This post first appeared at Fellowship of the Minds
The Baphomet was first drawn and popularized in 1854 by occultist Eliphas Lévi in his book, Dogme et Rituel de la Haute Magie (Dogmas and Rituals of High Magic) — a winged, horned, androgynous, humanoid goat with breasts and phallus. (See “The Devil is transgender”)
Levi called his image the Baphomet — “The Sabbatic Goat” and “The Goat of Mendes.” Lévi’s Baphomet is the source of the Rider-Waite Tarot image of the Devil. The Baphomet goat, together with the downward-pointed pentagram, was adopted as the official symbol — called the Sigil of Baphomet — of the Church of Satan and continues to be used among Satanists. [Source: Wikipedia]
Note: Artur Davis was a national co-chair for Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign; a U.S. Congressman (D-Alabama) from 2003 to 2011; and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for Governor of Alabama in the 2010 election.
Below are the Obama Baphomet pic (on the left) next to a pic of Obama (right), for comparison.
Those who saw the pic on Hope’s Instagram clearly recognized the Baphomet dude as Obama:
kellygil18: “What’s with your Obama pic?”
unbearableghostbear: “Yeah you got some ‘splainin’ to do about that Obama pic.”
Hope quickly took down the pic, claiming she’d received “too much hate & not enough support”.
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Jay Greenberg of NeonNettle says the Obama Baphomet image is not a photoshop:
To check if the image has been digitally altered from another photo, the first thing to do is is do a reverse image search to see if the original image appeared online or if there ever was an original image. After uploading the image to Google image search and Tinyeye, the photo pulls zero results from either service, meaning, if it was altered from another image, then the original image has never been uploaded to the internet, which seems unlikely.