Advent of Lucifer Day 16: The Cryptid

Some are born mad, some achieve madness, and some have madness thrust upon ’em.

Emilie Autumn, The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls

The Cryptid

Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer

If you’ve found yourself reading half way into a series of miniaturized sermons on Luciferianism during an event called the Advent of Lucifer, there’s a good chance you’re a bit of a weirdo by conventional cultural standards.

The good news is that novelty seeking is associated with better health and happiness. This might seem unintuitive in a society that actively punishes deviation from a small handful of acceptable personality models for tax cattle, but hear me out: having a rich inner life makes everyone else’s bullshit much more bearable. It opens you up to new ideas and experiences, and paves the glorious path to not really giving a fuck what other people prioritize or want.

The Wiccans were onto something with “An’ it harm none, do what ye will”. Generally speaking, we shouldn’t yuck each other’s yum, where yum is harmless personal enjoyment. The world is on fire. Let people like the thing.

And don’t put up with people who don’t want you to like the thing. Fuck that. Fuck them. You be the glorious, feral, hoodied trash-gremlin you are. Life is far too short to deny ourselves pleasure because it makes boring people uncomfortable. Pity them, yes, because their artificial existence is pretty much entirely based on their willingness to allow others to extract resources from them.

Remember: Exploited people resent the hell out of people who refuse to be exploited. It’s the entire basis of the “I had it bad, so you should have it bad too!” mentality. If you’re able to devalue their suffering by not suffering yourself, then they suffered for nothing. Most exploited people had rather you both be dead than cognitively square that idea. Keep that in mind, dear cryptid.

Please, be weird. Stay weird. Get excited about your special interests. Cryptids engage with the living world like no one else; they are truly alive, maybe the last joyful human beings. We should love them, learn from them, and be them.

Charging the Sigil

The Cryptid inspires us to embrace our weird nature. We, like Lucifer, are unique. We don’t exist just to placate everyone else, stifling our weirdness just because people look at us strangely. Accept who you are, every silly bit of you, and let your weird out. Even in this dark world, we must find joy in the little moments, and the Cryptid parts of us allow us to do that. 

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:

“Embrace thy weird, that it frees us.”

Daily Devotion

The Cryptid asks that we have fun today. Do something that you enjoy and break out of the mask that you’re forced to wear just to survive in this world. Sing at the top of your lungs, dance to your heart’s content, be free to get creative. Listen to your heart’s desires, and be true to your wild and weird self today.

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.

The Importance of Novelty

The creative benefits of being weird

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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