Luciferianism’s relationship to Satanism.
To start this discourse, there are two primary versions of Satan which we must define to distinguish between. The first is the pronoun ‘satan’ followed by the proper noun ‘Satan’ the aspect or entity.
We start with the defining of satan by researching its original meaning. “Ha Satan” is an ancient word which is used in the Bible to refer to the adversary.
Since biblical times, its translation and its concepts are usually the western worlds first encounter with this satan concept. The definition intended from this source is most pertinent to our understanding of it and our purpose of the word.
This biblical use for our purpose forms our original conceptual definition of the now evolved proper noun “Satan” which we embody as a demonic entity and adversary to the monotheistic ‘God’ of the bible. In its original use it is a generic word which encapsulated quite a few meanings depending on the context it was used in. It was a subjective condition under its original definition to a third-person plural personal pronoun.
In modern language possibly its closest English word would be “them”. But seemingly with a twist since “them” in English is quite passive and does not infer any feeling or description of how we are to view “them”. It doesn’t necessarily follow that the “them” in question are thought of with any negative connotations. Ha~satan however it would seem, does. Seemingly it has an influence of bitterness or caution towards the party in question. In English I believe we have replaced this expression by a scowl in our eyes while using the word “them” to indicate a “them” with a degree of disdain.
Ha~satan under this definition is female word gender, as Ha~satan is the feminine form of the word SitNah which is commonly aligned with the word ‘The Resistance’ or ‘The Rebellion’. This gender opposition is indicative of the patriarchal nature of the Bible.
The word itself is made up from Hebrew text ‘Nun Tet Shin‘ which in it’s original form is written שטן in Hebrew, unlike English, Hebrew is read from right to left so we would phonetically write it Shin-tet-nun. Who’s individual characters convey many meanings.
Shin, is consumption, it devours and eats all in its path, it is the opposing destroyer which all things created ultimately succumb to.
Tet, is Aligned with a Snake, to wrap, to wind, it surrounds and is the darkness which any light is surely engulfed in.
Nun, is similar to the more common but not western word ‘Chi’ but I think most of you will understand it, it can mean Life, Eternity or Flow, perpetually in motion.
So satan is and will always be open to interpretation, but the connotations show why we perceive Satan as the serpent enticing Eve to eat from the apple in the garden of Eden.
Ha~satan has been aligned with many modern words such as “our adversary” or “the accuser”, although personally I think this to mean more correctly translated to ‘the retributer’ or my personal favourite “That which is not us” which to more correctly defines its relationship with the subject, in that it is a description of people who do not hold our values, or are not like us.
Conceptually we can from this perceive satan is an eternal devourer of life, which brings us as always to the importance of the symbol of Ouroboros, the eternal consuming snake. As a dynamic opposition to creation, the figurehead of all that must be consumed is synonymous with death as a concept. Death is unrelentingly and eternally consuming life. Making satan a thing that we, as living people are not, something we fear, the enemy that will always be coming to consume us. Not only our own life, but all that we hold dear, our family, our values, all that we believe to be good. Therefore satan is the epitome of the evil enemy.
Satanists have embraced this name as a testimony to being adversarial to the dogma of religious piety.
Using this definition, as it’s original purpose Ha~satan could in theory be used by someone who identifies himself as a Satanist, towards a Christian, because subjectively the Christian is ha~satan to the philosophy of the Satanists. And Ironically, it is therefore impossible to call yourself a Satanist, in the same way it is impossible to describe yourself as “someone not like me”.But in another way we are all ha~satan from another’s adversarial point of view.
The definition of satan in one form or another then, has been used many times in the bible and books that deal with subjective values towards a disliked or feared opponent for as long as we have been able to demonstrate civilised culture.
This definition created the demonisation of so many pagan gods which would be considered satan to our earliest documentation originating from our modern middle east and the birthplace of Abrahamic and other Sun worship religions. Even European sun worship religions were engulfed in this wave of tribalism which as religion always does, serves more to divide than to unite, which is disappointing since the word “religion” actually means unite.
As time has passed Satanists primarily became the collective name for none conformists to the Judeo-Christian movement, they were considered evil and worshipers of devils or “the devil” whose etymological evolution has followed a similar vein. We realise a distinction between “the Devil” and “devils” The Devil later became synonymous with our second definition of the proper noun of Satan.
