Despite the fact our would-be masters love to use the symbolism below in a ‘negative way,’ it is not their symbolism. The dark Occultists whom use these symbols take what is already there, and twist it to suit their ends. These symbols are as old as modern civilization itself; and most likely date back to Atlantan times.
There is a tendency to throw the baby out with the bathwater when we see this type of symbolism, and this is usually because we don’t fully understand how these symbols are used archetypally to expand consciousness. Symbols, and life in general, are inherently neutral, and we empower things with meaning subjectively; by assigning beliefs and meanings to things in our experience. There is an objective component of-course (the geometry of the symbol itself), and it is this portion, the archetype, which can be understood intrinsically. The Mystery Schools of our deep past have used these archetypes to initiate the willing into higher consciousness. And they still have that power today.
The following, to me, reflects a usage of the symbolism in attempts to charge their meanings in OUR consciousness with the intents of the Dark Occultists.
A Talisman is a physical object which is charged with power from within, based of the intent and meaning assigned to it. Money, for example is one of the most widely used Talismans on earth. It has no mechanical property or creative action in and of itself, but because believe it has value, and others do as well, we can use it to effect great change in our reality.
If you assume the surface meaning then you charge it as a talisman with the meaning presented; even if you dismiss it or try to reject their meanings. But if you go within, do the research, and understand the archetypal aspect of the symbol, then you transmute the meaning and now it acts as a instrument to expand consciousness instead of limit it.