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Here’s to strong women. May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.

Unknown –
(via silentrepose)

luxettenebris:

This has been another Lucifer Appreciation post ;]

[Lucifer Appreciation Post #1]

Art Credit
1, 5, 6: Nykolai Aleksander

2: Victor Nisovtsev

3: Julie Dillon

4: Arktiari

The rage of the oppressed is never the same as the rage of the privileged.

bell hooks (via beanrot)

Beauty was your armor. Fragile stuff, all show. But what’s inside you? That’s steel. It’s brave and unbreakable. And it doesn’t need fixing.

Leigh Bardugo, Ruin and Rising (via aryasnow)

” ‘And I asked them, ‘does not God alone bear the title of the prolific? To which The Prophet answered, ‘God acts only in existing beings, or in men’.” 

” ‘And in return, I spoke, ‘if you will but show me this void, then I would go, and in it, too, find what is infinite’”

~William Blake, A Marriage of Heaven and Hell

simplyspace:

Petty Earth Minds

From out there on the Moon, international politics look so petty. You want to grab a politician by the scruff of the neck and drag him a quarter of a million miles out and say, ‘Look at that, you son of a bitch.’

— Edgar Mitchel, Apollo 14 astronaut, speaking in People magazine on 8 April 1974.

(Russian astronaut’s picture of the super moon)

The important thing to remember is that no matter how human they may appear, spirits are, fundamentally and by definition, Not Human.

(via spiritworkerproblems)

I’d add to this that our definition of human is incredibly narrow, and also ridiculously couched in anthropocentrism (via coldalbion)

Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that all was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, and make it possible.

T.E. Lawrence (via faerypotter)

atraversso:

Only from the heart can you touch the sky. from 500px & flickr

Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!

angelofillumination:

angelofillumination:

I feel like I want to share a solid post exploring Lucifer’s own mythology. Not so much of what others consider to be his mythology exactly, but more so of what I personally consider to be his….

I want to fully dive in and see how it compares or differentiates with the…

He seems to be rather adamant that I apply Lucifer as his official name, till he finds an appropriate time/place for the other to be said. I don’t think that’ll happen in my human life. I think he has his reasons. I could be wrong. Knowing him, he’ll be apt to change his mind and catch me off guard later. I won’t put that past him. 

Phosphorus and Sidus are the primary two other names I use for him. At the moment, I’m on the hinges about his connections to Prometheus and Hephaestus. I feel like he shares similarities with each of them. I feel like they both mirror him in a lot of ways; however, I feel Lucifer is very much his own separate entity at the end of the day. 

Typically I just call him Lucifer or The Morningstar; in casual convo (as per texts) I just shorten it to ‘Lu’, which he doesn’t seem to mind. The ‘actual’ name he’s given me (per my blog title) I don’t speak out of respect. I hum it only in rare ritual.

I went with ‘Phosphorous’ for a while and sometimes I still do; but it doesn’t seem to fit in quite the way I’d like it to, as opposed to the other name he’s given me.

So I just roll with that I guess?

These are the things which made me:

the heavens tear,

the poison of the snake,

wounded in the wing.

These are the things I call home:

the stars of midnight,

body of the man I love,

the sea.

These are the things that have filled my heart:

his eternal motion.

“Is there nothing you would not do for your family?”

“Has anyone ever wondered that maybe Lucifer didn’t say ‘I am better than you God,’ but maybe that he said ‘I am better than what you have deemed me to be?’”

John Holmes

The Litanies of Satan, Charles Baudelaire.

angelofillumination:

I feel like I want to share a solid post exploring Lucifer’s own mythology. Not so much of what others consider to be his mythology exactly, but more so of what I personally consider to be his….

I want to fully dive in and see how it compares or differentiates with the mythology of others. I just feel like there isn’t enough out there touching base on who he is without him being connected entirely to some other entity. I believe this is partially due to the use of his name as a title in some faiths. At the end of the day, I feel how we choose to view Lucifer and the use of his name/title is rather subjective. Maybe that is just me?

Nah I don’t think so. The think about Lucifer as in mythology is that the very name Lucifer is used as a stand in for a lot of different entities; once it became synonymous in some people’s mind with “the devil”, it was less about his myth per sey and more about the collective myths of ALL of those entities. “Lucifer”, at least in my personal myth, isn’t really his name either; it’s just one of them. So I think it really comes down to, is there another name he’s gone under that speaks to you? 

