The Ringed Pentacle
The Pentacle, or five-pointed star, has been a symbol of power throughout human history. It generates both awe and fear within us, because of it's continuous presence in nature, and the complex beliefs surrounding its use in ritual Magick. Powerful symbols touch something deep within our psyche. They address our archetypal nature and create an emotional response that we often don't understand. This is part of what makes the Pentacle, and other symbols, so powerful.
The Ringed Pentacle is one of many manifestations of this powerful symbol. Its beauty lies not only in it's symmetry, but in it's mysticism. The ringed pentacle combines the sharp lines of the masculine nature, with the soft, circular form of the divine feminine. This unity creates a symbol of endless possibilities for magic and creativity. The weaving of the circles throughout the pentacle, provides a mandala for meditation on the infinite cycles of life.
Early Astronomers believed that the planet Venus traveled in the path of a pentagram. The Pentacle became a secret symbol of the Goddess Ishtar, as well as the Goddess Venus. The Greek Goddess Hygeia, goddess of healing, was also represented by the pentacle.
The Ringed Pentacle will guide your awareness to the Great Goddess within and all around us.
"The feeling of awe and sense of wonder arises from the recognition of the deep mystery that surrounds us everywhere, and this feeling deepens as our knowledge grows." -Anagarika Govinda
The ringed pentacle is often referred to as the Witch's Protection Symbol. Each is handcrafted here in the U.S.A. with high quality pewter. Measures approximately 1 inch Iincludes an adjustable black cord included.
© Joseph Masselli 2007