In "Here’s the First Look at the New Satanic Monument Being Built for Oklahoma’s Statehouse," Jonathan Smith reports that the Satanic Temple plans to erect a monument glorifying the Dark Lord on the front lawn of the Oklahoma Statehouse:
"An Indiegogo campaign was launched with what seemed like a somewhat lofty goal of $20,000, but by the time donations ended almost $30,000 had been raised. Now an artist trained in classical sculpture is toiling away in New York, crafting a Baphomet figure sitting beneath an inverted pentagram and flanked by two children gazing upward in loyalty. When it is finished, it will be cast in bronze and, the Satanists hope, eventually displayed in Oklahoma." The statue is a "direct response to the state's installation of a Ten Commandments monument outside the Capitol in 2012."
"Unless we are mistaken...the twentieth century...is to witness a gigantic conflict of spirits...More serious and fiercer than ever before, the conflict is between the old and the new worldview." Herman Bavinck, Christian theologian, 1901
An ancient evil creed from the pits of Hell is being reborn, and the statue of Baphomet is one of its visual embodiments.
So who is Baphomet?
Baphomet is the phallic god Pan, the ancient hermaphrodite god of nature, the divine substance (prima material) from which the universe and all life evolved:
"The fundamental doctrine of magic is phallicism. New life is created by the act of generation: therefore the life force is generated by the sexual forces, the union of male and female elements. As represented by the two opposing equilateral triangles..." "The phallic God is therefore hermaphroditic or bi-sexual. The sexual organs are considered sacred, while the rites and rituals are designed to liberate the passions and the natural instincts from the control of reason. The novice must denounce as fraud the existence of a moral order, together with that of its creator. This is the exact reverse of what the Bible stands for." "The creation of the universe is the work of the hermaphrodite god. The universe was not created but procreated or engendered by him in successive stages. The god himself is supposed to have been the original and unique emanation of the divine substance of which all things are made. In this role the god is known as Pan, the first principle of nature. Thus man is placed on a par with his creator: both are divine and immortal; man therefore creates when he procreates." (Sects, Symbolism & the Mark of the Beast, Ray Novosel)
"In astrology, Pan is one aspect and is also equated with Satan and with life...in its base aspects." (Cirlot, J.E. "A Dictionary of Symbols," 1971)
Baphomet is a goat-headed deity, a satanic deity of evolutionary energy common to the Western occult science and attendant magic traditions and pagan religions (i.e., Wicca, Illuminati, Masonry, New Age) that emerged out of the Renaissance when certain disgruntled Christian theologians, mystics and intellectuals had discovered Hermetic magic and occult Jewish Kabbalah texts which they studied and translated resulting in Hermetic Kabbalah.
Both Hermetic magic and Jewish Kabbalah are ancient Mystery Religion traditions implying evolutionary transformism moving from one kind of lower thing to another kind of higher thing. While Hermeticism originated in ancient Egypt, the mother of both Cabala and the original Baphomet is Babylon. (Ezekiel 16: 28-29)
Master Mason Eugene W. Plawiuk affirms the Chaldean pedigree of Baphomet and its close connection to Astrology's elemental spirits in "Liber Capricornus: the Symbolism of the Goat." Plawiuk explains that the goat is known to all of us,
"...through the ancient science of Astrology first developed by the Chaldeans, or as they are commonly known; Babylonians. The Goat symbolizes male fertility (and is represented by) the astrological sign of Capricorn....In fact the...Babylonians who gave us this symbol of Capricorn and the science of Astrology were the first Temple Builders, and the goat for them symbolized the essence of the Temple or Lodge....According to a research monograph on the Dionysian Artificers and Early Masonry edited by Manly P. Hall, the symbolism of the goat relates to the prechristian God Pan, Dionysius. The Goat-God was accepted by the later Greek Mystery Schools as the symbol of the Temple Builders. "(Presented to Norwood Lodge No. 90 A.F.&A.M. G.R.A., Sept. 3, 1991, MasonicWorld.com)
