Now in the beginning was Lucifer cast from Heaven, and he swore in his great anger
to bring havoc upon the children of men, that violence and deceit might rage in the
hearts of many, that he might have claim upon the souls of all who would obey him;
that with these he might ascend again unto his Father and take with violence the
kingdom of Heaven.
Summary: The name “Lucifer” was given to the fallen Arch-Angel, Shaemdiel, by the
Demiurge prince, Jehovah-Yahweh (E:10:24-35). Shaemdiel is one of the most notorious
figures in the Song of God. The narrative portraying his journey is both rich and
multi-faceted, serving as a central theme and powerful archetype throughout scripture.
More information about Lucifer can be found in the entry: Shaemdiel (see also: Fallen
Shaemdiel is the Beloved husband of Rutheniel. Together, they served as the Chief
Archons of the Council of Elohim, under the purview of their Heavenly Parents (and
co-Ahmans of Elohim) Noeiel and Galendriel. Shaemdiel’s younger brother Michael was
appointed in Shaemdiel’s place as Chief Archon after Shaemdiel initiated a violent
rebellion in the realms of Elohim (E:9:43). Shaemdiel and a third of his lineage
were eventually evicted from Heaven and consigned to give service to the Chief Demiurge,
Yaldabaoth, who had previously established his dominion in the cosmos of the First
Creation (E:6:1-35; 1:7:1-44). Upon his arrival in the realms of the Demiurge, Shaemdiel
was given the name “Lucifer” by Yaldabaoth’s first son (emanation), Jehovah-Yahweh
Shaemdiel was made to serve under the jurisdiction of Jehovah-Yahweh, but the relationship
quickly developed into a bitter rivalry for dominion over this world, the world of
the First Power. Delighted to discover the existence of humans evolving on the earth,
Shaemdiel viewed his circumstances as a serendipitous chance to prove the value of
his Law of Immediate Recompense before God (E:11:1-27; 6:7:61-62). However, Jehovah-Yahweh
had already established his dominion throughout the earth and would not relinquish
his control easily. This led to continued conflict between Shaemdiel and Jehovah,
as both sought dominion over humankind and the earth.
Despite Jehovah’s claim upon humankind, Shaemdiel sought to establish the knowledge
of good and evil among the children of men, being intent on initiating his own dispensations
based upon the Law of Immediate Recompense. The Fallen angels were met with fierce
resistance from Jehovah-Yahweh, who feared the loss of his control, and threatened
death to any human who partook of the knowledge of good and evil (E:7:38-46; E:11:28-29).
Nevertheless, Shaemdiel and the Fallen successfully introduced several innovations
among tribes of evolutionary modern humans, fully intent on establishing the foundations
of civilization and influencing the rise of humankind through Immediate Recompense
As the ages passed, a schism began to form between the evolutionary humans who gave
heed to the direction and influence of the Fallen (referred to as the Enoshahim),
and those who remained under the fearful oppression of the Demiurge (referred to
as the “screelings”) (6:5:37-39). As Shaemdiel prepared to launch dispensations of
his own, Jehovah moved to destroy both the Fallen and the Enoshahim entirely. The
conflict between Shaemdiel and Jehovah escalated to the point of furious battle (6:3:2;
E:13:1-10), but Yaldabaoth grew weary of the conflict and established a troubled
truce between the two competing forces (6:5:44-55; 6:6:12-14).
With the new treaty in place, Shaemdiel returned to the world of the First Power
to begin his first dispensation. Yet the aspirations of Shaemdiel and the Fallen
were disrupted once again, as it was discovered that Michael and Sher-el had descended
as Adam and Eve, to initiate the first dispensation of God upon the earth (c. 12.775
BCE) (B:6:1; AZC — Adamic Council). With the advent of Adam and Eve, Jehovah-Yahweh
moved to destroy the Enoshahim with the intent of frustrating the plans of Heaven,
but Shaemdiel succeeded in persuading the Demiurge against genocide, claiming it
was not the Enoshahim but the Adaam who were the rightful recipients of wrath and
judgment (1:2:17-26; 1:8:21:42).
