The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

An History of the Cult of the Dying God

Adapted from Marcelo Motta's 'Letter to a Brazilian Mason'

by: Paul Joseph Rovelli

Please note that what follows has been extrapolated, edited and reorganized so that the reader might at a glance see the factional relationship between those who have preserved the mysterious covenant between that which is divine and all nations and the Roman Catholic abomination that still inflicts itself against us. Much of the argumentation presented will be without the benefit of the references given in Motta's original writing to support his arguments. This is meant to be a synopsis of his master work that it might fit into a more practical size for the space considerations of this journal. It is urged of our readers that they consult the original work and hence the original sources listed by Mr. Motta. 

The Myth of Jesus and the Formula of the Dying God

Long before the legend of Jesus Christ there was a man who reached in the highest grade the sense of his own Godhead; and this man died in analogous circumstances, but not identical circumstances, to those narrated in the Gospels. Accounts of these older myths are now lost in the night of time. He was the original of the Hanged Man, of the Sacrifice, of the Tarot. The Egyptians knew him by the name of Osiris.This legendary man was the originator of the Formula of the Dying God. This is the formula of the Death of Asar in the Pyramid, which is retold in Masonic rites of the Hiram tradition, the most perfect of which is the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The Grade 33 degree of this Rite means an Incarnation of the Logos; the Descent of the Holy Ghost; the manifestation in flesh of a Christ; the Presence of the Living God.This Initiate, who is the true original of the evangelical "Jesus Christ", was a spiritual son of Krishna, or rather of Vishnu, of whom Krishna was the main avatar; and his Word was INRI, which is a modification of development of the Word of Krishna, AUM. This Formula is of major Antiquity. But His Word hath spread into many lands, and we know it to-day as INRI with the secret IAO concealed therein. And the meaning of this Word is the Way of Working of Nature in Her Changes; that is, it is the Formula of the Magick whereby all Things reproduce and recreate themselves.Yet this Extension and Specialization was rather the Word of Dionysus; for the true Word of Krishna was AUM, importing rather a statement of the Truth of Nature than a practical Instruction in detailed Operations of Magick. But Dionysus, by the Word INRI, laid the Foundations of all Science, as we say Science today in a particular sense, that is, of causing external Nature to change in Harmony with our Wills."This Initiate, whose carnal name is unknown today, and whom We know under the name of Dionysus (which may have been his carnal name, by the way; it became common enough in Asia and Greece after he passed through!...), lived and worked approximately five hundred years before the so-called "Christian" era. He was mentioned by one of the Jewish prophets, Isaiah, in several passages of the Book of Isaiah. Such passages were studied with deep veneration by the old Essenes, who knew their occult meaning.As to the name "Jesus", in Hebrew it is written IHShVH (pronounced Jeheshuah). Please note that this is IHVH, Tetragrammaton, with Shin (Sh) in the midst. Shin is the letter representing at the same time the elements of Fire and Spirit, and in the center of IHVH it equilibrates the Four Blind Elemental Forces of the Demiurgus. Jehovah - the Word of Moses - becomes Jeheshuah - the Word of Jon. In this Word you have the Cruc ified God, in it you have the Pentagram, the Sign of Man, the Flaming Star of the Sanctuary; the Cross unfolded into the Five Elements: Fire, Water, Air, Earth and Spirit; here you have the Qabalistic key of the Christian Tetragrammaton, INRI, whi ch means among other things, Igne Natura Renovatur Integra, that is: By the Fire (of the Holy Ghost) Nature is Completely Renewed.The basic difference between Christianity and the religions which preceded it was that the Mystery of Osiris, until then revealed only to carefully chosen aspirants in the deepest recesses of the most remote sanctuaries, was openly given to the world. Before the Aeon of Osiris, during the Aeon of Isis, men worshipped God, in one of Its multiple images adapted to the spiritual vision of different individuals and different nations, in the same way a child loves and worships its mother: as Someone who protects, feeds, gives comfort, occasionally corrects or punishes; but always someone external to themselves.It was from Egypt that came the Current of Osiris, which, due to the diversity of peoples and languages, and to the difficulties of communication on the material plane, was reflected in different points of the Indo-European continent in different forms, but always following the basic formula of the Slain God. The current began approximately in 500 BC An ecstatic from Asia Minor, whose adventures became folklore, and who eventually c ame to be known under the name Dionysus, travelled through Greece, Asia Minor and India, teaching the new formula of Racial Initiation.The revelation of the Mystery of the Death of Osiris awakened men to the consciousness that they, themselves, are the divinity incarnate. The Aeon of Virgo-Pisces, with its vibrations adapted to the ideas of devotion and self-sacrifice, made Racial Initiation possible on a large scale; but it is necessary that you should understand that the Mystery of Osiris dates from the highest antiquity.About the time attributed later by the patriarchs to the "birth of Jesus Christ", a Greek Initiate gave new life to the Mysteries of Apollo and Dionysysm re-established the cult of the Spiritual Sun and the Logos, performed thaumaturgic wonders and, in short, made such an impression that the Roman Alexandrinians were forced to include several "miracles" in their evangelical potpourri s o that their "Jesus" might equal the prodigies attributed to Apollon of Tyana. At the same time, they proclaimed that Apollon had been sent by "Satan" to ape the "miracles of Jesus", drawing people away from the "true Christ"; and they destroyed systematically all authentic documents of the life of Apollon, leaving only the fantastic and unbelievable Vita, attributed to a "pupil" of that great Adept.

