Symbols and

A standard symbol for witches, freemasons, and many other pagan or occult groups. To witches, it represent the four basic elements (wind, water, earth and fire) plus a pantheistic spiritual being such as Gaia or Mother Earth. The pentagram is also

The Masonic symbol of the compass and the T-square represents movement toward perfection and a balance between the spiritual and physical which resembles Egyptian and oriental mysticism. The compass (used to form circles) represent spirit. The ruler (part of a square) represent the physical. Some public schools pass out pencil cases and other gifts decorated with this emblem.

The Masonic symbol of the compass and the T-square represents movement toward perfection and a balance between the spiritual and physical which resembles Egyptian and oriental mysticism. The compass (used to form circles) represent spirit. The ruler (part of a square) represent the physical. Some public schools pass out pencil cases and other gifts decorated with this emblem. See

used for protection. to banish energy, or to bring it to you, depending on how its drawn,

(Hindu)…. On ancient Roman coins, it represented the Zoroastrian god,

Chaos Magic. However, other Warhammer fans disagree with the quote above. Read morehere.

Occult symbols are fast replacing Christian symbols in our culture. Therefore, we encourage you to use this list to warn others, especially Christian children who intentionally wear and display them because they are popular.

; and various gods of sexual attraction:

An Egyptian cross symbolizing a mythical eternal life, rebirth, and the life-giving power of the sun.

logo with a green instead of red crescent. The old name was

A five-pointed compound symbol with a centertrianglepointing down. The five lines resemble the microcosmic man with arms and legs outstretched inside a circle (with a pentagram in the background)– a magic symbol or charm among medieval alchemists and wizards.

A round shield decorated with personal symbols or pictures of the animal spirit(s) contacted on a Spirit Quest or through a classroom visualization simulating an American Indian ceremony. Its basic image is often the form of the medicine wheel or

A Masonic seal and initiation symbol. The number inside the pyramid over the eagles head is 33. The eagle is a universal symbol representing the sun, power, authority, victory, the sky gods and the royal head of a nation.

The symbol for a cultural blend of medieval Catholicism and ancient Celtic traditions.

wrote a Wiccan visitor. Compare with the next link.

(This set ofelementsdiffers from those used inalchemy.)

A magic charm (such as this little Navajo bear earring), worn to bring good luck and protection against illness, accidents and evil forces. Dont believe it!

. In Hindu and Buddhist meditations, it is used to raise consciousness. In meditation, the person fixes his or her mind on the center of the sacred circle. Geometric designs are common. The center of some mandalas show a triangle with a bindu (dot) inside a circle. It represents the merging of male and female forces.

— as a tattoo. But its popularity has spread far beyond the band that designed it. To many, it represent the dialectic or blending of opposites such as love/hate and life/death.

(also the Medicine Wheel) represents a sacred space or the sacred earth. The four lines may represent the spirits of the four primary directions or the spirits of the earth, water, wind and fire.

upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, You are My beloved Son; in You I am vwell pleased.

) Churches have used variations of the same popular shape, usually calling it the

Popular among school aged children today, this symbol for anarchy fits the message that pervades the most popular video games, role-playing games, movies and television. The lines of the A often extend outside the circle.

A symbol of good fortune in the East, it represented demons and spirits in medieval Europe.

dealing with political, economic, cultural and social development issues.

Sometimes this cross is seen with four additional arms dividing the circle into eight instead of four sections.

SERPENTORSNAKE:Most earth-centered or pagan cultures worshipped the serpent. It represents rebirth (because of its molting), protection against evil, either male of female sexuality, rain and

The Harbinger, the Inverted Tree and Prophetic Speculation

Also called Lily of France, it was first an adaptation of the Gaulish lily representing the Virgin Juno. Among goddess worshippers, it apparently had several meanings, including the Triple Goddess. It appeared in Arthurian legends as well as on the French (and other national) coat-of-arms and royal or military emblems. It has also been an emblem for the Boy Scouts.