Providing assurances to Yaldabaoth and Jehovah-Yahweh, Lucifer shifted his attention
toward discouraging the Adaam, hoping to trouble them to such an extent that they
would grow weary, abandon their cause on earth and return to Heaven (1:2:23-24; 6:6:41-44;
E:13:31-40; 6:8:1-10). Lucifer’s first act of war and vengeance against Michael and
Sher-el was expressed through the life of Cain, who murdered his younger brother
Abel and taught the children of men the arts of usury and violence for material gain
(B:2:1-38). Scripture reveals that the incarnated spirit of Cain was not only one
of the Fallen, he was Shaemdiel’s eldest son (6:8:19-20). Cain represented the first
occurrence of a Fallen spirit incarnating with a pre-mortal agenda to fight against
God and the dispensations of Heaven.
As the Elohim continued to work the dispensations, Shaemdiel and the Fallen persisted
in their efforts to frustrate the designs of Heaven and afflict the children of God
through violence, fear, sorrow and corruption (B:21:1-57). The extent to which Lucifer
and the Fallen simultaneously extended efforts to maintain their own dispensations
based upon Immediate Recompense is unknown (B:27:33-79).
Lucifer and the Fallen represented one of several adversarial forces in opposition
to the aims of the Elohim on the world of the First Power (6:3:12). Scripture provides
many examples of Lucifer’s involvement, influence and corruption throughout the history
of humankind. While the Elohim worked to establish the knowledge of God throughout
the earth, both Lucifer and Jehovah-Yahweh sought to corrupt and hijack these efforts,
often twisting the gnosis through sly and subtle ways in order to confuse or entice
the souls of men away from God (1:2:26; 1:12:1-9). As indicated by scripture, enticing
men to acts of violence and murder was not beyond Lucifer’s realm of influence (B:2:25-38;
B:11:1-10; Y:2:14; 1:3:18-48; W:14:59-61).
The Redemption of Shaemdiel and the Fallen 2nd Endowment 12 Beginnings
Scripture portrays an event in which Azrael Ahgendai rescues Shaemdiel and his host
from the dominion of Jehovah-Yahweh, and unites them with their Beloved wife and
mother, Rutheniel (2:12:1-61). While a timeframe is not provided for this event,
the author (Azrael) has claimed that Shaemdiel and his host have indeed been returned
to the Celestial Kingdom, and are working out the details of their full redemption.
This would imply that the Fallen are no longer actively fighting against the dispensations
of God. While the designs of the Fallen are still playing out on this world, their
adversarial efforts have ceased.
Shaemdiel’s Law of Immediate Recompense and his Eviction from Heaven
Having been influenced by the Chief Demiurge, Yaldabaoth (E:1:24-47), Shaemdiel began
to rally support among the Paradise moons of Elohim for implementing an alternate
method of achieving glory (Enlightenment 2,3,4). This alternate method was based
upon what is referred to as the Law of Immediate Recompense, and stood in direct
conflict with God’s established approach of allowing spirit children freedom to make
their own choices regarding good and evil.
The Law of Immediate Recompense was a means of human progression espoused by Shaemdiel
whereby individuals do not have the freedom to make their own choices regarding what
is good and evil, but instead, are coerced to act in accordance with established
rules through immediate rewards and punishments. The Law manifests as a form of moral
tyranny, enforcing strict obedience to its tenets through compulsion and fear. While
Immediate Recompense may create the appearance of holiness, its implementation breeds
hate and ignorance, creating an “illusion of goodness born of fear” (6:6:42).
Shaemdiel became intent on removing free choice from the development process (see:
Hodos Alea) and forcing right behavior through compulsion. He came to believe that
innocence was preferable to hard-earned wisdom. He also came to view the Agency offered
by God as a hindrance to his own achievement of power and glory (E:3:8-52; W:15:1-54;
When the Elohim disallowed Shaemdiel to prove the rightness of his way and change
the Hodos Alea, he initiated a violent rebellion which culminated in a stand-off
upon the plains of Kuristan. The crisis came to an abrupt end with the arrival of
Ahman, the Azraella, and a mighty host of Gods and Goddesses. Shaemdiel and one third
of his lineage were declared “Fallen” and consigned to dwell in the realm of the
Demiurge to be “greatly proved” until Shaemdiel establish goodness in his soul (E:9:1-75;
6:2:51-66; W:2:36-40; W:15:1-54).
