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Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« on: September 26, 2018, 06:31:12 pm »
So maybe I'm slow, but I realized today that the top part of the Sigil of Lucifer is a stylized inverted pentagram. This made me wonder if the bottom part is something separately meaningful/stylized as well. My best guess is the V is for Venus, but I don't know what to make of the two... "swoops" (lol) I guess. Any idea?

For the record I'm discussing the isolated symbol known as the Sigil of Lucifer, not the huge original sigil or came from.


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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 07:29:50 pm »
This is fascinating: https://steemit.com/occult/@jeremycrow/the-sigil-of-lucifer-an-exploration

The symbol which has become known as the Sigil of Lucifer is from a cluster of symbols found in the Grimorium Verum (Latin for “Grimoire of Truth”) which are supposed to be used in the calling forth of "Lucifer" (literally "Light Bringer" in Latin,) the archetype of discovering hidden knowledge and approached as an entity in the context. This sigil is believed to have most likely derived from a magic square, the origins of which are now lost. Other than this, very little has been written describing the meaning of the various components of this Sigil. Here I will share the various insights that I have personally gained over the years through contemplation. You may have your own insights and you are encouraged to explore these symbols further on your own.

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 11:26:07 pm »
User vinnyp3 on Reddit pointed out I draw the sigil weird and it's actually too elongated to be a pentagram. He also stated, when discussing the V:

However, I do have a hypothesis that may work: Being that Lucifer is rge bringer of light, truth,k owledge, etc. It could be "verum," meaning "truth" in latin, which is part of the title of the grimoire it was found in (Grimorium Verum)

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2018, 02:22:19 pm »
http://drroberting.com/articles/lhpsymbols.pdf (page 5)

Over many decades the graphical elements of the sigil have been identified with specific characteristics.  The overall sigil appears as  a chalice, which represents creation, the fertile darkness  awaiting and ready  for untold possibilities. It must be pointed out as this sigil is an instrument to invoke Lucifer, that Lucifer is considered to be the bearer of  light and wisdom into  the darkness (that has been invoked through this sigil).  The ‘X” over the sigil indicates the power and realm of the physical plane; its passion and sensuality that drives all entities. The inverted triangle represents water,  often referred to as the original “Elixir of Ecstasy” without which physical life  could not exist. The “V” at  the bottom of the sigil represents the duality of all  things; dark and light, male and female and the power of convergence of the two into one manifesting balance, creation and existence.

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2018, 02:25:03 pm »
I like the idea of the Sigil as a Chalice of water/darkness. The V honestly can mean all of the above: Venus, duality, Verum. Though the "swoops" through the V are probably duality itself.

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 04:10:28 pm »
I thought this was interesting:
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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 04:36:37 pm »
That's very interesting. I think there's really something to the chalice theory too. Take out the X and V and it literally looks like a chalice/Grail with legs, while also working as a stylized L (so LVX).

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2018, 07:18:08 pm »

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2018, 07:21:37 pm »
So first is the Grail, immortality, the LHP great work, the home of the Black Flame, masculine and feminine energy, the descent of spirit into matter (the Gift of Set/Lucifer 9, and a stylized L.

The V is Verum meaning truth, the number 5 being the human being and pentagram, balance and self stability, Venus the morning Star.

The X is 1 and 0, Union of opposites, the point of isolate intelligence, that intelligence reaching out into the objective universe, Xeper, the gateway.

Together they are LVX - enlightenment. So taken this way the symbol itself is an embodiment of @Setamontet 's saying "The Path of Darkness Leads to Enlightenment."

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2018, 07:30:10 pm »
So first is the Grail, immortality, the LHP great work, the home of the Black Flame, masculine and feminine energy, the descent of spirit into matter (the Gift of Set/Lucifer 9, and a stylized L.

The V is Verum meaning truth, the number 5 being the human being and pentagram, balance and self stability, Venus the morning Star.

The X is 1 and 0, Union of opposites, the point of isolate intelligence, that intelligence reaching out into the objective universe, Xeper, the gateway.

Together they are LVX - enlightenment. So taken this way the symbol itself is an embodiment of @Setamontet 's saying "The Path of Darkness Leads to Enlightenment."

And for the record, yeah... This is literally all because I'm trying to decide on buying/wearing a Sigil of Lucifer pendant. The answer is yes.

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2018, 10:29:17 am »
And for the record, yeah... This is literally all because I'm trying to decide on buying/wearing a Sigil of Lucifer pendant. The answer is yes.

That's usually what I wear these days... I got a CoS type baphomet as well, but it's looking really shoddy. :D

Though, admittedly it's because I greatly admire the Grimorium Verum. :D


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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2018, 02:54:24 pm »
MM, is it in English or is there a translation? Gonna try and hunt that down.

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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
« Reply #12 on: September 28, 2018, 02:55:46 pm »
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Re: Dissecting the Sigil of Lucifer
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