Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: Triangles, Pyramids and the Sun

Psychiatrist Carl Jung once said about symbols that their purpose was to “give a meaning to the life of man.” Catapulted into the mainstream by Jay-Z’s infamous Roc-diamond (which only looks like a triangle, although he has said that it’s a four sided diamond for the ‘Rock’ in Roc-A-Fella records), the symbolism of the triangle and pyramid are key players in the realm of conspiracy theories and Illuminati symbolism. You can find these symbols in most any big-industry; music, film, corporate logos, etc. But why do we see these symbols so often? What do they truly mean?


The symbol of the triangle is commonly held to have a much deeper and esoteric meaning than the basic geometric shape we common-folk see. The symbolism, or meaning, of the triangle is usually viewed as one of spiritual importance. The Christian faith views the three sides of the triangle as the Holy Trinity; God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Ancient Egyptians believed the right sided triangle represented their form of the Trinity with the hypotenuse being the child god Horus, the upright side being the sacred feminine goddess Isis, and the base is the male Osiris. This concept was kept in a sort of ‘chain of custody’ when the Greek mathematician Pythagoras learned much from the ancient Egyptians and then applied it to geometry. He even went as far as to set up one of the first schools of mystery with a religious sect that practiced his philosophy, mathematics, and conferring of esoteric principles. In theory, the secret societies, cults, occultists, and other nefarious groups, collectively known as the Illuminati, maintain all of this knowledge and use it in a much different manner.

To understand why all of this matters, you must learn about the belief system of the occult. A researcher named Marty Leeds wrote books on mathematics and the universal language that nature uses to communicate to us. He believes that various languages are sacred and have a basis in ancient symbols through mathematics. I find his argument compelling, and I’ve tried to incorporate some its logic into this post, as I find it important to argument.

The three sides of a triangle represent the number 3, and this concept is used in gematria, the ancient Babylonian/Hebrew numerology practice that assigns numbers to words or letters (and also other mystical schools of thought). The number 3 is representative of the spirit realm (or the Heavens), while in contrast, the number 4 represents the physical realm (the material, three-dimensional world we can relate to). The number 3 is a number of the divine, showing the union of male and female that create a third being. It’s the number of manifestation; to make something happen.

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Another analogy to consider is that the upright triangle points towards the Heavens, while the inverted points to the Earth (or Hell if you want to get all ‘fire and brimstone’ with it).

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As an example for the use of 3 and 4 in symbolism, we can take a look at the infamous Square and Compass of Freemasonry (again, I’m using material from Marty Leeds; check him out). A triangle is Freemasonry symbolism for a representation of the higher power; the ‘G’ in Grand Creator (there are several supposed words that this ‘G’ represents, including “Geometry”). The trowel used in Freemasonry symbolism is also triangular, while the 32nd degree initiates are symbolized with the triangle. The symbols can be explained as the duality of our purpose in life. The compass represents the spirit realm, or our soul, and this is purposefully drawn above the square to show its importance.

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The number 3 and the number 4 can be coupled to form the number 7, which is a mystical number representing man’s connection to the divine (why do you think 7 is so lucky, slick?). This is why the letter ‘G’ is the 7th letter of the alphabet and is displayed in the Freemason compass/square symbol. The number 7 is also seen in many forms we know as the days of the week, deadly sins, levels of hell, colors in the rainbow, days to create the world, Hindu chakras, Buddhist steps, and music notes (to name a few). Officially, the compass/square symbol in Freemasonry emphasizes trust and loyalty, while also symbolizing the sun because the compass provides the light for self-realization. From the book The Freemasons by Jeremy Harwood:

“The Compasses are Freemasonry’s most prominent symbol of truth and loyalty. It is believed that while the Volume of Sacred Law sheds light on a Mason’s duty to the Supreme Being and the Square illustrates the duty he owes to his fellow Masons and to society, so the Compasses provide the extra light necessary to understand the duties he owes himself- to circumscribe passions and keep desires within bounds.

