A Future History of Light, Part Three

You could spend the rest of the month poring through conspiracy sites telling you all about Lucifer and the elite "Luciferians" and the "Luciferian agenda." What you'll soon realize is that you're in the middle of a giant echo chamber and that most of the information you're reading on the topic has no actual basis in fact.

You'll soon come to realize that most of the anti-Lucifer propaganda on the Web is ultimately rooted not so much in Christianity per se as in Evangelical Protestantism, and a rabidly anti-Catholic, apocalyptic variety of which to boot. 

Which makes sense, because the true birth of the Lucifer-as-Satan mythos comes from a work of anti-papal propaganda, one which we took an in-depth look at a few weeks ago. One written during a very troubled time in Europe in general and for England in particular. 

Just how anti-Catholic was Paradise Lost, which popularized some pretty obscure theological doctrines comparing Satan's fallen nature to the "fall" of Venus in its role as Morning Star, a phenomenon that played itself out in several ancient mythological dramas?

So anti-Catholic that illustrations of Satan in a 1688 edition were adorned with likenesses of Catholic Kings James and Charles. Think Star Wars as rewritten by Jack Chick.

Paradise Lost is filled with allegories of Protestant charges against Catholicism, not the least of which is Rome secretly unleashing Babylonian paganism on the world, which Milton essentially begins the story with.


In fact, a good deal of the "Luciferian" crapola you see on the web ultimately springs from The Two Babylons, an anti-Catholic tract written in the 19th Century by a Scottish clergyman that argued that Catholicism was in fact secretly dedicated to worshipping the legendary Babylonian King Nimrod. And you don't need a theology degree to see the Pandemonium as a wicked satire of a Vatican conclave.

For Milton then, Lucifer the "beloved angel" is clearly the pure and innocent early Church (itself a myth, but still) and his reinvention as Satan obviously the rise of the hated Church of Rome and its bishops.

The Morning Star as rebel is an ancient story, its "pride" being the luminescence of Venus when it changes from an object seen after sunset to one highly visible during the morning hours, and the "fall" being its light being overwhelmed by that of the sun before it reaches it apogee.

Like, that's seriously what that "Lucifer=Satan" paranoia is ultimately based on.
A tiny dot in the sky.

The name Lucifer comes from its role as "bringer of the (morning) light." Venus was seen as either male or female, with the Ugarit people significantly seeing it as a male god of the dawn. The old "your god is our devil" routine again. I'm sure this is probably old news to a lot of you but it bears repeating.

So that's it? Just some old Astrotheology? Ho hum, sorry I asked?

Well, no.

You're also going to find a lot of citations of Enoch and the Watchers in your Luciferian travels, which we also looked at. The condemnation of the Watchers, or the other Watchers, into the pit will certainly come up. Probably more than you'll like:
And I saw a deep abyss, with columns of heavenly fire, and among them I saw columns of fire fall, which were beyond measure alike towards the height and towards the depth. And beyond that abyss I saw a place which had no firmament of the heaven above, and no firmly founded earth beneath it: there was no water upon it, and no birds, but it was a waste and horrible place.
I saw there seven stars like great burning mountains, and to me, when I inquired regarding them, The angel said: "This place is the end of heaven and earth: this has become a prison for the stars and the host of heaven." 1 Enoch 18: 11-14
But this story- from an apocryphal text, let's remember- is a straight-up, no-frills rewrite of Zeus hurling down the Titans, the other gods, into the pits of Tartarus, going back centuries (the 8th Century BC, to be exact) before Enoch to Hesiod's Theogony. In the Titans case, it was Zeus's thunderbolts and not columns of fire that did the trick, but you get my meaning.


