Luciferianism: The Religion of Apotheosis
by Phillip D. Collins ©, Jan. 10th, 2006
Luciferianism constitutes the nucleus of the ruling class religion. While there are definitely political and economic rationales for elite criminality, Luciferianism can account for the longevity of many of the oligarchs’ projects. Many of the longest and most brutal human endeavors have been underpinned by some form of religious zealotry. The Crusades testify to this historical fact. Likewise, the power elite’s ongoing campaign to establish a socialist totalitarian global government has Luciferianism to thank for both its longevity and frequently violent character. In the mind of the modern oligarch, Luciferianism provides religious legitimacy for otherwise morally questionable plans.
Luciferianism is the product of religious engineering, which sociologist William Sims Bainbridge defines as “the conscious, systematic, skilled creation of a new religion” (“New Religions, Science, and Secularization,” no pagination). In actuality, this is a tradition that even precedes Bainbridge. It has been the practice of Freemasonry for years. It was also the practice of Masonry’s religious and philosophical progenitors, the ancient pagan Mystery cults. The inner doctrines of the Mesopotamian secret societies provided the theological foundations for the Christian and Judaic heresies, Kabbalism and Gnosticism. All modern Luciferian philosophy finds “scientific” legitimacy in the Gnostic myth of Darwinism. As evolutionary thought was popularized, variants of Luciferianism were popularized along with it (particularly in the form of secular humanism, which shall be examined shortly). A historical corollary of this popularization has been the rise of several cults and mass movements, exemplified by the various mystical sects and gurus of the sixties counterculture. The metastasis of Luciferian thinking continues to this very day.
Luciferianism represents a radical revaluation of humanity’s ageless adversary: Satan. It is the ultimate inversion of good and evil. The formula for this inversion is reflected by the narrative paradigm of the Gnostic Hypostasis myth. As opposed to the original Biblical version, the Gnostic account represents a “revaluation of the Hebraic story of the first man’s temptation, the desire of mere men to ‘be as gods’ by partaking of the tree of the ‘knowledge of good and evil'” (Raschke 26). Carl Raschke elaborates:
In The Hypostasis of the Archons, an Egyptian Gnostic document, we read how the traditional story of man’s disobedience toward God is reinterpreted as a universal conflict between “knowledge” (gnosis) and the dark “powers” (exousia) of the world, which bind the human soul in ignorance. The Hypostasis describes man as a stepchild of Sophia (“Wisdom”) created according to the “model” of aion, the imperishable realm of eternity. On the other hand, it is neither God the Imperishable nor Sophia who actually is responsible in the making of man. On the contrary, the task is undertaken by the archons, the demonic powers who, because of their “weakness,” entrap man in a material body and thus cut him off from his blessed origin. They place him in paradise and enjoin him against eating of the tree of knowledge. The prohibition, however, is viewed by the author of the text not as a holy command but as a malignant effort on the part of the inferior spirits to prevent Adam from having true communion with the High God, from gaining authentic gnosis. (26)
According to this bowdlerization, Adam is consistently contacted by the High God in hopes of reinitiating man’s quest for gnosis (26). The archons intervene and create Eve to distract Adam from the pursuit of gnosis (26-27). However, this Gnostic Eve is actually a “sort of ‘undercover’ agent for the High God, who is charged with divulging to Adam the truth that has been withheld from him” (27). The archons manage to sabotage this covert operation by facilitating sexual intercourse between Adam and Eve, an act that Gnostics contend was designed to defile the “woman’s spiritual nature” (27). At this juncture, the Hypostasis reintroduces a familiar antagonist from the original Genesis account:
But now the principle of feminine wisdom reappears in the form of the serpent, called the “Instructor,” who tells the mortal pair to defy the prohibition of the archons and eat of the tree of knowledge. (27)
The serpent successfully entices Adam and Eve to eat the forbidden fruit, but the “bodily defilement” of the woman prevents man from understanding the true motive underpinning the act (27). Thus, humanity is fettered by the archons’ “curse”, suggesting that the “orthodox theological view of the violation of the command as ‘sin’ must be regarded anew as the mindless failure to commit the act rightly in the first place” (27). In this revisionist context, the serpent is no longer Satan, but is an “incognito savior” instead (27). Meanwhile, God’s role as benevolent Heavenly Father is vilified:
The God of Genesis, who comes to reprimand Adam and Eve after their transgression, is rudely caricatured in this tale as the “Arrogant archon” who opposes the will of the authentic heavenly father. (27)
Of course, within this Gnostic narrative, God incarnate is equally belittled. Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, is reduced to little more than a forerunner of the coming Gnostic adept. According to the Gnostic mythology, Jesus was but a mere “type” of this perfect man (27). He came as a “teacher and an exemplar, to show others the path to illumination” (27-28). The true messiah has yet to come. Equally, the serpent is only a precursor to this messiah. He only initiates man’s journey towards gnosis. The developmental voyage must be further facilitated by the serpent’s predecessor, the Gnostic Christ. The Hypostasis provides the paradigmatic template for all Luciferian mythologies.
