Wood Altar

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Wood Altar
Wood Altar

The history of this religious symbol goes back thousands of years. Christians claim the pentacle as a symbol of Christ’s wounds and even the Star of Bethlehem.

Some say that the Ancient Greek Pythagoras interlaced five A’s or Alphas and named it Pentalpha. (Pent meaning five and Alpha the first letter of the alphabet).

Today, the pentacle is the most recognizable Wicca symbol, sometimes referred to as the Witches Star.

To Wiccans, the symbol of the pentagram within a circle represents the elements of Air, Earth, Fire, Water and Spirit and the God/Goddess. In many ancient Grimoires, (sometimes known as a Book of Shadows) the important protective symbol of the pentacle is seen.

Many Wiccans wear jewelery in the form of a pentacle as a sign of their religion and as a protective amulet. Wearing a pentacle enables other Wiccans to recognize instantly adherents to the religion, and therefore know they are in ‘safe’ company.

In times gone by it was clearly ‘unsafe’ to display adherence to Paganism or any form of witchcraft.

Sometimes hidden pentacles in the form of intricate patterns adorn jewelery so that only fellow Wiccans recognize the symbol. Silver pentacles represent the Goddess of the moon, while pentacles in gold are connected with the god of the sun.

Wearing a pentacle in any form – even on a printed T-shirt – acts as a protective amulet, as it represents all the elements.

* The element of Air has associations with thought processes, thinking, intelligence and learning.

* The Fire element is connected with creativity, movement and action.

* The element of Water is linked to emotion, intuition and the subconscious.

* The Earth element is associated with fertility, stability and prosperity.

The fifth element is that of Spirit and can be seen as the full representation of the four tangible elements working in harmony.

The five pointed Witches Star is used in magic spell work and in rituals by witches. Each point of the star is associated with a particular element and the circle represents the God/Goddess. For any magic Spell work the calling upon the elements and invoking a deity are vitally important, and a pentacle is an ideal symbol to focus the intentions of a Spell.

A pentacle placed on an altar can be made from any material but is usually metal, wood or even stone, and is circular in shape inscribed with a pentagram. The shape of a pentacle is often “drawn” in the air by a wand or athame to attract or repel certain energies during Spell work.

The pentacle is also a suit in the tarot deck and represents the element of Earth and practical, material and financial matters.

An inverted pentacle has become synonymous with satanism and a sign of the Devil, of which Wiccans do not believe in.

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So did God stop loving the smell of burning flesh, or are you Christians just not helping him out anymore?

1:8 And the priests, Aaron’s sons, shall lay the parts, the head, and the fat, in order upon the wood that is on the fire which is upon the altar:
1:9 But his inwards and his legs shall he wash in water: and the priest shall burn all on the altar, to be a burnt sacrifice, an offering made by fire, of “a sweet savour unto the LORD”.

Why do you think they barbeque so often in the south?

~Atheist, ex-fundie-xian, former new ager (and Texan)

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