The 6th Sin
I want to take the time to drop some news on the NEW Sigil of Baphomet inverse version of our black and red signature pendant. It has come off the production line and is currently on its way to our headquarters. PRE-ORDER is now open and hopefully with a short time frame.
Next, I want to RE-INTRODUCE the long awaited Sigil of Baphomet Oswald Wirth design in classic Black. This is 2nd time I produced this magnificent piece. This piece is what had originally set me apart from sellers in the past (before 2013) that also produced Satanic Jewelry.
This epic design was the FIRST to be produced as a pendant. Yes, I say FIRST often and I want to go into detail about that a little later.
In the early days when this website launched, this piece was actually NOT stainless steel. At the time, I had to settle for what the industry was able to produce in jewelry, which was a combination of metal alloys. I used the very best possible methods available at the time to make the quality outperform others. Nobody was doing this design and hardly anybody was really producing any type of jewelry that serviced Satanists. I wanted to make sure that I was going to be the best at what I do JUST IN CASE anyone stepped into the same category I was in, which was Satanic Jewelry.
Some of you that have been around and followed me since 2013, will know that a few did indeed step into the space and well, where are they now? Look, I am not going to trash any particular business that has come and gone but seriously folks, you guys are seeing the potential of a company that started in 2012 and launched the site in 2013. We will go further into this down below. Continuing on with what is NEW to the site...
Baphomet Plush Dolls are back! Once again, our signature combination of Black and Red are reflected here with this incredibly cute doll. This time around, we opted to create a Gray colored Baphomet plushie as well. Pink will hopefully make a comeback in 2021 and who knows, maybe yet another color combination. These dolls were manufactured by the SAME manufacturers that were producing plush dolls for Toys R Us, and Babies R Us, and so many other toy companies that I will not mention here. My reach is far, deep, and without limitations. These are the products that were seemingly impossible to produce just a few years ago. I will go a little more in depth on this down below. If you got this far, is it still interesting to keep reading? What do you think of these new additions so far?
So...This is it for the good news on new items. Lets get on with a brief history of my ever evolving story and why I reach out to you guys with blogs, social media posts, and why I keep claiming to be the first in a few things. I know some people have grown to hate hearing this and its probably painful, IDK and IDGAF! Lets get on to the blog, shall we?
Just a short history for newcomers to the email subscribers and beyond.
In 2010, I decided to push my entrepreneurial experiences to new levels. I was surviving the 2008 Great Recession and I wanted to wear something as a reminder of my mental strength and will. The Great Recession was especially hard on me and I relied on Satanism to pull me through and a nice piece to wear would be constant reminder of who I am and where I want to go. When you reach lows in life, the best person to help you is YOU and not praying for a miracle from an invisible deity. Satanism has been a part of my life since 1997 and I was looking for something that I could were, mainly for myself. However, just like all jewelry back then, people would visit Goth shops or Metaphysical shops only to find alot of Pagan-related jewelry that was not representing Satanism. Many people at the time would buy something that they would later take home and modify it to make it unique for your style or preference. This was a common practice for decades. Until I decided it was time to change that.
In 2012, I stretch my entrepreneurial capabilities. I started on eBay and began to reach many people. The Sigil of Baphomet was my first piece. The quality was good for that time and people quickly acknowledged this and word spread fast. Eventually this lead to the official creation of a company.
On March 11th, the highest Satanic Calendar year, my birthday, Xerxes Enterprises was formed and Sigil of Baphomet was the name of the file for the website I was working on. By October 2013, Sigil of Baphomet Satanic Jewelry Website was officially launched.
I was NOT the first website that sold Satanic jewelry. I knew I had a better quality. The pictures spoke for themselves and I delivered on that message. The Facebook Page was created in the same month. I posted a pic of the Sigil of Baphomet necklace and things just started to take off from there.
SO lets fast forward to more recent events. If you read my last blog about the baphomet plush dolls, you'll need to understand that nowadays there is so much more competition on all levels that its hard for some people to distinguish how all this started. I started the same year Black Craft Cult started.
