The unicursal hexagram is a hexagram or six-pointed star that can be traced or drawn unicursally, in one continuous line, rather than by two overlaid triangles. Our carving is an interlaced form with the lines of the hexagram passing over and under one another to form a knot.
The symbol was devised by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, and later adapted by Aleister Crowley as a device of personal significance. It is often worn by Thelemites (Thelemic Order of the Golden Dawn) as a sign of religious identification and recognition.The unicursal hexagram was created for the purpose of drawing the figure in one continuous movement, as the other magical polygons are created- the pentagram is one example. This is significant in ritual magick when invoking and banishing hexagrams must be made. Crowley’s adaptation of the unicursal hexagram placed a five petaled rose, symbolizing a pentacle (and the divine feminine), in the center; the symbol as a whole making eleven (five petals of the rose plus six points of the hexagram), the number of divine union.
The Unicursal Hexagram has made many appearances in popular culture:
In the TV show Supernatural, it is known as the Aquarian Star. This symbol is used to signify membership of the “Men of Letters” and represents great power and The Gates of Atlantis.
It has appeared in various Manga (Yu-Gi-Oh!), and Anime (Rental Magica)and Video games (Heroes of Might and Magic V).
Commonly used by the UK rock band “Bring Me the Horizon”: since their release of the album Sempiternal in 2013.
Used by the Polish extreme metal band “Behemoth” as part of stage props for live performances.
The American electropunk band “Mindless Self Indulgence”, used a variation of the unicursal hexagram on the cover of their fifth studio album.
It has become the symbol in the Antivist movement. According to the Urban Dictionary an Activist is a person who's so done with society, who stands for what is right despite of what other people may think.
THE CARVING: Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each piece is finished with a blend of clear oils that brings out the natural color of the wood. For more information on the process of creation, please see my profile.
SIZE: One picture has the piece on a quilting board, lined up on the 1 inch marks. The quilting board, at its simplest, is a board that has 1 inch marks going up the sides and across the top and bottom. There are lines connecting top and bottom, left to right. So it is a one inch grid. (Took me a bit to get to that right word...grid...as Coop says, "I'm not senile, I just have an old processor and sometimes it takes awhile to find the information, but it will come!") So with the piece on the board, you look at the top and follow the line to the left and look at the right side at the widest point and follow the line to the bottom and you have height by width...but wait! It's not that easy! The way this board I have is laid out, if I lined it up on the zero points it would cover up the numbers and on some pieces you wouldn't be able to see them...so, I line it up on the 1 inch marks which means when you get the numbers, you have to subtract 1 inch... TA DA! Measurements may vary slightly from piece to piece.