Rational Theistic Luciferianism: An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies

This is the eighth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first):

    Rational Theistic Luciferianism is both an occult practise and a meta-religion. It's a blueprint for your own personal Luciferian religion, philosophy or occult practise. You're more than welcome to use any of the ideas and symbols here for your own spiritual journey, or to adopt Rational Theistic Luciferianism directly.  

    Come Dark Lord Lucifer, we invoke thee.
    From the towers and the abodes we summon thee.
    Light bringer, bright morning star, son of the morning and daughter of the evening.
    Innana, Eosphorous, Lucifer, Venus.
    Rise, rise, rise.
    Come Dark Lord Lucifer, we invoke thee.

    After reciting the invocation I silently and slowly and mindfully trace out before me with wand or athame:
    The sign of the pentagram in the banishing direction.
    The sigil of Lucifer.
    The sign of the pentagram in the banishing direction.
    Perform once with the left hand and then with the right, tracing the zero dimensional point of the tip of the sacred tool through all the dimensions of time and space as it moves.

    The nature and presence and spirit and essence and substance of Lucifer in their name and sigil and in and throughout the ritual. Votive tokens and symbols, both personal and traditional, on your altar or sacred space. The ritual becomes habitual, a conscious connection to the mostly unconscious gestalt which in the collective becomes the Egregore who is the cult deity.

    I ground myself before the ritual by standing before my altar in the Qi Gong position: feet shoulder width apart pointing directly forward, knees slightly bent, tailbone tucked and crown raised in the lifting of the spirits.

    I breathe deeply from a bag of Romanian lavender and perhaps light candles. I notice and honour the light.

    I grasp the roughness and sharpness of my forged steel athame. I then speak or sing in glossolalia, the expression and release of raw psyche, momentarily or for moments and perform the invocation.
    This and mindfulness of breathing meditation is my daily practise.

    Naturally in this religion, Rational Theistic Luciferianism, drugs enjoyed intelligently and sex enjoyed through consent culture and also intelligently are sacraments. To be enjoyed purely as revelry, as an offering to Bacchus and Pan, or held as sacred in seeking the knowledge of the divine and infernal natures.

    This scares some people, but they're hardly unique to this religion. Both are parts of ancient traditions.

    Invocation and faith and the nature of the deities are explored in many traditions and this syncretism is my path through. It isn't believing in magical external beings, at least not without defining belief, magical, external and beings, it's about being in touch with depth.

    The gods are a part of history emerged from the collective psyche of humanity. Everything that exists has emerged from history one way or another, so the gods are no different to us in that sense. We've grown up together. Abstract thought form. Pure ideal. Living principle.

    People say in their minds they bow to no gods and think that is all it takes to make it true.

    I think an interesting definition of "the collective unconscious" is "the minds of other people".
    Always unconscious to you, except perhaps ephemerally, but affecting you all the time - even the parameters of what you will think. We control ourselves and develop filters for our thoughts and words and actions, the ego. In that sense we all defer to rules that we project outside of ourself - an internalised abstract representation of the social rules that everyone thinks is in everyone else's minds.

    The gods we bow to.

    A commitment to truth, as a general moral principle, doesn't mean you owe the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth to anyone. How honestly does the world deal with you? That's how much honesty you owe. Honesty is a debt to yourself, not to anyone else. Honour is the important principle, and there are so many paths through the truth that I rarely have the need to lie.

    A commitment to truth means being honest with yourself, but also honest and open in your dealings with people. Self confidence and security is free to be open with others, because it keeps its eyes open and can look after itself. Love with its eyes open. Compassion is wise, because compassion sees deeply. Compassion sees weakness. Openness is not weakness, openness is powerful.

    It's all very well to discuss these things in principle and theory, but the only theory worth a damn is the theory of the practise. What matters is not what you believe or think, but who you are and what you do. The capacity for deep honesty, for seeing deep truths, comes with practise. It comes when it is so habitual it has become part of your character and who you really are. 

    This is the power in religion that people fear. What you practise religiously, give yourself to with fervent devotion, becomes part of you and changes you.

