“Lucifer represents the insight that every act, no matter if perceived as selfless, is at core a selfish act. Even if helping others is your passion, the brain still receives a chemical reward triggered by the act. This is why many consider that doing good deeds in society may bring you closer to “god”. Recognize you are selfish, then see this fact in all others while observing. Accept this and then with this knowledge, make choices that would benefit not only yourself but your loved ones’ when possible.”
This has been the most valuable lesson to me, as well the hardest to accept, in the left hand path. We live in a society that worships the act of giving without expectation of reward. While nothing is inherently wrong with this idea, its very niave and is often misused. People abuse this idea in two ways. 1. Using charity (or the illusion of charity) for their image or ego. 2. Expecting others to go out of their way to do things they don’t need to do, even if its at their own expense.
This point builds what I consider the first principle of the Left Hand Path. “You serve yourself first.” This doesn’t need to be in the extreme, as in you take from others out of greed. It simply means every desire you have has some expectation of a reward. Second, you realize that EVERYONE ELSE is the same. Once you acknowledge this, you can then work your way into outward.
Luciferian morality is sort of an inversion of mainstream morality. Usually people are taught to concern others first before the self, deciding personal liberties and needs based on what’s fair to those around you. Luciferian morality focuses on deciding how one treats or interacts with others based on what is good for the self, and what the self is willing to give up to gain something. Its in one’s best interest to exist within society, or A society. We offer up certain liberties (like to do harm) to a governing body. Then we (ideally) receive comfort, prosperity, and security within said society, plus a certain level of remaining freedom.
The issue that man has encountered refers, not so much to sin and virtue, but to the intricacies of human interactions and relations, and finding balances between opposite forces. This niave virtue of altruism sounds pleasant, but its perpetuated as a “slave” morality. “Serve, sacrifice, obey.” It takes away people’s sense of self worth and replaces it with indentured servitude in the form of nationalism. It is this idea that man must serve a higher power. He will not only serve willingly, and gladly offer what is rightfully his, but will force others to do the same.
When we realize that all people act on self interest, we can learn to empathize, or even love others. We can intelligently communicate and find common ground. We can forge communities and respect those different from us. Both the governing and governed will form a relationship that benefits all parties.
Of course this is all in theory, and I understand how idealistic it sounds. But this is simply a lesson I have learned.