Jump to content
Doretta Lowe

Welcome Guest!

Welcome to UK Pagan; The Valley

Like most online communities we require you to register for an account before we give you access to read and post.

Only a small number of our forum areas can be read without registering for an account.

Please consider supporting us to help keep our Website and Facebook groups online. Become a Patron!

Useful Diagrams For The New And Forgetful - various shapes and uses


Guest frater az
 Share

Recommended Posts

in this topic i will be covering the very basics of shapes used for invoking/banishing

elements, planets, zodiac and maybe a few other types

 

post-1119-1128765609_thumb.jpg

the first of the 2 shape i will cover the triangle and the square...

 

the triangle as u can see how it is being used below!

it repersents fire, air and water (earth is not included)

 

the square repersents the four basic elements...

fire, air, water and earth

 

post-1119-1128766440_thumb.jpg

the basic four elements as used in the occult and paganism

 

post-1119-1128766969_thumb.jpg

four of the invoking/banishing pentagrams (there are more)

(showing their starting points)

 

any questions please ask!

next... more on the pentagram and hexagram...

Edited by frater az
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Please consider supporting us to help keep our Website and Facebook groups online.

pentagram/pentagon and hexagram/hexagon

 

any of these shapes/colours can be used quite easily for...

invoking/banishing specific energies or in the construction of talismans...

they have so many different uses!

 

*note the elemental correspondencies with the planets do vari from source to source, but that is a whole another topic!

 

the pentagram is an elemental symbol

post-1119-1128771363_thumb.jpg

 

the hexagram is an planetary symbol

post-1119-1128771383_thumb.jpg

 

invoking and banishing

 

post-1119-1128772084_thumb.jpg

post-1119-1128772775_thumb.jpg

 

this is just one of the many examples of invoking and banishing use the elemental and planetary shapes and symbols, some ppl will say the hexagram i have done here is wrong others will say it is the right way! as i stress this is just one method there any many for invoking/banishing the hexagram!

 

as in magick use what ever works for you!

 

any questions please feel free to ask!

next... heptagram (7) and octagram (8)

Edited by frater az
Link to comment
Share on other sites

a few extra notes...

(from a hermetic veiw point)

 

the triangle

 

the 3 angles also symbolise the 3 alcheical principles of nature... salt, sulpher and mercury.

 

the square

 

important lineal figure, repersent the stability of equation, it refers to the quaternary in all things... the holy name YHVH, the four elements, etc...

 

the pentagram

 

with the single point upwards is called the microcosm (man) and domination of spirit over the four elements, with the single point downwards repersents the goat/demon head. it also shows the kerubim and the wheel of spirit.

 

the hexagram/hexagon

 

the hexagon natually reflects the rays of the planets, this is also referred to as the macrocosm or the greater world, the hexagram with its 12 points also relects the zodiac, it is a symbol of great strength and power!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

*sub note about shapes and numbers*

coming from a hermetic/qabalist point... shapes, points and correspondence (tree)

 

(just a slight side step. you might see where im going with this later on) each of the shapes also correspond to a sphere on the tree of life and the planet that its ruled by

 

1 - kether

2 - chokmah

3 - Binah

4 - chesed

5 - gerburah

6 - tipareth

7 - netzach

8 - hod

9 - yesod

10 - malkuth

 

post-1119-1128843846_thumb.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

heptagram (7) octagram (8) enneagram (9)

 

post-1119-1128845021_thumb.jpg

 

the heptagram/heptagon (7)

The Heptangle as a whole is referred to the Seventh Sephirah, Netzach.

It further alludes to the power of the Septenary acting through all things, as exemplified by the seven colours of the Rainbow.

 

the octagram/octagon (8)

 

The Octagon is not so consonant to the nature of Mercury as the Octagram reflected from every fourth point.

this also reflects the name of Tetragrammaton Adonai: or as it is written bound together, Yod Aleph Heh Daleth Vau Nun Heh Yod.

 

the enneagramenneagon (9)

The Enneangle as a whole, is referred to the ninth Sephirah Yesod.

