Hi all. I have been reading Michael Ford’s Apotheosis and am almost done with it. I find it very interesting and fits me very well. Kinda cool actually. I am anxious to continue on that road and see what else I can find.
My conundrum is; the seeming contradiction regarding Lucifer himself and the myths surrounding him and the use of the myths of monotheism and religion. I will explain to the best of my abilities. This is very difficult to articulate for me.
According to Michael, Lucifer is the Morning Star cast from heaven by ‘god’. Lucifer is also a pre-Christian god/goddess from Babylonia, Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt, etc. He has many names and faces. Michael states that we are too throw off our prior beliefs in the monotheistic religions that have yoked us to these beliefs. I agree with this.
The thing is, he uses these beliefs as part of guiding you to Lucifer. He speaks of Lucifer being cast out of heaven, as if there is a place, and then speaking about there being no such place as heaven. He speaks about bringing Lucifer up from hell yet, if there is no heaven, how is there a hell? In fact, is that not buying into and using the myth of the serpent in Genesis from the bible to describe a god not associated with the bible?
Why is Lucifer the Devil if that is a “God” construct? Why are we bringing daemon/demons “up” from “hell” if there is no hell? I guess my main question is, if Lucifer is not associated with the god of the christian bible, why are we constantly hooking him up with hell and evil?
I hope that was clear and that someone has a thought on this. Thanks.