Advent of Lucifer Day 20: The Artist

Go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. — Bob Ross

The Artist

Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer

What could bring us closer to divinity than the act of creation? God was made in our image, for we are creators and ever have been. From the first crude cave paintings, human beings have sought to externalize information and emotions. Whether you consider yourself an artist or not, art is an expression of human DNA,and creation is your birthright.

We’ve talked about why art is important, but we haven’t discussed why it’s important for you, the artist, to create. Most people think they aren’t, or can’t be artists because of some arbitrary and subjective standard that they consider to be art; if you can’t do that, you aren’t an artist.

This is bullshit.

Any expression of your inner life that you bring into the physical world can be art, and art can exist far beyond what we think of as the fine arts. It’s true that painting, sculpture, music and more are some of the most recognizable mediums, but art could be cooking, collecting/curating, or even organizing data – what separates art from the mundane is that it’s done with a bit of soul in it. It’s something more than the task itself. Painting is more than smearing pigments, and organization can be more than entering numbers.

I challenge you to look for unconventional art around you, in the people you know, and compliment them on it. I challenge you to, even as a private mental exercise, think of yourself as an artist, and consider not what your final product would be as compared to other people’s, but what would make you feel good and creative by doing it.

Then do it.

Charging the Sigil

The Artist sees the world in a different light. We see the potential of everything, and take joy in creating beauty. Our art is our way of connecting with the world – expressing our very souls. We see the world for what it is and what it can be. The Artist weaves creations to stir the same deep emotions in others, so they may embrace our visions. We have the power of creation in our very hands and we honor Lucifer through our works, so that the world will better understand us. 

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:

“Create thy vision into reality”

Daily Devotion

The Artist inspires us to create. Anything can be art, so long as you reach deep into your soul and express your vision. Challenge yourself to create something you haven’t done before and share it. Art is meant to be shared, and you are an artist. Your visions can be made into reality. 

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 War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

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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