A Gnostic Prayer

The Gnostic Prayer in The Catechism of Lucifer (Ixaxaar 2013)

This prayer, given in The Catechism of Lucifer, is a modification of the Christian prayer Our Father (from Matthew 6:9-13). The translation provided below is given according to the idea, not literally. The literal translation from the original Latin version would be: “Our Master, who art in the heart of mine / Hallowed by thy Virtue / Thy kingdom come. / Let there be Night / In the name of the most august light of Reason. / Our daily Suffering give us today / and forgive us our debts / like we forgive our debtors. / And lead us not into vanity / but deliver us from flesh.”

This version is given in Azazelin avain (The Key of Azazel) and named thus because it emphasizes the gnostic striving towards the unearthly light of Lucifer-Christos, against and finally out of the bonds of matter. Thus, it is a more Black and Red, rather than a White form of Luciferian prayer. 

Our Master

Our Master, who lives in my heart,

hallowed be the strength of thy virtue,

thy kingdom come.

Let there be night,

victory of wisdom over false light.

The anguish that leads to striving be with us today,

for us to be able to give and forgive,

since only to those who give 

shall shine thy mercy.

Deliver us from falling into vanity

and when my time has come

open the doors of my prison in flesh.

Verily.

Commentary

The Master who lives in the aspirant’s heart is Azazel, or Lucifer-Christos, the true Ego of one’s hidden self. Instead of an abstract name – names are like titles; they change constantly – a devotee acknowledges the sanctity, i.e., deep meaningfulness in this inner Master’s virtue: the real power derived from the factual following in the Master’s footsteps, His teachings and inspiration. His kingdom is prayed to arrive, which means that the inner harmony of beauty and meaning should also manifest in outer nature by human beings’ own effort. The night that should come is the one that gives one rest from the false light of the profane, selfish everyday thoughts, which are an antithesis of the real occult gnosis. In order to accomplish that, we must bear our burden as human beings and not despair from this anguish that belongs to each of us in every individual way, according to one’s luck and phase of being (karma and dharma). In case we are successful in actually forgiving our added and apparently unnecessary sufferings brought about by other beings, we will not fall into the vanity of personal pettiness but will be able to focus on the true Luciferian light, which will be seen in its true splendour even – and especially – after the bodily death. Such is the belief of a theistic gnostic Satanist.

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