Ralph Waldo Emerson; an American Trancendentalist and one of the most influential Americans to have ever lived. And we would not be wrong to say that his view on life and the human soul is entirely Gnositic. His essay on Compensation connects what one does with the core of one’s nature. One can’t be other than what one does., which is also a core ideal of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X. This takes one to a different idea on what karma is. In what we do, we affect ourselves; simultaneously with the world around us. The idea of karma, as a universal mechanism of reward and punishment is a false. Nature has no concern for human ideals or enforcing them.