The Roman Patriarchs and the Council of Nicea

The documents included in the so-called New Testament, that is to say, the Four Gospels, the Acts, the Letters and Revelations are forgeries perpetrated by patriarchs of the Roman Church at the time of Constantine, called "the Great" because he allowed and helped this deceit. Constantine never had any dream of "In hoc signo vinces". Such legends are shameless lies invented by the Roman patriarchs of the next three centuries, during which all historical records of the beginning of the so-called "Christian era" were completely altered.What really happened at the time of Constantine was that the bishops of Rome and Alexandria, of common accord, went privately to the Emperor and pointed out to him that the Roman religion was followed only by a minority of patrician; that almost the totality of the population of the Empire was Christian, belonging to one of numerous sects and congregations of the provinces; that the Empire was disintegrating due to the discrepancy between the faith of the people and the faith of the patricians; that the continuous uprisings of the warrior Essene sects of Palestine incited the provinces against the authority of Rome; and that, in short, Constantine's only chance of keeping his Empire was to accept the Roman Alexandrinian version of Christianity, in which case the bishops would advise the people to cooperate with him, In exchange Constantine was to help the bishops destroy the influence of all other Christian sects!Constantine accepted this political pact proposed by the bishops of Rome and Alexandria. He made their version of Christianity the official religion of the Empire Consequently, religious leadership passed into the hands of the church fathers, who, helped by the Emperor's army, began a "purge" much along the lines of modern Russia. The heads of independent Christian sects were imprisoned, their temples interdicted, whole congregations were sacrificed in the arenas of the provinces and of Rome and Alexandria.

Consolidation of the Church and the Purging of Dissent

The Greek Gnostics, heirs of the Mysteries of Eleusis, were accused of infamous practices by castrated fathers like Origen and Irinaeus (castration was a quaint method of keeping chastity which Roman Alexandrians took from the Cult of Attys, from which Romish psychology originated).The Essenes were doomed by the trick of making the Jews the villains of the Passion-Play of the Gospels; and with the final dispersion of the warrior Jewish tribes to the four corners of the Empire, the Roman-Alexandrine Church secured its position, and was able to dedicate itself completely to what has been its specialty ever since: helping the tyrants of the world to keep enslaved all true men.The Roman patriarchs, anxious to conceal their crimes, specially their persecution of Christians belonging to other sects or churches, and anxious to declare themselves the only true Christians, destroyed all authentic documents they could lay their hands on (this was particularly easy to them, since from Constantine on they were the keepers of the records), and replaced them by forgeries representing them as oppressed by the emperors. In reality, they fawned upon those emperors from their very inception - the Cult of Attys was the only one in Rome to which patricians were allowed to go by law.What was the need, you may well ask, for this pitiless persecution of Gnostic and Essene sects? As to the Essenes, the reasons were political and dogmatic. About one century before they so-called Year One there was born in Palestine a master whose name is unknown (though some scholars presume it was Ionas, or Jonas). This master created a new system of Essenism, founded many branches of this Jewish-Coptic fraternity, and gained a great following in Asia Minor. Many documents were written about incidents of his life and doctrine. He was a Christian Adept, that is to say, he upheld the thesis that every human being is a temple of the Living God; he gave witness of the Logos and the HolyGhost, and his impact on the religious thought of the times was such that the Roman-Alexandrine patriarchs, writing their "history of Jesus Christ", were forced to include him to avoid suspicions. The called him "John the Baptist".In this way, the Roman Church assimilated into its liturgy a whole pantheon of "heathen" gods, turning them into completely imaginary saints and martyrs; the only Christian martyrs of early Christianity were the Gnostics and the Essenes, whom the Roman Alexandrians denounced to the Emperors. Examples: Those who worshipped the Christ under the shape of an ass (Priapus); those who worshipped the Christ under the shape of a fish (Oannes); those who worshipped the Christ under His Name Iacchus, or Dionysus. 

