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Interesting article from the Grand Lodge of British Columbia regarding the MAsonic view of 'Lucifer'

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"Neither the attributes nor personification of Lucifer or Satan play any role in the beliefs or rituals of Freemasonry. The topic is only of interest insofar as anti-masonic attacks have accused Freemasonry of worshiping Lucifer. The confusion stems from such 19th century masonic authors as Albert Pike and Albert G. Mackey who have used the term "luciferian" in its classical or literary sense to refer to a search for knowledge. John Robinson notes "The emphasis here should be on intent. When Albert Pike and other Masonic scholars spoke over a century ago about the "Luciferian path," or the "energies of Lucifer," they were referring to the morning star, the light bearer, the search for light; the very antithesis of dark, satanic evil."
LUCIFER, also called Lucifer Calaritanus (d. c.370), bishop of Cagliari, Sardinia, was a fierce opponent of the heresy of Arianism (first proposed early in the 4th century by the Alexandrian presbyter Arius, who taught that Christ is not truly divine but a created being). To further his rigorously orthodox views, Lucifer Calaritanus founded the Luciferians, a sect that survived in scattered remnants into the early 5th century. 8
It was attacked by St. Jerome in his polemic Altercatio Luciferiani et orthodoxi ("The Dispute of the Luciferian and the Orthodox").
References to these Luciferians, without further explanation, has perhaps lead subsequent writers such as Nesta H. Webster to erroneously assume that they were satanic.


"Lucifer" is the Latin term originally used by the Romans to refer to the planet Venus when that planet was west of the sun and hence rose before the sun in the morning, thereby being the morning star.
The same planet was called Hesperus, Cesperugo, Vesper, Noctifer, or Nocturnus, when it appeared in the heavens after sunset. Although 19th and 20th century occultists would equate other goddesses such as Astarte, Ashtoreth, Lilith, Isis, Cemeramis, Mari, and Ishtar with Venus, links between the cultures and attributes represented are not historically clear. Lucifer as a personification is called a son of Astraeus and Aurora or Eos, of Cephalus and Aurora, or of Atlas. He is called the father of Ceyx, Daedalion, and of the Hesperides. Lucifer is also a surname of several goddesses of light, such as Artemis, Aurora, and Hecate. 1."

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Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 1479 Jaimi2 03-Jun-04 11:54
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 514 lovejoy 03-Jun-04 15:50
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 576 Kboldt 03-Jun-04 18:42
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 501 lovejoy 04-Jun-04 10:12
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 515 Kboldt 04-Jun-04 13:17
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 476 Lee McGiffen 04-Jun-04 10:48
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 522 lovejoy 04-Jun-04 12:36
Shamir 526 lovejoy 04-Jun-04 15:34
Re: Shamir 504 fisherman 10-Jun-04 18:00
Re: Shamir 878 lovejoy 10-Jun-04 18:24
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 493 Ahatmose 04-Jun-04 13:16
Correction to above post 472 Ahatmose 04-Jun-04 13:38
wrong thread? 512 lovejoy 04-Jun-04 14:39
Re: wrong thread? 444 Ahatmose 04-Jun-04 15:50
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 525 Milo 04-Jun-04 17:08
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 489 Andy Allah 05-Jun-04 13:13
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 449 Milo 05-Jun-04 16:17
Moderator warning. 466 Richard Fusniak 05-Jun-04 22:20
Clarification required please 423 Milo 06-Jun-04 01:34
Re: Clarification required please 414 Richard Fusniak 06-Jun-04 08:43
Re: Clarification required please 492 Milo 06-Jun-04 14:58
Re: Clarification required please 404 Andy Allah 06-Jun-04 16:14
Re: Clarification required please 489 Milo 06-Jun-04 17:42
Re: Clarification required please 478 Kees 06-Jun-04 17:33
Re: Clarification required please 391 Milo 06-Jun-04 17:45
Re: Clarification required please 439 Kees 06-Jun-04 18:19
Re: Clarification required please 401 Milo 06-Jun-04 18:28
Re: Clarification required please 448 Kees 06-Jun-04 18:32
Further moderation advice 482 Richard Fusniak 06-Jun-04 18:38
Re: Further moderation advice 455 Milo 06-Jun-04 22:58
I know its gettin old! 424 Hound 10-Jun-04 16:33
mod note. 421 lovejoy 10-Jun-04 16:45
Re: mod note. 462 Hound 10-Jun-04 17:40
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 478 Maria KA 05-Jun-04 20:38
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 431 Kees 05-Jun-04 20:52
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 407 Maria KA 05-Jun-04 23:45
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 452 Andy Allah 05-Jun-04 23:18
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 399 Maria KA 05-Jun-04 23:57
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 458 Milo 06-Jun-04 01:51
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 365 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 04:18
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 432 Mark Staab 06-Jun-04 05:10
Thank you Mark!!! N/T 437 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 09:10
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 493 Milo 06-Jun-04 05:53
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 485 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 08:58
P.S. 414 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 10:19
Re: P.S. 427 Milo 06-Jun-04 15:44
Re: P.S. 442 Andy Allah 06-Jun-04 16:05
Re: P.S. 477 Milo 06-Jun-04 18:15
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 379 Milo 06-Jun-04 15:27
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 421 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 20:36
Luciferians in the Bible? 481 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 21:40
Re: Luciferians in the Bible? 466 Milo 06-Jun-04 23:05
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 376 Andy Allah 06-Jun-04 12:27
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 514 Maria KA 06-Jun-04 19:46
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 407 Andy Allah 08-Jun-04 23:33
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 415 Maria KA 08-Jun-04 05:33
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 459 Andy Allah 09-Jun-04 00:11
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 360 Mark Staab 05-Jun-04 23:58
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 401 Andy Allah 06-Jun-04 11:45
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 442 Mark Staab 06-Jun-04 17:23
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 441 Martin Ede 07-Jun-04 06:24
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 384 Milo 07-Jun-04 07:05
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 410 Kboldt 07-Jun-04 14:14
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 444 Mark Staab 07-Jun-04 19:39
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 449 Martin Ede 08-Jun-04 03:50
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 429 lovejoy 08-Jun-04 13:53
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 423 Andy Allah 08-Jun-04 23:57
Re: Masonic view of 'Lucifer' 430 Mark Staab 09-Jun-04 06:21


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