In order to raise public awareness about the increasing media saturation of satanic symbols, presented here are some of the most commonly used symbols, with a brief explanation of their origin and meaning.
1. the inverted 5 pointed star, or pentagram
The pentagram is the five pointed star with one point facing up. This symbol is used in paganism, witchcraft, freemasonry and gnosticism. It represents to pagans the 4 elements of the material universe, plus spirit, and also man, representing the 4 limbs and head. So it is used in honour and worship of nature and man. In satanism this symbol is inverted upside down to represent the rebellion or subversion of man and is known as a the “sigil of baphomet”. It then has two points facing up, instead of one, which then also represents the goat demon, baphomet, azazel, satan. For hundreds of years occultists have identified the symbol in this way and drawn images of the horned goat satan within the inverted pentagram, with the two horns in the upper triangles, the ears within the horizontals, and the goatee beard within the downward pointing triangle.
In summation; The inverted pentagram represents baphomet/satan
2. the upside down cross
The cross of course represents Christ and his crucifixion. In satanism this is turned upsidedown in order to mock and dishonour Christ and his death. It is an act of disrespect and disdain for Christ, and an honouring of the opposing force to Christ, which is in rebellion to God, rather than submission and obedience. The central teaching in satanism is to do your own will (“do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law”), rather than God’s, so this symbols represents a rejection of God’s will and Christ.
In summation; The upside down cross represents a rejection and mockery of Christ and adherence to the opposite force.
3. the eye inside the pyramid
This image is found on the one dollar bill, but also in masonic lodges and originates from the pagan god horus in egypt. Yet it also has multiple meanings in gnostic philosophy, relating to the opening of the eyes of Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:7, the psychic third eye, and also the old norse/german one eyed god wotan/odin, who sacrificed an eye to gain universal knowledge. This symbol has also been labelled the “eye of providence” by masons and others who assert it represents God. However the Bible commands against making any image to represent God, as God is Spirit. In reality the eye is human, and represents man’s own divinity and ability to become god. In this sense the eye inside the pyramid also represents lucifer/satan, as this was satan’s goal, to usurp the One Creator and like God, or greater than God, and it was also his temptation to Eve in the garden. This lie of man being god or evolving into godhood still continues in the new age, gnosticism, theosophy, freemasonry, luciferianism, mormonism and is essentially the same outcome in buddhism, in which enlightenment leads to omniscience and a state above gods and devas(spiritual beings). The triangle also represents the trinity, which is another way of saying that humans are divine and do not need God. This is also the doctrine of the illuminati. Another major proponent of this symbol was the occultist Aleister Crowley who identified himself as the Anti-Christ, signing himself “the beast” and “666″. Crowley taught that the previous spiritual age had died out and we were now in a NEW AGE of Horus. This new age was symbolic of humanity supposedly realising their own godhood and rejecting notions of a higher Creator. The pyramid represents mans journey and evolution upward until he becomes a god. The seal on the dollar bill is thought to also be the seal of the illuminati.
In summation; the eye inside the pyramid represents humans being god, rejecting the Creator.
This is the number of the beast or satan from the book of revelation. It is used by satanists proudly as a sign of rebellion and identification with satan and that force of rebellion to God. It is also weaved through logos in the world to subliminally condition and infect peoples minds.
In summation; 666 represents satan and man’s carnal nature
5. The sigil of lucifer
A sigil is a magical symbol which represents a fallen angel or demon. They are used to conjure demons and create a bond between the demon and the magician, who then uses them to carry out their will and desire. In reality any “magick” or focused concentration to manifest ones own will is carried out by demons, not the universe responding, this is why new age teachings of “the secret” and manifestation are so spiritually dangerous. The sigil of lucifer is the symbol that represents and embodies lucifer, the prince of the fallen angels. It is first recorded hundreds of years ago in the middle ages in “grimoires”, which are instructions books on black magick. Yet it is thought to originate in far older writings from the middle east and extend back to king solomon, who is said to have employed black magic and demonic powers to build the temple. King solomon in turn may have acquired the occult teachings from the pagan women he become involved with, who lead him astray. “Magick” itself is really supernatural manipulation of reality to suit your own will, which uses the unseen demonic realm to carry it out. It is warned about in the book of revelation, and possibly the oldest recorded incidents of magic are when the daughters of men became impregnated by the fallen angels in Genesis, producing the giant nephilim. This type of “Magick” is recognised and still practiced today, the two types of demons who engage in spiritual sex with humans are called “Incubus” and Succubus”. The Incubus is the male demon who impregnates the female human and the Succubus is the female demon who attempts to obtain the male life force.
In summation; the sigil of lucifer represents lucifer and is a tool for invoking him
6. The Hex
The hermetic, gnostic and Kabalistic meaning of the hex is the union of the kingdom above with the kingdom below. The kingdom above being the intangible spiritual realm, and the kingdom below being the physical world. It consists of two triangles overlapping, one pointing up, representing the spiritual realm, and one facing down, representing the material world. An occultist would use this symbol to increase the potency of their desire with the spiritual realm and accelerate the manifestation of their will in the world. “As above so below” is a summation of hermeticism, which is the oldest form of witchcraft from Egypt and Babylon that seeks to manifest one’s own will using the spiritual realm, apart from the Creator’s will. It is also now known as “the star of david”, although what association, if any, it has with King David is unclear. In hermeticism and magick the symbol is known as “the seal of Solomon”, who was the son of David, and the symbol is claimed to have been used by him in battle for protection. According to the Bible, Solomon became led astray spiritually later in his life and got involved in idolatry and witchcraft, so the association he has with the occult in grimoires (magickal books) would match up with the Biblical account.
In summation the Hex is used to manifest a person’s will, in disregard to God and His Will.