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The Ordo Luciferi
The Luciferian Order
The Luciferian Order, or "Ordo Luciferi", is an ongoing experiment in working with a degree structure in order to facilitate the development of skilled and effective leaders within the field of Luciferian occultism.
On this page you will find information about the purpose and structure of The Ordo Luciferi. Also included are several selections from the official current Recommended Reading List for members. There are several resources for finding out more information including podcasts, discussion forums and online communities.
Ordo Luciferi - The Luciferian Order - Featured Video
Magus Jeremy Crow, the second and Current Head of the Ordo Luciferi, gives a short history and direction of the Luciferian Order. Music provided by order member Magus Etu Malku.
The Genesis of the Luciferian Order
The Order was founded circa 2005 by Lucian Black. In the early days the OL existed primarily as an email discussion group supported by an informational website and a declaration of Luciferian philosophy called "The Luciferian Manifest" written by Lucian Black. As explained in the material of the original website, the Order was intended to be a Magickal Lodge system containing six official organizational levels or "degrees." The original graded structure was clearly based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. The initiate was intended to build a foundation at the more basic levels of survival and well being before expanding their knowledge into more esoteric branches of the occult arts. Additional material has been developed recently which highlight the various accomplishments associated with each grade. This has been incorporated into the current official version of the grade descriptions, shown below.
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Incipio IÂ° - The Latin word "Incipio" means "I Begin". This is the entry level into the Ordo Luciferi. It is the ground level. It encompasses the work of the body, its senses and self-control. Without the capacity to control the self one will not have the power to progress proficiently in the Great Work ahead. Incipio is the stage where the initiate will study the concepts and teachings of others that have walked the path before them while exploring a personal understanding of what it means to be a Luciferian. Mentorship at this point will be informal and enacted collectively through the appropriate forums. Membership in this grade is open to any who desire it. The official Self-Initiation Rite for this grade can be found here: Incipio Ritual If you perform this rituatl and want to participate in the Order, please contact us. The original degree title for this grade was "Incipus IÂ°"
Adeptus IIÂ° - The Adepti are those individuals who have a sense of what their ultimate goals are and how to go about obtaining the skills and opportunities to get them there. They are actively working on achieving these goals. The Adeptus degree represents the second level of Self-Knowledge. Dealing with the Emotional Being through the implements of the Body and Mind, one works with various energies embodied in the self. Such capacity ensures the ability to Manifest, using the energy of emotions without being overwhelmed or obsessed by them. The Magi and above will take a more personal role in the mentorship of the Adepti.
Magus IIIÂ° - The Magus is someone who has displayed a clear understanding of their own path and has achieved a high level of self-determination in their life. The third degree work is at the level of Self-Mastery and familiarity with the mechanisms of the Mind. With the previous levels accomplished the Magus works to further manifest their Will and reach ever higher states of internal harmony and coherence. Further development is partially obtained through providing guidance to other members. Mentorship from higher level members is to be considered a luxury for the Magi as they are expected to be fully capable of directing their own path from this point onwards.
Primus IVÂ° - The fourth level is the degree of the Mind and the Soul. It is marked by the proficient capacity of Self-Manifestation. Members of the Primus grade are self-aware, conscious entities actively engaging and affecting the world and reaching beyond the world of the senses into higher spectrums of being. In practice, this degree is awarded in recognition of a Magus who has produced a body of artefacts that will help perpetuate the Luciferian philosophy in some manner into the future. Ideally, these artefacts will continue to exist and influence other individuals even beyond the physical death of the Magus who created them.
Animus VÂ° - The fifth level is the degree of Self-Sovereignty. It represents the level of a Primus who, in addition to the aforementioned artefacts, has created and is teaching a unique and effective system of occultism. These new systems will usually exist within the OL at their inception but may develop into completely independent schools.
Illuminatus VIÂ° - "The realm of the Conscious Light of Self-Attainment made manifest by an Illuminated Being." This quote was Lucian Black's complete description of the Illuminatus VIÂ° level of attainment. Originally the head of the Order would take on this degree as a symbolic function of the office. The current system is different in that each member is to only hold a degree in which they are actually accomplished as individuals, regardless of any administrative office held in the Order. The accomplishment of the Illuminatus represents the stage of Apotheosis for those on the Left Hand Path and complete Unity with the Cosmos for those on the Right Hand Path. Each individual will have their own conception of what this stage means to them. An Illuminatus will be accomplished in all of the previous grades and have overcome the major dualisms of their own existence. It will not be a degree used to describe anyone younger than say 100 years old, except in some cases where the individual has already passed away. This particular policy was created with the intention to keep the individual reaching ever forward and to inspire members to value a long and healthy physical existence.
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How Does It Work?
Here is more information on how these degrees are intended to work in actual practice:
The High Council: The High Council is comprised of Magi or above, who have been elected to represent the members and oversee the operations and functions of the organization. It ensures the integrity, and maintains the highest standards for its members and the operations for the Order. Within the High Council exists one Grand Councillor who serves as head of the order, much like a High Priest/ess would serve within a religious body. The first Grand Councillor was the founder of the Luciferian Order, Lucian Black. The second and current Grand Councillor is Jeremy "Luciftias" Crow. The High Council is now large enough to start instituting regular elections for Grand Councillor with the first such election to occur on December 21st, 2014. This date is significant as the one year anniversary of the Galactic Alignment that marked the beginning of the New Luciferian Era.
Lodges: The High Council acts as a sort of Grand Lodge and is the headquarters for the Order. Additional lodges may exist by various names and are geographically located for more localized meetings, magickal work and fellowship. Internet Lodges are also available to members who are distant from local Lodges. Each Lodge is overseen by a IIIÂ° (or above) member, who serves as its Sentinel, in regards to the operations of that specific Lodge.
Watchers: Each individual member will generally have at least one member of the IIÂ° or above designated as their Watcher(s). The primary purpose of the Watcher is to determine when an individual member is ready to be proposed for recognition to a higher grade. This role may not necessarily be formalized or declared and can be carried out organically through the various interactions between members.
Mentors: One of the primary purposes of the Luciferian Order is to create an organizational structure to support and develop mentors that can help guide seekers to their own understanding of Luciferian occultism. Upon recognition to the grade of Adeptus, each member will obtain an official Mentor. A Mentor will be of the IIIÂ° or above. The mentorship will be a relationship entered into voluntarily by both the Mentor and the individual IIÂ° member that is to be mentored. Specific terms for this relationship will be agreed upon by the individuals involved. At the very least, the Mentors shall provide occasional guidance to the Adepti under their mentorship. Each mentorship relationship will be different, depending on the needs of those involved.
In Closing: The Ordo Luciferi is a real world, magickal and philosophical Order of self-conscious individuals implementing various techniques and applications on the physical, emotional and mental levels of existence. For the benefit of all sentient beings and all apparently inanimate matter do we consciously develop the Illuminatus, the Complete Self. Here, within The Ordo Luciferi, may we discover what we are truly capable of.
Scientia est Potentia
Knowledge is power, Understanding the key. Before each stands a door locked by the deep mind. All the power in the world cannot open this door without the key.
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More About The Ordo Luciferi
- OL Working Group: Official Think Tank of the Luciferian Order
This is an online group hosted within the Luciferian Research Society. Contains a larger recommended reading list and other resources such as live chat capability, profile pages, etc...
- The Ordo Luciferi Email Discussion Group
The current incarnation of the classic yahoo email discussion group.
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