Lucifer stands on the threshold of dawn and dusk. He is the bringer of light, symbol of Thelemic strength and divine wisdom, the one who awakens the world from its sleep. The age of Lucifer comes therefore as the uprising of what Blatavatsky termed the cosmic force of illumination and light.
Lucifer is the force of Air, while Satan, the corrupted form of the light-bringer, comes from active fire. And this duality is the changeable essence of progression and evolution; for one pulls us towards illumination through wisdom, while the other forces us upwards through the experience of the flesh, i.e., our misfortunes, difficulties, challenges and pains. And yet, while one represents suffering, it is foremost a representation of the denial of the second, which represents awareness.
Lucifer was know by the Roman Empire as the