The four outer crosses denote the four parts of the world and the crosses in each denote the spiritual hierarchy with the singular cross uniting them all under the singular principal spirit. It is engraved into slate, a particular chthonic substance to denote and emphasize the terrestrial importance of working many forms of magic. This item makes for an excellent altar tile or to have on places of spiritual importance. Burn a candle or make offerings upon it.
This cross is central to early solomonic magic. Known commonly as the Cross of Jerusalem, or five-fold cross, it is also noted to symbolize the four parts of the world. Agrippa notes in his Three Books of Occult Philosophy, “The Pythagorians call the Number of four Tetractis, and prefer it before all the vertues of Numbers, because it is the foundation, and root of all other numbers; whence also all foundations, as well in artificiall things, as naturall, and divine, are four square, as we shall shew afterwards: and it signifies solidity, which also is demonstrated by a four square figure. “
4″ x 4″ x 1/8″ slate
comes with optional rubber feet.