Satan became an iconic figurehead of all those pagan gods (I use pagan here under its definition of gods that are non-Abrahamic). This concept of ha~satan like other conceptual states of being became characterised with a figurehead, an artificial icon portrayed in art and literature to be a single embodiment of those collective gods, a single figurehead to represent all evil opponents to the subjective views of the Abrahamic faith.
This has led to much confusion over the years, where some of these pagan and other gods or demigods, particularly the ones which have a darker or fearful attribute representation were adopted as being minions of this Satan character. Asmodeus, Pan, Beelzebub, Baphomet often got artistically depicted with similar features of the goat, horned and cloven hoofed, to unite them as pertinent to sinful pursuits.
But it didn’t stop there, there was the period of the dark days of the first millenium, the growing Christian church murderously spread its geopolitical influence north into Europe from its base in Rome taking and corrupting the original peaceful message of the New Testament and enforcing it with the doom and damnation from the Old Testament as a punishment for non conformation .
These evil powermad ranks perverted the peaceful message of the meek, it into a forced doctrine to manipulate kings and possess a sickening amount of power and wealth which tore apart the complex and mixed faiths of the northern European beliefs.
Turning their nature based pagan religions into what they would call “Devils work”, the Satan character evolved from in the later 18th Century.
And so Satan the new name for the king of Hell was born, from the minds of the evil Catholic Church whose goals were the manipulation of man, obtaining of wealth and political influence to control the known world, not as a country, or an army but as a virtual state undefined by monarchical and geographical borders.
Piety was their banner and they would enact the most evil and diabolical torture to those who did not declare fidelity to their command, in the name of their modernised version of the ancient and indeed pagan Sun God, Horus. Son of Osiris, the King of the sky in Egyptian mythology, rebranded under the name Jesus, son of the one true god.
Thankfully now, Christians are becoming more tolerant of other faiths, and fundamental Christians are a dying breed as the word of the new testament, its good intentions can be read by a greater educated populous. As Luciferians, we should explore any gnosis we can benefit from it, and not take the subjective view of those that pedal it.
Historically the interpretation of the bible and its selective passages was assigned to a few scholars who assembled the communal flock on their holy Sun-day and condemned the flock to certain death and eternal damnation if they strayed from the manipulation of the church syllabus.
Satan would take their souls, and burn them in fire and brimstone, and anyone who did not conform to the doctrine of the church were worshipers of Satan. Pagan rituals, other godly prayers in any form were aligned with devil worship, “evil” and the work of Satan, including the bellum sacrum (Holy War) we call the crusades before the Muslim God was adopted into the fold of monotheistic alignment with the Christian God under its Abrahamic umbrella. Satanic practice for a long while included medicine and the sciences. The syllabus was that faith above all, and that Gods will should always be done (being the churches version of God’s will). Anything out-with the direct teachings of the church was satanic. This was the extent of their paranoia and manipulative ego to maintain a firm grip on our lives.
Time, like the recursive consuming snake of ha~satan waits for no man, and the era of Catholicism under its old guise is thankfully all but destroyed, it has nominal influence politically any more, much like the monarchy, whose greed went hand in hand. It retains some wealth and influence, but lacks any real power since the reformation, which divided the allegiance between the monarchy, state and church, and significantly displayed to the common man, that the divided power in conflict meant we on an individual level could choose a personal allegiance, yet not be instantly condemned by the aligned forces, due to the protection from the opposing factions governments, monarchies or church.
Modern days, people are more able to embrace other religions according to their personal convictions rather than one forced upon them in most civilised countries.
Sadly there is still a few rogue nations or idealist forces who pathetically think that true faith can be forced upon people and use their geo-political or military influence to somehow make people conform to their beliefs under punishment of stoning or other such torture.
These fundamentalist will die out like the inquisitional Catholics and all other such fundamental ideologists.
Saying that, it is not on my part ever to criticise any faith itself, no only the fundamentalists that seek to force their faith onto anyone else. Their whole concept is a farce, and they are idiots. Faith surely, to be true is found within and conceived from will, or it is worthless. Any professing of a faith that is coerced by fear is not true faith, surely under that premise the fundamentalists have lost before they begin.
Rome seem to have captured the market on dictation of beliefs from the times of their significant expansion of the Roman Empire. The Roman gods historically seem to have been used iconically more than any other. Lucifer is no exception. Lucifer iconically is the romano-pagan god of wisdom which is defined is personal illumination.
Thus any form of light can be identified as being a reflection or embodiment of the concept of Lucifer. Ancient sciences such as cosmology, philosophy, physics and chemistry all fall under the category of gnosis, which means knowledge in Greek.