Sometimes this early Christian symbol contains the name of JESUS or this set of Greek letters:. This acronym has traditionally referred to Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. It probably served as an identification sign among Christians as early as the 2nd Century AD. As Jesus said,Follow MeandIwill make youfishers of men. (Matt. 4:19)(A new version of this fish symbol contains the name of Darwin and is designed to mock Christianity.)

In ancient India and Tibet, it represented perfection, dualism, and unity between male and female. In the occult tarot its linked to magic and represents equilibrium or the balance of various forces. Theuroborus(a circular serpent biting its tail — a UN symbol for Human Settlements) has been found in this shape. In modern times, it became a secular mathematical symbol for infinity in numbers, time or space.

The Celtic cross also represents the neo-pagan followers of the French anti-Christian philosopher Alain de Benoist.

Jesusalso was baptized; and while He prayed, the heaven was opened. And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a

An ancient and universal symbol of unity, wholeness,

and a sun god (called Ra in Egypt),

Featuring the Koran at the top, it reminds us that MB stands ready to use their swords to defend their militant beliefs against anyone who refuses to bow to their Islamic ideology. Their agenda is Jihad, and their goal is a global Caliphate. That means constant readiness to fight the enemies of God — until a world-wide victory is theirs. Please read the history of the MB here:

:Masonic symbol for the all-seeing eye of god – an mystical distortion of the omniscient (all-knowing) Biblical God. You can find it on the $1 bill. SeetriangleEye of Horus, theFranklin Institute website, and the symbol for the U.S. governments newTotal Information Awareness (TIA) System. See alsoThe Revolutionary Roots of the UN

(Some expect protection from demons and sorcerers as well). During the Israelites exile in Babylonian, some began to blend Old Testament beliefs with Babylonian myths and mysticism. Such syncretism continued through the centuries. One of its manifestations was the mysticalKabbalah– the heart of many streams of modern occultism (including theOrder of the Golden Dawnand other secret societies,Tarot cardsanddivination, etc.)

(as in alchemy), an (unbiblical) archangel (Kabbalah), emotional restraint (Freemasons), and the

These two pictures shows the astrological sign for the archer (Sagittarius) — part of the zodiac. But, through history, the arrow has also symbolized war, power, swiftness, the rays of the sun, knowledge… as well as deities such as the Greek god

BUTTERFLY:Reminds Christians of the amazing transformation that takes place through Christs redemption and regeneration. When born again, we become a new creation. (2 Cor. 5:17) To many pagans, its mythical meaning is linked to the soul (of the deceased) in search of reincarnation. See the new, politically correct meaning atButterfly 208:Theres a theory that says if a single butterfly flaps its wings in, say, China, the air disturbance may cause a storm in Nunavut, Canada a month later. If thats the case, imagine the power of your own ideas and others to help improve the quality of life in the worlds 208 countries! The Butterfly 208 contest is a chance for you to create your own Butterfly effect! 208 = Number of Countries in the World Butterfly + 208 = A totally interconnected world! A world where even small actions can have a big effect.

While this symbol often appears on magical charms, amulets, and jewelry, it is seen in many other places. See a similar image painted next to the main door to a homehere. This

believe that the image of the hand with an eye in the center will protect them from the

The CROSS of Christians:While anyone–even pagans–now use the cross as decoration or as an occult symbol, Christians must continue to treasure the cross of Calvary. But be careful what kind of cross you wear – and what message you communicate to others. To understand the Christian significance of the cross and appreciate its excruciating cost to our crucified and resurrected Christ, readThe Triumph of the Crossand The Cross.

: This eight-pointed cross (linking the points of four arrowheads at the center) dates back to the First Crusade in the 12th century. It was used by theKnights Templar, theKnights of Malta, and theOrder of St. John of Jerusalemamong others. In 1813, during the War of Liberation against Napoleon, it was revived by Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm III and became an award for acts of heroism, bravery or leadership skills.

:An ancient symbol of the sun, dominion, power, ferocity and bravery, the king of the beasts was often used on heraldic shields, flags or banners by medieval European rulers. In Tarot cards, an occult system of divination based on theKabala, it symbolized strength or power. In ancient mythology it was identified with sun worship and the imagined power of both gods and godesses. The lion head ringed by its golden mane would used in ancient mystery initiations and ritualistic sun worship.

