Pentacle

   A five pointed star which is used extensively in ceremonial magic. If the pentagram has one point upward, it represents the deity, controlling nature with the mind and the microcosm. With two points up, it represents Satan. The five points of the pentagram represent the five senses. Also called a Pentagram.

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  • pentacle — [ pɛ̃takl ] n. m. • av. 1555; lat. médiév. pentaculum ♦ Didact. Étoile à cinq branches (en occultisme). ● pantacle ou pentacle nom masculin En occultisme, toute figure géométrique tendant à exprimer une structure universelle, et à l intérieur de… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pentacle — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Death Metal Gründung 1990 Website http://www.pentacle.nl/ …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • pentacle — (n.) 1590s, from M.L. pentaculum, a hybrid coined from Gk. pente five (see FIVE (Cf. five)) + L. culum, dim. suffix. But the exact origin is obscure. Italian had pentacolo anything with five points, and Fr. pentacle (16c.) was the name of… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Pentacle — Pen ta*cle, n. [Gr. ? five.] A figure composed of two equilateral triangles intersecting so as to form a six pointed star, used in early ornamental art, and also with superstitious import by the astrologers and mystics of the Middle Ages. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pentacle — ► NOUN ▪ a pentagram. ORIGIN Latin pentaculum …   English terms dictionary

  • pentacle — [pen′tə kəl] n. [MFr < ML pentaculum < Gr penta ,PENTA + L culum, dim. suffix] a symbol, usually a five pointed star, formerly used in magic …   English World dictionary

  • Pentacle — A pentacle (or pantacle in Thelema [Crowley, Aleister. Liber CLXV . Available [http://www.hermetic.com/crowley/libers/Liber165.pdf here] . Accessed 21 June 2007.] ) is an amulet used in magical evocation, generally made of parchment, paper or… …   Wikipedia

  • Pentacle — Un pentacle est un talisman ou une amulette d évocation magique, habituellement réalisée en parchemin, papier, métal ou en un autre matériau, sur laquelle sont dessinés des symboles en relation avec l esprit, l énergie... qui est évoqué. Le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pentacle — noun Etymology: Medieval Latin *pentaculum, probably from Greek pente Date: 1594 pentagram …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pentacle — /pen teuh keuhl/, n. 1. pentagram. 2. a similar figure, as a hexagram. [1585 95; < It pentacolo five cornered object. See PENTA , CLE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • pentacle — noun /ˈpɛnt.ə.kl̩/ A pentagram, especially a physical one used for magical or mystical purposes …   Wiktionary

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