In fact, in the Greek translation of Enoch the pits are actually called Tartarus, and are so again in the Greek text of 2 Peter. And no telling of Enoch is complete without mention of the Giants, the offspring of Sons of God and the Daughters of Men. You hear this refrain constantly in your Luciferian overture:
And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots, and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants, whose height was three thousand ells: Who consumed all the acquisitions of men. And when men could no longer sustain them, the giants turned against them and devoured mankind. 7: 1-4
But this goes back to Hesiod as well, the host of Giants born to Gaia, the Earth mother, from the blood that fell from the sky when Uranus, the sky Titan, was castrated. A bit grander in scope, but same basic meeting of Earth (women) and Sky (angels, Anunnaki, whatever). A bit of scaling down for a more skeptical post-shamanic generation, is what I'm thinking. 

But not all the Titans were trapped in Tartarus. One exception is Prometheus.

Ah, Prometheus. The Light-Bearer. 
Prometheus himself is an immortal god, the friend of the human race, the giver of fire, the inventor of the useful arts, an omniscient seer, an heroic sufferer, who is overcome by the superior power of Zeus, but will not bend his inflexible mind. Although he himself belonged to the Titans, he is nevertheless represented as having assisted Zeus against the Titans. 
 (Prometheus) deprived (humans) of their knowledge of the future, and gave them hope instead. He further taught them the use of fire, made them acquainted with architecture, astronomy, mathematics, the art of writing, the treatment of domestic animals, navigation, medicine, the art of prophecy, working in metal, and all the other arts .
And you probably know the story of how Prometheus stole fire from the gods to give back to humanity when Zeus was being his usual asshole self and was withholding it. And for this the Titan was chained to a rock and the bit with the eagle and the liver and…yeah.

What some of you may not know is that Prometheus was eventually freed by Heracles aka Hercules, the rock-star solar savior who was in the middle of his Twelve Labors ordeal. For this, Prometheus told Hercules where to find the Golden Apples of the Sun and everyone lived miserably ever after, because these are Ancient Greek myths and that's how they roll.

Greeks can't be said to be ungrateful, however, and there were cults to Prometheus, especially in Athens. What was kind of badass is that they were fire cults, because Prometheus was generally seen as a fire god. See if this rings a bell:
In the Academy is an altar to Prometheus, and from it they run to the city carrying burning torches. The contest is while running to keep the torch still alight; if the torch of the first runner goes out, he has no longer any claim to victory, but the second runner has. If his torch also goes out, then the third man is the victor. If all the torches go out, no one is left to be winner.
So they celebrate the Olympics- meaning the festivals dedicated to the celestial mafia who did away with the Titans- with an old ritual to a Titan then?


But anyway; fire god, light-bringer, friend to humanity, I mean if we're looking for the real Lucifer, here's our guy, right? Not some dot in the dawn.

But wait- there's more!  

In the fire myth, humanity is all male, because these are Ancient Greek myths and that's how they roll. To punish the men and get back at Prometheus, Zeus creates Pandora, the first woman, who gets fixed up with Prometheus' idiot brother, Epithemeus.

Zeus, being the major dick that he is, gives Pandora a jar filled with evil spirits as a wedding present, which most people misremember as a box. And we all know how well that turned out. Even so, 
Pandora has a daughter, Pyrrha ("Fire"), who then marries Prometheus' son Deukalion. 

And they live miserably ever after because it's at this point that Zeus, the pedophile/rapist/mob boss, decides it's depopulation time:

