Who is Baphomet?

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Baphomet is an enigmatic, goat-headed figure found in several instance in the history of occultism. From the Knights Templar of the Middle-Ages and the Freemasons of the 19th century to modern currents of occultism, Baphomet never fails to create controversy. But where does Baphomet originate from and, most importantly, what is the true meaning of this symbolic figure? This article looks at the origins of Baphomet, the esoteric meaning of Baphomet and its occurrence in popular culture.

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Throughout the history of Western occultism, the name of the mysterious Baphomet is often invoked. Although it became commonly know name in the twentieth century, mentions of Baphomet can be found in documents dating from as early as the 11th century. Today, the symbol is associated with anything relating to occultism, ritual magic, witchcraft, Satanism and esoterica. Baphomet often pops up in popular culture to identify anything occult.

The most famous depiction of Baphomet is found in Eliphas Levi’s “Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie“, a 1897 book that became a standard reference for modern occultism. What does this creature represent? What is the meaning of the symbols around it? Why is it so important in occultism? To answer some of these questions, we must first look at its origins. We’ll first look at the history of Baphomet and several examples of references to Baphomet in popular culture.

Origins of the Name

There are several theories concerning the origins of the name of Baphomet. The most common explanation claims that it is an Old French corruption of the name of Mohammed (which was Latin-ized to “Mahomet”) – the Prophet of Islam. During the Crusades, the Knights Templar stayed for during extended periods of time in Middle-Eastern countries where they became acquainted with the teachings of Arabian mysticism. This contact with Eastern civilizations allowed them to bring back to Europe the basics of what would become western occultism, including Gnosticism, alchemy, Kabbalah and Hermetism. The Templars’ affinity with the Muslims led the Church to accuse them of the worship of an idol named Baphomet, so there are some plausible links between Baphomet and Mahomet. However, there are other theories concerning the origins of the name.

Eliphas Levi, the French occultist who drew the famous depiction of Baphomet argued that the name had been derived from Kabbalistic coding:

“The name of the Templar Baphomet, which should be spelt kabalistically backwards, is composed of three abbreviations: Tem. ohp. AB., Templi omnium hominum pacts abbas, “the father of the temple of peace of all men”. [1. Eliphas Levi, Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie]

Arkon Daraul, an author and teacher of Sufi tradition and magic argued that Baphomet came from the Arabic word Abu fihama(t), meaning “The Father of Understanding”. [2. Arkon Daraul, A History of Secret Societies]

Dr. Hugh Schonfield, whose work on the Dead Sea Scrolls is well-known, developed one of the more interesting theories. Schonfield, who had studied a Jewish cipher called the Atbash cipher, which was used in translating some of the Dead Sea Scrolls, claimed that when one applied the cipher to the word Baphomet, it transposed into the Greek word “Sophia”, which means ” knowledge” and is also synonymous with “goddess”.

Possible Origins of the Figure

The modern depiction of Baphomet appears to take its roots from several ancient sources, but primarily from pagan gods. Baphomet bears resemblances to gods all over the globe, including Egypt, Northern Europe and India. In fact, the mythologies of a great number of ancient civilizations include some kind of horned deity. In Jungian theory, Baphomet is a continuation of the horned-god archetype, as the concept of a deity bearing horns is universally present in individual psyches. Do Cernunnos, Pan, Hathor, the Devil (as depicted by Christianity) and Baphomet have a common origin? Some of their attributes are strikingly similar.

The ancient Celtic god Cernunnos is traditionally depicted with antler horns on his head, sitting in “lotus position”, similar to Levi’s depiction of Baphomet. Although the history of Cernunnos is shrouded in mystery, he is usually said to be the god of fertility and nature.

The ancient Celtic god Cernunnos is traditionally depicted with antler horns on his head, sitting in “lotus position”, similar to Levi’s depiction of Baphomet. Although the history of Cernunnos is shrouded in mystery, he is usually said to be the god of fertility and nature.

In Britain, an aspect Cerennunos was named Herne. The horned god has the Satyr-like features of Baphomet along with its emphasis on the phallus.

In Britain, an aspect Cerennunos was named Herne. The horned god has the Satyr-like features of Baphomet along with its emphasis on the phallus.

