posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 05:26 PM
A friend of mine just drew my attention to a particular image of the new Pope telling the world he wants a 'poor' church .. for poor people..
My friends attention was drawn to the statue behind the pope. He thought there was an image of a man in the art work just above the popes head.
My friend mentioned something about a 'deers head' in the upper portion of the picture.
I think he is wrong. To me, it looks more like the head of Baphomet than anything else.
Here is a closer cropped image of Baphomets head and one horn.. can't have both, it would be too obvious.
What else in the statue can we say is a hint towards the image of Baphomet?
Well let's have a look at the typical image of our dear 'friend'..
Take note of the three pronged piece on the top of Baphomets head between the horns.
Looks very much like it could be a crucified person, especially when you see it from the artists impression in this statue
Baphomet (/ˈbæfɵmɛt/; from medieval Latin Baphometh, baffometi, Occitan Bafometz) is a supposed pagan deity (i.e., a product of Christian
folklore concerning pagans), revived in the 19th century as a figure of occultism and Satanism. It first appeared in 11th and 12th century Latin and
Provençal as a corruption of "Mahomet", the Latinisation of "Muhammad", but later it appeared as a term for a pagan idol in trial transcripts
of the Inquisition of the Knights Templar in the early 14th century. The name first came into popular English-speaking consciousness in the 19th
century, with debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.
Since 1855, the name Baphomet has been associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Lévi. It represents the duality of male and female,
as well as Heaven and Hell or night and day signified by the raising of one arm and the downward gesture of the other. It can be taken in fact, to
represent any of the major harmonious dichotomies of the cosmos. However, Baphomet has been connected with Satanism as well, primarily due to the
adoption of its symbol by the Church of Satan.
So, what say you? Have we been under the gaze of Baphomet all this time? Was the artisit having some form of sick joke?
Or am I reading too much into this image... (again)?
don't you find it odd how the church suddenly wants a church for the poor when we are having all this financial trouble around the world where the
poor are getting poorer and the rich apparently seem to be getting richer along with the church..