Baphomet resembles horned goat-gods all over the globe from Egypt to Northern Europe and India. For example, the ancient Celtic horned- deity Cernunnos bears a striking similarity to Baphomet as does Herne in ancient Britain. In Jungian theory, Baphomet is a continuation of the horned-god archetype, the dark side universally present in individual psyches. As Pan, Baphomet is the talisman of the occult science of energy:
"Pan (Gr.). The nature-god, whence Pantheism....Homer makes him the son of Hermes and Dryope. His name means ALL. He was the inventor of the Pandean Pipes; and no nymph who heard their sound could resist the fascination of the great Pan, his grotesque figure notwithstanding. Pan is related to the Mendesian goat.....as a talisman of great occult potency, nature's creative force. The whole of the Hermetic philosophy is based on nature's hidden secrets, and as Baphomet was undeniably a Kabbalistic talisman, so was the name of Pan of great magic efficiency in what Eliphas Levi would call the 'Conjuration of the Elementals'. There is a well-known pious legend which has been current in the Christian world ever since the day of Tiberias, to the effect that the 'great god Pan is dead'. But people are greatly mistaken in this; neither nature nor any of her Forces can ever die. A few of these may be left unused, and being forgotten lie dormant for long centuries. But no sooner are the proper conditions furnished than they awake to act again with tenfold power." (H.P. Blavatsky, Theosophical Glossary)
Baphomet inside an inverted pentagram is the sigil (a pictorial signature of a demon) of the Church of Satan while Goya's 1821 painting, "Great He-Goat" or "Witches Sabbath" depicts a coven of witches gathered around Satan portrayed as a half-man, half-goat figure:
"The primary deity of witches and wiccans is the goddess, accompanied by a 'horned' god as consort...." (The Global Mainstreaming of Witchcraft, Linda Harvey, p. 44, from On Global Wizardry, Peter Jones)
In True Detective, a TV series about the investigation of satanic ritual murders commissioned by demonized occultists in high places--the human tools of dark forces influencing our society--sacrifices are made to the “Yellow King” an effigy of a horned god.
The French occultist Eliphas Levi's depiction of the horned deity in his book Dogmes et Rituels de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) is the official visual representation of Baphomet. Levi depicted Baphomet as an androgynous, winged humanoid goat with breasts and a torch between its horns. The figure bears numerous similarities to the horned-deities enumerated above and also includes several other occult symbols relating to the Mystery concepts embodied by the horned-deity.
In the preface of his book Levi said 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.”
The beasts head expresses the ages old Gnostic hatred of physical matter, meaning that birth, life, and body are evils, for in birth the soul finds itself constricted within the awful limitations of a body. In its modern incarnation the beast's head is the sigil of the satanic inversion signifying hatred not only of birth, life and body but of physical Resurrection. Birth, Resurrection and eternal embodied life in a physical paradise are death while death is birth since it liberates the suffering soul from its prison. In this way of thinking, Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, the 9/11 killers, Kermit Gosnell and other mass murderers did their victims a favor by killing them.
In this light, Baphomet visually represents the demonic forces of evil that for over fifty years have been encircling and sweeping over and through our dechristianized culture closing the souls of Americans to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Physician of our souls, while opening them to powers of darkness. Baphomet therefore signals the nearly completed inversion of the order of creation and reversal of the direction of Biblical theism so that Special Creation, birth and Resurrection are evil while evolutionary naturalism (nihilism), death and iniquity are good but evil better.
With Special Creation virtually replaced by the occult science of energy (evolution), the masses of deluded now believe that men have not fallen from perfection but instead are gradually evolving upward from their primordial matter and ape beginnings toward greater and greater spiritual perfection. Self-perfecting man no longer needs a Savior as the idea of "conscious evolution" means there is an irresistible Force within each person, a universal Force that when activated grants unimaginable psychic powers, even immortality. Thus deluded man believes he can save himself, and perhaps even attain god-hood.
