Q&A - Symbols



Question: I came across some different types of pentacles within a circle. One of the circles had flames over it. Others were linked to the head of a crow and to a crow's eye. Could you please shed some light on what this means.

Answer: Many different groups use the pentagram with its basic meanings, then add anything they choose in order to personalize it or to communicate their own specific message. The Kabbalah, Masonic orders, secret or occult societies, Rosicrucians, rock bands.... all tend to personalize the pentagram and other popular symbols (spiral, circles, hexagrams, etc.) in their own context. I would have to see the symbol to be more specific.


Question: (The Netherlands) "In our village a lot of people have a sun with a face on it on their houses. It isn´t the baby face but a old face. Sometime this face in the sun looks very bad. Is this something of new age?? Is it occult?

       We have discussed it in our cell group, but didn't know why and what is wrong, but we don't have a good feeling about it.

Answer: For background information, please read about the sun face in the list of symbols (and images) on these two pages: Symbols and their meaning and How the Teletubbies Teach Children.


The following links show what the "sun face" means within the mythological world of each particular culture. Remember, all these myths have now been revived through today's promotion of multicultural myths and images -- considered unifying themes for the "global village" of the 21st century. A picture of a smiling sun (as in Teletubbies) may seem innocent enough, but the myths they represent clash with Christianity on every point. Those who turn from Him to “other gods” face destruction. [See Deut 8:10-20, Deut 18:9-12 and Ex 23:32-33] Instead, we are called to "Abhor what is evil" and "cling to what is good." Romans 12:9


The quotations from the links below are all spoken from an occult perspective. We need to know some of the facts behind the myths that seduce people today so that we can help others recognize and resist deception. But we also need to pray for God's wisdom and protection when we examine the lies and schemes of the enemy. Eph 6:10-18

Tonatiuh's Face: "Tonatiuh's Face is the face of the sun, Lord of Heaven, around which takes place all daily and periodic phenomena. The crown, nose-pendant, ear-rings and necklace are magnificent, as must be the ornaments characteristic of this deity. The hair is blond, due to the golden appearance of the sun. The wrinkles on the face show age and maturity. And the tongue, stuck out is the form of an obsidian knife, indicates that the diety demands to be fed with blood and human hearts." http://www.ai.mit.edu/people/montalvo/Hotlist/Aztec/face.html

Bloodthirsty roads to god: "Aztec art was more than decorative; it was symbolic, and it played an essential role in religion, which was central to their daily existence. Like other pre-monotheistic societies, their gods ruled all aspects of their lives, though, alone among civilisations, the Aztecs engaged in battle at prescribed times, not to capture land or kill enemies but to take captives solely for the purpose of sacrifice.

     "Such a brutal society is enough to distance the average visitor imaginatively and emotionally." http://www.guardian.co.uk/religion/Story/0,2763,910125,00.html


The Great Aten - The god and disk of the sun: "In the Theban Recesion of the Book of the Dead, which is based upon Heliopolitan, we find Aten mentioned by the deceased thus: 'Thou, O Ra, shinest from the horizon of heaven, and Aten is adored when he resteth {or setteth} upon this mountain to give life to the two lands. ...  Aten, thou the lord of beams of light, {when} thou shinest all faces {i.e., everybody} lives....

      "Aten, at the time when the hymns from which they are taken were composed, was regarded as the material body of the sun wherein dwelt the god Ra, and that he represented merely the solar disk and was visible emblem of the great Sun-god."  http://www.touregypt.net/aten.htm


The Renewing Sun: "The Fire-Eyed Lord, the Maya Sun God. The face is the centerpiece of an enormous stucco facade, flanked by images of smaller deities (not shown in detail). The sun and moon have also been understood by the Maya as a divine pair of god and goddess, which is in fact a common interpretation across Mesoamerica.

      "In the epic Maya creation story, the Popol Vuh, the true sun and moon are formed by the self-sacrifice of the Hero Twins (Hunahpu (.WAV) and Xbalamque (.WAV)) after they conquer the darkness that prevents true light from illuminating the earth."  http://members.aol.com/maroic/sun.htm


Bhagavad Gita - the song of god: "Without beginning, middle or end, of infinite power, of infinite arms, whose eyes are the moon and sun, I see thee, whose face is flaming fire, Burning this whole universe with Thy radiance.'...

      "...the Gita contains probably the most powerful and thoroughgoing expression of pantheism in world scripture. The one God is the pinnacle of all things - the radiant sun of lights, the thought organ of sense organs, the intellect of beings, the ocean of waters, the Himalayas of mountain ranges, the Ganges of rivers. He is also the inherent essence of everything - including evil. He is the gambling of rogues, the courage of the courageous, the rod of disciplinarians, the statecraft of politicians, the Knowledge of the knowing." http://members.aol.com/heraklit1/gita.htm

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