Differences between Luciferian and Sabbatic Witchcraft

Luciferian Witchcraft

…it is the cult of Lucifer, which means “Light Bearer”, who is deity of intelligence, knowledge, wisdom, fire, and divine inspiration. Neither feminine nor masculine, but both at the same time with Lucifer being the masculine aspect and Lilith the feminine.  Lucifer is synonymous with Venus, the “Morning Star”. He/she is the torch-bearer, the bringer of fire and therefore the bringer of knowledge…

…the deity is usually divided into the feminine and masculine, worshipping (sic) Lilith as Queen of the Underworld and Moon Goddess with her harpy features belonging to the creatures of the underworld and worshipping (sic)  Lucifer as the Lord of Light and Cunning Father, as the crooked one with the blinding torch of illumination between his horns. They are the mother and father of the witch, granting their followers with the arcane knowledge of the moon and the fire of wisdom found within us – the spark, the spirit, the ancient soul.

Sabbatic Witchcraft

Sabbatic Witchcraft as a path within Traditional Witchcraft is an unintentional byproduct of Andrew Chumbley’s tradition, the Cultus Sabbati.  His writings inspired a whole new generation of witches as well as the magic they practice, those witches who are influenced not only by Chumbley, but also by Robert Cochrane, Nigel Jackson, Nigel Pennick, Michael Howard, and Robin Artisson. Witches who are not members of the Cultus Sabbati, but identify with the group’s beliefs and practices label their path as “Sabbatic Witchcraft”.

According to Chumbley, Sabbatic Witchcraft “describes the way in which elements of witch-lore, Sabbath mythology and imagery were being employed in the cunning-craft tradition into which I was originally inducted”. Some of Chumbley’s occult influences included Austin Osman Spare, Kenneth Grant, Robert Cochrane, Paul Huson, as well as ancient and modern grimoire authors. Magical systems that inspired him included Chaos magic, Ceremonial magic, Hermeticism, Thelema, Goetia, Golden Dawn, Enochian magic and the Kabbalah. Some people believe that he created Sabbatic Craft based on these influences while others believe that he was a genuine initiate of traditional witchcraft.

via Sarah Anne Lawless


Fairy, Faery, Faerie, Fae, Fay, Fey are usually used interchangeably nowadays, especially among the neo-pagan population, but this wasn’t always so. Here are the older definitions attributed to these words, I won’t get into their natures and appearance here.

From Fairy – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The word fairy derives from Middle English faierie (also fayerye, feirie, fairie), a direct borrowing from Old French faerie (Modern French féerie) meaning the land, realm, or characteristic activity (i.e. enchantment) of the legendary people of folklore and romance called (in Old French) faie or fee (Modern French fée). This derived ultimately from Late Latin fata (one of the personified Fates, hence a guardian or tutelary spirit, hence a spirit in general); cf. Italian fata, Portuguese fada, Spanish hada of the same origin…

…To the word faie was added the suffix -erie (Modern English -(e)ry), used to express either a place where something is found (fishery, heronry, nunnery) or a trade or typical activity engaged in by a person (cookery, midwifery, thievery). In later usage it generally applied to any kind of quality or activity associated with a particular sort of person, as in English knavery, roguery, witchery, wizardry.

Faie became Modern English fay “a fairy”; the word is, however, rarely used, although it is well known as part of the name of the legendary sorceress Morgan le Fay of Arthurian legend. Faierie became fairy, but with that spelling now almost exclusively referring to one of the legendary people, with the same meaning as fay. In the sense “land where fairies dwell”, the distinctive and archaic spellings Faery and Faerie are often used. Faery is also used in the sense of “a fairy”, and the back-formation fae, as an equivalent or substitute for fay is now sometimes seen.

The word fey, originally meaning “fated to die” or “having forebodings of death” (hence “visionary”, “mad”, and various other derived meanings) is completely unrelated, being from Old English fæge, Proto-Germanic *faigja- and Proto-Indo-European *poikyo-, whereas Latin fata comes from the Indo-European root *bhã- “speak”. Due to the identical pronunciation of the two words, “fay” is sometimes misspelled “fey”.

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Biological Consumers

Herbivores are organisms that are anatomically and physiologically adapted to eat plant-based foods. Herbivory is a form of consumption in which an organism principally eats autotrophs such as plants, algae and photosynthesizing bacteria. Herbivore means ‘plant eater’ from the Latin herba meaning a small plant or herb and vorare meaning to devour.

Carnivores are organisms that derive its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue, whether through predation or scavenging. Carnivore means ‘meat eater’ from the Latin carne meaning flesh and vorare meaning to devour.

Omnivores are organisms that eat both plants and animals as their primary food source. They are opportunistic, general feeders that are not specifically adapted to eat or digest either meat or plant material primarily. Omnivore means ‘eater of everything’ from the Latin omni meaning all or everything and vorare meaning to devour.

There are other minor classifications of consumers including insectivores, piscivores, and bacterivores.

I would like to propose another classification of organism that is redundant and at the same time simpler than the above scientific classifications.  Animavore.  There are a few people who use this as “a person who eats animals,” however they are incorrect in their usage of anima to mean animal.  Anima is the Lain word for life meaning animating principle (as opposed to the Latin vita meaning the whole of ones life).

Animavores are organisms that consume life as their food source.  Which would include every other classification of consumers.

Main definitions from Wikipedia, minor definitions from Answers.com.

Cosmic Void

Welcome to the cosmic void, a place of universal emptiness. It is the primordial void of space and time before the universe began and it is the ancient cauldron-womb of soul and spirit before the perceived separation. It is the still point of Being that is neither a beginning nor an ending, but is both at once. It is our woven red thread of Old Fate; the All that is, that was, and that will be. The quintessential spiral of life that is both physical and spiritual and it exists in a journey of perfect dynamic balance.

The cosmic void.  A place of universal emptiness.  Why did I give my website this name?  Honestly I don’t know.

I started using it back in the early part of 2000.  I was trying to think of a name for a little freebie website I had for my  homepage, that contained news, bookmarks, and other info I used daily online.  This was back before places like Google or Yahoo offered customized homepages.  Then name literally just popped into my head, and I liked it.  I had created other websites with different names, but this was different, it felt right.  Little did I know then what it would turn into in terms of my website and in terms of my path in life.

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pishogue, piseog, pishrogue
// n. charm, spell, superstitious practice (e.g., puttin eggs in
haycocks, clothes on bushes, counting magpies, throwing salt over the
shoulder, etc.); anything connected with sorcery; a tall tale,
something untrue < Ir. piseog, pisreog; piseogaí n. one who practises
piseogs. ‘She was full of piseogs, like hanging a St. Brigid’s cross
near where she was doing the churning to ward off anyone stealing the
butter’, ‘He told me not to carry anything into the house over my left
shoulder in case of bad luck, but that’s only an old piseog!’;
Griffin, The Collegians, 104: “Mr. Enright’s dairyman, Bill Noonan
made a pishog, and took away our butter’ (a footnote explains: “A
mystic rite, by which one person is enabled to make a supernatural
transfer of his neighbour’s butter into his own churns. The failure
and diminution of butter at different times, from the poverty of the
cream, appears so unaccountable that the country people can only
attribute it to witchcraft”), Joyce, U., 319.25-26: “‘A pishogue, if
you know what that is’”.