EVIL: Understanding Lucifer

June 21, 2018

I have a son who, when he was young, played some video games.  One type he played were called role-playing games.  In these, the player assumes the identity of a fictional character and works to accomplish the many levels that are in the game.  One challenge on each level is to defeat the “boss.”  The antagonist to the player’s protagonist.  As the player climbs to the next level, the difficulty of defeating the boss gets harder.  Until the last level, when the player meets the “Last Boss.” The worst enemy of them all. Seven years it has been.  Funny how so many things in our lives revolve around the number seven: days in a week, continents, seas, deadly sins. It began back then, but it took a few years [...]

POETRY: Third Sunday In Lent by Blessed John Keble

March 3, 2018

When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. But when a stronger than he shall come upon him and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armor wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. (Luke 11:21-22) See Lucifer like lightning fall Dash’d from his throne of pride; While, answering Thy victorious call, The Saints his spoils divide, This world of thine, by him usurp’d too long, Now opening all her stores to heal thy servants’ wrong. So when the first-born of thy foes Dead in the darkness lay, When thy redeem’d at midnight rose And cast their bonds away, The orphan’d realm threw wide her gates, and told Into freed Israel’s lap her jewels and her gold. And when their wondrous march was o’er, And they [...]

POETRY: The Bibliographers by Geoffrey Hill

October 22, 2017

Lucifer blazing in superb effigies Among the world’s ambitious tragedies, Heaven-sent gift to the dark ages, Now, in the finest-possible light, We approach you; can estimate Your not unnatural height. Though the discrete progeny, Out of their swim, go deflated and dry, We know the feel of you, archaic beauty, Between the tombs, where the tombs still extrude, Overshadowing the sun-struck world: (The shadow-god envisaged in no [...]

SPIRITUAL WARFARE: Lucifer—Soulless Evil

August 19, 2016

I’ve always thought of myself as the weirdest person on Earth. One of the reasons for that is how, when I began the study of evil from its soul-structure point-of-view, one of the first things I wondered was, If evil has to do with the soul, and Lucifer doesn’t have a soul because he’s an angel, is he really evil?  And if he is, what kind of evil is it? This question has been like a slowly drip of water at the very back of my brain ever since. In fact, whenever faced with another lesson on evil, I wondered where Lucifer was. Reading about Lucifer never helped me. Pride. Fall. Battle. Hell. Is one who battles God by definition evil? Isn’t evil something that affects human on Earth? If evil is only in the realm of [...]

MYSTICISM: The Throne Of Lucifer by John Ryan Haule

August 18, 2016

From The Ecstasies of St. Francis In the morning Brother Pacificus was caught up in ecstasy and saw a host of thrones in the sky; one, higher than all the others, was radiant with the glory and brilliance of all kinds of precious stones.  Admiring its splendor, he wondered what this throne was and for whom it was prepared.  Suddenly he heard a voice say to him: “This was Lucifer’s throne.  Blessed Francis will occupy it in his stead.” Pretending that nothing had happened, for he did not want to reveal his vision, he asked blessed Francis: “Brother, what do you think of yourself?”  “I think,” he answered, “that I am the greatest of sinners.”  Immediately Brother Pacificus heard [...]

POETRY: Lucifer in Starlight, by David St. John

August 18, 2016

Tired of his dark dominion … —George Meredith It was something I’d overheard One evening at a party; a man I liked enormously                      Saying to a mutual friend, a woman Wearing a vest embroidered with scarlet and violet tulips           That belled below each breast, “Well, I’ve always Preferred Athens; Greece seems to me a country                      Of the day—Rome, I’m afraid, strikes me As being a city of the night…. ”           Of course, I knew instantly just what he meant—                      Not simply because I love Standing on the terrace of my apartment on a clear evening           As the [...]