Pan was a prominent deity in Greece. The nature god was often depicted with horns on its head and the lower body of a goat. Not unlike Cerenunnos, Pan is a phallic deity. Its animalistic features are an embodiment of the carnal and procreative impulses of men.

Pan was a prominent deity in Greece. The nature god was often depicted with horns on its head and the lower body of a goat. Not unlike Cerenunnos, Pan is a phallic deity. Its animalistic features are an embodiment of the carnal and procreative impulses of men.

Pope Sylvester II and the Devil (1460). In Christianity, the devil has similar features to the pagan gods described above as they are the main inspiration for these depictions. The attributes embodied by these gods became the representation of what is considered evil by the Church.

Pope Sylvester II and the Devil (1460). In Christianity, the devil has similar features to the pagan gods described above as they are the main inspiration for these depictions. The attributes embodied by these gods became the representation of what is considered evil by the Church.

The Devil Card from the Tarot of Marseilles (15th century). This card’s depiction of the devil, with its wings, horns, breasts and hand sign is undoubtedly a major influence in Levi’s depiction of Baphomet.

The Devil Card from the Tarot of Marseilles (15th century). This card’s depiction of the devil, with its wings, horns, breasts and hand sign is undoubtedly a major influence in Levi’s depiction of Baphomet.

Robin Good-Fellow (or Puck) is a mythological fairy said to be a personification of land spirits. Bearing several attributes of Baphomet and other deities, he is here shown on the cover of a 1629 book surrounded by witches.

Robin Good-Fellow (or Puck) is a mythological fairy said to be a personification of land spirits. Bearing several attributes of Baphomet and other deities, he is here shown on the cover of a 1629 book surrounded by witches.

Goya’s 1821 painting “Great He-Goat” or “Witches Sabbath”. The painting depicts a coven of witches gathered around Satan, portrayed as a half-man, half-goat figure.

Goya’s 1821 painting “Great He-Goat” or “Witches Sabbath”. The painting depicts a coven of witches gathered around Satan, portrayed as a half-man, half-goat figure.

A Baphomet-like figure on the Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, which was originally built by the Knights Templar.

A Baphomet-like figure on the Notre-Dame-de-Paris Cathedral, which was originally built by the Knights Templar.

Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet

This depiction of Baphomet by Eliphas Levi’s from his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) became the “official” visual representation of Baphomet.

This depiction of Baphomet by Eliphas Levi’s from his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) became the “official” visual representation of Baphomet.

n 1861, the French occultist Eliphas Levi included in his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) a drawing that would become the most famous depiction of Baphomet: a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch on its head between its horns. The figure bears numerous similarities to the deities described above. It also includes several other esoteric symbols relating to the esoteric concepts embodied by the Baphomet. In the preface of his book, Levi stated:

“The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of Hermeticism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The ugly beast’s head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.” [3. Eliphas Levi, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie]

In Levi’s depiction, Baphomet embodies the culmination of the alchemical process – the union of opposing forces to create Astral Light – the basis of magic and, ultimately, enlightenment.

A close look at the details of the image reveals that each symbol is inevitably balanced with its opposite. Baphomet himself is an androgynous character as it is bearing the characteristics of both sexes: female breasts and a rod representing the erect phallus. The concept of androgeniety is of a great importance in occult philosophy as it is representative the highest level of initiation in the quest of becoming “one with God”.

Baphomet’s phallus is actually Hermes’ Caduceus – a rod intertwined with two serpents. This ancient symbol is has been representing Hermetism for centuries. The Caduceus esoterically represents the activation of chakras, from the base of the spine to the pineal gland, using serpentine power (hence, the serpents) or Astral Light.

The Caduceus as symbol of chakra activation.

The Caduceus as symbol of chakra activation.

“The Science is a real one only for those who admit and understand the philosophy and the religion; and its process will succeed only for the Adept who has attained the sovereignty of will, and so become the King of the elementary world: for the grand agent of the operation of the Sun, is that force described in the Symbol of Hermes, of the table of emerald; it is the universal magical power; the spiritual, fiery, motive power; it is the Od, according to the Hebrews, and the Astral light, according to others.

