliphas Levi (Alphonse Louis Constant), who writes of the Pentagram in his book Transcendental Magic:

The Pentagram expresses the mind’s domination over the elements and it is by this sign that we bind the demons of the air, the spirits of fire, the spectres of water, and the ghosts of earth.  It is the Star of the Magi, the burning star of the Gnostic schools, the sign of intellectual omnipotence and autocracy.  Its complete comprehension is the key of two worldsit is absolute natural philosophy and natural science.  Its use, however, is most dangerous to operators who do not completely and perfectly understand it.  All mysteries of magic, all symbols of the gnosis, all figures of occultism, all Qabalistic keys of prophecy, are resumed in the sign of the Pentagram, which Paracelsus proclaims to be the greatest and most potent of all.

[...] this absolute sign, this sign as old or as older than history, should and must actually exercise an incalculable influence on souls disengaged from their material envelope. Armed therewith and suitably disposed, we can behold infinity through the medium of that faculty which is as the Soul’s Eye, and can cause ourselves to be served by legions of angels and demon hordes. The empire of the Will over the Astral Light which is the physical soul of the four elements, is represented in magic by the Pentagram.

If it be asked how a sign can exercise that immense power over spirits which is claimed for the Pentagram, we inquire in turn why the Christian world bows before the sign of the cross. The sign by itself is nothing, it derives strength from the doctrine which is resumes, and of which it is the Logos. Now, a sign which epitomizes by expression all the occult forces of Nature, which has always manifested to the elementary and other spirits a power superior to their own, naturally strikes them with fear and respect, and enforces their obedience by the empire of knowledge and will over ignorance and weakness.

The points of the pentagram are often associated with the five-fold name of the Christ, IHShVH or Yeheshua. Paul Foster Case describes this:

The letters at the five points of the pentagram are the Roman characters corresponding to Yod, Heh, Shin, Vau and Heh. They are the letters which spell the divine name IHVH, Jehovah, with the ‘holy letter,’ Shin, symbol of the Holy Spirit, placed between the first two and last two letters, thus: I H Sh V H. This is the occult and Rosicrucian spelling of the name Yeheshua, or Jesus…’It is the symbol of the Word made flesh.’ […] every pentagram … symbolizes the mystical name IHShVH…[viii]

CONCLUSION

As one of the most powerful talismans of antiquity, the Pentagram shows the divine nature of mankind as intermediaries between God and the lower orders of being.  A symbol of health and protection, it has been used by countless cultures on charms, in magical grimoires, carved on temples and used in magical and meditative practices.

Embodied within this geometric figure are the codes which signify the very Vault of the Rosicrucian Adepts; as well as signs showing where the true vault lies, centered in that internal sanctuary of the heart, the Secret Temple of the Master.

Signifying man’s dominion over the elements, the pentagram suggests that humanity partakes of its Creators essence and is in fact a co-heir of eternity, working with the Deity as living temples of the Most High God.

In our Rosicrucian Temples, the Pentagram is also reminder of the divine blessings of IHShVH and the  Victory on the Cross. In this sense, the Pentagram represents the Rose Cross Lamen, with a blooming Red Rose of Victory and Divine Will upon the Golden Calvary Cross of the elements which are transformed through the alembic of our hearts into Alchemical Gold of the Sun.

Pentagram & Sirius

As mentioned above, the blazing star of Freemasonry links back to Sirius.

Albert Pike claimed that Sirius was the Blazing Star in Morals and Dogma:

To find in the BLAZING STAR of five points an allusion to the Divine Providence, is also fanciful; and to make it commemorative of the Star that is said to have guided the Magi, is to give it a meaning comparatively modern. Originally it represented SIRIUS, or the Dog-star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile; the God ANUBIS, companion of ISIS in her search for the body of OSIRIS, her brother and husband. Then it became the image of HORUS, the son of OSIRIS, himself symbolized also by the Sun, the author of the Seasons, and the God of Time; Son of ISIS, who was the universal nature, himself the primitive matter, inexhaustible source of Life, spark of uncreated fire, universal seed of all beings. It was HERMES, also, the Master of Learning, whose name in Greek is that of the God Mercury. It became the sacred and potent sign or character of the Magi, the PENTALPHA, and is the significant emblem of Liberty and Freedom, blazing with a steady radiance amid the weltering elements of good and evil of Revolutions, and promising serene skies and fertile seasons to the nations, after the storms of change and tumult. – Albert Pike from Morals and Dogma, page 14-15.

