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"Take Me Home" is a collection of first person narratives that together tell a story about Lucifer. This story was born out of an interest in Lucifer as an angel rather than as the stereotypical representation of evil.
After reading the alternate story of Lucifer's fall from grace below, it occurred to me that Lucifer's fall from grace might not be irreversible. Humans have been sent to the physical plane to wrestle with good and evil and we are here to learn by experience and hopefully find our way to Heaven. What if Lucifer and all the fallen angels have their own lesson to learn? What if they were cast out of Heaven and into the harshness of Hell to find their own way home much like we have been?
From Wikipedia article on Lucifer:
Joseph Campbell (1972: p.148-149) illustrates an unorthodox Islamic reading of Lucifer's fall from Heaven, which champions Lucifer's eclipsing love for God:
"One of the most amazing images of love that I know is Persian – a mystical Persian representation as Satan as the most loyal lover of God. You will have heard the old legend of how, when God created the angels, he commanded them to pay worship to no one but himself; but then, creating man, he commanded them to bow in reverence to this most noble of his works, and Lucifer refused – because, we are told, of his pride. However, according to this Muslim reading of his case, it was rather because he loved and adored God so deeply and intensely that he could not bring himself to bow before anything else, and because he refused to bow down to something that was of less superiority than him. (Since he was made of fire, and man from clay.) And it was for that that he was flung into Hell, condemned to exist there forever, apart from his love."