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BabalonThe name of the current incarnation of the Great Liberating Mother. Her symbols are the Star and the Snake. The Star is the Seven Pointed Star of Babalon, which is drawn differently than the Star of Venus. The Snake is a Cobra, because the hood of the Cobra has the mark of Her Mother Nuit. Babalon is a Warrior Goddess, a Goddess of Heka, a Liminal Point to the Underworld, and a Goddess of Ecstatic Liberation of the Spirit. She also appears in a throne with lions or a chariot pulled by lions, and sometimes astride beasts like lions or Serpents. The first historical record of Her appearance in recent times can be found in the magical diaries of Dr. John Dee (See Madimi and M.D.M.I.). Her name in this incarnation is a play upon the corrupted image of Her found in the Book of Revelation, when She ruled the city of Babylon as the Goddess Ishtar (Innana, Astarte). Her Egyptian name is Hoor Pahket, and is plainly visible in Liber Legis for those that can see that "there is division hither homeward; there is a word not known. Spelling is defunct; all is not aught." For a more in-depth analysis of Babalon, please see "Who or what is Babalon?" For a more extensive exposition of Babalon and the History of the Great Liberating Mother, please see Book II Chapter 2 and 3 of the Magickal Philosophy of Templum Babalonis.

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