Sexual Energy = Holy Spirit
The Church of Gnostic Luminism will recognize and
acknowledge that human sexual energy is a supremely sacred manifestation of
the creative life energy of the universe, having in and of itself the actual
presence of the highest Divinity. It is the magic that makes new life emerge
into the world.
The Body is a Temple
The human body is the temple or dwelling place of
the Holy Spirit, according to the Christian New Testament (I Corinthians 6:19).
In the Luminist view, the “Holy Spirit”
is the spirit or energy of life itself, the intrinsic source and fountain of all
Holiness (and the source of
or “being, consciousness, and bliss”).
Sexual energy (the “libido” of Freud, the “orgone”
of Reich, Eros or Shakti) is the active, passionate, magnetic
aspect of the Holy Spirit of Life, the source of the Poetic Imagination and all
aesthetic arts, the “Energy” of William Blake.
The organs of generation are the sanctum
sanctissimum, the “holy of holies” of the body/temple. This fact is
recognized in the Hindu religion, where the lingam and yoni are
personified as deities. Worship of the Incarnate Divinity in this most sacred
sanctuary may take diverse forms. In the majority of cases they do not involve
procreation, which is a sacrament in its own right. Repression of this worship
as “sin” is blasphemy and tyranny. Writes Blake:
Let the Priests of the Raven of dawn, no
longer, in deadly black, with hoarse note, curse the sons of joy.
Teachings about sexual morality in the Church of
Gnostic Luminism will be focused on maintaining conscious awareness of the
sacredness of this Living Energy as it manifests in us, while avoiding and
eliminating anything that profanes or degrades it. No external moral codes will
bind the sovereign individual in this matter, except for the words of the
Goddess Nuit in
The Book of the Law:
Love is the law, love under Will
...take your fill and will of love as ye will,
when, where, and with whom ye will! But always unto me.
The Sacrament of Marriage
sincere desire of sovereign individuals to unite in Holy Matrimony will be
honored and recognized by the Church.
The sincere desire to end one’s marital relations
will be recognized as well.
The Sacrament of Procreation
Gnostic Mass, the official rite of the
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholicæ, are these words:
Be the hour auspicious, and the gate of life open
in peace and in well-being, so that she that beareth children may rejoice, and
the babe catch life with both hands.
Bringing souls into incarnation on Earth is a most
sacred duty, and it should be approached
consciously, and should be planned and prepared for by ceremonial purification,
meditation, and devotion. Acknowledgment of the incarnating entity should be
made ceremonially and telepathically. From this secure beginning, the new
arrival will have the best chance of getting an early start on the lifetime’s
spiritual work, and progress will be made toward the Church’s goal of global
The technologies and alternatives of contraception
should be freely available to all, beginning at the age of puberty. The Church
of Gnostic Luminism will work toward full realization of this goal at all levels
of society. Natural cooperative methods of birth control exist, and these will
form a standard part of the Church’s curriculum of religious education, along
with information about herbal contraceptives.
A sovereign woman has the right to choose whether
or not to carry a pregnancy to term. The Church of Gnostic Luminism recognizes
this right: the State cannot extend its jurisdiction of authority to the inside
of a woman’s womb; it is the most sovereign of territories.
However, we also recognize the fact that the fetus
is alive even before its life is distinct from that of its mother.
The unborn child is usually fully incarnate,
aware, feeling, drifting in dream, a coherent “self” by the third or fourth
Telepathy between mother and unborn child is quite
possible and quite real, as many mothers will attest. Abortion is an act of violence
that inflicts agony and trauma on both fetus and mother. The Church of Gnostic Luminism will seek to provide nonviolent
alternatives for women in need, including prenatal care, midwife networking,
child care, and adoption. Our goal will be to build a secure, “life-friendly”
community in which mothers will be encouraged to “give life a chance.” Also,
through political action and education, the Church of Gnostic Luminism will work
toward social reforms that will provide economic security for all, thereby
relieving the desperation that drives many women to consider abortion.
The Tantric Arts
The lore and science of
includes esoteric techniques of working with the sacred energies of sexuality
for mystical or magical ends. This lore forms an essential part of the
acknowledged spiritual tradition of the Church of Gnostic Luminism. Instruction
in these matters will be made available privately.