Archive for November 4th, 2012

Good Company

I was taking a look at Datura Press’ new website earlier and it suddenly struck me what elevated company Sue and I are keeping these days! Datura has published books by people like Dolores Ashcroft-Nowicki, Ernest Butler, Gareth Knight, Alan Richardson and Robert King…..Quite honestly, its astonishing that Sue and I suddenly find ourselves among such folk – even if only on a webpage!

If you haven’t yet visited Datura’s website – its worth a look and some of those books seem bound for my own library shortly……..

From The Symbol Dictionary – The Hexagram

A hexagram is a six pointed star composed of two overlapped triangles, found in use by a number of faiths and cultures. Outside of the cross and the swastika, the hexagram is one of the oldest and most universal spiritual symbols. The hexagram is associated with the Biblical Solomon, best known as the Star of David in the Jewish religion.

The Seal of Solomon

In Ritual Magick, the hexagon is called the Seal of Solomon, and represents Divine Union, being composed of a female, watery triangle, and a male, fiery triangle. The traditional elemental triangles of earth, air, water, and fire are derived from the seal. According to a very old legend, the seal was engraved upon a magic ring, which Solomon used to control demons, which he enslaved to build his famous temple. When the points of a hexagram are connected, a hexagon is formed. Kabbalistically, the hexagram represents the Sefirah Tifaret, perfection.

Hindu Shatkona In the Hindu religion, the hexagram is called the Shatkona, and is equivalent to the symbolism in ritual magic. The Shatkona is the combination of the Shiva kona (trikona, triangle), the symbol of the God Shiva, representing the element of fire, and the Shakti kona, representing the element of water. Together, they represent the union of male and female, and the heart chakra.