“The pentagram expresses the dominion of the Spirit over the elements of Nature. We can command the elemental creatures that inhabit the regions of fire, air, water, and earth with this magical sign.

"Demons tremble and run away terrified in the presence of this terrible symbol.

"The pentagram with its superior ray aiming up forces the tenebrous ones to scatter.

"The pentagram with its superior ray aiming down serves in order to call upon the tenebrous ones.

"When the pentagram is placed on the floor of the threshold (entrance) of the room, with its superior ray aiming towards the interior and its two inferior rays aiming towards the outside of the room, it does not permit the entrance of black magicians.

"The pentagram is the flaming star.  The pentagram is the sign of the Word made flesh and according to the direction of its rays, it can represent God or the Devil, the Immolated Lamb or the male goat of Mendes.

"When the superior ray of the pentagram is aiming up towards the sky, it represents Christ.

"When the two inferior points of the pentagram are aiming up towards the sky, it represents Satan.

"The pentagram represents the human being in its entirety.

"The pentagram with its superior ray aiming upwards is the Master.

"The pentagram with its superior ray aiming down and its two inferior angles aiming up, is the fallen angel.  Thus, every fallen Bodhisattva is the inverted flaming star.  As a matter of fact, every initiate who allows himself to fall becomes an inverted flaming star.”

– Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony