Unicursal hexagram


Unicursal hexagram

The unicursal hexagram is a hexagram or six pointed star that can be traced or drawn unicursally, in one continuous line rather than two overlaid triangles. The hexagram can also be depicted inside a circle with the points touching it. [ [http://altreligion.about.com/library/grimoires/bl_goetia8.htm Goetia ] ]

History

The unicursal hexagram is used to express a high level of self confidence and belief that you can achieve the highest of goals and become a divine figure.

Aleister Crowley's adaptation of the unicursal hexagram placed a five petaled rose, (symbolizing the divine) in the center; the symbol as a whole making eleven (five petals of the rose plus six points of the hexagram), the number of divine union.

It is also used in the Greek and Hindu Mythologies. as a symbol of dedication to the divine rulers.

A unicursal hexagram is also seen as a symbol of the solar system in some Pagan philosophies, with the central intersection representing the sun and the outer intersections and points representing the celestial bodies.

Popular Culture

*British artist Paul DeGarmo is known for his paintings featuring unicursal hexigrams.
*The unicursal hexagram was part of the symbol called "The Seal of Orichalcos" that was prominent in the Waking the Dragons arc of Yu-Gi-Oh!
*A unicursal hexagram appears several times in the TV series Supernatural as a symbol to ward off evil entities.

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