Lucifer, also referred to as the Lightbringer or the morningstar, is considered to be the true God and liberator of humanity in some sects of Satanism. He gives us the knowledge to become independent and free. Lucifer directs us to be masters of our own lives and destinies. Lucifer and his Demons are always there to help us when there are things we cannot yet handle.
Lucifer-Amaymon is the enlightener and initiator. Amaymon is the Black Sun, the Dragon’s Eye. He is the Hidden God, the Dark Origin of Lucifer’s Light. The Egyptian Pharaohs honored Amaymon as Amun, the first god born of his own will, granter of protection, empowerment, and immortality.
Lucifer: History, Mythology, and Lore
Lucifer (Greek: ‘Light-Bringer’/ ‘The Shining One’/ ‘the Morning Star’) has a long history. One of many deities/entities associated with the planet Venus—the brightest of stars in the night sky—who are often associated with rapid rises and catastrophic falls. The earliest references to an “evil” deity are Set (Egypt) and Zoroaster (Persia). Ishtar, Attar and Helel all were gods associated with Venus to name but a few—all suffered dramatic and sympathetic falls from trying to grab the big brass ring of supreme cosmic power. In some Qabalistic traditions, Lucifer and other divine dissidents were the first to use the power of the Qlipothic tree to separate themselves from the divine presence. Afterall, if we’ve learned anything, it is that the paragon always rebels.
Lucifer has staying power. He started in the Abrahamic tradition—distinct from ‘Satan’ (a celestial lawyer tasked with testing humanity in the book of Job, for example and for our purposes a unique entity). Lucifer grew far beyond his origins—a single line in Isaiah 14:12 in the Old Testament:
This reference may in fact have been to the king Nebuchadnezzar rather than a rebellious demigod or angel, but the phrase has become associated with Lucifer anyway. When Lucifer fell, in most traditions, he took a coterie of angels with him out of God’s presence—and into his own domain, thus also creating demons, depending on your point of view. Some of his most frequent companions are demons representing the seven deadly sins in Christian traditions like Abaddon, Astaroth, Belial and Azazel (though Milton and Dante did not invent this belief, they did help to popularize it). Lucifer, in this framework, is most often associated with the deadly sin of pride, surprise surprise.
Lucifer has a varied portfolio—usually used in monotheistic religions as a counter to the supreme deity, or as a warning against hubris.
He even gets his own philosophical system and magickal practice: Luciferianism, a Gnostic-inspired branch of Christianity that holds Lucifer up as an exemplar, if not the true god of that particular religion. Intellectual curiosity, enlightenment and constant seeking are traits of Lucifer in the related belief system of LeVeyan Satanism. He is also considered key in Left Hand Path disciplines—where he acts as a guide, advisor and major figure.
The Grimoirium Verum cites Lucifer as a good demon to lean on to force lesser spirits to listen to the summoner. The best in fact, as the big cheese of the underworld. Lucifer holds this position in many grimoires—and popular culture—essentially the king of hell and outranking every other demon. It is rare that you find Lucifer serving another entity.
Lucifer is associated with the Qlipothic spheres of Thaumiel, Satariel, and Ghagiel.
Lucifer has a strong preference for sandalwood, frankincense and myrrh as far as herbs and botanicals go. Naturally, for someone named ‘light-bringer’ his favored colors are gold and white. As far as animals go, he’s associated with clever creatures—corvids, goats, cats and of course snakes. Not to mention the strictly-better version of a snake—dragons!
He is associated with air, after a quote from Ephesians (a reference to Zeus that became more associated with Lucifer as time went on). Lucifer is the king of the misattributed quote, but it works for him and has helped build a varied reputation down through the millennia—everything from benevolent patron, to sexy anti-hero, to antithesis to all that is status quo.
Working with Lucifer
Lucifer represents the ultimate in liberation of the self moving one towards apotheosis through initiation and liberation. Working with Lucifer will be a crucial part of your spiritual awakening and personal evolution learning the secretes of dark magick, enhancing clairvoyance and working relationships with other spirits, and learning your own self worth by practicing radical self love and acceptance, Lucifer is also a wonderful entity to work with on matters of love and relationships.
I created a Lucifer playlist on YouTube of meditation music, meditations, and mantras to help you in your journey.
Lucifer’s Enn: Renich Tasa Uberaca Biasa Icar Lucifer
Botanical and Aromatic: Belladonna, Datura Stramonium, Carnation, Cloves, Cinnamon, Dragon’s Blood, Musk, Patchouli, Poppy Flowers, Roses, Vanilla
Crystals and Stones: Amethyst, Black Onyx, Carnelian, Clear Quartz, Garnet, Smoky Quartz,
Animals: Corvids, goats, cats, snakes
Offerings: Roses, Blood, Sexual Fluids, Wine, Chocolate
References & Further Reading
Books & Web Resources
I Lucifer: Exploring the Archetype and Origins of the Devil, E. R. Vernor, 2019.
Awakening Lucifer, Asenath Mason & Bill Duvendack, Become a Living God, 2017.
Rites of Lucifer, Asenath Mason, Temple of Ascending Flame, 2014.
Lucifer, Black Witch Coven, 2021.
Lucifer: The Story Behind the Infamous Fallen Angel - (Demonology Explained) Mythology & Fiction Explained, 2020.
Lucifer: The Fallen Angel (Biblical Stories Explained) The Legends of History, 2019.
Who is Lucifer? A Brief History of Lucifer, Temple of Ascending Flame, 2020.