"Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law - Love is the law, love under will." - Aleister Crowley
"Gnosis would have no belief and no faith, but direct, conscious experience of the self and the world in which we live. This is a loaded statement, for to be conscious requires a strength of soul that has been rejected by western religion and replaced with faith and belief. That vital soul, the Logos is not inherent but must be forged by one's deliberate effort.
This is the cornerstone that the builders rejected and upon this we build the vital soul. Heretofore, the religions of the world have been telling us all about what allegedly happens to our souls after we die; using a host of false images that offer a vague consolation for the pain and suffering that comes to us in life."
Those words were by Gnostic Brother, Paul Joseph Rovelli who I have the pleasure of interviewing in this episode of the Gnostic Warrior Radio Show and Podcast. Paul is the founder of the Gnostic Church L.V.X. in North Hoosick, New York and author of several books.
In this podcast, Paul discusses his trip down the path of trying to find truth and real Brotherhood through various mystical organizations. A journey that included many inflated egos, sex and drug addicts and dead ends that then led him to the Truth in the Light of Gnosis.
He explains the historical significance and mission of the of the Gnostic Church L.V.X. He also discusses the rites of the Church and how it compares and contrasts in its practices with the practices of others into Magick such as Thelema.
Paul says, "The Gnostic Church of L.V.X. aspires to promote a wholesome Gnostic current; a living theurgy or religion of direct experience as it reveals the true nature of the human soul. 'Moving the soul,' something that people do when they create Art or improvise on a musical instrument put the body into the psycho-autonomic discipline of the Martial Arts, or other such similar types of activities (such as Astral Projection, Lucid Dreaming, et al) that are the core virtue of the human experience.
Traditional western religion has a lot to say on what happens to your soul after you die. But it has very little to say about what to do with your soul while you're alive. Theurgy is the moving of the soul, which is in itself an experiential and not a belief-based system."
The Gnostic Church L.V.X. website: GCLVX.org
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