ALL ABOUT BAPHOMET
- Baphomet has had a long, steady history spanning from the Middle Ages!
- Since 1856, the name has been linked to the Sabbatic Goat image that Éliphas Lévi made, as misinterpreted by Arthur Edward Waite, the creator of the ever-popular Rider-Waite deck of Tarot cards.
- Lévi meant for Baphomet to symbolize equal balance - good and evil, light and dark, right and left, etc.
- His talk of Baphomet can be found in one of his books, called "Transcendental Magic", which is cut up into halves actually, Doctrine and Ritual.
- Baphomet was first worshiped by the Knights Templar, who interpreted Them as a figure of Satan.
- Their Dukante enn is this: "Ave Baphomet - Oli Omnium Hominium Pacis Abbas - Solve Et Coagula"
- Equality - Refer to the third quick fact
- Goats - From their half goat, half human appearance
- Upside down pentagram - Sigil of Baphomet, usually associated with the Hebrew word for "Leviathan"
- As above, so below / As within, as without - Links to "solve et coagula"