Of course we did it to ourselves; we had always been intellectually lazy, and the less asked of us, the less we had to say. We all lived for money, and that is what we died for.
— William Vollmann, Carbon Ideologies
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
We have a lot to be mad about, and make no mistake, insensate rage is a perfectly appropriate response to most of it. Of course, American capitalism treats people like livestock and you are neither allowed to interfere with the tax cattle, or with those extracting wealth from them. Our grandchildren will wonder that the least of us allowed a standing army to insert itself between us and people who would exploit our planet literally to death.
A lot of this apparent impunity stems from perception, however. In the summer riots of 2019, we watched police flee from burning stations. We consistently watch our oppressors back down from situations that aren’t overwhelmingly in their favor for violence.
You should be mad, and you should stay mad, because these flimsy barriers to justice won’t hold forever.
Eater of the damned, bringer of chaos, demonic embodiment of the wild, natural world. Leviathan is a single figure that emerges through a continuity of mythologies and to us, represents the ferocity of climate chaos, the firmament of the world, and the coming violence of the Anthropocene. Leviathan isn’t a monster to be feared, however, but a primal force to be embraced, ridden even, for Leviathan is righteous in its fury.
We love the Great Dragon as it is a canonically Christian monster slithered directly from Ugaritic mythology and into the “infallible” word of God. Its mere existence is an affront to Christian theosophy, and yet there it is, the same indomitable dragon that priests and scholars created to embody their deepest fears, and yet fail to truly defeat or contain even when they control the narrative.
Leviathan is the rage of a dying planet. It is the burning blood of those who stand in its defense. It is the fierce protection of community and retribution upon those who harm Dominion. Leviathan is the Devouring Serpent, and we its humble servants.
Charging the Sigil
Sacred Rage is something we all possess – that overwhelming burning deep in your soul when you know there is something wrong in the world. While we need to take care not to be rash with our anger – rage need not be ignored or subdued just to keep the peace. Rage can change the world when used correctly. Use your anger to fuel you to take action. We cannot idly sit by while the world burns, hoping that things will just get better on their own. We need to be angry, and let our rage be heard so that we can take the necessary steps to heal our 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:
“Feel thy rage, that we may use it to create.”
Sacred Rage asks us to feel our anger. Bottling our rage for the sake of keeping the peace is not healthy – it’s okay to be angry. We are allowed to feel anger, especially when there is so much wrong with this world. If you have an avenue to do so, scream it out. Feel the rage in the depth of your soul – let it consume you in meditation today, that you may know the full extent of your feelings. Let it out, but don’t be rash. Use these feelings to motivate you. What changes in your life or in this world do you want to see? Allow your rage to be channeled into action.
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!