Occult symbols and occult symbolism have long been covered by a shroud of secrecy and myth – are they just mystical points used focus the energy or do they represent a belief system that are for our protection? For the most part occult symbols are believed to possess a substantial amount of occult power, that is, it holds some secret or hidden power that is known to the owner.
Among the well known occult symbols, the pentagram is considered as one of the most ancient and powerful. It is one of the most powerful occult symbols known and has been used for thousands of years in the practice of the occult. The pentagram is simply a five pointed star that is drawn for various uses and has its roots in ancient Greece. Most believe that this occult symbol should be drawn with the topmost triangle pointing upwards towards the heavens in order to bring good forces into being. An inversed pentagram is considered very unlucky, and in some cases even evil. In occult practices the pentagram is usually depicted within a circle. The circle itself is an occult symbol and offers protection as it is drawn around the members of the coven or the individual who is spell casting.
The use of symbols or occult symbolism is common. Are these just symbols used to create a focal point for the energy or are do they protect us from negative energies? Basically an Occult symbol is a symbol, which holds power or hidden value to it’s owner. Some of these symbols are so common most people do not know that their actual origins.
Some occult symbols include those of a religious nature such as The Cross, The Star of David, The Swastika. Other important Occult symbols include Rune symbols, the pentagram or 5 pointed star.
Overall these three symbols are some of the most recognised symbols today that have in some way strong symbolic linking to Occult value. Other occult signs include other important Occult symbols such as Rune symbols, pagan symbols such as the five pointed star and many more. Some occult symbols meaning:
The all-seeing eye derives from the Eye of Horus which symbolize a tool to find the truth in a world of contrasts. It can be broken into six different symbols, each representing one of the seven steps that leads to full consciousness. The most notable depiction of the eye is the reverse of the Great Seal of the United States, which appears on the United States one-dollar bill.
The Legend of the blair witch started in 1785 with an old woman, Elly Kedward, who immigrated over to the States from Ireland and settled in a town called “Blair” and was believed to be responsible for all the children from the town disappearing.
The Masonic compass (or, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is considered the most prominent symbol of Freemasonry and are used in Masonic rituals to teach symbolic lessons.
The dreamcatcher is of Native American origin as is believed to protect a sleeper from bad dreams.
The mandala is of Vedic origin and is a spiritual teaching tool, for establishing a sacred space, and as an aid to meditation and trance induction.
A pentacle is an amulet used in magical rituals, on which the symbol of a spirit or energy being summoned is drawn. It is may be worn around the neck, or placed within the triangle of evocation.
The hexagram or six-pointed star is commonly used both as a mascot and for conjuring spirits in the practice of witchcraft, and is considered to be the combination of the 4 elements.