My comment to the article The tyranny of censorship, I remember growing up reading Enid Blyton’s books, especially “The famous five”. I remember falling in love with one of the characters, a boy my age. But the book did not corrupt me (I had a favourite in kindergarten already).
As a peculiar sign of synchronicity, I clicked on a random post on wordpress and found this one, “He descended into Hell“, and it reminded me the advice I got yesterday from a trusted source, that rituals can be performed in two ways: one where you just say the words, and the other is when you make the most of the five minutes you do a (short) ritual.
It also reminded me of my talk earlier today with some occult friends. I was able to open a bit more on my Luciferianism, and was in the unusual situation of trying to explain the Luciferian “Credo”. And since I never usually make conversation about Luciferianism in a coffee house or other public place, I struggled a bit to access the Luciferian Principles from my own website from memory.
After a while I was able to recall the basics, and we compared it to gnosticism, and apart from Luciferianism not having the “demiurge” as the main enemy, as the main enemy is “ignorance”; and the greatest obstacle is not the “archonts” but yourself, there really are many similarities, although we use different names for the same concept.
So it was a momentous moment having socially and openly for the first time presented Luciferianism as a direct and real-life experience, to same-aged but seasoned occultists who had the experience and knowledge to properly interpret and appreciate it. It has been the highlight of my day, apart from spending quality time with some of my best friends.
My explanation for Luciferianism begun with referring to the wikipedia definition which really emphasize on separating Luciferianism from Satanism, but brings across a very good starting point for information for newbies, although the written material (books) are not so clear yet. I defamed Michael Ford for not correctly representing Luciferianism, then proceeded to inform that the LRS is going to publish a book soon which may indeed become the actual work on Luciferianism that is a modern representation after all. Then I explained my personal process, which was back in 2011, when I first took the Luciferian Principles of the Order of the Luciferian Sword, a (to best of my knowledge) net-based group which sadly now is inactive, and adapted the principles as my own credo, and thus I started this blog. And I have revised the credo every year since on the vernal equinox.
But my main process has always been a practial one.
It can very well be compared to a gnostic process which is like this:
- you realize something is wrong with the world.
- that wrong is the demiurge, which is the false god who created the material world as a prison for humankind. *
- the archonts are the servants of this false god.
- the solution is for you to reunite with Sophia, the benevolent correct god, through the light**
- materia is evil and nature is evil as it is not of the Plaeroma but part of the prison that is the physical plane.
** The light can also be seen as the occult light, or the light that shines in the dark.
* There is also the gnostic theory that god did not throw man out of paradise, it was man who threw god out, and we are already in paradise, but nobody realize it yet. But that is a more difficult topic to discuss here.
Then the Luciferian process:
- you realize something is wrong with the world and that you are different.
- you are different because you have special skills, intelligence, supernatural* powers that put you in the “indigo child**” category. because you are different, you are an outcast, sometimes feared, sometimes loved, but never understood.
- your work is to become the god of your own universe. and to carry the light onwards and be the shining torchlight to inspire others.
- materia and nature is to be respected and loved. because nature is perfect and enlightened.
As an interesting side note, I discovered one of my friends are going to have a large and clear Lucifer tattoo 🙂 How can I not be amazed and happy that the universe fills me with so much wonder about the coincidences and synchronicity of life? 😀
I found a blog called “Lucifer Luceafar Luceafarul”. It seems to be very freshly made, but already there are many inspiring articles to be found. I particularly found the article Rod of Asclepius and the Caduceus very interesting. I am following this blog now and at the same time recommending it to others.
There are also links to other Luciferians, among other things.
I have found a center of gravity from where I can work in occultism where previously occult work in different systems caused paradoxes that was difficult to get around without my identity as Luciferian.
I have found a left hand path direction that resonates with feelings I have had since early childhood, and emotions and abilities that is also associated with ‘indigo children’, and I can now identify with the currents of the archetype Lucifer and it feels natural to me.
I no longer have desires to focus on being “dark” just to be different, I can work with dark or light in the service of lighting up the road, for myself and for others, in dayside or nightside, or somewhere in between.
Every time I inspire someone, I find inspiration. When others inspire me, I am motivated to inspire.
Finally I have an explanation why I have two sides of my personality, one that is public and concerned with the dayside matters of the mundane work, life and family. The other side is the mystical nightside, the one only a select few know me for, the esoteric side that is more truly my personality.
This is also good business advice, since you need to be on the top of your game to be an excellent performer in real life.
To survive in this world, the Luciferian must adapt and improvise to the physical world that surrounds him, even though he is a godlike figure, he is trapped in the same physical body as human.
With these limitations, the Luciferian too, is sometimes hit with setbacks, in health, success or other. Let’s not however forget how important sleep is.
The human body spends almost 6 to 8 hours sleeping, on average 33% of our time. This is a natural requirement, so it puts sleeping on the same level of importance of your work, or your free time. Right? Wrong. Sleep is the foundation for the waking hours, because it is during this time the body heals. Your “soul” if we can call it that, is also recovering, since it is the only situation where it is naturally free to go out of your body and onto the astral world and beyond, and into the dreamworld (and other dimensions).