Like the Hypostasis, the binary opposition of Luciferian mythology caricatures Jehovah as an oppressive tyrant. He becomes the “archon of arrogance,” the embodiment of ignorance and religious superstition. Satan, who retains his heavenly title of Lucifer, is the liberator of humanity. Masonry, which acts as the contemporary retainer for the ancient Mystery religion, reconceptualizes Satan in a similar fashion. In Morals and Dogma, 33rd degree Freemason Albert Pike candidly exalts the fallen angel:
LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not. (321)
He makes man aware of his own innate divinity and promises to unlock the god within us all. This theme of apotheosis underpinned both Gnosticism and the pagan Mystery religions. While Gnosticism’s origins with the Ancient Mystery cults remains a source of contention amongst scholars, its promises of liberation from humanity’s material side is strongly akin to the old pagan Mystery’s variety of “psychic therapy” (28). In addition, the Ancient Mystery religion promised the:
opportunity to erase the curse of mortality by direct encounter with the patron deity, or in many instances by actually undergoing an apotheosis, a transfiguration of human into divine (28).
Like some varieties of Satanism, Luciferianism does not depict the devil as a literal metaphysical entity. Lucifer only symbolizes the cognitive powers of man. He is the embodiment of science and reason. It is the Luciferian’s religious conviction that these two facilitative forces will dethrone God and apotheosize man. It comes as little surprise that the radicals of the early revolutionary faith celebrated the arrival of Darwinism. Evolutionary theory was the edifying “science” of Promethean zealotry and the new secular religion of the scientific dictatorship. According to Masonic scholar Wilmshurst, the completion of human evolution involves man “becoming a god-like being and unifying his consciousness with the Omniscient” (94).
During the Enlightenment, Luciferianism was disseminated on the popular level as secular humanism. All of the governing precepts of Luciferianism are encompassed by secular humanism. This is made evident by the philosophy’s rejection of theistic morality and enthronement of man as his own absolute moral authority. While Luciferianism has no sacred texts, Humanist Manifesto I and II succinctly delineate its central tenets. Whittaker Chambers, former member of the communist underground in America, eloquently summarizes this truth:
“Humanism is not new. It is, in fact, man’s second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of Creation under the Tree of the knowledge of Good and Evil: ‘Ye shall be as gods.'” (Qutd. in Baker 206)
Transhumanism offers an updated, hi-tech variety of Luciferianism. The appellation “Transhumanism” was coined by evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley (“Transhumanism,” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia, no pagination). Huxley defined the transhuman condition as “man remaining man, but transcending himself, by realizing new possibilities of and for his human nature” (no pagination). However, by 1990, Dr. Max More would radically redefine Transhumanism as follows:
Transhumanism is a class of philosophies that seek to guide us towards a posthuman condition. Transhumanism shares many elements of humanism, including a respect for reason and science, a commitment to progress, and a valuing of human (or transhuman) existence in this life… Transhumanism differs from humanism in recognizing and anticipating the radical alterations in the nature and possibilities of our lives resulting from various sciences and technologies… (No pagination)
Transhumanism advocates the use of nanotechnology, biotechnology, cognitive science, and information technology to propel humanity into a “posthuman” condition. Once he has arrived at this condition, man will cease to be man. He will become a machine, immune to death and all the other “weaknesses” intrinsic to his former human condition. The ultimate objective is to become a god. Transhumanism is closely aligned with the cult of artificial intelligence. In the very influential book The Age of Spiritual Machines, AI high priest Ray Kurzweil asserts that technological immortality could be achieved through magnetic resonance imaging or some technique of reading and replicating the human brain’s neural structure within a computer (“Technological Immortality,” no pagination). Through the merger of computers and humans, Kurzweil believes that man will “become god-like spirits inhabiting cyberspace as well as the material universe” (no pagination).
