In the over 61 years of life I that I have lived through so far I was a part of the Hippie movement of mid ’60’s to late ’70’s (there are still Hippies among us).
I was then an ardent Heavy Metal Head, with all the occultic, rebellious, and sex laden lyrics, and symbolism, and for about 6 years was deeply into Satanism and the Occult.
Upon giving my heart and life to The Lord Jesus Christ August 14th, 1976 I began a life-long study of God’s Word, Bible Prophecy, Bible Apologetics, Current Events, History, particularly Biblical History, World Religions & Cults, and the use of symbols and symbolism. And was a leader in a Street, Project, and Concert Outreach from 1982-1993.
THIS is important due to the fact that there are great myriad symbols being used and seen in our everyday culture that their very roots and origins are in unmitigated evil. This will be a look at these symbols starting with some of the more unknown and sparsely used to the more common ones, culminating with “The Big Three”. You may be tempted to scroll down to “The Big Three” to see what they are, I ask…start at the beginning and work your way through…it will make more sense IN CONTEXT if you do.
SYMBOLS OF EVIL
Ancient Egyptian symbol for reincarnation, their version of “eternal life”; now also associated with Kemetism and neo-paganism. The wearer of The Ankh had to be 1. a regular attendee at the pagan temple services, AND 2. Lost their virginity in pagan/occultic sex rituals.
Used in divination, a ritualistic manner to discern the future, or reveal secrets. A pagan/occultic means of knowledge apart from and absent of The One True God.
Supposed origins: Knights Templar, though it’s roots wind and weave through ancient Celtic lore (The Men of Oak/Druids), and dates back to the Tower of Babel. Adopted by modern occultists and Satanists after the Knights Templar were accused of worshiping it. Theistic Satanists may worship it as a deity or demon, while atheistic Satanists see it as a metaphorical symbol. The goat-headed Baphomet image seen here is a 19th century drawing made by Eliphas Levi as a metaphorical symbol from Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie. It was not originally created as a Satanic symbol or a deity. See also: Sigil of Baphomet and Statue of Baphomet.
The Black Sun.
Nazi occultism and later the neo-Nazi movement; traces it’s origins back to India, Hinduism, and combines the Swastika and Lighting Bolts in a “wheel/circle of power”; A symbol of the sun composed of twelve sig runes first appearing on the floor of the north tower of Wewelsburg after Heinrich Himmler ordered it to be remodeled, it gained modern popularity due to its use by Nazi occultists. It was later adopted by Satanists. The name “Black Sun” was coined by Wilhelm Landig of the Landig Group.
Roots in Alchemy. The alchemical symbol for the sun and various sun gods. Also the alchemical symbol for gold which is the metal represented by the Sun which is the astral counterpart; another of the “wheels/circles of power”, associated with astral projection, the pagan/occultic belief and practice of having one’s spirit and soul leave the body and go places and do things without the body. [NOTE: How was the body kept alive when the soul and spirit left it? What, or WHO was inhabiting the body during this time? It was a demonic spirit.]
Called both “The Cross of Saint Peter” and an Inverted Cross. Used by Catholics who mixed the occult with their polluted version of “Christianity”. It’s origins is in Satanic fringes cults of Roman Catholicism, and has since been adopted by Rock/Metal artists, Satanist, Black Magic, and other pagans. Used paradoxically both as a symbol of Saint Peter and as Anti-Christian sentiment. The symbol comes from the crucifixion of Saint Peter, in which he requested to be crucified upside-down as he didn’t see himself as worthy to die the same way as Jesus. This was NEVER used among real, Bible-Based, Bible-Believing Christians. The Inverted Cross is The Origin of one of “The Big Three”.
The Eye of Horus/The Eye of Lucifer.
Originates in ancient Egyptian paganism. The eye of the god Horus, a symbol of protection, now associated with the occult and Kemetism. Used as a cautionary sign that you are always being watched and a symbol of to instill fear in the followers. And closely associated and used in conjunction with the next symbol.
