Triple Moon Pentacle
Triple Moon with Druid Spiral and Divine Feminine
Everything In One Image
Penticles Originated in Jewish Mysticism (300 CE)
Pentacle - Motion Power Gateway Star
(July 3, 2022) The first ever Pentacle was found on a synagogue lintel in Capernaum dating to 375 BCE (Loffreda 1985). Capernaum was located along the Magic Trail (figure 5). This was a Roman era trade route established by Herod the Great (reigned 37–4 BCE) with his building of the port city of Caesarea Maritima for connecting Egypt with Mesopotamia. This is how Herod acquired most of his wealth for his building projects including the Jerusalem Temple.
Its five points of this star represent the five points of the human body (two arms, two legs, one head) but as indicated in the Capernaum image the star is also associated with the five planets shown as dots between the points (Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). Thus the Pentacle represents the connection between humans and the astrological night sky.
This connection correspondence is reinforced by the use of an intertwining rope to make the star image. Notice that each arm of the star goes under or over the other arm.
Capernaum was also home to the adult Jesus between 20 and 30 BCE when the trade route had just opened up and new deep magic ideas were coming into Galilee.
ReferencesLoffreda, Stanislao (1985) Recovering Capharnaum . Edizioni Custodia Terra Santa, Gerusalemme (Jerusalem)
Life Power Gateway Star
(July 3, 2022) The Gateway Star symbol is composed of two intertwined triangles. The triangle has been a symbol for a door or gateway since the first alphabet. It is one of the earliest representations of the letter "D" which originated from the Akkadian word "daltu" meaning "door." The Greek letter "delta" is also a triangle.
The gateway star is the union of two doorways. The upside down triangle comes from the female pubic triangle which typically represents mother earth. The right-side up triangle represents the masculine Divine realm. Thus their union forms the gateway to the life-growth powers of the Ancient Pagan Paradigm. Yahweh belongs to this class. (contrast this to the Pentacle which is the gateway for the motion powers).
During the late 1600's the Gateway Star started to be placed on synagogue walls in Europe during a revival of Jewish mysticism. Only then did it start to be called the "Star of David" or "Shield of David" by those unaware of its mystic significance. In 1897, with the intertwining of its lines eliminated, it was chosen as the central symbol on a flag at the First Zionist Congress.
Network Knot Symbols (200 CE)
(July 3, 2022) These became the "Celtic Knots"
2-Ring Knots at Bignor Roman Villa in England (250 CE)
3-Ring and 2-Ring Knots at Aquileia Basilica Mosaic near Venice Italy (375 CE)
Inserted into the mosaic after it was finished was a Latin memorial to the church's founder which reads "Blessed are you Theodore who with the help of God and the flock entrusted from the top you have completed all this work dedicated to the glory of God almighty."
3-Ring Knot on Synagogue Lintel in Capernaum Israel (375 CE)
(Olmsted personal photo 2019).
Crown Anemone Poppy
Whitcombe Floor Mosaic
Online at: https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/great-witcombe-roman-villa/history/