In the final moments preceding the eviction, many of Shaemdiel’s daughters came to
join with their husbands, to be included among those cast out of Heaven. While Shaemdiel
was encouraged by this apparent act of solidarity, none of the daughters were actually
considered Fallen by God. Their inclusion among the Fallen was part of a plan devised
by Mahaleenah and Rutheniel that would allow for a secret means of communication
between Heaven and Shaemdiel’s daughters. This secret connection (via the Tael) was
intended to assist in the redemption of their husbands and pass information to Heaven
regarding the workings of the Demiurge (6:2:23-49).
Once declared as Fallen, Shaemdiel ‘and many others’ were expelled from their physical
tabernacles, to remain in a state of disembodied spirit (E:9:72-73; 6:8:7). Only
ministering angels and Archons possess physical tabernacles (W:14:20-22). The rank
and file of those who were declared Fallen is not revealed in scripture. It is presumed
that the host consisted of a mixture of celestial citizens, including ministering
angels, Perfected Souls (Lords), and Arch-Angels like Shaemdiel (Gods) (6:4:23).
It may be surmised that some of Shaemdiel’s sons possessed considerable glory and
possessed the ability to incarnate into mortal life. For example, the spirit of Adam
and Eve’s first son Cain was one of the Fallen (6:8:20). The spirit of Cain’s son
Yasher-Baal was likely one of Shaemdiel’s sons (B:11:1-10; B:27:33-34).
Shaemdiel is Named ‘Lucifer’
Yaldabaoth was elated to receive Shaemdiel and his host, believing that in the fall
of Shaemdiel he had succeeded in shaking the foundations of Heaven during his inaugural
attack against the kingdoms of Light (E:10:1-11).
8. “For I am Chief Demiurgos who, with subtle and sly deceit, did cause the very
heavens to shake with violent fury, whereby I might seize captive these angels of
the greater Light.
9. But look and marvel, behold, and see what beauty, what ceaseless wonder the angels
do possess; for though they be fallen and in the darkness strongly bound, still do
they shine forth through the dimness;
10. And in the blackness of my power, through the halls of endless night do they
glimmer like yonder stars, bespeaking still that other glory which only I do but
11. How these fallen treasures in the depths do shine, that I might hold them in
my power, to bring still to some greater doom the kingdoms of the greater Light.”
Yaldabaoth assigned Shaemdiel to serve Jehovah-Yahweh as the Demiurge prince sought
to strengthen his dominion on the world of the First Power. When Jehovah-Yahweh first
saw Shaemdiel and his host, he was filled with contempt towards the fallen angels
and expressed confusion as to why his father was rejoicing in the presence of “demons
before whose brightness the very darkness scatters” (E:10:24-27).
Receiving charge of the fallen Arch-Angel and his host, Jehovah-Yahweh gave to Shaemdiel
the name “Lucifer” (E:10:34).
33. The second time Jehovah-Yahweh spoke, saying: “By what name are you called?”
He answered: “I am called Shaemdiel, Lord of Kolob, Prince of Salem, Chief Archon
34. When the Demiurge heard these things he gave a dreadful hiss, and he spoke, saying:
“I am god and beside me there is no other. From this day forth I shall call you Lucifer.
35. Keep, therefore, these minions to yourself alone and see that they trouble me
not; for it is decreed that you shall serve me faithfully, even as these vile creatures
must give service unto you.”
Trading Service for Service
1st Endowment 4:30-41 Enlightenment 10:1-40
Having been expelled from the Celestial Kingdom, Shaemdiel was charged to give service
to the Demiurge in the realms of their domain, the cosmos of the First Creation.
Blinded by pride and disdain, it was Shaemdiel’s intent to return to Heaven and force
his way into a position of power. Upon meeting Yaldabaoth, Shaemdiel agreed to give
service to the Demiurge on the condition that Yaldabaoth assist him in his future
aim to “take by force the kingdoms of the greater Light (E:10:19).”
