“From the bosom of Egypt sprang a man of consummate wisdom, initiated in the secret knowledge of India, of Persia, and of Ethiopia, named Toth, or Tehuti by the Phoenicians, Hermes by the Greeks, and Adris by the Rabbins. The Deity had infused into him the sciences and the arts, that he may instruct the whole world… he instituted the ceremonies to be observed in the worship of each of the Gods … the Greeks gave him the name Hermes which signifies interpreter… he instituted hieroglyphics and Egyptian Mysteries; united them in a body, created them priests of the living god … 1500 years before the time of Moses … Moses unveiled the laws of Hermes, except the plurality of his mystic Gods… he communicated to the Initiates that they should bind themselves by a terrible oath never to divulge them … except to those found worthy to receive them … this secret wisdom included alchemy, astrology, magism, and the science of spirits … these Initiates were honoured and respected by all and Egypt was regarded by other nations as the college or sanctuary of these arts … “
– Extract from Lecture of the Freemasonic Initiation for the 23rd Degree of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, called “chief of the tabernacle”, quote taken from morals & dogma of the Ancient Scottish Rite by Albert Pike, 1871.
The Egyptian Winged Solar Disk of Pharaoh
“This is a form that the god Horus Behudety (Horus of Edfu) takes in his battles with Seth. The god Thoth used his magic to turn Horus into a sun-disk with splendid outstretched wings. The goddesses Nekhbet and Uazet in the form of uraeus snakes joined him at his side.”
Above: Sufi Totem of The Luxor Sect
from the Mosque of Abu ‘l-Haggag in Egypt.
From Kircher’s Oedipus Aegyptiacus
“The spinal cord was symbolized by a snake, and the serpent coiled upon the foreheads of the Egyptian initiates represented the Divine Fire which had crawled serpent-like up the Tree of Life. It is repeatedly found encompassing the solar disc, as seen above.” – This represents the Hindu Kali and the Hebrew Lilith.
“A Buddhist emblem of the quadruple deity. (above right) The rudimentary fig leaf at the summit is the triad or male feature (i.e. phallus plus testicles). The fish yield in a fanning bias for the yoni or female orifice. These are the origins of the Sufi Heart Symbol.” –
and also the Valentine’s Day Heart. — as seen below with the Star of Isis or Ishtar (Inana) and the Lunate crest of the Acadian/Scythian god Sin, the latter representing Gog.
“You will see two versions of the logo, one with the wings outstretched and one with the wings folded. Both versions have the same meaning. The symbol of the Sufi Order, which is a heart with wings, is symbolical of its ideal. The heart is both earthly and heavenly. The heart is a receptacle on earth of the Divine Spirit, and when it holds the Divine Spirit, it soars heavenward; the wings picture its rising. The crescent in the heart symbolizes responsiveness. It is the heart which responds to the spirit of God that rises. The crescent is a symbol of responsiveness because it grows fuller as the moon grows fuller by responding more and more to the sun as it progresses. The light one sees in the crescent is the light of the sun. As it gets more light with its increasing response, so it becomes fuller of the light of the sun. The star in the heart of the crescent represents the divine spark which is reflected in the human heart as love, and which helps the crescent towards its fullness.”
Of course, these symbols also bear the ancient Akadian icons for the star goddess Inana, and the moon god, Sin. These are not legitimate symbols representative of Orthodox Islam. – oz
The Tughra 
Each of the different Sufi Orders have an emblematic calligraphy called a “tughra” formed out of the name of their founding patron saint and often done up in the shape of something with which they identify. The words in a tughra follow the formula Ya Hazrat-i, the saint’s name, and the eulogistic phrase Qadusa Allah Sirrahu. The winged heart is an old Sufi symbol from India and was chosen by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan as the seal of the Sufi Order of the West at its founding in 1910. This winged-heart tughra features “Ya Hazrat-i Inayat” in the wings in mirror image (right-side-out is on the left) and “Qadusa Allah Sirrahu” making up the heart.Hazrat (“The Presence”) is an honorific referring to the still-living Presence of great saints who have passed from the earth. Qadusa Allah Sirrahu means “God sanctify his Secret.” There is a tradition within the Sufi way that a teacher’s barakat (blessing) does not become fully available until after they have become unburdened of their physical bodies. We could say that the whole phrase might poetically be translated: “Behold: the Presence of Inayat. May his message be spread.” …
Hazrat Inayat Khan. Here is his description of the symbol from the Gatha: “The symbol of the Order is a heart with wings. It explains that the heart is between soul and body, a medium between spirit and matter. When the soul is covered by its love for matter it is naturally attracted to matter. This is the law of gravitation in abstract form, as it is said in the Bible, ‘Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.’ When man treasures the things of the earth his heart is drawn to the earth. But the heart is subject not only to gravitation, but also to attraction from on high, and as in the Egyptian symbology, wings are considered as the symbol of spiritual progress, the heart with wings expresses that the heart reaches upward towards heaven. Then the crescent in the heart suggests the responsiveness of the heart. The crescent represents the responsiveness of the crescent to the light of the sun, for naturally it receives the light, which develops it until it becomes the full moon …”
etc., etc., ad nauseum vobiscum!
The Farohar, seen right, or faravahar, is an emblem of the Zoroastrian religion. Faravahar means “to choose.” The Faravahar is descended from the Egyptian winged disk, a symbol of divine kingship. It once represented the Assyrian sun god Shamash, and may have represented the corona of a solar eclipse. In the Zoroastrian faith, it represents the human soul. The faravahar has several parts:
A winged disk- the three layers of feathers represent the three pillars of the Zoroastrian faith: good words, good thoughts, good deeds. The ring represents eternity.
Two streamers, representing the duality of good and evil – left and right, respectively.
The head of a man, facing left-representing the prophet Zoroaster, and the choice to live a morally upright life.