The Inconvenience of the Cult of Pan

But there was a heathen god whom the Roman Church was unable to swallow, because his exploits were too virile to be attributed to a Roman "saint", necessarily a castrate, either in body or in spirit. On the other hand, his rites were so vital, so universally popular in the provinces, that it was impossible to expect that the people would forget him; after six centuries of Roman Alexandrian tyranny he was still known and adored: the god PAN, the god with the horns and goat's hooves. Therefore, not being able to make him a saint, they made him the devil. The Roman Church fought the rites of this god during several centuries. The festivals of Pan were orgiastic - hence their popularity - and were celebrated at the Equinoxes and the Solstices.Eventually, the Roman Church was forced to incorporate these festivals in its liturgy, having found it impossible to eliminate them; and very sagely made of them the most important festivals of the cult to "Our Lord Jesus Christ": Easter, Christmas, St. John the Baptist's Day, and St. Jon the Apostle's Day. Eventually, the Gregorian reform shifted "Christmas", which at the beginning was as moveable as Easter and fell on the Solstice; and having at last absorbed the orgiastic ritual that took place then (remnants of such orgiastic aspects are, for instance, "kissing under the mistletoe". It was more than kissing in the old days!...), the Roman priests fixed the date as the 25th of December.Since then the Romans, their later derivates, and several spurious occult orders celebrate on that date the "resurrection" or the "birth" of the Sun; this because the Winter Solstice is the moment when the Sun, having reached the maximum of its Southern declination in the ecliptic, begins its return North, taking the warmth which will renew the life of vegetation in Spring. But who was, from the Initiatic point of view, this Pan? He was, as any and every god of any and every land of any and every period of the world's history, one of the forms under which either the Spiritual Sun, who is the true Father, or his First-Born, who is the "Beast", are worshipped.This Beast varies according to the precession of the Equinoxes, because the Equinox of Spring moves, due to the dislocation of the vernal point, from sign to sign of the Zodiac approximately every twenty-five hundred years; and in the Zodiac, signs are always alternately represented under human and bestial form. In the late Aeon, the vernal points fell respectively in Virgo and Pisces, the Virgin and the Fish; in the preceding Aeon, the fell in Aries and Libra, the Lamb and the Justice (the woman with sword and scales of the old Romans); at present, the vernal points fall in Aquarius, that is, the Woman with the Cup (BABALON), and in Leo, that is, the Great Wild Beast (THERION).The god Pan is merely a hoary formula of the Logos, dating from the Aeon of Cancer-Capricorn..... Here is the bogey-man of the Roman priests reduced to its true proportions. Reduced?... Well, it is a matter of point of view... We can't go deeply into this question of the "Horned One", nor into the whole symbolism of horns, nor into the full story of the struggle of the Roman Church against the Cult of the "Devil"; a Cult which, let us say in passing, despite all its efforts Rome was never able to destroy. We will here limit ourselves to say that this was the god worshipped by the "witches", who preserved his orgiastic rites in spite of all the diabolical persecutions, absurd calumnies, and dreadful risk of death by fire and torture imposed by the Roman Church not only during the Middle Ages but even during the XVIIIth century-and which, were it not for the patient and silent work of the Masons, true Christians, that infamous church would certainly impose to this day. 

