Church of Gnostic Luminism


XI. Scriptures, Saints and Prophets





The Church of Gnostic Luminism will recognize the traditional religious writings of all cultures as Holy Writ, with the proviso that certain dilutions and corruptions of the original Divine Inspiration may have occurred, in the writing itself, or in the transmission of it over generations and centuries. Therefore the rule of syncretic and eclectic evaluation in the light of each aspirant’s own Gnostic Illumination applies to these writings, as to all.

In addition, certain other writings, ancient or modern, that are not included in any established canon, but that bear witness to True Inspiration, will be recognized by the Church as authoritative scriptures.

The following are among the primary Scriptures recognized by the Church of Gnostic Luminism:

the Tao Te Ching

the I Ching

the Bhagavad Gita

the Mahabarata

the Vedas

the Upanishads

the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali

the Ramayana

the Srimad Bhagavatan

the Kama Sutra, the Ananda Ranga, and the Yoni Tantra 

the Dhammapada

the Diamond Sutra and the Heart Sutra

the Bardo Thodol (Tibetan Book of the Dead)

the Papyrus of Ani (Egyptian Book of the Dead)

the Stele of Revealing

the Golden Verses of Pythagoras

the Zend-Avesta

the Corpus Hermeticum

the Nag Hammadi Library
and other extant Gnostic texts

the Holy Bible, including the Apocrypha

the Qur’an

the Marriage of Heaven and Hell
and the other Prophetic and Illuminated Books of William Blake

Morals and Dogma
of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Freemasons by Albert Pike

OahspeUrantiaThinking And Destiny

The Aquarian Gospel

Septem Sermones ad Mortuous (Seven Sermons to the Dead), a channeled document received by Carl Jung

Life Eternal And Its Work

Liber AL vel Legis 

The Holy Books of Thelema

Saints and Prophets

Certain persons, both historical and contemporary, will be recognized by the Church of Gnostic Luminism as Saints and Prophets. Such recognition implies that these persons have shown evidence of Divine Inspiration to such a degree that they have contributed measurably to the spiritual evolution and liberation of the human race. This recognition does not necessarily imply “perfection” or infallibility, however; and as in all things, their teachings must be evaluated by the syncretic/eclectic method in the light of each student’s own Gnostic Illumination.

The Church of Gnostic Luminism will honor the Collect of the Saints from Crowley’s Gnostic Mass.

Additionally, the following will be among the figures particularly selected for recognition:

Legendary figures, which may have a historical basis although exoteric knowledge of their Earthly lives has been lost, or is uncertain:

Lao Tzu

, Rama, Shiva

Siddhartha Gautama
, Padma Sambhava

Zoroaster a/k/a Zarathustra

, Melchizedek, Solomon, Christ

a/k/a Tahuti, Hermes Trismegistus


Merlin Arthur

  Historical figures:


Jaques de Molay

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Adam Weishaupt

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St. Francis

Joan of Arc

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Giordano Bruno

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Baruch Spinoza

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William Blake

John Humphrey Noyes

Helena P. Blavatski

Aleister Crowley

Mohandas Gandhi

Black Elk

Wilhelm Reich

Aldous Huxley

Timothy Leary

Terence McKenna


Albert Hofmann


Contemporary figures:

Stephen Gaskin



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