Knightstemplar.tv provides simple straightforward explanation to occult significance of Madonna (picture, far left) pointing up with her right hand while the left points down? This is also true for Baphomet, George Washington and the Tarot Card pictured. "The right hand is pointing to the light which is the right hand path to represent illumination and a higher consciousness. When you take this path, you choose the light...People who choose the Left Hand Path are choosing to live a materialistic type of life where you place your fleshly desires above your spiritual pursuits. Therefore, those who take this path choose the dark," informs blog entry. Christ is an example of choosing the right and Aleister Crowley represents taking the left hand path. You've just completed Left vs. Right Hand Path 101 and increased your Occult Quotient (OQ).