The Ancient Astronomers saw all the great Symbols of Masonry in the Stars. Sirius glitters in our lodges as the Blazing Star. – Albert Pike from Morals and Dogma, page 486

“…the Star which guided [the Magi] is that same Blazing Star, the image whereof we find in all initiations. To the Alchemists it is the sign of the Quintessence; to the Magists, the Grand Arcanum; to the Kabalists, the Sacred Pentagram…”  Page 842.

“Originally it [the Blazing Star] represented [Red] Sirius, or the Dog-Star, the forerunner of the inundation of the Nile; the God ANUBIS… then it became the IMAGE OF HORUS……it became the sacred and potent sign or character of the Magi, the Pentalpha, and is the significant emblem of Liberty and Freedom, blazing with a steady radiance amid the weltering elements of good and evil of Revolutions…”Page 15.

The Pentagram and Masonic G

The Pythagorean Triangle pg 131

http://www.masonic-lodge-of-education.com/masonic-blazing-star.html

Letter G:  In the center of the star, there was always placed the letter “G”, which like the Hebrew word, “Yod”, was a recognized symbol of God, and thus the symbolic reference of the Blazing Star to Divine Providence is greatly strengthened.

Tracing board of 3rd degree

Masonic Initation – W.L. Wilmhurst
THE “G”

Centrally, in the ceiling of each Lodge, is exhibited this striking symbol….In the First and Second Craft Degrees the symbol is visible in the heavens
of Lodge.  In the Third Degree it has become invisible, but its presence is
still manifested, being reflected in the small light in the East which, in
correspondence with the Divine Presence is as every Mason knows
inextinguishable even in one’s darkest moments . In the Royal Arch Degree
it again becomes visible, but in another form and in another position-on
the floor of the Temple and at its centre, and in the form of a cubical
altar, a white stone, bearing the Sacred Name.  In the course of the
Degrees, therefore, it has come down from heaven to earth ; Spirit has
descended to the plane of purified Matter; the Divine and the human have
been brought together and made one.  God has become Man ; Man has been
unified with God, and has found the Divine Name written upon the altar of
his own heart…

…The “G” therefore denotes the Universal Spirit of God, permeating and
unifying all things . It is a substitute for the Hebrew letter Yod, the
tenth letter of the Hebrew alphabet, and out of which all the other letters
of that alphabet are constructed in correspondence with the truth that all
created things are modifications of the one primal Spirit . In the
Instruction-lecture of a Degree outside our present constitutions, the “G”
is explained as having a three-fold reference ; (i) the Glory of God, or
glory in the centre ; (2) Grandeur, or the greatness of perfection to which
man may become raised by initiation into union .with God at his centre ;
(3) Gom-El, a Hebrew word of praise for the Divine power and goodness in
designing that perfection and that union between the Creator and the
creature. There is also a Hebrew tradition that Gom-El was the word uttered
by Adam on first beholding the beauty of Eve and perceiving the ultimate
destiny of humanity.

The “G” had its equivalent in the Egyptian Mysteries in the solar symbol of
Ra, the spiritual Sun. In the great temple of the Greek Mysteries at
Delphi, where the Eleusinian initiations took place for seventeen
centuries, it was represented by the fifth letters of the Greek alphabet,
the E (or Eta) ; five being a numerical symbol of man in the Pythagorean
system, as evidenced by his five senses, the five-fold extension of his
hands and feet, and in accordance with considerations of a more abstruse
nature. Hence the five-pointed star (or pentagram) is also a symbol of man,
and expresses a variety of truths concerning him . In the rituals in the
Book of the Dead the candidate is described as a “keeper of five” ;
Operative fellow-craft Masons worked in batches of five, and a Speculative
fellow-craft Lodge to-day consists of five brethren ; all these allusions
having a deeper significance than can be explained here, but bearing upon
the present state of human evolutional development .

