CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT
THE LUCIFERIAN RELIGION
The Word Luciferous is an adjective meaning “providing light and mental insight”. Thus the Luciferian Religion is the knowledge and wisdom of self, the possibility and potential of self.
FOUNDATION OF THE CHURCH
The CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT was founded by High Priest MICHAEL W. FORD in 2007, who is the founder of THE ORDER OF PHOSPHORUS and BLACK ORDER OF THE DRAGON. The Vision of our High Priest is to establish a religion based on the Spirit of both Light and Darkness, understanding that one must have balance and understand the dark instinct. Equally so is the balance of the Adversary being SAMAEL and LILITH or AHRIMAN and AZ-JEH, this concept goes far beyond common dualism and is understood on a deeper level by initiates of the path. The Church of Adversarial Light does not view the Daemonic Feminine as a “lesser equal” rather it is one half being consistent to the power itself. This allows the Luciferian to utilize a complete knowledge of the self to make informed, strategic decisions which will lead to a more meaningful life.
Michael is a practitioner of Magick, who continually studies religions, history, mythology and has applied the Luciferian concepts of his books in his personal life, overcoming great challenges and establishing himself one of the foremost writings of the occult community; specifically the “left hand path”. The Priesthood of The Church of Adversarial Light are individuals from all walks of life who have applied the art of Magick to their own personal lives, for meaning and power in it and are Priests of the Adversary in The Order of Phosphorus, COAL’s magickal initiatory order based on Adversarial Light and Sorcery as defined in The Bible of the Adversary.
THE CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT is based on the foundations presented in THE BIBLE OF THE ADVERSARY. The Luciferian can either approach a dogmatic or non-dogmatic approach to the religious aspects of the Luciferian Path.
Some basic considerations of THE CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT:
The Luciferian of THE CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT may utilize ritual to seek their unique experience with the energy and spirit of the Luciferian Gnosis. Magick is thus a tool of achieving this end, while the level of application is up to the practitioner.
THE CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT accepts members or any walk or life, race and social status, although one common theme and affirmation is needed: the Luciferian must seek to build the self and become through this religious path, rejecting all other religions. The Luciferian Religion must serve the needs of the self; offer a realistic pathway to self-mastery.
To be Luciferian you must be willing to question, to explore, to study the foundations of religious lore and create your own Temple within. This is the religion of self-accountability, self-love, those who recognize the Luciferian spirit within and who are not afraid to seek the forbidden. It is deeply spiritual as it is material; enjoy this life now in both a carnal and spiritual aspect. Grow in the light of Lucifer.
SOLUTIONS AND STUDY
DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY
FOCUS AND PURPOSE
A non-practitioner of any type of formal magick may wish to obtain knowledge by reading, attending classes and applying the Luciferian “Mastery of the Earth” concepts to his or her own life. In doing this you will find a process of Magick is already occurring: Willed change. Atheistic Luciferians practice in this way.
MARRIAGE AND CHILDREN
HELPING OTHERS HELP THEMSELVES
Adversarial Light is the name for the spirit of intellect and godhood brought to humanity by the legend of the Watchers led by Azazel. The wisdom brought by the fallen angels gave humanity the intellect and desire to conquer and ascend, to be Gods by their own desire and will. The Adversarial Light is also called “The Black Light” or “The Black Flame” and represents the gift brought to the Children of Cain, whose symbolic “murder” of his uninitiated self brought into him the Daemonic Spirit, thus making him the first Luciferian. Adversarial Light is the very essence of humanity as awakened and initiated power. Some Luciferians consider Adversarial Light connected with the spirit of “Azal’ucel” or the Holy Guardian Angel. The foremost goal of the Magickian is to seek the knowledge and conversation of the Luciferian Angel. Michael W. Ford and Nico Claux produced the Luciferian Tarot which presents numerous “occult” (meaning hidden) images of the Luciferian Angel and Therionick Beast, or Daemon as a manifestation of the Adversary or dual forced spirit which is intertwined an inseparable.
Once the Luciferian Magickian achieves the knowledge and conversation with Azal’ucel, the next step is to Enter the Abyss and gain the power of the depths of Hades. This is the aspect in which Christians may never understand – that the so-called “Fallen” Angels have the knowledge and power of the higher and lower aspects of the spirit.
Adversarial Light to an Atheistic Luciferian is often intellect and the ability to see beyond myth and mystical “truths” to understand you have one life now, your planning and strategic application of knowledge must be to better your life and world NOW! The Gods are symbols of the collective psyche of humanity and represent often balance and the potential of our being.
Adversarial Light to a Theistic Luciferian or Spiritualist is the intellect given to us by the Gods in all of their forms. Often the Gods are spiritual forces within the collective subconscious of humanity. Adversarial Light is the intellect and power of one who uses Magick to explore the self, sharpen skills in sorcery and applying Will-Desire-Belief and obtaining results. It is a must to be skeptical and question everything, no matter if you are a Theistic or Atheistic Luciferian.
WHO IS LUCIFER?