Following the Biblical revisionist tradition of the Gnostic Hypostasis myth, Transhumanists invert the roles of God and Satan. In an essay entitled “In Praise of the Devil,” Transhumanist ideologue Max More depicts Lucifer as a heroic rebel against a tyrannical God:
The Devil—Lucifer—is a force for good (where I define ‘good’ simply as that which I value, not wanting to imply any universal validity or necessity to the orientation). ‘Lucifer’ means ‘light-bringer’ and this should begin to clue us in to his symbolic importance. The story is that God threw Lucifer out of Heaven because Lucifer had started to question God and was spreading dissension among the angels. We must remember that this story is told from the point of view of the Godists (if I may coin a term) and not from that of the Luciferians (I will use this term to distinguish us from the official Satanists with whom I have fundamental differences). The truth may just as easily be that Lucifer resigned from heaven. (No pagination)
According to More, Lucifer probably exiled himself out of moral outrage towards the oppressive Jehovah:
God, being the well-documented sadist that he is, no doubt wanted to keep Lucifer around so that he could punish him and try to get him back under his (God’s) power. Probably what really happened was that Lucifer came to hate God’s kingdom, his sadism, his demand for slavish conformity and obedience, his psychotic rage at any display of independent thinking and behavior. Lucifer realized that he could never fully think for himself and could certainly not act on his independent thinking so long as he was under God’s control. Therefore he left Heaven, that terrible spiritual-State ruled by the cosmic sadist Jehovah, and was accompanied by some of the angels who had had enough courage to question God’s authority and his value-perspective. (No pagination)
More proceeds to reiterate 33rd Degree Mason Albert Pike’s depiction of Lucifer:
Lucifer is the embodiment of reason, of intelligence, of critical thought. He stands against the dogma of God and all other dogmas. He stands for the exploration of new ideas and new perspectives in the pursuit of truth. (No pagination)
Lucifer is even considered a patron saint by some Transhumanists (“Transtopian Symbolism,” no pagination). Transhumanism retains the paradigmatic character of Luciferianism, albeit in a futurist context. Worse still, Transhumanism is hardly some marginalized cult. Richard Hayes, executive director of the Center for Genetics and Society, elaborates:
Last June at Yale University, the World Transhumanist Association held its first national conference. The Transhumanists have chapters in more than 20 countries and advocate the breeding of “genetically enriched” forms of “post-human” beings. Other advocates of the new techno-eugenics, such as Princeton University professor Lee Silver, predict that by the end of this century, “All aspects of the economy, the media, the entertainment industry, and the knowledge industry [will be] controlled by members of the GenRich class. . .Naturals [will] work as low-paid service providers or as laborers. . .” (No pagination)
With a growing body of academic luminaries and a techno-eugenical vision for the future, Transhumanism is carrying the banner of Luciferianism into the 21st century. Through genetic engineering and biotechnological augmentation of the physical body, Transhumanists are attempting to achieve the very same objective of their patron saint.
I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. (Isaiah 14:13-14)
This declaration reflects the aspirations of the power elite as well. Whatever form the Luciferian religion assumes throughout the years, its goal remains the same: Apotheosis.
- Bainbridge, William Sims. “New Religions, Science, and Secularization.” Excerpted from Religion and the Social Order, 1993, Volume 3A, pages 277-292, 1993.