Keep in mind thatmany of these symbols have double or multiple meanings.For example, the pentagram has been used to transmit occult power in all kinds of rituals for centuries, but to Christians the same shape may simply represent a star — a special part of Gods creation. The image of a fish may mean a sign of the zodiac (astrology) to some, but to Christians it has meant following Jesus and sharing the message of His love. We will continue to delight in the cross, while recognizing that others use the same image to represent their dark forces.

symbolize the spiritual merging of male and female forces. (See

and the above explanation for CIRCLE)

A universal symbol representing spiritual sight, inner vision, higher knowledge, insight into occult mysteries. Look at your $1 bill.

Native American version of two above symbols. Found on a flat, round sandstone disk during the excavation of an old Indian mound in Alabama, its original meaning is lost. Perhaps it was used in rituals preparing for tribal wars.

A universal symbol of the sun, mystical rebirth, resurrection and immortality, this legendary red fire bird was believed to die in its self-made flames periodically (each hundred years, according to some sources) then rise again out of its own ashes. Linked to the worship of the fiery sun and sun gods such as Mexicos Quetzalcoatl, it was named a god of Phoenecia by the Phoenician. To alchemists, it symbolized the the destruction and creation of new forms of matter along the way to the ultimate transformation: physical (turn lead into gold) and spiritual (immortality – an occult alternative to the Christian salvation). Thephilosophers stonewas considered the key to this transformation.

a drastic positive change in the performance of the organization to uplift its effectiveness as an international system

Does this military logo remind you of the

Sanskrit letters or symbol for the sacred Hindu sound om (ohm or aum) called the mother of all mantras. Apparently, the four parts symbolize four stages of consciousness: Awake, sleeping, dreaming, and a trance or transcendental state.

Symbol of the rising sun, the Egyptian sun god Chepri (or Khepera), and protection from evil. To ancient Egyptians, the dung beetle rolled its dung balls like Chepri rolled the sun across the sky. The sacred symbol adorned popular seals, amulets and magic charms (worn as protection against evil spirits or to overcome barreness) first in Egypt, then in Phoenicia, Greece and other Mediterranean lands

Medieval alchemists used its pattern in their magical diagrams.

It symbolized the sky goddess Hathor to Egyptians, enlightenment to Buddhists, one of the highest and holiest stages of transmigration (reincarnation) to Hindus.

versions of the supposed hand of protection (above) from

Originally the hammer and sickle represented a hammer and a plough — the collective unity of Soviet workers and peasant farmers. Its interesting to see its resemblance to Islams symbol (crescent/star). The two ideologies have had much in common: hatred for Biblical Christianity and Jews (remember the Russian pogroms), readiness to kill those who dont conform, hope of world conquest, etc.

An ancient symbol dating back to the Greek messenger god Hermes (the Romans called him Mercury).

Notice the similarity between the old Celtic cross and the cross designed by PBS (tax-funded Public Broadcasting in the U.S.) to represent Christianity (left side). Do you wonder why PBS would choose a similar cross (right side) to represent theof the earth-centered religions of Aborigenes around the world?

Adopted as the Iron Cross in Prussia. During the First World War, it appeared on German fighter planes and tanks. Later, it became a fascist symbol in France, Portugal and other nations. Compare it with

The Nazi/Arab plots to exterminate Jews

Invertedcross:Originally represented the apostle Peters humility in his martyrdom. He insisted that he be crucified upside-down, because he felt that he was unworthy to die in the same position as Christ. But today, especially in the rock music culture, it generally represents the opposite: satanism and its mockery of Christ. Lucifer continues to twist Gods wonderful truths and works into lies and deceptions.

