Metaphysic Study

Charmed Series Book of Shadows: Wiccan Rede Formal Book Entry

Don't be scared of the pentagram, it's actually a good symbol. We've just been taught that it was evil so we didn't conquer our authorities.

The pentacle is, in many ways, a microcosm of the practitioner's world view. The saying goes "As above, so below".

The Crucifix as an example: the vertical bar represents the spirit on its axis between heaven and hell. The horizontal axis represents the physical plane. And so the Crucifix is a symbol physical incarnation, the long dark night of the soul, the descent of the sun at the winter solstice. And of course it reminds us of Jesus, impaled at the nexus of flesh and spirit.

"As below, So above". A symbol like the Crucifix fosters a certain world-view. Its linear and dualistic nature can lead to an obsession with absolutes; a linear, terminal view of time and a reductionistic tendency to fundamentalism and literalism.

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