Therein is the secret fire, living and philosophical, of which all the Hermetic philosophers speak with the most mysterious reserve: the Universal Seed, the secret whereof they kept, and which they represented only under the figure of the Caduceus of Hermes.” [4. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma]

Baphomet is therefore symbolic of the alchemical Great Work where separate and opposing forces are united in perfect equilibrium to generate Astral Light. This alchemical process is represented on Levi’s image by the terms Solve and Coagula on Baphomet’s arms. While they accomplish opposite results, Solving (turning solid into liquid) and Coagulation (turning liquid into solid) are two necessary steps of the alchemical process – which aims to turn stone into gold or, in esoteric terms, a profane man into an illuminated man. The two steps are on arms pointing in opposite directions, further emphasizing their opposite nature.

Baphomet’s hands form the “sign of Hermetism” – which is a visual representation of the Hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below”. This dictum sums up the whole of the teachings and the aims of Hermetism, where the microcosm (man) is as the macrocosm (the universe). Therefore, understanding one equals understanding the other. This Law of Correspondence originates from the Emerald Tablets of Hermes Trismegistus where it was stated:

“That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above, corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”. [5. English translation of the Emerald Tablet]

The mastery of this life force, the Astral Life, is what is called by modern occultists “magick”.

 

The Magician tarot card displaying the Hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below”

The Magician tarot card displaying the Hermetic axiom “As Above, So Below”

“The practice of magic – either white or black – depends upon the ability of the adept to control the universal life force – that which Eliphas Levi calls the great magical agent or the astral light. By the manipulation of this fluidic essence the phenomena of transcendentalism are produced. The famous hermaphroditic Goat of Mendes was a composite creature formulated to symbolize this astral light. It is identical with Baphomet the mystic pantheos of those disciples of ceremonial magic, the Templars, who probably obtained it from the Arabians.” [6. Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages]

Each of Baphomet’s hands point towards opposing moons, which Levi calls the Chesed and the Geburah – two opposing concepts taken from the Jewish Kabbalah. In the Kabalistic Tree of Life, the Sefirot, Chesed is associated with “kindness given to others” while Geburah refers to the “restraint of one’s urge to bestow goodness upon others, when the recipient of that good is judged to be unworthy and liable to misuse it”. These two concepts are opposed and, as everything else in life, an equilibrium must be found between the two.

The most recognizable feature of Baphomet is, of course, its goat head. This monstrous head represents man’s animal and sinful nature, its egoistic tendencies and its basest instincts. Opposed to man’s spiritual nature (symbolized by the “divine light” on its head), this animal side is regardless viewed as a necessary part of man’s dualistic nature, where the animal and the spiritual must unite in harmony. It can also be argued that Baphomet’s grotesque overall appearance might serve to ward off and repel the profane who are uninitiated to the esoteric meaning of the symbol.

In Secret Societies

Although Levi’s 1861 depiction of Baphomet is the most famous one, the name of this idol has been circulating for over a thousand years, through secret societies and occult circles. The first recorded mention of Baphomet as a part of an occult ritual appeared during the era of the Knights Templar.

The Knights Templar

Baphomet presiding over a Templar ritual by Leo Taxil.

Baphomet presiding over a Templar ritual by Leo Taxil.

It is widely accepted by occult researchers that the figure of Baphomet was of a great importance in the rituals of the Knights Templar. The first occurrence of the name Baphomet appeared in a 1098 letter by crusader Anselm of Ribemont stating:

“As the next day dawned they called loudly upon Baphometh while we prayed silently in our hearts to God; then we attacked and forced all of them outside the city walls.” [7. Malcom Barber and Keith Bate, Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries]

During the Templar trials of 1307, where Knight Templars were tortured and interrogated by request of King Philip IV of France, the name of Baphomet was mentioned several times. While some Templars denied the existence of Baphomet, others described it as being either a severed head, a cat, or a head with three faces.

While books aimed for mass consumption often deny any link between the Knights Templar and Baphomet, claiming it to be an invention of the Church to demonize them, almost all reputed authors on occultism (who wrote books intended for initiates) acknowledge that the link. In fact, the idol is often referred to as “the Baphomet of the Templars”.

