WHAT ABOUT THE P.O.D. SYMBOL?
Used with permission by Terry Watkins
Many people have written asking about
the mysterious symbol P.O.D. displays on their albums, shirts and website.
SOME EXAMPLES OF THE P.O.D. SYMBOL
P.O.D. "Warriors" Album
Symbol in Top Right
From P.O.D.'s website
Symbol in middle of "O"
On P.O.D.'s website (www.thesouthtown.com) under the section "Frequently
Asked Questions", someone asks about the "trinity symbol"?
What does the trinity symbol mean?
The symbol is known as a 'triquetra' that is derived from ancient Celtic
knotwork & adopted by Christians around St. Patrick's time as a symbol of the
Trinity(Father, Son, & Holy Spirit). The interweaving lines represent One
being in Three seperate, but equal parts.
But there's one problem with representing the Trinity, or the Godhead with
symbols — it's CLEARY FORBIDDEN in the Bible!
Acts 17:29, clearly FORBIDS such symbology: ". . . we ought NOT to think that
the Godhead [the Trinity] is like unto gold, or silver, or stone,
GRAVEN BY ART [symbols, icons, etc.] and man's device."
That could NOT POSSIBLY be any clearer!
To represent the Trinity or God as a "symbol" or "image", etc. is strictly
forbidden. All throughout the Old Testament the use of graven images are
strictly forbidden! The very FIRST of the ten commandments forbids such
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any
thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is
in the water under the earth:
There are many other verses in both the Old and New Testament agains the use
of symbols, images, etc. to represent God or any false god.
Not surprising, since symbols are strictly forbidden by the Lord God, symbols
are highly esteemed in witchcraft and the occult.
Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience (p.594) says,
"Symbols are important to all esoteric teachings, for they contain secret
wisdom accessible only to the initiated."
(Harpers' Encyclopedia of Mystical & Paranormal Experience, p.594)
It's also worth
noting the symbol used by P.O.D. is also on the cover of the New King James
Conspiracy, a key New Age "handbook", bears a similar symbol. And New Agers
freely admit it represents three inter-woven "6"s or "666".
Constance Cumbey, author of The Hidden Dangers of the Rainbow and a notable
authority on the New Age Movement, says concerning the symbol:
"On the cover of the Aquarian Conspiracy is a Mobius, it is really used by
them as triple six (666). The emblem on the cover of the New King James Bible
[same symbol as P.O.D.'s] is
said to be an ancient symbol of the Trinity. The old symbol had gnostic
origins. It was more gnostic than Christian. I was rather alarmed when I
noticed the emblem..."
(The New Age Movement, Southwest Radio Church, 1982 p.11)
LEFT: The three
esoteric "6"'s separated.
Plainly displaying the interlocked "666".
Triqueta is used as the centerpiece for the logo for The Institute of
Transpersonal Psychology (ITP). The ITP is a new age school following the
Jungian Psychology [occultist Carl Jung]. One of their stated goals is ". . . to
reach the recognition of divinity within"(www.itp.edu/about/tp.html) (see
Genesis 3:5, "...ye shall be as gods...")
same symbol (with a circle as does P.O.D. also) is displayed by the rock group
Led Zeppelin. Members of Led Zeppelin are deeply involved in satanism and the
occult. Guitarist Jimmy Page, so consumed with satanism, actually purchased
satanist Aleister Crowley's mansion. Most believe the symbol is from the
teachings of Aleister Crowley and represents 666.
LEFT: The picture is "The Hierophant" taken from the Tarot card set
designed by satanist Aliester Crowley. The "Hierophant" is a priest in the
occult and Eleusinian. Notice the "three circles" at the top of the wand or rod
in the Hierphant's hand. Inside the the three intertwined circles is the "P.O.D.
To the right is the top of the wand enlarged. Notice the "P.O.D. symbol" (upside
down) inside the three circles.
of the most occult television shows ever aired is "Charmed". "Charmed" details
the spells and occultic practices of three witches. The "P.O.D. symbol" is the
show's primary symbol of witchcraft and is splattered throughout the series.
Notice the "P.O.D. symbol" displayed on "The Book of Shadows". The Book of
Shadows is commonly used in withcraft and satanism:
Book of Shadows: Also called a grimoire, this
journal kept either by individual witches or satanists or by a coven or group,
records the activities of the group and the incantations used. (Jerry
Johnston, The Edge of Evil: The Rise of Satanism on North America, p. 269)
THE P.O.D. SYMBOL & WITCHCRAFT?
The Craft: A Witch's Book of Shadows
The Witch's Book of Shadows or Grimoire is a book of spells, enchantments,
and rituals. Includes Rituals, Spells, and Wicca Ethics
The Craft Companion: A Witch's Journal
By Dorothy Morrison, a high priest of Witchcraft.
NOTE: We circled (in YELLOW and RED), and also enlarged to the side
The P.O.D. symbol.
Here's some examples of Satanic
and Pagan Jewelry which includes the P.O.D. symbol.
LEFT BOX: Notice the satanic pentagram ring in the top right corner.
The ring with the P.O.D. synbol is the fourth down on the left, we
highlighted it with a yellow circle.
BOTTOM BOX: Notice the very satanic Baphomet Goat.
We broke out and colored the P.O.D. symbol found in the other two satanic
pieces of jewelry.
The image on the left is from the rock group Deicide's album "Once Upon the
Cross". It is a triquetra (NOTICE: Also like Led Zeppelin, Charmed and P.O.D. it
is inclosed within a circle) with pentagrams and upside down crosses. The group
Deicide members are very serious Satanists. Lead Singer Glen Benton has an
upside down cross branded on his forehead. The inside cover of the album "Once
Upon the Cross" has the Lord Jesus Christ, sliced up the middle, with his
insides removed. The name Deicide means the death of God.
The book "Blood on the Doorposts" by former Satanists, Bill and Sharon
Schnoebelen, also documents the "trio of sixes (666)" in the "P.O.D. & NKJV
symbol" and goes so far as claim it is "symbolic of the anti-christ":
"A disguised interlocked trio of sixes, symbolic of the anti-christ. Also
symbolizes the triple goddess of Wicca (three interlocked vesica pisces
together). Commonly used in Catholic liturgical iconography, and has
recently found its way into the logo of the New King James Bible
[also P.O.D.'s symbol]." (Bill and Sharon
Schnoebelen, Blood on the Doorposts, p. 150)
Dr. Cathy Burns, probably the world's leading authority on occult symbols,
writes in her book, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, concerning the
"Marilyn Ferguson, a New Ager, used the symbol of the triquetra (another
name for the triskele) on her book The Aquarian Conspiracy. This is a
variation for the number 666. Other books and material have a similar
design printed on them, such as books from David Spangler, the person who
lauds Lucifer, and The Witch's Grimoire. As most people know, the number 666
is the number of the beast (see Revelation 13:18) and is evil, yet the
occultists and New Agers love this number and consider it to be sacred.
As stated earlier, many organizations, such as the World Future Society and
the Trilateral Commission, incorporate this symbol into their logo. I think
it is quite interesting to see that this same symbol appears on the cover of
the New King James Bible as well!
[as it also does on P.O.D.s albums, web site, shirts, etc.]"
(Dr. Cathy Burns, Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 242-243)
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