Have you ever seem a symbol like this? If you have, you probably think it is the devil don’t you? Well, unfortunately you’ve been mislead. This is the Baphomet. A very old and taboo symbol that has been used for thousands of years. What you think you know about this symbol is more than likely wrong.
If you’ve ever studied Hitler in school, you’ll know that the symbol for the Nazi party was originally a symbol for peace. Hitler stole this symbol and made it into a symbol for anti semitism. The same thing has happened for the Baphomet symbol. Satanism and the Church of Satan have taken the Baphomet and glorified it as a symbol for satan worship. In Satanism, the Baphomet is used to talk to Satan and is often used during rituals. The real meaning of the Baphomet is very different.
The Baphomet is really a symbol for balance. It’s goat head and human body represent a balance between instinct and knowledge. It’s arms read “as is above” and “as is below” which are the basic principles of Hermes, the greek god of thievery and messaging. The Baphomet also embodies the inverse image of Pan, the greek god of nature. This represents the separation of man and nature being a lie. That there is no separation between man and god. This is also called the gold soul theory. The light that shines around the Baphomet’s head, and the torch that sticks out of it, represent the golden aura of Jesus, Buddha, Jah, etc.
Finally, the Baphomet symbol represents the balance of all human Chakras. That the human will act based on instinct and knowledge, not on predetermined social laws and ridiculous motives. The Baphomet is the perfect human in the eyes of a human that thinks for themself. If you consider yourself a Baphomet, you can do drugs and help out the homeless at the same time. You can scream “fuck the police” and protest for equality at the same time. You have no social restrictions. You, along with everyone else on the planet, are a small piece of god. You decide what is right and what is wrong, and you think for yourself.
As you can see, the Baphomet is not the devil. It is an ideology that many people are proud to live by. Just because it’s a scary looking goat thing, doesn’t mean it’s a satanic symbol.
First Chakra – Earth, grounding, home, work, finances, manifestation and being here. Located at the base of the spine, this chakra forms our foundation. It represents the element earth, and is therefore related to our survival instincts, and to our sense of grounding and connection to our bodies and the physical plane. Ideally this chakra brings us health, prosperity, security, and dynamic presence.
Second Chakra – Water, Emotional identity, oriented to self-gratification. The second chakra, located in the abdomen, lower back, and sexual organs, is related to the element water, and to emotions and sexuality. It connects us to others through feeling, desire, sensation, and movement. Ideally this chakra brings us fluidity and grace, depth of feeling, sexual fulfillment, and the ability to accept change.
Third Chakra – Fire, energy, ego, power, will, risk, digestion, motivation and action. This chakra is known as the power chakra, located in the solar plexus. It rules our personal power, will, and autonomy, as well as our metabolism. When healthy, this chakra brings us energy, effectiveness, spontaneity, and non-dominating power.
Fourth Chakra – Air, love, relationship, balance, breath, nurturing, and balance. This chakra is called the heart chakra and is the middle chakra in a system of seven. It is related to love and is the integrator of opposites in the psyche: mind and body, male and female, persona and shadow, ego and unity. A healthy fourth chakra allows us to love deeply, feel compassion, have a deep sense of peace and centeredness.
Fifth Chakra – Sound, vibration, communication, self-expression, being heard. This is the chakra located in the throat and is thus related to communication and creativity. Here we experience the world symbolically through vibration, such as the vibration of sound representing language.
Sixth Chakra – Light, vision, sight, perception, visualization, insight, dreaming. This chakra is known as the brow chakra or third eye center. It is related to the act of seeing, both physically and intuitively. As such it opens our psychic faculties and our understanding of archetypal levels. When healthy it allows us to see clearly, in effect, letting us “see the big picture.”
Seventh Chakra – Spiritual connection, beliefs, understanding, thought, and awareness. This is the crown chakra that relates to consciousness as pure awareness. It is our connection to the greater world beyond, to a timeless, spaceless place of all-knowing. When developed, this chakra brings us knowledge, wisdom, understanding, spiritual connection, and bliss.
Chakra Integration – Overview of the chakras, include integration exercises and assessments and a celebration of where we have come in our journey.