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There's a great mass of conflicting information regarding the history of the hexagram. Gershem Shcholem informs us that the symbol is virtually bereft of symbolical significance in Judaism:
"The hexagram is not a Jewish symbol, much less 'the symbol of Judaism.' None of the marks of a true symbol nor its manner of origin, described above, apply to it. It expresses no 'idea,' awakens no primeval associations which have become entwined with the roots of our experiences, and it does not spontaenously comprise any spirital reality. It calls to mind nothing of biblical or rabbinical Judaism; it arouses no hopes. Insofar as it had any connection at all with the emotional world of a pious Jew it was on the level of fears which might be overcome by magic." (p. 259, The Messianic Idea In Judaism", Gershom Scholem)
In contrast, according to Dr. John Dee, the famous mathematician, Qabalist, diplomat, spy, necromancer, and court astrologist of Queen Elizabeth I, who founded Enochian magic, the hexagram is suffused with significance as a symbolical synthesis of the entire occult worldview. At the end of his book, "Monad Hieroglyphic", he adds this quote:
Mahatma Letters", page 345: "The double Triangle viewed by the Jewish Kabbalists as Solomon's Seal is...the Sri-Antana of the Archaic Aryan Temple, the Mystery of Mysteries, a geometrical synthesis of the whole occult doctrine. The two interlaced triangles are the Buddham-Gums of Creation. They contain the 'squaring of the circle,' the 'Philosopher's Stone,' the great problem of Life and Death and--the Mystery of Evil. The Chela who can explain this sign from every one of tis aspects is virtually an adept." -- quoted from John Dee's "Heirolyphic Monad", WEISER BOOKS, ISBN 1-57863-203-X
We agree with Gershom that the hexagram is not a Jewish symbol, neither in its origin, nor inherently, nor Scripturally, although it was foisted upon the Jews as a symbol of Jewish identity and does have profound meaning as used in Kabbalist or Solomonic magic. We agree with Dr. John Dee on this, however: the hexagram, as a symbol used by occultists, including Cabalists, is the geometrical quintessense of the occult paradigm, symbolizing the theosophy and theophany, the genesis and eschatology, the raison detre and modus operandi of the entire occult praxis. What's more, the symbol's meaning, we'd argue, remained more or less constant throughout history, even though, certainly, it was often used as a strictly decorative design, in which case it bore no philosophical or occult meaning to those who used it. Scholem's claim that it has no special significance in Judaism may be somewhat misleading insofar as it may have a secret and esoteric meaning as used by Kabbalists and insofar as Kabbalah is "the inner working of Judaism", a claim made by some Kabbalists.

John Daniel, a Protestant Christian and Masonologist, claims that the symbol did have profound Biblical meaning, though the import is unflattering to modern-day Talmudic Kabbalistic Judaism: "Originally the interlaced triangle was a decorative motif or magical emplem symbolic of the Hindu star-god. Later it migrated to Assyria and there was adopted by the ten northern tribes of Israel before they were taken into captivity in 721 BC23. (see II Kings 17:1-23) This is confirmed by the prophet Amos, who God had sent to the ten tribes to warn them of impending bondage if they refused to not repent of their idolatry with Assyrian gods. Amos, speaking for God, warns Israel in Amos 5:26-27:

But ye have borne the tabernacle of...Chiun...the star of your god, which ye made to yourselves. Therefore, will I cause you to go into captivity beyond Damascus, saith the Lord, whose name is the God of hosts.

Chiun is the planet Saturn, the star-god, symbollized by the two interlaced triangles, or six pointed star called hexagram.24 The hexagram is also known as the Lucifer Star (P.B.S1.F6726 Idolotrous Israel had 'bourne' or carried 'the star...god' by wearing the hexagram as an amulet. It was also carved in the door frames of every Iraelite house, ostensibly to ward off the 'fire god.' Since that time the six-pointed star has also been a Jewish symbol found in synagogues from the very beginning of the diaspora (see chap. 7 pp. 185-186). This was 1,700 years before the Priory of Sion appropirated it in the first millinium A.D. 26 After that it appeared on the heraldic flag of the Jews in Prague in 1527, a full two centuries before Gentile Freemasonry adopted it from the Jewish Cabala. Therefore it would be natural for the Alliance in 1860 and the Zionists in 1897 to select it as their herald." (Scarlet and the Beast, Vol. III, page 447-48) In the Book of Acts, the firt Christian martyr, Stephen, who was stoned to death by the Pharisees, refered to what is maybe the same idolotrous image, Remphan, just prior to his murder: Eliphas Levi, who had been given the priviledge to study and translate rare occult texts that had been heisted from the Vatican by Napoleon Bonaparte, had this to say:

"From this star, reversed and falling, the king of demons, Lucifer, was created. Remphan or the flaming star in reverse which was later made into the head of an ass." Eliphas Levi, "Mysteries of the Qabalah", p. 59, WEISER BOOKS.

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