The hard part for newcomers and curious people about Luciferianism is to find anything beyond Michael Ford. Although he probably meant well, there is a reason why people still search for answers even after studying his work. The reason is quite simple, and that is they didn’t find the answers they were looking for.
Now, the problem is that in Luciferianism, there is no central authority. The Christians have their Bible. The Jews have their Torah. The Satanists have LaVey and the Thelemites have Aleister Crowley. We have none, and everything. We can point to truth when it appears, but true truth is not static.
We are the Zen Buddhists of the West. We don’t like authority but we can use authority and we are authority but we don’t like duality so we try to transmit the “true truth” or un-lie. We would also kill the Buddha.
Killing the Buddha
There’s an old saying, “If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.”
Who’s that Buddha? What does it mean to “meet” the Buddha? What does killing the Buddha imply?
The historical Buddha, Shakyamuni, on attaining enlightenment, is said to have realized that all beings, just as they are, are Buddhas. If that’s so, meeting a Buddha on the road should be a pretty commonplace event! So should being a Buddha on the road! But that’s where the word “meeting” comes in. It implies encountering something or someone outside or other than oneself. We all come to practice carrying around images or ideals of who we should be and what we imagine a Teacher or Buddha should look like. And we may chase after individuals that for a while seem like they live up to our image, ignore those who do not, and generally treat ourselves with contempt for not living up to the standards set by our imaginary inner “Buddha.” All this may keep us pretty busy, but it has nothing to do with real practice, which is an awareness of who and what we actually are, not the pursuit of some ideal of who we think we should be. So “killing the Buddha” means killing or wiping out this fantasy image, and “the road” is two fold: the road outside where we look outside ourselves for the ones who have all the answers, and the inner mind road, where we set up all the “shoulds” we must obey to turn ourselves into the Buddhas we don’t believe we already are, but think we must become.
It is said that Shakyamuni’s last dying words to his disciples were, “Be a lamp unto yourselves.” Be your own light, your own authority, your own Buddha.
One could argue that it is the true message of Jesus Christ, although the mystical version and not the Christian version.
One could argue that it is the true legacy of Aleisteir Crowley, he certainly was his own light. His followers sometimes forget that they should follow his example and invent their own light, not to copy him.
And so on…..
… for every prophet.