Backflow Incense Sculpture Baphomet & Pack of 25 Backflow incense Cones
This modern depiction of Baphomet (1861) is a winged humanoid goat with female breasts sitting crossed legged on top of the Globe. He carries the sign of the pentagram on the forehead, his two hands forming the sign of Hermeticism & the flame of intelligence between his horns (the magic light of the universal balance) Baphomet's phallus is actually Hermes' Caduceus - a rod intertwined with two serpents. This ancient symbol is has been representing Hermetism for centuries. The Caduceus esoterically represents the activation of chakras, from the base of the spine to the pineal gland, using serpentine power (hence, the serpents) or Astral Light. Representing the duality of male and female, Heaven and Hell, night and day, many things to many people. It can be taken in fact, to represent any of the major harmonious dichotomies of the cosmos.
The sculpture stands 20cm high x 11cm x 17cm, It is made from cold cast resin and has a metal lined incense bowl, it is hand painted to look like aged metal and stone. Never leave candles or incense burning unattended & always ensure embers are fully cold before disposing of any remaining ash.
What are "Back-Flow" incense burners
Backflow incense burners are very cleverly designed sculptures that incorporate a special system that channels the incense smoke downwards much like a dry ice effect. They use a special innocence cone that is specifically designed for the purpose. When the cone is place in the designated part of the sculpture and lit,the smoke moves magically down the design like liquid pouring into the base.
This Backflow incense sculpture comes with two packs (20 in each) of specially designed incense cones that generate poring smoke effect, (fragrance selected at random) refill packs are also available from us at Funky Lighting and Walking with Ghost outlets and of course our eBay shop.
Who / What is the Baphomet
Theories on the etymology of the Baphomet are many, from a joining of two Greek words meaning absorption into wisdom, a corruption of the Moslem prophet "Mahomet" a Templars rituals demonic idol or a figure of occultism and Satanism "Sabbatic Goat" even often mistaken for Satan himself.
Ultimately the Baphomet is an imagined pagan deity (i.e., a product of Christian folklore concerning pagans) and is one of the most recognised and iconic images of our times. It is thought that with all the modern negative depictions aside, Baphomet in its true meaning is much like the symbol of Yin & Yang, light and dark and good and evil coexist together. "So above, so below" Hence Baphomet is a representation of all things in balance. He is also a representation of freedom & freedom from control.
This Baphomet form is always going to be a talking piece where ever you place it, whether as part of a shrine or simply a striking piece of Gothic art. Be sure to know a little about his story as you will most certainly be asked to explain his presence to the curious onlooker.
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