THE LUMINIST MANIFESTO

THE FUTURE BEGINS NOW

 

 

Our Motto:

“HEAL THE EARTH
THAT GAVE US BIRTH...

SEIZE THE STARS
WHOSE WEALTH IS OURS!”

Our Goal:

ABSOLUTE INDIVIDUAL LIBERTY AND PERSONAL SOVEREIGNTY  FOR ALL EARTH CITIZENS


The LUMINIST MANIFESTO is a preliminary proposal for the formation of a new church. It was written by Dale R. Gowin in 1995 behind the walls of a U.S. prison, where he was incarcerated for use and distribution of certain  controlled  plants and chemicals which he used as spiritual sacraments. (For more information on the author’s arrest and imprisonment, see his essay Confessions of an Amerikan LSD Eater.)

The Manifesto was revised following the author’s parole in October 1996. It is in continuing revision. The author invites comments, suggestions, and criticism as input for the revision process.

Read the evolving annotated version of the Manifesto by clicking on the links below, or select the plain text version for the basic text without annotations. A PDF version is also available, and print copies are available from our bookstore.

 

CONTENTS:

INTRODUCTION

The Consciousness of Transcendent Unity and the Gestalt Consciousness of All Being

Revelation and Revolution

 

ESSENTIAL CONCEPTS

The Society of the Future

The Syncretic / Eclectic Method

Gnosis

Luminism

 

UTOPIANISM, ANARCHISM, AND THE RAINBOW NATION

Early Utopians and Anarchists

The Utopian / Communitarian Movement

The Anarchists

The Rainbow Nation

 

HOW CAN TRUE KNOWLEDGE BE ACQUIRED?

Reason

Intuition

Technologies of Consciousness Expansion

 

REVELATION

Universal Truths

The Holographic Universe

The Golden Thread

 

A CANON OF REVEALED TRUTH

The Unity of All Life

The Universality of Consciousness

Life as a Form of Energy

Reincarnation / Spiritual Indestructibility

Telepathy / The Pre-Glacial Golden Age

 

POST-REVOLUTIONARY SOCIETY

(R)evolution

The Organic Metaphor

Consensus Decision Making

Universal Citizenship

The (R)evolutionary Critical Mass

 

ETHICS

Thelema / True Will

Karma / Divine Esthetics

Personal Ethics

Social Ethics

Environmental Ethics

 

SACRAMENTS OF THE PROPOSED CHURCH

TANTRA: THE HIGHEST WORSHIP

THEOLOGY / RITUAL AND CEREMONIES

SCRIPTURES / SAINTS AND PROPHETS

CHURCH STRUCTURE / AFFILIATION


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