Aren’t you even a little curious?

writeworld:

Writer’s Block

In one sentence is the spark of a story. Ignite.

Mission: Write a story, a description, a poem, a metaphor, a commentary, or a memory about this sentence. Write something about this sentence.

Be sure to tag writeworld in your block!

Applied Luciferianism Project Reflection

appliedluciferianismproject:

As with the previous prompts, this entry is entirely
optional. You can choose to answer any/all/none of it–It partly functions as a
personal reflection, and partly as a method of examining how future prompt
cycles could be improved. If you’d prefer to post your answers anonymously, you
can use our submission form while logged off of your tumblr account.

1.
Do you feel that the prompt submissions (either
your own or others’) have helped you develop your person or faith in any way?
Why or why not?

2.
For those followers who didn’t submit responses
to entries but wanted to, is there any way we can change the project to accommodate?
Perhaps extend the submission deadlines from two weeks to three or four?

3.
Do you feel prompts were sufficiently engaging
for your particular branch of Luciferianism (theistic, atheistic, ceremonial,
etc.)? Why or why not?

4.
If we were to continue this project for another
cycle of five prompts, are there any values/ideals you would like to see added
to the current list?

5.
Is there anything you would change about this
project?

6.
Any other thoughts, questions, or concerns?

Prompt #5 – Compassion

appliedluciferianismproject:

Some questions to consider may include: What forms does this value take within your own practice? Does it shift according to whether your practice is focused on the self or includes others? Do you think there may be a double-standard in place, where certain compassion is afforded to others but denied to the self during spiritual ‘work’ ? What is your interpretation of this value within Luciferian mythos?

There are no right or wrong answers. You may also choose to write an entry based on a totally different aspect of this value–the questions provided above are only meant to be suggestions if you are unsure what direction to go with it.

We have two weeks to write responses to this prompt. The deadline is Friday, August 28th.

Entries should be tagged with ‘Applied Luciferianism Project’ if posted directly onto your personal blog. We also accept submissions through the ALP blog. If you would like your submission to be posted anonymously please write a note of that in your entry.

As a reminder, ALL entries are open for reply and discussion. It is through these discussions that I hope we will develop our understanding of the nuances between our practices, the roles that these values play, and methods in which we can apply them to our own lives. Do keep in mind that how we view these values in relation to our faith and practice will vary, and it is often highly personal–please be respectful.

This is our last prompt for this cycle. In two weeks, I’ll have a questionnaire posted instead of our usual prompt, so that we can get a feel for what worked and what didn’t, and how we might improve the ALP. From there, we’ll decide how to move forward.

Prompt #4 – Resistance/Rebellion

appliedluciferianismproject:

Some questions to consider may include: Do you consider ‘resistance’ and ‘rebellion’ to be synonymous or do they represent different values? If it is the latter, which of the two do you see as more important within your practice and how do you apply it to your day-to-day life? Is there any point in which these ideals may be detrimental to your path? Do you have any interpretations than inspire your work toward this ideal outside of the usual ‘Rebel Angel’ mythos?

There are no right or wrong answers. You may also choose to write an entry based on a totally different aspect of this value–the questions provided above are only meant to be suggestions if you are unsure what direction to go with it.

We have two weeks to write responses to this prompt. The deadline is Friday, August 14th.

Entries should be tagged with ‘Applied Luciferianism Project’ if posted directly onto your personal blog. We also accept submissions through the ALP blog. If you would like your submission to be posted anonymously please write a note of that in your entry.

As a reminder, ALL entries are open for reply and discussion. It is through these discussions that I hope we will develop our understanding of the nuances between our practices, the roles that these values play, and methods in which we can apply them to our own lives. Do keep in mind that how we view these values in relation to our faith and practice will vary, and it is often highly personal–please be respectful.

Prompt #3 – Empowerment through Equality

appliedluciferianismproject:

Some questions to consider may include:  What comes to mind when you hear “empowerment through equality”? Do you treat them as separate values (empowerment and equality), and if so, how do you go about incorporating them into your practice if at all? Do you regard these as values geared more toward enhancing your practice as an individual, or communities as a whole? Does ‘empowerment through equality’ seem counter to apotheosis or vital to it for you?

There are no right or wrong answers. You may also choose to write an entry based on a totally different aspect of this value–the questions provided above are only meant to be suggestions if you are unsure what direction to go with it.