Used by pagans around the world to represent animal powers, nature spirits, or ancestral spirits. In pagan rituals, the wearer may chant, dance and enter a trance in order to contact the spirit world and be possessed by the spirit represented by the mask. The mask pictured represents the mythical Hindu elephant god, Ganesha.

and plays a vital part in major spiritual rituals. Many contemporary pagans consider it their main symbol for transmitting the energy of the goddess. (See

Peace. It sometimes accompanies other symbols occasionally representing the worlds vision of universal peace, such as the rainbow, olive branch, broken cross (see

….The 2 serpents coiling around the staff [represent positive and negative forces like] the Yang and Yin of Chinese Medicine.The crossing over of the 2 serpents creates

An American Indian magic spider-web inside a sacred circle. After making dreamcatchers in crafts lessons in school, many children hang them on or near their beds. They have been told that these occult symbols will block bad dreams but allow good dreams to pass through the center. Dont believe that myth! [See

A symbol of fertility to many cultures. The Romans linked it to Aphrodite, the Egyptian to the shape-shifting goddess Heket who would take the form of a frog. To the Chinese, it symbolized the moon — the lunar,yinprinciple bringing healing and prosperity.

…predate Christianity by over a millennium. The most famous labyrinth from ancient times was in Crete… the supposed lair of the mythological Minotaur…. Turf labyrinths still exist in England, Germany and Scandinavia, and are thought to be linked with local feminine deities and fertility rituals…. The patterns of the labyrinth are similar in design and conception to the mandalas of South Asian Buddhism, which are physical representations of the spiritual realm designed to aid in meditation. Labyrinths blend their visual symbolism with the process of walking, which is similar to the Japanese Zen practice of kinhin, literally walking meditation… In the early 90s, when Jean Houston, one of the leading New Age teachers, introduced the Christian world again to the use of this practice for seeking spiritual enlightenment through walking the labyrinth. Steve Muse,

(below). Many serious Muslims view this as folklore or superstition. See comments, corrections and explanationsHERE. Compare it with the next symbol:

When surrounded by a circle, it represents the divine mind (a counterfeit of Gods wisdom) to numerous occult groups through the centuries. Many still use it in occult rituals. But to Jewish people —

Used for divination (fortunetelling, scrying, clairvoyance…). When the heavy crystal balls were too expensive, witches often used glass-ball fishing floats, colored glass balls, ormagic mirrors. One website that markets these balls beckons: Why not buy one and try your own free psychic reading.

four equal lines pointing from the center to the spirits of the

(SeeReiki and Rick Warrens Risky Health Plan)

Magic MIRROR:Used for scrying (foretelling the future, solve problems, answer questions….) The preferredspectrummight decorated with magic signs during full moon rituals. Rosemary Ellen Guiley explains: The ancient art of clairvoyance achieved by concentrating upon an object– usually one with a shiny surface– until visions appear….The term scrying comes from the English words descry which means to make out dimly or to reveal.The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft, 307.

CROSS (or Cross Patte or EISERNES KREUZ):

. The native American Cheyenne warriors revered the

The Masonic Lodge, then

— or to the basic element: earth, water, air (or wind), and fire. In

A symbol of the aging goddess (crone) to contemporary witches and victory over death to many Muslims. In Islamic lands, crescent can be seen enclosing a lone pentagram.

ALCHEMY 1:This simple 17th century sign illustrates the blending of geometric shapes, elemental symbols and astrological signs. Each part representing the various elements and forces needed for magical work in the quest for physical transformation and spiritual illumination and immortality. Many medieval alchemists based their philosophies on mystical traditions rooted in the Kabbala (Jewish mysticism),Hermetic magicand the occult practices of ancient civilizations such as Egypt and China. SeePhilosophers stoneandphoenix. Compare it with the next symbol:

as symbols of male power. Arrows held by skeletons would point to disease or death. Today, they usually just point in the preferred direction.

To many satanists and other fast-growing occult groups it represents their slogan, do what thou wilt. A former occultist explained that it represents the

, it forms the basic pattern of the

Since frogs need watery places, their image was often used in occult rain charms.

