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Abrac  Abrac is offline
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The Magus' hand gestures show there's influence from Levi's Baphomet. It's entirely conceivable the sigil of Babalon behind the Magus' head was influenced by the pentagram on Levi's Baphomet. The Pentagram is in front, but the sigil of Babalon is behind. I think there could be a couple of reasons for this: 1) It wouldn't have been practical to put in front. It would have to be so small you couldn't see it. 2) DuQuette quoting Crowley in Understanding Aleister Crowley's Thoth Tarot: "This is the secret of the Holy Graal, that is the sacred vessel of our Lady, the Scarlet Woman, Babalon the Mother of Abominations, the Bride of Chaos, that rideth upon our Lord the Beast." The sigil in back of the head is an illustration of Babalon riding the Beast.
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