POETRY: Lucifer In Starlight by George Meredith

August 17, 2016

On a starr’d night Prince Lucifer uprose. Tired of his dark dominion swung the fiend Above the rolling ball in cloud part screen’d, Where sinners hugg’d their spectre of repose. Poor prey to his hot fit of pride were those. And now upon his western wing he lean’d, Now his huge bulk o’er Afric’s sands careen’d, Now the black planet shadow’d Arctic snows. Soaring through wider zones that prick’d his scars With memory of the old revolt from Awe, He reach’d a middle height, and at the stars, Which are the brain of heaven, he look’d, and sank. Around the ancient track march’d, rank on rank, The army of unalterable [...]

POETRY: Lucifer In The Train by Adrienne Rich

August 17, 2016

Riding the black express from heaven to hell He bit his fingers, watched the countryside, Vernal and crystalline, forever slide Beyond his gaze: the long cascades that fell Ribboned in sunshine from their sparkling height, The fishers fastened to their pools of green By silver lines; the birds in sudden flight— All things the diabolic eye had seen Since heaven’s cockcrow. Imperceptibly That landscape altered: now in paler air Tree, hill and rock stood out resigned, severe, Beside the strangled field, the stream run dry. Lucifer, we are yours who stiff and mute Ride out of worlds we shall not see again, And watch from windows of a smoking train The ashen prairies of the absolute. Once out of heaven, to an angel’s eye Where is the [...]

POETRY: The Fall Of Lucifer from Piers Plowman

August 16, 2016

Lucifer with his legions · learned it in Heaven, But because he obeyed not · his bliss he did lose, And fell from that fellowship · in a fiend’s likeness Into a deep dark hell · to dwell there for ever; And more thousands with him · than man could number Leapt out with Lucifer · in loathly form: For they believed in him · that lied in this manner— Ponam pedem in alquilone, et similis ero altissimo. And all that hoped it might be so · no Heaven might hold them; They fell out in fiend’s likeness · nine days together, Till God of his goodness · steadied and stayed Made the heavens to be shut · and stand so in quiet. When these wicked went out · wonderwise they fell; Some in air, some in earth · and some in deep [...]

PRAYER: Prayer For Defeat Of The Luciferian New World Order

August 15, 2016

Author unknown Almighty Alpha-Omega, Most High I-Am, Great Spirit, Creator of Love and Light, we pray not as beggars, but as sons and daughters to your majesty. You have gifted to us free will. We pray for wisdom, that we will use our free will righteously and courageously towards protecting the weak, and pulling down the wicked oppressors who in vain presume to judge others by choosing what groups will live and what groups will die. They think they are fit to rule the world. They call themselves elite. They plot the death of your children, Oh Lord. They mock the Lord God. They are empowered by fallen angels. Lord, in Christ’s name we pray for protection against fell demons and their vile followers. We pray for guidance, Lord. Help [...]

FALLEN ANGELS: The Creation of the World and Other Business, Act III by Arthur Miller

October 12, 2013

Third: When every man wants justice, why does he go on creating injustice? God sits watching the sleeping Adam and his family.  They have built a crude shelter and there is evidence that they have learned to cook their food.  God is unhappy because apparently his people have forgotten him, scarcely ever mentioning or thinking about, let alone praising, their creator.  God orders Azrael to blow visions of death into the minds of the sleeping family, so that in their fear they may turn to thoughts of God. God departs and Lucifer enters.  He sees how content Eve has become with her life; he fears that “they’ll turn the whole Earth into this smug suburb of Heaven!”  Cain is jealous of Abel, Lucifer knows, and when he [...]

SERMON: The Great Humility Of Saint John The Baptist by Francis de Sales

December 16, 2012

Sermon for the Third Sunday of Advent, December 13, 1620, concerning pride and ambition as the most powerful temptations, the excellent humility of Saint John the Baptist in renouncing the most dangerous and subtle temptation to pride and ambition, his immediate and succinct denial that he was the messiah, the desire of angels and of all men (even pagans) for the Incarnation, our foolish and untruthful acceptance of honors, Saint John’s humility in skillfully denying even the honored status that rightly belonged to him — without, however, being untruthful; how we should not excuse ourselves of the very faults we accuse ourselves of but confess them straightforwardly, humility’s excellence, affinity with charity, and necessity in [...]