Satan's Masks

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Satan's Masks

Post by Fomalhaut »

Satan's core essence appears in many aspects of life and has a myriad of masks. With what kind of masks does Satan appear in different aspects of your life? Which is closest to your heart? Which ones are more incomprehensible and challenging?
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Re: Satan's Masks

Post by Nefastos »

I think that Satan, ultimately a bright divinity, often comes near us in difficult and/or challenging forms; in something we at first won't understand to be sacred & beneficent.

That said, one approach to the "masks of Satan" would be to consider the 7+1 cardinal sins as these. Especially the four highest ones are dear to me: Lust, Wrath, Pride & Despair. They are of Him, a part of Satan's manifold mask, both manifesting him & hiding him from the view. There's a secret in them, a hidden energy & the (possibility of) enlightenment.
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Post by Bies »

I agree that Satan most recognizably appears wearing masks of hardship, rather he is the silver-lining of strife and the accomplishment that comes with diligence.
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Re: Satan's Masks

Post by LoopGodel »

Interesting thread.

Satan's masks are something I am wresting with at present, as I work through The Dark Face section of Fosforos. The following thought came to mind as I read the various comments...

Satan cannot appear to an individual in a manner completely independent of that person's inner psychic materials. Therefore, only to the extent that we have approached the unification of Light and Darkness within, can we behold Satan truly - in original form. Satan longs for us to do the Great Work of inner alchemy, so that He/She may be known.

I put that forward as a hunch, for discussion.


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