The name Lucifer is a Latin word meaning "light-bearer" from lux, "light", ferre, "to bear,", a Roman term for the "Morning Star".Lucifer was the translation of the Septuagint Greek heosphoros, - "dawn-bearer"; Greek phosphorus, "light-bearer" and the Hebrew Helel, meaning "Bright one". In the Roman poet Ovid’s Metamorphoses, the mentioning of Lucifer comes in the concept of AURORA, the Goddess of Dawn in Roman mythology, "Aurora, watchful in the reddening dawn, threw wide her crimson doors and rose-filled halls; the Stars took flight, in marshaled order set by Lucifer, who left his station last." – Ovid
Lucifer is the BRINGER OF LIGHT, representing wisdom and self-illumination. Lucifer represents the angelic or higher aspects of the Self, thus is a power archetype and spirit of ascension and wisdom.
Luciferian also use many other names for various cultural manifestations of the Adversary – both equally masculine and feminine in gender: Ahriman, Samael, Satan, Lilith, Az-Jeh, Hecate and many others.
WHY THE NAME LUCIFER?
Lucifer is a recognized and popular name of the Adversary, viewed throughout the world as the spiritual rebel yet also the intelligent one who brought the fire of spirit to humanity. The Adversary manifests in every culture, race and differently with each individual.
IS LUCIFER SATAN?
Lucifer from our standpoint is a title, Light Bringer. Satan is the fiery aspect meaning enemy. To paraphrase the Bible of the Adversary:
From “ha-satan” meaning “The Opposer” or “Adversary”. SAMAEL is known in the Talmudic texts as being the same as Satan, the chief of Evil Spirits who is known as “The Venom of God”. Samael is said to have twelve wings rather than the six of normal angels, a favored assumption. Samael as the Angel of Poison is to the Luciferian as a symbol of self-mastery and using the world around us to grow in power and strength, always internal, sometimes external depending on the individual desire. Luciferians seek to devour the essence of life, the essence of humanity. All life is made stronger by devouring another; this is the law of nature. To be honest to the self, to present challenge and overcome such is to attain a foundation upon the path of mastery.
“Samael was the greatest prince in heaven. The celestial animals and the Seraphim had six wings each, but Samael had twelve.” - Midrash
WHAT IS THE ADVERSARY?
“I am the essence of the Sun, brighter than any before me.
The Adversary is the rebellious power or “dark” spirit which is dual, or twin in essence. It is composed of Samael, the masculine and Lilith, the feminine. Both powers complement each other and equally motivate. The Luciferian recognizes these as powers within the Mind, Spirit and Body and seeks to transform the self into this type of individual – as a God or Goddess. It is called the Adversary or Opposer as it is dual, standing separate yet the same. This is the power which stirs life and creates/destroys within the universe. Remember, it was the Serpent which brought wisdom to humanity, allowing them to become aware of Good and Evil in the Bible, yet Christians consider The Adversary as “evil”!
DO YOU WORSHIP SATAN?
No. To worship Satan in the way Christian Monotheistic supplication (Luciferians view their own Mind-Body-Spirit as a Temple thus God/Goddess is within) is conducted is self-degrading by Luciferians. We do not worship Satan nor bow before anything else. Luciferians view themselves “like” the Adversary, spiritual rebels who choose their own path and find spiritual (and material) beauty in the enlightenment and achievements they receive. Spiritual reward is something earned with a life filled with purpose, generosity to those we love and wish to help and living as productive members of society.
The Birth of Christ has been celebrated on December 25 for a numerous generations, songs, hymns and presentations bring many to tears over the joy of the birth of the savior, Jesus. What most people don’t realize is Christmas is a lie!
In fact, all religious holidays as we practice them are lies! When Christianity attempted to take over churches were built over pagan shrines that the populous frequented, Christian rites and traditions were placed over popular pagan holidays. This was by far the easiest to adapt the ruling religion.
DO YOU BELIEVE IN SPIRITS OR DEMONS?
Luciferians understand that spiritual aspects within the Church of Adversarial Light are subjective; individuals must question and validate their own formulations to this question. On the surface, spirits or demons represent subconscious or symbolic attributes of the self. Demon comes from the word Daimon, meaning spirit and did not initially mean “evil’ until Christianity defined all besides their own was actually bad.
JOINING THE CHURCH OF ADVERSARIAL LIGHT
Joining the Church of Adversarial is open to anyone who acknowledges a desire to become a vessel for the Luciferian Spirit, to seek the knowledge and wisdom of the Light of Self-love, motivation to become a stronger and wiser individual and to elevate or cause the self to ascend as a God or Goddess.
LUCIFERIAN PRAYERThe following is a simple prayer which may be used when you feel the need of strength, it should also be used in times when you have success and victory towards your goals, always seek to remain focused and hold things in perspective. You can always become greater, you always have the potential for more knowledge! You may recite this in your own way – the relationship with the Adversarial Spirit will guide and allow you to develop as your own person.
A PRAYER TO THE ANGEL OF LIGHT
THE ADVERSARIAL DOCTRINE
-From THE BIBLE OF THE ADVERSARY by Michael W. Ford
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