What is Luciferianism?

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What is Luciferianism?

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What is Luciferianism?

Is it more than just rebelion against societal norms? Is it a serious religion with a well thought out theology and philosophy?

Isn't Lucifer the name of a spirit in the Christian pantheon? Wouldn't that make Luciferianism a derivative religion? How is it different from Satanism? Are they two related belief systems like Methodism and Presbyterianism?

How many generations has modern Luciferianism been active?
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McCulloch wrote:What is Luciferianism?
Funny you should ask . . . :whistle:
Is it more than just rebelion against societal norms?
Rebellion against norms of society is called Antinomianism.
Is it a serious religion with a well thought out theology and philosophy?
Luciferianism & Satanism are very serious and extremely well thought out philosophies, in actuality there exist many legal corporations under the such heading in contrast to many of the 'unrecognized' belief systems that are out there.
Isn't Lucifer the name of a spirit in the Christian pantheon? Wouldn't that make Luciferianism a derivative religion?
Luciferians do not adhere to any Abrahamic concepts, therefore Lucifer is an archetypal structure in which we use. The name Prometheus could also be used, the name itself is irrelevant actually, as the Principle is the point.

The term Lucifer in fourth century Latin was a name for Venus, especially as the morning star. The Latin word Lucifer is composed of two words: lux, or in the genitive form used lucis, (meaning "light") and ferre, which means "to bear" or "to bring." So, the word Lucifer means bearer of light.
How is it different from Satanism? Are they two related belief systems like Methodism and Presbyterianism?
Satan is a personification of the Judaic word al-satan or ha-satan (who borrowed it from the Persians' Shaiten) meaning adversary. The word is used more as a descriptive noun or pronoun. A fallen tree preventing a husband from getting to his injured wife would be considered a tree of shaiten, more or less.

Shaiten did not become Satan until much later where Jewish sects / tribes particularly the Essenes who began referring to anyone not an Essene as the Shaiten. Still further on the Roman Christian church decided it was time to personify Shaiten into Satan and have Him become the scapegoat for all evil in the Christian world.

If you are asking 'Do Luciferians Worship Satan' the answer is no. We do not worship Satan nor even believe in Satan. The Adversary is a trans-cultural archetype which existed long before Christianity began in the form of Samael, Ahriman and the feminine aspect being Lilith.

How many generations has modern Luciferianism been active?
The concept of Luciferianism is as old as Mankind, Lucifer is a Collective Name/Umbrella term for Spiritual Freedom, it is about Gnosis.


Lucifer is a Collective Name for Spiritual Freedom, it is about Gnosis, particularly Luciferian Gnosis. Luciferians understand that archetypal images such as demons and angels or any form of god are merely archetypal images embedded within our unconsciousness and can be used towards stirring the Psyche in order to help momentarily change the current objective universe.

Lucifer is the Principle of gnosis, truth and Divine knowledge. A Luciferian symbolizes progress and intellectual inquiry, it through the Luciferian Aeon that humanity first climbed down from the trees and it has represented the flow of progress ever since.

Yet, Lucifer may be more than a metaphor for rebellion, enlightenment and advancement - as the pure creative and motive light, Lucifer may actually be the key to life itself . . .

The DNA within the nuclei of all cells of living creatures contains biophotons or ultra-weak proton emissions - in other words, light! A dynamic web of light constantly released and absorbed by the DNA connects cells, tissues and organs and serve as the organism's main communication network.

The Luciferic Archetype is on the move inside you and me, chattering between cell and cell, rousing the cohorts of the life-force, keeping us alive and wonderful. "Every man and woman is a star" as Crowley proclaimed - and we all have our own Inner Light.


- Thank you McCulloch for this opportunity
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Thank you Cain for enlightening us. Yours is perhaps a less understood tradition.
Cain wrote: Rebellion against norms of society is called Antinomianism.

So then the question is whether Luciferianism is a form of Antinomianism. Are the people attracted to this religion because it is seen to be against the norms of mainstream society?
Cain wrote: The concept of Luciferianism is as old as Mankind, Lucifer is a Collective Name/Umbrella term for Spiritual Freedom, it is about Gnosis.

