In neo-Pagan witchcraft the God and Goddess are the divine forces and the very essence of the craft, they are the Great Father and Great Mother whose limitless energy brings forth all life. They embody the living biosphere of the planet and the forces of the elements; they are the creators and destroyers. She, The Goddess, is the Queen of Heaven, she is the moon, the source of magical power; she is emotion, intuition and the pyschic faculty. He, The God, is the sun, the source of masculine energy; he is the raw force, wisdom and law.
Deluxe Baphomet Statues
Few images are so at the core of philosophical and theological debate as the figure of Baphomet. Baphomet did not appear in manuscripts or writing until the 12th century, and thereafter the name and image has been a subject of debate and controversy almost wherever it appears. Here Baphomet is depicted as the Sabbatic Goat, as first illustrated by Eliphas Levi in 1854 within his work 'Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic'. As such, Baphomet appears as a winged humanoid goat with a pair of breasts and a torch burning between its horns, behind a pentagram marking his brow. The whole of the symbolism is described by Eliphas as:
'The goat on the front of the piece carries the sing of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of hermetism, 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 adrogyn 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 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 flowing above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences.'
As a figure of great occult symbolism, Baphomet was embraced by Aleister Crowley in Thelema, as a representation of arcane perfection. Similarly, many modern Satanists also took up the symbol as a portrayal of Satan, or a demon. Whatever you choose to believe in its representation, these statues of Baphomet are a fantastic piece for the magical altar. Sculpted from a resin composition with impressive attention to detail, they stand approximately 12 inches tall and 7 1/2 inches wide at their widest point. Available in Black or Gold color.
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