The Enneagon is not so consonant to the nature of the Moon as the Enneagram reflected from every fifth point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

ok so whiles going into shape i seem to have found myself falling into using this to explain a little bit about the mathematcis of the tree fo life (qabalah)

 

i am going to be using the traditional tree correspondences here...

 

1 - kether - white - spirit

2 - chokmah - grey - zodiac

3 - Binah - black - saturn

4 - chesed - blue - jupiter

5 - gerburah - red - mars

6 - tipareth - golden - sun/sol

7 - netzach - green - venus

8 - hod - orange - mercury

9 - yesod - purple - moon/luna

10 - malkuth - black/brown/dk red/ dk green - the 4 elements (also the planet earth)

 

hopefully u cant start to see how its starting to fit together

 

next... DEKANGLE (10) ENDEKANGLE (11) DODEKANGLE (12)

Edited by frater az
Link to comment
Share on other sites

DEKANGLE (10) ENDEKANGLE (11) DODEKANGLE (12)

 

post-1119-1128851893_thumb.jpg

 

DEKANGLE (10)

The Dekagram reflected from every third point is especially consonant to Malkuth and shows the Triad operating through each angle of the two Pentagons within a circle, of which it is composed. It alludes to the combination of the 3 Aichemical principles with the Spirit and the 4 Elements in their Positive and Negative form, under the presidency of the 10 Sephiroth themselves.

 

ENDEKANGLE (11)

The Endekangle can be traced in five ways: reflected from every second point, when it is called the Endekagon; and as the Endekagram reflected from every third, fourth, fifth, and sixth points.

The Endekangle naturally represents the evil and imperfect nature of the Endekad. The Endekagon represents the dispersal of the Eleven Curses of Mount Ebal through the Universe. Though they are paragraphed as 12 in the English version of the Bible, in the Hebrew they are paragraphed as 11, two being classed together.

 

DODEKANGLE (12)

 

The Dodekangle can be traced in five ways; reflected from every second point, when it is called the Dodekagon; and as the Dodekagram reflected from every third, fourth, fifth and sixth point.

The Dodekangle as a general whole is referred to the Zodiac, and naturally represents the powers of the Dodekad. The Dodekagon shows the dispersal of the influence of the Zodiac through nature.

The Dodekagram reflected from every third point, is formed of two Hexagons within a Circle, and represents the dispersal and concentration of the Zodiac in masculine and feminine signs. The masculine being Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius and Aquarius; and the feminine Taurus, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn and Pisces. As this Dodekagram is composed of twelve triangles, so do these allude to the 3 decanates, faces, or sets of 100 of each Sign.

 

 

:D

any questions?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Not a question at this point more just saying that I find this to be an interesting thread, thanks for the time you're putting into it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

This is excellent! I love the enneangle (the pointy one) - it really catches my eye for some reason. I also love the endekangle, although your description of how it is drawn didn't mean much to me (the picture of it I like is the top one where it is like a star).

 

Thanks for this thread Frater, I'm learning a lot!

 

:D

 

{edited because I think I got the terminology wrong at one point...}

Edited by saraquel
Link to comment
Share on other sites

thanks for your comments :D

 

any of these shapes can be used as the shape of a talisman or for tracing with invoking or banishing a certain type of energy! (colours will Vari)

 

post-1119-1128860666_thumb.jpg

Edited by frater az
Link to comment
Share on other sites

here is one version of the modern correspondences for the enneagram (9) and dekagram (10) for those of you who are interested in the astrological symbols of their points.

 

post-1119-1128932077_thumb.jpg

Edited by frater az
Link to comment
Share on other sites

thanks for the thread Frater az been copying and pasting all the diagrams for future reference :D

 

Really original name for the thread too :lol:

 

Shardon

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Really original name for the thread  too  ;)

97531[/snapback]

 

i cant take all the credit after all it was your idea!

i just put up the pictures :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Beautiful thread frater az

 

As I noticed when you click on the diagrams they enlarge - I would like to print them out. I hope that's ok.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

Hi Frater,

I'm a newbie to this site and think this thread is really helpful, I'm also a forgetful pagan :D cant seem to remember which wway to invoke /banish....but if I can print copies off they will help loads.

