Followers of the God of the Bible & the Quran may be interested to learn that the entity known to us as Satan, Lucifer or the Devil, can be directly equated (via the Mystery Schools) with what was known to the ancients as the 7 planets, that is, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, the Sun & Moon. This being, generally regarded by the Abrahamic religions as the opposer of the God of Abraham & Moses, can also be identified as the ruler of our own Earth (see 1 John 5:19 etc). As for the rest of our planets; Uranus, Neptune & Pluto, there can also in one aspect or another also be an association made, albeit a tad less exactly.....what the hell is going on?
'....in The Celestial Hierarchies, Dionysius expands on [St] Paul's comments, giving a systematic account of the nine orders of angels. The lowest is the Angels & above them are the Archangels, including Michael, Gabriel & Raphael. The third order in the heirarchy is called the Principalities by Paul. These have a care for nations. The next order is called the Powers. These are the angels of the planets, who have a special role in the shaping of biological forms & also human consciousness. They are the spiritual beings referred to in Genesis as the Elohim. The angels above the Powers are the Virtues, the Denominations, the Thrones - the 'Timelords' - & the Cherubim, the twelve angels of the constellations.'
- Jonathan Black (The Sacred History).
Sun; 'I invoke Thee, the Terrible & Invisible God: Who dwellest in the Void Place of the Spirit: - AR-O-GO-GO-RU-ABRAO "Thou spiritual Sun! Satan, Thou Eye, Thou Lust! Cry aloud! Cry aloud! Whirl the Wheel, O my Father, O Satan, O Sun!"
- Aleister Crowley (Liber Samekh)
Moon; 'Certain Luciferians hold to an alternative interpretation of Lucifer, mainly the belief that Lucifer is a hermaphroditic being composed of a female-aspect named Lucifera & a male-aspect named Satan. It is this female-aspect of Lucifera that these Luciferians worship or esteem. Hearkening back to the older usage of the title, these Luciferians may even refer to Lucifera with the name of a pagan goddess. The 'Romanized' version of the Egyptian goddess Isis, with her solar attributions, is a popular alternative name used by these Luciferians to refer to Lucifera.'
'The cat, a lunar symbol was sacred to Isis, herself the Moon in one sense, as Osiris was the sun' - Madame Blavatsky
Mercury; 'the Egyptian God of Wisdom -Thoth, Tat, Seth, Set, (the later Sa-tan), or Hermes, who are all one, "Sons of the Serpent-god" or "Sons of the Dragon,"
- Madame Blavatsky (The Secret Doctrine).
(Mercury is the Roman equivalent of Hermes)
Venus; "Lucifer represents the individual intellect & will which rebels against the domination of Nature & attempts to maintain itself contrary to natural impulse. Lucifer, in the form of Venus, is the morning star spoken of in Revelation, which is to be given to those who overcome the world.'
- Manly Hall (All Seeing Eye).
Mars; 'Nergal (hero), one of the chief Assyrian & Babylonian deities, seems to have corresponded closely to the classical Mars. (2 Kings 17:30) It is conjectured that he may represent the deified Nimrod.' - http://biblehub.com
'The identity of Nimrod, however, & the Egyptian Osiris, having been established, we have thereby light as to Nimrod's death. Osiris met with a violent death, & that violent death of Osiris was the central theme of the whole idolatry of Egypt. If Osiris was Nimrod, as we have seen, that violent death which the Egyptians so pathetically deplored in their annual festivals was just the death of Nimrod.'
- Alexander Hislop
Jupiter; 'Jupiter is not only the King planet & Lord of Heaven in the AS ABOVE, it is also the morning star, blazing star, & the Star of Bethlehem of the bible. The brightness of this morning star can be best seen in December & January, right around when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, who in the King James bible, both Jesus & Lucifer are called the morning star. For example, we see Jesus call himself the "bright morning star" in Revelation 22:16 "I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root & the Offspring of David, & the bright Morning Star," & it is also applied to Lucifer, where we see the term appears in the context of an oracle against a dead king of Babylon, who is addressed as הילל בן שחר (hêlêl ben šāḥar), rendered by the King James Version as "O Lucifer, son of the morning!" & by others as "morning star, son of the dawn'
Saturn; 'This "Devil" is called Satan or Shaitan, & regarded with horror by people who are ignorant of his formula, &, imagining themselves to be evil, accuse Nature herself of their own phantasmal crime. Satan is Saturn, Set, Abrasax, Adad, Adonis, Attis, Adam, Adonai, etc.'