Deukalion by the advice of Prometheus constructed a chest, and having stored it with provisions he embarked in it with Pyrrha. But Zeus by pouring heavy rain from heaven flooded the greater part of Greece, so that all men were destroyed, except a few who fled to the high mountains in the neighborhood. 
But Deukalion, floating in the chest over the sea for nine days and as many nights, drifted to Parnassos, and there, when the rain ceased, he landed and sacrificed to Zeus Phyxios (the god of Escape). 
And Zeus sent Hermes to him and allowed him to choose what he would, and he chose to get men. And at the bidding of Zeus he took up stones and threw them over his head, and the stones which Deukalion threw became men, and the stones which Pyrrha threw became women. -- Pseudo-Apollodorus, Bibliotheca 
Well, your stand-issue flood myth complete with weird traces of genetic engineering, right?  Well, this version is closer to an earlier version than it is to the Noah story:
The Eridu Genesis must have begun with the Creation of Man, but continues with the establishment of kingship and a list of cities. (Then comes) the supreme god Enlil's decision to destroy mankind.  
Ziusudra is king of Šuruppak and a seer, who witnesses the gods' council and decision in a vision, and understands that something terrible is about to happen. After this, the god Enki, speaking from the other side of a wall, explains Ziusudra what he already has understood.
Enki's advice, to build a big boat, must have been mentioned in a large lacuna. The story continues with a description of the Flood, which lasts seven days and nights. After leaving the ark, Ziusudra sacrifices and meets the sun god Utu.
The difference here is that there's a rivalry between Enki/EA, humanity's patron, and Ziusudra vs. Enlil, humanity's enemy. This is the same arrangement you see with Prometheus and Deukalion and Pyrrha vs. Zeus. The most likely common denominator here is the Epic of Gilgamesh, which at Hesiod's time maybe would have been known in its Babylonian translation. 

Most likely, but not necessarily the only possibility. Oh no, not at all.

There's that and there's also this:
There was also an account, stating that Prometheus had created men out of earth and water, at the very beginning of the human race, or after the flood of Deucalion, when Zeus is said to have ordered him and Athena to make men out of the mud, and the winds to breathe life into them. 

Which sounds an awful lot like the Sumerian creation account, with Enki taking the lead and Ninmah aka Ninhursag giving us a tidy Athena prototype:
Oh my mother, the creature whose name thou has uttered, it exists, Bind upon it the (will?) of the Gods; Mix the heart of clay that is over the Abyss, The good and princely fashioners will thicken the clay, Thou, do thou bring the limbs into existence; Ninmah will work above thee, Nintu will stand by thy fashioning; Oh my mother, decree thou its (the new born's) fate.
Just as the Watchers have turned out to be another people's teacher-gods demoted to "fallen angel" status, you get the same feeling with the Titans, that they were not only gods of an earlier Greek tradition but an earlier people as well, or at least an earlier version of them. Scholarly opinion has the Titans as some kind of archaic, shamanic leftover, but I'm not so sure. Not so sure at all.

Prometheus seems to stick around here a bit too long, and play WAY too important a role in Greek religion and culture. Much too much for a figure who is allegedly some prehistoric, Neolithic hand-me-down. Would you really assign all the civilizing and scholarly responsibilities to such a figure? Would the Ancient Greeks?

Now, call me crazy but I'll eat my hat if Prometheus wasn't brought to Greece in some earlier migration. If he wasn't in fact the supreme god of an earlier pantheon that was displaced when a more aggressive tribe moved in and said the hell with your lousy old fire gods, worship our shiny new mountain gods. 

That maybe even Prometheus was someone else, somewhere else, and maybe only became a tribal fire god when memories dimmed and the old homeland receded into the distance. 

Because there's something very suspicious about these Sumerian creation myths being attached to a lousy Titan (wouldn't Zeus handle all that himself? Why outsource?), though I'll be damned if I get past a suspicion. But it's there and it's nagging at me.

Zoroastrians- who introduced the modern concept of angels to the world- think they know the answer. They believe that Prometheus is a hijacking of their own myths: 
Another Greek poet who wrote before 700 was Hesiod—also from the coast of Asia Minor. Hesiod believed that the Greeks were descended from a golden race that lived in idle luxury in the distant past, before Zeus was lord, when Zeus’s father was king, and Hesiod sought to account for the golden race’s demise and successive declines in civilization. This is close indeed to the Persian myth, and might reflect the common origins of these Indo-European peoples or Persian influence—Persians migrating south of the Caucasus at this time might have begun to make a mark on history through their own mythology.

