above, membership in the Church of
Gnostic Luminism will be defined as
general agreement with the Church’s stated positions, as roughly outlined
in this document. If, after reading it carefully, you find yourself to be in
essential agreement with it, then you are a member already. You need only
make yourself known to be recognized.
There will be no “dues,” but members will be asked
to contribute what they
can, however they think best, to ongoing and potential Church projects.
All decisions, at every level, will be made by
unanimous consensus of all persons involved. There will be no hierarchy; every
person will have an equal right to propose projects and volunteer for tasks.
The membership of the Church of Gnostic Luminism
will be a cooperative network of sovereign individuals, united and focused on
the common goals of attaining higher consciousness and quickening worldwide
social evolution, for the mutual benefit of all sentient beings.
Members will be invited to affirm their dedication
to the pursuit of personal and social Illumination (Revelation and Revolution),
ceremonially, in the presence of other members and invited guests.
Members who are qualified, or who accept training,
may volunteer to fulfill specific tasks for the Church, including the following
Priest and Priestess: will prepare and organize ecclesiastical functions,
including rituals and ceremonies; and may provide counseling and the healing
Scribe: will maintain the Library and Archives of the Church, oversee the
publication and distribution of Church documents, and handle official Church
Alchemist: will undertake the acquisition, production, and oversight of
the physical sacraments of the Church.
Missionary: will promulgate the message and mission of the Church to the
Knight: will pledge to establish and maintain the security of the Church.
Responsibilities may include such areas as maintaining telecommunications
privacy, protecting the security of meetings and offices, and interfacing with
legal officials. Special Crusades may be proposed and undertaken, such as, for
example, a concerted attempt to end the persecution of the psychedelic churches.
Ambassador: will communicate and intercede with other Churches, other
social organizations, and the general public, on behalf of the Church; will
handle the Church’s public relations.
The Church of Gnostic Luminism will seek
communication, dialogue, and ecumenical association with other Churches and
spiritual organizations that share essential aspects of our doctrine and belief.
We are a part of a broad, largely clandestine movement of consciousness based
spirituality, and we look forward to an eventual thaw in the world’s political
climate that will allow us to proclaim and practice our religion without
persecution or repression. The following groups have publicly expressed certain views
that are congruent with our own.
Church of All Worlds,
Church of Cognitive Therapy,
Church of Cognizance,
Church of the Awakening,
Church of Reality,
Church of the Sacred Mushroom,
Church of the Universe,
Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica,
Ecclesia Gnostica Mysteriorum,
Fane of the Psilocybe Mushroom Association,
Gnostic Church of
Israel Zion Coptic Church,
Minnesota River Valley Sanctuary,
Peyote Way Church of God,
Rainbow Family of
Temple of the True Inner Light,
Universal Life Church
Groups that wish to be added to or deleted
from this list, please get in touch.