Horned God, Moon Mother, Pentacle...
"When ye have need of anything, and better it be when the Moon is full..."
Call upon and invoke Great Triple Goddess, Mother of All, the divine female force that animates the world. She is worshipped as nurturer, protector and Spirit of Love and Beauty and Power and Courage and Wisdom and more.
The Horned God is the Lord of the Sabbat, the Lord of Life and Death, magick and the Underworld. He is Lord of the Woodlands, the wild hunt and the animals. He is the divine male principal that embodies vitality, sexuality, fertility and power. He is worshipped as protector and provider. He provides for the tribe through the hunt and is honored or rewarded for his deed. Often depicted as half-man and half-animal, his horns are those of a goat or ram, or the antlers of a stag. This may represent his role as both the eternal Hunter, and also the animal which is hunted; the natural union between human and nature.
The duotheistic theological worldview of modern Neo-Paganism and Witchcraft encompasses for many the idea of two primal forces of nature and their archetypal embodiments as the Triple Goddess and Horned God.
The Horned God Pan, in Greek, means "all". Legend tells us that Pan, the son of Hermes, was the Arcadian Satyr God of lust and magick who seduced men and women with his pipes and wantonness. The syrinx, his pipe made of seven reeds or straws, was the primitive musical instrument with which shepherds called back their flocks to the fold. Old Pan, God of fertility, the shepherds' God, half-human, half-animal in shape, shaggy bearded, hairy, lively, agile, swift and crafty. He expressed animal cunning and was often depicted with a wrinkled face, a prominent chin, shepherd's crook and a branch of pine or crown of pine needles. On his forehead were two horns. Pan, the ancient lustful Celtic and Graeco-Roman God of field and wood, represents freedom of spirit, natural instincts, and sinless, guiltless love without shame. Often depicted as half-man and half-animal, his horns are those of a goat or ram, or the antlers of a stag. This may represent his role as both the eternal Hunter, and also the animal which is hunted; the natural union between human and nature. In the folklore of the Celtic lands, the Horned God was depicted as the Antlered God Cernunnos, guardian of the portal leading to the Otherworld. In British legend and myth, the Horned God was seen as the Antlered God Herne the Hunter, leader of the Wild Hunt, with his masterful ability to provide for the tribe as the great Hunter of the wood. Call upon Great Pan for protection and power, for fertiltiy, and to get in touch with your wild inner nature! Pan, Goatfoot God, the God of All Nature is often equated with Herne and Cernunnos in ritual. He is the personification of procreation in nature, the cause of our instinctive behavior.
Copper - Ruled by Venus and therefore a feminine/receptive metal. Copper is excellent for collecting, amplifying and transmitting energy.
Brass - An alchemical alloy made of copper and tin which results in its bright, gold-like appearance. For this reason, brass is used as a solar metal or as a mercurial substitute for quicksilver (liquid mercury)
The 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). The Pentagram, with the single point buried in the depths of matter, has for many centuries been misunderstood by the ignorant and those of ill intent as emblematic of the powers of evil and darkness. However, to the true student of symbolical philosophy, it represents Spirit submerged and bonded into the material elements*. While the inverted Pentagram is representative of Spirit's descent into matter, the Pentagram aright, to those of Spiritual Perception, represents the redemption of Spirit from matter by ruling over it.©1986 e.v. WLP/SSP