This $7.25, two and a half inch tall Pentagram engraved, silver-plated, bell is great for use with your alter. Bells have a deep symbolic meaning that is associated with the mind and the expansion of consciousness. Bells are also associated with clocks, indicating the hour by ringing. Throughout society and culture around the world, bells have a multitude of meanings and purposes. Bells symbolize beginnings and endings. Bells can be used to call upon Angels and ancestors. Historically, bells have been associated with religious rites, and are still used to call communities together for religious services. Later, bells were made to commemorate important events or people and have been associated with the concepts of peace and freedom. The study of bells is called campanology.