The unsure and those afraid to face themselves can easily be convinced to adopt an ego-loser metaphysical viewpoint in order to escape the pain of one’s neurosis. But when a spiritual teacher is telling you to do this, it sets up an hierarchical power structure between the two of you. The result is that the student is then placed in a subservient position and becomes co-dependent; a dysfunction situation. You must come to know yourself; who you are and you must learn to derive your own meaning from your sense of being. So in other words, you must face your neurosis in order to become whole.
In order for any being to find life both viable and worthwhile, that being must find meaning and build the determination ‘to be.’ The same can be said for the beingness of the GCL. Our church must facilitate a wholesome and intentional community that seeks to bring out the genius in every individual in that community. Otherwise the church has can find no meaning and is not viable in itself. Community must define our church, as our church must define our community; and they both bear a direct relationship with each and every one of our identities.
The caring for humanity involves addressing man’s perception of the Universe and his place in it. In molding how people think, one can influence the tide of human thought and the egregores we build into our personal and social structures. The most influence one can really have is a very subtle affect cast into the human psyche that is in part, what is meant when it is said the Master of the Temple cast his star into the heavens.
So don’t underestimate the large affect such can have on the body politic. There are those that have defined their age in history. And all has come from an idea and the drive one person has to promulgate that idea.
That we have the capacity of being filled with awe ties in so perfectly with our capacity to become inspired or filled with spirit. Indeed, they are two aspects of the same component of the human psyche. We tremble with joy in the same manner that we tremble with fear; trembling being the key physical response to that which can be evoked within our consciousness.
The Gnostic Process is something easily applied, as you go about the tasks of your daily life and apply them to the overall strategy of your life in striving for the goals you’ve set for yourself. You’ll meet the world of contending forces and discover those contending forces in yourself. This will create a struggle the births experience and maturity. All of this informs you of who and what you are and serves the ends of heightening your awareness of the world. So that the intuitive relationship you build with both becomes your personal key to enlightenment.
Magick is a trap for the ignoble and immoral. It presents itself to us in a glamour-laden package that attempts to seduce our prurience and power-lust. People approach it in the hope of producing miracles in their lives that will bring to them money, lovers, fame and power over others. Yet, Magick is a word that is synonymous with wisdom and is all about one’s spiritual development. You can read books on how to evoke spirits and begin the practice of Magick and you will become beguiled. Or you can read books on philosophy and the ongoing quest of the human soul and find yourself counted upon the nobility. Mercury the trickster god offers you this choice.
The Gnostic Church of L.V.X. has a plan; a dream of life and living that wants to leave more than a philosophical mark on the world. We want to enhance the lives of our congregants in practical ways that will underpin our quest for nobility in this life. The formation of community, as Plato states, frees us from the tyranny of nature. And in the present life, we also hold out for liberation from the tyranny of time. For a spiritual life is impossible without the time to pursue it.