The Four Principles – Satan, Lucifer, Leviathan, and Belial

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The Four Crown Princes of Hell

These lists were written by Rev. Frederick Nagash of the Church of Lucifer.

“The Satan Principle

Satan’s number is six, six being the number of “the beast” representing mans carnal nature being set free. Releasing the wolf within if you want to call it so. Sin no longer exists, nothing is sinful but to deny yourself of pleasure in your Utopia.

Satan’s color is red, red being the color of emotion, Satan being the guardian of lust, anger, happiness, sadness etc…being released.

Satan’s element is fire, fire being an appropriate representation of emotional outburst or ritual. Destruction and lust are the two prime elements of fire and Satan.

Satan’s direction is south, south representing the dissension from God-hood to the ascension to God-hood. Creation of ones Utopia.

Satan’s human element is anger, lust and primal emotion, representing the release of emotion through sex or anger and crushing of ones enemies.

Satan’s altar element are the candles, Candles representing holding the flame of Satan or emotion, primal man.

Satan’s planetary aspect is Mars, Mars being the planet that represents justice. Due to the biblical story of Satan punishing the sinners Satan was at times called the “Avenging Angel” or “Angel of Justice”.

Satan’s highest manifestation is through (wo)mans full release of the carnal will, self explanatory.

The Lucifer Principle

Lucifer’s number is nine, nine being the number of pride as any number nine is multiplied into returns to itself. (Example: 9×5=45 – 4+5=9) Lucifer also being known as the “Angel of pride”. This represents being proud of all things we do!

Lucifer’s color is blue, blue being the color of the sky and water representing that Lucifer is all around and within us. That Lucifer is the prime element/energy that motivates and cultivates our world. Other colors Lucifer is associated with are white and silver, so accordingly altar pentagrams must be surrounded by blue with a silver/white pentagram with a black border.

Lucifer’s element is air, air being that which allows us to speak his words of truth as his manifestation on Earth.

Lucifer’s direction is the east, east being where a lot of the sacred wisdom and the great wars will come from. It was once stated to me by a Germanic Luciferian that “a wise Magickian from Persia an Arab will come and bring with him the aeon of Lucifer” or in lay-mans terms the Antichrist.

Lucifer’s human element is wisdom or applied knowledge, with time, study and practice it is believed that man can attain the Lucifer state, this only through applied knowledge or wisdom.

Lucifer’s altar element is incense, incense being a representation of air, known to Luciferians as “sweet air”.

Lucifer’s planetary element is Venus, Lucifer being known as the morning star or first star of morning, otherwise known as Venus. Venus, known as the “Planet of love” represents the beauty of Lux Ferre (Latin for light bearer/bringer or Lucifer).

Lucifer’s consort/Female aspect is Lilith, Lilith being the first wife of Adam before becoming the queen of the damned. It is said Lilith comes from the mud and the dust and is queen of the Succubi/Luciferic Witch. When Lucifer and Lilith mate they equal the androgynous being known as “Baphomet” or the “Goat of Mendes” also called “God of the Witches”. Liliths number is two, also known as the number of the eternal female. Lilith is considered an equal to Lucifer to some, and the feminine aspect of Lucifer himself to others.

Lucifer’s highest manifestation is through understanding of oneself, this being the goal of the Magickian/Luciferian to begin with, being as Lucifer himself, total awakening of the human god-form Lucifer. Without knowing the self one cannot hope to achieve any real understanding of anything else. Applied knowledge in action is a prime example of Lucifer’s manifestation!

The Leviathan Principle

Leviathan’s number is three, three being the number of Chaos as three can go into six and nine but doesn’t have the stability of the number one.

Leviathan’s color is blue, blue being the color of the wild oceans untamed, (wo)mans carnal side overcoming him/her, chaos.

Leviathan’s element is water, water being that which our human forms are primarily created of. This represent the unity of matter and anti-matter, chaos and order, yin with yang.

Leviathan’s direction is west, west being used to represent chaos and disorder.

Leviathan’s human element is chaos, chaos meaning manifestation of order from the chaos of the nothing. No longer controlling ones actions, words etc… and not remembering fragments of time due to anger or lust are prime examples of this principal.

Leviathan’s altar element is water, used in the chalice as a sacrament to or as Leviathan.

Leviathan’s planet is man or microcosm, representing the bond between man and his own lost natural self.

Leviathan’s highest manifestation comes from man realizing his own deification, Just as God can create and destroy so can we. Just as water is unpredictable and can be calm one moment and crashing another so are we. That’s the gift of/from Leviathan!

The Belial Principle

Belial’s number is one, one being the number that represents earth and remaining firmto ones convictions. Bullheadedness in a good way!

Belial’s color is black, black being the color of the primordial chaos before the Earth. Most Luciferic sigils have black in them in some form representing the Earth.

Belial’s element is Earth, Earth being the element that sustains humanity. The carnal laws of man are dictated by the laws of the Earth.

Belial’s direction is north, north being the representation of constantly striving forward and upward changing and recreating our Utopia bigger and better.

Belial’s human element is remaining firm to ones own beliefs, not dancing around in pools of religious feces. Finding a philosophy which is your own and sticking to it.

Belial’s altar element is the incense coal, representing Earth and (Wo)mankind holding the flame of Lucifer.

Belial’s planet is Earth, previously explained.

Belial’s highest manifestation is through understanding and living the natural laws of our carnal self, self explanatory.”

