What Is The Pentagram/Pentacle?


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The Pentagram and Pentacle are commonly the most famous symbols of Witchcraft and are symbolic of the power of Spirit as the overriding power controlling elements.  As the cross is to Christianity and the six-pointed star to Judaism, so the pentagram is a symbol of the magickal craft of Witchcraft.

The Pentagram is an image of an upright five-pointed star ( a single point on top) drawn inside a circle with a single continuous line making the five points equally spaced.  To a witch or magician, he pentagram image is symbolic of the mysteries of creation.  As such for use in rites and rituals,  the image is commonly drawn, etched, carved or inscribed onto a round disc called a Pentacle.  A pentacle can be made from a variety of materials such as:  wood, clay, copper, brass, silver or gold, and is placed centrally on the altar as a focus of…

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