Advent of Lucifer Day 14: They/Them

Some people are born in the mountains, while others are born by the sea. Some people are happy to live in the place they were born, while others must make a journey to reach the climate in which they can flourish and grow. Between the ocean and the mountains is a wild forest. That is where I want to make my home. ― Maia Kobabe, Gender Queer


Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer

To be Luciferian is to often find yourself feeling neither fish nor fowl. We don’t tend to fit neatly into political camps. Christians frequently seem unable to be reasonable about us or our beliefs, and while we are technically pagan and share a lot of naturalist overlap, we subscribe to a different mythology and often find ourselves walking alone. Where Satanism promotes non-conformity to the point that it horseshoes back around to identical aesthetic and philosophical conformity, Luciferians tend to just be, well, different.

Duality is a cherished theme on the Left Hand Path; we are masculine and feminine (Or both! Or neither!). We are divine beings, but fully rooted in terrestrial reality. We are magical and mundane, wondrous and completely explicable. 

We don’t need or require people to fit into neat little boxes. We acknowledge that most of us contain multitudes and that in certain times and places, you fully are the things you contain. We view consciousness as too complex to oversimplify and identity as fluid and we think things are better that way. We are called upon to be very different things at different times, and that is a trait we value, not one to stifle.

Baked into this is the idea that change is a perfectly natural part of being a human being. Too often we feel unable to lean into the changes we feel because the people around us have a preconceived idea of who we are, and we’re afraid of being seen as flakes or frauds for trying on new ideas and new ways. The road ahead is going to require all the adaptability we can muster, so it behooves us to foster a social environment in which people are allowed and encouraged to try new things.

For symbolism, we need look no further than Baphomet as an example of personified duality; bearing both feminine and masculine anatomy, the words solve (apart) and coagula (together), As Above, So Below. Baphomet’s origins are so convoluted that it’s difficult to even find a lucid account. While Baphomet’s arbitrary origins as slander against Muslims may have kept them from achieving Luciferian Dominion canon thus far, it’s undeniable that the goat-headed icon has entered the imagination of popular culture, and quickly become one of the most recognized symbols of Satanism.

Charging the Sigil

They/Them inspires us to balance our duality. Baphomet speaks to the divine nature of our soul, as we are both spiritual and physical, light and dark, masculine and feminine. All of these aspects and many more come together to form our singular being and to find true harmony with yourself, you must balance. Too much of anything – whether positive or negative – can be very harmful. Balancing allows you to center yourself – to bring inner stability in these urgent times. Unite who you are now with who you wish to become as we create our reality, and must embrace the dueling natural forces of this world.

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:

“Balance thy duality, that we find our true selves.”

Daily Devotion

They/Them inspires us to meditate upon ourselves. Look for that which you need to balance in your life – whether it be positive or negative. Journal about yourself as you are now, and who you wish to become, the dreams and visions you want to make reality. What steps do you need to take to find your true self? Accept your dualistic nature, freeing yourself to create the world you want to live in.

Further Reading

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.

Deciphering Eliphas Levi’s Baphomet: The Goat of Mendes

Understanding Non-Binary People: How to Be Respectful and Supportive

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!

Lilyth Black is a Theistic Luciferian Witch. She has been practicing for 16 years, and specializes in energy work, divination, meditation, ritual craft and demonology.

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