As seen in part 8click here, Masonry’s basis comes from Solomon and the Temple.

Seal of Solomon

http://www.widdershins.org/vol1iss8/o9614.htm

Solomonic texts gave great importance to the pentagram, under the name “Solomon’s seal.” Gershom Scholem writes, “In Arabic magick, the ‘seal of Solomon’ was widely used, but at first its use in Jewish circles was restricted to relatively rare cases. Even then, the hexagram and pentagram were easily interchangeable and the name was applied to both figures.”

The first English mention of a pentagram appears quite unexpectedly around 1380, when the anonymous author of Gawain and the Grene Knight gave Gawain, traditionally the Celtic sun-hero, a shield “that was bright red with a pentangle of pure gold color painted on it.” Almost 50 lines are devoted to this hitherto unknown heraldic device. Interestingly, the pentagram is immediately identified as Solomon’s: “It is a sign that Solomon set once/ To betoken truth, by the title that it has,/ For it is a figure with five points,/ And each line overlaps and locks in another,/ And everywhere it is endless, and the English all call it,/ I hear, the Endless Knot.” The author invokes in the pentacle the five wits, the five fingers, the five wounds of Christ, the five pure joys of Heaven’s queen with her child and the five virtues generosity, fellowship, purity, courtesy and mercy.

The origin of this Solomonic pentagram has puzzled scholars for some time. Henry Lyttleton Savage, in The GAWAIN-Poet, suggests quite plausibly that the short-lived French Order of the Star was a source for this symbol, and in company with Tolkien and others, he notes that Freemasons honor the pentagram as Solomon’s seal. Looming behind both the Order of the Star and the Masons, however, stands the Order of the Temple of Solomon, the Knights Templar, founded in 1119 and suppressed by Phillip the Fair of France and Pope Clement V between 1307 and 1314. Founded to rebuild the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the Templars regarded Solomon’s seal as an emblem of their order, both in its Western pentagram form and in its Eastern hexagram form. John J. Robinson in his book Born in Blood convincingly argues that the powerful organization of the Templars went underground, particularly in England and Scotland, to form what became over time the society of Freemasons. As Freemasons, they did more than anyone else over the centuries to make the pentagram a familiar symbol.

The myth of the Ring of Solomon was principally developed by Arabic writers who claimed that God gave the ring to Solomon. The ring is said to have had the name of God engraved upon it. But this posed a problem with the Jewish community as Jewish law forbade the Jews to write the name of God. Thus it was conceded that the six pointed star and later the five-pointed star is what King Solomon had inscribed on his ring. Medieval Jewish, Christian and Islamic legends believed that King Solomon commanded demons and spoke with animals by the power of his ring.

