Pentacle of Protection
The Pentacle is one of the oldest and most potent of all talismans. It has been seen in many ancient Cultures: Sumerian, Egyptian, Kabbalist, Celts, Gypsies, Christian, Etc. The Pentacle has had many names—Pentacle of the Virgin, The Star of Knowledge, Pentalpha, the Pentacle of the Knights Templars, The Seal of Solomon. In Medieval times it was known as The Wizard’s Star, The Goblin’s Cross, The Druid’s Foot, or The Witch’s Foot.
The Pentacle has symbolized many things—the spirit ruling over the world of matter, the five points of the star represents the five senses, the five stages of life, and the five states of consciousness. The Pentacle is said to bring a vital life force and good health as well as protection against evil spirits.