The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

Catechism II

A. Of the Articles of Faith
These are articles of Faith and not belief; Thelemites don't believe in anything. For this is Scientific Illuminism and not guesswork.

We place no reliance
on Virgin or Pigeon
Our method is science
Our aim is religion

The following are selected lines with exposition:

"I believe in one secret ineffable Lord"
The Bornless and Unnamed God; one Star in a company of Stars

"Father of Life, Mystery of Mystery, in his name CHAOS, the sole viceregent of the Sun upon the Earth"
CHAOS is the disorder from which we create order.

"One Earth, the Mother of us all … in her name BABALON"
Babalon is that which receives all impressions, she retains the pasttimes of the gods.
"The Serpent and the Lion, in his name Mystery of Mystery, in his name BAPHOMET"
The external and the internal aspects of Kundalini; the Serpent represents this force rising through the spine and the Lion is the external manifestation; i.e., semen and ova.
"One Gnostic and Catholic Church…Communion of the Saints"
The universal aspiration of the inner awareness aligning itself with those who have held the torch before us, those who are the Secret Chiefs.

"For as much as meat and drink are transmuted in us daily into spiritual substance, I acknowledge the Miracle of the Mass."
An affirmation of the activity about to ensue, which is the work of Immortality.

"One Baptism of Wisdom, whereby we accomplish the Miracle of Incarnation."
Wisdom proceeds from the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth. The 'One Baptism' is the birth of the Adept whom has risen above this cycle.
"And I confess my life one, individual, and eternal that was, and is, and is to come."
The omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience of being for all Stars.

"Source and reed (not source and seed)"
The Kundalini moving up the spinal cord.The world-ash wonder tree is the phallus. 

B. Of the Raising of the Priest
"By the power of Iron, I say unto thee, arise!"
The energy of life itself is wielded by the Priestess.

"…that thou mayest administer the virtues to the brethren."
The Priest is constrained to act as the vehicle by which the L.V.X. or Solar Prana will be channeled first to the Priestess and then in combination with her, transformed into the Child of which the entire assembly will then commune.

"Be the Priest pure of body and soul…fervent of body and soul."
Sympathetic Magick to create the channeling of energy as the Priest is robed and crowned with symbols for the body of light and the fully arisen Kundalini. This is then amplified by the stroking of the lance and later when the Priest is on his knees before the Priestess.

"By the Power of the lifted lance!"
The aroused penis, symbol of the Sun.
Note:  The Priestess as NUIT does not incarnate; Babalon does, however.  And so it is she, the Scarlet Woman who enters the mass hall to advance to the Dark Cell.  NUIT is 'NOT'…is non-manifestation…the veiled sky.  And so in the opening of the Mass, it is Babalon, the Daughter, awakening the eld of the King, who then in turn, seats her on the 'Summit of the Earth' or the throne; she then becomes the Queen who would then re-conjoin with the King to make the next generation, the next Magickal Childe, the Prince, who is Matter with the Princess being Spirit.  Again, note, the Princess is not manifest in an obvious or apparent way…does not incarnate, but is that infusion of light that awakens the eld of the King.

C. Of the Ceremony of the Opening of the Veil
[The Priest parts the veil]
Penetration of the hymen.
The view of the Priestess is the view of a Goddess with her breasts bare and her arms extended. The rod in the center of this image completes the composition.

D. Of the Collects
"Lord of Life and Joy…we worthily commemorate them worthy that did of old adore thee and manifest thy glory unto men."
The collective consciousness of those assembled along with the Gnostic Saints is invoked and harnessed as an energy source by the Deacon as crosses are aimed at the base of the Priests spine as each Saints name is called.
"Unto them from whose eyes the veil of life hath fallen may there be granted the accomplishment of their true wills."
The grade of Magister Templi may at the very least be attained at death. And there are a few different forms of death; physical death, orgasm, samadhi.

E. Of the Consecration of the Elements
"By the virtue of the Rod, be this bread the Body of God."
The phallus as the procreator transubstantiates the material substance.
"Let this offering be borne upon the aethyrs…"
The completion of the effort thus far, and a fiat that inaugurates the process of transferring energy from the lower physical body to the Immortal body.

F, Of the Mystic Marriage and Consummation of the Elements
The point of transubstantiation and creation of the Magickal Child.  Fire (Priest) and Water (Priestess) make Air, which is the breath or Logos of the Ineffable Lord.
The Priest and Priestess should be healthy and wholly cognizant of what they are doing at this point. Further, they should be Hadit and Nuit respectively and completely in their conscious exaltation as they bellow into the Cup. Otherwise the operation is a failure and an abomination.

G. Of the Functions of the Officers
The Priest, Priestess and the Deacon  with the Children, represent one being centered in the Priest. The Priestess represents the Higher Self of which the Priest becomes absorbed by in his Bhakti Yoga during the ceremony of the Mass. The Deacon represents the Mundane Self that holds all the various lesser egos (Children and Congregation) to one yoke as does the perfection of the Adept. For the establishment of this unity, the Priest consumes the Sacrament.