The upright triangle represents solar power, or in the Hellenic tradition, the element of fire. The ancient deities that were affiliated with the sun were done so in order to convey the symbolism of strength and power (e.g. the Egyptian gods Horus and Ra, or the goddess Isis). The association of power and the sun eventually finds its way into a symbol for male power. This is appropriate since patriarchal-dominated societies are known for wars, primal urges, aggression and instantaneous flare ups. The lunar association with the goddess is tied into the inverted triangle; but we’ll get into that later.



When researching Witchcraft (‘the craft of the wise’) you can see that the upright triangle is a symbol for the 2nd Degree initiate, in the process of a Witchcraft salute that follows the path of one breast to the other, and then the mouth and back down to the first breast. Conversely, the 1st degree initiate gets a salute of an inverted triangle with breast-breast-genitalia. The principle behind making and closing a triangle with a salute is because of the worship of the feminine triple goddess through a non-Christian version of the trinity. This is believed to follow the Egyptian trinity of Isis-Osiris-Horus, and the Greek Artemis-Selene-Hecate trinities. This concept is explained further in Occult &Illuminati holiday traditions:

It’s important to understand that the connections are made and they allow this circular repetition of holidays to observe a ritual pattern. This ritual pattern is all revolved around astrology and Paganism. The Semiramis (or any goddess who represents Semiramis) is believed to go through the same cycles of life over and over. She is believed to be three different forms, referred to as the “Triple Goddess.” These three forms are: fertility goddess, aka the Maiden; the Earth Mother, aka the Mother; and the old lady, aka the Crone. These forms are believed to be based on the phases of the moon, which is why we get concepts such as the “moon” goddess.

Triple Goddess statue

Since the triangle ties into the number 3 and solar worship, we can see in alchemical and hermetic mystery schools that the sun is symbolized with the dot inside of the circle. You’ve seen this in corporate logos:

Target Logo

The circle with the dot in the center also represents the serpent swallowing its tail; symbolism from the Babylonian times for the sun god Ra:

Serpent Eating Tail

It also corresponds to masculine characteristics such as sulfur (sulfur being equated to fire, or the sun) and the divine spark of man. Recently on a post I made about the Occult & Illuminati symbolism of Dave Navarro I showed that he has this tattooed on his neck:

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But it’s also the Church of Satan logo, the Leviathan cross:

Anton Lavey Church of Satan

One of the reasons we see the sun and solar worship so often is because some of the ancient mystery schools worshiped by the Illuminati believe they are rooted through the Atlanteans and the myth of Atlantis. The people of Atlantis were sun worshipers and had a solar deity who personified youth and had long golden hair to represent the rays of the sun. This sun god would be killed in order to show the evil that exists in the world, but then resurrected to show man’s power over physical limitations. Manly P. Hall described it as

symbolized those cultures by means which man is to overcome his lower nature, master his appetites, and give expression to the higher side of himself. The Mysteries were organized for the purpose of assisting the struggling human creature to reawaken the spiritual powers…” -Manly P. Hall The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Sticking with the sun symbolism for a bit more, the Black Sun or Dark Sun is also occult in nature.

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The Black Sun is considered to be the first stage of the ‘The Great Work’ or the ‘Magnum Opus’ which is basically a term for the alchemical process of creating the philosopher’s stone. This philosopher’s stone theory is the idea that you can make something out of nothing; or turning lead into gold, as Isaac Newton pursued (which helped him derive calculus, the theory of gravity and laws on light). Ironically, Newton was opposed to the mechanical view of the natural world, even though his Newtonian physics seems to mechanize functions like planetary motion, which he made a point to mention that only God could’ve set the planets in motion. In a way Newton was one of the O.G. conspiracy theorists, as he was obsessed with finding links between Biblical prophecies with actual events, and also predicting the Apocalypse wouldn’t end before 2060 based on the Book of Daniel.

“It may end later, but I see no reason for its ending sooner. This I mention not to assert when the time of the end shall be, but to put a stop to the rash conjectures of fanciful men who are frequently predicting the time of the end, and by doing so bring the sacred prophesies into discredit as often as their predictions fail.” –Isaac Newton

RedIce article on Newton being a scientist and a sorcerer:

Then there was Newton’s biblical prophesy. In almost the same years that he was working on the Principia, he also wrote a treatise on Revelation in which he talked about souls burning in lakes of fire. With talk like that, he could have been the lyricist for Iron Maiden. (He had the hair too.)

