The Secret History of Lucifer: Evil Angel or the Secret of Life Itself?

Who is Lucifer For many of us Lucifer and Satan are alternative names for the embodiment of pure evil The orthodox Christian view tells us that Prince Lucifer challenged God, fell from Heaven, tempted Eve, and created death and suffering Then he became Satan, horned king of Hell, whose hatred for God s creation motivated his mission to drag the rest of us down with him.Who is Lucifer For many of us Lucifer and Satan are alternative names for the embodiment of pure evil The orthodox Christian view tells us that Prince Lucifer challenged God, fell from Heaven, tempted Eve, and created death and suffering Then he became Satan, horned king of Hell, whose hatred for God s creation motivated his mission to drag the rest of us down with him In this highly readable and well researched account, Lynn Picknett explains that the horned Devil is merely a new incarnation of the old woodland deity Pan, while Lucifer was once a personification of the Morning Star, the planet Venus and its goddess He was therefore originally she, and a divine representation of love, beauty, and human warmth Indeed, many ancient goddesses were known as Lucifera, or Light bringer While thousands follow Lucifer in order to achieve earthly wealth and power, Picknett explains that such misguided behavior is far from true Luciferan principles Picknett draws together ancient heretical Christian and Egyptological texts, the implications of abnormal psychology, and the extreme possibilities of certain barely understood human attributes to ask if humans actually created God and Lucifer, not merely as icons or metaphors but in a terrifying, literal way.
The Secret History of Lucifer Evil Angel or the Secret of Life Itself Who is Lucifer For many of us Lucifer and Satan are alternative names for the embodiment of pure evil The orthodox Christian view tells us that Prince Lucifer challenged God fell from Heaven tempted

  • Title: The Secret History of Lucifer: Evil Angel or the Secret of Life Itself?
  • Author: Lynn Picknett
  • ISBN: 9780786715602
  • Page: 209
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “The Secret History of Lucifer: Evil Angel or the Secret of Life Itself?”

    1. I would read this as entertainment because it sure ain't coherent history. It is part of a peculiar genre that mixes an author's ideological commitment to seeing the world in a different and subversive way with elaborate and largely unsustainable claims about history.This is a shame because the subversive intent is not a bad idea. Unfortunately, the technique of piling up notes from entirely separate incidents in history into a narrative with a weak evidential basis merely discredits the intent. [...]

    2. Perfectly tediousd badly researchedd, oh yes, indifferently executed. I come to these oddities to be taken away from reality not for pseudo-academics. Grrrr. -_-

    3. As coherent history, look elsewhere, but as a reminder of the evil that lurks within man (without any help from the devil) and the need we have for a Promethean hero/deity, read on. Asking questions never hurts; unquestioning acceptance is the path to Hell.

    4. I picked up this book at a time when I was caught off-guard after reading the transcripts of a series of lectures by Rudolf Steiner, feeling confused about the concepts of Satan, Lucifer and Ahriman. Trusting its title, I thought this book would help clarifying them.On this count I was wrong, and though I´ve got to admit it was an interesting and entertaining read, when I put it down I still couldn´t tell the difference between any of the three fore-mentioned gentlemen… Lynn Picknett is not [...]

    5. I didn't realize that both books I selected from a second-hand bookshop in London were written by the same author (Lynn Picknett) until I finished "Mary Magdalene" and turn my attention to "Lucifer" - nothing against Picknett, but her books basically cover very much the same territory and she can't help but often going back to books she wrote previously, for example going into details of Da Vinci/Shroud of Turin mystery no matter does it have anything to do with the subject or not.Its a pity pub [...]

    6. Teaches the history of the concept of Lucifer as enlightenment and spiritual evolution and how it was later perverted to be synonymous with Satan/devil by and for the benefit of established organized religions for control purposes. What/who we now think of as Lucifer was never defined that way historically until it was used to crush independent, exploratory thought and non-mainstream spiritual progression by way of instilling fear and confusion among laypeople.

    7. I'm not sure if I didn't like this book very much because it told me lots of information that I already knew or whether it was because it seemed like it was just an advert for all the other books she had written. It started off okay but there seemed to be no real thread linking all the chapters together or if there was a real link it was very vague. I expected much more from this book as I have read many of her other books. Very disappointed.

    8. Hmm, my version of the book didn't have anything about the "True Da Vinci" code which is just as well as I would have found that fairly non-intriguing. The book is pretty interesting but jumps around from point to barley connected point at an incredible rate. It's more of an introductory read than a thorough read. And yes, Lucifer is not evil. And neither are we.

    9. I put this down after the author mentioned Dan Brown's The DaVinci Code numerous times through out the book. I thought I was going to read a book about Satan and the connection with the sacred feminine. I ended up reading a bunch of boring blather and fangirling over a book that wasn't all that compelling for me anyway.

    10. good read, a bit wordy about 2/3s in, but the collections of ancient text excerpts and stories of the inquisition really put into context the fanatacism of the time.

    11. Lynn Picknet is still a little steamed at the sexest practices of the Vatican, but the book is still an excellent history of the oppression of ruling religions.

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