Lodge Salome emphasizes the White aspect in Satanism, which is the aspect of Lucifer. This Satanism in its White emphasis has many different meanings, layers and intertwined ideas, as every deep spiritual view has. But Luciferian Satanism is most easily distinguished from other forms of Satanism in its approach that underlines beauty, grace, inspiration, open use of different kinds of intelligence, and applied use of positive pride: empowerment from one’s individual expression. Luciferian aesthetics are usually less macabre, dark, and animalistic than in other forms of Satanism. While it is no stranger to these aspects, they are seldom in the spotlight.
A Luciferian Satanist is most likely more interested in discussion than physical or sociological struggle, prefers search after truth to claims of authority, is fascinated by different poles of the same one truth, and seeks cultural phenomena as possibilities for occult study. In its connection to human culture, Luciferian Satanism is usually more urban than rural and versed in intellectual study. All these are, of course, yet only supposed preferences. Since Lucifer is the divinity or angel of one’s individual self, personality and uniqueness, there are as many Luciferian ideologies as there are Luciferians. There is no absolute authority in Luciferianism.
The celestial correspondence of angelic or divine Lucifer is Venus, the morning and evening star, ascending and descending. An ancient symbol for this light-bringing star is a five-pointed star, which the Star of Azazel thus uses in its decagram form, showing its two forms as inseparable. Within an individual human being, there always remains his “genius,” as said the old, the Master within. That Master is sometimes called Lucifer-Christos in the texts of the brotherhood to underline this need for the union of the two paths of hands.
There are other possible emphases as well. The Star of Azazel uses twofold, threefold, and sevenfold approaches to see Satan. To sketch them with just a few strikes, we have:
LUCIFER. The White aspect.
AZAZEL. The Red aspect.
SATAN. The Black aspect.
“THE BRIGHT FACE.” Inspiration on the path of ascension (initiations that empower by uplifting ethically). This is the path approved by the Star of Azazel.
“THE DARK FACE.” Inspiration on the path of descension (initiations that empower by degrading ethically). This is the path we see as mistaken: a mask taken as a reality.
Seven celestial powers
Venus. E.g. in the aspect of the Initiator (one’s inner Master).
Saturn. E.g. in the aspect of the Lord of Death.
Mercury. E.g. in the aspect of the Trickster.
Sun. E.g. in the aspect of the Absolute (the one in all and all in one).
Mars. E.g. in the aspect of the Dragon and its Slayer.
Moon. E.g. in the aspects of the vessels of both creation and uncreation.
Jupiter. E.g. in the aspect of the Lord of the World.
All these and more form the theistic Satan—Satan taken as a deity rather than just a psychological symbol—a tremendous entity of transcendent nature. Of these, the brotherhood adores all the three aspects and all the seven celestial powers (both in the above named and in other forms), but only the Bright Face: we see that the Dark Face of Satan is a misconception and an error, a shadow cast upon illusory waters of false being. To follow the forms that degrade a human being ethically is definitely possible, as everyone certainly knows, but also the least wise thing one could choose to do. There is no actual divinity that would benefit from such kind of adoration either, although there is a myriad of degraded spirits that do. These are below our interest, except that we must learn how to deal with the challenges they present, and thus we also must study their nature and being.
It is important to make a note of the fact that for the philosophy of the Star of Azazel, all these Satanic archetypes are entities, real intelligences and/or active powers, but not personalities in the way we see in human beings. Any divine being that could be worth our adoration, by definition, transcends human weaknesses, emotions, and lackings in truthfulness and all-encompassing love. And thus, our Lucifer has only a symbolic connection to the figure of the same name seen in monotheistic religions.