Tempting as it is to dismiss all of this as somehow removed from Newton’s science, his belief in spirits and what the alchemists called active principles almost certainly allowed him to conceive gravity in the mathematical form that we still use today.

In Newton’s time, the natural philosophers had turned their backs on astrology and with it, the idea that influences could simply leap across empty space. Instead impulses had to be transmitted through things touching one another. So, if there was a force coming from the Sun that moved the planets, then it had to do so through a medium.


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The occultists of the time were the alchemists, and the philosopher’s stone was an attempt to achieve immortality; (or as I argue in my book, the push towards Transhumanism, reaching enlightenment and a new stage of evolution). We can see pop culture references to the first stage towards this immortality through its use of the Black Sun symbolism, with songs such as Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun with lyrics about immortality:

In my shoes,
A walking sleep,
And my youth
I pray to keep.
Heaven send Hell away,
No one
Sings like you anymore.

Black hole sun,

Won’t you come
And wash away the rain?
Black hole sun,
Won’t you come?
Won’t you come?

The Nazis also used this Black Sun symbol in the Wewelsburg Castle to channel Aryan race of Atlantis, not to be confused with the more familiar swastika symbol which is also symbolism for the sun. The swastika is basically a spinning cross with light streamers at the ends. If it’s spinning clockwise, then it’s a symbol of male power, and if counter clockwise; female power. Hitler used the swastika in the counter clockwise fashion, which is supposed to unwind the spirit, and he thought he was doing that through his Nazi/Aryan movement:

Nazi Swastika flag occult symbolism

I have a post about the documentary of the Nazi Temple of Doom that features the Wewelsburg Castle and its occult symbolism as well.


The quest for immortality and youth is all around us, with entire industries devoted to makeup and plastic surgery. The entertainment industry helps push the desire for these things in a coordinated effort of music, film, and television imagery of sex and obsession with the youth. These things were told to us by Aleister Crowley who claimed to be introducing us to the new age of man in the early 1900’s. Crowley dubbed this the “Aeon of Horus” and this new period of time for the world would revolve around child-god worship and worshipping the youth. I went into detail on Crowley in my post about his Illuminati magick trance on the entertainment industry:

A few weeks later he was contacted by his Holy Guardian Angel named Aiwass (“Aiwass means “Lucifer” in Gnostic terms) while in Egypt, who dictated to him the document that would later form the Thelema religion, The Book of the Law. This book is where Crowley discusses the “Aeon of Horus,” a time in which the people will ”Do what thou wilt” (reinforcing the concept of freedom).

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What I find most interesting about all of this, is that the Aeon of Horus that Crowley prophesied about is coming through in the entertainment industry through their use of the symbolism of the one eye and also the rising popularity of younger aged stars which supports the worship of children as gods found in the Aeon of Horus. Acts such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Willow Smith are all common household names, and this isn’t without reason. The entertainment industry is riddled with occult worshippers and Crowley followers embedded in groups such as Freemasonry, OTO, Thelema, A.:A.:, etc. and the evidence is all around us.

Getting back to the triangle symbolism, we also see concepts of the inverted triangle. Satanic images are often just inversions of the ‘regular’ symbols (like an inverted cross), but here we see that an inverted triangle is a symbol for female goddess moon power. In the Hellenic tradition it is the element of water, which is related to the sexuality of the female, which is more fluid than a male, and needs “warmed up” before reaching boil. As opposed to the male sexual energy which is more solar in nature because it can be ignited quickly. The inverted triangle represents the womb, or even the crotch region of a nude female, while the male/upright triangle represents the erected phallus. From article about the Kabbalah and similar discussions:

Obviously, when man Δ and woman Δ unite, the result is the same symbol: ✡. This is why all the religions have chastity as the first requirement to enter the Daleth.  To really enter religion and become a serious practitioner, a person always takes vows.  In every religion, the traditional vow includes to not spill the sexual energy.  In Buddhism even lay practitioners take this vow “I vow to cease sexual misconduct”.  If you have been initiated into Kalachakra Tantra, then you take the vow “I will never emit the Jasmine flower drops”, which is the Thig-le, the sexual energy.  Interestingly, in the Tibetan language, the word for door (sgo, which looks like a daleth) is also the first letter for egg and for testicle.

