Evil Symbols and Gestures: Their True Meaning
Is The Symbol, Gesture or Saying Good or Evil
We sometimes see the forest before we see the trees. In other words, we tend to take things at face value, without considering their origin or linkage as we do many times when we fail to look past the symbols, gestures, and sayings before we actually discover their originality.
In this article, we will examine some of these objects and attempt to find their original intent.
Pentagrams Quizview quiz statistics
Our first symbol is one we've have seen in many movies of occult horror as the sign of satanic symbolism; however, we must analyze the pentagram further to determine its true nature.
There are several different types of pentagrams, but in this section, we shall only discuss the good one. One belief of the pentagram is that it is a symbol of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, in that the points are said to represent the five wounds of Christ, caused by being crucified, and it also appears on the Masonic regalia of the Freemasons.
The circle surrounding the pentagram is thought to denote infinity, protection from evil, as well as wholeness. There are other groups that accept this symbol, according to their faith. This symbol contains what some biblical scholars believe is the Star of David, with a single point on top, as shown in the image below.
Inverted or Reversed Pentagramview quiz statistics
A reversed or inverted pentagram, with two of its points facing upward, is thought to be a symbol of evil due to the fact it overturns the natural order of things.
Also, Satanists have given this pentagram a negative, and evil designation when they reversed the pentagram and placed a goat's head inside it. This is also called the ‘Sigil of Baphomet.’ They use it as a sign of ultimate evil to deny the Holy Trinity.
Sigil of Baphomet Quizview quiz statistics
Sigil of Baphomet
The Sigil of Baphomet has been copyrighted and is used as the official insignia of the Church of Satan. This occurred on April 30, 1966, and was selected by Anton Szandor LaVey and is still holding that status today.
So, if you see this symbol, please stay away from it and/or denounce in the name of Christ.
Swastika Quizview quiz statistics
Perhaps the most famous example of a symbol being recognized as evil is that of the universal symbol of good fortune (believe it or not); the Swastika. The Swastika has been found all over the world among native cultures, in which it symbolizes good fortune, and well-being and has been a sacred symbol in Eurasian religions for the past twelve thousand years. Hitler tilted it on one point and caused it to be an evil symbol of holocaustic extermination and total Nazi domination.
Petrine or Upside Down Crossview quiz statistics
Many don't know what the Petrine Cross is, and what it symbolizes, while some know what it symbolizes but don't know whom it is named for. It’s also known as the Cross of St. Peter because when he was crucified, he thought he was not worthy of dying like Jesus and asked his enemies to place him on an upside down cross, which they did.
This Petrine Cross has been wrongly identified by many as evil, when it is in fact, one of the greatest Christian symbols.
Barber's Pole Quizview quiz statistics
Many of you don't know this, but the colors on the old-fashioned barber pole are not just pretty colors. They symbolize the bloody legacy of the medieval period when barbers didn't just give haircuts and a shave but were also known for bloodletting and other medical procedures.
During the Middle Ages bloodletting was a common treatment for a wide range of diseases. Also, these barbers were known for using leeches to extract blood. They even performed surgeries and amputations.
Mistletoe Quizview quiz statistics
Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on trees, where it damages or kills them. It originally was considered to help with fertility and was later implanted into the Christmas Season in which it was considered a warning of bad luck for any woman to refuse a kiss from a man she was standing under the mistletoe with.
Another variation of this practice involved getting a kiss each time a berry was plucked from the mistletoe until the last one was removed. The short side of this is the berries have been known to cause death if eaten.
As with many other symbols, gestures or sayings which have changed from their original meanings, many have been influenced by world happenings. Also, the ones listed in this article are only the tip of the iceberg, compared to the complete list.
© 2018 Gerry Glenn Jones