Almost every religion claims to have ancient roots. Muslims claim that Abraham, Moses, and Jesus were Muslims. Christianity claimed it pedigree from Judaism. Just about every new Christian sect in the past three hundred years, claims to be restoring the original faith and doctrine from the first century of Christianity. My question was not about your group's inevitable claim to be the successors of some ancient tradition. I was more interested in more recent history. How long have the Luciferians been operating in their present form?
Cain wrote: Lucifer is a Collective Name for Spiritual Freedom, it is about Gnosis, particularly Luciferian Gnosis. Luciferians understand that archetypal images such as demons and angels or any form of god are merely archetypal images embedded within our unconsciousness and can be used towards stirring the Psyche in order to help momentarily change the current objective universe.

That sounds very Jungian.
Cain wrote: The Luciferic Archetype is on the move inside you and me, chattering between cell and cell, rousing the cohorts of the life-force, keeping us alive and wonderful. "Every man and woman is a star" as Crowley proclaimed - and we all have our own Inner Light.
Is this one of the many spiritual descendents of Aleister Crowley? Would it be fair to categorize this as a form of neo-paganism, gnosticism, occult. Not the same as, but related to Wicca, Scientology and new age religions?
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McCulloch wrote:So then the question is whether Luciferianism is a form of Antinomianism. Are the people attracted to this religion because it is seen to be against the norms of mainstream society?
Luciferians, as well as those on the LHP will use Antinomy to further separate themselves from the societal norm, it becomes a tool that enables Individualism.
How long have the Luciferians been operating in their present form?
The Gesta Treverorum records that in 1231, heretics began to be persecuted throughout Germany. Among them were Luciferians principally in the archdiocese of Trier, but also Mainz and Cologne. This may be the earliest mention of some kind of Luciferian group.
Is this one of the many spiritual descendents of Aleister Crowley? Would it be fair to categorize this as a form of neo-paganism, gnosticism, occult. Not the same as, but related to Wicca, Scientology and new age religions?
No, Luciferianism and Thelema (Crowley's system) are not related, thought both borrow from one another in ritual practice and some philosophy.

Great questions McCulloch, thank you
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Do you have any scripture?

Edit: How would you contrast Luciferianism with Levey's Satanism?

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Logomachist wrote:Do you have any scripture?

Edit: How would you contrast Luciferianism with Levey's Satanism?
We don't have religious text (scripture) because Luciferianism is not a religion, but we do have plenty of non-religious texts.

Satan is a personification of the Judaic word al-satan or ha-satan (who borrowed it from the Persians' Shaiten) meaning Adversary.
Shaiten did not become Satan until much later where Jewish sects / tribes particularly the Essenes began referring to anyone not an Essene as the Shaiten (adversary).

We do not worship Satan nor even believe in Satan. The Adversary is a trans-cultural archetype which existed long before Christianity began in the form of Samael, Ahriman and the feminine aspect being Lilith.

As for LaVey's CoS, there are some aspects that we embrace, and many that do not benefit Luciferianism.

There is nothing Dark and Evil about Luciferianism. The Luciferian is free to work within whatever religious, magickal, philosophical system they resonate with as long as Luciferian Principles are adhered to.

Hope that helps your understanding better, feel free to ask anything else.

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Jesus calls himself the morning star in revelations, so do you worship Jesus?

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stok3th3fir3 wrote: Jesus calls himself the morning star in revelations, so do you worship Jesus?
The Nazarene is one of several Lucifers throughout history, but no to your question I worship no one but My Higher Self for this is Our True Monad-Self, the quintessence of what we are.

Jesus/Lucifer . . . savior of Mankind through transcending consciousness, conquering our unconsciousness, and Transformation into a higher spirituality. :confused2: Yeah what he said! LOL!!

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stok3th3fir3 wrote: Jesus calls himself the morning star in revelations, so do you worship Jesus?
I think this is a more common question. Most people do worship Jesus christ.

Although I dont know much about Luciferanism but It would be cool if you guys can point me towards a more detailed resource.

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marizfaith wrote:
stok3th3fir3 wrote: Jesus calls himself the morning star in revelations, so do you worship Jesus?
I think this is a more common question. Most people do worship Jesus christ.

Although I dont know much about Luciferanism but It would be cool if you guys can point me towards a more detailed resource.
http://www.squidoo.com/ordo-luciferi

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