Thursday, September 25, 2008

Chapter 10 "The Hexagram"

Throughout the research, readers might have notice the usage of the in the left side. What is this symbol is about exactly, and why is it seen for almost anywhere, everywhere. Games, Spell castings, Alchemy itself use the image. Below is a brief history of this image that may give us a view of what it really is.

Origins and shape

The hexagram is a mandala symbol called satkona yantra or sadkona yantra found on ancient South Indian Hindu temples built thousands of years ago. It symbolizes the nara-narayana, or perfect meditative state of balance achieved between Man and God, and if maintained, results in "moksha," or "nirvana" (release from the bounds of the earthly world and its material trappings).

Another theory about the origin of the shape is that it is simply 2 of the 3 letters in the name David: in its Hebrew spelling, David is transliterated as 'D-W-D'. In Biblical Hebrew, the letter 'D' (Dalet) was written in a form much like a triangle, similar to the Greek letter "Delta" (Δ). The symbol may have been a simple family crest formed by flipping and juxtaposing the two most prominent letters in the name. The letter "W" in this case could reference the compositing operation of the two Deltas.

Some researchers have theorized that the hexagram represents the astrological chart at the time of David's birth or anointment as king. The hexagram is also known as the "King's Star" in astrological circles.

In antique papyri, pentagrams, together with stars and other signs, are frequently found on amulets bearing the Jewish names of God, and used to guard against fever and other diseases. Curiously the hexagram is not found among these signs. In the great magic papyrus at Paris and London there are twenty-two signs side by side, and a circle with twelve signs, but neither a pentagram nor a hexagram.

Therefore, the syncretism of Hellenistic, Jewish, and Coptic influences probably did not originate the symbol.

It is also possible that as a simple geometric shape, like for example the triangle, circle, or square, the hexagram has been created by various different peoples with no connection to one another.

Usage by Christians

The hexagram may be found in some Churches and stained-glass windows. Example of this is one embedded in the ceiling of the Washington National Cathedral. Because the similar-looking sign called the encircled pentagram used in occultism, it was not used in church architecture until Christian architects, both Protestant and Catholic, began to accept the notion that the Star of David is an old Jewish sign.In Christianity it is often called the star of creation.

The Bible makes no direct mention of the Star of David, however, the Catechism of the Catholic Church of the year 528 refers to the star which led the Magi to Christ as "the Star of David". In the context, the phrase most likely meant "the star of the king of Israel" rather than the double triangle-shaped symbol used today.

Usage by Jews

Magen David is a generally recognized symbol of Judaism and Jewish identity and is also known colloquially as the Jewish Star or "Star of David". Its usage as a sign of Jewish identity began in the Middle Ages, though its religious usage began earlier, with the current earliest archeological evidence being a stone bearing the shield from the arch of a 3-4th century synagogue in the Galilee. A more enduring symbol of Judaism, the menorah, has been in use since BCE.

1 comment:

Psalms 40 said...

Hi, I'm doing some bible/astonomy research. It began with the "blood moon" reference and includes the work found in web page/video.
Hexagam 2013 in the heavens is a signficant event as it matches my assessment of the "Anti-Christ" begin revealed in the months that follow.

Consider this in 2015 as the "Great Day of the Lord". 03/20/2015, Solar Lunar Eclipse -
Jewish Civil New Year. 04/04/2015, Lunar eclipse/blood moon - Passover. This is the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century (11 min 57 sec).
09/13/2015, Solar eclipse - Feast of Trumpets. 09/28//2015, Lunar eclipse - Feast of Tabernacles. 07/01/2015, Plant Alignment
The Earth (“Man”), Venus (the morning star/ “Lucifer”) and Jupiter (“God”) are in a straight line.

According to the Jewish calendar - 2015 is a Sabbatical year. A Sabbatical year is represented in the seven days of creation when on the 7th day – that was His day to rest. The Sabbatical year is the Lord’s year. September, 2015 is the Sabbatical month (7th month of Jewish calendar) and the Sabbatical year.