Star of Babalon (Seal of Babalon, Waratah Blossom)

This seven pointed star is the symbol chosen by Aleister Crowley to symbolize Babalon, the Thelemic Goddess who is the personification of the kabbalistic sphere of Binah. The seven points are the seven letters of the name Babalon, the seven planets, the seven “veils,” and the seven chakras. For information on the formula inscribed in the star, see: Symbols of the A.A.

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A traditional image of Babylon the Great, by William Blake Freida Harris’ image of Babalon for Crowley’s Thoth Tarot
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November 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm


Julia Stockigt October 10, 2018 at 11:01 am

Beth Aleph Beth Aleph Lamed Ayin Nun
2 + 1 + 2 + 1 + 30 + 70 + 50 = An Hundred And Fifty Six

The Seven Sevens within the Lamen are arranged to create a formula, which also equals 156
The Number of Our Lady

Julia Stockigt October 27, 2016 at 1:23 pm

Which point should be the first when tracing the Star of Babalon, and which direction followed?

Nathan Bacon December 31, 2015 at 12:34 pm

interesting that Marvel chose this as Doctor Strange’s first image on the cover of Entertainment Weekly….

Horatio August 25, 2014 at 12:11 am

This is used as the basis for the logo of NAB in Australia.
It’s interesting how occult symbols are embedded as logos of various corporations. Check out the Commonwealth Bank logo too (in Australia) it looks to be based on a deeper level on the Masonic square and compasses i.e. the yellow portion is the square and the black portion is the point of the compasses.

Jennifer August 27, 2014 at 3:37 am

To be honest I don’t believe this is anything but coincidence. logos tend to be heavily based on basic geometric shapes, especially bank logos. Stars, keys, houses, mountains, fields, et al are all symbols associated with wealth and security. They are also designed simply also to be noticeable from a distance, because familiarity has much influence on where we choose to do business. There’s quite a bit of research that goes into logo design for larger corporations, and there is a definite pstchology behind the choices some make, but I don’;t believe I have ever seen a case of deliberate use of masonic or other deliberately hermetic symbolism, because what would be the point? For any sizable corp[oration, logo choice has a large financial impact, so to waste it oin a smirking in-joke seems highly improbable.

Jan Rokkjær June 14, 2013 at 5:39 pm

I don’t know about the O.T.O. but the A.’. A.’. and that about Thelema is true.

While living between a total brainwashed population 100% controlled by satanists and not knowing this is embarrassing.

We can only hope that the World War 3 is a big bomb and not second version of World War II which everything is pointing against.

Jennifer May 2, 2013 at 10:03 pm

It most often signifies membership or interest in Thelema, and/or the OTO. :)

Jennifer March 21, 2012 at 6:49 am

Sigh. The Blake image is missing, allowing the rightmost picture to scoot left. Should be obvious from the caption.

Jeff Oman February 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm

That isn’t by William Blake!
It’s the Tarot Card “LUST” number 11 designed by Crowley and Freda Harris.
Anyone who knows Blake art can tell in a moment that isn’t a Blake.
Look it up!

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