Who – or more specifically, WHAT – is Baphomet? The BMA hosts discuss the mysterious goat-headed figure’s likely origins, and also break down the symbolism contained within. As a common symbol of Satanism, Baphomet and its artistic representations are loaded with meaning to those in the know as well as outsiders. We also discuss a Christian preacher’s call for Baphomet’s removal… although since the Baphy statue is only housed at the TST headquarters in Salem, we’re not sure what he’s so worked up about. We also preview our upcoming “Satanic Chick Tract” project, and figure out what kind of Satanic tattoo Daniel should get.
- AV Club: “R.I.P. Jack Chick, comics scaremonger”
- Patheos: Christian Preacher: If Confederate Statues Have to Go, So Should Satanic Ones
- Hermetic: Devil of the Astral Light: Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet
- Tarot card meanings: The Devil
- BBC: Decoding the symbols on Satan’s statue
- Slate: Why Are Goats Associated With the Devil, Like Black Phillip in The Witch?
- Baphomet, George Washington, and… Madonna? (We’re just linking for the picture)
- Goats yelling like people [Video]
- James Bull’s Left-Hand Tarot blog: I was wrong about the Satanic Temple
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