    In order to be true to yourself, and the love within you, you will be true to others and the love within them. That is why honour is the most important principle. We revere love within truth and truth within love, for then we may see ourselves and the world truly and in love. 

    If you are open and honest about who you are there is the opportunity for real connection and for life to flow. If you are honest about with other people about who they are, accentuating the good but staying in the truth, then they are able to see themselves. If people find in you, reflected from you, a better version of who they feel themselves to be then they will love themselves in you. Search out the depth in people and reflect it back with love.

    How faithful a mirror are you? Do you reflect an honest view of what you see into the world, or are you full of deception? Do you make people smaller in you, reflect back less than what you see? 
    If the outside doesn't reflect what the inside feels, then there is a blockage and the inside can't get out. The real you is inside, underneath a layer of fake you. You risk becoming the double minded person, unstable in all their ways. Being authentic takes practise.

    The way to get good at seeing the truth and speaking the truth is to practise. If you require the truth from yourself you sometimes have to get really inventive in finding different ways of seeing things. Being really inventive in finding different ways of seeing things, thinking on your feet, is a massively useful life skill. 

    Insight comes from having multiple perspectives.

    I hate lies and liars because they make it hard to see the truth and that's so hard already. I find it hard to like people who don't really care about the truth, in practise and how they live their lives and how they deal with people. How they treat the truth day by day, not what they say about it or think about it. Who they really are. If you don't care about truth life gets a bit worse everywhere you go. Those little social cover ups spreading deceit.

    Truth includes how we deal with people, whether we're emotionally honest and have emotional integrity. Being true to friendship. All that good stuff.

    That's why I hate conspiracy theories, and those who admire known liars but say things like "yes I know that's not true but the other things they say might be true" because they say the things they agree with. Those who spread memes with lies on because they want to make people think. They make it harder to think. 

    Not respecting truth, not searching for it honestly, is the darkness. The truth sets you free. Free from deceiving yourself, which we all do and you have to actively work against unless you don't mind being deceived.

    We're all wrong about loads of things all the time, but if you're willing to face the truth and honestly search for it you'll do alright.

    There's nobody at the wheel. This ship steers itself whilst the crew run around panicking thinking they're the ones in charge.

    The V in the sigil of Lucifer is for Venus. Venus is the Roman word for love and desire, hence the goddess Venus. It is not the Roman word for Venus. Lucifer is the Roman word for Venus, the morning star. The V is meant to be the right way up and the sigil represents a chalice. It's also the path of light into the eyes and thus the mind. Lucifer the light-bringer, bright morning star. Son of the morning and daughter of the evening. The sacred self and the self archetype of Jungian psychology. Atman to Brahman. Personal self to universal self. Lucifer the rebel, the individual.

    Lucifer is an old English word taken from the Vulgate translation of the bible, dated around 400AD. It was the Latin used in a single verse Isaiah 14:12; which is talking about the King of Babylon and is the only occurrence of the word Lucifer in the whole Bible. It's not even in the original which was the Hebrew word for the morning star. The passage is taken as an allegory of Satan, and hence in Christianity Lucifer (meaning Venus) is a name of Satan. But it's only in the Bible if you squint real hard!
    The Hindus worshipped Venus as a deity. Shukra. Shukra even led a rebellion against god (Vishnu).

    True name reveals true nature. The gods are the hopes and dreams and prayers and longings and aspirations and reaching out of the peoples. To know the names of the old gods is to keep alive the hopes and dreams and prayers and longings and aspirations and reachings outs of the ancestors. The Babylonians, the Sumerians, the Hebrews, the Canaanites, the Greeks, the Romans, the Mesopotamians.

    The Greeks worshipped Venus as Eosphorus. The evening star is worshipped as a goddess by the names Ishtar, Innana, Astarte, Ashtoreth (not to be confused with Astoroth who is a duke of hell), and Asherah who the Hebrews called a demon goddess and Elijah slaughtered her priestesses under the reign of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel. Ahab was the seventh King of Israel and more wicked than all who had come before!

