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Lessons in Magick: Satanists, Luciferians, Stereot...

Lessons in Magick: Satanists, Luciferians, Stereotypes & Stigmas

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Before I start writing this blog, I want to get a few things out of the way.

I speak for no one except myself and am indeed writing this blog out of an obligation to my Path and a Philosophy I hold dear to my heart. I am a student and seeker, always and forever, but I am also a teacher.

I carry this torch for a reason.

The House of Twigs is just that: a house made of twigs.

The Artists, Writers, and voices you see represented here are those twigs, and we make up the house; each of us brings something unique to the table.

We are accepting of EVERYONE.

EVERYONE.

However, it seems that we are not met with the same acceptance and tolerance.

Particularly, those like myself who follow the Left Hand Path.

Cat wrote a piece for her column recently where she touched upon the differences between Satanism and Luciferianism, the spectrum of Magick and the ideas of “good” and “evil”.

You can check it out, here.

As you can imagine, it caused quite a stir.

Concerns were raised about THoT “Representing Satanism and Luciferianism” and the threat of unfollowing the page was thrown around.

They carried on and went as far to reference conspiracy theories as the basis of their opinions.

I have written about What is Luciferianism? before, but there needs to be another conversation and this time, with a new, broader audience.

As the resident Luciferian, I feel it is my duty to educate when the opportunity presents itself; this is one of those times.

I encourage you to read my blog linked above because it covers some points I will not be covering here.

No matter how similar the Philosophies are, they are not the same.

I have met a few people along my journey who identify as both as Satanist and a Luciferian; they are entitled to practice and identify how they want.

An excerpt from my blog:

“Satanists can be either Atheistic (LaVeyan Satanism) or can be Theistic, or what is known as Spiritual Satanism; which is the belief in a supreme power/being(s) but much like most theistic Luciferians they do not worship, merely acknowledge, occasionally paying their respects to their deities in casting or ritual. So, where do we differ?

Satanism is based upon the force of Satan: The Adversary.

Whereas Luciferianism is based upon Lucifer: The Light bringer.

There are some Luciferians who also view Lucifer as an Adversary, but he is the Light Bringer before he is an opponent of God; at least in my opinion.

As I mentioned before some of us (Luciferians) believe in Lucifer an actual being, whereas others believe in the metaphor of a rebellious Angel who fell from the Kingdom of God BUT it seems the majority don’t pay any attention to the Christian story and view Lucifer as a figure of true, and pure enlightenment; his name literally translates to “bringing light”, derived from Latin lux “light” and ferre “to bring”. In Latin this name originally referred to the morning star, Venus, but later became associated with the chief angel who rebelled against God’s rule in heaven. Even later being associated with Satan, which is up for much debate; as with most anti-Abrahamic figures, Lucifer has been demonized.

The path itself leaves much room for interpretation which I think is where a lot of the confusion comes from, people need clear definition. I personally think that the beauty of this path is how personal, and individualistic it is, that’s what brought me to this side.”

Some Luciferians believe that Lucifer is a being who goes by many names throughout history (Set, Enki, Prometheus, Melek Taus, etc.).

There are other Luciferians who believe Lucifer is his own being; others, as mentioned above, who believe he is a metaphor.

Satan, for many Luciferians, is a collective energy more than an actual being.

Or, should I say, more than one being.

Luciferianism is a melting pot of many traditions, and the path is open to so much interpretation and gives the Practitioner much freedom.

As far as Satanists go, they get a bad rap; worse than us Luciferians.

It seems that no matter how far we run from Abrahamic dogma, it still follows us.

Satanists live by Seven Tenets:

-One should strive to act with compassion and empathy toward all creatures in accordance with reason.

-The struggle for justice is an ongoing and necessary pursuit that should prevail over laws and institutions.

-One’s body is inviolable, subject to one’s own will alone.

-The freedoms of others should be respected, including the freedom to offend. To willfully and unjustly encroach upon the freedoms of another is to forgo one’s own.

-Beliefs should conform to one’s best scientific understanding of the world. One should take care never to distort scientific facts to fit one’s beliefs.

-People are fallible. If one makes a mistake, one should do one’s best to rectify it and resolve any harm that might have been caused.

-Every tenet is a guiding principle designed to inspire nobility in action and thought. The spirit of compassion, wisdom, and justice should always prevail over the written or spoken word.

Sounds like such fucking terrible ideology, doesn’t it? (insert sarcasm)

Seriously, though, everything mentioned above is how we should all be living.

Am I wrong?

One of the main points of concern brought up to THoT was child ritual abuse.

This is a very serious topic, and accusation.

To associate Satanism, Luciferianism and child abuse as being synonymous with one another is dangerous; to make blanket statements that “all Satanists and Luciferians are terrible people who traffic children and practice ritual sacrifice” is dangerous.

To believe such statements is even more dangerous.

Conspiracy theories used to only exist in the fringe of society—not really something you brought up at a social event.

With the rise of the internet, there has been a rise of conspiracy theories, our access to them and how we consume them; pizzagate, NWO, Illuminati, etc.

Is human trafficking real and a problem? YES.

Are cults real and a problem? YES.

Individuals and groups who carry out atrocious acts as the ones mentioned above, they are not Luciferians or Satanists: they are psychopaths using these words as guises.

It’s a tale as old as time; everyone needs a scapegoat.

Let me leave you with this:

Children are ALWAYS OFF LIMITS—in any and every capacity, unless we are talking about healing energy for an illness or something. THEY ARE OFF LIMITS. PERIOD.

Sacrifice is not part of either Satanism or Luciferianism; to suggest this is to create a dangerous, false narrative. There are spells of the baneful and malefica variety that exist which require sacrifice of an animal, sure; I have found there is always a loophole, and personally do not partake in the act of taking another life (and before you ask, no I don’t eat meat). I will sacrifice (give up) something in my life to yield results, though. That’s another blog entirely.

Both Satanists and Luciferians firmly believe in individual sovereignty, the power of free will and choice; these are pillars of our Philosophies and non-negotiables.

Educate yourself before believing videos you watch on YouTube.

Have a conversation with someone who is a Satanist, or Luciferian. Go visit a Satanic Temple. Read a book—there are hundreds on the topic out there.

I am in no way diminishing anyone’s experience of abuse with people who claim to be “Satanists” or “Luciferians”.

I am saying that they are not an accurate representation of who and what the Left Hand Path is about, and I will not sit idly by while someone attempts to demonize two paths that are already grossly misunderstood.

If you are triggered by something that you see written on the internet, please seek the counsel of a medical professional because the moment you start acting out due to unresolved trauma, is the moment you lose absolute control; at which time you are no good to yourself or anyone else.

Respect everyone’s path and keep your eyes (and uneducated opinions) on your own.

Blessed are the box breakers, the light bringers, the Magick makers, the weirdos, the Mystics and the Wild Ones.

Hold your torches high, and let the world see you shine.

In Nomine Lucferi

Lux in Tenebris

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Jaclyn Cherie has her roots in Upstate New York. She is an Author, Word Alchemist, Hedge Witch, Feminist, and Luciferian. Finding her Muses in the most unusual places and people, she strives to tell raw, real stories of Magick, the human condition, Sacred Sex, Women’s Issues and, her favorite topic, rebellion.
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Author, Instructor for ThoT – The Nephilim Rising
Jaclyn Cherie has her roots in Upstate New York. She is an Author, Word Alchemist, Hedge Witch, Feminist, and Luciferian. Finding her Muses in the most unusual places and people, she strives to tell raw, real stories of Magick, the human condition, Sacred Sex, Women’s Issues and, her favorite topic, rebellion.
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