Devil of the Astral Light: Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet – The Works of Michael Osiris Snuffin – Hermetic Library


In the eyes of the Western world, Eliphas Levi’s illustration of Baphomet is a representation of the Christian Devil, the source of all evil. The French occultist’s illustration from his magnum opus Transcendental Magic shows a winged, goat-headed creature, a pentagram on his forehead, surrounded by occult symbols—all iconography associated with the Devil. A pitchfork and a barbed tail are all that would be needed to complete the stereotype.

Source: Devil of the Astral Light: Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet – The Works of Michael Osiris Snuffin – Hermetic Library

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