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    'lucifer', the light-bringer....illumination/knowledge

    Originally posted by Granite View Post

    Does anyone else here realize this publicity stunt's having the exact desired effect?
    It depends on how you look at it, but as I shared earlier....the word 'lucifer' refers to the 'daystar' or 'morning-star', as the King of Babylon was like a 'shining star' having exalted his throne to the heavens, it refers to Venus, and is a metaphor, figurative description-title, not necessarily even a proper noun/name. Only in some latin translations of the OT is it translated as 'lucifer', a later development to which it was later made to refer to 'satan' or 'the devil', a 'move' that even some traditional Christians see no justification for.

    The Jewish view of Satan is quite different in some respects than the Christian view -

    The Jewish view of Satan

    What Jews believe

    Granted, the Church of Lucifer in some sense is a natural reaction or move towards independence from dogmatic traditional religious institutions, and the principles promote self-responsibility and reliance, finding your own true Self and living from the integrity of your own true will, finding your own path and being true to it. Any movement using the name 'Lucifer' will naturally get a "rise" out of most folks since we've been 'conditioned' to believe 'lucifer' is 'satanic', but esoteric philosophy or 'occult science' has a different understanding of what 'lucifer' represents, but one must apply themselves to comprehend the metaphor thru right study and proper 'context'.

    Helen P Blavatsky called one of her magazines 'Lucifer' perhaps as a reactionary gesture and subtle motive to get a 'rise' out of traditionalists, but she goes to explain fully the meaning of the word, plus goes to great length to explain the allegories of 'satan' and 'lucifer' in her other works, such as the 'The Secret Doctrine' (which by the way is used by critics to claim she was a 'devil worshipper' by cherry-picking and taking passages out of context).

    More Theosophical articles:

    Lucifer the Lightbringer

    Greetings from “Lucifer” to the Archbishop of Canterbury! (this is a bold and somewhat humorous address to the Archbishop in one of the editions of the 'Lucifer' magazine, which importantly shows a Theosophical view of Christianity, clarifying some misrepresentations of it, and showing where Theosophy certainly agrees with and upholds the moral-ethical teachings of Jesus, as they relate to the kingdom of heaven within, and those precepts which promote the goodwill and brotherhood of all men.)
    Last edited by freelight; October 24, 2015, 08:02 PM.


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      Noting my former commentary on the subject, we continue to expand..........

      Thought to resurrect this thread with the important info shared regarding 'satan' and 'lucifer', how they are different personalities or designations within a given context and not necessarily the same being that theology or mythology has made them out to be. As far as the 'morning star' goes, it may be a non-personal reference to Venus only figuratively applied to the king of Babylon, but any allusion or allegory can be applied to suit one's narrative. In the meantime religious folks could assume satan being a good angel named Lucifer that took a fall, but the hebrew text doesnt support that, while satan is just as much as servant of Yahweh as an other created being, so in the end all souls or angels serve God one way or another, as the divine will ultimately prevails thru-out creation.

      The video presentation here holds Lucifer only as a title given to the king of Babylon, it is not a proper name but a description of the morning star,...a man who exalted himself as a 'shining one'. Thats it. The legend and role of satan is a whole nother matter, while the rest is mythology mixed with whatever theology you prefer to adopt, obviously. Another view of the Ezekiel reference of the 'anointed cherub' is that it refers to Adam, and not necessarily to a satan or lucifer, names that can apply to different personalities. (in second video)





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