30 Days of Devotion

Symbols and icons of this deity

This, admittedly, is where things get a little tricky when it comes to my particular practice. And to Theistic Luciferianism in general.

Keeping in mind that although there are those who communicate (at least, I assume so, given what I hear) with the same Lucifer ™ that I do, and see and attribute a lot of these same elements to him, there are those that do not. Those that don’t see Lucifer as a separate entity from “The” Satan, or several other entities he’s often mixed in with, and so as a result I feel like it’s important to mention here that these are elements which are specific to my craft and the few people I know who are on a similar path to me. They are by no means universal, although anyone wishing to work with Lucifer as I know him will find these infinitely useful.

White Constrictors

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I chose this as number one on my list because white serpents, constrictors in particular, are sacred to Lu. White as a hallmark of purity; it is all colors and yet none at all. Those serpents that are white stand out from the others. They must work harder to survive, yet they are more rare and beautiful, an aberration of genetics that sets them apart. It was in the shape of a serpent that Lucifer first whispered to Eve in the Garden, and in what better way than to do so with diamond, glittering scales?

Apples

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This is the most obvious one. It was an apple that Lucifer first tempted Eve with, although some earlier sources will argue that it was, instead, a pomenagranate. Regardless, it is the apple that Lu holds sacred to him; as a symbol of knowlage, rebellion, and truth. It’s also interesting to note the healing and health benefits of the fruit itself. . . and the poison of it’s seeds.

Peacocks

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In one of his various incarnations, Lucifer is called “The Peacock Angel”, and it is said that following his challenge of god, he was cast out of heaven. The tears The Peacock Angel wept quenched the fires of Hell forever, and so moved by this display of love and devotion was god that he elevated The Peacock angel above all the others, making him the eternal ruler of our world with his own throne, even, in heaven. Thus sacred to this grand angel that Gnostics have attributed to that same Peacock Angel is the bird itself, and the same hues of blue it wears proudly on it’s wings, a thousand and more eyes to watch over all of mankind.

[Dry] Lightning

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It’s said that when Lu fell from heaven, he did so as a lightning bolt; so heavy was he with his own pride that he burned right through the earth itself and sank strait into hell.

The Hebrew Words version of the bible states Jesus as having seen Lucifer’s fall: “Yeshua said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven.”

Thus lightning storms, those abrupt and often without rain, are claimed as sacred to Lucifer. Often in dreams, this will be one of the first forms in which Lucifer will use to speak with his followers.

The Violin

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There are plenty of myths that link the temper of mankind and the Grand figure of Hell to the violin; from the songs heard by Tartini in his dreams, which inspired him to write the famous “The Devil’s Trill” :

“One night, in the year 1713 I dreamed I had made a pact with the devil for my soul. Everything went as I wished: my new servant anticipated my every desire. Among other things, I gave him my violin to see if he could play. How great was my astonishment on hearing a sonata so wonderful and so beautiful, played with such great art and intelligence, as I had never even conceived in my boldest flights of fantasy. I felt enraptured, transported, enchanted: my breath failed me, and – I awoke. I immediately grasped my violin in order to retain, in part at least, the impression of my dream. In vain! The music which I at this time composed is indeed the best that I ever wrote, and I still call it the “Devil’s Trill”, but the difference between it and that which so moved me is so great that I would have destroyed my instrument and have said farewell to music forever if it had been possible for me to live without the enjoyment it affords me.”

To the country folk song by The Charlie Daniel’s band, in which the devil, desperately behind on his quota for souls, challenges young Johnny to a play off on the fiddle. Faust also recorded that the devil was a far superior viola artist, and among Lucifer’s followers, it is often considered a sign of favor when the same haunting notes on that same instrument rise up from the early morning mist and the realm of dreams to touch mortal ears. Only the hard hearted are not moved to tears.

Winter

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This stems more from the Gnosis of many people, as opposed to any lore itself. In Dante’s Inferno, the deepest levels of hell, ruled by Lucifer, are encased in ice. It is said by scholars that true hell is the separation from god, a place devoid of warmth and light. As such, Lucifer is set over the cold and black nights, those darkest and devoid of any warmth save for what is afforded by those who love you. When the nights are icy and the stars are shining brightly above against the blackness of the sky, and the air is frosty and everything is still and quiet. . .that is Lucifer’s natural element. A freezing, cold winter’s night. 

The Morning Star [stars in general]

Often confused with a ‘star’, the planet Venus t is also attributed to the Greek Goddess Aphrodite. It is the first star to rise in the evening and shine it’s lovely light down on the earth. . . and it is the last star to leave the morning sky, proudly defying the dawn. It is this spirit of gentle illumination and pride in rebellion of light, noise and chaos that Lucifer embodies, and so takes as his sacred symbol in the skies.

According to the early Gnostics, in defying the demiurge, the Aeon Lucifer left Heaven and went to walk across the cosmos. His footsteps were said to have formed the pathway of our Galaxy, The Milky Way (Godwin).