“Did the Templars really adore Baphomet? Did they offer a shameful salutation to the buttocks of the goat of Mendes? What was actually this secret and potent association which imperilled Church and State, and was thus destroyed unheard? Judge nothing lightly; they are guilty of a great crime; they have exposed to profane eyes the sanctuary of antique initiation. They have gathered again and have shared the fruits of the tree of knowledge, so that they might become masters of the world. The judgement pronounced against them is higher and far older than the tribunal of pope or king: “On the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die,” said God Himself, as we read in the Book of Genesis.

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Yes, in our profound conviction, the Grand Masters of the Order of the Templars worshiped the Baphomet, and caused it to be worshiped by their initiates; yes, there existed in the past, and there may be still in the present, assemblies which are presided over by this figure, seated on a throne and having a flaming torch between the horns. But the adorers of this sign do not consider, as do we, that it is a representation of the devil: on the contrary, for them it is that of the god Pan, the god of our modern schools of philosophy, the god of the Alexandrian theurgic school and of our own mystical Neo-platonists, the god of Lamartine and Victor Cousin, the god of Spinoza and Plato, the god of the primitive Gnostic schools; the Christ also of the dissident priesthood. This last qualification, ascribed to the goat of Black Magic, will not astonish students of religious antiquities who are acquainted with the phases of symbolism and doctrine in their various transformations, whether in India, Egypt or Judea.” [8. Op. Cit. Levi]

Freemasonry

Shortly after the release of Levi’s illustration, the french writer and journalist Léo Taxil released a series of pamphlets and books denouncing Freemasonry, charging lodges with worshiping the devil. At the center of his accusations was Baphomet, which was described as the Mason’s object of worship.

“Les mystères de la franc-maçonnerie” (Mysteries of Freemasonry) accused Freemasons of satanism and worshipping Baphomet. Taxil’s works raised the ire of Catholics

“Les mystères de la franc-maçonnerie” (Mysteries of Freemasonry) accused Freemasons of satanism and worshiping Baphomet. Taxil’s works raised the ire of Catholics

The Book cover of “Les mystères de la franc-maçonnerie” depicting a Masonic ritual presided by Baphomet, who is literally being worshiped.

The Book cover of “Les mystères de la franc-maçonnerie” depicting a Masonic ritual presided by Baphomet, who is literally being worshiped.

Anti-Masonic image by publicist Abel Clarin de la Rive, 1894.

Anti-Masonic image by publicist Abel Clarin de la Rive, 1894.

In 1897, after causing quite a stir due to his revelations on French Freemasonry, Léo Taxil called a press conference where he announced that many of his revelations were fabrications [9. The Confessions of Léo Taxil, April 25 1897]. Since then, this series of events has been dubbed the “Léo Taxil Hoax”. However, some would argue the probability that Taxil’s confession may have been coerced in order to quell the controversy involving Freemasonry.

Whatever the case may be, the most likely connection between Freemasonry and Baphomet is through symbolism, where the idol becomes an allegory for profound esoteric concepts. The Masonic author Albert Pike argues that, in Freemasonry, Baphomet is not an object of worship, but a symbol, the true meaning of which is only revealed to high-level initiates.

“It is absurd to suppose that men of intellect adored a monstrous idol called Baphomet, or recognized Mahomet as an inspired prophet. Their symbolism, invented ages before, to conceal what it was dangerous to avow, was of course misunderstood by those who were not adepts, and to their enemies seemed to be pantheistic. The calf of gold, made by Aaron for the Israelites, was but one of the oxen under the layer of bronze, and the Karobim on the Propitiatory, misunderstood. The symbols of the wise always become the idols of the ignorant multitude. What the Chiefs of the Order really believed and taught, is indicated to the Adepts by the hints contained in the high Degrees of Free-Masonry, and by the symbols which only the Adepts understand.” [10. Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma]

Aleister Crowley

The British occultist Aleister Crowley was born about six months after the death of Eliphas Levi, causing him to believe that he was Levi’s reincarnation. Partly for this reason, Crowley was known within the O.T.O., the secret society he popularized, as “Baphomet”.

A signed picture of Crowley as Baphomet.

A signed picture of Crowley as Baphomet.

