As fore-written a while back there; in contradistinction to all modern occultists – be they self-described extremists/Satanists, or even self-described followers of some Left Hand Path maybe, self-described sorcerers, or randomly something else – one’s Order should (must) have a unique tradition in respect to Baphomet, exemplifying that Baphomet;
- say a female name, which would be used to describe a shapeshifting entity; a dark goddess primally, to whom human sacrifices would and can be, dedicated and offered.
- a name most probably meaning Mother (Mistress) of Blood.
- that Baphomet would/is the mother and bride of a ‘god’, and the mother of all acausal entities – ‘demons’ – we(‘d) know or have experienced over millennia.
- that the now commonly accepted origins and meaning of Baphomet are esoterically incorrect and fallacious.
Plus, let’s conventionally describe that Baphomet as, per say;
- associated with a male idol rumoured to be connected to the Medieval Knights Templar. or;
- associated with a (the) figure – The Goat of Mendes – described (wholly moving along concurrently with it) and illustrated in works by Eliphas Levi; subsequently by the rider-Waite Tarot (Major Arcana XV) and the sigil used by one (Lavey) et al.
- described by Crowley as male and derived from Mithras.
A recount of indeed an esoteric aural tradition, one iconoclastically described in early dating manuscripts and volume inclusions since:
- The name of Baphomet regarded as meaning “the mistress (mother) of blood” – the Mistress who sometimes washes in the blood of her foes and whose hands are thereby stained.
The supposed Greek-borne derivation and not as is sometimes said from the Attic form of ‘wise‘. Such usage of the term ‘Mother/Mistress’, quite prevalently common in later Greek alchemical writings using the prefix to signify a specific type of ‘amalgam’ (some would use(ing) this as a metaphor for the amalgam of Sol with Luna in the sexual sense). Once again, exemplifying a Septenary system, Baphomet, as Mistress of Earth, linking it to the sixth sphere (Jupiter) and the star Deneb. She is thus in one sense, a magical “Earth Gate“, and Her reflexion (or ‘causal’ nature – as against Her acausal or Sinister nature) is the third sphere (Venus) related to the star Antares.
A traditional depiction of that Baphomet would then be of a beautiful mature woman (often shown naked) holding up the severed head of the sacrificed priest, maybe?, hehe, (usually bearded).
With the existence of iconoclasm which naturally can/will/would lead self-described modern occultists to, yet again, criticize such an Order, even though such critics would originally never be bothered to, or lack the erudition and esoteric knowledge to, write a riposte to even provided evidence of the order. Evidence exemplified such as:
- dying, dipped in, stained — and a metaphor of blood…..Aeschylus.
- motherland — Pausaniae Graeciae Descriptio
- mother/where the expression “mother of all” occurs…..Hesiod.
- wise, skilled, craft.
- possessed by mother of gods.