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- Hayes, Richard. “Selective Science.” TomPaine.commonsense 12 February 2004.
- More, Max. “Transhumanism: Towards a Futurist Philosophy.” Maxmore.com 1996
- “In Praise of the Devil.” Lucifer.com 1999
- Pike, Albert. Morals and Dogma. 1871. Richmond, Virginia: L.H. Jenkins, Inc., 1942.
- Raschke, Carl A. The Interruption of Eternity: Modern Gnosticism and the Origins of the New Religious Consciousness. Chicago: Nelson-Hall, 1980.
- “Transhumanism.” Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. 8 January 2006
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About the Author
Phillip D. Collins acted as the editor for The Hidden Face of Terrorism. He has also written articles for Paranoia Magazine, MKzine, News With Views, B.I.P.E.D.: The Official Website of Darwinian Dissent and Conspiracy Archive. He has an Associate of Arts and Science. Currently, he is studying for a bachelor’s degree in Communications at Wright State University. During the course of his seven-year college career, Phillip has studied philosophy, religion, and classic literature. He also co-authored the book, The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship: An Examination of Epistemic Autocracy, From the 19th to the 21st Century, which is available online here. He also moderates the Yahoo discussion group “Panoptic Age.”
Thanks for posting this informative, well written and in-depth article. I’ll be posting a link to it on my web site along with a link to an example of what some moron, under the misguided notion that Lucifer has their best interests at heart, wrote as proof she is a total dip sh!t. Anyway, I really appreciate the write up. It helped me to understand how so much of the dirt bags work is coming together right now.
This article answers so many questions that we have about politics, pop culture, academia and world religion. I work at a university in the building facilities/maint. dept. I was/am appalled, confused,saddened and surprised at the things I’ve witnessed in the past decade and a half there. As are others, I point them to this article and ask them to objectively weigh their curiosity with the contents. It all makes perfect sense now. Luciferianism is the dominate religion in the world now, no doubt. Cloaked as other ideas it has, like a trojan horse virus, embedded itself into every facet of society. This well researched article can help one discern and recognize the deception whatever path name it occupies.
How does one become so deluded in their thinking to pontificate such a nonsensical idea that the “Power-Elite” has an ulterior motive such as socialism. The power elite would not exist if it weren’t for self centered greedy concepts such as the bull shit fear mongering propaganda found on this page. There is but conspiracy theory: the creation of the idea that there is a lurking evil out to get the masses, and that they need the likes of your kind to protect them. This is mind control!
Socialism is the end goal of these elites. Or should I say “world federalism”
I’m sorry you fell for Bernie sanders lies, which is very evident, but if you had more knowledge of this end goal before hearing his emotionally charged speakings you may have questioned it a bit more and not fought for his ideals like you are here…
The devils chessboard
Facing reality; my journey from world federalism to the CIA – Cord Meyer.
Mary’s Mosaic – Peter Janney.
Flash backs – Timothy Leary
The rose of paracelus – William leonard Pickard
These books are very real historical examples of the very real danger that is posed to our society from this line of thinking… If you read them, you’ll see why this “conspiracy theory” should not be cast aside so quickly…
I agree with some of the sentiments you speak of, however, I highly doubt that “communism” is the ulterior motive of the rich and the evil we should be fearing. To keep it short, in my opinion, and based on historical evidence, the state of the world today, and the directions we are headed, especially in terms of resource monopolies and land acquisitions by banks all over the world, that paints a clear picture of what we evil we should be fearing…It is in fact, and has always been, the insatiable hunger of the machine, the banks (specifically the IMF) to control the world. And they do. Wake up! Money is fake and so are the chains that we all bear. Consumerism and the mass destruction of the planet for material gain is Luciferianism and the evil you speak of my friend.
Communism was created, funded, coerced into universities and is about control…any pretenses of equality or protalitarian ideals is completely naive. Socialism or Liberalism is the same thing
Socialism and then world federalism/national socialism was/is the end goal of Nazis. Which who were recruited by high ranking US government officials after WW2 *Operation paperclip*
After “winning” the war, high ranking us troops swooped up Nazi doctors, scientists, government officials, etc, and questioned them as to how they came so close to almost winning. The nazi’s were truthful in some respects, but all while being extremely manipulative. They confided weapons technology, rocket tech, psychological and biological studies, which the US government has admitted to “asking” for. Similar situations happened in the USSR.