    The name of King Ahab in Hebrew is, written from right to left, the letters Alef Chet Alef Bet. ACAB.

    If you fundamentally refuse to take responsibility for who you are, your mind, personality and psyche, then it will be very hard to change. Every change would be a refutation of your belief that life happens to you and there is nothing you can do about it, and the mind seeks to confirm what it believes so your own subconscious will attempt to subvert your progress at every turn in order to prove you right. Confirmation bias.
    If you believe you can change, that psychological wholeness and freedom rests in your hands alone, then part of your subconscious is going to be on your side and trying to prove you right.

    Another mistake is to think that it is all inner work. Your life is half inside you and half outside. Your relationships, codependencies, your job, how people see you and treat you. To get free means to break the chains inside and out. This is shadow work, to wrestle the angel.

    You cannot set out a complete moral system as a set of rules, for every rule creates the potential for injustice on either side of the guilty and not guilty boundary. This is why it is the nature of legal systems always to grow, and add ever more rules to try and fix the new injustices created by the new rules.

    On the subject of moral law, which was the subject of enquiry of religious law dressed up in the language of God, I say this:

    Righteousness does not come from following the law, because you can't. Instead love has fulfilled and perfected the law and love is the law. And by grace we may love. As we love righteousness is made complete in us, for love is perfect and without blemish.

    For the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. Against such there is no law.

    The spirit is the spirit of love, both the essence and the substance of love.

    Now there's only one rule. Love. It's the law.

    Habits become part of your character, what you do automatically and without thinking. As humans we're capable of incredible things, what holds us back is us. We're wrapped up in fears and insecurities, we don't even recognise opportunity when it comes or when it does we miss it. Most people put off dealing with that until tomorrow, which never comes.

    If your habit is to face your fears, then eventually you will break them. If your habit is to do things now then you can change, instead of always putting it off. If we change a little bit every day in positive ways, if we do things and make things happen every day even in small ways, we can achieve far more than we dream of.

    Humans tend to over estimate what they can do in a day and under estimate what they can do in a year. Imagine what we could do with a lifetime.

    If adventure comes knocking, but seems a little daunting, if your habit is to do things now, even when your'e afraid, then when you revert to autopilot (to habit) in the moment that opportunity knocks you'll still be able to seize the adventure. Carpe jugulum!

    Instead of blinking and wondering why good luck never happens to you.

    I'm right handed. A few years ago I was watching my daughter and trying to work out if she's left handed or right handed. She must have been about two and she's nine now. It was really hard to tell, but she seemed to favour her right hand slightly. Over a couple of years it became clearer and clearer that she was right handed. It seemed clear that "right handedness" started out as a *slight* preference, barely noticeable, and then through habit she became more skilful with her right hand than her left, which reinforced the habit.

    I noticed that my own left hand was nearly useless, or at least mostly unused. I always reached with my right hand first, only using the left hand as a kind of spare. I decided to start using my left hand as much as I could. Every day tasks, like stirring a cup of tea, became a new adventure and required mindful attention even to do them badly. After a few years I use my left hand almost as much as my right hand. I've become ambiguous.

    This is what I tell people the left hand path means. Using your full capacity instead of running at half power.

    The singular crime of the cult I lived with, root of all evil as it were, was that they taught self hatred. 

    This was a "popular" and evil version of Christianity reborn in Evangelicism where it is often found. Popular because under the rule of self hatred people are easy to control. It's also a popular parenting method, in the UK we call it respecting authority. 

    If you hate yourself successfully then you can be cruel to yourself and to other people because you harden your feelings against it and don't feel it in other people either. You see their suffering, but you think it is just for man was born to suffer.

    People labouring under cruelty, psychological slavery, can achieve amazing things until they burn out. 

    The way you teach people to hate themselves is by hating them and telling them that you love them and the awful way you see them is how they should see themselves. It's sincere, heartfelt and genuine, the same evil eyes are used to judge everyone, well except a few friends perhaps. They're nice people after all. 

    The gospel of the miserable worm. Come and be saved you miserable worm. You teach that people's natural desires, who they are in the secret place, is evil. 

