CAT/BAT/RAT – new occult collection & symbolism

I’m into occult symbols and weird designs

I’ve been very busy lately making an occult looking collection of designs starring a sphynx cat, a bat, and a plague rat. They are all simple black and white vector graphics, high contrasted and featuring lots of geometric shapes and occult symbols. The collection is available on my Redbubble store: vonkowen.redbubble.com.

THE CAT

It all started with this sphynx cat that hates the world and wants everybody to fuck off:

 

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I loved her so much I decided to make more designs starring her! That’s how the BAPHOCAT was born:

 

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Baphocat was obviously based on Baphomet, taking the element of Torch of knowledge between the horns, that symbolizes pursuit for knowledge. It also has an inverted pentagram on the forehead. In modern magical traditions, the inverted pentagram typically relates to the domination of matter over spirit. People often associate the inverted pentagram with evil and Satanists, or individuals who worship Satan or the Devil. In 1966, Anton Szandor LaVey founded the Church of Satan in San Francisco. The Church of Satan uses an image of Baphomet as its main symbol. The symbol features Baphomet’s head with an inverted pentagram enclosed in a circle on it. Depending on the magical tradition, modern witches may refrain from using the inverted pentagram in their rituals because of its evil connotations. However, in the Gardnerian tradition of Wicca, witches may use the inverted pentagram to represent a Second Degree Initiation – this is a great article about the pentagram symbol on classroom.synonym.com

After that, I designed some more occult cats…

This one has an inverted cross (just because I love to reverse stuff) and moon phases in her halo. It’s meant to resemble a dark cat-holic (pun intended) image. I had fun with her.

 

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And another one with the inverted cross and the reversed pentagram. This one looks kinda satanic, especially because of the words “Non serviam” (I do not serve) written on the cross. But that’s just how cats are, they don’t obey masters. Also, I really love the band Rotting Christ and “Non Serviam” is one of their songs.

 

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And this one is probably my favorite sphynx design, “The all-seeing Sphynx”. Featuring the inverted (go figure) symbol Eye of Providence. This symbol represents the all-seeing eye of God, reminding us that god is always watching what we do and what we think. In this design, the eye is crying because it sees all the awful things humanity does. The three-eyed cat in the design is the wise goddess. All seeing eye was used by Freemasons and is featured on the US dollar. It’s a pretty cool symbol.

 

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THE BAT

I didn’t want the sphynx to be lonely, so I designed her am occult bat friend, starting with BAPHOBAT:

 

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Then I felt like adding some texture to the design and made the “Nocturnal”

 

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The nocturnal features the occult symbol of the triple goddess.

The triple moon is a Goddess symbol that represents the Maiden, Mother, and Crone as the waxing, full, and waning moon. It is also associated with feminine energy, mystery and psychic abilities. You often see this symbol on crowns or other head-pieces, particularly worn by High Priestesses.

The Maiden represents enchantment, inception, expansion, the female principle, the promise of new beginnings, youth, excitement, and a carefree erotic aura. The Maiden in Greek Mythology is Persephone – purity – and a representation of new beginnings. Other maiden goddesses include Brigid, Nimue, among others.

The Mother represents ripeness, fertility, fulfillment, stability, and power. The Mother Goddess in Greek mythology is Demeter, representing a wellspring of life, giving and compassionate. Other mother goddesses include Aa, Ambika, Ceres, Astarte, Lakshmi.

The Crone represents wisdom, repose, and compassion. The Crone in Greek mythology is Hecate – wise, knowing, a culmination of a lifetime of experience. Crone goddesses include Hel, Maman Brigitte, Oya, Sedna, Skuld, and others.

 

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And this is MOON BAT, a fruit bat that feeds on moons and destroys worlds.

 

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And not to forget, I designed a VAMPIRE BAT.

He has the symbol of life Ankh on a coffin that symbolizes death, meaning life after death or the eternal undead.

 

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THE RAT

I’ve only made one rat so far, and it’s a BAPHORAT.

 

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Baphorat has the The Leviathan Cross on his forehead.

The Leviathan Cross is sometimes referred to as the cross of Satan, which means the “Satans Cross”. Depicted on the bottom is an infinity sign (∞), and above is a double cross (‡). The Doublecross symbolizes protection and balance between persons. The infinity sign underlines the constant and infinite nature and most likely symbolizes the eternal universe, this may have been used by Anton LaVey in The Satanic Bible to as a mockery of the cross, to show that humans are their own centrum of balance, and truth. This is what the ideology of Anton LaVey and the followers of the Church of Satan believe, and this is what this symbol represents in this association. 

THE COLLECTION

All these designs and maybe some more in the future are exclusively available on my Redbubble store in the CAT/BAT/RAT collection.

Go check it out and stay tuned for more occult designs in the future!

Stay dark&grim :*

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