Sunday, January 28, 2007

Republic of Er Rif, Morocco

I found on Flags of the world website an entry about the red flag of the Republic of Er Rif (Morocco, 1920-1926) which showed a hexagram and a crescent. The flag was created after Abd-el Krim (1882-1963) defeated the Spanish army and founded on 19 September 1921 the Republic of Rif.

Roncesvalles, Navarre, northern Spain

On 03 Feb 2006 Valerie Brewster Willis asked Nexus Network Journal readers about an enigmatic twelfth century hexagram in Roncevalles, Navarre,  a relief carved on one of the stones in the wall of the Augustinian abbey. 

As Above So Below

Steven Sora speaks about the six-pointed star in his book The Lost Colony of the Templars: Verrazano's Secret Mission to America. In chapter 7: The Secret Mission of Verrazano he says: 
The family crest of Verrazano was one such symbol. It began as the same six-pointed star that could be found in the windows of churches in Southern France. It evolved into an eight-pointed star after his journey to the New Arcadia.
The six-pointed star was not to become the Star of David until the seventeenth century. Long before that, it had a much different connotation. The triangle pointing up overlaid on a triangle pointing down represented what would become a Masonic creed: As Above, So Below. It is depicted on Masonic aprons as the square and the compass, the “A” without the bar, over the “V.” In Christian symbols it was the Ave Maria, the words Gabriel used to announce to the Blessed Virgin she was with the Child of God. The number six itself had been a masculine symbol for the sun just as the number five and the pentagram had been a female symbol for the moon.
Five in becoming six creates time and space. Our measurements used in dividing time have been based on six from the beginning of time. The ancient symbol for volume is the six-sided cube. Six was the event in which harmony exists as male and female principal come together. It was an understanding once present in Christianity, later repressed in Roman Christianity as the female was pushed out of the equation.

Growing Star of David

Usually the Magen David is a graphic 2 dimensional symbol. In this blog I already showed a few 3D items, but they were not GROWING...
Picture is courtesy of "tonidelong" who published it on Flickr under the title "Magen David in the garden of the old synagogue in Caceres".
Caceres is in Spain - I checked it out.