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Misrepresentation by Vovina-de-Micaloz Misrepresentation by Vovina-de-Micaloz
Thought it was time for a stamp/rant.

The pentagram, (not to mention the whole of Satanism itself,) have been misrepresented for a very long time.

You know what this symbol represents?
Do you, really?

If you answered "the 5 elements of the soul in a circle of binding." ...congrats, you win a cookie.
That's what the pentagram stands for, simple as that... yet people still have this misconception drilled into their minds at a young age that it is all "evil and stuffz."

What people don't realize is, that yes, the pentacle (point-up) star represents the same basic principle.
But, the heavier elements (earth/water) are on top when the star is point-up, leading to the bottom two elements (air/fire) being smothered... which leads to it being imbalanced.
As well, the top point (spirit/ether,) leads to it being put into space rather than back down to the Earth to replenish it.

Point-down, the elements are in harmony with each other, and the spirit is balanced. Point-down also represents the correct shape of the 6th chakra, which is a point-down cone.

Oddly enough, the point-up star actually ends up being the wrong way.

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NuMetalWolf Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for supporting me in quitting the fucking education i've been living from since kid..
I looked it up. People used to educate me this way, making the pentagram sound like Baphomet's face and Satanism like a curse. But i searched it on the Web, and found out about the elements(which seems pretty evident now), being guided by the spirit.
I also found out that, just because you're Satanist, doesn't mean you have to be evil and such..
I'm not Satanist though, nor Christian either. I have my own phylosophy. But well, can't say it didn't help to look up. I guess that explains pretty much..
sampea Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Loki-Hybrid Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wish more people would quit being so ignorant when it comes to the symbols. They are to represent what the person wants in any given context. 
I'm glad you explained to main meaning above. I hope people who have thought differently due to a closed mind read it and keep it in mind next time they see it.
Sign, a levayan satanist.
p.s.- Rather then fav. spam your inbox, I love all your works. 
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope I open minds as well.
Spam away, if you wish. It's all appreciated anyhow. :3
Steamstrike Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The meaning that people attach to symbols is ridiculous. I grew up in an extremist Catholic neighborhood where everyone got constantly offended because I had a picture of the Ouroboros (the snake swallowing its own tail) "Ohh how dare you have that in your garage? Don't you know it's evil?"

What, exactly, is evil about the cycle of all existence, knowledge, and discovery? Really. And yet most of those people have a big statue of Jesus on the cross in their living room, which I would think they'd consider to be evil because it represents pain, suffering, and human sin... :roll:
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That reminds me of the Pagan/Satanic calendar:…
I find it to be a neat symbol.
Man, I find that statue to be fucking offensive; it's a dying man hanging off a cross by nails through his hands and feet... what the hell? Meanwhile people think my star is "evil". lol
Ignorance is quite an amazing thing.
binarystep Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
inb4 fundies
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Surprisingly, there don't seem to be any on this stamp.

binarystep Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a Christian, but unlike most, don't see people like you and shout "YER GOIN TO HELL BOI" in a redneck voice. XD
Vovina-de-Micaloz Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd tell them "been there, it's fun" just to piss them off anyway. X3
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