The five-pointed star, or pentagram is one of the most potent, powerful, and persistent symbols in human history. It has been important to almost every ancient culture, from the Mayans of Latin America, to India, China, Greece, and Egypt. Currently, the most common religious uses of the pentagram are by Wiccan and Neopagan groups. In most Wiccan and Neopagan traditions, its symbolic meaning is derived from Ceremonial magick and nineteenth century occultism- the four elements ruled by the spirit- although as these theologies mature, they have added to its meaning. In many of these traditions, it can also symbolize the unity of mankind with the earth or with the realm of the spirit, the human body, and more.
The intrinsic properties of the various forms of obsidian include the reflection of ones flaws and the promotion of a clear picture of the changes which are necessary to eliminate the flaws. The energies of obsidian promote very blunt answers, focusing ones inner vision and showing us the required course of action. Obsidian is an excellent grounding stone and provides for a connection from the base of the spine to the Earth. It is an excellent protective stone, protecting one from physical and emotional harm. It provides a shield against negativity, transforming negative vibrations within an environment. It is very useful as a healing stone, providing both the healer and the subject with clarity regarding the cause and the possible treatments. Black Obsidian is also used for gazing. This obsidian is also used in shamanic ceremonies to aid in the removal of the disorder from the body. Black obsidian induces creativity in all endeavors.
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