Signs and Symbols

According to Magical Arts evil spirits were thought to be able to enter the body through any of its openings and take control. "The first earrings were probably worn to bar the way to these spirits and so was the first lipstick."

"Earrings are rings that are worn in the ears. Piercing the lobes to allow the wearing of earrings is an ancient practice.

"Most parts of the body have been pierced for various magical and religious reasons throughout the ages. Ears may have been among the first, along with the nose which is still pierced in India for protective, as well as cosmetic reasons.

"Folklore still surrounds this practice. Pierced earrings m general are often recommended to strengthen weak eyes- if set with emeralds, they are particularly effective. Gold earrings are often worn by those wishing to cure headaches, though some say to wear one gold earring and one silver for this purpose."

In Genesis, when God told Jacob to go the Bethel, Jacob:

"said unto his household, and to all that were with him, Put away the strange gods that are among you, and be clean, and change your garments: And let us arise, and go up to Bethel; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. And they gave unto Jacob all the strange gods which were in their hand, and all their earrings which were in their ears; and Jacob hid them under the oak which was by Shechem" (Genesis 3 5:2-4).

When Jacob's household was ready to seek God, they got rid of all their earrings and idols. What some people don't realise is that Satan is a liar and a deceiver. Instead of these items protecting an individual from the evil spirits, they are actually attracting evil spirits.

Hosea 2:13 says that Israel "decked herself with her earrings and her jewels, and she went after her lovers, and forgat Me, saith the Lord."

I Timothy 2:9-10 advises: "In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works."

Concerning pierced ears, a former witch, David Meyer, reports:

"I think it is interesting to note at this point that Hillary Clinton said that she did not allow Chelsea to have her ears pierced until she was 13. There is, of course, a very good reason for that. It is a known fact among occultists that when a girl is 13, she is taken into what is called the 'outer court' of a coven, and the token of this child becoming a neophyte witch is the piercing of the ears."

Earrings were also a symbol of slavery. -- Masonic and Occult Symbols Illustrated, pp. 305-307.