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Pentacle

A five-pointed star, as its name suggests (penta-means “five”), often used as a synonym for “pentagram.” The word is also used to refer a six-pointed star or hexagram, formed by interlacing two equilateral triangles, such as is found in the symbol of The Theosophical Society (TS); in this case it is also called the “Seal of Solomon” or “Star of David,” the basic symbol of Judaism. Helena P. BLAVATSKY points out that in Kabalistic symbolism the six-pointed pentagram “is the sign of the manifested ‘Logos,’ or the ‘Heavenly Man,’ the Tetragrammaton” (CW IX:64).

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