Baphomet thus denotes the mystical pantheist 'oneness' of man with nature, his evolutionary ascent and culmination in the Babylonian Magic Way of reaching divine status and psychic powers through meditation and/or channeling techniques. From the time of the Babylonians, the quest of divine status and psychic powers has been guided by disembodied spirits who were assumed to be former humans who had perfected themselves and escaped the wheel of karma and now enable initiates to evolve spiritually into higher and higher states of consciousness. At the highest level the mind of the initiate becomes 'one with' the impersonal god-force, or prima materia, the God-less first cause of all that exists:
"Most deep ecologists are pantheists, and many explicitly embrace Hinduism, Buddhism or Confucianism...Some actively seek to revive Druidism, witchcraft, Native American religions and---among feminists---goddess worship." Drawing from Eastern religions and evolutionary science, "they place man's identity with the rest of nature in his ascent through the evolutionary chain of being." Thus one environmentalist conducts workshops in which participants are urged "to remember their alleged evolutionary history by rolling on the ground and imagining what their lives were like as dead leaves, slugs, and lichens." (Deep Ecology, Neopaganism & Global Warming, E. Calvin Beisner, pp. 172-173, from On Global Wizardry, Peter Jones)
Upon inspection, the visual image of Baphomet reveals that each occult symbol is balanced with its opposite to show that the next great evolutionary leap to come requires the fusion of polar opposites. This means good with evil, light with dark, man's dark side with his good side, male with female, man with nature, the Christian Church with the devil's world system, God the Father (Spirit) with prima materia, the Holy Spirit with Kundalini, and according to Teilhard de Chardin, the transformation and integration of the Hindu god Shiva (The Destroyer) by Christ:
“It is not enough to refuse or ridicule Shiva: for he exists. What is necessary, is to Christify him. Christ would not be complete if he did not integrate Shiva (as a component), whilst transforming him.” (Towards a New Mysticism: Teilhard de Chardin and Eastern Religions, Ursula King)
Baphomet is therefore an androgynous 'gay' figure bearing the physical characteristics of both sexes because natural man (animalized or beast- man) fully embraces and has become the brute beast that is his evil side (sin nature). The concept of the two-in-one is of great importance in occult philosophy as it represents the highest level of initiation in the quest of becoming “one with divine prima materia."
The so-called 'highest' level is actually the reverse, for this level is where the initiate has achieved the ultimate meaning of two-in-one: demonic possession. It usually takes many years to arrive at this level of evil where beast-man believes reality is within his own skull, that he is a god (or goddess) with the power to create his own universe of power and a narrative to accompany it:
"Evolution is no longer viewed as a mindless affair, quite the opposite. It is mind enlarging its domain up the chain of species." Evolution is the “universe...a mind that oversees, orchestrates, and gives order and structure to all things." We are now the highly evolved ones, therefore no longer, "obliged to make our behavior conform with a set of pre-existing cosmic rules. It is our creation now. We make the rules. We establish the parameters of reality. We create the world, and because we do, we no longer feel beholden to outside forces. We no longer have to justify our behavior, for we are now the architects of the universe. We are responsible to nothing outside ourselves. for we are the kingdom, the power, and the glory forever and ever.” (Algeny, Jeremy Rifkin, 1983, p. 188)
It is also at this level where natural man believes he has a right to determine who lives or dies. In the Soviet Union, for example, the God-and-human hating beast-man, Vladimir Lenin, exulted that,
"Darwin put an end to the belief that the animal and vegetable species bear no relation to one another (and) that they were created by God, and hence immutable." (Fatal Fruit, Tom DeRosa, p. 9)
Lenin exercised godlike power over life and death. He saw himself as, "the master of the knowledge of the evolution of social species." It was Lenin who "decided who should disappear by virtue of having been condemned to the dustbin of history." From the moment Lenin made the "scientific" decision that the bourgeoisie represented a stage of humanity that evolution had surpassed,
"...its liquidation as a class and the liquidation of the individuals who actually or supposedly belonged to it could be justified." (The Black Book of Communism, p. 752)
Speaking of Stalin, Milovan Djilas, a prominent Communist leader of Yugoslavia, said,