    And if eventually they hate themselves enough you'll have saved them.

    "The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the convinced Communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exist."
    — Hannah Arendt

    Hannah Arendt speaking in The Human Condition; Hannah saw in the Greek democracy and society the purpose of life (for the privileged free male of means with his own household) was to escape the constraints of everyday life into political life - social life. To be a citizen and to take part in society, to make a difference.

    Quotes from the early chapters:

    Action alone is the exclusive prerogative of man; neither a beast nor a god is capable of it.

    Thomas Aquinas: homo est naturaliter politicus, id est, socialis (“man is by nature political, that is, social”)

    Of all the activities necessary and present in human communities, only two were deemed to be political and to constitute what Aristotle called the bios politikos, namely action (praxis) and speech (lexis), out of which rises the realm of human affairs (ta tōn anthrōpōn pragmata, as Plato used to call it) from which everything merely necessary or useful is strictly excluded.

    The distinction between a private and a public sphere of life corresponds to the household and the political realms, which have existed as distinct, separate entities at least since the rise of the ancient city-state; but the emergence of the social realm, which is neither private nor public, strictly speaking, is a relatively new phenomenon whose origin coincided with the emergence of the modern age and which found its political form in the nation-state.

    To be free meant both not to be subject to the necessity of life or to the command of another and not to be in command oneself. It meant neither to rule nor to be ruled. Thus within the realm of the household, freedom did not exist, for the household head, its ruler, was considered to be free only in so far as he had the power to leave the household and enter the political realm, where all were equals. To be sure, this equality of the political realm has very little in common with our concept of equality: it meant to live among and to have to deal only with one’s peers, and it presupposed the existence of “unequals” who, as a matter of fact, were always the majority of the population in a city-state.

    Equality, therefore, far from being connected with justice, as in modern times, was the very essence of freedom: to be free meant to be free from the inequality present in rulership and to move in a sphere where neither rule nor being ruled existed.

    So the goal of life, the purpose of individuation, that Hannah finds here in Greek society is to become free to participate in society. This is what she calls politics.

    On censorship. Hannah Arendt, who was a Jewish political philosopher, escaped the holocaust to America. Her cousin, my grandmother escaped to the UK. Almost all of their family was murdered by the Nazis.

    In America Hannah Arendt wrote her seminal work "The Origins of Totalitarianism" in which she identified a primary requirement of totalitarianism is to "other" a section of the population so they can become the scapegoat. With Hitler it was the Jews, more recently we've seen the othering of Muslims and immigrants.

    Banning hate speech is one way to fight fascism.

    She identified the most effective antidote to fascism was a politically engaged populace, where political engagement means involvement in the community.

    Hate speech enables fascism. 

    Romans 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
    Romans 12:4-5 For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in the Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.
    1 Corinthians 2:10-11 The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
    1 Corinthians 2:16 "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach her?” But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.

    Some thoughts on the cult mindset. The exclusive cult mindset is the dangerous one, able to form a psychological bubble and consume the mind of the host. The non-exclusive cult mindset is able to form the Egregore, the cult deity. Unity of purpose and purity of intention toward one another, without groupthink. Groupthink is codependency and lowest common denominator thinking. Groupthink is why a group is always dumber than an individual and why therefore identifying with a group mindset is a serious vulnerability as it is an impediment to thinking for yourself. Individuate or perish.

    The Christ Mind: the cult deity in contrast to the personal deity of the Holy Guardian Angel. The cult Egregore, the group consciousness, expresses the Christ Mind in the perfect unity of interdependence; the cult members being the bride and the body, the physical manifestation and the reward of the spiritual Christ.

    Lucifer represents the fully individuated one. The rebel and the individual. The sacred self that bears the light. Christ is the emptied self, offered as willing sacrifice and given over to divine will, the negation of self and the light that floods the vessel. 

    Lucifer and Christ in perfect harmony, hell and heaven conjoined on earth. Kether in Malkuth. The Kingdom where love rules, where love is the law. Love under will.

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