Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

Think and Grow Rich – Napoleon Hill

“The starting point of all achievement is DESIRE. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desire brings weak results, just as a small fire makes a small amount of heat.”
― Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich: The Landmark Bestseller–Now Revised and Updated for the 21st Century



Everyone is familiar with the Pentagram, the basic five point interconnected star usually within a circle or alone, as a symbol of the occult. The word occult in general means hidden knowledge, or hidden wisdom, and pertains to the wisdom of the ages handed down by word of mouth. It was almost never written as many believed that by giving physical presence to spiritual and magickal concepts it would tarnish the teaching. The Druids, for instance, believed that by teaching someone through experience and generational wisdom magick and energy work could be preserved and relatively untainted by humanity. Many cultures used the same principles to teach magick and the occult, but did not use words only images. Ancient Egyptians, Mayans, and Aztec used a similar form of language made of complex imagery and definition. These symbols were crafted not only as means of magickal and ritual work, but also as a means of teaching and visual and meditative aids.

The septagon is simply put a 7 pointed interconnected star usually seen without a circle. This symbol is a symbol of the number 7, is ruled by Jupiter, and may be associated with both the Faerie path of Wicca, Blue path of Wicca, and the Otherkin subculture. It is occasionally linked with Kabbalistic teachings and also with High Magick as a Seal of Jupiter ( contributed to the Greater and Lesser Keys of Solomon as the Sigilum Dei Aemeth). This particular seal is used to conjure and control and dismiss spirits. It is a particularly powerful tool in the practice of necromancy, protection, and exorcism but may be used for other things as well. Basicly anything you could attribute to a spirit could be controlled through this seal. For the most part, this has been used to conjure spirits for specific purposes and once their mission is complete it ensures their proper dismissal, however as an alchemical symbol and a symbol of life giving energies it could be used to bring thoughtforms into being, manifest guardian spirits, or access material wealth and healing. For this reason, some practicing herbcrafte or healing use this as a symbol of life giving properties of both heaven and earth.

The number seven has immense spiritual significance. Its said that there are 7 levels of heaven, 7 levels of angelic hosts, in some cultures 7 levels of the universe, 7 chakras (well, 7 main chakras but that’s another article altogether), and 7 is the number of perfection. It represents a balanced universe and balance between heaven and earth. The attributes of this number is continual but all in all it represents perfection. This is one of the two symbols used to show the enneagram, a personality system that relates human and animal behavior to show where dysfunction is most likely to occur and why given set personality traits. In this particular use, the star is considered a gateway to the higher self and serves as a meeting point where the higher self and the lower self may merge for elevated consciousness. For most though, this symbol serves more as a gateway between the worlds where beings of higher level existence commune with humanity.

As a tool for this communion, it serves to align the seven points of existence, or the seven directions : North, South, East, West, Within, Above, and Below. It aligns the numerical number of heaven 3 with the numerical number of earth 4. This symbol is particularly aligned with the Pleadian and Pleadian Sisters as an area of astronomical significance. For many seeking communion with the Fae realms, and especially for Otherkin, this serves as a gateway to draw them into this realm of existence. Many Starseed groups also use this as a symbol to show their allegiance to the Pleadians. Elementally the seven points represent the elements of Moon, Sea, Magick, Spirit, Forest, Wind, and Sun and it is from these elements that the Fae connect to the physical realm. This elemental system is commonly used within related groups, whereas in some it is limited to five elements rather than seven.

Initially this was a tool for angelic communication and ritual work. It was intended to be used by higher beings to communicate and glean wisdom from beings even higher up on the vibrational scale. Within High Magick the elemental assignments and planetary associations are vastly different and very often much more technical than the aforementioned system. It is very specific with each point representing not only a planetary alignment, but also a harmonic and angelic alignment. Each point is represented by a specific color and is used to connect with harmonic of planetary energies and planetary rulers, angelic hosts. For the most part the element of Spirit is completely excluded from ritual work, but represented singularly as the All. On a higher level of magickal work, the septagram removes the barrier between the worlds and allows complete communion between higher level and earthly beings.