Gnostic Triangles

The number three is the number of fertile sexual union; one and two, male and female, joined together to form a third. This is pointed out in the book Symbols and Their Hidden Meanings by T.A. Kenner:

By extension to the concept of fertility and birth, three is also the number of manifestation, of making something happen. It indicates creative power, moving energy, resolving the conflict of duality, growing and developing. Wishes, petty misfortunes, witches and many more things are all said to come in threes.

The triangles can be placed in opposite directions to symbolize the union of male and female, which is also the union of spiritual/physical in the esoteric traditions. This is a Hermetic principle translated ‘As above, so below’ that shows that decisions made in one realm will effect another. Many New Agers are also familiar with this concept, with positive thinking and projections of positive thought being placed into the universe; only to come back in a positive way to the person (e.g. Karma).

Seal of Solomon

The hexagram combines the two unionized triangles with the Star of David and Seal of Solomon (which used it as a magical sigil for the control supernatural creatures). When talking about magic, the occultists believe a single triangle can be used as a method for summoning spirits. They’ll stand inside of a circle while a spirit is conjured into a triangle during rituals to allow the demons to channel through from the underworld and appear within the triangle. Here you can see a magic ritual layout that shows most of what we’ve learned about already with the snake eating its tail, pentagrams, the Seal of Solomon, triangle for the spirit to be summoned, etc:

Magic Circle Triangle Seal of Solomon

The hexagram also displays the unity and balance of all things with the upright triangle being the elements of Air and Fire, while the downwards is Earth and Water. We’ve seen these symbols of the elements in 30 Seconds to Mars videos:

IlluminatiWatcherDotCom 30 Seconds to Mars 10     Five Elements   Naturally, the triangle has the same meaning in symbolism as the three dimensional version; the pyramid. In its three dimensional form it is meant to symbolize the world’s axis, with the highest point representing the enlightenment, or the highest point of attainment one can get to. These are seen on the Great Seal of the dollar bill; again, mentioned in the Decoding Illuminati Symbolism: All Seeing Eye:

The US dollar bill has the Great Seal on its reverse which was designed by Pierre-Eugene du Simitiere in 1776, who also included the Latin phrase E pluribus unum (“Out of many, one”). Pierre was a member of the American Philosophical Society along with Benjamin Franklin. This social club included many of the American founders who all supported this theme of liberty, freedom, and justice for all.

Great Seal

The pyramid is also seen on David Icke’s and other conspiracy theorists’ examples of the power structure held by the Illuminati. This one is from Rense:

Pyramid of Manipulation

It basically demonstrates that the power is concentrated at the top and as you go down towards the base (the main population) it gets distributed out. The power is in a corporation or even military type structure with each level flexing as much power on the level below it, all based on the premise that they will move up to the next tier above them. Another example is the Tower of Babel being a pyramid structure, which makes one wonder if that has any kind of analogy meaning beneath it. This is and interesting juxtaposition image from an article on GnosticWarrior about Nimrod and Freemasonry:

Great Seal Tower of Babel

The symbolism behind the pyramid and triangle is most famously known for showing up in the entertainment industry. In the music industry we’ve seen it from… Rihanna:

Rihanna Illuminati eye triangle


Rihanna Umbrella Triangle



Daft Punk:

Daft Punk Illuminati triangle pyramid

Bruno Mars:


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Katy Perry:


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2 Chainz:

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It’s also on television and films: Transformers:

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American Horror Story:


American Horror Story Delphi Trust pyramid




Nickelodeon pyramid all seeing eye

Aeon Flux:

Aeon Flux pyramid

The Disney movie Frozen:


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And countless other music videos and subtle shots of symbolism:


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LeBron James Illuminati triangle

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