The mystical Baphomet is thought of as a symbol of ''free-thinking'' heresy and forbidden knowledge. usual;y seen cross-legged on top of the world.
Baphomet rests, symbolizing the sum of the total universe - legs ending in cloven hooves, the staff of asclepius rises from their crotch. their right arm is raised in a magical blessing with the word ''solve'' ( separate) written on their forearm, while their left arm is stretched downwards and outwards invitingly, forearm beaming with the word ''coagula'' ( join together). A symbol of balance , the Baphomet has taken residence in the coven's collection and will be a staple for years to come.
''as above, so below''
dating back to the inquisition and torture of the knights templar, the first known mention of Baphomet was written in a letter in 1908 by Anselm Antioch during the first crusade. contrary to popular belief, the Baphomet is not a symbol of the satanic or the occult, but the embodiment of opposition and contrasting ideas. it is a symbol of balance in the universe and also a fountain of knowledge and intelligence.