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a.1.Of or pertaining to Lucifer; having the pride of Lucifer; satanic; devilish.
2.Of or pertaining to the Luciferians or their leader.
n.1.(Eccl. Hist.) One of the followers of Lucifer, bishop of Cagliari, in the fourth century, who separated from the orthodox churches because they would not go as far as he did in opposing the Arians.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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According to the editorial, "much attention has recently been called to the doings of the various sects of Freemasons abroad by the sudden conversion of one of their high priestesses, Miss Diana Vaughan, ex-Grand Mistress of the Luciferians or Palladians." Taking Taxil's lurid narratives at face value, The Tablet reported that prior to conversion, Diana had tried to set up a more moderate reformed sect of Palladium Freemasonry--because despite "the strange perversion of mind by which an intelligent and high-souled woman dedicated herself to the worship of Lucifer," she was not blind to the "degrading character of the rites practised by her fellow-worshippers." (11)
In The Prague Cemetery, Eco removed the linear development from "Palladian" Freemason to Roman Catholic, thereby introducing a multiple personality disorder to an already fantastic construction--with the "good" Diana being a virtuous Christian, and the "bad" Diana a sexually depraved Masonic Luciferian. (8)
(23.) The stereotyping and mythologizing of Jews and Freemasons in a wide range of English Catholic texts during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries is examined in Simon Mayers, "From 'the Pharisee' to 'the Zionist Menace': Myths, Stereotypes and Constructions of the Jew in English Catholic Discourse (1896-1929)," PhD thesis, University of Manchester (2012); and Simon Mayers, "From the Christ-Killer to the Luciferian: The Mythologized Jew and Freemason in Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century English Catholic Discourse," Melilah 8 (2011).
Gregory's relation to Lucifer and to Luciferians remains debated.
Satanists, Luciferians, grave robbers, Kali-worshipping stranglers, Hugo, Zola and Proust all make cameo appearances.
1526 [double dagger] Gesprach PL 23:162Aff./HS 197; BH Against the 1526 210 Luciferians [section] Gesprach PL 26:218B-C/HS 206; BH Comm.
"Or we read to you the above-mentioned word of Jerome on the last chapter of Matthew." (214) In his Urteil I and II, Hubmaier provided the above citation from Jerome's Commentary on Matthew and quoted from Against the Luciferians. (215) However, rather than clarify the distinction between John and Christ's baptisms as he had done in his Gesprach, Hubmaier quoted directly from Against the Luciferians to defend the validity of credobaptism.
From the 13th through the 17th centuries such groups as the Luciferians, Rosicrucians, and the Levellers continued the war against Christianity that had begun in Europe with the Templars.
When the Luciferians want to assist troubled youth or the Ku Klux Klan seeks oversight of welfare-to-work, they cannot be rejected on the basis of their theology.
Fringe religions, such as the white supremacist Aryan Brotherhood and the World Church of the Creator, and other religions such as Santeria, Wiccans, Satanists, and Luciferians were not invited, nor would they have been permitted to join.
This account, which blames a ruling caste of space aliens known as "Luciferians" for our entrapment, corresponds to the gnostic myth of spiritual ascension.