Here’s Crowley’s explanation of the etymology of the name Baphomet, taken from his 1929 book The Confessions of Aleister Crowley:

“I had taken the name Baphomet as my motto in the O.T.O. For six years and more I had tried to discover the proper way to spell this name. I knew that it must have eight letters, and also that the numerical and literal correspondences must be such as to express the meaning of the name in such a ways as to confirm what scholarship had found out about it, and also to clear up those problems which archaeologists had so far failed to solve…. One theory of the name is that it represents the words ???? ??????, the baptism of wisdom; another, that it is a corruption of a title meaning “Father Mithras”. Needless to say, the suffix R supported the latter theory. I added up the word as spelt by the Wizard. It totalled 729. This number had never appeared in my Cabbalistic working and therefore meant nothing to me. It however justified itself as being the cube of nine. The word ?????, the mystic title given by Christ to Peter as the cornerstone of the Church, has this same value. So far, the Wizard had shown great qualities! He had cleared up the etymological problem and shown why the Templars should have given the name Baphomet to their so-called idol. Baphomet was Father Mithras, the cubical stone which was the corner of the Temple.” [11. Aleister Crowley, The Confessions of Aleister Crowley]

Baphomet is an important figure in the Thelema, the mystical system he established at the beginning of the 20th century. In one of his most important works, Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4, Crowley describes Baphomet as a divine androgyne:

“The Devil does not exist. It is a false name invented by the Black Brothers to imply a Unity in their ignorant muddle of dispersions. A devil who had unity would be a God … ‘The Devil’ is, historically, the God of any people that one personally dislikes … This serpent, SATAN, is not the enemy of Man, but He who made Gods of our race, knowing Good and Evil; He bade ‘Know Thyself!’ and taught Initiation. He is ‘The Devil’ of the Book of Thoth, and His emblem is Baphomet, the Androgyne who is the hieroglyph of arcane perfection … He is therefore Life, and Love. But moreover his letter is ayin, the Eye, so that he is Light; and his Zodiacal image is Capricornus, that leaping goat whose attribute is Liberty.” [12. Aleister Crowley, Magick, Liber ABA, Book 4]

The Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, the ecclesiastical arm of Ordo Templi Orientis (O.T.O.), recites during its Gnostic Mass “And I believe in the Serpent and the Lion, Mystery of Mystery, in His name BAPHOMET.” [13. Helena and Tau Apiron, “The Invisible Basilica: The Creed of the Gnostic Catholic Church: An Examination”] Baphomet is considered to be the union of Chaos and Babalon, masculine and feminine energy, the phallus and the womb.

The Church of Satan

Although not technically a secret society, Anton Lavey’s Church of Satan remains an influential occult order. Founded in 1966, the organization adopted the “Sigil of Baphomet” as its official insignium.

The Sigil of Baphomet, the official symbol of the Church of Satan features the Goat of Mendes inside an inverted pentagram.

The Sigil of Baphomet, the official symbol of the Church of Satan features the Goat of Mendes inside an inverted pentagram.

The Sigil of Baphomet was probably heavily inspired by this illustration from Stanislas de Guaita’s La Clef de la Magie Noire (The Key to Black Magic).

Illustrations from La Clef de la Magie Noire (1897)

Illustrations from La Clef de la Magie Noire (1897)

According to Anton Lavey, the Templars worshipped Baphomet as a symbol of Satan. Baphomet is prominently present during in Church of Satan rituals as the symbol is placed above the ritualistic altar.

In The Satanic Bible, Lavey describes the symbol of Baphomet:

“The symbol of Baphomet was used by the Knights Templar to represent Satan. Through the ages this symbol has been called by many different names. Among these are: The Goat of Mendes, The Goat of a Thousand Young, The Black Goat, The Judas Goat, and perhaps the most appropriately, The Scapegoat.