The Roman Propaganda Machine and its Sorcery

After Romans and Alexandrinians established their theological domination in the Concilium of Nicea , and instituted the dogma of "Jesus Christ" as a historical character and as the "one and only" Incarnation of the Word, the few Gnostics and Essene initiate who survived the "purge" continued, under the utmost secrecy, the original and pure tradition of the Minor Mysteries of Egypt and of the Formula of Dionysus. Several times, during the last fifteen hundred years, one or another group of those Initiates attempted to re-establish openly their cult. Whenever they did this, the Roman Church intervened with insane fury, slaughtering men, women and children, to the point that, as was the case with the Albigenses, even medieval captains, men made brutish by the violence of the savage battles of the times, became disturbed by the massacre and went to ask the Pope whether, maybe, they were not killing innocent people along with the guilty (the Albigenses died so virtuously, you understand). And it was on this occasion that the Bishop of Rome honored the "Christian" tradition of his church with these memorable words: "Kill them all; God will know his own." The slaughter included even newborn babies.Again and again you find this message in the Gospels; but always twisted or conditioned or explained away by Roman Alexandrian interpolations and theologisms. The result is that sometimes "Jesus" speaks as a saint, as a true Incarnation of the Word; more often speaks as a fanatic and a sectarian. Contradictions of this type pile on one another. This is the result of the editing and interpolation of the Roman Alexandrinians. They copied, adapting to their temporal needs, Essene documents describing the preaching of Jonas (among others, the Sermon on the Mount). They inserted "miracles" of the type that had been attributed to Apollon of Tyana. They arranged a dramatic Mystery of the Passion on the molds of the cults of Mithras, Adonis, Attys, Dyonisus, Oannes - a thing necessary to make of their "Jesus" incarnation of the Logos of the Aeon of Osiris - they Dying God. They mixed truth and lies so carefully that during almost seventeen hundred years every Christian who sought the Word in himself - the only place where it can be found - met, on the threshold of his own soul, with this insidious phantom, this blasphemous chimera, this the logical nightmare: "Our Lord Jesus Christ". "Worship me!" cries the Egregora. "I am the son of God; you are nothing but a worthless and sinful creature, damned from birth and destined to hell were it not for my sacrifice; and without me you will never reach heaven!"Maybe you begin to understand, the abysmal nature of that which we call the Great Sorcery? After sixteen hundred years of vitalization by multitudes of worshippers, and the absorption of the empty shells of priests, nuns, friars and fanatics who allowed themselves to be vampirized by it, the Egregora does exist in the so-called "astral plane"; and it is a demon that is to say, an illusory entity, It is not a true Microcosm, but a gestalt of vitalized shells, a focus for everything that is negative, defeatist, maudlin, bigoted, introverted in human nature - a morass completely hostile to progress and to the spiritual evolution of mankind.The result is that the Roman Alexandrine Church, losing touch with the Logos of the Aeon of Osiris, became the instrument of demonic forces - that is, of illusory forces, egoic forces - and gave itself from then on to astounding errors, to unspeakable cruelties. Consequently, the true Christians withdrew from that church at the very moment when it triumphed, allying itself to the princes of evil of this world, over its Gnostic and Essene "rivals". They withdrew, and continued their work silently through all the ensuing abuse and persecution; and eventually, to counter more efficiently the effects of the Great Sorcery, they created Masonry.