Josephus Antiquites 8.2.5
5. Now the sagacity and wisdom which God had bestowed on Solomon was so great, that he exceeded the ancients; insomuch that he was no way inferior to the Egyptians, who are said to have been beyond all men in understanding; nay, indeed, it is evident that their sagacity was very much inferior to that of the king’s. He also excelled and distinguished himself in wisdom above those who were most eminent among the Hebrews at that time for shrewdness; those I mean were Ethan, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol. He also composed books of odes and songs a thousand and five, of parables and similitudes three thousand; for he spake a parable upon every sort of tree, from the hyssop to the cedar; and in like manner also about beasts, about all sorts of living creatures, whether upon the earth, or in the seas, or in the air; for he was not unacquainted with any of their natures, nor omitted inquiries about them, but described them all like a philosopher, and demonstrated his exquisite knowledge of their several properties. God also enabled him to learn that skill which expels demons, (4) which is a science useful and sanative to men. He composed such incantations also by which distempers are alleviated. And he left behind him the manner of using exorcisms, by which they drive away demons, so that they never return; and this method of cure is of great force unto this day; for I have seen a certain man of my own country, whose name was Eleazar, releasing people that were demoniacal in the presence of Vespasian, and his sons, and his captains, and the whole multitude of his soldiers. The manner of the cure was this: He put a ring that had a Foot of one of those sorts mentioned by Solomon to the nostrils of the demoniac, after which he drew out the demon through his nostrils; and when the man fell down immediately, he abjured him to return into him no more, making still mention of Solomon, and reciting the incantations which he composed. And when Eleazar would persuade and demonstrate to the spectators that he had such a power, he set a little way off a cup or basin full of water, and commanded the demon, as he went out of the man, to overturn it, and thereby to let the spectators know that he had left the man; and when this was done, the skill and wisdom of Solomon was shown very manifestly: for which reason it is, that all men may know the vastness of Solomon’s abilities, and how he was beloved of God, and that the extraordinary virtues of every kind with which this king was endowed may not be unknown to any
people under the sun for this reason, I say, it is that we have proceeded to speak so largely of these matters.

In between Psalm 89-91 in the Dead Sea Scrolls were found 4 “exorcism” psalms, 3 of which were never seen the 4th being Psalm 91.  In the second exorcism psalm it speaks of Solomon invoking the spirits and demons.

Encyclopedia of Freemasonry vol 2 pg 245
“The Seal of Solomon or the Shield of David, for under both names the same thing was denoted, is a hexagonal figure consisting of two interlaced triangles, thus forming the outlines of a six-pointed star.  Upon it was inscribed on of the sacred names of God, from which inscription it was supposed principally to derive its talismanic powers.   These powers were very extensive, for it was believed that it would extinguish fire, prevent wounds in a conflict, and perform many other wonders.  The Jews called it the Shield of David in reference to the protection which it gave to its possessors.  But to the other Orientalists it was more familiarly known as the Seal of Solomon.  Among these imaginative people, there was a very prevalent belief in the magical character of the King of Israel.  He was esteemed rather as a great magician than as a great monarch, and by the signet which he wore, on which this talismanic seal was engraved, he is supposed to have accomplished the most extraordinary actions, and by it to have enlisted in his service the labors of the genii for the construction of his celebrated Temple….Of all talismans, there is none, except, perhaps, the cross, which was so generally prevalent among the ancients as this Seal of Solomon or Shield of David.  It has been found in the cave of Elephants, in India, accompanying the image of the Deity, and many other places celebrated in the Brahmanical and the Buddhist religions.

In Medieval Jewish, Islamic and Christian legends, the Seal of Solomon was a magical signet ring said to have been possessed by King Solomon (or Sulayman in the Islamic version), which variously gave him the power to command demons (or jinni), or to speak with animals. In one of the Arabian Nights’ Entertainments, an evil jinn is described as being imprisoned in a copper bottle for 1,800 years by a lead seal stamped by the ring. Other, later books (Pseudomonarchia Daemonum) manage to fit far more demons in the bottle (Wikipedia, Seal of Solomon)

Magic

The seal of Solomon is displayed as both a hexagram and pentagram.  Both are intimately connected with witchcraft & magic.

Pentacle

A pentacle, or pantacle, is an amulet used in magical evocation, generally made of parchment, paper or metal.  It usually consists of a 5 pointed pentagram or 6 pointed hexagram.

http://www.wiccanwitchcraftblog.com/2008/10/pentacle-vs-pentagram.html

The Pentacle

A pentacle in all definately is actually considered an amulet that is used for magical invocations, rituals, and spells. The pentacle is meant to be a symbol with which the spirit draws upon for added strength and energies for these spells and rituals.

