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SLANDER ON THE LETTERS TO THE DEVIL MESSAGE BOARD: ONE SHOULD BE WARY OF EVERYTHING WRITTEN ON THERE: IT IS PROVABLE SLANDER - HERE IS THE SLANDER ROBERT MERCILESS POSTED ON THE SATANNET MESSAGE BOARD - HE ALSO POSTED IT TO ALT.SATANISM. IN HERE HE TRIES TO WEAKLY PROCLAIM THAT TANI JANTSANG RIPPED OFF MICHAEL AQUINO. HOWEVER, MICHAEL AQUINO HIMSELF REPLIED BACK TO MERCILESS THAT THIS WAS NOT TRUE: REPEAT - MICHAEL AQUINO HIMSELF SAID THIS WAS NOT TRUE. DID ROBERT MERCILESS HAVE THE COURAGE TO RETRACT HIS LIES? OF COURSE NOT: HE'S COS AND OBSESSING ON TANI (WHAT ELSE IS NEW)!

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Dear fellow alt.satanism readers:

This exact same post is on the satannet message board at: http://www.satannet.net/letters/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=essays&Number=3621&page=1&view=collapsed&sb=5 Letters to the Devil (New version) Header.include 0 12:10 PM

Tani Jantsang Rips Off M. Aquino in Essay

Dear fellow SatanNet readers:

I am very saddened to report to you all the recent discovery of a gross example of plagiarism by Tani Jantsang. What is even more disgusting is that in an essay which she foists off publicly as her own, the person she plagiarizes is none other than her erstwhile nemesis, Dr. Michael Aquino. See for yourself in these alt.satanism posts from just 3 weeks ago:

REALLY MERCILESS? ARE YOU "SADDENED?" NO, YOU WERE JUMPING UP AND DOWN WITH THIS NEWFOUND LIE -WHICH MICHAEL AQUINO HIMSELF CONFIRMS IS A LIE. YOU TOOK THE TIME TO READ SATANIC REDS (BECAUSE YOU ARE SO UNCONCERNED WITH IT) AND INVENT THIS BULLSHIT. CONGRATULATIONS: YOU ARE NOW A FULL FLEDGED PIECE OF SHIT.

In article <20001205112417.10021.00001993 @ng-md1.aol.com>, rmerciless@aol.commit2hell (RMerciless) wrote:

>What is the significance of Mendes? Levi calls his >Baphomet "The Goat of Mendes" and then, of course, >there is the Priesthood of Mendes. Mendes was a late >and brief capital during one dynasty of Egypt if I recall >correctly but beyond that, I can't find anything to >link that place-name to the LHP or Satanism or even >ritual magic of any sort. Anyone else have info on this?

----------------- TANI'S RESPONSE STARTS HERE -------------

Tani's (error-filled) answer to this post was this:

NOTE: REMOVED FOR BREVITY. HOWEVER, YOU CAN SEE THE ENTIRE ARTICLE, NOT ERROR FILLED AS THIS IDIOT CLAIMS, BUT VERY GOOD ARTICLE ON WWW.GEOCITIES.COM/SATANICREDS/ THE TITLE OF THE ARTICLE IS "BAPHOMET, GOAT OF MENDES, BLACK FLAME, AND PENTACLE." (AT http://www.geocities.com/satanicreds/baph.html).

---- MICHAEL AQUINO'S RESPONSE STARTS HERE ----------

Levi translated "Baphomet" as a reversed composition of three abbreviations: Tem. Oph. Ab., standing for the Latin _Templi omnium hominum pacis abhas_ [The Father or God of] the Temple of Peace Among All Men". It's anyoneā€(tm)s guess where he dug *that* up!

The most sensible explanation for "Baphomet" to date is that of Idries Shah, who, in his book _The Sufis_, suggests that the term was probably a corruption of the Arabic _abufihamat_ (pronounced "bufihimat"), which means "father" or "source of understanding". One of the "in-jokes" of my Ceremony of the Nine Angles was to translate a corruption of "Amon" as "father" accordingly. :-)

Joseph Daniels II* of Indianapolis was the first to suggest that the Templar/Arabic term might have been a corruption of the ancient Egyptian _Ba-neb-Tettu_, the hieroglyphic term for the city of Mendes in the Nile Delta. In Ptolemaic accounts Mendes was "notorious" for its goat-god, who was said to mate with women in religious festivals. The truth is probably less lurid. Comments Sir E.A. Wallis Budge in his Gods of the Egyptians: "The title Ba-neb-Tettu was sometimes held to mean the 'Soul, the Lord Tettu', and this was the name at Mendes of the local form of Khnemu, whose symbol there, as elsewhere, was a ram ... He was regarded as the virile principle in gods and men, and is styled 'King of the South and North, the ram, the virile male, the holy phallus which stirreth up the passions of love ...'"