Thanks again, very useful.

BB

Dragonheart

:D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 5 years later...

thankyou I am new and forgetfull :)

 

This is soooooooooooo interesting ...... I have a thing for the dynamics of this :P will be copying an pasting

 

thankyou again :)

 

Emma x

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Moonsmith
      On the contrary - you are the world‚Äôs leading authority on Nettlism and Nettlery at all levels that you choose to explore. ¬†Naturally you are¬†free to¬†apply those (or¬†your own)¬†terms as you see fit.¬†Your thoughts on the subjects vastly exceed the authority of any other metaphysician. ¬†You may well¬†choose to consult others of course but hold onto your own core belief. ¬†Accept illumination¬†but not immolation! i regret that we have given you the view that the site is science biased. ¬†We have had Witches of many sorts, ¬†Norse of many sorts,¬†Druids of¬†several sorts,¬†various polytheisms,¬†Religio¬†Romana, atheists,¬†a Voodunista and a Hellene,¬†among many many others over the years. ¬†Of course there have been untold numbers of ‚Äúunlabelled‚Äú and ‚Äúdunno‚ÄĚ members. ¬†What you see is a¬†transient current configuration¬†as folk come and go. i have always held that were one to obtain a metaphysical balance and put into one pan¬†all the saints, prophets,¬†¬†scholars, priests,¬†gurus etc together with all that is written about beliefs,¬†religion and faith and in¬†the other pan stands a lone¬†individual who is saying, ‚ÄĚ I‚Äôm not sure but I think‚Ķ..‚ÄĚ ¬†Then the pointer on the balance remains central.
    • atky90
      f!n? brilliant, lots of love. will post something soon as I'm now back for a while ūüėāūüėāūüėā
    • Nettle
      Lol points taken gentlemen. I guess what I‚Äôm trying to say is that I understand the terms on a surface level (dictionary definition level), but have not applied them to my way of perceiving and so do not understand them on a more deeper personal level. Well considering you are ‚Äúold farts‚ÄĚ on a bench lol¬†I see that interactions have started to open¬†things¬†up a little.¬†¬†From intuitive leaps to seeking to understand more concrete concepts. For me I did not really come here with a stereotype of what a pagan would be. Possibly I thought a typical member here would be more orthodox in approach in one of the more well known polytheistic belief systems (e.g. the Norse pantheon). Or even one of the more Witch orientated systems (not sure what they would be?).¬†But I find that the more prominent members approach things from a more concrete basis. Somewhat philosophical in approach and informed by science. Which is fascinating and possibly more atheistic in approach? That is why I was interested in learning what deities members¬†recognised, if at all. One of the greatest books I have read is ‚ÄúMemories, dreams, reflections‚ÄĚ by C.G.¬†Jung. It is a biography of Jung and really allowed me to open myself up to my own interpretation. To accept that my way is not wrong¬†(as opposed to a more acceptable orthodox system). And to trust in self for gaining inspiration into self. It allowed me to be me via Jungs example. ¬† ¬†
    • Moonsmith
      The significance of the old farts on the bench is that they are too engrossed in their own thinking and tend not to leave room for the kid with the ear buds.  We need new thinking here in the Valley - before you get used to Valley-think!  New thinking does not have to be anything like established thinking.  Personal definitions, inspirations, doubts and conjectures are all most welcome.  Maybe more so if they aren’t based on established thinking. (New old farts of all ages and odours are also welcome here!)
    • Ellinas
      As I have said before, I knew on another forum, and maintain an occasional contact with even now, a person who was known to see himself as a Christian witch.  Pagan?  Well he was on a pagan forum and fitted in very well, and his concept of deity was not such as would be safely mentioned in many a Christian gathering.   Us lot, learned?  More like Moonsmith's favoured image of the "old farts" on a park bench.  If the concepts have no use to you, I'd leave them be - otherwise you are in danger of joining the realm of "Old Fartdom"
×
×
  • Create New...