“I believe in the serpent and the lion
Mystery of Mystery, in his name BAPHOMET.”—Liber XV {Book 15} O. T. O.

“Baphomet is the deity worshipped by the Templars, according the charges made against them. An interesting point about Baphomet is that the Greek translation of this name breaks down into the words bafe (BAPhE—baptism) and metis (METIS—wisdom): Baptism of Wisdom. What we confess to be how we ‘accomplish the miracle of incarnation’ is revealed as yet another aspect of the ‘Serpent and the Lion.’”—Masonic Legacy: Craft Symbolism in the Gnostic Mass

“I had taken the name Baphomet as my motto in the O.T.O. For six years … Baphomet was Father Mithras, the cubical stone which was the corner of the Temple.”—Chapter 85 - The Confessions of Aleister Crowley

“The Serpent and the Lion is shown in Atu 11 - Lust. This Atu corresponds to the Hebrew letter Teth, whose value is 9. There is a total of 9 squares in the magical square of Binah and Saturn. This associates BAPHOMET with BABALON - if we didn't already have BABALON riding the BEAST in the Thoth Deck.

Leo is also associated with Atu 11 and the Sun rules Leo. Therefore the association of BAPHOMET back to CHAOS is made.

BAPHOMET is the combination of the Spheres of Chokmah and Binah and is Heru-Ra-Ha, the twins Ra-Hoor-Khuit and Hoor-Paar-Kraat.

Notice that there are 8 letters in BAPHOMET and 7 letters in BABALON. The sum of these two letters is 15. Behold, a picture of BAPHOMET is found on Atu 15.”—Gnostics and Templars by Bishop T Dionysus

“There is no doubt that this mysterious figure is a magical image of this same idea, developed in so many symbols. Its pictorial correspondence is most easily seen in the figures of Zeus Arrhenothelus and Babalon, and in the extraordinarily obscene representations of the Virgin Mother which are found among the remains of early Christian iconology. The subject is dealt with at considerable length in Payne Knight, where the origin of the symbol and the meaning of the name is investigated. Von Hammer-Purgstall was certainly right in supposing Baphomet to be a form of the Bull-god, or rather, the Bull-slaying god, Mithras; for Baphomet should be spelt with an “r” at the end; thus it is clearly a corruption meaning “Father Mithras”. There is also here a connection with the ass, for it was as an ass-headed god that he became an object of veneration to the Templars.

The Early Christians also were accused of worshipping an ass or ass-headed god, and this again is connected with the wild ass of the wilderness, the god Set, identified with Saturn and Satan. (See infra, Atu XV.) He is the South, as Nuit is the North: the Egyptians had a Desert and an Ocean in those quarters.”—Baphomet from “The Atu (Keys or Trumps)” in The Book of Thoth

“Baphomet is the mysterious name of the God of the Templars.”—Chapter 33 ΚΕΦΑΛΗ ΛΓ Baphomet in Liber CCCXXXIII - Book 333 - The Book of Lies.


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