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PAGAN ROOTS OF 'STAR OF DAVID'
by Vanessa Cortez, staff writer.
[May 21, 2004]
[WeeklyUniverse.com] The hexagram,
popularly known as the Jewish 'Star of David' or 'Seal of Solomon,' is
actually an ancient pagan sex & fertility symbol! The upward
triangle is a penis, penetrating the downward triangle of the vulva.
Shockingly, the hexagram
was unknown to ancient Jews! Jesus never saw it, nor Kings David
Even more shockingly, the
hexagram is also used by New Agers, conspiracists, witches, and even Satanists!
these startling revelations appear in Barbara G. Walker's The
Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism, in which Walker
writes [p. 49, footnotes included]:
"A god's return to his mother's womb
was graphically shown in a series of symbols based on the Yoni Yantra.
Within the maternal triangle appeared a dot, the bindu, 'spark of
existence.' It grew like a fetus, and eventually emerged, to become
an upward- pointing triangle representing the male principle. The
two triangles then moved closer to each other until they touched, and finally
interpenetrated. Their full union made two interlocked triangles,
the hexagram known to the Hindus as the Sri Yantra or Great Yantra.
This stood for the 'Great Rite' of sexual intercourse and complete merging
of God and Goddess.
This same hexagram is now considered the symbol
of Judaism in the Western world. It has been called Solomon's seal,
the Star of David, or Magen David (Shield of David). In reality it
has nothing to do with either Solomon or David. It was not mentioned
in Jewish literature until the twelfth century A.D., and it was not adopted
as the official emblem of Jewry until the seventeenth century.
The Magen David came into Judaism by way of
the medieval Cabala, a mystical system showing strong Tantric influences.
The Tantric Shakti was translated into the Cabalistic Shekina, 'Female
Soul of God,' and the bindu became the Cabalistic bina, spirit
of the womb of creation. Cabalists said God had lost his Shekina;
universal harmony could be restored only by making God and Goddess once
more 'one.' The Shekina alone has the power to 'put God back together,'
as Kali-Shakti put Shiva back together through his cyclic deaths and rebirths.
Sex magic was the key. The Cabalists certainly understood that, as
in the East, the hexagram stood for sex magic."
the hexagram is also related to witchcraft! Walkers writes [p. 52]: "German witches were Hexen, 'those who make the Six;" a traditional
hex sign' still has six points like the Tantric hexagram."
shockingly, the hexagram's bizarre, sex-maniac occult message is still
found in tarot cards! As Walkers explains [p. 102]:
"The female World figure on the last
trump showed the same pose right side up as the Hanged Man upside down:
one foot bent behind the other knee, so the legs form a triangle.
Here may be a distant echo of the Tantric hexagram: a male triangle pointing
one way, with the female triangle pointing the other way."
addition to writing The
Secrets of the Tarot: Origins, History, and Symbolism, Walker has created her
own tarot deck. However, her sex- crazy occult imagery is also
found in older decks.
of all, the hexagram continues to be used by all kinds of bizarre groups,
conspiracists, Satanists, and New Agers!
of Tantra, by Philip Rawson, New York Graphic Society, Greenwich, 1973,
and His Symbols, by Carl Gustav Jung, Doubleday, New York, 1964, p.
Britannica, s.v. 'Magen David,' 1970 edition.
Copyright AD 2004 by WeeklyUniverse.com
|Vanessa Cortez is a Los Angeles based tabloid reporter who investigates the occult underbelly of the entertainment industry. Read more about her journalism in Hollywood Witches.
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