Lucifer being a pagan god of wisdom and incorporating the sciences and philosophy was collimated into the satanic concept. Science would produce effects that could be considered magical in nature, and nature itself would not produce the effects of science alone. It was only when he applied knowledge, man could predict heavenly movements, create fire, cure illness and advance a technical civilization that was a creation of man, aspiring to be as God. And he did this by building upon his library of knowledge with experiments and treatments.
Writing and recording these experiments lead to a few scholars proposing what was considered by the church to be a blasphemous idea. Such heresy as the heliocentric solar system, saving lives that God’s will had marked for death, and creation itself was according to fundamental Christians the Devil’s,. Practitioners of these crafts were known as wizards, which means wise-men and they were satanists simply because they were considered adversaries to the church.
Being a Romano-Pagan symbol of these arts, Lucifer quickly rose in ranks of some imaginary demonic hierarchy according to the Christians. Lucifer became more than simply one of the many figureheads that they believed to be devils, and aligned him with the figurehead Satan himself. This is why many in modern day many people, including Satanists and Luciferians consider Lucifer to be iconically Satan. Based on my opinions you have been reading, I conclude that he is not, but I can understand why so many people think so.
We are now in an age where people can easily identify themselves as being “Satanists” contrary to my above explanation. Words evolve and so the new definition is more valid than the old, because words are intended to convey meaning, and their meaning is not determined by a book, or history, but it is ultimately determined not by what the greater populous perceive they mean.
Satanist today are prepared to reject the Abrahamic faiths dogma to the extent that they will identify with the adversary. Some will embrace the demonic culture and its dark fashion. Some will go to the extreme of embracing its conceptually “evil” nature, but in my personal opinion they have not freed themselves from the definition proposed by Christianity as they still allow it to define who they are, by regarding the christian imposed definition to define them.
Luciferianism is a branch of Satanism, which continues under the icon of the morning star, illuminating our way to gnosis, we follow that star in the east, like the wise men to find the birth of our own christos-conciousness (you see there is meaningful parables in the Bible if you know how to read it).
I don’t claim to be a scientist in any way, bar the passing interest that stems from simply wishing to understand the nature of myself, who I am and where I come from on a conscious level, which transcends into a physical level.
But saying that Satanism, like paganism is a collective term for many beliefs and paths. There are as many devil worshipers as there are Atheists, Satanism has now evolved into a third definition thanks to Anton Lavey which is indulgence in the power and responsibility of oneself. The buck stops here, they answer to no higher authority, it embraces the rejection of any god, and thus fits nicely under the definition of the original ha~satan from the Abrahamic point of view.
Modern Satanism also aligns with the modern Luciferian, who has chosen the identity of “I am God” which is also a concept of many definitions. No longer content with simply being a man of wisdom or of the arts, but a Satanist who can either believe mankind to be the pinnacle of consciousness in his known universe, or as I, a gnostic Luciferian who believes that I am a part of a living god. I’ve gone into more detail on this concept here if you are interested Am I God or Man?
Of course all things are subjective, I can only share my current understanding of truth. It is a complex topic, where the boundaries of Satan, Satanism, Lucifer and Luciferianism, even Paganism do not have clear definitions.
This is why we struggle to propose a single ideal when discussing the many topics of the occult theology, much like astrology ee cannot simply take a planet and what house it lies in as an absolute representation of its meaning. Its relationship and transitions to other astrological aspects define its meaning in that context, you then take from that the subjective parallels in your own life and try to make sense of it.
I certainly have not covered all the subjective concepts of any of the principles here. In fact with several blogs and three books (soon to be four) on theologian concepts I have hardly touched the surface of even Luciferianism, let alone the spectrum and relationship to Satanism or even Christianity.
Lucifer is the symbol of light, illumination, the seeking of betterment of ourselves and our relationship with the universe. I seek to clear his good name,
If you wish to find out more about the many facets, gods and icons that are represented by Lucifer please read ‘Exegesis of Lucifer’ which is available from all good bookshops and direct with free delivery from Amazon.
Exegeses of Lucifer is an exploration of the Lucifer archetype. Lucifer has been identified in many cultures, religions and mythos around the world. Fallen angel, demon, the Devil or Satan himself. The book has been written by a practicing gnostic Luciferian and is the first book to collate many of the variations and idols of Lucifer in one place.
Posted 27th October 2016 by Richard Page