Baphomet is the deity the heretical Knights Templars were accused of worshipping during the Inquisition Trials. Baphomet was later conflated with the Sabbatical Goat of Witchcraft by Eliphas Levi who gave us the iconography of Baphomet that we know of today. In modern times, Baphomet has been associated with Satanic religions, movements, and organizations where it has popularly been misidentified with Satan in the public eye. In this lecture, Mat Auryn expands on the discussion of Baphomet from his book Psychic Witch to explore the history and occult significance of Baphomet and the Sabbatical Goat, comparing and contrasting it with similar concepts in other spiritual traditions, and dispelling misconceptions and myths surrounding this enigmatic figure which still holds extreme significance for the modern witch today.
About the Presenter:
Mat Auryn is the international best-selling author of ‘Psychic Witch: A Metaphysical Guide To Meditation, Magick, and Manifestation‘. He is the co-host of New Aeon Radio Podcast and runs the blog For Puck’s Sake on Patheos Pagan, is a content creator for Modern Witch, has a column in Witches & Pagans Magazine, Horns Magazine, and is a regular contributor for The Witch’s Almanac. He holds various initiations and degrees within numerous traditions of Witchcraft and Occultism and is a High Priest in the Sacred Fires Tradition of Witchcraft. He has been featured in various magazines, radio shows, podcasts, newspapers, books, anthologies, and other periodicals.