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Baphomet is considered the second power of hell below Lucifer as the prince of hell. He belonged to the order of Seraphim as Astriel, the principality angel of the stars in the celestial kingdom and a beautiful angel too.
In Mount Hermon, Astriel is responsible for appointing all the stars, teaching men about them, had an affection for children and guard them well, in hell, he has a humanoid form of a goat and a sign of his star on his forehead, is the single demon with wings in hell, because of its very powerful mutation. Baphomet is a demon of programs, events and festivals on earth, where always it want to be worshiped in various forms, your star is the most important brand in hell.
The name Baphomet appears 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 a demon==
The Devil in the Rider-Waite Tarot deck.Lévi's Baphomet is the source of the later Tarot image of the Devil in the Rider-Waite design. The concept of a downward-pointing pentagram on its forehead was enlarged upon by Lévi in his discussion (without illustration) of the Goat of Mendes arranged within such a pentagram, which he contrasted with the microcosmic man arranged within a similar but upright pentagram. The actual image of a goat in a downward-pointing pentagram first appeared in the 1897 book La Clef de la Magie Noire by Stanislas de Guaita, later adopted as the official symbol—called the Sigil of Baphomet—of the Church of Satan, and continues to be used among Satanists.
Baphomet, as Lévi's illustration suggests, has occasionally been portrayed as a synonym of Satan or a demon, a member of the hierarchy of Hell. Baphomet appears in that guise as a character in James Blish's The Day After Judgment. Christian evangelist Jack Chick claims that Baphomet is a demon worshipped by Freemasons, a claim that apparently originated with the Taxil hoax. Léo Taxil's elaborate hoax employed a version of Lévi's Baphomet on the cover of Les Mystères de la franc-maçonnerie dévoilés, his lurid paperback "exposé" of Freemasonry, which in 1897 he revealed as a hoax satirizing ultra-Catholic anti-Masonic propaganda.08:52, July 8, 2011 (UTC)08:52, July 8, 2011 (UTC)~~