The Eye of Providence/The All-Seeing Eye of God. Also rooted in the Catholic adoption of pagan signs and practices to supposedly garner converts. [NOTE: WHO is really converting WHO when the “church” increasingly becomes more and more pagan/occultic? Is it not the world converting the “church” TO worldliness?]
The Heptagram. It’s roots are in pagan, mystical groups, and picked up by Catholcism where, it represents the seven days of creation. In Islam, it represents the first seven verses of the Quran. It is the symbol of Babalon in Thelema. In Wicca, it is known as the Elven Star, Fairy Star, or Septagram.
Islandic Magical Staves. Sigils created with magical powers by the Icelandic people. Pictured is the stave known as Ægishjálmur. Was used by many in the Norse cults, also known as the “Helm of Terror”, and referenced as one item Sigurd takes from the dragon Fafnir‘s hoard after he slays him in Völsunga saga.
Monas Hieroglyphica. A symbol invented by John Dee, alchemist and astrologer at the court of Elizabeth I of England. It represents (from top to bottom): the moon; the sun; the elements; and fire. John Dee (13 July 1527 – 1608 or 1609) was an Anglo-Welsh mathematician, astronomer, astrologer, teacher, occultist, and alchemist. He was the court astronomer for, and advisor to, Elizabeth I, and spent much of his time on alchemy, divination and Hermetic philosophy. Dee eventually left Elizabeth’s service and went on a quest for additional knowledge in the deeper realms of the occult and supernatural. he immersed himself in sorcery, astrology and Hermetic philosophy. Much effort in his last 30 years went into trying to commune with angels, so as to learn the universal language of creation and achieve a pre-apocalyptic unity of mankind. …he immersed himself in sorcery, astrology and Hermetic philosophy.
Ouroboros. Roots go back to Ancient Egypt and Persia; A serpent or dragon consuming its own tail, it is a symbol of infinity, unity, and the cycle of death and rebirth, aka reincarnation. Notice that most of these occultic symbols are fashioned upon and around a circle. The mystic belief is that the “deity”/”entity”, aka demon spirit that was summoned forth would be confined by this “circle/wheel of power”, thus supposedly protecting the practioners on the outside of the circle. This is so common that it is often used with other occultic symbols such as The Pentagram, see below.
The Pentagram. Dates back to the earliest of occult origins, The Tower of Babal in Mesopotamia. An ancient symbol of a unicursal five-pointed star circumscribed by a circle with many meanings, including but not limited to, the five wounds of Christ (within the Catholic “church”), and the five elements (earth, fire, water, air, and soul). In Satanism, it is flipped upside-down. See also: Sigil of Baphomet. Official emblem of the Church of Satan, consisting of the head of a goat transfixed upon a reversed pentagram flanked by the Hebrew letters of the word “Leviathan” (לִוְיָתָן).
“BLACK MAGIC” and “Satanist”/Devil Worshippers used the inverted white on black Pentagram.
So-called ‘WHITE MAGIC”, Wiccan, and Samael/Lilith followers used the inverted black on white Pentagram. [NOTE: Though occultists speak of white magic/arts versus black magic/arts the symbolism and rituals often overlap, and BOTH rely on a power/force other than The One True God, Yaweh of The Bible, hence BOTH are avenues to circumvent God, to supplant God, and achieve power and prosperity apart from God. Thus the the similar origins, similar rituals, similar symbols, and the similar goals have one source, a source that has since ancient times wanted to thwart God, that source being Satan.]
Rosicrucianism / Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. A symbol associated with Christian Rosenkreuz with many different attributions of symbolism, is claimed to have esoteric and mystical properties of hidden knowledge, originated with a mix of Catholicism, Cathar, and Albigensian into a occultic perversion of Christianity with Gnosticism.