To explain the fall, Hesiod reworked a Caucasian myth about the god Prometheus—a tale admired by the Greeks. Like the Hindu god Agni, Prometheus was a god of fire, a benign god for humans and a god who taught humanity their arts and crafts. Hesiod described Prometheus as stealing fire from the heavens and giving it to mankind.
And this, from a Zoroastrian site, on the Olympic flame:
Numerous authors have suggested some form of linkage between Greek and Hittite gods and between the Greek states and Asia via the trade routes through Asia Minor, as well as via the Black Sea and the Caucasus.
Prometheus is also the god of metallurgy, a craft made possible by the discovery of fire. Homer and Hesiod locate the forge of Prometheus' nephew or work mate, Hephaestus, in eastern Asia Minor, in the land of the Arima associated with the land west of Lake Van in eastern Asia Minor.  
Well, that's all very fascinating, I hear you say. But everybody thinks everybody stole everything from their traditions. And what the hell does this have to do with Lucifer, this emerging archetype

A classic icon of Mesopotamian sun-god Mithras
misidentified as Prometheus. Why?

Well, we're back to Mesopotamia again, aren't we? Back in the land of Nebu-I saw you fall from the Heavens- chadnezzar and the Yezidi, yet again. Back to the lands of the Archangels. We started in England and ended back in Iraq and Iran. And we stopped along the way at the Vatican and in Greece.


Well, I don't know if you've been paying attention to the news for the past 18 months or so but England, Iraq, Iran, Greece and the Vatican are particular flashpoints- linchpins, if you will- in the new world disorder. I've long felt that these struggles are being fought for different reasons than what we're given to believe.

Think Brexit, Grexit, ISIS, the Iran Nuclear Deal (talk about fire gods), the Globo-Pope, the emigration battle and a few other major crises that don't come to mind at the moment.
Things are happening here. Plates are shifting beneath our feet. Change is coming so fast, no one can keep up with it. Timetables seem to be moving up, in a panicked kind of way. Wars are being fought in Heaven. Hell, Zoroastrianism itself is making a comeback.

Throw in the return of Nibiru and all of a sudden this isn't just another comparative mythology runaround. 

It's…something else.



  1. The Babylonian God Nabu was associated with foxes. ~Eric and Leah

  2. Hey Chris,

    There's something about the political imperatives of new cults of worship to perform the old bait-and-switch by demonizing the gods and spirits of a culture marked for colonization. And in history it seems colonization is really a pretty term for dissolution; the slow annihilation of a people and their rites. But there have always been liminal times of transfer, old spirits worshiped under the names of new idols. I've always been fascinated by the concept of Lucifer, and our Milton-tinctured pop culture notion of him. What you said somewhere about this force being the democratization of spiritual knowledge is, I think, bang on.

    In a psychic sense these energies feel old, inconceivably so. Because of this, when I scry them they seem barely contained by their limits and images, shifting and sliding and bleeding across thresholds. It's as if some currents are just too powerful in an almost objective sense, and create all sorts of high strangeness with our subjectivity and fictions.

    So, I've always tended to think of the Lucifer current as something far, far older than Christendom. I suspect that Lucifer is not just a rebel angel, a star in the morning or a thief of fire. It almost feels like this force is the most hardcore expression of some transcendental Light. I think Lucifer is, at least in part, the razored edge of a wild and perfect chaos. I think Lucifer is a knife - handmaiden of our coming maturity. I think this force knows that Love is a dangerous, myriad thing, and he moves to speak its truth. If love is Babalon wielding a mysterious, archaic knife-phallus of light for the transformation of all humankind, then perhaps wisdom is in knowing how to hold the blade. The marks we make, and why. I think this confrontational, unapologetic light doesn't care about who we are, only about who we must become. Transformation isn't easy even at an individual level, but at the level of the collective it's going to be one hell of an undertaking. As you've highlighted, Chris, this isn't just some historical game of supplanted gods. There's something else going on here. Deep weirdness is with us now, and going forward. I guess what I'm trying to say is, what kind of force will it take to pierce all this modern darkness and debasement? This is going to hurt, I think.

