6:30pm, Saturday, April 19th
“Do the images of the antlered Cernunnos on the approximately 2,000 year-old Gundestrup cauldron, and of the iconic Baphomet as the Goat of Mendes that Eliphas Levi drew for a book printed in 1854, represent the same thing?
We are heirs to traditions whose adherents claim that these images of the horned god represent the same ideas, philosophies, and spiritual principles. While we can draw parallels between the ancient and modern versions, the historical continuity of a cult of the horned god is open to interpretation. In this presentation, we’ll examine the historical images of the horned god and analyze its symbolism. Along the way, we’ll review the Christian suppression of this image as the Devil and how that figures into modern interpretations, creating a hybridization of old and new that perpetuates to this day. We’ll also explore how this image is historically crucial to witchcraft, Tarot, and Thelema.
Bring your horns! Goats welcome. Cauldron to be provided.”
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