Enliven your walls with the mystical energy of "Baphomet - Transcendental Magic - Levi Eliphas", a classic symbol of Eliphas Levi's "As Above So Below" spirit. This reproduction of the original 1854 piece is masterfully re-mastered to bring out the intricate details, then printed on luxurious artist-grade canvas gallery wraps for an exquisite look. Enjoy the captivating power of this symbol in your home.
Goth up any room with art printed on top-quality canvas gallery wraps. Each wrap is made with finely textured, artist-grade cotton substrate resulting in outstanding clarity and detail. Available in multiple sizes, these closed-back canvases are built with a patented, solid support face and are excellent for indoor use.
*Many of these originals are hundreds of years old so it's a given they would be in need of some polishing. Each print has been digitally scanned or photographed from the original and we’ve touched them up to eliminate any major blemishes, distortions, tears or missing parts.
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Transcendental Magic- Levi Eliphas - The Baphomet, from Eliphas Levi's "Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie", "As Above So Below" 1854, the adopted symbol of some "Left-Hand Path" belief systems.
Its famous opening lines present the single essential theme of Occultism and gives some of the flavor of its atmosphere: "Behind the veil of all the hieratic and mystical allegories of ancient doctrines, behind the darkness and strange ordeals of all initiations, under the seal of all sacred writings, in the ruins of Nineveh or Thebes, on the crumbling stones of old temples and on the blackened visage of the Assyrian or Egyptian sphinx, in the monstrous or marvelous paintings which interpret to the faithful of India the inspired pages of the Vedas, in the cryptic emblems of our old books on alchemy, in the ceremonies practiced at reception by all secret societies, there are found indications of a doctrine which is everywhere the same and everywhere carefully concealed. ( From the Introduction)". Lévi's version of magic became a great success, especially after his death. That Spiritualism was popular on both sides of the Atlantic from the 1850s contributed to this success. His magical teachings were free from obvious fanaticisms; he had nothing to sell, and did not pretend to be the initiate of some ancient or fictitious secret society. He incorporated the Tarot cards into his magical system, and as a result the Tarot has been an important part of the paraphernalia of Western magicians. He had a deep impact on the magic of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn and later on the ex-Golden Dawn member Aleister Crowley. He was also the first to declare that a pentagram or five-pointed star with one point down and two points up represents evil, while a pentagram with one point up and two points down represents good. It was largely through the occultists inspired by him that Lévi is remembered as one of the key founders of the twentieth-century revival of magic.