By Miguel Conner – Luciferianism is a modern movement that really can’t be defined as religion. It’s more of an ethos—one of rebellious impulse against all manner of orthodoxy that paradoxically seeks ordered lucifer angelillumination within an individual. Luciferianism certainly harkens back to adaptable yet radical faiths of the past such as certain forms of Gnosticism, the Cult of Hecate, or the Cult of Dionysus. Unlike these traditions, it will never truly have defined qualities, and that has to do with the figure it is based on: Lucifer.

Although mainstream Christianity has always contended that Lucifer is another name for Satan, the reality is that Lucifer, truly by accident and by error, encompasses more elements than being the prosecutor of Yahweh or a fallen angel. In the Bible, Lucifer, as a dubious proper name, makes one appearance:

How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!” (Isaiah 14:12-KJV)

The problem with this passage is that it is a translation based on Saint Jerome’s Latin Vulgate, where the name “Lucifer” is not a proper name but the Latin for “morning star” or “light-bearer of the morning.” Later translations from the Latin Vulgate assumed it was a proper name and associated it with Satan. Isaiah is actually referring to the doom of a Babylonian king. Referring to earthly kings metaphorically as stars (or fallen stars) was not uncommon in ancient Judaism (it happens in Ezekiel 28:12, which many Christian also believe refers to Satan).

Furthermore, Jesus himself is referred to as the morning star in the New Testament (2 Peter 1:19, Revelation 22:16), in a parallel literary technique of linking the Messiah to the coming of dawn. In both Luke 10:18 and Revelation 9:1, there is a mention of Satan falling from heaven, but this is more of a narrative illustrating how earthly powers, in any manifestation, will always be cast into perdition.

With the confusion of names, attributes, and divine roles, it’s not difficult to see how the unintended character of Lucifer would become a powerful symbol for the Esoterica in the 20th century. After all, this is a figure—beyond being rich in poetry and misunderstanding—that represents a deliverer of enlightenment who, at the same time, is thrown into the undesirable regions of matter. Lucifer is a cosmic actor that incorporates both Christ and Satan, and thus the eternal interplay of light and darkness. This archetype is not found anywhere in Abrahamic lore, except perhaps in Gnosticism with the concept of Abraxas.

Lucife (Madach)With this in mind, Lucifer suddenly becomes part of a rich mythological tapestry reaching beyond Christianity—found in such stories as Phaeton and his chariot, the flight of Icarus and Daedalus, and Prometheus bringing fire to mankind. These and many other myths are comprised of dualistic demigods that ultimately find or deliver salvation while moving in between the dimensions of mortals and immortals, never really at home anywhere and always on a quest for the expansion of illumination (even at the cost of their own existences).

It was H.P. Blavatsky, considered one of the founders of modern occultism, who truly elevated Lucifer to a god for the new era. She started the magazine Lucifer in 1887, promoting the concept of the Savior and Adversary in one entity, not truly a deity but a spiritual process within the soul of every human being—a godly star that forever rises in victory over the world just as it collapses from paradise into the same victorious world.

Blavatsky even wrote in her book, The Secret Doctrine: “Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the ‘Holy Ghost’ and ‘Satan,’ at one and the same time…Lucifer, or ‘Light-Bearer,’ is in us: it is our Mind — our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior.”

It’s no wonder that modern occultism, always seeking inclusivity and universalism, would gravitate to the seemingly schizophrenic personality of Lucifer—the one who simultaneously represents and rejects the Christian dispensation, and also passionately and equally addresses the spiritual, mental, and even physical levels of humanity (the last one mostly in the case of atheistic forms of Satanism).

In fact, Lucifer as a mystagogue better satisfies those who have accepted that reaching for perfection or idealism is ultimately folly, even destructive for society. It is wiser to understand the movement of the light-bearer within each one of us—as he takes the aspects of the Arrogant King, the Returned Messiah, the Vicious Devil, the Fool for Truth—and witness how these aspects offer insights into the grand drama that is the evolution of the soul.

That is why Luciferianism seems to be a movement that appears fragmented and shifting, even though it’s actually very unified in the spreading of one’s inner fire into the darkness of mere being. The spirit of Luciferianism ironically asks the same question the Bible does when one is grappling with the demons and angels of one’s nature:

How high will you rise for what you believe in, and how low will you fall to share what you have discovered?