Michael A. Aquino

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BUT now look at this! Here is Tani Jantsang's new article publicly posted at http://www.apodion.com/vad/dark/why_mendes.shtml Note how she rips off Michael Aquino almost word for word!

NOTE: IT IS NOT A NEW ARTICLE, IT IS ONLY NEW TO THE INTERNET, IT IS ON SATANIC REDS AS SPECIFIED ABOVE. GO SEE IT. NOW WATCH HOW MICHAEL AQUINO HIMSELF RESPONDS (WHICH MERCILESS THE COWARD CONVENIENTLY NEGLECTED TO MENTION) AND SEE WHERE AQUINO CLAIMS THIS IS NOT A RIP OFF AT ALL. CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE ARTICLE TANI WROTE ARE SIMILAR SINCE THEY BOTH USED THE SAME SOURCE. TANI'S ARTICLE HAS A LOT MORE INFORMATION IN IT THAN JUST THE PORTIONS FROM THE AUTHOR IDRIES SHAH, WHICH BOTH TANI AND AQUINO USED AS THEIR REFERENCE.

I am shocked and stunned by this. I always recognized in Tani's terrible writing that she was frequently wrong about the things she claimed. That just meant she was a poor scholar and researcher. I NEVER thought I would see the day that she revealed herself to be a plagiarist. Caveat emptor!!!

--- TANI'S ARTICLE from APODION.COM STARTS HERE --------------

See it also at http://www.apodion.com/vad/dark/why_mendes.shtml

NOTE: ERROR. THE ARTICLE IN COMPLETE FORM IS ON SATANIC REDS. IT IS IN FACT FOUR ARTICLES IN ONE. WHAT VAD HAS (HAD?) ON HIS WEBSITE AT THIS URL IS A TRUNCATED VERSION OF THE FULL ARTICLE.

WHY MENDES? Why is the Baphomet called the Goat of Mendes? by Tani Jantsang

Possibilities arise:

NOTE: ONLY THESE TWO PORTIONS ARE WHAT THE MORON THE MERCILESS USES, PUBLIC DOMAIN INFORMATION, TO SLANDER TANI.

FIRST SAMPLE:

Eliphas Levi, who drew the full figured Goat of Mendes, translated "Baphomet" as a reversed composition of three abbreviations: Tem. Oph. Ab., standing for the Latin Templi omnium hominum pacis abhas (The God of) the Temple of Peace Among All Men.".

THERE IS MUCH MORE IN TANI'S ARTICLE THAN JUST THIS.

SECOND SAMPLE:

Another explanation for "Baphomet" is that of Idries Shah, who, in his book , The Sufis, suggests that the term was probably a corruption of the Arabic abufihamat (pronounced "bufihimat"), which means "source of understanding." Of note, many of these traditions consider the Source to be Mother, not Father.

NOTE, THERE IS NOTHING IN WHAT AQUINO WROTE THAT GOES ON TO EXPLAIN THE MOTHER CONCEPT MENTIONED HERE - AND AGAIN, THERE IS MUCH MORE IN TANI'S ARTICLE.

The God of Mendes, (or the Greek Mendesius, a name given to Lower Egypt in pre Christian days), was the RAM HEADED god Ammon or Amon, the living and holy spirit of Ra. Amon Ra or Ammon Ra - same as Void-Vajra - same tradition i.e., the Boundless Darkness and the Light burning within it. Esoterically, this was PAN. Now, Ammon's shrine was at Pa-Bi-Neb-Tat or Ba-neb-tettu, which was called Binedi in the Assyrian inscriptions; the Greeks called it Bendes and then Mendes from Mendesius. The error in the names served everyone well so they kept it. During Ptolemaic times, Mendes was famous for its goat-god, who was said to mate with women in religious festivals, a very Pan type tradition. According to Sir E.A. Wallis Budge in his Gods of the Egyptians: The title Ba-neb-Tettu was sometimes held to mean the 'Soul, the Lord Tettu', and this was the name at Mendes of the local form of Khnemu, whose symbol was a ram. . He was regarded as the virile principle in gods and men, and is styled 'King of the South and North, the ram, the virile male, the holy phallus which stirreth up the passions of love.' Even today, you can see renditions of the Baphomet with a ram inside it instead of a goat.

