When Henry Panic was 13 he discovered Anton LaVey and his great work The Satanic Bible. Fascinated with understanding and living the Satanic lifestyle, he read The Satanic Bible again and again, each time picking up a different portion of the Satanic philosophy. Carrying these ideals forward he credits this as a valuable step in his progression into Luciferianism. Panic believes Satanism gave him a great source of foundational ideas to adopt.
At 21, Panic began to study various pagan beliefs systems, out of curiosity. Years ago he was introduced to Odinism and Norse paganism and found the mythology interesting. As he developed a deeper understanding of polytheistic beliefs and pagan structures he found various similarities between the religious beliefs and texts, from ancient Egypt to Hellenistic Greece to the Roman Empire. The stories of their gods were intended to be stories which their followers could learn lessons from. Some followers would try to model their lives after their favored God(s). It was at this point he was introduced to Luciferianism.
Luciferianism was born from Gnosticism but also incorporated pagan influence. Being ignorant to Gnosticism he began to study the religious belief. And as he entered his mid-twenties he found the materialism that he had previously held on to became less important (he was rejecting the “demiurge” influence in favor of gnosis). As he had already adopted the elevated title of “Luciferian” over “Satanist,” his life improved with a rapid uphill. But even those on the highest throne have to be cut down at times.
With Lucifer On My Side covers various philosophical ideas within the Luciferian religion and philosophy. Some chapters will have little focus on the life of Henry Panic and more so just discover the logic behind his reasoning. Other chapters will cover a single event and force the author to review it from every perspective. Either way, With Lucifer On My Side is a daring approach to discuss his personal history and religious ideals.