eliphas levi


Eliphas Levi, 1861

Each letter is an universal and an absolute conception, governed only by the number represented by the letter. The science of signs begins with the science of letters.

Letters are absolute ideas. Absolute ideas are numbers. Numbers are perfect signs.

In using ideas with numbers, one can operate upon the ideas like one can operate upon number and arrive at the mathematics of truth.

(Course of Kabalistic and Occult Philosophy, The Kabalistic and Occult Tarot of Eliphas Levi, 1861)

Know then, O thou who wishest to be initiated into the Great Mysteries, that thou makest a pact with suffering and encounterest Hell. The vulture which gorged itself on Prometheus’ entrails has fixed eye upon thee. And the Furies, lead by Mercury, are preparing the blocks of wood and nails. Thou shalt be sacred; that is to say, consecrated to torment. Humanity has need of thine agonies.
—  Eliphas Levi, The Great Secret

“Man is a machine. All his actions, words, thoughts, feelings, opinions and habits are the result of external influences and impressions. All that a man says, does, thinks and feels - everything just happens. 

To establish this fact by itself, to be convinced of this truth, one must get rid of thousands of illusions about oneself. But one thing is to understand only with the mind and another thing is to feel it with all our totality; only then can a man really be convinced of it and never forget.”

-G. I. Gurdjieff

The angel of liberty was born before the dawn of the first day, before even the awakening of intelligence, and God called him the morning star.

O Lucifer! Voluntarily and disdainfully thou didst detach thyself from the heaven where the sun drowned thee in his splendour, to plow with thine own rays the unworked fields of night!

Thou shinest when the sun sets, and thy sparkling gaze precedes the daybreak!

Thou fallest to rise again; thou tastest of death to understand life better!

For the ancient glories of the world, thou art the evening star; for truth renascent, the lovely star of dawn.

-  The Key of the Mysteries (La Clef des Grands Mystères)By
Eliphas Levi

“Without Consciousness there would be no World, for the World exists as such only in so far as it is Consciously Reflected and Considered by a Psyche. Consciousness is a Precondition of Being.” 

- C.G.Jung: The Undiscovered Self

That Angel who was brave enough to buy his independence at the price of eternal suffering and torture; beautiful enough to have adored himself in full divine light; strong enough to still reign in darkness amidst agony, and to have made himself a throne out of his inextinguishable pyre.

History of Magic, Éliphas Lévi

or, when you try to show that “the Satan of the Republican and heretical Milton”, “the fake Lucifer of the hetorodox legend” sucks but utterly, epically, terribly fail.


Baphomet! https://www.etsy.com/listing/291011981/ooak-handmade-baphomet-full-figure #retweet/post/blog

Since this particular piece was so popular I decided to make it a “made to order” piece. When you purchase This Baphomet you will be purchasing a completely unique and ooak sculpture. The Baphomet will be as similar as possible to the ones in the photos , however there will be differences that make each one special!!!!

I will of course need a bit of additional time to complete each piece , but I will issue a completion date at the time of
Purchase. ( I work very quickly so we aren’t talking months)

Please contact me at the time of purchase to discuss any special requests or color options. (options may be limited)

Baphomet is all handmade , original , and is based on the Eliphas Levi design.

This piece comes with a custom made stand which Baphomet is made to sit on. The stand measures 10" X 7" X 7" . The Penis/Vagina sculpture is hand sculpted using polymer clay.

Baphomet measures 28" tall when seated on its stand . The wings are all hand made and detachable , they have a span of 19". The shoulder width is 6" and the hands measure 18" apart. The horns are sculpted using epoxy resin and measure 11" long and about 17.5" apart.

Baphomet has a wire armature construction for it’s body with multiple layers of textiles and various materials . The breast plate is hand sculpted using epoxy resin. The face , ears , torch , and arms were sculpted using polymer clay.

Baphomet has hand painted glass eyes and most of the fur you see is actually feathers or faux fur .

Please ask any questions you have :)

What is Kabbalah:

The word comes from the Hebrew קַבָּלָה, meaning “to receive”. 

Kabbalah is a systematic overview of how existence functions, on every level, from the microcosmic to the macrocosmic.

The Kabbalah is also the science of numbers. 

The Kabbalah expresses the mathematics of all creation.

The Kabbalah is comprised of symbols which expresses the structure of creation. For Example the Tree of Life Diagram that I’m sure you all are familiar with.

Understanding the Tree of Life, one can understand the structure of the universe around us and within us, for it maps the macrocosm and the microcosm and everything in between.