Offerings

Decadent Chocolate

DARK CHOCOLATE

Lucifer is very fond of chocolate, the catch being that he likes chocolate that isn’t ‘mass produced’, like Hershey. You can’t just buy him a mars bar and put it on his altar. He’ll thank you for it, because he’s a gentleman, but it’ll wind up like that Christmas fruitcake in the back of your refrigerator that’s hard as a rock and you still haven’t eaten. . . and you’ll learn really quickly it’s not his favorite. Lucifer enjoys almost all kinds of decadent cocoa, but I’ve found that Lindt and Ghiradelli are at the top of the list as far as what you can get him from the regular grocery store.

Champagne/White Wine

Never one to do without his ponciness. Although Lucifer prefers Champagne, something heavy and buttery and soaking, he will accept offerings of generic white wine, preferably a Zinfandel, from those on a budget. (Please do not buy him Syrahs-he is not a fan as he finds them too ‘muddy’).

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Honey

Lucifer adores honey. It’s everything that he is; sweet, heavy, sticky and lingering. It’s an indulgence, because of it’s price and the work that goes into producing it. Lucifer is also quick to point out that honey’s applications go beyond just ‘eating’ it for breakfast or putting it in your tea.

However Lucifer also asks that if you leave him Honey as an offering, that you also engage in some sort of activity to stimulate it’s production. Do not simply buy mass produced, pasteurized honey from the grocery store. Please make sure it’s obtained from ethical growers without the use of antibiotics and pesticides, and be aware of the environmental concerns surrounding the dwindling of the bee population. Be smart about where you get it from; and yes, he will ask you to share it with him.

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Other things

Lucifer also accepts some stones on his altar; including jade, moonstone, peacock ore, and turquoise; also those light refracting crystals you can buy at most new age stores. Jade and turquoise on the greener side of things mirror the color of Lucifer’s eyes.

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Lucifer favors well tailored suits, and if you find yourself able, enjoys days of ‘poncy’ shopping; he’s a girls best friend for shoes and accessorizing. As a follower, if you’ve made him happy or your particularly close and you’re capable of lucid dreaming, expect many a fancy gala, dinner party, or abrupt shopping trip.

Songs

“And Nothing Else Matters” ~Apocalyptica cover of Metallica

“The Weeping Song”-Nick Cave

“Red Right Hand”-Nick Cave

“Black Black Heart” David Usher

“The Devil’s Trill [sonata]”

“The Way you Look Tonight” ~Frank Sinatra

“Slow Like Honey”~Fiona Apple

“Vide Cor Meum [See my Heart]”~Hannibal OST

“Les Pas Des Ballerines”~Francis Cabrel

“Dante’s Prayer” Loreena Mckinnet

“What a Wonderful World” ~Meet Joe Black OST Variation

“Kissing You” ~Des’ree

“Beethoven’s 5 Secrets” ~The Piano Guys’ cover of One Republic

“As it Fades” VNV Nation

“Prelude” VNV Nation

“A Better Place” -VAST

“Free” -VAST

No Nos!! 

And, just for good measure and to sum up a few things, I’ve included a couple of no no things on Lucifer’s list; things that will very quickly wear down his really long fuse.

~Vulgarity: you should approach Lu in conversation the same way you would approach Hannibal Lecter, knowing he abhors the rude. Although Lu is seldom to make an example of people as gods do, he is still a god; so it’s best not to take a chance. Remember your pleases and thanks yous when you’re in his presence, (which is just a good idea to do with gods anyway), and it might not hurt to study up which fork you want to go with first at dinner.

~Mocking Christ: This is a difficult point. Although there is a lot of bad blood between Lu and heaven, Lu would be the first to tell you honestly that he still harbors feelings for god. Christ, on the other hand, is a sensitive issue. Lucifer seems to keep feelings for the Christian Martyr close to his heart; so while I’ve never seen him even perk an eyebrow when someone has something scathing to say of god himself, making pointed remarks about Yeshua seems to be where he draws the line. Once you get to this point, you will offend him. So just don’t do it.

~Tidyness :Although there are circumstances when a little bit of a mess is permissible, (see some mental illness, mobility issues, ect), Lucifer prefers any space where his followers plan to work to be clean. This means regular dusting, vacuuming, ect. Lucifer abhors filthiness and he is the most obsessive about cleanliness of any deity I’ve ever met. With Lucifer it’s only a step above following people around with a bottle of bleach and hand sanitizer (and yes, try seeing him ‘out’ any where in your dreams or visions. If he’s not wearing gloves, I’d be surprised)

~No touchy! ! !: which brings me to my last point. DO NOT. TOUCH LU. WITHOUT ASKING. If you are not close to him, or he doesn’t initiate it, for the love of all that’s holy. Lu is such a germaphobe I can’t even mention. He’s not cold or cruel for the sake of it; it’s just a quirk of his. I strongly advise respecting that boundary.

Aaand, I think that about covers it for this issue of elements of Lu volume 1. As always, questions and comments are welcome so long as they are respectful.

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