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silverstone
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posted April 21, 2008 03:16 AM              Reply w/Quote
A good read:

‘Picknett's depth and range of knowledge is impressive... readers will encounter a thick, interesting and alternative view of an intriguing topic.’ Publishers Weekly

The sequel to Mary Magdalene: Christianity's Hidden Goddess, The Secret History of Lucifer (2005) traces the literal demonisation of the Great Goddess, once the consort of none other than Yahweh in one of her manifestations. As the patriarchal religions took hold, the ancient goddesses became hated and feared as demons that sucked the life from men, embodiments of all that is hellish.

Myths about the fall of Lucifer - once so intimately associated with the Morning/Evening Star, or Venus - permeated the thinking of medieval churchmen who were fanatically, even insanely, determined to root out what they perceived as female evil in the witchcraft hysteria.

A misogynist rout, the witch hunts also undermined the whole of society, for the ruthless undermining of the Feminine also impinges on society as a whole. And if there were few genuine witches at the beginning of the massacres, by the end there must have been many more - for even Hell and Satan himself could be no worse than the depredations of the Church.

Yet also underlying the Lucifer myth is the implicit psychopathy of Yahweh, a god so jealous and incapable of self control, so lacking in maturity that he could accept no challenge, and wreaked havoc on those who stood up to him. Is Lucifer the evil one - or Yahweh?

Lucifer, the 'Light-Bearer', the bright Morning Star - and not the hateful embodiment of evil, Satan - represents the eternally questing, challenging and evolving mind of humanity, the spirit of progress and equality. Gradually, as the Church began to lose its grip in the aptly named Age of Enlightenment, came the rise of science and esoteric groups such as the Freemasons (in the 18th century the two were inextricably entwined).

Freedom brings its own challenges, and a darker side emerged with the many quasi-satanic groups who enjoyed the thrills of black masses behind the lace curtains of suburbia. However, the 20th-century founder of the Church of Satan, Anton laVey, viewed the Christian Church in a markedly Luciferan way - although his practices were too strong for many tastes and his showmanship too brash.

Altogether more profound was occultist Aleister Crowley - also an exhibitionist given to outrageous acts - whose philosophy of 'Every man and Woman is a Star' arguably provides would-be Luciferans with the rules.

But as we enter a new millennium, the hard-won freedoms are being eroded in the west, and the bright light of Lucifer is being eclipsed...

LONG LIVE LUCIFER - BUT TO HELL WITH SATAN!


http://www.picknettprince.com/books/secrethistoryoflucifer/lucifer.htm

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Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year....
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. ~Robert Frost

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LEXX
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posted April 21, 2008 08:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX        Reply w/Quote
Lucifer is never evil as the other angels are on the Bible.

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LEXX
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posted April 21, 2008 08:44 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX        Reply w/Quote
The Planets

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Earlier Greeks did not realize what the planets were, but were quite disdainful towards them. They were referred to as "tramp stars," which is our word for "planets." Homer wrote of the morning and evening star (Venus) by two separate names, "Phospheros" and "Hesperos" -- he never knew that they were the same planet.

It was Pythagoras in 550 B.C. who discovered that Phospheros and Hesperos were the same.



http://burro.astr.cwru.edu/stu/advanced/pre20th_ancients_greeks.html
http://www.khaldea.com/planets/venus_type.shtml

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BornUnderDioscuri
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posted April 21, 2008 03:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for BornUnderDioscuri        Reply w/Quote
This is all two fascinating. In my early teen years I was working through those same questions, as to who is evil...and whats Lucifer's role in life. I had to admit but he is one of my favorite "characters" in the Bible...His persona is very psychological and fascinating

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posted April 22, 2008 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Xodian        Reply w/Quote
Its interesting that Lucifer actually has been linked with the greek pagan god "Apollo." And for those who commonly mistake Apollo as the the god of Sun; No. Apollo isn't the god of the Sun. That's Helios whose position was later occupied by Apollo.

Apollo has been variously recognized as a god of light, truth, prophecy, medicine, healing, music, poetry, and the arts; And is credited with providing humans with enlightment. Why do you think the first mission to Space was appropriaetly named "Apollo" Lol!

So there is more to Lucifer then meets the eye.

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silverstone
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posted April 27, 2008 03:11 AM              Reply w/Quote
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ListensToTrees
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posted April 27, 2008 11:53 AM              Reply w/Quote
I'm intrigued as to where the meaning of "Amen" originated from.

Could it be the name of a secret god, the real god of the Bible?

*Edited* to add:

According to Stephen Mehler, Amen is the name of one of the 5 stages of the Sun, in ancient Khem (Egypt):

quote:
Kheper- "The Driller"- The Dawn

Ra- "The Stubborn"- Noon

Oon- "The Wise"- Afternoon

Aten- "The Wiser"- Twilight

Amen- "The Hidden"- Night



(Info. can be found 20 minutes into this amazing lecture):

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=5387825475001846186&hl=en

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ListensToTrees
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posted April 27, 2008 11:54 AM              Reply w/Quote
Were "God" and "Satan" in on things together?

I wouldn't trust either!

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LEXX
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posted April 27, 2008 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX        Reply w/Quote
Lucifer is NOT Satan.
And God names: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God_in_Judaism

Silverstone!
Thanks for the book referral!
I have just begun reading it!

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silverstone
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posted April 27, 2008 07:26 PM              Reply w/Quote
Hi Lexx,

I hope you enjoy it; I'm still reading it... and feel free to post a religious humor thread when you desire; I'll ensure nobody crosses the line

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Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year....
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep. ~Robert Frost

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LEXX
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posted April 27, 2008 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LEXX        Reply w/Quote
If the book continues as it has been so far, I will be buying it!
Thank you silverstone!

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Thorshammer
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posted May 08, 2008 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Thorshammer        Reply w/Quote
WHERE IS MY LINK PUNK? I WANT TO READ IT TOO..

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