One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between man and nature shall not be broken. —Leo Tolstoy
Part of the 2022 Advent of Lucifer
First came life. Then came soil. Created by billions of years of the constant churn of life cycles, water, wind, and minerals, our planet is covered in a miraculous living skin that sets it apart from anything else in the universe that we can observe. The Earth is singular, impassive, she gives us everything, yet cares nothing for our passing. Alone, we are a mote of nothing, incapable of stirring her cycles that are bigger than any human endeavor. Collectively, we are capable of destroying her. She is fragile, and we have been poor stewards.
In the Luciferian Dominion, the Earth is home in every conceivable sense. It is not just an abstract blue and green orb, it is vibrant, joyous, alive in every way. It is a floating miracle, our Garden, and our dying responsibility. We are all inextricably, non-negotiably part of this natural world, and the Earth symbolizes our connection to it. We celebrate her. We grieve her. We marvel at her watersheds and mycorrhizal networks. The Earth is an enormous living organism; are you a parasite? A cancer? Or will you become her immune system?
‘Human’ derives from the same Latin root as ‘humus’ (soil). You are from the earth and return to the earth. It is your origin story. You are made from the same clay as Adam, or Lilith, the First Humans. Never forget your place in the natural cycles of the Earth (humility), but neither lose your humor; we’re here for a good time, not a long time.
Charging the Sigil
The Earth inspires us to ground our senses, and grow our roots deep. Mother Earth asks that we nurture our mind, body and soul just as she nourishes all life. She encourages us to take action, creating a natural balance in her name. Though we may face dark and dangerous times, Mother Earth ensures that we have the strength to persevere even the wildest storms that may come our way.
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.
As we are working with the Earth, earthen energy is incredibly powerful to use for charging sigils. You can direct the energy up from the ground into the sigil by visualizing a stream of white light from the earth into the sigil for a few minutes. You may also draw our sigil into the dirt or recreate it with stones, and charge it by saying, “The Earth charges and strengthens our sigil.”
The following incantation may be used as part of your sigil charging, or used as an affirmation:
“Grow thy roots deep and strong so that we may have abundant blessings.”
Though the days are growing colder, take the time today to connect with nature. This could be as simple as taking an autumn stroll, a hike, or just meditating outside. Listen to the nature that surrounds you as Mother Earth craves our presence just as we do hers.
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!