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  1. Mitzi November 26, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    After years of research, I have come to believe and agree with what Blavatsky figured out as well. I believe Lucifer is our mind/ego. I am not a member of ANY Religion; actually I think Religions are just another way to control people’s thoughts so they don’t think for themselves. I may be wrong, but one of things that brought me to believing this way was from a couple scriptures in the Bible which say: “Put on the Mind of Christ” and another says “You have the Mind of Christ” I think we begin with the EGO mind which is Lucifer and can create the Christ Mind through the knowledge and mysteries that are revealed in the Bible. There are SO many mysteries that I have come upon and found out what they mean that it blows my mind! Man thinks the Bible is ridiculous. I think Religions brought this on. The Bible says it can only be discerned Spiritually.

    Blavatsky even wrote in her book, The Secret Doctrine: “Lucifer is divine and terrestrial light, the ‘Holy Ghost’ and ‘Satan,’ at one and the same time…Lucifer, or ‘Light-Bearer,’ is in us: it is our Mind — our tempter and Redeemer, our intelligent liberator and Savior.”

  2. Zeninside June 14, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Blavatskaya wrote only this — ” Lucifer — virus from another planet. ”
    I read this on russian, my first language and I know what I say.

  3. James Pace January 27, 2016 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    If the religion of the Judeo-Christian God was all that it wouldn’t need you all to defend it so viciously….not to mention such vitriol is very unbecoming for so called Christians….examine your own motives….are you truly defending your faith or are you just terrified that you might be wrong….

  4. j January 3, 2015 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    Don’t tell them Jehovah’s true identity, “Lord of Mischief.”

  5. lenbenheart May 19, 2014 at 2:02 am - Reply

    Trust Yeshua, His Love, His Sacrifice, His atonement is THE ONLY WAY out of darkness and sin and all its consequences. Knowledge is great; but KNOWLEDGE ALONE withOUT interior transformation BY THE HOLY SPIRIT, is nothing. YahOvah IS GREATER than all.

    • Johnbert Lennonstein May 22, 2014 at 6:23 am - Reply

      yo for all we know, they could have just thrown a double up on the cross and yeshua could have ran off with mary magdalene like he obviously wanted to.

      • j January 3, 2015 at 3:11 pm - Reply

        He did. Mary did marry Jesus. Do some research about RH negative blood type.

  6. free your mind January 19, 2014 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    What a load of crap. If Luciferians think that Lucifer doesn’t exist, they are in for a very nasty surprise, and not very pleasant one at that. Sure, i suppose there’s a sense of freedom and power in black magic and occult, but the ultimate price won’t be worth it.

    I despsie all deities and spirit powers, because none of them really gives a damn about humanity. I say FUCK THEM! Fuck Satan. Fuck Yahweh. Fuck them all.

    I don’t need to be told what to do by cosmic mafiosos.

    • Johnbert Lennonstein May 22, 2014 at 6:25 am - Reply

      Let me tell you a secret. Yeshua could use both black and white magic, dependant on who he needed to fuck up for the sake of his Father’s kingdom.

    • LuciferIsAWhinyBitch March 18, 2015 at 5:32 am - Reply

      I agree free your mind. Lucifer, Satan, Jesus/Yeshua, Jehovah and all other deities and spirits can go fuck themselves. Only a complete idiot and retard would believe that these entities have humanity’s best interests at heart.

      They are just as bad -no, WORSE- than our own vile and corrupt politicians and bankers.

      Fuck them all.

      • delmi September 20, 2015 at 8:47 pm - Reply

        if u dnt believe in Jesus Christ you are already condamn. becuz he died for your sins so u can have a way of life to heaven! and Satan knowz his got u already my your words. but you can repent and change your way of life he love u and all of you all. all you have to do is except him as lord and savior of your soul.

  7. devin July 23, 2013 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    This is terrible. I really don’t want to be worshipped. Do not name a fucking religion after an angel or cosmic entity. It is Yeshua’s words alone which are to be lived by. HIs philosophy was perfect. The morning star’s job is to simply bring the dawn; the night has been very dark for a very long time.

    If you want to be part of a new movement, help to re-established mount-zion with the rest of the roman messianic neo-jews, in accordance with micah 4:5.

    You do not want the role of morning stars. Trust me. Tartarus is a very lonely place to be locked up in.

  8. madge June 18, 2013 at 10:06 am - Reply

    This is a fact Ann Bradley and Jean Boyle Ann Bradley rebbelled and we all fell as well she rebelled and her and her friend who was a angel too jean boyle both inticipated to take over our lord our god hell on earth ann bradley is satan
    reborn they are conns conn dust once teachers in st kevins
    horrid i figured the true facts they were the very cause
    the demon got into poor lucifer ann bradley and her friend jean boyle

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