What is Luciferianism?
Luciferianism is not a defined religion, but rather a belief system that admires and venerates the characteristics and personality traits exhibited by Lucifer, as defined in literature and the various books of the Hebrew Bible. Although Luciferianism is often confused with Satanism due the fact that Satan is defined as a fallen Lucifer. In reality, Luciferians do not worship Satan in any way, and instead model themselves after the original Lucifer, a character of enlightenment, independence, and progressiveness. Luciferianism is free enough and receptive enough to appreciate the diversity of various expressions of self, and the various expressions between the self and the archetype of Lucifer. There is an irony is trying to define what Luciferianism is, as, in itself, it is almost undefinable. However, for the sake of the article, one can attempt to stipulate and distinguish the various differences in the spirit of knowledge and illumination. One of the fundamental differences is between those that identify the concept and those that see it is archetypically or symbolically.
An Illuminated Being Who Chooses Rather Than Idolizes
Luciferianism is about the seeking of knowledge from both within and without. While many of practitioners do recognize Lucifer as an actual being, they envision him quite differently than do Christians, and they are in no way dependent on him in the same way that followers of other religions regard their key figures. Luciferians model themselves after Lucifer purely by choice, not out of doctrine or expectation.
Free to Act, But Accepting of Consequences
Luciferians believe that taboos and social expectations should not hamper one from achieving his or her goals. Society and your fellow humans may take issues with your choices, and you are expected to accept the consequences with stoicism if you make poor choices.
Conversion Is Not a Goal
The Luciferian considers himself as a member of an elite group of self-determined people, and he has no interest in converting others. Luciferians see no value in large numbers of like-minded believers who may have less than full dedication. The Luciferian path is one that people seek out through self-determination, not one that seeks followers.
Acceptance for Abrahamic Faiths
The Luciferian respects people of Abrahamic faiths and accepts their beliefs even while disagreeing with them. While Luciferians have nothing against Christians, Jews, Muslims on a personal level, they disagree with what they see as subservience to a demanding and arbitrary god as practiced by those faith systems.
Support and Protection of the Natural World
Luciferians share some beliefs of New Age philosophies in their celebration and protection of the earth (Terra) and the natural world. They strongly disagree with some religious systems that see man’s role as one which is entitled to freely use and abuse natural resources.
Free Will and Personal Responsibility Are Primary
Each person is responsible for their own fate, which is determined by his or her own talents and efforts. Finding ways around life’s roadblocks is an expected part of life for Luciferians, and overcoming them is cause for pride and happiness. We are also expected to accept any unhappiness that arrives due to the bad choices we make.
There aren’t many articles in occult blogs about Luciferianism. People should know that we, who follow the LHP are not eating babies or killing virgins. We have a vision for a better world, and another better world is possible.