Solomon and his Temple

By Comrade August

Many Satanists are anti-Christian due to completely wrong reasons. This essay is an attempt to show that a person who finds great wisdom in the Bible does not have to be a retard. It is also an attempt to introduce one of the greatest and least understood characters of the Bible: Solomon the King.

I'm one of the few Satanists that finds more great arcanum in the Bible than in the "Satanic Bible" of Anton LaVey. I will now defend my stance.

The Temple of Solomon has been called the Temple of Peace Among Men. In Latin this reads Templi omnium hominum pacis abhas (The God of) the Temple of Peace Among All Men, in short Tem Oph Ab, which is Baphomet spelled backwards.

The Building of the Temple is the central idea of Freemasonry, it is the evolution of man; raising him to godhead. The Temple not only represents the Microcosm but also the Macrocosm. This leads us to something very notable in the world today: the effects of the spiritual and mental condition of the human race upon Nature as a whole. In Rom. 8:19 St Paul tells us that the entire creation is waiting in anxious expectation for the sons of God (or is it Satan?). The building of the Temple is commencing with the individual man, from the individual to the race and thus to the whole environment in which we live. It is the return to Eden, the Golden Age.

Two enormous bronze pillars were set up by Solomon at the entrance to the Temple: one on the right hand, called Jachin, and one on the left hand, called Boaz (1 Kings 7:12.). What then do these pillars signify? The English J often stands for the Oriental Y. In fact the name Jachin is pronounced Yakhin, which is an intensified form of Yak or One thus signifying first the principle of Unity as the Foundation of all things, and then the Mathematical element throughout the Universe, since all numbers are evolved from the One and always will resolve themselves back again into it. But the Mathematical element is also the element of Measurement, Proportion, and Relation. It is not the Living, Be-coming Deity, but only the recognition of the proportional adjustments which Life gives rise to, it is the Law.

To balance the Mathematical element we require the Vital element, the element of Consciousness. The pillar of Jachin is therefore balanced by the pillar Boaz, a name derived from the root of the word "awaz," meaning Voice. (The voice who dictated the Book of the Law? Perhaps!) The understanding of these two pillars is the Baphe Metis, Baphomet; our symbol of the Law, and the Vital Force itself, and of Wisdom into Measurement.

I think this is sufficient to give you a very clear picture of the two pillars of the Temple, and of the Universe.

These two pillars are the first key to our understanding of the Temple of Solomon the King; we may not enter the Temple save by passing between the pillars, and we cannot pass between them till we fully grasp their meaning.

The second key lies with our understanding of King Solomon himself, and as always in the Bible things are not what they seem to be.

St. Paul tells that the leading characters of the scripture also represent great Universal principles, and this is pre-eminently the case with Solomon.

His name, in common with the names Salem and Jerusalem, is derived from a word signifying Wholeness (Salim, the Whole) , and therefore means a man who has realised the Wholeness, the underlying Unity. This is the secret of his greatness and his wisdom.

We are also told that Solomon is the son of David. This is not irrelevant, it is of greatest importance; (Solomon) the Builder of the Temple has to be the son of David, and I will now explain why. Again we find that the significance is concealed in the name. David is the Western form of "Daud," which means "Beloved." David is, in the scripture, called "the man after God's own heart," a description exactly answering to the name: and we therefore find that (Solomon) the Builder is the offspring of a man that has entered into that reciprocal relation with "God," that only can be described as Love. He is a man who has let-go into Being, bloomed in Eros, given his blood to the Cup of Babalon and thus become a Saint. He who does this is truly Beloved, because he experiences Joy.

When the black flame is lit, man attains to wisdom; the nature of Solomon.

It is the recognition of this truth that makes David the father of Solomon. After giving his blood to the Cup of Babalon, man unites with Her as the Beast in drunken ecstasy, drunken on his own blood.

The allegory of the Beast turns up ones more when we examine the nature of the name Solomon. Solomon can be cut into three words; "Sol" is Latin for "sun," the word "Om" is Hindi for "sun," and the word "On" is Egyptian for "sun." Also, the vowel "o" is symmetrically placed throughout the word three times. Note that, apart from looking like the sun, "o" is the 15th letter of the alphabet.


15 15 15

151 + 515 = "666", the number of the Beast.

The number "666" is the number of the sun-square and it has 12 factors, just as the sun has 12 signs of the Zodiac, and as Solomon is the King of the 12 tribes of Israel.

We may now ask ourselves:

-What is the relation between Solomon, the sun, the Beast and "666"?

The sun is symbolical of the Microcosmic man, the perfected man. Or as Crowley puts it: "Every man and every woman is a star." The perfected man is easily connected with Solomon, but how does it relate to the riddle of the "666"?

The riddle reads as follows:

Here is Wisdom (in the old Greek scriptures it says Sophia). Let him that has it compute the number of the Beast (in the same scriptures it only says "the wild animal") : for it is a human number, and his number is "666."

He who has Sophia is he who knows the Waters of life. Sophia is a dark and intuited kind of wisdom. By man in this context I believe it is intended to mean only those that have Being. But do all humans have this? Some others do not, at most are they empty shells, qlippoths. What do these men have in common with the wild animals? In the old Greek scriptures, "666" is written with small case letters as if it was intended to be a word. Numbers were always written with capital letters. Where we only have "666" it actually spelled a word that looks like xes in Latin, in those scriptures. This word doesn't exist in either Greek or Hebrew, but it does exist in its reversed form in Latin: sex, the sex force is the kundalini force, and this is indeed what the living man has in common with the wild animals. Now it becomes evident why only he that has Sophia may compute the number; he, the Beast, and man, are all alike. We may assure ourselves further by returning to "Every man and every woman is a star."

If one wishes to enter really deep waters, one can consider the fact that that which gives life to the Earth is the sun, and all life on the Earth is Carbon based: 6 protons, 6 neutrons and 6 electrons. This is the Foundation, the Waters of life; the circle closes itself without the slightest effort on our behalf.

We find that Solomon is the archetypal attained man, the Beast whose black flame is lit. Before this, man has to let go into being, he has to become a Brahma:

David is, due to necessity, the father of Solomon.

He who, like Solomon, has found the Unity has obtained "the Key of Knowledge," and it is now in his power to enter intelligently upon the study of his own being and of the relations which arise out of it. He is Aware of his own Black Flame. Any man who walks in the footsteps of Solomon becomes a Builder of the Temple.

The Temple of Solomon is indeed the Temple of Baphomet, and of the Beast. Eventually will it also be the Temple of the Antichrist because its establishment will crush the reign of

-Hail Baphomet, Inno a Satana!


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