The most famous historical pentacle is the Seal of Solomon. Solomon was historically linked to being one of the greatest wizards that ever lived. He is often revered by wiccans and pagans and in grimoires and various texts, there are different styles and designs of Solomon’s pentacles. Each of them that he had crafted were used for various difference rituals and spells that he would perform.

Even though pentacle and pentagram are similar in spelling, pentacle does not represent “five” rather, it represents magical energies and any design or shapes could be considered pentacles. If they were drawn with five points they were often referred to as hexagrams, not pentagrams.

Pentacles were often used for protection against demons and negative entities. They were used and still are used extensively for these purposes within paganism and wicca. They can either be adorned around the neck as a necklace or charm, or they can be used as altar tiles or patens for altars.

Pentacles are also considered important to draw or attract spirits. Within Wicca and Paganism, the pentacle can be used as a center point with which to open the doorway for spirits to step forth into this plane. Many rituals and spells often call for a pentacle of some form to be within the center of the sacred circle as a focal point for the spirits to be drawn to.

It is often said that once a spirit has been summoned, they are “tied” to the pentacle’s center often like a statue being held by a base, the spirit is tied to the center of the pentacle and cannot leave or move beyond that point.

Solomon commonly employed this method when either summoning spirits or to entrap them. He was famously known for binding and sending back evil spirits and demons to whence they came, and he often used the above method to do this.

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Jewish Magic

Rabbi Joshua Trachtenberg, listed in Who’s Who in American Jewry, in his defensive yet illuminating book, Jewish Magic and Superstition (Behrmann’s, N.Y., 1939), writing of the age-long reputation of Jews as practitioners of black magic and all occult demonistic rites, states (Second chapter, entitled “The Truth Behind the Legend”):

“The sources indicate that Jews were at least acquainted with methods of inducing disease and death, of arousing and killing passion, of forcing people to do their bidding, of employing demons for divinatory and other purposes … We find accounts of the magician’s power to project his soul to far-distant places, there to perform an errand, and then return to his comatose body.” (Page 13)

“Jewish magic … functioned within the framework of the Jewish religion.” (Page 15)

Rabbi Trachtenberg also states:

“Knowledge of the names, through which Jewish magic worked, was inaccessible to women, for it required not only a thorough training in Hebrew and Aramaic, which most of them lacked, but also a deep immersion in mystical lore from which they were barred … Early mystical and magical lore was successfully guarded by a limited oral transmission. The secret lore of the Kalonymides [Note: who brought it from Babylonia] … was first written down in the 13th Century … Jewish life had turned more and more inward … and intensive study of the Talmud had become almost its sole intellectual pursuit … But the German Kabbalah never attained the theoretical depth of its Spanish counterpart, nor did it exert so much influence.” (Pages 16-17, same publication)

“So we may say that every Jew whose desire led him thither essayed a little magic in a small way. But it was generally recognized that only a minor portion of the mystical lore had found its way into books; much of it remained private, jealously guarded property.” (page 18)

In the same work, and under the title of “Forbidden and Permitted,” Trachtenberg says: “The Bible had pronounced an unqualified condemnation of sorcery. The Talmud … pursued its customary function of clarifying and classifying Jewish law, and so broke up the all-inclusive category of sorcery into several divisions …” Then are cited various hairsplittings, ending with an admission that the Talmud actually permits the very proscribed or forbidden acts denounced by the Bible.

Trachtenberg sums up: “From a practical standpoint, they succeeded in effectively excluding from the proscribed ‘magic’ all the forms current among Jews.” (Pages 19-20)

The Jewish Encyclopedia of 1905 (under “Tashlik”). Rabbi Trachtenberg also states:

“Fowl are closely associated with the spirits in Jewish and non-Jewish lore, and are the commonest oblation to them … The cock is employed to represent a man, the hen, a woman, in many magic rites. The circles which are described about the head of the individual, and the numbers three and seven, are well-known magical elements. The words which effectuate the substitution have all the earmarks of a typical incantation. In the earlier texts the words ‘this is my atonement’ are not present; they were added so that the initials of the Hebrew terms might form the word hatash, ‘which is the name of the angel appointed over this.’ “

A rabbi reads words of Kapparah as rooster draws evil out of him.