To me that’s the fun part of the whole thing. You find elements of him everywhere. Some people choose to follow him in his Lightbearer aspects, or as a promethean figure, in which case it would seem more logical to call him Eosphoros/Phosphorous. There are even elements of his in Tolkien literature. It’s very fascinating. :3

noxstopxandxxgo:

by mehmeturgut, on deviantart

jaksza:

Satan on the burning lake (C. W. 51). Original mezzotint with drypoint, 1824-1825. Our impression is from the 1833 edition of John Milton’s Paradise Lost published by Charles Tilt from Martin’s original plates

deathinthesea:

Franz von Stuck – Lucifer 

notbecauseofvictories:

so I know I’ve been talking about Heaven as like, trenches and astronomical bodies and physical space, but that’s just because I haven’t figured out a good way to write about a heaven so removed from humanity’s experience of the world that language fails.

because my favorite thing is a heaven that isn’t a physical space, isn’t a thing the way the world is a thing, populated with beings that are also not things, so nothing occupies space and nothing occupies time they’re just math and vacuum except not because those are things and you see why I’m having problems with this.

but then you get this great idea of humanity showing up for that eternal life they were promised, and humanity is just so fucking used to three-dimensional space and experiences of time that they warp the non-universe around them and it’s all a great experiment in subjective idealism

because an angel isn’t a thing but when humanity is faced with an angel, it expects a thing and so angels are suddenly things and heaven is suddenly a place, and it’s all very confusing if you’re accustomed to existing simultaneously in twenty-six dimensions and none at all.

(humanity gives heaven weather.)

(weather. in heaven.)

(why???)

so humanity goes around retooling heaven in their image of earth’s image, making things from not-things and calling it good, leaving the angels to scramble helplessly after them. (heaven was operating off newtonian mechanics for centuries, it was a nightmare. every time the angels wanted to go faster than the speed of light they had to deliberately avoid thinking about maxwell’s equations or end up slamming into a paradox.)

and anytime an angel tries to complain, god laughs.

fucking creators, man.

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.

Expecting the devil not to be a jerk when he’s teaching you how to play viola is like expecting common decency out of Bill O’Reilly.

“Your fingering is atrocius.”

“That was terrible. I almost soiled myself. It was that awful”

“Have you considered insertting a rod into your spine? It might help your posture.”

“I wouldn’t even call that a ‘G’. I don’t know what that was, but it sure wasn’t on any alphabet I know.”

… . .

T.T

luxettenebris:

This past week I’ve found myself rereading parts of Milton’s Paradise Lost on a whim, and today I happened to come across a very thought-provoking discussion regarding Satan’s characterization within this work. What struck me in particular was the deceptive nature of this figure that so many Luciferians tend to shy away from or deny—we defend him against the title of ‘Father of Lies’ and we instead place him on a pedestal as an illuminator of truth.

But what I’ve come to realize is that Light is capable of both revealing and concealing truths (in that it can illuminate but also blind), and I think Luciferianism itself portrays this extremely well. Too often we may fool ourselves into thinking that we couldn’t possibly be wrong about something because our faith is so deeply rooted in seeking enlightenment. It is nearly unfathomable that we might willingly blind ourselves to truth in our endeavors to better ourselves, but it happens so often and with such ease that we don’t even think about it.

Speaking from experience, it is very easy to fall into a state where you think you are putting so much effort into learning and growing within this belief system that you really believe your faith and practice are showing you something new but in reality it’s just a more ornate version of the same old thing.  I don’t say this to discourage people or to point fingers (like I said, I fell trap to this very mindset myself for a fairly long time), but as a reminder that we need to frequently take a step back and critically examine ourselves and the work we’re doing.

We tend to look to these luciferian figures we admire so highly and try to rebuild ourselves in their image while forgetting that we were first drawn to them because they appealed to our own values. We have projected our own ideals onto them and now seek to emulate and develop them within ourselves—these lightbearer figures represent everything we want for ourselves because we have made them in our romanticized image. This is NOT necessarily a bad thing, particularly if we recognize that this is what we are doing and are thus knowingly giving these symbols a human voice—our voice. When we uphold humanity as having its own sort of divinity, and we acknowledge mankind as being capable of initiating enlightenment and growth within ourselves and creating our own gods within ourselves, this methodology is brilliant.

But with Lucifer figures who not only act as Lightbearers but Seducers as well, it is incredibly important that we recognize when they are merely holding up mirrors so that we may see our own reflections. They are meant to tempt us by appealing to what we think we already understand and accept, the challenge lies behind that mirror. This is where all those difficult questions come into play, where we must shatter those comfortable ideas and perceptions we have held onto so tightly and rebuild anew so that we see through windows instead of mirrors.  

I think that’s what I love most about that depiction; I don’t so much follow Lucifer in his Lightbearer aspect so much as I do a pinpoint of in the distance, like a star. Only faint, but darkness surrounds the rest of it.

And I think that’s important; knowing and understanding evil, ignorance, indifference, greed, sloth, vanity… it’s all a part of knowledge; the apple we have to bite. In coming to understand those things, we’re better informed for our decisions in the future; in our daily lives, and on our spiritual paths also. I have this idea that Lucifer shows us evil AND good so that we DO have that ability to make informed choices.

At risk of getting myself into trouble here; its easy to follow any faith or path that advocates attending services or worship every so often but doesn’t hold people personally accountable for the way they treat other human beings. Blissful ignorance keeps you from having a burdened conscience, sure. You might even be happier for it. But if all it takes is an ‘I’m sorry’ and a few disingenous words or prayers to make everything better, just how much closer to that enlightenment are we really?

Of course, this begs the definition of the word ‘enlightenment’. Also what sort of afterlife people aspire to in the first place.

At any rate, once again, well spoken Lux.

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