“I don’t know why people are so keen to put the details of their private life in public; they forget that invisibility is a superpower.”
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
We are outsiders. We belong to a super minority religion, one of the last ones it is socially acceptable and encouraged to hate. Our heroes are the main antagonists in some of the most pervasive, hateful, and arbitrary stories ever told. To live openly is to alienate and self-isolate into oblivion. To lie feels disingenuous, a betrayal of our values which are, if anything, more socially intelligent and empathetic than the very people who despise us. We are strangers everywhere we go, walking a fine line between being true to ourselves and navigating a hostile world.
It is okay to be private. The fact of the matter is that you need not lie, nor advertise your religious affiliation in most cases, because it is simply no one’s business. They are not entitled to access that part of you. Leave the virtue signaling to Christians and spooky atheists trying on Satanism.
On your dark path, you do good. You make moral choices and act on what you think is right. You don’t need an audience to be an asset, and you don’t have to make everything you do about every facet of your identity.
Anyone who is privileged enough to practice openly without fear of stochastic terrorism or financial ruin can certainly do so, but should never look down their nose at people who are forced to prioritize their worldly concerns. A Luciferian should never needlessly expose themself to danger; there are simply too few of us, and our work too important.
Our strength has always been in the coven, and the cabal. The secret society. That is how we carry out our asymmetrical warfare in a society that is overwhelmingly hostile, and violent, and rapidly descending into fascism. There is no nobility on the gallows. We have no martyrs. We are only ever down a person who might have been helpful.
We don’t scorn those who live out loud, but we embrace being the Stranger, in enacting our will, inserting our ideas, helping each other, even sabotaging the unjust, and we are able to do so when we walk unseen.
To be a Stranger is to retain a unique power, to know something your enemies don’t, and when you recognize a friend, to have a quiet, shared understanding.
Charging the Sigil
The Stranger walks the darker path so that they know the light. We are the outsiders to our current society, who deem only those with the most perfect ideals to be good. We reject that notion, and accept our dark path, for it allows us the chance to know what good really means. The Stranger reminds us of that balance between good and evil, and asks us to delve deep into our shadows. We revel in the dark that others fear, knowing that we are the heroes that this world really needs.
As we devote our time this month to honoring Lucifer, charging our sigil encourages a deeper connection. If this is your first time charging a symbol like this, you can think of it like a moodboard – this sigil represents us as a community and religion. What does this sigil mean to you? What can it represent? Take the time to focus and reflect, meditate on what each of our concepts mean to you and how they can apply to our lives.
For our energy workers, you may charge our sigil by visualizing a bright white light surrounding it. Use breath work to guide this energy into the sigil, knowing that it grows in strength as you do so. You can also focus our themed concepts into the sigil using meditation and our affirmations to program this energy. This will serve to strengthen our sigil for later use in our ritual.
The following incantation may be used as part of your sigil charging, or used as an affirmation:
“Evil be my good, as we walk in the dark to know the light.”
The Stranger asks us to delve deeper into our shadows through self-exploration or shadow work. Take the time today to explore yourself. We are divine beings, capable of both dark and light, and we must accept both sides of ourselves. Society deems us evil, and we often face discrimination for simply being different. Embrace your inner dark, embrace who you really are. Accepting our shadows liberates us, and allows us to understand what we are truly capable of.
The following resources may be enjoyed to deepen your connection to today’s concept. Please note that links to reading are not endorsements of every idea contained therein but are intended to offer a more broadly informed view.
Make Your Own
We encourage you to make your own oracle card for each of our themed days, so that come the end of our Advent, you will have your own Luciferian oracle deck. These cards may be used to give you insight on what you may need to work with in the future.
We recommend using blank playing cards if available, but any kind of art or canvas cards, even lined notecards can be used. Make your drawing or symbol (it doesn’t have to be amazing, only meaningful to you) on one side and on the other write down any key phrases or words or concepts that resonate with the image to you.
If you choose to share your result, which we would love to see, you may use the hashtags #luciferiandominion and #adventoflucifer so that we can find them! If you choose to make your oracle deck part of your #Inktober or #Drawloween events, please feel free to use those hashtags and include them in relevant spaces!
Happy creating during this blessed Advent!