Runes. Ancient magical symbols used by Norsemen, used in modern times by various religious faiths, such as Asatru. They were popular among Nazi occultists. Have also been popular within rock music, hard rock, heavy metal, and even among the so-called “Christian rock” artists. Asatru is a return to pagan beliefs of Germanic origin that existed throughout Northern and Central Europe pre-dating the spread and conversion to Christianity. Since The Church in Europe has long been a dead, legalistic, ritualistic, ceremonial shell of True and Vibrant Biblical Christianity (that begins with a personal relationship with The Lord Jesus Christ and is firmly rooted IN and founded solely UPON The Holy Word of God, The Bible) there has been a growing, seething rise of the pagan, heathen religions of The Norse, Celts, and other ancient, pagan religions. These pagan religions are very Nationalistic, with a belief in a “superior race”, magic, sorcery, and racism.
Seal of the Theosophical Society. The Modern era version was founded by Russian immigrant, Helena Blavatsky. A seal consisting of a Swastika, Star of David, Ankh, Om, and Ouroboros, used by the Theosophical Society, an organization formed in 1875 to advance Theosophy. Was closely associated with, and copied by Hitler and The Nazis. A religion that was both a new religious movement and as part of the occultist stream of Western esotericism, it draws upon both older European philosophies such as Neoplatonism and Asian religions such as Hinduism and Buddhism. It’s Motto is quite ironic: “There Is No Religion Higher Than Truth.” . That that is the motto of a pagan, Satan worshipping cult that combines several false religions, cults, paganism, magic, esotericism, mysticism, and racism is truly an exercise of lying at it’s worst.
Septenary Sigil. Order of Nine Angles . The main symbol of the Order of Nine Angles, a neo-Nazi Satanic and Left-hand occult group based in the United Kingdom. In some definitions, the Left-Hand Path is equated with malicious black magic or black shamanism, while the Right-Hand Path with benevolent white magic.:152 Other occultists have criticised this definition, believing that the Left–Right dichotomy refers merely to different kinds of working and does not necessarily connote good or bad magical actions.:176
Christian scholars agree that the Right-Hand/White Magic is merely the nicer “user friendly” face of the Left-Hand/Black magic, and that all sorcery, esotericism, and mysticism is merely various shades of rebellion against The One True God, Yaweh.
Sigil. Renaissance magic . Images created for magical purposes, sometimes attributed as signatures of demons, angels, and other beings.
Sigil of Lucifer . The Grimorium Verum . A sigil attributed to Lucifer himself, used in Satanism and Luciferianism. Associated with the planet Venus, and due the unique movements and discontinuous appearances of Venus, describing a FALL FROM HEAVEN.
Sigillum Dei (Seal of God). Originated: Europe, late Middle Ages; A magical diagram, composed of two circles, a pentagram, and three heptagons, and is labeled with the name of God and his angels; It was an amulet (amuletum) with the magical function that, according to one of the oldest sources (Liber Juratus), allowed the initiated magician to have power over all creatures except Archangels, but usually only reserved for those who can achieve the blessed vision of God and angels (beatific visionary). Another bastardised mixing of Catholicism with outright Pagan religions.
Squared circle. Origins: Alchemy . A symbol of the Philosopher’s stone. a mythical alchemical substance capable of turning base metals such as mercury into gold (chrysopoeia, from the Greek χρυσός khrusos, “gold”, and ποιεῖν poiēin, “to make”) or silver. It is also called the elixir of life, useful for rejuvenation and for achieving immortality; for many centuries, it was the most sought goal in alchemy. The philosophers’ stone was the central symbol of the mystical terminology of alchemy, symbolizing perfection at its finest, enlightenment, and heavenly bliss. Efforts to discover the philosophers’ stone were known as the Magnum Opus (“Great Work”).