What is less known, is that nazi officials fully had no intention of giving up their goals or the power they had acquired. In sharing information with these officials what they were really doing was setting the stage for the future of their goals.
Nazi mind control technology *project MK-ultra* was very interesting to those ranking US officials in particular. The nazis had used it to create the passive, trusting, blood thirsty population that it had employed in their socialist nation, which America desperately wanted for themselves. During this time frame, nazi scientists planted the idea that doing so would be the only way to gain a foothold over the USSR and in turn complete world power.
Nazi’s coined the term “new world order” as well as created the Jewish banking conspiracy that so many people toss around without the anti Semitic keywords *including your self* They fought avidly against the Rothchilds family for taking money outside of Germany/Austria/France. they feared/disliked Judaism, Christianity and other religious organization because they saw it as something that weakened their complete and utter control over population. Very similarly to why they strongly worked against other political systems outside of national socialism.
Lucifarianism/esoterism/marxist philosophy was/are employed, along with powerful mind altering chemicals and conventional propaganda, as tools to destabilizing Christianity and capitalism and in turn conventional western civilization… All so that nazi ideals would thrive among our civilization and eventually create an environment where no outright warish/violent takeover would be necessary. And that the people of this country would eventually feel that they had, out of intellectual/spiritual/economic rebellion created this new world for themselves…
A few names of US individuals that shed light onto this situation;
Gorge bush SR
John F Kennedy
A few books that shed light onto this situation;
Project paper clip
The devils chessboard
Facing reality from world federalism to the CIA
The rose of paracelus.
The land acquisition by banks and asset/resource management groups “Obvious front/shell companies created by intelligence apparatus” is probably being used as a new-age colonial globalist tool to acquire land/resources/control in foreign countries and/or land that was previously privately owned but has strategic uses, without violating treaties/codes/international and or national laws and causing a commotion like outright colonial wars have ” the middle east, S Korea, Vietnam, japan, etc..” While also shifting the blame to industry/capitalism/drugs/the rich, etc…. Black OPs like this have been very commonplace, see Iran Contra, Guatemala, the degradation of south central LA, ISIS, etc….
This story is as others, so unfortunate for sure. Way off base and miss directed..This author would label Hitler as a socialist given the opportunity. A strict Monogamous, Vegetarian anti union capitalist,,,,is a socialist.Huh,,,,okay.So, George Bush is a pacifist,,
Hitler was a socialist. Nazi literally means National Socialist. Hitler had government programs for everyone, he wanted everyone dependent on government…. So yes!! Hitler was a socialist.
Hitler was 100% a socialist. Nazi literally means national socialist….Go read Mein Kampf. ..
Their propaganda seems to be working really well on you…
George bush and him would’ve made good friends…
Stephen Harper may be a Humanist also,,,
This is a great article..worth reading..There needs to be a revolution to stop the big guns..its a wake field type..to educate the people.
I strongly agree with Brad P. This article should be a wake up call for all of us, unfortunately there are among us many who would prefer to hide their heads in the sand like the ostrich.
It may already be too late .
Fantastic article. Very well researched and insightful. The Transhumanist agenda is the cap stone of their counterfeit and evil ‘great work.’ It’s very disturbing to see how they are making huge efforts to infiltrate religion, as in transhumanist mormons etc. This transhumanist agenda is nothing but evil men trying to be God. God will knock them down soon. Technology is modern man’s Tower of Babel
Hay Phil, “all things in moderation”. give it a break before your pin burst into flames. Horticulture comes to mind, that is if you can come down off your horse of conquest.
It seems to indicate that any human that has helped in bringing about this system or systems of lucifer have eccepted the mark or number or name (authority) of lucifer to bring about an end to humanity and it seems that we are past the point of no return. why do we all keep looking for its arrival wehen it has been right in front of us all along? we have no excuses.