Luciferian Principles

Luciferians versus Satanists

Luciferianism is not a centralized religion. As such, there will be differences between various Luciferians in relation to the nature of the religion and who they apply it to their lives and view of the world. However, this particular list originally put forward by the Order of the Luciferian Sword, explains many of the general principles, and is reprinted with permission. The text was originally accessed here.

Original text edited onto for spelling and grammar. Commentary added by myself. Many of these principles are also echoed by Theistic and LaVeyan Satanists.

1
The Luciferian is a superior illuminated being and stands above idol worshipers.

Luciferianism is about the seeking of knowledge from both within and without. While many of them do recognize Lucifer as an actual being (although they envision him quite differently than Christians), they are not dependent upon him, as they see people of many other religions. They do not follow this path simply because they are expected to.

2
The Luciferian is proud of being all that is.

3
The Luciferian is free to do as he wishes while accepting the consequences.

Taboos and social expectations should not hamper one from achieving their goals. Luciferians, like Satanists, emphasize notions of independence and freedom while also recognizing that bad behavior earns negative consequences. No one is required to put up with you, and particularly poor choices can lead to long term issues.

4
The Luciferian is a person who strives for wealth and lives in prosperity.

Wealth is not something to be ashamed of. Strive to succeed and don't be embarrassed about enjoying the fruits of your labors.

5
The Luciferian accepts his carnal primordial nature as it is and glorifies it.

Humans are both rational and physical. One should not be ignored for the other, and neither should be denied as corrupt or sinful.

6
The Luciferian is merciful on those who have proven themselves worthy to him.

7
The Luciferian is cruel...to those who have proven themselves worthy.

The Luciferian is cruel and wrathful to those who have proven themselves worthy. In short, this and the previous statement say that you should treat others according to their own behavior. You don't owe a random person anything, but neither should you treat them poorly (and they are certainly welcome to respond in kind if you do).

8
The Luciferian imagines and theorises but is firmly grounded in reality.

Occult and esoteric students are often seen as being unrealistic. This statement reflects the fact that one can tap the powers of the imagination without ever being unrealistic or irrational about it.

9
The Luciferian respects Mind, Body and Spirit.

10
The Luciferian does not convert, Luciferianism is only for the elite...

The Luciferian does not convert, Luciferianism is only for the elite, unlike Christianity where you may convert every fool that you come across. Like people of many religions, Luciferians see no value in large numbers of semi-believers. Their path is one that is sought out rather than offered to the masses.

11
The Luciferian loves the earth and the sun, the stars and nature.

12
The Luciferian respects people of Abrahamic faiths and...

The Luciferian respects people of Abrahamic faiths and accepts their inferior existence. While Luciferians has nothing against Christians, Jews, Muslims, etc. on a personal level, they do deeply disagree with their faith, seeing it as subservience to a demanding and arbitrary god rather than partnership with a challenging and enlightened one.

13
The Luciferian puts reason, the self and common sense squarely above god.

14
The Luciferian has no fear, be that of hell fire or thunder bolt.

15
The Luciferian wholeheartedly accepts science and...

The Luciferian wholeheartedly accepts science and human ingenuity as the holiest of principles.

16
The Luciferian has but one mortal enemy: ignorance.

All knowledge is good. Ignorance, however, leads to all sorts of problems: hatred, lack of success, inability to advance, etc.

17
The Luciferian exalts the throne of man on top of...

The Luciferian exalts the throne of man on top of the rotting corpse of the Abrahamic god.

18
The Luciferian is held back by one person only, the self.

Each person is responsible for their own fate. While life certainly throws up roadblocks, finding ways around them is a part of life.

19
The Luciferian has a sun burning inside of him, thus...

The Luciferian has a sun burning inside of him, thus he may shine brighter than the subhumans.

20
The Luciferian has a free heart, clean soul and a mind of purity...

The Luciferian has a free heart, clean soul and a mind of purity (free of Abrahamic vile).

Luciferians focus on improving themselves rather than degrading others or wallowing in self-loathing.

21
The Luciferian is perfect; perfection is a constant state of improvement.

22
The Luciferian accepts spirituality, not as "spiritual pipe dreams" or...

The Luciferian accepts spirituality, not as "spiritual pipe dreams" or "nonsensical hocus pocus," but rather as a science waiting to be discovered by the pure of mind.

This passage references a line in the Nine Satanic Statements that reads "Satan represents vital existence instead of spiritual pipe dream!" LaVeyan Satanists generally distance themselves from all notions of spirituality. Luciferians, on the other hand, embrace a focus on body, mind and, yes, spirit.

23
The Luciferian is might incarnate, a god in the flesh...

The Luciferian is might incarnate, a god in the flesh, the highest expression of life in this world.

24
The most beautiful thing in Terra are the men and women who walk upon her.

25
The ugliest thing in Terra is stratified religion and dead idols.

Another reference to their objection to organized mass religion. "Stratified religion" references religions which have a hierarchy within them, which those at the top are considered more holy and command a great amount of respect from those under them because of the title they bear. Luciferians believe respect is only for those who demonstrate ability or knowledge worthy of respect.

26
Keep your words of wisdom in the shadows...

Keep your words of wisdom in the shadows; the light is not for those who are without. Lest you regret it sorely.

This illustrates the reason why some religions are private, elite affairs allowing in a select few: the idea that knowledge is profaned by those unworthy of it and can be used to your detriment by the ignorant.