Principles of Modern Necromancy

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“‘I’m setting twenty-two tables for the funeral feast,
Satan is by far the kindest beast…’ -Spiritual Cramp; Christian Death

… death is natural. If no one died, we’d be in a world of hurt. The world would be even more overpopulated than it already is. There is nothing “unnatural” about death. Sure, maybe the circumstances of death are sometimes unnatural. But the process of dying itself is just another part of the cycle of life. Birth, life, death – repeat.

Next, death does not discriminate – all living things are going to eventually die. None of us, healthy or sick, young or old, are guaranteed another day. It’s something we need to learn to accept from a young age, but often aren’t taught. It’s only the manner of death and the time of death that are mysterious.

And finally, death itself is nothing to fear. It seems it’s the manner of death that we really fear. After all, we’d all like a quick and painless death. Not to mention none of us wants to deal with the pain of loss of a loved one.

Death impacts the living more than the dead. That’s why they (the infamous they) say that funerals are for the living, not the dead. Death is a painful loss for those left alive most certainly. Losing someone close to you or who you love deeply is like losing a part of yourself. It leaves a hole that will eventually heal in time, but there will always be a scar. It is because of these latter things (and the natural human ability for clairsentience, clairaudience, and clairvoyance) that necromancy came about to begin with.

There is another side of death, however. One that many people don’t consider. Death is change. It is loss. Metaphoric death can be just as life altering as physical death for the person who lives through it. So in Daemonolatry, necromantic practices can, and often do, include rituals to accept other kinds of death including but not limited to: divorce, death of a career, loss of self identity (mid-life crisis), loss of financial stability/home, etc…”

– S. Connoly, Honoring Death

Satan as Patron of the Arts

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“According to tradition, the Devil has always been a celebrated patron of the arts. Quite apart from the vague and somewhat contradictory references to his personage found in the Bible, Satan has maintained a long and distinguished presence in Western culture. Indeed, it is as a constantly shape-shifting entity of the creative imagination that Lucifer has been most enlivened in mankind’s consciousness.

Mephisopheles was the muse of such composers as Liszt and Paganini, whose virtuosity inspired rumours of pacts with the Devil. Opera houses still resound to a repertoire of infernal arias. Medieval nun Hildegard von Bingen’s Sequentia included one of the Devil’s earliest appearances as a musical character, a heritage continued more recently in the Satanic pieces of Penderecki and Maxwell Davies. Dante’s Inferno, Milton’s Paradise Lost, and Goethe’s Faust count among the masterpieces of their respective national literatures, each conveying an indelible Satanic vision whose influence has lasted centuries. The Prince of Darkness was praised in the litanies of Baudelaire and the hymns of Carducci, among countless other bards drawn to sulphurous verse. Ever since the Everyman plays of the Middle Ages, the Devil has strutted the boards of the world’s stages, from Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus to Shaw’s Don Juan In Hell. Satan has been an obliging model for artists of the calibre of Durer, Bosch and Goya, later materializing on the decadent canvases of many great Symbolist painters. The first sculptures of the Devil were seen in 12th century churches, and secular Satans of stone were molded by the romantic Rodin.”

– Nikolas Shreck, The Satanic Screen: An Illustrated Guide to the Devil in Cinema

Know Thyself – a Luciferian Postulation

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“The nature of belief equals all possibilities ultimately true by identification through culture to an idea of time, so what is not timely is not true, and what is not true, prognostication. Thought of one thing, implies the possibility of another idea as contradicting but not dissociated, belief is to make “one” more convincing. The condition of belief is the denial or limit imposed on the capability of the vitality. To believe at all as such is a concentration and schooling to exclude the implied by adopting a hypothesis or faith that reflects non-worryingly or deceitfully rationalizes the rejected. Truth is not the truth of formula.

The centre of belief is love for one’s self, projecting environment for fulfilment but allowing its distortion to simulate denial, an ambition to become ulterior to self-desire, but you cannot get further than the centre, so one multiplies (believes) in order to be more unaware of the fundamental. Now this refusal to believe what one believes and exactly as one believes, is the first condition for all those who are in desire in any sense whatsoever; the man who is in love perforce becomes a liar, self-hypnotised by his morbid ornamentation. You know the results. . . . .You can only “truly believe” one thing, yet its implexion is essential (as the truth seems to kill 12), so the imagined goes on for ever. The imagination learns that the idea is its compulsion. To explain the “why” of belief (or of anything else), we must transcend its schism. By entire consciousness in how the self loves is the means. As we imitate this law of duality in all our processes of believing, it is not so simple as it seems. Who has transgressed the law of conception? Who has no fear? Yet by this sin, is the sciential of what determines the Schetic. Gracefully compelling or expecting disappointment at the time of desire is the means of locating its deceit, a consciousness that alone gives the chance of inquiry. Beyond it is something arbitrary, the pauser, the ordainer of law, imitating it by “reason” is but damning the consequences. Reason is belief, belief is fear of one’s capability, the faith that you are not even all the wonders of creation, let alone the possibility of being the creator. It is delay . . . . Belief well earns the terrible hatred of the vitality. Belief is not freedom. Belief creates its necessary experience, progress germinates in retrogression. Consider the reality is somewhere: and your belief may be too small for its habitation. Oh, ye of much faith in God, merge into it by the worship of self! Ah! foolish man, worship the glorious in freedom. When death approaches the faith in God and desire of woman will not save you, what are their use when withering and decay sets in and the body is an object of disgust? And what is the use of knowledge and charity when reality is known? Unsheathe the sword of self; ideas of the Almighty should be constantly slain and righteousness should be inquired into.”

– Austin Osman Spare, The Book of Pleasure, or The Psychology of Ecstacy