Rational Theistic Luciferianism: Rational Theism
This is the thirteenth article in a series on Rational Theistic Luciferianism, for the other articles on Satanism see (more recent first):
- Rational Theism
- Emotional Intelligence
- Leviathan and Behemoth
- Short Meditations on Life
- Chaos Magick & Tradition
- An Invocation of Lucifer & Truth and Lies
- Magick, Morality and Addressing the Spiritual
- The Occult Mind, Neural Nets and the Call of the Gods
- Practical Thelema
- Philosophical Foundations
- A Practise and the Cults, Black Magick, Lucifer and Moloch
- Luciferianism, Demonolatory and the Black Flame
- A Satanic Manifesto: My Personal Satanism
"The brain is the last and grandest biological frontier, the most complex thing we have yet discovered in our universe. It contains hundreds of billions of cells interlinked through trillions of connections. The brain boggles the mind."
Exodus 12:23 For the LORD will pass through the land to strike down the Egyptians. But when he sees the blood on the top and sides of the doorframe, the LORD will pass over your home. He will not permit his death angel to enter your house and strike you down.
Revelation 12:7-9 And there was war in heaven, Michael and his angels waging war with the dragon. The dragon and his angels waged war, and they were not strong enough, and there was no longer a place found for them in heaven. And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
2 Kings 19:35 Then it happened that night that the angel of the Lord went out and struck 185,000 in the camp of the Assyrians; and when men rose early in the morning, behold, all of them were dead.
Isaiah 45:3 And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Isaiah 45:7 I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
The psyche is the soul and spirit. The brain is the seat of the psyche. So brain stuff is spirit stuff. Our minds are so much deeper and bigger than the rational and rationalising layer we experience on the surface. Our feelings, emotions and intuitions and physical pain and everything we experience, happen inside the mind which is the brain. The existence of God can neither be disproved nor proven but I don't call myself agnostic. The divine exists, whatever it may be and I have faith in it. The question of the objective existence of God can't be answered so I'm not very interested in that question. I believe in the divine with all my heart, all my soul and all my strength and I pursue it thusly. I see it like this. I program in and teach Python, a high level programming language that lets me visualise and reason about the systems I build and work on. At the lowest level it's all ones and zeros and dancing electromagnetic waves, very different from how I'm conceptualising and understanding what's happening. I actually understand the lower levels, through the operating system to the cpu and pretty much all the way down to the physics when it comes to computers, but to get anything done and have useful understanding I use a higher level language for a higher level conceptualisation. Similarly the firing of billions of neurons is not a useful way to talk about and understand relationships, for example. It's too low level, too close to the wetware. Spirituality and psychology are higher level languages for understanding and talking about the behaviour of the human animal. They're different levels of abstraction for the same thing, different ways (different languages) to understand and describe reality: Mysticism Psychology == Spirituality Neuropsychology Neurology Biology Physics That's a hierarchy of levels of abstraction for describing and understanding human reality. Psychology and spirituality are different languages and frameworks for the same level of abstraction. Technically maths is below physics and maths is actually philosophy which brings the whole thing full circle. It's an approach that is able to use the language and understanding and experience from psychology, spirituality and mysticism whilst remaining firmly grounded in reality. These are domain specific languages for describing aspects of reality, and inasmuch as they don't accord with reality they have disappeared off into cloud cuckoo land. Reality is a useful razor against spiritual nonsense. However, everything participates in life not just human minds. Everything proceeds from God and is the overflow of their nature. We're not separate from the rest of reality, which is the point of the spiritual layer and the psychological layer. So much of our minds are social rather than individual, we tend to stick within streams of thought and ways of life that those we know and who are around us also participate in. The prevailing culture frames the Overton window of what we're able to think in public and therefore mostly to ourselves as well. We're not really individuals even if we draw from diverse sources. From the earliest age our minds were formed in relationship to the world and relationship to others, particularly our primary caregivers. We exist in a continuum with reality - continually influenced by and influencing. A feedback cycle. We very much "create" the reality around us, in co-operation (or conflict) with the rest of reality. And our life is made of the same stuff as the rest of reality - at the lowest level exactly the same stuff. Atoms and the flow of energy. We're all just a small part of everything. By the time you get to the mystical layer the level of abstraction is well beyond the individual and the personal and into the universal. From Atman to Brahman. Fully individuated and fully part of the whole. Christ the archetype of selflessness, the emptying of self and surrender of self, of oneness. Lucifer the rebel, the individuated one, the sacred self and self archetype of Jungian psychology. The light and the light bringer. There is an open question. We know minds can affect other minds as we're constantly affected by and affecting other minds. We can "cross the soul gap". We don't know if mind can affect matter, or indeed is made of the same stuff, we don't know if we can "cross the air gap". True monism says we can. Lots of people claim we can or claim to have done it and nobody has ever proven it. I'm willing to believe.
|Example Hierarchy of Celestial Beings from Christian Mysticism|
“If your knowledge of fire has been turned to certainty by words alone, then seek to be cooked by the fire itself. Don’t abide in borrowed certainty. There is no real certainty until you burn; if you wish for this, sit down in the fire.”
If our God is a burning fire then the extent to which we know God is the extent to which that burning fire is present in our lives. The reality of that.
Theology, which is not knowing God but knowing about God, is utterly pointless in the face of actually knowing God.
The nature of God is the nature of fire. The nature of God is the nature of love.
But people so easily mistake love for a sentimental reflection of love. Love is not weak, love is fierce. Love needs no defence, she comes in like a lion. Love is the fire.
Love the higher love.
No other desire but the divine. No other love than the higher love.
My god is a jealous god. My god is a burning fire.
That's why passion is the hallmark of knowing god, and its absence a clear sign. No passion, no God. Know passion, know God.
"Not admitting you're wrong is voluntary stupidity. Not acknowledging the truth because you don't like it is stupid. Let's not be stupid people."