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.
Genius is the Holy Spirit indwelling your body. And it is wrong to say that it is trapped there; though it longs to be free. Inherently, it then works with the body to create your soul. From there, you simply have to express yourself; bringing out that which is within you into the field of human history and society in general. So go thou forward and speak, write, build, mold, construct, sing, paint, dance and compose; play…play and play. This is the beauty of life and that which we bring to enhance the collective beauty of our culture. It is no coincidence that Sefira at the center of the Ruach; the center of our soul is called Beauty.
We emerge from the unconsciousness of our birth to the development of a sense of self. But as we live in the modern world, the struggle is for overcoming the alienation that comes part and parcel with living. In order to do this, we need yet, to develop ‘a sense of life’–that feeling of beingness that informs us of our inherent divinity. Mythology has always been the key to this for all cultures and in all times. Both Joseph Campbell and Carl Jung have shown us that despite the apparent differences in the stories in each of these cultures, they have all produced parallel ideas; the collective unconscious being that which intimately connects the whole of the human race.