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    Default Random symbology question

    Actually, I don't think this is technically symbology, but I can't think of the right term. Anyway, I'm basically just asking if anyone knows what/if this symbol means anything:

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v409/LilFairyBaby/Invisibles.jpg

    It came from an issue of Grant Morrison's comic The Invisibles. I thought it was cool, but I've wondered ever since then if it was something he, or the artist, made up, or if it is an actual symbol from some religion or something. So I thought I'd see if anyone here happened to know.

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    I've never seen it before.
    It looks a tad too complex to be a religious symbol- they tend to be simplistic.

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    Kind of reminds me of a symbol that Aleister Crowley and Thelema used & uses if you only look at the shapes at the end of the symbol(if that makes any sense, I have a hard time trying to explain it)

    heres a picture of it http://www.occultofpersonality.com/wp-content/uploads/unicursal_hexagram.svg

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    I don't know what that is/ means(if it means anything), but it looks cool. If you colorized it it would look awesome.

    In fact...

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    My theory is that ... well, it can stand for anything, depending upon the context in which it was used, or the mindset of the viewer and reader interpreting it! Symbols (both visually and literally), as I see it, are intended to have more than just one specific meaning, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mugiwara View Post
    Kind of reminds me of a symbol that Aleister Crowley and Thelema used & uses if you only look at the shapes at the end of the symbol(if that makes any sense, I have a hard time trying to explain it)

    heres a picture of it http://www.occultofpersonality.com/wp-content/uploads/unicursal_hexagram.svg
    Looking at Crowley's Wikipedia page, and then this one from there, I think you might be right. It certainly makes sense in terms of the story, and the character who saw that symbol. Thanks!

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    Many religions have an esoteric tradition - where one must be initiated into mysteries to understand hidden meanings of scripture, rites, or symbols. ("Esoteric" has other meanings when speaking of religion, but that's off-off topic.) Crowley is one example; Masonry is another. So I would say that seeing the Star of David in your symbol

    is valid. BTW here is the Bahai 9-pointed star symbol

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    Paul Smecker: Symbology? Now that Duffy has relinquished his "King Bonehead" crown, I see we have an heir to the throne! I'm sure the word you were looking for was "symbolism." What is the ssss-himbolism there?

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    Symbology versus symbolism

    Symbolism is the use of a symbol to send a message. For example, the simple symbolism of a cross is to represent Christianity. Symbology is the symbolism and how it is used in ritual ("ritual performance").

    The 2 terms aren't synonymous. The above is from a quicky looky @wiky.

    Also see http://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&cl...ition&ct=title

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    Its a symbol that goes on for ever, i think they are called fractals

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