Knotwork Pentacle ...While supplies last
From The Spellware Collection™ Of Ritual Art and Artifacts for Home, Office and Altar: Enchanted Pottery from Cypress Moon. Each carefully hand crafted Large 7" Stoneware Chalice is an original work of art (not a mass-produced import). This one features an original design of a raised motif of the Pentacle interwoven in a knotwork of vines. Excellent for home decor and ritual work, and safe for drinking, fill it with water, wine or your favorite sacred beverage and thank the Gods, the Ancestors and Good Spirits for the success of your magick!
Knotwork: A historical art style from early medieval times, mainintaining a steady strand interweaving, intricate ornamentation, often, as in this piece, incorporating growing vines into the knotwork.
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). ©1986 e.v. WLP/SSP