"Was it not so that the demonic power and energy of Stalin consisted in this, that he made the (Communist) movement and every person in it to pass to a state of confusion and stupefaction, thus creating and ensuring his reign of fear..." (Marx & Satan, Richard Wurmbrand, p. 54)
Stalin's daughter, Svetlana Alliluyeva, described the monstrously evil Beria, Stalin's right-hand man as a frightening,
"...wicked demon...A terrible demon had taken possession of my father's soul." (ibid, p. 54)
Alain Brossat draws the following conclusions about the Soviet Union and the blatantly occult Nazi Germany, and the ties that bind them:
"The 'liquidation' of the Muscovite executioners, a close relative of the 'treatment' carried out by Nazi assassins, is a linguistic microcosm of an irreparable mental and cultural catastrophe that was in full view on the Soviet Stage. The value of human life collapsed, and thinking in categories replaced ethical thought…In the discourse and practice of the Nazi exterminators, the animalization of Other…was closely linked to the ideology of race. It was conceived in the implacably hierarchical racial terms of "subhumans" and "supermen"…but in Moscow in 1937, what mattered…was the total animalization of the Other, so that a policy under which absolutely anything was possible could come into practice." (Black Book of Communism, p. 751)
In the demonically twisted logic of the beastly god-man, since he is God, then 2 + 2 can be five or nine, up can be down, freedom can mean slavery, life can mean death, and he can kill, destroy, steal, rape and sodomize all he wants because he make the rules. Hence the satanic maxim of this century's leading satanic philosopher and occultist, Aleister Crowley (1875-1947):
"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law, love under will." (Liber Al vel Legis or The Book of the Law)
Returning to Baphomet, his phallus is actually Hermes’ Caduceus – a rod intertwined with two serpents. This ancient symbol has represented Hermeticism since the ancient Egyptian pantheon with its' worship of the horned serpent right up through our own time:
"The UN Meditation Room mural is divided into 72 separate sections—the tetragrammaton or Divine Name of 72 words. It depicts triangles and pyramids representing "the deity" in accordance with the ancient Babylonian symbols. Also a part of this mural is a spiral figure intertwined with a diagonal line which may represent Hermes Wand, the Cadeuces, traditional symbol of the sex forces or Kundalini. The mural's center sphere and outer circle roughly form an eye. The "all seeing eye" of the deity theme is to be repeated in the Temple building by a glass eye faceted like a diamond to reflect the rays of the sun through the six wings." On April 24, 1957, when the Meditation Room was reopened, the late Dag Hammarskjold, UN Secretary General, described this pagan stone as an altar to universal religion: "The altar is the symbol of the God of all," he said." (The Temple of Understanding, Edith Kermit Roosevelt, The New Hampshire Sunday Times News, October 21, 1962 © Edith Kermit Roosevelt Syndicate)
Esoterically, the Caduceus represents the activation of chakras, from the base of the spine to the pineal gland, using serpent power otherwise known as the seething force of Lucifer, the Universal Mind, the Force, Astral Light, or Lucifer the angel of evolution, according to occult New Age theologian David Spangler.
From the time of the ancients serpent power has been important to religious and mythological symbolism all around the world. Within the Egyptian mysteries, serpent power was associated with elemental spirits,
"...the elemental forces that were in play before the creation of the world." (Carl Teichrib, Gods of Ancient Egypt, p. 182)
In his book, "The Sign of the Serpent," Mark Balfour relates how pervasive serpent symbols are within India and the Hindu religion:
"Any observant traveler who moves from the snow-tipped Himalayas in the North to the sun-soaked sands of Cape Comorin at India's southern tip, will encounter – particularly in the rural areas and at sacred centres of pilgrimage wherever Siva, God of both Divine Wisdom and regeneration, is the presiding Deity – the serpent motif sculptured within shrines, impressed on myriads of stone implants in the ground and depicted in art." (A Short Guide to Occult Symbols: Serpent Power, Carl Teichrib, 2005, Kjos Ministries)
Balfour elaborates on this belief:
"In Hinduism, the Cosmic Serpent – Ananta Sesha – symbolic of timeless eternity, carries the world on his 1000-fold [Cobra] hood...As the creative impulse stirs within the great Serpent in the Sky – when passive idea becomes active thought – the forces of attraction and repulsion come into play as 'spirit' begins its involution into "matter." (ibid, Teichrib)
Moreover, Kundalini yoga, a discipline within Hinduism, teaches that latent serpent power lies at the base of the etheric human spine,
