The possibility of extremity, for example, partitioning the world into male and female energies, was a focal idea inside nineteenth century otherworldliness. This impact is evident in Levi’s Baphomet in a few spots:
- The signal of one hand facing up while the other hand focuses down. This communicates the Hermetic idea “As above, so below.” It reflects how various degrees of presence impact each other, regardless of whether those levels be scholarly versus physical, the spiritual world versus the material world, or microcosm versus universe.
- Chesed and Geburah, are two Sephirot on the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, which guides out parts of presence. They are on inverse sides of the tree, which are usually comprehended to be male and female, seriousness and benevolence. Chesed speaks to consideration and love, while Geburah speaks to power, quality, and judgment.
- The Latin expressions fathom and coagula composed upon Baphomet’s arms. These means break down and coagulate, which are contradicting catalytic procedures.
- Various physical instances of Baphomet being both male and female (e.g., bosoms and phallus; one male arm, one female arm).
- The caduceus-like picture supplanting the phallus, in which the two snakes much of the time speak to male and female.