Black Craft Cult was just a T-shirt label back then. They had multiple shirts and they were blazoned with the Sigil of Baphomet spin with the "BELIEVE IN YOURSELF" catch phrase. It was catchy but what was revolutionary about them was that they printed the SIGIL OF BAPHOMET on a T SHIRT! Very few people tried it and never at the scale that they (BCC) were doing it. By 2013, I also decided to do the same with the jewelry. I was scaling the business, about the only thing I did not do, was take on Capital Investors, which I personally assume they did. I did things organically. I wanted to gain my following by people just following my social media and word of mouth. Not saying that their products were not good. Not at all. They got a great selection and they managed to reach alot of people and grown rapidly.
While I was doing jewelry, I was not intending to go the direction of gaining investors. I have been an entrepreneur for over 20 years now and one thing I know is that fashion changes often. Anyone remember LIP SERVICE? They are a SHELL of its former self these days. Long and forgotten by now, today we have BCC and who can forget, KILLSTAR. Killstar was also an up and coming company back in 2013. They are one of the big fashion companies today in regards to GOTH. Which brings me to a point I want to say about KILLSTAR. A GOTH fashion label who started to use Satanic imagery and symbology make more sales! Seems like Satanism is now trendy. Thanks Killstar.
I intended to make Satanic Jewelry for those who are SATANISTS and not wearing it for the sake of something trendy and fashionable to wear. The designs I create are made to stay long term and I intend to focus on quality and craftsmanship. That alone was going to set me apart from even newcomers coming in to create their own versions of Satanic Jewelry.
I want to be clear on my point, I will not be the ONLY Satanic Jewelry company ever. There will always be new ones coming and going. I definitely want to be known for what I advertise, High Quality and Craftsmanship. I will ALSO state the obvious. The fact that I created some of the iconic pendants very similar to mine is exactly that, VERY OBVIOUS. They replicate what is apparently successful in their eyes and that is obvious. There is no copyrights on symbols that have been around for centuries but nobody has ever produced jewelry in the way that I created it before it was replicated by many other sellers.
Even in the last blog post, I mentioned that some of KILLSTAR's favorite devout followers of were upset that I called them out on the fact that they are taking a page from my own playbook to replicate what they feel is a successful piece (the Baphomet Plush story). In keeping with reality and truths, I also challenge followers of these brands to VOTE with your money. If you want to support big corporations that obviously does it for the money or a small business that does it for the passion. I know what Satanists want and prefer. I offered a product that I felt was compelling in quality and craftsmanship that is competitive by comparison to what had existed. However, some companies do it for the sake of just garnering sales figures. Do they have great products? I am sure that they do. See? Its not painful for me to be honest. However, I do question everything. I question their true intent. Satanism is not going to go away and neither will the symbols that are meaningful to us. SO to me, the jewelry will not go away like a fashion trend that others are going to make it be.
Companies that produce these goods could fall to the pressures of these online WALMARTS. Exploiting what is meaningful to us, killing the small guys, and eventually phase it out when its no longer tending. In the end, we have nothing available...AGAIN.
I created many FIRSTS with these items on the website. I know some people think I am full of shit but this is nothing new that I have been saying at the time I introduce these items. The fact that I say it again in a new post years later is NOT the first time I make a claim. Its a claim I had stated long ago but with so many knock-offs and spin-offs of my concepts that its easy to not see where it originated from. Therefore, I had recently began to reinstate a known fact and it is not Pretentiousness.*
The Satanis deserves to be PROUD, and we should, by all means, BE!
Lack of Perspective, the 6th Sin in Satanism:
You must never lose sight of who and what you are, and what a threat you can be, by your very existence. We are making history right now, every day. Always keep the wider historical and social picture in mind. That is an important key to both Lesser and Greater Magic. See the patterns and fit things together as you want the pieces to fall into place. Do not be swayed by herd constraints—know that you are working on another level entirely from the rest of the world.
My brand stands alone. The only thing I can continue to do, is relay the same message over and over, High Quality and Craftsmanship. That is what I do. Trust the brand that has proven its concepts and I shall continue the path to bringing new and better quality products, time and time again. Your support, your VOTE of approval was especially appreciated in this COVID Year. We were affected by the slow economy but maintained our stay thanks to the on-going support from YOU. The Satanist.