Baphomet represents the Powers of Darkness combined with the generative fertility of the goat. In its “pure” form the pentagram is shown encompassing the figure of a man in the five points of the star – three points up, two pointing down – symbolizing man’s spiritual nature. In Satanism the pentagram is also used, but since Satanism represents the carnal instincts of man, or the opposite of spiritual nature, the pentagram is inverted to perfectly accommodate the head of the goat – its horns, representing duality, thrust upwards in defiance; the other three points inverted, or the trinity denied. The Hebraic figures around the outer circle of the symbol which stem from the magical teachings of the Kabala, spell out “Leviathan”, the serpent of the watery abyss, and identified with Satan. These figures correspond to the five points of the inverted star.” [14. Anton Lavey, The Satanic Bible]

 

In Conclusion

Baphomet is a composite creation symbolic of alchemical realization through the union of opposite forces. Occultists believe that, through the mastery of life force, one is able to produce magick and spiritual enlightenment. Eliphas Levi’s depiction of Baphomet included several symbols alluding to the raising of the kundalini – serpentine power – which ultimately leads to the activation of the pineal gland, also known as the “third eye”. So, from an esoteric point of view, Baphomet represents this occult process.

However, over time the symbol has come to signify much more than its esoteric meaning. Through controversies, Baphomet became, depending of the point of view, a representation of everything that is good in occultism or everything that is evil in occultism. It is, in fact, the ultimate “scapegoat”, the face of witchcraft, black magick and Satanism. The fact that the symbol is rather monstrous and grotesque has probably helped propel the symbol to its level of infamy as it never fails to shock organized religions while attracting those who rebel against them.

Since gaining widespread recognition in popular culture, the image of Baphomet is now used as a symbol of anything regarding occultism and ritualism. In corporate-owned mass media, which has ties with secret societies, the figure of Baphomet appears in the oddest places, often to audiences too young to understand the occult reference. Is Baphomet used in pop culture as a symbol of the power of the occult elite over the ignorant masses?

After centuries of myths, hoaxes, propaganda and disinformation on both sides of the spectrum, can we truly answer the the original question posed by this article: “Who is Baphomet?”. Is it a symbol of Satan or of spiritual enlightenment? Is it a symbol of good or evil? The answer lies within the symbol itself: It is both. In Egyptian mythology, Toth Hermes was a mediating power between good and evil, making sure neither had a decisive victory over the other. Baphomet represents the accomplishment on this cosmic task on a very small scale, within oneself. Once perfect equilibrium is attained on a personal level, the occult initiate can point one hand towards the heavens and one hand towards the earth and pronounce this hermetic axiom which reverberated through millenniums: “As Above, So Below”.

 

 

 

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Christopher James
7 months 6 days ago
“For whoever calls on the NAME of the Lord (Jesus), shall be saved”. That means that if you have this opportunity to do so before you die, you WILL be saved, “For it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie”. So just remember this. Right now you are but only intriqued by the fore mentioned truths listed on this web page, but soon will come a time when your “number” will be called; so remember this name “Jesus”. Heaven is real, and so is hell. There is a devil, but there CANNOT be a devil without there being a Creator. Jesus… Read more »
Truth seeker
1 year 5 months ago
Baphomet is an archetypal representation of the balance betwixt good and evil, light and dark, ignorance and illumination. Mankind cannot agree on a single idealised name for a montheistic "God" and more blod has been shed and more deaths have occurred because of this intrinsic cultural problem. Humans deserve better and if your really look into the symbolism of Baphomet you should see this confusion riddden (and not hidden) with the openness and non-prejdicial representation of the human psyche. Please do not jump to the obvious enemy of "God, "Allah", or "Jehovah". The image of Baphomet insists that our creator… Read more »
George Chyz
6 months 20 days ago
Beyond balance is the divine union of opposites that culminates in wholeness, the One that is All. This requires the union of all the polarities. In other words, a combining of the opposites in a balanced way. This merging of all the opposite polarities into one central balanced whole does not result in a boring gray average. Rather, the union of all opposites could be displayed in a visual way as a breathtakingly beautiful living tapestry containing all the colors of the rainbow actively morphing from one glorious exotic pattern into another, always beautiful and ever changing. The feeling that… Read more »
Carl Halman passley
5 months 2 days ago

I really need this help from you God’s THIS woman IS going to tell me to come out… and I don’t have any money pay MY own rent and I don’t have a bed ….and I don’t haveany tthing……so please help me God’s

Carl Halman passley
5 months 2 days ago

So please tell me if you or going to help me….to have what I need in life….I need your help very soon o.k…..baphomet

Jennifer Love
8 months 15 days ago

This has got to be the coolest fucking thing I've ever read.

