An important and enlightening article, by Angela Priitchard, published in Waking Times:
It’s true that many esoteric symbols have been hijacked for dark and manipulative purposes. One outcome of this is that many “truthers,” conspiracy theorists and others have concluded that these symbols are intrinsically dark.
Symbols such as the cross, swastika, all-seeing eye, pentagram and many others have many meanings and uses -both positive and negative. To simply categorize a symbol as negative (or even as positive) is misleading and simplistic.
David Icke, for example, who I think makes some very good points in some of his teachings, tends to go overboard at identifying “Illuminati” symbols such as the Goddess -which, it is often pointed out, is portrayed in The Statue of Liberty, the Starbucks logo and countless other places. Even the sun itself can be considered an Illuminati symbol, as many conspiracy sites are quick to point out.
A more intelligent way to see this is that symbols have a certain power. So it’s natural that anyone seeking power -for whatever purpose- would try to make use of them. To equate the symbol with the intentions of any particular group who uses them, however, is a serious mistake. It would be akin to reading a book full of hatred and propaganda and concluding “books and words are the tools of the dark forces. We must never use words!”
The major drawback to this approach is that it means relinquishing all of these symbols and allowing them to be used for dark and manipulative purposes. Wouldn’t it be better to reclaim them and use them for our own positive and liberating purposes?