“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
— Bilbo Baggins
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
For the last few years, it’s felt really good to have routines. The world is chaotic and shitty, and our suite of regular comfort activities is one of the ways we soothe and feel like we have some control.
The world is changing, though. That is precisely the anxiety we’re trying to escape. But we should be wary about being too comfortable, not only from a belief in preparedness and awareness, but also because we need adventure to keep our feet light, our senses sharp, and our hearts engaged with the here and now.
Yes, most of the things you’re worrying about is pure, arse-opening terror, but I think we, as Luciferians, are allowed to take at least some joy in the idea of catastrophic change, even if it’s not altogether for the better. After all, did Lucifer not plunge from one terrible world, into a world that was already on fire? What was his consolation? That his chains were broken.
We are plunging headlong into a new world – a harder world – but one in which we’re free to see opportunities and, yes, feel the thrill of adventure. That’s perfectly moral as long as you don’t forget the cost, and the cost is an atrocity. As long as you aren’t deluded about the nature of the change and who and what it affects, it is okay to acknowledge that tingle in your belly, that anticipation.
Don’t forget the mundane adventures, either. They may be in the bedroom, intellectually, artistically. I think it is good practice to always be trying new things, and always look forward to something exciting.
By all means, use every comfort method at your disposal. But move out of your lane a little once in awhile. Be brave. Be stupid. Just…be something. Trust me. It’s a good time to feel alive.
Charging the Sigil
Adventure inspires us to face the unknown. Sitting idly by just because it’s safe will certainly keep you from harm, but is that really a life worth living? We must face our fears, and venture into the wilds to truly understand what we’re capable of. We adventure to fill our souls with stories, through dangers untold we experience life in all its glory. We gain knowledge of the world that surrounds us and our true self when we explore. The only limits we have in life are the ones we put on ourselves, and adventuring allows us to realize we have limitless potential. We cannot only hope to embrace the dreams we have, we must risk it all just to create the life of our visions.
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:
“Find thy wild, free thy limits.”
Adventure asks that we try something new today. Embrace the adventure of life – even if you don’t really have a plan, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. Get outside, go for a walk, find something spontaneous to do. Don’t worry so much about what could or should happen today – be present in the moment and explore your limits.
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 Neuroscience Behind Why We Seek Adventures
Why Routines are Important for Mental Health
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!