Tree of Life (Kabbalah). Origins: Kabbalah
Christian cabala . The tree of life is a diagram used in various mystical traditions. It usually consists of 10 nodes symbolizing different archetypes and 22 lines connecting the nodes. The nodes are often arranged into three columns to represent that they belong to a common category. Once again the bastardised mixing of Catholicism and paganism/mysticism. ..an esoteric method, discipline, and school of thought in Jewish mysticism. Though originated as a Blasphemous cult in Judaism, and to its later adaptations in Western esotericism (Christian Kabbalah and Hermetic Qabalah). Jewish Kabbalah is a set of esoteric teachings meant to explain the relationship between the unchanging, eternal God–the mysterious Ein Sof (אֵין סוֹף, “The Infinite”)– and the mortal, finite universe (God’s creation). It forms the foundation of mystical religious interpretations within Judaism.
Aleister Crowley (/ˈæleɪstər ˈkroʊli/; born Edward Alexander Crowley also known as Tau Baphomet; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer. He founded the religion of Thelema, identifying himself as the prophet entrusted with guiding humanity into the Æon of Horus in the early 20th century. A prolific writer, he published widely over the course of his life. [NOTE: Crowley adapts and adopts from Celtic, Norse, Egyptian, Hinduism, and Buddhism.]
Thelema (/θəˈliːmə/) is an esoteric and occult social or spiritual philosophy and new religious movement developed in the early 1900s by Aleister Crowley, an English writer, mystic, and ceremonial magician. The word thelema is the English transliteration of the Koine Greek noun θέλημα (pronounced [θélɛ:ma]), “will”, from the verb θέλω (thélō): “to will, wish, want or purpose”.
Crowley asserted or believed himself to be the prophet of a new age, the Æon of Horus, based upon a spiritual experience that he and his wife, Rose Edith, had in Egypt in 1904. By his account, a possibly non-corporeal or “praeterhuman” being that called itself Aiwass contacted him (through Rose) and subsequently dictated a text known as The Book of the Law or Liber AL vel Legis, which outlined the principles of Thelema.
The Thelemic pantheon—a collection of gods and goddesses who either literally exist or serve as symbolic archetypes or metaphors—includes a number of deities, primarily a trio adapted from ancient Egyptian religion, who are the three speakers of The Book of the Law: Nuit, Hadit and Ra-Hoor-Khuit. In at least one instance, Crowley described these deities as a “literary convenience”.
Three statements in particular distill the practice and ethics of Thelema:
- “Do what thou wilt” shall be the whole of the Law, meaning that adherents of Thelema should seek out and follow their true path, i.e. find or determine their True Will.
- Love is the law, love under will, i.e. the nature of the Law of Thelema is love, but love itself is subsidiary to finding and manifesting one’s authentic purpose or “mission”.
- Every man and every woman is a star, which is to say that in the 20th-century era vulgaris cosmology, it is implied by metaphor that persons doing their Wills are like stars in the universe: occupying a time and position in space, yet distinctly individual and having an independent nature largely without undue conflict with other stars.
Zodiac Man (Homo Signorum, or ‘Man of Signs’). Origins: astrology; dates back to paganism’s oldest source, The Tower of Babel.
Used in Astrology . A graph correlating zodiacal names with body parts. Astrology is a pseudoscience that claims to divine information about human affairs and terrestrial events by studying the movements and relative positions of celestial objects. Astrology has been dated to at least the 2nd millennium BCE, and has its roots in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and to interpret celestial cycles as signs of divine communications.
Anarchy: Symbol refers to breaking all rules. Satanists
wear the symbol in support of their mantra (‘do what thou
wilst’) which was derived by Aleister Crowley, an occultist.
Note: Jay-Z’s clothing line features a sweatshirt that
reads, “Do as thou wilt.”
