Hand Painted Resin Statue of Baphomet
Baphomet is a deity the Knights Templar were accused of worshipping, and that subsequently was incorporated into occult and mystical traditions. References to Baphomet go back as far as 1098, but the goat-headed figure shown here dates to the drawing by a French ceremonial magician Eliphas Levi in 1856.
The name Baphomet appeared in trial transcripts for the Inquisition of the Knights Templar starting in 1307.
- Measures 9.75 x 6 x 15 inches tall
- Hand-painted features
- Dark finish for a gallery-like statue for home or office.
- Associated with a Sabbatic Goat
'Inspired by the famous drawing by Eliphas Levi, the great French magus of the 19th century which was composed as the frontispiece to second section of his masterwork "The Ritual and Dogma of High Magic". Levi devised this picture, which synthesizes many elements and symbols from a variety of religious and magickal traditions to illustrate the concept of "astral light, the great magical agent," the medium through which all seeming miracles are performed.
Because this drawing was originally intended to be correctly understood by only initiates of the Mystery Traditions, in more recet times it has been greatly misunderstood, maligned and sometimes abused by the ignorant and those who are unable to perceive its true meaning. Levi alternately titled this drawing "The Sabbatic Goat" (in reference to rites once held in honor of the divine goat of Mendes in ancient Egypt). It is also "Baphomet of the Templars" (the order of the Knights Templar, the forerunners of modern Freemasonry). Ceremonial magicians and Witches have often recognized this symbol as one of the many representations of the Horned Go, although this figure is never worshiped.' -Maxine Miller
Artist: Maxine Miller