The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia cites Rabbi Trachtenberg Jewish Magic and Superstition as a rabbinical authority on these subjects.

John Dee

In this nineteenth-century illustration, John Dee (1527-1608), famous mathematician, philosopher, and astrologer for Queen Elizabeth, holds a torch while an adept Talmudic necromancer consults with a spirit.

John Dee, who likened the hexagram to the Philosopher’s Stone, was the chief astrologer in the court of Elisabeth the first but he was a practiser of Enochian Magic used to invoke “angels” during rituals. In one of those sessions Dee drew up an ‘angel’ by the name of Lam.

Jewish Necromancy

Says Rabbi Trachtenberg:

“The future is an open book to the denizens of the supernatural realm, and like the demons and the angels, the deceased can by eavesdropping pick up the latest decisions of the court on high; ‘they flit through the universe to hear what has been decreed.’ Then they report back to intimates on earth, in dreams or personal appearances … But in general the spirit-world is chary of its secrets and can be induced to reveal them only by magical means … mystical invocations and occult rites are effective in forcing the dead to obey the magician’s will. The art of necromancy is a specialized function of sorcery.” (Jewish Magic and Superstition, page 65)

Rabbi Trachtenberg mentions putting a severed foreskin in a bowl of water, with attendants dipping their fingers in bloody fluid, and burying the circumcizer with the foreskins he has severed, as demonic ritual. The unluckiness of even numbers except on special nights when four cups of wine, instead of an odd number may be imbibed, the protective, and divine nature of Talmud study for blunting demons, and the recitation of the Shema at night are noted by the Rabbi, and he states:

“There was no attempt to disguise the purpose of this prayer-service; it was frankly admitted time and again that ‘it exists only because of the demons.” He quotes: ”at my right Michael, at my left Gabriel, before me Uriel, behind me Raphael.” This is nothing more than the Jewish version of the ancient Babylonian incantation, ‘Shamash before me, behind me Sin, Nergal at my right, Ninib at my left,’ or ‘May the good Shedu at my right, the good Lamassu at my left,’ etc. (Jewish Magic and Superstition, page 156)

Molech

Baphomet is another form of Molech

The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today – Elizabeth Dilling pg 96
Even burning children to the demon Molech for black occult power is allowed today by the supreme scriptures of Pharisaic Judaism.

The Jewish Religion: Its Influence Today – Elizabeth Dilling pg 108-109

Judaism Permits Child Sacrifices to Moloch
The whole Bible is full of and condemns the bloody business of pagan demonology, including Baal worship with its self-cutting with knives and Moloch worship with child sacrifice. Both are condoned or permitted by the modern Jewish Babylonian Talmud. Every form of ancient paganism decried by the Bible may be found under the “whited sepulchre” of so-called “Judaism,” which is actually Pharisee paganism.
“Christian divines,” now, as formerly, would do well to read up on what the Bible condemns, and find those pagan murder practices have not disappeared from the Earth, nor from the “synagogue of Satan.”
Burning children to the demon Moloch is permitted today by the supreme legal authority of the so-called “Jewish” religion, which is the Babylonian Talmud, and, in particular, the Talmud book of Sanhedrin, Folios 64a-64b. Remember, the book of Sanhedrin is, according to its
Introduction in the Soncino English translation of 1935, the “chief repository of the criminal law of the Talmud.”
To justify child sacrifices to Moloch, the Talmud once again cites Scripture, which clearly condemns such pagan practice, and then reverses the clear meaning of the Scripture with hairsplitting “exceptions” to justify these sacrifices.
Thus, as Christ put it to the Pharisees, you make the “commandment of God of none effect.
Ye hypocrites! Well did Esaias [Isaiah] prophecy of you, saying, This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.” (Matt. 15:7) Christ also referred to Isaiah 29:13. Isaiah well knew the breed of Satanists who used the Bible to destroy it. The “Mishna” of the Sanhedrin (Exhibit 66) sets out to make supposedly clear orders of Moses against burning or causing to be burned any child to Moloch by (1) handing the child to
Moloch and (2) causing the child to be burned.
But, note the “explanation” to the Talmudic Mishna, which states: “He who gives of his seed to Molech incurs no punishment unless he delivers it to Moloch” (1) “and causes it to pass through the fire” (2). “If he gave it to Moloch but he did not cause it to pass through the fire, or the reverse” (i.e. caused his child to pass through the fire, but did not give it to Moloch) “he incurs no penalty unless he does both.”
At this point, does it really matter whether an innocent child has been burned in fire and also “given to Moloch” when its murder by fire is condoned if the latter proviso is excluded?
In a footnote to the same Talmud “Mishna” reference, it is “explained:”
“As two separate offenses, proving that giving one’s seed to Moloch is not idolatry.”
What foul idolatry!

