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from the legends-of-the-fall dept.
Like many Thelemites, my primary acquaintance with the averse (or inverted) pentagram is through the practice of Liber V vel Reguli. That experience gives me the impression that, in contrast to the aright pentagram that signifies the rulership of the spirit over the world of the elements, the averse pentagram is a sign of the spirit concealed or gestating within the elements.
But it has many other dimensions, of course. Satanists, of the LaVey variety among others, characterize it as the shape of the goat of Mendes. Christians, metalheads, and Hollywood have adopted it as the signature of the utmost evil.
Other than that, I'd be interested to hear of others' experiences with the symbol, and how they use it in their magical work, if at all.
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