"...like a coiled serpent, ready to spring." (Harper's Dictionary of Hinduism, p. 156, ibid, Teichrib)
Through strenuous yoga techniques, serpent power uncoils and rises through seven "chakras" or power centers within the body of the initiate. Serpent power, or evolution as it is popularly known today, is considered,
"(to be a) concentrated field of intelligent cosmic, invisible energy absolutely vital to life beginning in the base of the spine as a man or a woman begins to evolve in their first incarnation." (The Donning International Encyclopedic Psychic Dictionary, p. 343, ibid, Teichrib)
Serpent power can be imbibed mentally as well as imparted by laying on of hands, or Shakti-pat. The demon-possessed Indian guru Bhagwan Shree Rajineesh was called the "divine drunkard" by his disciples, and according to Tal Brook, author of "Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," by his millions of worshippers in India, America, and Europe and throughout the world. Rajineesh encouraged his devotees to come and drink from him, meaning, receive his touch:
"His spiritual 'wine' was often passed on with a single touch to the head (Shakti-pat), at which his followers would collapse in ecstatic laughter. Another famous guru, Swami Muktananda, would hold meetings at which thousands of his followers from around the world came to receive his touch. They experienced uncontrollable laughing, roaring, barking, hissing, crying, shaking, as well as falling unconscious." (Rose, p. 217)
These demon-possessed gurus were imparting to their adoring worshippers experiences they had undergone during initiation rituals and which they attributed to spirit-possession.
Veteran researcher Brooks Alexander observes of Rajineesh, Muktananda and other gurus:
"All of these gurus espouse a similar philosophy, and they all turn it into practice in a similar way. It is a pattern that we find not only in tantra (Indo-Tibetan occultism), but in European Satanism, antinomian Gnosticism, and ancient pagan sorcery as well." (Book Review: Riders of the Cosmic Circuit," in SCP Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, 1987, p. 39)
According to Alexander, occult Eastern teachings and techniques have been assimilated into our church and our culture. With remarkable speed and ease, both Eastern and Western occult ideas (i.e., evolutionary science) and spiritist techniques (i.e. channeling)for contacting spirits such as trance music, brain-altering drugs, meditation and yoga are being propagated to undiscerning Westerners and Americans, within and without the church, on a mass scale:
"...they are filtered through the pervasive secularism of our culture. In this way they are demystified without changing their essential content. The basic components of an Eastern/occult world view are recast in forms of expression that are naturalistic, scientific, and humanistic...Occult philosophy is being secularized and psychologized with increasing refinement....Their underlying themes run through contemporary science, economics, politics, art, psychology, and religion." (The Coming Darkness, p. 55)
The Book of Revelation pinpoints Babylon as the post-flood center of an evil creed---an occult pagan Mystery religion based on advaitic monism, occult science of energy issuing in evolutionary transformism of one kind of thing into another higher kind of thing, psychic powers, astrology, exalted priesthood, gnosis, secret initiations, familiar spirits, the goddess and horned deity, androgyny, sexual perversions, and other evils.
In this light, early Church Father Basil the Greats' warning to the faithful that they avoid babblers of nonsense who teach magical transformism makes sense:
"[A]void the nonsense of those arrogant philosophers who do not blush to liken their soul to that of a dog, who say that they have themselves formerly been women, shrubs, or fish. Have they ever been fish? I do not know, but I do not fear to affirm that in their writings they show less sense than fish." (The Six Days’ Work 8:2, Church Father Basil the Great, A.D. 393).
It is the devilish Spirit of our age that emerged out of the Renaissance whose answer to the Lord Jesus Christ is the Cross (crucify Him) and whose fulfillment will be the Wicked One, the god of forces who is also Baphomet and Pan, that is obsessed by evolutionary transformism. So much so that the Spirit performs the cult of demons by not only teaching their nonsensical doctrines to all who are susceptible but by stealthily supplanting Special Creation (Genesis account) with their damnable Babylonian magic. (2 Thess. 2:1-8)
Through his human tools, the god of forces has all but supplanted the miracle of six day creation, thereby ripping out the heart of the faith and leaving behind a desolation of abomination: a Christless form of Christianity---the triumph of Baphomet.
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