The same Talmud section (see Exhibit 67) subverts the Mishna exception “unless he gives it to Moloch” further to: “Punishment is not incurred unless he delivers his seed to the acolytes of Moloch.” Thus, if one delivers his own child into the fire, for death, and to Moloch, there would
be “no punishment.”
A further “explanatory footnote” says: “He explains this to be the meaning of the Mishna unless he gives it to Moloch. This proves that the offense consists of two parts; (1) formal delivery to the priests, and (2) causing the seed to pass through the fire.”
The same Talmud section (Exhibit 69) includes the repetitional statement that: “the service of Moloch … is not included in general idolatry.” (Note: Reversing the chief idolatrous practice denounced by the Bible!) In Leviticus XX, 2 it is stated: “And the Lord spake unto Moses,
saying: … Whosoever he be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn in Israel that giveth any of his seed to Molech … Then treatment of a murderer is demanded: “He shall surely be put to death.”

King Manasseh

The acts of Manasseh ultimately led to the exile of Judah into Babylon where they did not repent of their wickedness but amalgamated the mixed worship of Manasseh with even more Babylonian mystery religion.  Manasseh mixed the mystery religions with the worship of YHWH as can be seen in the following verses where pagan idols and altars were set up in the Temple of YHWH.

2Ch 33:1  Manasseh was a son of twelve years when he began to reign, and he reigned in Jerusalem fifty five years.
2Ch 33:2  And he did evil in the eyes of YHWH, like the abominations of the nations that YHWH had driven out from before the sons of Israel.
2Ch 33:3  For again he rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had broken down, and raised up altars for the Baals, and made Asherahs and bowed himself to all the host of the heavens, and served them.
2Ch 33:4  And he built altars in the house of YHWH, of which YHWH had said, In Jerusalem shall be My name forever.
2Ch 33:5  And he built altars to all the host of the heavens in the two courts of the house of YHWH.
2Ch 33:6  And he made his sons to pass through the fire in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and did magic and divined, and used sorcery, and used mediums and conjurers; he multiplied the doing of the evil in the eyes of YHWH, to provoke Him to anger.
2Ch 33:7  And he placed the engraved image of the idol that he had made in the house of God, of which God had said to David, and to his son Solomon, In this house, and in Jerusalem that I have chosen out of all the tribes of Israel, I will put My name forever.
2Ch 33:8  And I will not again remove the foot of Israel from off the ground that I appointed to your fathers; only, if they take heed to do all that I have commanded them toward all the Law, and the statutes, and the ordinances by the hand of Moses.
2Ch 33:9  And Manasseh caused Judah and the people of Jerusalem to sin, to do evil above the nations that YHWH destroyed before the sons of Israel.

2Ki 23:26  However, YHWH did not turn away from the fury of His great anger with which His anger glowed against Judah, because of all the provocations with which Manasseh had provoked Him.
2Ki 23:27  And YHWH said, I will also turn away Judah from My face, as I turned Israel away, and I will reject this city that I have chosen, Jerusalem, and the house of which I have said, My name shall be there.

