Pentacles Research Paper

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A Pentacle is very similar to a pentagram. A pentagram is a five-pointed star, each point representing one of the five elements, earth, air, fire, water, and akasha also known as spirit. A pentacle is a pentagram encased in another shape; most commonly a circle but it can any shape, a pentagon, a triangle, or another star. The word its self is broken down into two pieces, “penta” meaning five sided, and “cle” referencing the circle. It is a symbol cloaked in history and dripping with meaning. In the Wiccan tradition the pentacle is seen in different areas of the practice, worn around a practitioners neck as a sign of their faith, etched into a tile to represent earth on their alter, as one of the four suits in the Tarot Deck, which also represents the earth element or the coin. When on an alter tile its purpose is to protect and shield, and to keep the energy grounded. It is also used to serve cakes upon a sort of offering to the divine (when used as this purpose it is often called a pantacle). During the burning times pentacles upon alter tiles for ritual were created out of wax so if the witch was under suspicion …show more content…
It is also be found in Chinese mysticism, in the area of feng shui. The five points of the star can represent the five senses while the circle represents the sixth sense, also known as the psychic sense. Which is a wonderful representation of the psychic sense because it uses all of our other senses to manifest. It also represents the cycles of seasons and life (birth, initiation, love, repose, and death), tThis continual spiral of incarnation in which we exist. The God and Goddess are also represented in the in pentacle, the goddess and her three forms and the god in his two tied together by the circle creates an image of the divine, and their place in the

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