(WWJ/AP) Detroit CBS Local,
July 25, 2015 8:33 AM
DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.”
The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets.
COMMENT FROM THE POSTER:
I really wish I could afford to go and see it!
Rather interesting that Baphomet is supposedly a hermaphroditic God. That is, this statue is missing the feminine characteristics of the mammaries (breasts). So, this appears to be the over-masculinization of Baphomet (IMHO).
Also, rather interesting that some refer to him as “Satan”. This is NOT CORRECT! This is the image of Baphomet as depicted originally by Eliphas Levi. Satan comes across as a composite image from several different (originally) Pagan Gods and images melded together, and given (by the early Catholics and Christians) the various epithets and titles of evil and mendaciousness. This was a tactic by the early imperial churches to malign the Pagans they were busy torturing and forcing into converting to the new religions. Baphomet is pictured as having one hand elevated, and the other lowered: To represent the “As Above, So Below” principle of the known existence(s). Baphomet is more significant with balance, especially between Light and Darkness.
There is very little aspect of “evil” about him/her/it/them that is realistic.
Those who manage to afford the $75.00 / per person admission to go as “VIP Guests”, may get some photos of themselves with the bronze statue of Baphomet. – I would LOVE to hear about your experiences!
– Rev. Dragon’s Eye,
Founder and Chief-Elder Dragon of the Temple,
TEMPLE OF THE ANCIENT DRAGONS