As much as popular media depictions would have us believe this, Lucifer is not some red guy with horns jutting out of his forehead, a goatee, and a lower body of a goat. Nor is he some handsome fellow, sitting behind an illustrious desk inside an office of flames.
Demons, in addition, who are members of Lucifer’s army, are not hideous creatures yielding miniature pitchforks, with the intention of terror. Nor are they winged monsters that soar in the night in order to haunt the living. These entities, however, although their essence is popularly exagerrated, nonetheless, are very real, very true.
Because the notion of these fantastical beings have been thwarted by lucid exagerration, people have tended to identify them with fantasy or fairy tale or, even, mysticism. This article is intended to raise an awareness for Devils and Demons so that, upon an encounter with either of the two, one will know how to handle them. Now, how are Devils and Demons identified?
Already, it has been established that neither of them have, as it is, a physical body. And so, that popular image of Satan and his minions can, for the moment, be expelled. Since Devils and Demons have not a physical body, are we to presume that they are invisible? Maybe, maybe not?
Certainly, the science of biology informs us that our bodies are comprised of cells, mitochondria, and other molecules. These things, they say, exist, but the normal eye cannot discern them. And the physical sciences advises us that conscious reality is made up of stuff like atoms, sub-atomic particles, quarks, etc.
Yet, none of these phenomena can be spotted by the naked eye. There is, indeed, then, a plethora of phenomena surrounding us that we simply cannot see. That does not necessarily make these things, themselves, invisible; but it does make them invisible to the eyes. In this wise, similar to cells, atoms, protons, and electrons are Devils and Demons invisible.
Having touched on the anti-physical essence of them, what, then, are their natures? The nature of Devils and Demons are very basic. But, like anything that is basic, they can easily be overlooked or underestimated. Devils, who are many varied forms of Lucifer, have one primary duty: to persuade one’s thoughts into evil.
Demons, contrariwise, who are the soldiers of Lucifer, have on their orders quite another objective. Demons are responsible for showing one how to do evil. Notice, in addition, that while these duties appear similar, they are vastly different. Devils are masters of what I shall refer to as “dark persuasion.”
Through the many avenues of rhetoric they apply their spiritual tongues in efforts to invoke evil thoughts into consciousness. Thoughts, no doubt, if powerful enough, will eventually evolve into action. There are, perhaps, infinite varieties of persuasion.
These invisible spirits are apt at making themselves subliminal. By this I mean, to one who lacks “vision,” the dark persuasion could indeed seem genuine. In the beginning, it was dark persuasion that called for Adam and Eve to share fruit from that forbidden tree.
Sweet words, we see, can provoke bitter actions. The Devil, then, is not necessarily the snake, but the words that were uttered to arouse curiosity within the consciousness of Man–that is the devil. A snake is just an amphibian. Now, Demons are, like their master, just as mischievous in their natures.
Demons teach men how to do the wrong things. It is thus not by chance the word “Demon” appears in the word “Demonstrate.” They achieve their ends by very uncanny abilities. Demons are talented imitators. By imitation, however, I am not referring to physical imitation.
Devils and Demons, we have established, are not physical entities, per se, so, theoretically, they could not imitate anything physical. Their spirits, however, can be captured or imposed upon a consciousness. How, I am sure the reader is wondering, is this achieved? Demons imitate their spirits by way of art and the artist.
In particular, the language arts is the most effective vehicle to teach, or, even, to “suggest” evil tendencies. By language arts, no doubt, we are speaking of poetry–and all of her offspring. Note, it is not altogether the people who produce the art that are evil, but it is the art itself.
Devils and Demons, again, are not physical. Instead, it is the zeitgeist that is produced from the work; the morality or immorality that is taken away from it, which determines if it is a Demon or not. Through art, evil can be represented as good, and good as evil. Through tragedy, comedy, and drama, habits of evil can be demonstrated as virtuous.
Why then is it language art that is the most effective vehicle in influencing evil? Before God tossed Lucifer out of heaven, he was adored and loved by him. God always had three Angels that were considered as high Angel’s.
There’s Gabriel, who is God’s messenger, there’s Michael who is God’s general, and then there’s Lucifer, who was God’s organizer of worship. In other words, Lucifer controlled the environment for the worship of God. In order to do this, Lucifer invented music, and the arts.
These creations were created strictly and primarily for the worship and honor of God, the creator of the Universe. Music and Art, which are both synonymous, was created as a form of Gospel. However, in his thirst for worship himself, Lucifer attempted to use them to encourage men to worship him through music and the arts.
And for his violations, he was banished from heaven. Now today men are misguided by their own arts. One, on its face, might presume that art is an imitation of Life’s experience. I, indeed, believe that Life’s experience, for much of mankind, has become an imitation of art.
Once art has sprung from the depths of consciousness, it can be so powerful as to create a lifestyle, an own consciousness by itself.
At any rate, after this long harangue, I do pray that now the reader has a better understanding of Devils and Demons. It’s very simple, but can fly over ones head. Just remember, Devils want to persuade one into evil, and Demons teach them how to do it.