The anarchy smbol is often ‘sported’ by Criss Angela magician who is known for levitating among other
Italian Horn: Also known as Satan’s tooth. This is thought
to be a symbol of good luck by some cults. By others it is
thought to represent that ‘Satan will take care of your
Satanic ‘S’: Presents as a ‘lightning bolt.’ When kicked
out of Heaven, Lucifer fell to the earth as a lightning bolt.
In satanic circles, this symbol represents ‘the destroyer’.
This ‘S’ has also been used by the Nazi Germany ‘SS’ police
as well as the once popular 70s-80s heavy metal ban, Kiss.
This concludes the listing of the lesser known occultic, pagan symbols. Notice how many of them have similar origins, similar meanings, and how many use “The Circle of Power” in some manner.
Next will be “The Big Three”.
Broken cross/Cross of Nero: Considered by some to be a
peace sign, it is used in satanic circles as an open
demonstration of rejecting Christ. Satan worshippers are
commonly given crosses; instructed to turn the cross
upside down and break the arms to show their disdain for
Christ and loyalty to Satan. This symbol appears on the
graves of some of Hitler’s soldiers.
The upside down cross is also a symbol of
The swastika symbol, 卐 (right-facing or clockwise) or 卍 (left-facing, counterclockwise, or sauwastika), is an ancient religious icon in the cultures of Eurasia. It is used as a symbol of divinity and spirituality in Indian religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. In the Western world, it was a symbol of auspiciousness and good luck until the 1930s when the right-facing tilted form became a feature of Nazi symbolism as an emblem of the Aryan race. As a result of World War II and the Holocaust, many people in the West still strongly associate it with Nazism and antisemitism.
In Hinduism, the right-facing symbol (卐) is called swastika, symbolizing surya (“sun”), prosperity and good luck, while the left-facing symbol (卍) is called sauwastika, symbolizing night or tantric aspects of Kali. In Jainism, a swastika is the symbol for Suparshvanatha – the seventh of 24 Tirthankaras (spiritual teachers and saviours)…
In several major Indo-European religions, the swastika symbolizes lightning bolts, representing the thunder god and the king of the gods, such as Indra in Vedic Hinduism, Zeus in the ancient Greek religion, Jupiter in the ancient Roman religion, and Thor in the ancient Germanic religion.
A swastika generally takes the form of a cross, the arms of which are of equal length and perpendicular to the adjacent arms, each bent midway at a right angle. The symbol is found in the archeological remains of the Indus Valley Civilization  and Samarra, as well as in early Byzantine and Christian artwork.
In Hindu and Buddhist cultures, the swastika is a holy symbol.
[NOTE: In every non-Christian culture the the swastika, the lightening bolts, the serpent, and the dragon all are associated with good in some way or another. Whereas in The Bible they are always associated with evil. In the non-Christian cultures they call evil good, and call good evil…just like in Isaiah 5:13-26.]
And lastly, this one will in all likelihood cause the most controversy, BUT this is The Truth supported by History, and Current Events…
Despite what revisionist “historians” have said over the last 60 plus years, These ARE The Facts of The Confederate South and the above Confederate Battle Flag, commonly called today “The Confederate Flag”, here are the FACTS:
- The South was from 1830 up to around 1982 predominantly Democrat.
- The Secession Documents all clearly state that The Democrat South was very PRO-Slavery, and that the argument over slavery was the predominant reason for secession…the Union’s claim that blacks and whites were equal both “socially and politically” was a claim too offensive for southern Democrat states to tolerate.
- The Declarations of Congressmen Who Left Congress to join the Confederacy all clearly state that The Republican/Northern demand of the abolition of slavery was the reason they 1) Left Congress, 2) and joined the Democrat Confederacy in the South. Democrat U. S. Senator Alfred Iverson of Georgia bluntly told his peers: I may safely say, however, that nothing will satisfy them [the seceded states] or bring them back short of a full and explicit recognition and guarantee of the safety of their institution of domestic slavery. 23 Foreign observers clearly saw what southern Democrat U. S. Representatives and Senators in Congress had already announced: the Civil War was the result of the South’s desire to perpetuate slavery.
