A black two-headed Eagle is GOD; even a Black
Triangle is He. In His claws He beareth a sword;
yea, a sharp sword is held therein.
This Eagle is burnt up in the Great Fire; yet not a
feather is scorched. This Eagle is swallowed up
in the Great Sea; yet not a feather is wetted. so
flieth He in the air, and lighteth upon the earth at
So spake IACOBUS BURGUNDUS MOLENSIS17
the Grand Master of the Temple; and of the GOD
that is Ass-headed did he dare not speak.
33 is the number of the Last Degree of Masonry,
which was conferred upon Frater P. in the year 1900
of the vulgar era by Don Jesus de Medina-Sidonia in
the City of Mexico.
Baphomet is the mysterious name of the God of the
The Eagle described in paragraph 1 is that of the
This Masonic symbol is, however, identified by
Frater P. with a bird, which is master of the four
elements, and therefore of the name Tetragrammaton.
Jacobus Burgundus Molensis suffered martyrdom
in the City of Paris in the year 1314 of the vulgar era.
The secrets of his order were, however, not lost, and
are still being communicated to the worthy by his
successors, as is intimated by the last paragraph, which
implies knowledge of a secret worship, of which the
Grand Master did not speak.
The Eagle may be identified, though not too closely,
with the Hawk previously spoken of.
It is perhaps the Sun, the exoteric object of worship
of all sensible cults; it is not to be confused with other
objects of the mystic aviary, such as the swan, phoenix,
pelican, dove and so on.
(17) His initials I.B.M. are the initials of the Three
Pillars of the Temple, and add to 52, 13x4, BN, the
Original text by Aleister Crowley
Commentary by Karl Gerner
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