I've been posting threads here about both writers for the last couple of years, and was reading their books long before that.
No one's late.
That's a nice explanation, and sounds like an interesting writer......but still, it only scratches the surface.
If you've read a Manly P. Hall book, you would've read his explanation of Baphomet.
Do you know the "One God" that Baphomet represents (to them)?
Or how they believe magick connects one to the "seething energies" of that One God?
Let's not forget the decades-old fascination of those in the music business with Aleister Crowley.....
It's all about connecting the dots, at that point.
Be sure to ponder that the next time you hear Kanye talk about magic(k).
Manley P Hall is one of the worst writers on the occult. I have almost all of Manley P Halls books in my library, like Y2Dre said, he talks little about Baphomet. Baphomet is a Sufi symbol that represents a process of physical perfection within man.
Again, here is what Shah stated:
The word [Bafomet] means 'Father of Understanding.' In Arabic, 'Father' is taken to
mean 'source,' 'chief seat of,' and so on. In Sufi terminology, Ras El-Fahmat ('Head of Knowledge' means the mentation of man after undergoing refinement—the transmuted consciousness
Here is what Crowley said about magick:
the Science and Art of causing Change to occur in conformity with Will
You're getting all spooky here, because you are reading books by white people who don't understand age old nicca sh*t. Baphomet is a picture of YOUR ability for perfection, people in secret societies believe they become god, which they learned from the Moors, Black Celts, Khemites, etc in Europe. If you don't understand melanin, kundalini, the pineal gland, the Locus Coeruleus, etc you don't deserve to talk about Baphomet, magick, or the occult.