    Fantastic, seminal work, Chris. This is perhaps my favourite series of posts in the entire history of The Secret Sun. These posts have the flavour of fate.


    1. Well, as it happens it all seems to be burned into the human story from very early on and spread out into the world and cooked itself into our collective memories. You're absolutely right- it is much, much older than Christendom and older than Judaism, in fact. The Bible may be replaying the basic drama behind this in more ways than we imagine. Remember where Abraham- A Brahman- originally came from. The thing here is the mystery history, the things we don't know. It boggles the mind because as you will soon see our story is NOT complete. AT ALL.

  3. did you happen to see where the alleged gunman in the overnight Orlando incident was from?

    "U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, confirmed the gunman's identity as 29-year-old Omar Mateen of Port St. Lucie"

  4. Hi Chris,

    This is a fantastic outline tracing this idea of Lucifer and pulling these collective stories that seem to weave in an out of our myths and legends. It is always amazing how you tap into these impressions that are reverberating quietly throughout the world, especially in your ability to connect the dots and then bring them into focus.

    I have always been intrigued with this story of Prometheus, as it disturbs me on some level I can't quite put my finger on. Also, how the ancients fascination with stars and planets we can barely even see with our unaided eyes somehow gets morphed into tales of gods and creatures that get tacked up in the night sky by people sitting around bleating, sleeping sheep and telling stories around open fires, if you would believe our historical conceptions of such things oversimplified for our massive uncaring educational system.

    There is clearly more to this story as it unfolds. The thing that is being made clearer to me having kept up with your blog over some time, is that we today, as human beings, seem to be a much dumbed down version of a good deal of the people who came before us. With our modern arrogance (hubris? Oh, oh), we look back on them with a kind of contempt from the standpoint of our technology (much of which no one of us really understands---just use), we tend to believe we know more when we actually understand less, in my opinion.

    Since much of our history that we do understand seems to be based on repeating patterns, one wonders if we are the remnants of our own Golden Age looking back at ourselves in that rear view mirror, darkly? In the shadow of impending global catastrophe from something we do ourselves or by cosmic decree, will our own survivors and wielders of our "lost" technology become the new Lucifer's in the stories that will come down to our descendants as well?

    I'm not sure what this all means, but I am following your trail excitedly and doing the back research from your hyperlinks within the article text, I am trying to keep up with where you've been and where you may be going with this.

    Thanks again, Chris. Wonderful work you share!

    1. You're going to realize that what's bothering you about Prometheus is that it's based on a real story, a story that is encoded into so many of our other stories. So yes, your concluding questions there are VERY apt.

  5. What's up with the lack of comments? This is excellent work, people!

    1. It's OK- the Orlando story was taking up people's attention, as it should.

  6. Fantastic series, just like the last one. A lot of this stuff is hard for me to wrap my head around, as I've spend a lot of years in a very materialist mindset, getting sucked in to political "discussions" and looking at the world through mostly materialist viewpoints. Which now seems strange to me, as I studied religion in college and was fascinated by ancient history and spirituality. I guess getting a "real" job and giving up my dreams of being a musician took a toll on me I hadn't realized. In any case, since discovering you and Gordon, I've immersed myself in these old passions once again (for about 4 years now), but lack some of my youthful enthusiasm. Nonetheless, I look forward to every post from you and find new revelations each time. I feel like I've still got so much catching up to do though, but at least I'm ready and willing to do it. This Lucifer work is really hitting home for me, like something I'd always known but kept pushed way down so I could suspend disbelief and attempt to be "normal". So glad I don't feel the need to do that anymore. Thanks and keep up the great work.

    1. You're welcome. Gordon and I talk a lot. We have very different backgrounds and very different worldviews but seem to have very similar missions, part of which is taking established fact and using that to help re-enchant this miserable world.