Goat of Mendes Black Patch


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Goat of Mendes Black Patch

Goat of Mendes or Baphomet was created in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Levi for his book Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie ("Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic"). 

Levi himself described the meaning of the symbol thusly in Dogme et Rituel:

"The goat on the frontispiece carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, with one point at the top, a symbol of light, his two hands forming the sign of hermetism, the one pointing up to the white moon of Chesed, the other pointing down to the black one of Geburah. This sign expresses the perfect harmony of mercy with justice. His one arm is female, the other male like the ones of the androgyn of Khunrath, the attributes of which we had to unite with those of our goat because he is one and the same symbol. The flame of intelligence shining between his horns is the magic light of the universal balance, the image of the soul elevated above matter, as the flame, whilst being tied to matter, shines above it. The beast's head expresses the horror of the sinner, whose materially acting, solely responsible part has to bear the punishment exclusively; because the soul is insensitive according to its nature and can only suffer when it materializes. The rod standing instead of genitals symbolizes eternal life, the body covered with scales the water, the semi-circle above it the atmosphere, the feathers following above the volatile. Humanity is represented by the two breasts and the androgyn arms of this sphinx of the occult sciences."

Our patches have a black overlocked border and black fabric backing to prevent stitches catching. Our patches can be sewn, pinned or glued to many different mediums, but we recommend testing any glue before washing. Patches are safe for machine washing and warm iron but please do not bleach. 
Patch Measures 9.5cm X 8cm (4" x 3").
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