We have two weeks to write responses to this prompt. The deadline is Friday, July 31st.

Entries should be tagged with ‘Applied Luciferianism Project’ if posted directly onto your personal blog. We also accept submissions through the ALP blog. If you would like your submission to be posted anonymously please write a note of that in your entry.

As a reminder, ALL entries are open for reply and discussion. It is through these discussions that I hope we will develop our understanding of the nuances between our practices, the roles that these values play, and methods in which we can apply them to our own lives. Do keep in mind that how we view these values in relation to our faith and practice will vary, and it is often highly personal–please be respectful.

 

Angel Horror

notbecauseofvictories:

notbecauseofvictories:

fake novel meme — horror novel + ANGELS

FEAR TO TREAD

Very rarely, angels…break. Abandon their brothers and forsake humanity, flocking to the wild, derelict places where mothers already warn their children they cannot play. These “nests” quickly become notorious for their high, messy death tolls, borders defended by feral angels who no longer forgive those who trespass against them.

For filmmaker Reva Velasquez, however, this is more a challenge than a deterrent. Having lost her father to Fallen violence, she is determined make the hidden world of the Abbey of Saint Michael’s, North America’s largest nesting site, the subject of her next documentary—regardless of the dangers it presents. With loyal camerawoman Helene Sweet at her side, and (reformed) Fallen angel Abael as her guide, Reva ventures into the one place where even angels fear to tread.

Yet as Reva journeys deeper into the mystery surrounding Saint Michael’s, the more she finds herself wondering if there are greater forces at play—greater even than heaven and hell.

Prompt #2 – Responsibility

appliedluciferianismproject:

Some questions to consider may include: Do you believe the undertaking of personal responsibility should be different within Luciferianism in comparison to other faiths? Why or why not?

Do you find yourself holding others to a similar standard in regards to accountability, regardless of whether they also identify as Luciferian?

For those with more theistic leanings, how do you manage your own accountability in relation to your belief in beings greater than yourself? How does this value play into Luciferian mythos, if at all?

There are no right or wrong answers. You may also choose to write an entry based on a totally different aspect of this value–the questions provided above are only meant to be suggestions if you are unsure what direction to go with it.

We have two weeks to write responses to this prompt. The deadline is Friday, July 17th.

Entries should be tagged with ‘Applied Luciferianism Project’ if posted directly onto your personal blog. We also accept submissions through the ALP blog. If you would like your submission to be posted anonymously please write a note of that in your entry.

As a reminder, ALL entries are open for reply and discussion. It is through these discussions that I hope we will develop our understanding of the nuances between our practices, the roles that these values play, and methods in which we can apply them to our own lives. Do keep in mind that how we view these values in relation to our faith and practice will vary, and it is often highly personal–please be respectful.

Also, I wanted to thank everyone who participated in the previous cycle–there were a number of well thought out and in-depth entries, and although I didn’t get a chance to respond to them, they most certainly made me stop and think about the various forms our doubts can take, and how they can be applied to our respective practices.

Prompt #1 – Doubt

appliedluciferianismproject:

In general, doubt is not typically considered to be something of value to strive for within a religion or faith. Rather, it is something to be avoided at all costs. 

Some questions to consider may include: How do you deal with doubt, disbelief, and skepticism within your faith and practice? What role (if any) does it play within Luciferian mythos? Does it integrate at all with your secular, day-to-day life? What are some difficulties you’ve had with this particular ideal, or how have you developed it into a personalized tool for your own practice? Do you believe uncertainty is ultimately more of a hindrance to the progression of your own faith/practice or an asset?

There are no right or wrong answers. You may also choose to write an entry based on a totally different aspect of this value–the questions provided above are only meant to be suggestions if you are unsure what direction to go with it.

We have two weeks to write responses to this prompt. The deadline is Friday, July 3rd.

Entries should be tagged with ‘Applied Luciferianism Project’ if posted directly onto your personal blog. We also accept submissions through the ALP blog. If you would like your submission to be posted anonymously please write a note of that in your entry.

As a reminder, ALL entries are open for reply and discussion. It is through these discussions that I hope we will develop our understanding of the nuances between our practices, the roles that these values play, and methods in which we can apply them to our own lives. Do keep in mind that how we view these values in relation to our faith and practice will vary, and it is often highly personal–please be respectful.