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Baphomet aka Egyptian Banebdjedet

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The original Baphomet (even though people weren't calling it that yet), was the Egyptian god Banebdjedet, a creature with a ram's head and a human's body.


The Knights Templar did not create the Baphomet but saw this deity and incorporated it into their cosmology / occult and traditions. The Templars only adapted certain aspects of the Baphomet that had been mixed with features taken from the Devil card in the Marseille Tarot.


Overall, the idea of the Baphomet is one of pure wisdom. This possible definition is why many scholars believe that the deity comes from the Greeks. When the Greek phrase "absorption into wisdom," also referred to as "baptized in wisdom," is combined together in the original Greek it becomes "Baphomet."




The word Baphomet is not Islamic but an Arabic word.
And the Baphomet's origin is actually Egyptian
The Egyptian Empire is older than what you read in history books.....


For the record, Ancient Egyptians were not Arabs.
The Arabs did not arrive in North Africa until the late 5th Century.
Old / Classical Arabic was used from the 7th century AD to the 9th century AD and Classical Arabic is ONLY associated with the religion of Islam because the Quran was written in it....


The Baphomet/ Banebdjedet is not Jewish or Islamic.
The Egyptian God: Banebdjedet or also known as Banedbdjed, the ram god, was an ancient Egyptian god of Lower Egypt at Mendes.


Ram gods often regarded as manifestation of other deities, as the word ram (ba) and the word for soul or manifestation sounded the same in Egyptian.


The name Baphomet appeared in trial transcripts for the Inquisition of the Knights Templar starting in 1307.


It first came into popular English usage in the 19th century during debate and speculation on the reasons for the suppression of the Templars.


Since 1856, the name Baphomet has been associated with a "Sabbatic Goat" image drawn by Eliphas Levi which contains binary elements representing the "sum total of the universe" (e.g. male and female, good and evil, on and off, etc.


On one hand, Lévi's intention was to symbolize his concept of "the equilibrium of the opposites" that was essential to his magnetistic notion of the Astral Light; on the other hand, the Baphomet represents a tradition that should result in a perfect social order.




The name Baphomet appeared in July 1098 in a letter by the crusader Anselm of Ribemont:


Sequenti die aurora apparente, altis vocibus Baphometh invocaverunt; et nos Deum nostrum in cordibus nostris deprecantes, impetum facientes in eos, de muris civitatis omnes expulimus.


As the next day dawned, they called loudly upon Baphometh; and we prayed silently in our hearts to God, then we attacked and forced all of them outside the city walls.


A chronicler of the First Crusade, Raymond of Aguilers, called the mosques Bafumarias.


The name Bafometz later appeared around 1195 in the Occitan poems "Senhors, per los nostres peccatz" by the troubadour Gavaudan. Around 1250 a poem bewailing the defeat of the Seventh Crusade by Austorc d'Aorlhac refers to Bafomet.


De Bafomet is also the title of one of four surviving chapters of an Occitan translation of Ramon Llull's earliest known work, the Libre de la doctrina pueril, "book on the instruction of children".


Two Templars burned at the stake, from a French 15th century manuscript. British Library, London.


When the medieval order of the Knights Templar was suppressed by King Philip IV of France, on Friday 13 October 1307, Philip had many French Templars simultaneously arrested, and then tortured into confessions. Over 100 different charges had been leveled against the Templars. Most of them were dubious, as they were the same charges that were leveled against the Cathars and many of King Philip's enemies; he had earlier kidnapped Pope Boniface VIII and charged him with near identical offenses of heresy, spitting and urinating on the cross, and sodomy. Yet Malcolm Barber observes that historians "find it difficult to accept that an affair of such enormity rests upon total fabrication".


The "Chinon Parchment suggests that the Templars did indeed spit on the cross," says Sean Martin, and that these acts were intended to simulate the kind of humiliation and torture that a Crusader might be subjected to if captured by the Saracens, where they were taught how to commit apostasy "with the mind only and not with the heart".


Similarly, Michael Haag suggests that the simulated worship of Baphomet did indeed form part of a Templar initiation ritual.


The indictment (acte d'accusation) published by the court of Rome set forth ... "that in all the provinces they had idols, that is to say, heads, some of which had three faces, others but one; sometimes, it was a human skull ... That in their assemblies, and especially in their grand chapters, they worshipped the idol as a god, as their saviour, saying that this head could save them, that it bestowed on the order all its wealth, made the trees flower, and the plants of the earth to sprout forth."


The name Baphomet comes up in several of these confessions. Peter Partner states in his 1987 book The Knights Templar and their Myth, "In the trial of the Templars one of their main charges was their supposed worship of a heathen idol-head known as a 'Baphomet' ('Baphomet' = Mahomet)."


The description of the object changed from confession to confession. Some Templars denied any knowledge of it. Others, under torture, described it as being either a severed head, a cat, or a head with three faces.


The Templars did possess several silver-gilt heads as reliquaries, including one marked capud lviiim, another said to be St. Euphemia and possibly the actual head of Hugues de Payens. The claims of an idol named Baphomet were unique to the Inquisition of the Templars.


Karen Ralls, author of the Knights Templar Encyclopedia, argues that it is significant that "no specific evidence [of Baphomet] appears in either the Templar Rule or in other medieval period Templar documents."


Gauserand de Montpesant, a knight of Provence, said that their superior showed him an idol made in the form of Baffomet; another, named Raymond Rubei, described it as a wooden head, on which the figure of Baphomet was painted, and adds, "that he worshipped it by kissing its feet, and exclaiming, 'Yalla,' which was," he says, "verbum Saracenorum," a word taken from the Saracens.


A templar of Florence declared that, in the secret chapters of the order, one brother said to the other, showing the idol, "Adore this head—this head is your god and your Mahomet."


Modern scholars agree that the name of Baphomet was an Old French corruption of the name Muhammad, with the interpretation being that some of the Templars, through their long military occupation of the Outremer, had begun incorporating Islamic ideas into their belief system, and that this was seen and documented by the Inquisitors as heresy.


Alain Demurger, however, rejects the idea that the Templars could have adopted the doctrines of their enemies. Helen Nicholson writes that the charges were essentially "manipulative"—the Templars "were accused of becoming fairy-tale Muslims."


Medieval Christians believed that Muslims were idolatrous and worshipped Muhammad as a god, with mahomet becoming mammet in English, meaning an idol or false god.


This idol-worship is attributed to Muslims in several chansons de geste. For example, one finds the gods Bafum e Travagan in a Provençal poem on the life of St. Honorat, completed in 1300.


In the Chanson de Simon Pouille, written before 1235, a Saracen idol is called Bafumetz.

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