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Baphomet – The Goat of Mendes

The picture of Baphomet was originally made in 1854 by soothsayer Eliphas Levi for his book Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (“Authoritative opinions and Rituals of High Enchantment”). It mirrors a number of standards thought about essential to mediums, and was affected by Hermeticism, Kabbalah, and speculative chemistry, among different sources.

The Blushing(rosy) Cross or Rose Cross

The Rose Cross is related with a number of various ways of thinking, including that of the Brilliant First light (Golden Dawn), Thelema, the OTO, and the Rosicrucian’s (otherwise called the Order of the Rose Cross). Each gathering offers to some degree various translations of the image. This ought not be astounding as Magical, Occult and exclusive images are every now and again used to convey thoughts more mind boggling than is conceivable to communicate in discourse. This particular adaptation of the Rose Cross is described in The Brilliant First light by Regardie.

Interpreting Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet: The Goat of Mendes

The picture of Baphomet was originally made in 1854 by medium Eliphas Levi for his book “Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie” (“Authoritative opinions and Ceremonies of High Enchantment”). It mirrors a number of standards thought about key to mediums and was affected by Hermeticism, kabbalah, and speculative chemistry, among different sources.

The History of The Name

The term Baphomet is without a doubt a corruption of the name Muhammad, the last prophet of Islam. It has for quite some time been believed to be an induction from Mahomet, the French name for the prophet.

The term picked up notoriety during the preliminaries of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century, when the Knights were blamed for, in addition to other things, worshiping a symbol called Baphomet. A large number of the allegations against the Knights were unmistakably bogus. This made many expect this charge was in like manner designed by a ruler attempting to dispose of a rich Order to which he was obliged.

Which means of Levi’s Baphomet

Levi’s delineation has nothing to do with Islam, despite the fact that stories of the mystery information on the Knights may have motivated him to embrace the name of their alleged god.  Levi himself described the importance of the image in this manner in “Dogme et Rituel”: The goat on the frontispiece conveys the indication of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the best, an image of light, his two hands forming the indication of hermetism, the one facing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the dark one of Geburah. This sign communicates the ideal concordance of benevolence with equity. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the properties of which we needed to join with those of our goat because he is very much the same image. The fire of knowledge sparkling between his horns is the enchantment light of the general equalization, the picture of the spirit raised above issue, as the fire, while being attached to issue, sparkles above it. The beast’s head communicates the horror of the delinquent, who’s physically acting, exclusively capable part needs to bear the discipline only; because the spirit is heartless according to its inclination and can possibly endure when it appears. The bar remaining rather than private parts represents interminable life, the body secured with scales the water, the semi-hover above it the climate, the plumes following over the unstable. Mankind is spoken to by the two bosoms and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the mysterious sciences.

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