Based on ancient myths in India, Greece, Syria, Africa and other parts of the world. Seen by some cultures as sea goddesses, these seductive beings guarded treasures, frightened travelers, and were eventually featured in alchemy and other occult practices as well as in fairy tales. By medieval times, the alluring Sirens of Homers days had apparently evolved into a promiscuous split-tailed versions that symbolized mystical sex to alchemists and secret societies. German legends describe a mystical Nixie — a fish-tailed female water spirits, daughter of Mother Night. In our times, the more benign fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and Disney Studios have generally erased any cultural memory of those occult roots.

This compound magical-alchemical symbol replaces the abovetrianglewith ahexagramand adds more shapes within themagical circle: a cross [in this context it become an occult counterfeit) and an additional circle with the HinduBindu(dot in the center) at the bottom of the hexagram.

These ancient Egyptianidols– once worshipped as manifestations of gods — are being revived. We have deleted a smaller (commercial) bull with horns resemble a crescent moon supporting the divinesun disc. Some suggest that this combination — like the Chineseyin yang– may symbolize a mythical duality: a union of opposites such as light/dark, sun/moon, life/death, and male/female.

President Bushs Hook em, horns salute got lost in translation in Norway, where shocked people interpreted his hand gesture during his inauguration as a salute to Satan. Thats what it means in the Nordics when you throw up the right hand with the index and pinky fingers raised, a gesture popular among heavy metal groups and their fans in the region….Shock greeting from Bush daughter, a headline in the Norwegian Internet newspaper Nettavisen said.

, the goddess, female power, and thesun. To earth-centered religions throughout history as well as to many contemporary pagans, it represents the feminine spirit or force, the cosmos or a spiritualized Mother Earth, and a sacred space. (See next item) Gnostic traditions linked the unbroken circle to the world serpent forming a circle as it eats its own tail. (See

Revived in the sixties by hippies and others who protested nuclear weapons, Western culture, and Christian values, it became a worldwide symbol of a new age of global peace and earth-centered unity. But many heavy metal rock fans would agree with Nero and have used it to mock Christ and His followers.

(both hunters), the Hindu weather god,

In the Bible, the Holy Spirit is, for a moment, made visible as a different kind of dove. It tells us that

creative spark of divine consciousness within people

(Cornu, Cornicello, Wiggly Horn, Unicorn horn, Lucifiers horn or Leprechaun staff). The ancient magical charm or amulet worn in Italy as protection against evil eye has also been linked to Celtic and Druid myths and beliefs. Other superstitions link it to sexual power and good luck. It is often worn with a cross (for double protection or luck?). In pre-Christian Europe, animal horns pointed to the moon goddess and were considered sacred.

To grasp the significance of the Cross and its cost to our crucified and risen Savior, seeThe Cross.

A mythical monster made up of many animals: serpent, lizard, bird, lion… It may have many heads and breath fire. To mediaeval Europe, it was dangerous and evil, but people in Eastern Asia believe it has power to help them against more hostile spiritual forces. In the Bible it represents Satan, the devil.


Symbol of good and evil spirits in religions around the world. This picture shows a Tibetan guardian angel. For a comparison between Biblical angels and occult angels readChapter 8in

or aBROKEN UPSIDE-DOWN CROSS:Like many simple symbols, it meant different things at different times. Some call itNeros cross,linking it to the notorious Roman emperor who persecuted Christians. Centuries later, it was recognized as an old Norse Rune.[Notice its image in the lower left corner of this ancient rune stone. Its reverse image is under the nose of the serpent.][6]Vikings called it Toten Rune (Death Rune), while some Germanic people labeled itTodesrune(Rune of Death).[7]After WW2 (1939-1945), it was found on the tombstones of certainHitlers SS troopsand labeled The Dead Man Rune.[Reference to bottom image of Scandinavian runes at[8]

EYE OF HORUS:A favorite crafts project in schools, it represents the eye of Egyptian sun-god Horus who lost an eye battling Set. Pagans use it as a charm to ward off evil. (SeeAll-Seeing Eye)

a demonic force driving teenagers toward sexual perversion and suicide.