NOTE THAT TANI SUPPLIES TWO POSSIBLE NAMES, NOT JUST ONE AND GOES ON TO SAY A LOT MORE; AND THIS IS ONLY A SMALL PART OF THE WHOLE ARTICLE WHICH APPEARS ON SATANIC REDS. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT AQUINO DOES NOT KNOW ANY OF THIS - PERHAPS HE DOES; IF HE DIDN'T HE DOES NOT SINCE TANI HAS EMAILED IT TO HIM SINCE MERCILESS STARTED THIS TROUBLE. THE POINT IS, TANI DID NOT RIP OFF AQUINO'S ARTICLE - AND AQUINO AGREES WITH THAT! THE POINT IS, MERCILESS, A BRAND SPANKING NEW COS BARTONIAN FUNDAMENTALIST, IS OVERLY ZEALOUS TO SLANDER TANI WAY OUT OF HAND. HOW CHRISTIAN OF THE LITTLE BOY.

Note from RtM: Obviously one should be wary of things written by Tani Jantsang.

ON THE CONTRARY, EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW THAT ROBERT MERCILESS IS A MEWLING, SLANDERING LIAR. BEHOLD MICHAEL AQUINO HIMSELF CONFIRMING THAT:

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In article <920d5m$q1l$1@nnrp1.deja.com>, SVsite <tanijantsang@my-deja.com> wrote:

Tani said:

>I'm sure Aquino doesn't think this is a rip off
>OR from him. I knew about TEMOPHAB ages
>ago, in fact, before 1966.

Aquino said: No, I don't consider this a rip-off ... The historical information/speculation about "Baphomet" is really all "public domain". The *Baphomet* emblem is PD, for that matter.

As I mentioned in my previous post (quoted by Mr. Merciless) - which is a footnote from my _Church of Satan_ book - credit for the interesting idea that "Baphomet" [or its earlier medievalisms] might have come from _Ba-neb-tettu_ goes to Joseph Daniels (II* CS, then II* TS). That also would dovetail nicely into the Baphomet = "Goat of Mendes" ("Mendes" being the Greek name for _Ba-neb-tettu_).

When I joined the CS in 1969, I figured out the goat and the pentagram. What didn't make sense to me was why, if this were the Church of Satan, Leviathan's name was on its emblem instead of Satan.

The easy answer is (a) that's how Anton got the emblem from Bessy, and (b) Bessy couldn't fit the Hebrew spelling of "Satan" into five letters.

You could get around this by replacing the Hebrew with S-A-T-A-N, but then you'd lose the "mystery".

Apparently the Ba-neb-tettuites worshipped a ram-headed god similar to Amon, not a goat per se, but what the heck. They both have horns, after all. When in 1970 I painted a Baphomet for the Nineveh Grotto's ritual chamber in Louisville, I didn't have a goat handy, so used my Irish Setter Brandy for a model. Just drew on some horns. 5,000 years from now some archaeologist will find that emblem and there will be all sorts of fresh puzzling about the animal on the Baphomet. :-)

Michael A. Aquino

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IN CONCLUSION, ANYONE MAY VIEW THE ARTICLE "BAPHOMET, GOAT OF MENDES, BLACK FLAME, AND PENTACLE" ON THE SATANIC RED'S WEBSITE AND PROBABLY ON OTHER WEBSITES AS WELL. THE INFORMATION TANI PROVIDES IS SIMILAR SINCE BOTH AQUINO AND TANI GOT SOME OF IT FROM IDRIES SHAH'S BOOK, BUT THE OTHER INFORMATION TANI PROVIDES IS DEFINITELY NOT INFORMATION AQUINO POSTED OR WROTE. ROBERT MERCILESS, A COS MEMBER, A COS WARRIOR OBSESSED WITH "GETTING TANI" IS A LIAR, A SLANDERER, AND A COWARD.

PLEASE NOTE THAT AQUINO RESEARCHED THE BAPHOMET: IT IS PUBLIC DOMAIN SO LONG AS YOU DO NOT USE THE ODIOUS WORDS "CHURCH OF SATAN" WITH THE SYMBOL. IF THE CHURCH OF SATAN'S LAP DOGS HARASS YOU FOR USING IT - FILE CHARGES WITH THE POLICE.