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“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 occultism, 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 androgyne 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 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 androgyne arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences. (211-212)”
Baphomet has become the ultimate “scapegoat”, the face of witchcraft and black magic; a dark, foreboding figure, one synonymous with that Judeo/Christian miscreant called “Satan”. But, in truth, Baphomet can represent the accomplishment of reaching the “Higher Self”. Because of this it has been adopted by some practitioners of the left-hand path as a symbol of self-deification, or becoming one’s own god. Self-deification, though, does not come about through a simple proclamation. It is a slow process, taking years of study upon the heterodox path, going your own way, breaking away from the prevailing cultural norms. But with a revaluation of all values, and allowing the ego to better understand the subconscious, a supreme knowledge of the self can come about, thus reaching a state of perfect equilibrium. It is then that the occult initiate can point the right hand towards the heavens and the left towards the earth and pronounce that hermetic axiom which has reverberated over the millennia: “As Above, So Below”.
originally posted by: SoulStoner225
First of all, the abbreviation for Arkansas is AR. AK is Alaska.
As an Arkansan, I was really hoping they were gonna pick Oklahoma for the statue but of course the ten Commandments made it inevitable but to put the Goat in Little Rock(that and the Clinton Foundation)
My concern is not for the people who know their faith and is educated as much as they want to be. However, for the children, then ten commandments next to Baphomet may confuse them more than Common Core itself. Two children at the lap of the Devil.
The temple didnt do anything wrong. But the fact that people are celebration Satan when they truly dont know who they are fighting for
originally posted by: JAY1980
Yay more anti Christian BS!
I have my issues with Christianity as much as the next. But they also bring alot of good to the table. I can't for the life of me remember the last time I saw an atheist charity event. Just sayin...
Most atheists are liberals.
Most liberals hate Christianity and worship at the alter of the state. That's what I see...
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Top level trolling by the Satanists. They're not really into selling souls and fighting besides demons. It's more to do with arguing for a rational world...or against irrationality. Pity they picked old Baph as a symbol because it makes so many people twitch. Doubly so in a State where many still believe Creationism should be taught in science classes.
Their key tenets:thesatanictemple.com...
There are seven fundamental tenets.
* One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.
* The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.
* One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.
* The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one's own.
* Beliefs should conform to our best scientific understanding of the world. We should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit our beliefs.
* People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and remediate any harm that may have been caused.
* Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.
Yep, they're basically atheists which I understand is code for 'hellspawn scum' in the eyes of the WASP community and practising Christians.
originally posted by: knowledgehunter0986
So apparently offensive statues are only okay if you're trolling the Christians.
originally posted by: dawnstar
maybe Baphomet is the best representation of all of our religions today? the horned god of the pagans, those very old beliefs that every religion has adopted at least some parts of, erected by satanists, because, well, once those newer religions took what they found as valued, they so often labeled the followers of those who insisted on not adopting their newer, more revised form as evil, heretical, and worthy of elimination.
The most unique and iconic element of Levi’s Baphomet is the head of a goat upon a humanoid body. The goat head was borrowed by Levi from the Egyptian goat-headed deity Banebdjedet, who represented the soul of Osiris. Levi was also inspired by Pan, another goat-headed god equated with primal worship and social taboos of the time.