What you just read is the end of Psalms 23. It is the Psalm of David who is the TEM OHP AB (Temple omnium hominum pads abba), which is Latin for “Father of the Temple.” TEM OHP AB spelled backwards is Baphomet whose meaning we find Baʿal (Lord) or Hadad which means Son of Dod or David, Be-dad, or Bon-dad, “the son of Dad.” Father of the Edomites, Hadad. David, Daoud, or Dood means the beloved ; and as a mythical character the beloved one, the Lord’s anointed.
Through the construction of a Brazen Head that was a cleverly disguised celestial sphere that mirrored the heavens, a series of magicians had used TEM OHP AB to receive answers to the questions that had perplexed them at the time. I had wrote about this history in my last article titled Pontifex Baphomet Maximus where I explained that Gerbert of Aurillac, AKA Pope Sylvester II (c. 945–1003 CE) was the first person ever documented in history to be in possession of this mechanical talking head. Then we can later find several subsequent stories of people in possession of such a device as the Knights Templar (ca. 1119–1312), then by Rob Grosseteste (1175-1353), next in line is Saint Albertus Magnus (c. 1200–1282 CE), Marquis of Vilêna of Spain (1384-1434), Polander, a disciple of Escotillo an Italian and last but certainly not least, Francis Bacon (22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626).
These were the first Alchemists and Gnostics in history that were in possession of prophetic devices made of brass or bronze brazen talking heads that could answer questions put to them by their masters. Pope Sylvester II was even publicly accused by Cardinal Benno for being a sorcerer and an enchanter. William of Malmsbury had told the story of Pope Sylvester II that he made such a head that correlated with the constellations (As Above, So Below) that would speak when spoken to, but that these answers made by the mechanical head were only single words or simply “yes” or “no.”
The modern image we see now for Baphomet was made infamous by Éliphas Lévi in the 19th century. Lévi had stated back then, “The terrible Baphomet is, in fact, like all monstrous enigmas of ancient science, nothing more than an innocent and even pious hieroglyph.” The word hieroglyph comes from the Greek adjective ἱερογλυφικός (hieroglyphikos), a compound of ἱερός (hierós ‘sacred’)and γλύφω (glýphō ‘Ι carve, engrave’; see glyph), in turn a loan translation of Egyptian mdw·w-nṯr (medu-netjer) ‘god’s words.’
Therefor, Baphomet is not evil, but a tool for a magician to connect to the Lord.
However, this image is what some Christians might call a pagan idol even though we can find many of their churches are filled with the same type of idols. This Baphomet would be “one” of the reasons the Knights Templar who were martyred in the 14th century by French King Phillip the Fair on that fateful day, Friday 13th, 1307
The image we see mostly today of Baphomet I have already demonstrated is a hieroglyph and the brazen mechanical talking head was celestial prophetic sphere that spoke. Hence, what Gerbert, the Templars and Francis Bacon were in possession of was completely different then the image most often depicted today. Those Master Magicians were in possession of an actual celestial prophetic magickal sphere that looked like an ugly bearded human head that spoke to them and the image we see today is simply a hieroglyph made in the 19th century. However, in the end, they both represent the same TEM OHP AB, Lord of the Temple.
This is the simplest way to explain the meaning behind Baphomet and there is no need to add words to what just is.
HAIL TEM OHP AB
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