Saturday, December 8, 2012

What's a Pentagram?

Ritual Magic teachings (until the level I've got) is not clear enough about the use of Pentagrams or its origins.

I would like to open a discussion regarding the concept of an Adept and its required preparation in an esoteric school settings like the Rosicrucian orders, not only AMORC but other Rosicrucian schools or orders as well

Note: This is not a work of fiction but a deep research into the subject supported by many years of study and practices and directed to sincere students of the Rosicrucian Traditions. 

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The Sacred Geometry of Forms

What we know is that the Pentagram and the Hexagram and other geometrical figures were incorporated into the knowledge of sacred geometry for its harmonisation properties with the highest scale of the Cosmos. 


The problem with the Pentagram is that the Catholic Church managed to modify the popular vision of it turned it into a symbol used in witchcraft and black magic. All that advertising is contrary to its origins and use creating a negative egregore around this form. You see that nowadays all films always show the obscure rituals associated with the Pentagram and its evil applications. If anyone currently see us in a black robe with candles, tracing pentagrams in the air, will not doubt for a second that we are evil beings. And it's really a very great pressure. I feel that even from my wife, who by the way is a spiritualist and has a significant inner experience. 


The origin of the Pentagrams could be traced back to the Ancient Caldea where the first astronomers observing the the brightest "star" on the sky, Venus, recognized that if traces with its sky movements a Pentagram or a five pointed star on the celestial abode. 


The pentagram of Venus is the path that Venus makes as observed from Earth. Successive inferior conjunctions of Venus repeat very near a 13:8 orbital resonance (Earth orbits 8 times for every 13 orbits of Venus), shifting 144° upon sequential inferior conjunctions. The resonance 13:8 ratio is approximate. 8/13 is approximately 0.615385 while Venus orbits the Sun in 0.615187 years. (Wikipedia)

Which Forces & Energies?

But the bottom line is that we're messing with things not knowing their forces and effects. Did Eliphas Levi (who invented the ritual of banishment of the Pentagram ) know what really occurs when we use a geometric figure like the Pentagram in the rituals? Which energies are put into motion? Is the Pentagram a portal for the elemental realm? What happens when we project the divine names in the centre of the Pentagram? When we're invoking using the Pentagram what comes back through it to us? Griffin's Ritual Magic Manual tells us that the energies invoked reflow energising the aura of the practitioner. 

But how can this be proved?

I see myself as a Rosicrucian  researcher, and I cannot accept things just because others accept and do. The Rosicrucian is an researcher of the Cosmic Laws and only through the deep understanding of these laws that the student can apply them to their evolution. Otherwise is just another belief, another illusion.


What are the applications of the Pentagram? According to the Western Esoteric Tradition, there are two basic applications for it. 
  1. Can be used in banishing rituals, or rituals used to clear energies in the environment exterior of our aura and in our own aura. In that case the Pentagrams are traced starting from the elemental Earth. 
  2. Also Pentagrams are mostly used for invocations or attracting specific energies into the magic circle and into the Practitioner's sphere of sensation or aura.


I may have a suggestion to proof the energy dealings of magic. We need the participation of a very skilled clairvoyant witnessing an experienced magician practitioner in a controlled experiment environment. I think this is possible because I involuntarily participated in a experiment which gave similar results. I was being part of a group healing forming a group circle. As someone decided to resource to descarnated spirits to help the process, I decided to try something. As I usually did as a protection, I traced a large circle of Light around the group to block any outside interference using the Lost Word as a mantra. When the session came to an end I decided to ask if anyone noticed anything unusual happening in the room. One young man in the group, very gifted clairvoyant, immediately start to told us that at certain point of the session he started to see a bright circle of Light around us and no entities came into manifestation that time.

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Post History:
  • Post Created: 09/12/2012.
  • Added section "Applications" 24/06/2017.


  1. Nice to meet you.

    One thing I found is that a form, even strong forms, are merely a framework to hang your own perceptions on. If your framework or conception allows or fears feedback then that will be so. If you fully believe in the security and sureness of the structure then it will be absolutely effective and safe. Ultimately it is a tool in the hand of the practitioner and a competent practitioner wields his/her tools and does not allow the tool to wield him/her back.

    One principle that you will know in spiritual practices is that once everything has levels of understanding. This is one reason why there are grades. Common forms are a way to teach people to work together with a common symbol set and understanding. As the practitioner grows they transcend their understandings and the forms themselves become irrelevant.

    In the wiccan traditions they do initiations where the challenge is:

    To know;
    To will;
    To dare;
    To stay silent.

    (Borrowed from our mate Crowley)

    Using a negative (to your view) form/symbol will require you to dare, to will and then to know. I will leave you to figure out the 'stay silent' bit yourself.

  2. Dear Kim,
    You are partially correct about forms. They are entirely a product of our perception. Considering that our own perception is heavily conditioned by our interpretations (filtered by our bias).

    However, we need to consider that all is energy. We as energy beings, we are immersed in a ocean of energy. What our consciousness does is to try to identify patterns of vibration in that One energy.

    Some patterns has strong aggregates like the archetypes or egregores. The Pentagram is one of those patterns which carries ageless meanings to one open to receive or attune themselves with. That's why Pentagrams are also gates to the inner worlds or high energy patterns.

  3. Also sorry about the delay on publishing your post (s). For a long time I was unable to access the posts waiting for my approval. Now everything is working fine.

    In Profound Peace & L.V.X.
    Fra. T.A.S.