“The Pentagram, which in Gnostic schools is called the Blazing Star, is the sign of intellectual omnipotence and autocracy. It is the Star of the Magi; it is the sign of the Word made flesh; and, according to the direction of its points, this absolute magical symbol represents order or confusion, the Divine Lamb of Ormuz and St. John, or the accursed goat of Mendes. The name of the Templar Baphomet, which should be spelt kabalistically backwards, is composed of three abbreviations: Tem. ohp. AB., Templi omnium hominum pacts abbas, “the father of the temple of peace of all men. The complete comprehension of the Pentagram is the key of the two worlds. It is absolute philosophy and natural science. The G which Freemasons place in the middle of the Blazing Star signifies Gnosis and Generation, the two sacred words of the ancient Kabalah. It signifies also Grand Architect, for the Pentagram on every side represents an A.”

 – Eliphas Levi