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Zell's Baphomet

To: alt.pagan,alt.magick,alt.religion.wicca,tx.religion.pagan,alt.religion.all-worlds,talk.religion.misc
From: "Mr. Scratch" 
Subject: Zell's Baphomet (Was: Deville/CAW = Cowards?)
Date: Mon, 10 Jun 1996 11:48:59 -0700

On 7 Jun 1996, Bill Heidrick wrote:

> Tim remarked
> that he himself had used the Levi Baphomet figure in Wicca until he could
> procure a more Cernnous oriented image. 

This is remarkable, in that in _WSaOC_ Tim Zell states:

"Satanism exists as a perversion or inversion of Christianity, and hence 
Satanists invert the sacred symbols of the religion they oppose, such as 
the cross and the Lord's Prayer, which they recite backward.  As Witches 
are the healers and blessers of the new Paganism, their symbols , too, 
are inverted by Satanists.  The basic symbol of Witchcraft is the 
pentagram, or five-pointed star, such as seem on the American flag or the 
top of the Christmas tree...Satanists also use the pentagram, but they 
invert it, pointing downward so it forms the head of a goat, the animal 
reviled in Biblical tradition as the antithesis of the "Lamb of God"."
                  (Zell, _WSaOC_, pg. 2)

In other words, Zell is fully aware that the Baphomet (Point-down
pentagram, often called "inverted") is not an inversion of the pentagram
now commonly used in Wicca; indeed he has used the Baphomet image himself
in his past Work.  However, when the occasion presents itself to denounce
the Levi Baphomet as a means of attacking Satanism, he abandons his own
past usage of the symbol, and lies about it's origins. 

Zell apparently thinks the Baphomet is acceptable when used for his own 
expression, but when used by Satanist it becomes an inversion of 
Wiccan symbols.

More CAW Lies and hypocrisy.

>    I put off doing it, and finally decided that I didn't want my name
> or work associated with such a publication.  It was too much an instance
> of "Witches blaming other witches" to fend off the "Inquisition".  This
> is ugliness incarnate, and however innocent the intent it is Quizling
> in effect.
>    Turn in child abusers and violent people.  Don't point the finger at
> the innocent!

Thank you Mr. Heidrick, for adding your voice of reason to this issue 
that divides the magical community.

> 93 93/93
> Bill Heidrick

Mr. Scratch

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