- Aleister Crowley
Incidentally, 'Saturn, the old man who lives at the north pole, & brings with him to the children of men a sprig of evergreen (the Christmas tree), is familiar to the little folks under the name of Santa Claus, for he brings each winter the gift of a new year.'
- Manly Hall
Earth; 'Then the devil led Him up to a high place & showed Him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. “I will give You authority over all these kingdoms & all their glory, he said. “For it has been relinquished to me, & I can give it to anyone I wish. So if You worship me, it will all be Yours."
- Luke 4:6
The probable answer lies in the old Hermetic axiom of 'As above, so below'. Manly Hall tells us that the ancients always associated the 7 known planets with 7 deities, each deity presiding over certain aspects of human, natural & cosmological phenomena. 'He who understands the secret of the 7-Rayed God will comprehend the method employed by Bacon to accomplish his monumental labor' (Manly Hall). I assume Hall is alluding to Francis Bacon's 'New Atlantis', in which he refers to a 'Ben Salem', Salem being the 'Evening Star' (Satan in the Mysteries) etc & Ben being Hebrew for 'Son', - the Uranus, Saturn, Jupiter concatenation are known to Classical scholars as the 'Divine Dynasty', Freemason means, 'Son of light' etc, & after all, the planets are the progeny of the sun.
Moreover, mentioned in Mystery Babylon 4, Manly Hall has Diodorus describe two ancient columns in Sinai, one to Isis & one to Osiris, the one to Osiris in part states; 'I am Osiris the king, who led my armies into all parts of the world, to the most thickly inhabited countries of India, the north, the Danube, & the ocean. I am the eldest son of Saturn'. This would make Saturn the father of the sun, however, Aleister Crowley says Saturn is Satan & that Satan is the 'sun in the south. In calling him the 'Lightbearer', Manly Hall identifies Horus with Lucifer, making Lucifer the son of Osiris & Osiris the son of Satan, which doesn't make sense if we take Crowley literally & we've no reason not to, so either someones confused here or these terms have other meanings & of course they do, for instance Saturn is 'Time', Osiris represents the 'Secret Doctrine' & Horus is another term for the full body of Initiates in the Mysteries. They have other meanings as well, one being connected to the triune constitution of man, what was originally (exoterically) the three phases of the sun developed into the three 'natures' of man, spirit, soul & body (esoterically) & a whole plethora of symbology thereafter.
The septenarial (my word) method of encoding corresponding heavenly & mundane phenomena was brought over into more familiar expression thus; 'The Jews borrowed their Sabbath from the ancients, who called it Saturn's day & deemed it unlucky, & not the latter from the Israelites when Christianized. The people of India, Arabia, Syria, & Egypt observed weeks of seven days; & the Romans learned the hebdomadal method from these foreign countries when they became subject to the Empire. Still it was not until the fourth century that the Roman kalends, nones, & ides were abandoned, & weeks substituted in their place; & the astronomical names of the days, such as dies Solis (day of the Sun), dies Lunae (day of the Moon), dies Martis (day of Mars); dies Mercurii (day of Mercury), dies Jovis (day of Jupiter), dies Veneris (day of Venus), & dies Saturni (day of Saturn), prove that it was not from the Jews that the week of seven days was adopted' http://gnosticwarrior.com/the-vedas-and-the-bible-chapter-9.html/8
In any case we literally invoke these deities erm, on a daily basis.
Bill said in his book that NASA intended to ignite Jupiter by crashing the satellite Galileo into it which would set off a nuclear reaction, turning the planet into a mini star. In the book/film 2010: Odyssey Two (1982) by Arthur C. Clarke, the planet Jupiter is ignited & turned into a star by a man-made spacecraft crashing into it, which is named thereafter, 'Lucifer'. Jupiter failed to ignite in 2003 after Galileo was plunged into it's atmosphere but it does appear to have caused multiple, enormous nuclear explosions on the planet. I remember watching something about it on the television at the time however, information nowadays on the internet concerning this is scant & suspect. This could have been a trial run though, because this September (2017) Cassini is to be dropped into Saturn;
'The region between the rings & Saturn is 'the big empty,' apparently, commented Cassini project manager, Earl Maize, of Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.'
Of which Crowley disciple Jack Parsons was a founder.
Bill always said that at the heart of all this was the Luciferian Doctrine....so to paraphrase my fellow north western Englisher Stan Laurel, it most Satanly is.