- The Confederate Constitution. Southern apologists claim that the Confederacy was formed to preserve “states’ rights,” yet the Confederacy expressly prohibited any state from exercising its own “state’s right” to end slavery. Clearly, the Confederacy’s real issue was the preservation of slavery at all costs – even to the point that it constitutionally forbade the abolition of slavery by any of its member states. The following IS The DEMOCRAT Confederate Constitution: ARTICLE I, Section 9, (4) No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in Negro slaves shall be passed.
ARTICLE IV, Section 2, (1) The citizens of each state . . . shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any state of this Confederacy with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.
ARTICLE IV, Section 2, (3) [A] slave or other person held to service or labor in any state or territory of the Confederate States under the laws thereof, escaping or lawfully carried into another, shall . . . be delivered up on claim of the party to whom such slave belongs.
ARTICLE IV, Section 3, (3) The Confederate States may acquire new territory. . . . In all such territory, the institution of Negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States shall be recognized and protected by Congress and by the Territorial government; and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories shall have the right to take to such Territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the States or Territories of the Confederate States. 30 Ironically, southern/Democrat apologists claim that the Confederacy was formed to preserve “states’ rights,” yet the Confederacy expressly prohibited any state from exercising its own “state’s right” to end slavery. Clearly, the Confederacy’s real issue was the preservation of slavery at all costs – even to the point that it constitutionally forbade the abolition of slavery by any of its member states.
- Declaration of Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens. On March 21, 1861 (less than two weeks after the Confederacy had formed its constitution), Confederate Vice-President Alexander Stephens delivered a policy speech setting forth the purpose of the new government. That speech was entitled “African Slavery: The Corner-Stone of the Southern Confederacy.” In it, Stephens first acknowledged that the Founding Fathers – even those from the South – had never intended for slavery to remain in America:
The prevailing ideas entertained by him [Thomas Jefferson] and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution were that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature – that it was wrong in principle – socially, morally, and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with, but the general opinion of the men of that day was that somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent [temporary] and pass away. 31
What did Vice-President Stephens and the new Confederate nation think about these anti-slavery ideas of the Founding Fathers?
Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. . . . and the idea of a government built upon it. . . . Our new government [the Confederate States of America] is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid – its cornerstone rests – upon the great truth that the Negro is not equal to the white man. That slavery – subordination to the superior [white] race – is his natural and moral condition. This – our new [Confederate] government – is the first in the history of the world based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. 32 (emphasis added)
Notice that by the title (as well as the content) of his speech, Confederate Vice-President Stephens affirmed that slavery was the central issue distinguishing the Confederacy. IFthe “war between the states” was not a “rebellion” (as modern southern/Democrat apologists assert), then why did southern/Democrat leaders during the Civil War describe themselves and other southern participants as “Rebels” – a derivate of the word “rebellion”? The simple descriptor “Rebels” used by the Confederates themselves certainly suggests that they certainly viewed the Civil War as a “Rebellion.” 39
- The Logical Conclusion of Actual History. The Confederate/Democrat south was indeed PRO-Slavery, the Democrats viewed the Black slaves as cattle, property, subhuman, inferior in every way. The Confederate/Democrat south’s overwhelmingly predominant reason for secession, and even going to war, was to protect the institution of SLAVERY. The Confederate/Democrat south called themselves Rebels, and understood that it was indeed a Civil War of The Southern Rebellion. Hence The Confederate Battle Flag IS officially the sign of White Supremacy, Slavery, Racism, Bigotry, Hatred, Rebellion, and The Democrat Party. NO amount of revisionist “history” changes The Truth/Facts.
I implore any who may be offended, or otherwise vehemently disagree to read ALL this through carefully. IF questions arise and persist then I encourage looking at all the links and references and let History and Facts speak for themselves. God bless.
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.