Large Pentacle Altar Disk
These Pentacle Altar Disks are from our Spellware Collection ™ Of Ritual Art and Artifacts for Home, Office and Altar. Each carefully hand crafted fired clay Pentacle is an original work of art ( not a mass produced import ).Excellent for home decor and ritual work, these are available in the following finishes: Antique Silver, Antique Gold, and Antique Copper. Used for consecration of tools, "cakes and wine", and in defense of the Magick circle, these pieces offer an easily affordable authentic altar pentacle to practitioners of Witchcraft and the magickal arts. The approximately 5"-7" pentacle disks are perfect to leave as votive offerings in outdoor settings.
DetailsThe Pentacle signifies the rulership of Higher Mind over the lower elements of Human Nature. The use of this Divine Symbol signals the awakening of Cosmic Consciousness and the Initiation of Human Consciousness, manipulating its environment by reaching beyond the realms of physical form and perception limited to the five physical senses. The origins of the Pentagram go far back to remotest historical antiquity, as far back as Pre-Babylonian Sumer. It has been venerated by many other civilizations. To the Jews, it symbolically designated the Pentateuch, The Five Books of Moses. Early Christians recognized it as pointing out the five Stigmata — the wounds Christ suffered on the Cross. It has survived under a variety of titles, including “The Druid’s Foot” and ‘The Witch’s Star.”
To the followers of Pythagoras, it was called “The Pentalpha,” being composed of five interlaced A’s or Alphas. As Alpha is the first letter of the Greek alphabet, we can view the Pentacle as symbolically portraying the Unity of All things in the midst of multiplicity.
Ceremonial Magicians throughout the Middle Ages considered the Pentagram to be among the most potent, holy, and protective of symbols — being stronger in this way than even the Cross. Those involved in Occult Practices could be certain that wherever the Pentacle was displayed, there, evil had no power. Traditionally, each of the five angles has been attributed to the Five Metaphysical Elements of the Ancients. EARTH (Lower left-hand corner) FIRE (Lower right-hand corner) WATER (Upper right-hand corner) AIR (Upper left-hand corner) Surmounted by SPIRIT at the topmost point.
This becomes a graphic portrayal of Spirit ruling over the four elements and with the Pentagram placed within the Circle (symbol of eternity). ©1986 e.v. WLP/SSP