While Yaldabaoth agreed to trade services and assist Shaemdiel in his vengeful return
to glory, the Chief Demiurge secretly plotted to use Shaemdiel to not only offset
the destructive tendencies of Jehovah-Yahweh, but to eventually gain access to the
Celestial realm and destroy it (E:10:18-23). Yaldabaoth placed Shaemdiel and the
Fallen in service to Jehovah-Yahweh, to assist him in establishing dominion on the
world of the First Power (E:10:24-40).
Lucifer was elated to discover native humans evolving on the world of the First Power
(Earth). This provided him the opportunity to test his method of soul creation by
first introducing the knowledge of good and evil, and then establishing dispensations
of his own. Shaemdiel saw his new environment as a serendipitous chance to prove
the value of his Law of Immediate Recompense before God (E:11:1-27; 6:7:61-62). However,
Jehovah-Yahweh had already established his dominion throughout the earth and would
not relinquish his control easily. This led to continued conflict between Shaemdiel
and Jehovah-Yahweh, for both sought dominion over mankind and the earth.
Shaemdiel and his host began a planetary-scale initiative to find receptive individuals
among the clans of man and empower them with knowledge (6:4:26-27). Scripture does
not identify a timeframe for the arrival of Shaemdiel on the earth. However, according
to scripture, it was Shaemdiel and the Fallen who uplifted primitive humans through
the introduction of various innovations, including: the mastery of fire, the use
of animal skins for clothing, the use of the atlatl, the sling, the boomerang, and
the art of catching fish (6:4:25-30). Through the influence of Lucifer and the Fallen,
the cradles civilization were established on this earth.
Those who were receptive to the communications of the spirits were given the name
“Enosh”. The people of Enosh (deemed the “Enoshahim”) were uplifted and directed
by Shaemdiel and the Fallen to the extent of forming tribal laws, languages, customs,
and beliefs (6:4:35-36). Those who would not “give heed for fear of Jehovah-Yahweh,
became known as the “screelings”, being themselves wild and ignorant and filled with
brutish thoughts” (6:4:28).
With the arrival of Adam and Eve (c. 12,775 BCE), Lucifer and the Fallen changed
the focus of their efforts, hoping to discourage the Adaam away from the world of
the First Power. This was accomplished primarily in two ways: (1) incarnating certain
of the Fallen, to fight directly against the designs of God (1:8:36-38); (2) enticing
the children of men towards evil and violence by increasing sorrow upon them (B:23:56-58).
Scripture provides various examples of Lucifer’s adversarial efforts against the
dispensations of God.
• Shaemdiel’s oldest son successfully incarnates as Cain, Adam and Eve’s firstborn
• Lucifer confers with Cain, who eventually kills his younger brother, Abel (B:2:1-39;
• Lucifer confers with Yasher-Baal, the son of Cain; empowers him with dark and
hidden things (B:11:1-39).
• Lucifer speaks with his brother Michael. Michael makes efforts toward reconciliation
• W:2:36,40; W:14:61 — Perhaps the designation “Lucifer” is used in early passages
(e.g. Beginnings, Wisdom) for the convenience of the reader, as the name Shaemdiel
is not introduced until Wisdom 15.
• While Shaemdiel fought against the dispensations of God, he helped prevent Jehovah-Yahweh
from committing genocidal acts against humankind. This subtle influence was anticipated
and relied upon by The One (E:5:35-61; 1:2:19-26).
• Since Shaemdiel’s “Fallen” daughters were still connected to the Tael, Heaven was
able to monitor (to some extent) the doings of both Shaemdiel and the Demiurge (6:2:35-36).
The Fallen, especially the daughters, served as spies for the Elohim (1:4:40).
• Some passages allude to the possibility that Shaemdiel could gain control over
newly engendered souls tainted by wickedness (B:22:11-14). It is also debated whether
or not souls could fall into temporary or permanent possession of the Demiurge.
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61. Thus shall he apportion to the righteous every good thing that it is the Father’s
will to give unto the obedient.
62. And he shall recompense Lucifer according to his deeds, for he shall lay forth
the foundation whereby even the Fallen One might be redeemed according to the mercies
63. So shall all things be accomplished in their dispensations, according to the
wisdom which is in God.
64. And there shall be peace among all the nations of the earth, for Lucifer shall
be made to rest beside the throne of his Father and my Father.”