This is the blog of a Luciferian, not the blog of Any Luciferian. I do not pretend to own the truth. There are probably as many definitions of “Luciferian” as there are Luciferian. Since the Luciferian path is diverse and complex, and requires a huge amount of work on the practicioner, it can best be described as “the road less travelled”.
Anyone daring to venture onto such a path, need to consider not only their own potential for spiritual development which prompted them to take this choice in the first place, but also the possibility of breaking social taboos of being associated with Lucifer, Satan worship, evil and so on, projected by mainstream culture.
Consider also the plentiful amount of people who identify as “Satanists”, in their many variations, it would seem that many people who are attracted to the dark, sinister type of “goth”, “black metal”, etc subscribe to inflated egos and surround themselves with imagery and effects of a sinister evil look, sometimes without having any clue. Sometimes this is merely the result of wanting to stick out, or to completely break with society’s norms, for whatever reason.
Serious Satanists have studied many ancient and antique texts, are familiar with many different mythical and esoteric knowledge, and while diverse they basically will fall into two main “categories” of either the “theistic” (spiritualsatanist.com) or “non-theistic” (LaVeyan) interpretations of Satanism. For instance, theistic Satanists will believe in Satan as a deity, while LaVeyan Satanists will be very anti-religious (with good reason). In between, there are other interpretations that give Satan a Christian interpretation (as Christ) or Satan a Gnostic interpretation (such as the Cult of Chtulu) – and there are many, many more different interpretations and cultural influences and choices that define a Satanist today.
Luciferians are less clingy to dogma and mythology. There are a lot of tools available from different cultures and traditions (Sumerian, Egyptian, Greek, Kabbalah, Zen, Tao, Yoga etc) which the Luciferian will choose from, according to his/her own skill and development. But it requires skills and time, energy to work with non-dogmatic systems. Anyone with experience from esoteric systems knows how difficult occult practice is, even when the system is dogmatic.
Perhaps because of transcending the limitations of myth and dogma, the path is particularly challenging. Usually in a dogmatic system someone throws a toolbox in your head with limited instructions. In Luciferianism, you begin by constructing the universe that the toolbox will concist of. Slightly more challenging.
What I have said so far about Luciferianism does not mean Luciferianism is the only genre, it simply means that it is a general description of someting that you can call what you want. I think past masters, whenever successful in their work, are tapping into the very same thing I would describe as Luciferian.
So what is a Luciferian?
If I still haven’t answered your question, despair not. Since this question is something that cannot completely be transmitted in words, it is better to be experienced. For now, I can draw the parallel to the Greek mythical figure Prometheus, who stole fire from Zevs, and gave it to mortals. This association is what it is: Rebellion, genius, compassion, bringer of light, Morning Star.
My definition of a Luciferian is one who is inspired by genius, who is his own light, as well as (potentially) a light to others.
To understand more about Luciferianism, we must define Lucifer in more detail, as I will in my next post : What is Lucifer?