2Ki 24:3  Only at the mouth of YHWH this came upon Judah, to remove them from His presence for the sins of Manasseh, according to all he did,
2Ki 24:4  and also the innocent blood that he shed; for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and YHWH was not willing to forgive.

Jer 15:4  And I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, because of Manasseh, the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah; for what he did in Jerusalem.

Kabbalah

Kabbalah: The sacred books of black magic of Orthodox Judaism which form a large part of the basis of the western secret societies, from Rosicrucianism to Freemasonry and the OTO. Kabbalism is itself derived from the sorcery of ancient Babylon and…Pharaohic Egypt.
— Craig Heimbichner
Blood on the Altar

The Hebrew Cabala is a series of occultic writings that are as demonic as any incantation ever uttered in witchcraft. Webster’s Dictionary tells us the Cabala (sometimes spelled Kabbala) is “an occult religious philosophy developed by certain Jewish rabbis…”
— James Lloyd
The Apocalypse Chronicles
(Vol. VII, No. 1, 2005)

Margie Martin, in her informed, unpublished manuscript for her upcoming book, The Molten Image, explains that the Tarot cards of witches and occultists are of Jewish origin and correspond with the 22 letters of the Hebrew alphabet.

The basic teaching of Qabalah is found in the 32 Paths of Wisdom upon a ” Tree of Life”, as stated in its oldest written text called the Sepher Yetzirah, translated as Book of Formation. These 32 paths are divided into the 10 numbers from 1 to 10 and the 22 letters/symbols of the Hebrew alphabet. Everything was created out of these 32 Pathways of Wisdom, and Man, as stated in the Bible, being in the “image and likeness” of YHVH, the Soul of the Qabalah, male/female, is said to be the most perfect and complete expression of these 32 Paths, a veritable Tree of Life. This would explain why the Essenes revered the tree, symbolically and in reality, and considered its fruit the best food for a human’s diet. Taking this concept of each of us as a Tree of Life with 32 Paths of Wisdom, it should manifest in our bodies. Sure enough, we need look no further than two of the most fundamental structures of our bodies, which bear considerable responsibility for our health and beauty: the spine and teeth, both normally comprised of 32 structural elements. And there’s more: 32 corresponds to our 10 fingers upon which we count numbers and do the creative outer work of our DNA, and 22 corresponds to our chromosomes, minus the one that determines gender. Timothy Leary’s book “The Game of Life”, written in the 1980’s, relates the 23 chromosomes to the 22 Hebrew letters and 22 major arcana of the Tarot.

The Golem

The magic of the Cabala calls for many uses of the occultic star. Both the five pointed star and six-pointed star are used by Jewish magicians who work the Cabala formulas and rituals. An enduring cabalistic tale is that of the Golem. In medieval times, it was taught that by use of the magic word and by other means, an inanimate man made of clay or dust could be made to come alive.

A huge and powerful monster, or beast, the Golem would then do the magician’s bidding. In 1920, the classic film Der Golem created a stir. Directed by Paul Wegener, Der Golem depicted the monster variously wearing either the five-pointed star with one point up (white magic) or two points up (satanic). Also the six pointed Star of David played a part in the film’s plot as a Jewish Rabbi, Rabbi Low, using the secret word “AemAct” brought life and breath into the artificial man.

The Golem is a picture of ‘Adam Kadmon.’  Adam Kadmon, in Kabbalistic thought, is the ‘perfect man,’ or the evolved ‘god-man.’  This will be discussed in more detail, Yah willing, on the final part of this series on DNA.

Eliphas Levi’s Pentagram, figure of the microcosm, the magical formula of man.

Adam & Chavah joined together…as above so below, union of the opposites to bring forth the ‘tetragrammaton’ or the sacred name.  This image represents man becoming a god with his eyes being opened knowing good and evil.

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