According to the Gnostics, Evil did not exist prior to the created universe since there was only pure Divinity of ineffable Godhead. That is Godhead beyond all categories. Moreover, in the created Cosmos there exists a three-fold god subsisting in the fullness of being or “Light” (“pleroma”), which is separated from the material plane of existence by a great barrier (“horos”). Hence, two realms – “Light” and “Matter”- separated by a great battier – “horos.”
How this separation occurred is unknown, but Gnostics believe that our world was not created by the pure Divinity of an ineffable Godhead or a God of Light. Rather, it was created by a god that was somehow devoid of pure Divinity: by an entity that resulted from a deficiency in the “pleroma.” Again, the Gnostics are unsure of this but, whatever the cause, they are sure of its consequences: lesser, independent entities arose in the graduated levels (“Aeons”) of the new, created Cosmos. Moreover, one of these entities (“Archons”) was the creator of our World of Matter. They usually refer to this Archon as the “Demiurge.”
The Gnostics identified the Demiurge as Yahweh (YHWH) the God of the Old Testament. The Gnostics contend that man is a mixed entity, an admix of elements arising from both the World of Light (of the God of Light) and the World of Darkness (of the Demiurge). Moreover, that man can only be redeemed from this fallen state by knowledge – Gnosis. This knowledge, this Gnosis, is not something derived from the study of conclusions reached by logical methods but by a “direct experience of being.”
The Gnostics by the mysterious process of the “direct experience of being” concluded that the Demiurge Yahweh demanded faith (“Pistis“) from His creation and because of this he was the “bad god”; contrasted by the “Good God” who can only be reached by “gnosis.”
In certain Gnostic creeds, this “Good God” is the Ancient Greek god Prometheus (the Titan who stole fire from Olympus and gave it to mankind) who is also identified as Lucifer (the spirit of evil and adversary of God in the Christian and Islamic religions).
Lucifer is the Light Bearer for mankind and ipso facto the savior of humankind: at least for that part of humanity able and willing to comprehend and accept his Principle. Accordingly, the duty of all true seekers of salvation is to understand this entity, this “Good God,” this Light Bearer, and to make use of its power in the service of humanity itself but, more importantly, in the service of the “Solar Logos” – the “Good God,” Sorath.
In the mythos of Dark Freemasonry and Dark Gnosticism, this Luciferian mythology is far older than the treatment given to it by the Ancient Hebrews and early Christians, who, according to the prophets of Dark Freemasonry, ignorantly misunderstood it and willfully distorted it in order to pander to the local god of the Israelite: to placate the Demiurge Yahweh.
Thus, in Dark Gnosticism and Dark Freemasonry Lucifer has none of the destructive slanders or attributes described in the Christian Tradition, rather, he is the embodiment of enlightenment and reason.
The Luciferian Albert Pike is acknowledged as the supreme authority of his Craft and his books are repositories of the inner secrets of the Order. In his book, Morals, and Dogma he gives an apt description of Lucifer but distorts the Dark God’s purpose.
“The devil is the personification of Atheism or Idolatry. For the Initiates, this is not a Person, but a Force, created for good, but which may serve for evil. It is the instrument of Liberty or Free Will.
They represent this Force, which presides over the physical generation, under the mythological and horned form of the God Pan; thence came the he-goat of the Sabbat, brother of the Ancient Serpent, and the Light-bearer or Phosphor, of which the poets have made the false Lucifer of the legend.”
Ain Soph Aur - Patrick Gaffiero