The four basic elements to many pagans are earth, water, air (wind or spirit) and fire. Many consider the first two passive and feminine – and the last two active and masculine. In Wiccan or Native American rituals, the

Notice that the picture shows a compound symbol – several symbols joined together to give a more complex meaning. It includes an unbiblical cross and, at the bottom, part of a face inside the rays of the sun. (SeeSun)

The Zohar, the Harbinger & Kabbalistic Mysticism

linking everyone to the creative mind of a universal god thus making each persona co-creator (astrology). In the complex symbolic system of Hinduism and Buddhism, the

, which tells us that The CULTURE OF PEACE Initiative is a United Nations-designated Peace Messenger Initiative – with Participants in all the worlds regions.

God told His people long ago,Do not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt.But they ignored His warning and faced devastating consequences for refusing tocast away the abominations which were before their eyes. (Ez. 20:7-8)

The symbol for the Alchemist quest for transformation and spiritual illumination, it was also the British title of the first Harry Potter book (the U.S. publisher changed it to Sorcerers Stone). The double-headed eagle in the center is a Masonic seal. See also the

Its sun-seeking habit symbolizes the souls search for awareness. To the Romans, who believed it hibernated, the lizard meant death and resurrection.

Apparently a self-made form of occultism taught through role-playing games such as Warhammer. According to one WH fan, Chaos is the opposite of order. Since everything changes, there is no right or no wrong — only the quest for pleasure. The 8-pointed star represents the many different directions of chaos and the many ways you can follow it. We worship deamons and angels… Another comment: They got it from Elric of Melnibone. In it, the force of Chaos had as its symbol an eight-pointed double-cross (symbols within symbols) with points representing the noncommittal and omnidirectional behavior of Chaos.

Organization of the Islamic Conference. The new green crescent enfolds the planet. In the center is a tiny image of the Kaaba, Islams most sacred site in Mecca. According to the OIC, this is a

In medieval heraldry, it symbolized the Crusaders Kingdom of Jerusalem often displayed on shields and banners after the initial victory in the battle to recapture Jerusalem during the Crusades. (See theMaltese Cross). Some have linked the four corner crosses the holy wounds of Jesus or the four gospels. Similar shapes can be found on Hindu and Buddhist temples or coins — and in various earth-centered cultures — with entirely different sets of meanings. (Seecirclefor relevant references to the four directions)

While pagan nations used it to represent their mythical views of reality, the lion was created by God. In the Bible, we see how He used it for His purposes.

is intimately associated with the system of energy centers called

(dot) represents the male force. Together, the circle and the

Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev described the OIC as

? Or President Obamas campaign symbol, with it blue curve and three converging red lines? But the similarity may not be intentional:

Cherokee [Indian] shamans viewed Eastern Screech-Owls as consultants on punishment and sickness. The Cree believed that the whistle-sounds of the Boreal Owl was a summoning call to the spirit world. Other Native American traditions hold that the owl represents vision and insight. In Africa the owl is associated with witchcraft and sorcery. Australia, China, Greenland, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia and Sweden all have cultures or mythical traditions that give spiritual significance to the owl. Probably one of the most bizarre occurrences of owl symbolism can be found at the Bohemian Club. Find this and more information atWise Old Owl

Please dont pass judgment on those who happen to wear these symbols. Instead, let us seek Gods will and discernment so that we might all honor Him with our lives. Remember, each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block. . . in our brothers way. (Romans 14:12-13)

Used in occult rituals to direct forces or energies. Often represents satanism, the horned god or various expressions of contemporary occultism, especially when a goat-head is superimposed on the inverted pentagram within a sacred

LIGHTNING BOLT:In ancient mythologies from many cultures (Norse, Roman, Greek, Native American, etc.) the lighting bolt would be hurled by male sky gods to punish, water, or fertilize the earth or its creatures. Navajo myths linked it to the Thunderbird, the symbol of salvation and divine gifts. On childrens toys, it represents supernatural power. Double bolts, popular with contemporary skinheads, symbolize Nazi power.

Originally a logo of Love Metal band, HIM, whose fans would wear the symbol –within a

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