Freedom fighter
1 year 2 months ago
Animism is the seed of religion. The animistic belief was a universal one shared by every last human being up until the agricultural revolution ten thousand years ago . Once farming replaced hunter gatherers the food was monopolized and villages began , and the villages turned to towns and the towns turned city's and city's turned to kingdoms each with a leader in place to force everyone to continue working for food. Religion later came as the opium for the people forced to rationalize how the earth became so ugly. That's all it is . It simply is that. There… Read more »
Akio
9 months 3 days ago

I can see why Christians used goats as sacrifice. It's pretty stupid though. Christianity overtook pagan religion so christianity used a old form of media control to dirty the religion

Carl Halman passley
5 months 2 days ago

So I would like to know baphomet if you or going to help me yes or no please tell me

leira
1 year 11 months ago
After reading everything about the Baphomet symbol here, I think I understand it better now. Like most other people at first glance, we associate this figure with "the devil" or "satan" himself. But seeing the origins of this figure, it's helped formed a much clearer perspective now. In my understanding, Baphomet in its true meaning is the same symbol with the same objective views as Yin & Yang. Light and Dark and good and evil coexist together. "So above, so below". I've always understood that this world is ruled by opposites, and I believe in Karma for this. Baphomet is… Read more »
mike
1 year 10 months ago
You are wrong about the connection with Satanism. Satan as a figure in the bible is both a representation of beauty, pride, and knowledge. He is also a representation of freedom. Freedom from control. It can also be mistaken for rebellion and anarchy. None the less. Satan himself is not a representation of evil. Neither is Baphomet or its connections to Satanism. The balance represented is eternal and infinite and that is why Satanism adopted it. If you want to get to the root of it, we mistake god as being all loving and perfection. Everything good. Yet we are… Read more »
alex
1 year 10 months ago

nice said…right

Morgan
1 year 10 months ago
Leira, u mite want to sloe down a second. Its a lil arrogant to think that uve just read this quick article and now have a grasp of whats really going on in this life. First, as far as I understand, the World is not ruled by duality. The True Creative Force exists beyond duality as Pure. Its is both the pairs of opposites, everything, and within everything there is nothing (Balance.) So It manifests to us at first glance as duality. If As Above So Below then when we c the pairs of opposites (duality) r in reality intertwined/interdependent… Read more »
Austin
1 year 8 months ago

And this is the reason mankind will have self destruction. Beliefs are a key component to everyone's life and extremists take it out of hand. I myself believe in duality and doing great things. I see good and bad statements in every religious text I've read. I believe in duality good can't exist without bad and same goes the other way around. Like a two way street. I believe the symbol in this article represent duality.

red hologarm
1 year 11 months ago

Well said Leira!
it is a symbol of balance there is no doubt about it, and a symbol for transcendance as well, most people will not go beyond the instant dark distorted significance that the symbols represent, it represents to me the alchemical formula for transcending our base nature to spiritual nature, a very good symbol if I don't say!

sunshine
1 year 10 months ago

The truth is out there it is up to you to read in between the lines. God gave you the Brains Use it.
Everyone knows what they believe in.
God did not give you the spirit of fear.

red hologram
1 year 11 months ago

Many of you have read this and not understood also, that is ok to!

but you should really read the ''In Conclusion'' at the end.

justtryingtohelp
1 year 11 months ago
Many of you will read this and not understand, that is okay, but you need to understand the truth. With this demon comes mind control. Willingly or unwillingly. Sadly to say this, being intrigued is just a part of the devils foot hole. For your eagerness should be in the Lord and in the bible. Yes, it important to be self aware of these events but not overly aware to the point were you are looking for the devil constantly. For how can you constantly search for proof of demonic cults and search for Chirst at the same time ?… Read more »
Morgan
1 year 10 months ago

The Mother and the Father.

candy
2 years 2 days ago

so you know that everything is going to end

David
2 years 1 month ago

My Bible says Revelation 22 vs 7 Behold I am coming quickly Blessed is he who keeps the words of the prophecy of this book .And vs 12 again says behold I am coming quickly and my reward is with Me to give to every one according to his work and vs 20 .Surely I am coming quickly . Quickly means Quickly my Jesus He says so HE is the Alpha and Omega He is coming quickly !!!

