Far too much confusion around here, due basically to the failure to recognize that there are two definitions of Lucifer: a Christian definition and a
The traditional Christian concept and definition of the term “Lucifer” is merely one definition amongst many definitions and interpretations of
what is essentially a pre-Christian term.
The traditional Christian concept is also simply bad doctrine. The term “Lucifer” only appears once in the bible, Isaiah 14:
“How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!”
Context makes it plain that the term is applied specifically to the King of Babylon, yet from this one verse stems the entire erroneous
Christian doctrine on Lucifer being Satan.
The traditional Theosophical concept and definition of the term “Lucifer” is that of an angel of light: the 'light-bearer' who came to bring
knowledge to man.
“According to Gnostic legends and myths, the great Unknowable God sent Lucifer, angel of indescribable fire and light, to show man the light and to
help him wake up and see his true origin, the origin of his Spirit, which has been perversely imprisoned in this impure matter called body-soul. He is
an uncreated being, who came to the created world to bring Light: Liberating Gnosis. The saving knowledge which can wake man up and help him free his
imprisoned Spirit. The knowledge which allows him to know who he truly is, why he is here in this world and what he has to do to liberate himself and
fulfil his Spirit, which belongs to another uncreated and unknowable plane.
We have said that Lucifer came to the world to wake man up, to help him remember his divine origin, the divine origin of his Spirit, and to help him
free himself from the body-soul in which he is trapped, and from created time and matter.”
Jose M. Herrou Aragon, “Primordial Gnosis: The Forbidden Religion "
As you can see, a great Unknowable God
sent Lucifer, angel of light, to show man the light.
“It is but natural to view Satan, the Serpent of Genesis, as the real creator and benefactor, the Father of Spiritual mankind. For it is he who was
the “Harbinger of Light,” bright radiant Lucifer, who opened the eyes of the automaton created by Jehovah, as alleged; and he who was the first to
whisper: “in the day ye eat thereof ye shall be as Elohim, knowing good and evil” – can only be regarded in the light of a Saviour."
The OP is therefore correct when he denies that Masons worship Lucifer. They worship a great Unknowable God
who sent Lucifer, angel of light,
to show man the light.
According to Blavatsky, the Light-bringer or Bringer of Dawn (Lucifer in Latin) is our individual self-consciousness and mind principle. Our mind can
either be our adversary (literally 'satan') or it can be the light-bearer (the Lucifer) of spiritual Truth to us.
I see all this as nothing more, nothing less than a question of semantics. A thread going nowhere, on that basis alone.
If we are going to have another of these threads, could we maybe address things that might interest everyone? Here are a few points I think it would
be interesting for the OP to address, instead of pontificating on issues of semantics:
- the Kabbalah, basis of the doctrine of the Masons
- the Kabbalah, mixture of secret doctrines of Babylon and Egypt
- the purpose of Freemasonry, symbolic rebuilding of the Temple of Solomon
- the secret purpose, destruction of the Christian Church and all Christian States
Then it would at least tie-in with current world events, and allow us to discuss the juicy stuff, like magic, demonology, the evocation of spirits,
sorcery, spiritualism, and all sorts of other sordid excitement.
edit on 31-3-2014 by D377MC because: spelling, punctuation, edit to add.