Unicursal Hexagram

Linda Ursin

Soknedal, Norway

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For my second symbol painting, I chose to create a Unicursal Hexagram, since I have a friend who has a relationship with that symbol.

The unicursal hexagram is a six-pointed star which can be drawn in one continuous movement. The points aren’t equidistant, and the lines aren’t the same length (unlike a regular hexagram). You can, however, fit this hexagram inside a circle with all six points touching the circle.

The origin of this particular hexagram is the group called Golden Dawn, or the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, an esoteric order in Great Britain. An adaptation created by Aleister Crowley is used as a religious symbol by Thelemites. He modified it by placing a 5-petaled rose in the center, symbolizing the pentagram.

The unicursal hexagram represents macrocosmic forces (sun, moon, and planets), a union of two opposites, and the union of two halves. That it can be drawing in one motion is important in ritual magic. It can be used to evoke or banish, as well as a symbol of power, love, a high level of confidence, and achieving your highest goals.

According to medieval philosophy and numerology, the number six roughly represented the realm of Heaven.

I used a wet on wet technique, and then used a splatter technique to add texture.

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