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Brief Introduction to Luciferianism
« on: November 15, 2017, 05:55:24 am »
Luciferianism is a complex face of the Left-Hand Path that has arguably existed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Rather than being related to the Christian Devil and Satanism like is generally thought, Lucifer is seen as the “bringer of light,” light generally being taken to mean knowledge or gnosis. The association of Lucifer with Satan is understood to be rooted in a mistranslation of Isaiah 14:12 in the King James Version of the Bible, which describes the fall of a Babylonian King. Lucifer is used as a title elsewhere, including in the Book of Revelations 22:16 where Jesus himself calls himself the “bright morning star” or “bright bringer of morning.”

This title of the “morning star” comes from the association of Lucifer with Venus, a planet so bright it once cast shadows, and which leads in the sun at dawn. It was seen as a herald of the morning, or even one who went ahead and announced the coming of god. This is why even once associated with Satan, Lucifer was understood to have previously been a beautiful angel and the right hand of god.

Archetypal Luciferians do not believe Lucifer is a literal being or force, but a title and an archetype that exists throughout mythology and history. Many people or deities can be seen as a “Lucifer”, and Luciferianism tends to embrace a Chaos Magic take on magical practice and symbolism. Theistic Luciferians believe that Lucifer is either a god among many, or the true god, and that the Abrahamic god is a malevolent being tricking and enslaving mankind. In this case Lucifer, like his archetypal counterparts, is seen as saving mankind from the clutches of the Abrahamic god and similar forces. Not saving us in a savior-like way mind you, but giving us the ability to save ourselves.
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