Colors: Red Or Black
AKA: Sabbatic Goat Candle
Uses: Burned for purposes of victory, balance, knowledge, wisdom, and enlightenment.
This candle is a copy of the illustration drawn by Eliphas Levi, published in 1855 in his two volume work “Dogme et Rituele de la Haute Magie” – which was later translated into the English language by Arthur Edward Waite under the title “Transcendental Magic”.
Later, when A. E. Waite created the most ubiquitous tarot deck on the face of the earth (the Rider Waite Tarot), he used Levi’s illustration of Baphomet to represent the “Devil” card.
Baphomet, as conceived in the original illustration , represents duality: male and female, light and dark, above and below. On the arms of the figure are inscribed the words “Coagula” and “Solve”: Alchemical terms meaning to come together, and break apart. (These words are not legible on the candle) Therefore, Baphomet was intended as a symbol of initiation, enlightenment, and balance.