The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

Liber Immortalitas vel Luciform


For the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall rise incorruptible ad we shall be changed. For this corruptible body must put on incorruption, and this mortal body must put on immortality.–I Corinthians XV.52-53

Free Radicals are produced in the cell by the Mitochondria that are the tiny structures inside cells acting like furnaces and manufacturing most of the energy that is used by the body. They are the molecules inside cells that strip other molecules of vital electrons. And this of course, produces cancer and the aging of the cells. Modern physics teaches us that electrons themselves are also involved in a process called Beta Decay, integral in converting hydrogen into helium in the Sun. At the sub-atomic level, a neutron is converted into a proton employing the Weak Nuclear Force and causing an electron and a neutrino to be emitted.

This leads us to wonder about the true nature of the Mitochondria. Certainly we know of the phosphorylation, that ligh that holds the two strands of the nuclear DNA together. But this extra-nuclear DNA, which as we’ve suggested before (Cf. Liber LH) seems so integral to human immortality as evidenced by the maintenance of matrilineal bloodlines amongst the ancient Egyptians. And here we can note the importance of Pranayama, remembered by the Hindus as the Mitochondria utilize ninety-five percent of the oxygen consumed by a cell to convert food into fuel. Oxygen of course, fuels the fire of any furnace, including the Alchemical Furnace.

Mother searched for a mantra that would produce a certain vibration to activate the cells of her body to sentient consciousness (Cf. Liber Vox Viva Voce vel Video). And of course, Mantra Yoga is a form of Pranayama. Oxygen is a food for the Alchemical Furnace so that as the Alchemist, John Reid III so eloquently points out in his book: Alchemical Gnosis:

Light and air are the fundamental food sources for all life on this planet. The air carries within it the vital charge that animates all life on this planet…Hydroponics and aeroponic indoor or outdoor soil-less growing systems have shown this. Plants like the rest of life on earth receive a nutritional quotient from the air. Breathing is not just respiration it is also an act of eating.

These misplaced electrons or Free Radicals bond indiscriminately with other molecules in a process called Oxidation. They then cause the Mitochondria to respond chaotically, creating a cascade of cellular pollution that lowers energy levels and can cause cellular mutation and even cell death. The mutation often leads to cancer and both symptoms together and separately, cause aging. So we can say that Free Radicals cause more Free Radicals in an insidious process that leads to human mortality. The very oxygen that we need for our survival is also the cause of our ultimate death.

Telomeres are structures on both ends of every chromosome, containing a repeated DNA sequence suggesting a holographic structure not that different from the theories proposed by Richard and Iona Miller. However, as cells divide in their routine process of Mitosis, the Telomeres of the new cells become shorter and shorter until ultimately a signal is sent to the cells so that this process stops and Senescence ensues. In short, the cell begins to age and decay, though it remains alive. This may seem like a bad turn for the life of the cell or set of cells in a physical organ. But the upside is that because the cell can no longer divide, there is no chance that a tumor can form from this cell.

So far, the function of oxygen and oxidation has been addressed. But in getting back to John Reid III’s quote, there is also mention of light as the other of two fundamental food sources on this planet. And phosphorylation has already had so far, a brief mention. Oxidation it seems is unavoidable and may in itself not be a terrible thing as mutation of necessity does not have to me synonymous with cancer; but may also suggest the idea of evolution. The proper employment of the light of phosphorylation through the induction of a vibration as hinted at in the Masonic legend of a lost ‘Word,’ seems to be what Mother was certainly after. And on the other hand, this light as it is may be the source of power that might indefinitely sustain the senescent cell if we can but find a way to make it work as such.

Some physicists suggest that light waves are actually vibrations emanating in a fifth dimension with the other four of course being the known space-time continuum. This is considered a key that combines Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity with James Clerk Maxwell’s Electromagnetic Theory. Electromagnetism of course, is also a key to Dion Fortune’s work as discussed in such documents as: Sexual Polarity in Magick and Qabalistic Magnetism. It is one of the four powers in the theory of physics, seemingly corresponding with the four elements of Western Magick. It’s that fifth element found in Hindu Magick and corresponding to the invention of the ‘Ether’ by nineteenth century physicists.

We certainly know that light interacts with matter and may even be the source of matter. String Theory provides us with the idea that these curved, one-dimensional strings of light do nothing but vibrate in order to emanate the various sub-atomic particles that make up all the atoms of the Atomic Table and from which all the forms of matter are comprised. So it seems not too far a logical leap that this string at the sub-atomic level and the phosphorylation at the cellular level have a mutual correlation in form and substance but only different on the seemingly illusory level of generation.

It is mind and the microcosmic level and Universal Mind at the macrocosmic level that can even conceive of light. And through the function of Will or the bud-Will, it can direct it (Cf. Liber Laiad vel In Occultus)…if but only for the proper mantra, that lost Word.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God; and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was made nothing that has been made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness; and the darkness grasped it not. John I I.1-5

Light is defined in physics as electromagnetic radiation of any wavelength.