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We are all more than aware of this symbol now that we have been introduced to The Men of Letters:

bunker key box

The unicursal hexagram is a six-pointed star that can be drawn in one continuous movement (This is significant when forming figures in ritual magick, where a continuous line is preferred to an interrupted movement). Its points are not equidistant, and the lines are not of equal length (unlike a more standard hexagram). It can, however, fit inside a circle with all six points touching the circle. (x)

men of letters circle

Like the pentagram, the lines are used to evoke or banish planetary, elemental, etc. forces depending on which way the lines are drawn:
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See THIS LINK for a much more in-depth look and explanation of these movements. The article shows not only the elements but each planetary force drawn to invoke and to banish.

Before the MoL, we did see the symbol in the barn during Lazarus Rising:
unicursal hexagram

and on Mary's charm bracelet:
unicursal hexagram charm

This is also the main symbols for Thelema, a religion based on a philosophical law developed by Aleister Crowley. I would like to do some separate reading on that and a separate posting to see if anything connects with Supernatural or specifically, The Men of Letters.

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fanspired
Apr. 28th, 2014 08:03 am (UTC)
Strikes me it has aspects in common with the planetary seal of Saturn that John used to summon Azazel.
mantriddrone
Apr. 28th, 2014 06:39 pm (UTC)
i rewatched all 8 series recently (whilst i was studying for an exam) and i noticed the symbol. upon research, the only information i gathered related to Aleister Crowley's little cult

http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1367
labot
Jun. 3rd, 2014 05:31 pm (UTC)
Wow, your blog is just fabulous! So interesting to read! Thank you for this :)

I am super curious if you've seen anything about this one:
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa155/Raloria06/Fanart/SPN%20Symbols%20Spells%20and%20Sigils/7x21Reading04x2_zps38c9cfaa.jpg
agent_jl36
Jun. 4th, 2014 08:09 pm (UTC)
This may be a symbol made up by the graphics department. I had a chance to talk with a member of that department and she said that if they don't use a "real" symbol, then they create one with intent and purpose. I'm going to see if I can find the smaller, outer symbols first. Perhaps alchemy?

Thank you so much for the link and inquiry!
Voron Erich Langsdorf Xarya
Mar. 21st, 2017 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thelemic Star / Unicursal Hexagram
Aleister Crowley's (rhymes with "holy", not to be confused with our favorite Lord of the Crossroads!) "little cult" is over 100 years old and spans the globe. To me, it seems obvious that the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) was clear inspiration for the Men of Letters. The real organization is very scholarly, "The aim of Religion, the method of Science" was the motto of the official publication: The Equinox. Ceremonial Magick is a key element of the OTO, and I see the Men of Letters as being essentially what the OTO wishes it were, (sans season 12 British MoL douchebaggery.)
voronx
Mar. 21st, 2017 05:02 pm (UTC)
Thelemic Star / Unicursal Hexagram
Aleister Crowley's (rhymes with "holy", not to be confused with our favorite Lord of the Crossroads!) "little cult" is over 100 years old and spans the globe. To me, it seems obvious that the Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO) was clear inspiration for the Men of Letters. The real organization is very scholarly: "The aim of Religion, the method of Science" was the motto of the official publication, The Equinox. Ceremonial Magick is a key element of the OTO, and I see the Men of Letters as being essentially what the OTO wishes it were, (sans season 12 British MoL douchebaggery), if magick were much more effective in real life.
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