Who “Owns” Baphomet?

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The occult icon Baphomet has had a long, convoluted history (which we will touch upon shortly)—but perhaps the version most recognizable to our modern eyes (goat head, breasts, caduceus, wings, pentagram) was first rendered by magician Eliphas Levi in 1856.

Can Levi’s image be copyrighted? Probably not…but specific renderings, such as the one the Satanic Temple is legally threatening the producers of the new series Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina overcould be.

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10.13.18: Ian Malcolm And Fox Mulder Might Be Crazy Persons

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“If I may…Um, I’ll tell you the problem with the scientific power that you’re using here, it didn’t require any discipline to attain it. You read what others had done and you took the next step. You didn’t earn the knowledge for yourselves, so you don’t take any responsibility for it. You stood on the shoulders of geniuses to accomplish something as fast as you could, and before you even knew what you had, you patented it, and packaged it, and slapped it on a plastic lunchbox, and now…you’re selling it, you wanna sell it!”
–Ian Malcolm, “Jurassic Park”

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