Do not underestimate the importance of sleep to your health. I found out the hard way. As a Luciferian I like to stay up all night, because I enjoy this time the most. The calm, the beautiful shades of gray, the contrast between my favourite colours black and dark blue and the brilliant-white colour of the small light from the stars in the sky.
For you to sleep well, there are some basic requirements:
- Air element (breathing, there should be relative 21% O2 in the air, and 4% or less CO2, in other words fresh air)
- Water element (your body needs to be hydrated, the room should be 40-60% relative humidity)
- Fire element (warmth at the correct temperature, the temperature should be in the range of 16-20C)
- Earth element (a place to sleep that is comfortable, and you had eaten today to have fuel for your body, vitamins, etc)
Getting a good quality sleep is essential to keep healthy and have the energy to be all the Luciferian you need to be!
The secret to success is your body will tell you what is wrong for each element.
Your bed needs to be comfortable, or else your back will hurt. You need to find out which mattress you prefer (hard or soft?) and what pillow (hard, soft, long, high, low, wide, and what filling). You also need to change your beds linens and covers every week or so, and monthly you should steam-clean your mattress and bedframe (using a portable steam cleaner) to get rid of dustmites that could cause allergies. You need to have enough food and vitamins to sleep well, but do not eat too late and do not take coffee 4-6 hours before going to sleep. Your alarm clock should be intelligent, you need two systems: During Scandinavian winters, use a wake-up light, that is something that simulates that the sun goes up. Basically an alarm clock with a lamp on it. Then use your smartphone also, I reccomend the app “Sleep Cycle” because it will let you learn how many hours you need to sleep, by statistics, it uses the smartphones sensors and Gyro to make these statistics.
Symptoms of failiure in this regard: problem falling to sleep, back problems, aching body, toss-and-turn, or you get out of bed to eat. Or you cannot get up in the morning and feel like a wreck. Also do not eat too much right before sleeping or you will have nightmares.
You should keep a glass of water near your bed, and drink a little before going to sleep. Your body needs to be hydrated before going to sleep. But not too hydrated so going to the toilet all the time.
Symptoms of failiure in this regard: problems falling a sleep because of headache, problems of headache when getting up, sore throat, puffy eyes, dry mouth. Some disease and cold is easyer to catch.
You should keep a comfortable temperature in bed, i.e. have the correct duvet (used in Europe) or blanket (used in USA and Asia) for the season. You should be comfortably warm in your bed, not freezing, and not perspirating. The surrounding temperature should be 16-20C. Heating elements should automatically trigger to prevent any temperature below 16C and stop heating over 20C. If you live in a warm country, the aircondition should keep from going over 20C in your bedroom.
Symptoms of failiure in this regard: freezing, colds, or cold sweat, and if too warm, problems sleeping because of warmth, sweating, toss-and-turn, wake up in the middle of night. Possibly dry mouth, sore throat, muscle pains.
Your air needs to be fresh. Buy an air humidity indicator and place it under your bed (!) – check its high/low settings in the morning (stored high watermark and low watermark) – it should be in the range of 50-60% RH. If it is over 70% or under 30% you have real problems with air humidity which can affect your sleep. Also over 70% mold can grow, causing dangerous allergies and poisonous mildew. (nerve poison). You need enough O2 and to get rid of exhaled CO2 otherwise you destroy the bodys natural combustion, and delay or disrupt cells in your body trying to fix you. Install a fan in your bathroom or somewhere where the fan can run silently but keep ventilating your house. I live in an old wooden house and I installed a fan in the wall that pulls used air into it and blows it into a special ventilation chimney. Vents over the windows with active carbon filter ensures fresh air can come in, without noise, insects or harmful contamination. I live close to the forest so air quality coming in is nice. Ventilation ensures also good relative humidity in the range of 40%-50%, and I have an air dehumidifier should I need it in the summer during the rain.
Symptoms of failiure in this regard: bad sleeping quality, you wake up feeling more tired than you went to sleep. Permanent and domino-effect sleeping pattern problems. Problems falling to sleep. Problems waking up in the middle of the night.
The new iOS7 is upon us soon, according to latest information. So Apple, the number one current trendsetter for tablets and smartphones, is going to release a new operating system for their smartphone and tablets. From what I can see they sort of tried to copy some of Windows 8’s look-and-feel. That is just my opinion. I like the design of Apple, the visual aspect, physical aspect and the pure beauty in which the products behave and appear, from a designer’s perspective. Each one of their gadgets are like a work of art. And I love that, and I see they are trying to carry that forward in their new iOS.
From an engineer standpoint, I must hate Apple, because of the same reason why I love Apple from a pure designer’s perspective. Because all the real under-the-hood control is taken away from the user, the operating system itself is locked inside a jail, preventing users full control over their own devices. And Apple also locks you in their technology, there is the proprietary programs and Apple Store, of course, isolating and discriminating independant software developers.
From a security standpoint, Apple has a good track-record preventing security breaches, but it fails completely in terms of Privacy.
But just to stick with iOS 7, I find it very annoying that Apple assumes they know me as a consumer. I don’t want to share my pictures with everyone, I don’t want my phone to learn my habits and present for me the programs/apps I use the most, and I don’t want to have functions like Airdrop which opens up my phone to spam and all sorts of new security loopholes. I would love to have the design, the control and the security but it seems I can have only the design.