Community is derived from the Old French communité resulting from the Latin communitas, a term for fellowship or structured society. The word is often used in reference to a group that is organized around common values and social cohesion within a shared physical locality; however in modern time it may refer to groups of people that are spread out over large area that exchange ideas through the internet, phone lines and other forms of communication.
The Pentacle is a symbol representing (among other things) the ideal human being in perfect balance with him/herself: the elements represented by the lower four points with the top point symbolizing Spirit keeping mater in balance.
The Pentacle of Brotherhood is a symbol that represents Community in its ideal form: open communication between its members, addressing the toughest issues with a clear mind and an open heart. Each of the portions of the Pentacle is comprised of clasping hands in friendship, reserving nothing that would inhibit health and well being. Maintaining such a balance between Perfect Love and Perfect Trust is the most difficult of efforts. It requires the members of the community to be honest with each other, true their own nature and respecting another position without compromising one’s own ethic. Perfect Love means being able to embrace each other for what they are without objectifying each other; Perfect Trust is earned over time, not simply given. A community that uses these ideals as their cornerstones would stand the test of time, transcending hardship, pain and suffering of life’s turmoil and demands on one’s mortality, to be able to put aside petty squabbles and differences.
I designed this amulet as a dedication to these ideals in hope that we can rise above the flesh that separates us and embrace each other for the Radiant Beings that we are.