Alex
3 years 17 days ago

What if all this is something that man has created
Just to avoid the plain death the plain life .. All this for
Nothing more but attention just to make us humans a little more interesting make life look like a coin . 2 roads , flip the coin . What if this a complete waste of time , what if there is no heaven or hell , no god , satan , demons , what if this a way we humans express our fear . But I know most answers to this question … They say have faith …..

realtruefact
2 years 7 months ago

believe only in the present moment.

the only reality is "now"

Freedom fighter
1 year 2 months ago

All we have is now.

Gail
4 months 2 days ago
This article is spot on and why the musicians sign their soul over to Lucifer for fame and fortune.They use the light because Lucifer has three vocal chords.Why it represents the music industry.You can see the difference from when the artist starts out til fame sets is because part of the equation is control not freedom. They become brainwashed and controlled illumanti slave until they want to break away because the control is too much to cope with.Then they are mysteriously killed or drugs used as a tool.Lucifer is not freedom it’s control.The utopia of lucifer is one thing only… Read more »
patricia
6 months 30 days ago
Bahomet is an object of discussion: 1. Represents carrying sin into a desolate place upon the day of atonement (Azazel). 2. A depiction upon the outside of a church whereas the inside of the Church is Holy (there is sin in the world). A depiction of perception and discussion…the differences between right and wrong, truth, wisdom and knowledge. The world was divided. Perception can be seen in two different ways: Positive or negative. Baphomet may be the center of discussion representing that there is SIN in the world, as well as greed, violence, lust, anger, jealousy, wrath, hate … and… Read more »
abraham
1 year 1 month ago

hello i wanna be follower of baphomit how can i be?

Heinrich D. Bag
6 months 13 days ago

It will be difficult since he is fictional.

tleilaxu
1 year 10 months ago

Heb Heru. Is Ra El. This is You.
None of this matters. none of it. This is just a symbol, a distraction. Made by them.
Khemet. Read about it. You will find fragments of pure truth.
Peace and evolution.

Red Hologram
1 year 11 months ago

All that baphomet symbology makes sense to me, it might look awful and draw on our deepest fears just looking at it, but I'm ok with it!

Baphomet
2 years 1 month ago

I'm mind- controlled(MK Ultra) and holocausted by black warlocks and witches and they try to replace me with some another creature.Cheers.

HiddenHand
2 years 6 months ago

Baphomet is love. Baphomet is life.

gin198
2 years 6 months ago

until you die then you will know the truth

Edwin
1 year 10 months ago

Your a dumb fuck how could you worship Satan or the devil the. Reason why I call you dumb is because is because some where in your life some one told you satan is good there is not one book out that says that satan brings love I feel bad for u because the min the devil is done using u for what ever it is that he using u for he's going to kill u that's a promise read the bible it will tell u more about your so called love friend u call satan

Jennifer Love
8 months 15 days ago
its people like you who make me look down on Christianity. Sir there are plenty of books out there that say Satan brings love. Take the Satanic bible into consideration, those commandments are more caring than and of those in the bible. The satanic bible talks of respect, whereas the Holy Bible basically says worship me or you're fucked. If there is such a thing as heaven and hell then I think Satan is more compassionate anyway. look at your god, casting away all imperfect souls, everyone who messes up in their life. Now look at Satan. He accepts anyone… Read more »
Jennifer Love
8 months 15 days ago

Dicite omnes 'ave satanas domine magisterque ater mi!

Aaron
1 year 10 months ago

Don't feed the trolls.

C Kay
2 years 7 months ago

You make no mention of the strangely similar statue of Geotge Washington in a Baphomet pose?

Mul
1 year 3 months ago

That was created much later. Irrelevant artistic creation.

Keyumdi
4 months 24 days ago

Okay, this is a pretty good article.

Zachariah
1 year 17 days ago

I am curious. Does this Astral Light have a connection with an eastern philosophy with "Chi or Qi"?

marvinfowler
1 year 8 months ago

thank you for your response to my comingi wish in the near future i am a member thank you

marvin fowler
1 year 8 months ago

..from a child growing up i really like the cold i respect what you're doing guys doing lol the near future i can be a member

alex
1 year 11 months ago

WORSHIP THE TRUE GOD do not worship money

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