The Sorcery of the Roman Church

Once upon a time, some angels sinned (further on they explain what sin is). The wicked angels are called devils. The wicked angels went to hell (they must have a hell, you understand. Think how wretched were those children, who never knew there is a hell until they met with the Church of Rome!). Why did God create us? (petitio principii - as usual.) God created us to know Him (in the Roman version), to love Him and serve Him in this world (parents breed children because they need slaves - no superhuman being could have another incentive...), and afterwards to go and be with Him in heaven (every nice dog deserves a reward).The Roman version of the Creator shows very little creative imagination! But the folly goes on: Adam and Eve were happy in Paradise. However, one day they committed sin. What is sin? Sin is a willful disobedience against the law of God of THE LAW OF THE CHURCH (emphasis is mine. Please notice that the cunning gentlemen are doubly secure. First, because they themselves wrote the "law of God"; second because they themselves write he law of the church!...).Jesus died on the cross to save us from sin (the no longer know what is Jesus, and they never knew what the cross is). God rewards the good and punishes the wicked. The reward of the good is heaven. The punishment of the wicked is hell. Heaven and hell WILL NEVER END (the emphasis is mine). Not only does God have no imagination, he also has no mercy, to say nothing of a sense of humor!.This "God" is a demon - made in the image of those who preach him! Who goes to heaven? Everybody who dies without serious sin goes to heaven. Please notice that it isn't necessary to be virtuous, gay, courageous, fair, honorable, to go to heaven. The positive virtues have no meaning for "Christian" children a la Rome; it is enough to die without "serious sin" to go to heaven. In Revelations, Chapter III, vv . 14-22, what the AMEN has to say to the Church in Laodicea! Who goes to hell? Everybody who dies with serious sin goes to hell.In this way, the gentlemen of Rome can both keep their cake and eat it. If you are not baptized (by them) at birth, you are doomed at least to purgatory; and if you aren't absolved (by them) at death, you are doomed at least to purgatory (please remember that purgatory is a comparatively recent invention, issued when people started complaining the Rome showed little charity to men; in the beginning they had only hell as an alternative to heaven).And your life between birth and death is completely subordinated to them: communion, sacrament, confirmation, marriage, confession... Please remember, that all this theology that threatens with eternal torment those who do not accept it, all this syndrome of repression, of psychic and social slavery, all this machination is based on the deliberate and conscious lies of the patriarchs of Rome and Alexandria! Truly, they might boast: "Quantum nobis prodest haec fabula Christi!" 

The Roman Catholic Legacy

The renewal of the arts, of the sciences, of human freedom, never came from Rome; it came from the Masons, from the Arabs, from the Jews, from the Pagan heritage uncovered in the Renaissance, from the German, French and English Protestants, from the invasions of the Norman pirates, even from the hordes of the Tartars and the Turks; never from Rome. Consider the evidence of history! During a thousand years the feudal system, made odious precisely by the abuses due to the alliance of the church with the feudal lords, oppressed the population of Europe. Then came the Reformation – and with in a century the system had practically vanished.Roman Catholic England was a petty little island lost in the map of Europe; there came Henry VIII, expelled the Jesuits, created Anglicanism - and in two generations England had defeated Roman Catholic Spain, had become the greatest naval power in the world, and was on the way to build an empire mightier than the Caesar's.France decayed under the Roman Catholic Valois; there came Henri IV, protected the Huguenots, was murdered because of it; but within a century the France of Louis XIV would dazzle the world. Protestants colonized North America; compare the advance of civilization in North America with Central and South America, colonized by Jesuit priests!The countries in the world where, at present, Romish dogma prevails, are from fifty years to a century delayed in material progress; and morally, in certain areas, they are from five hundred to a thousand years in arrears. Protestant countries are much better off. But unfortunately, even the Protestants are not free of the taint of "original sin" and the guilt complex, nor from the belief in the necessity of "salvation", using as they do the evangelical "texts" fabricated by the Roman Alexandrinians. 

The Masonic Reformation

The Ancient Rite, or rather, the Great Lodge of England, was organized, and the entire Rite reformed, by a certain Elias Ashmole, a Jew, who was a Brother of the R.C. The R.C. (which exists with this name in the world only since the great initiate who concealed himself under the name of "Christian Rosenkreutz" began his movement which resulted first in the Renaissance, then in the reformation, and finally in the American and French Revolutions) is responsible for the Mystery of the Logos – the Mystery of the Christ. It is their task that this Mystery be never lost by mankind. Whenever by men's error, by the oscillations of human karma, of by the laws of chance, the transmission of the Word and the Sign, that is, the apostolic succession, is threatened, it is the R.C., under one of its many veils (it never uses openly that name of R.C.!), through one or more of its Brethren, who reminds mankind of the spiritual meaning of Incarnation; of the Covenant of Resurrection; of the Great Work, that is: the Establishment of the Kingdom of God upon the earth.The R.C. never interferes in any way with the organization or direction of Masonic rites; nor do their Adepts, inaccessibly, seek admission in such rites. Only, sufficient information is publicly released, and sources for research are suggested, through which Masons may, themselves, re-establish the spiritual meaning of their mysteries. The Great Order that has no name is symbolized by the Eye in the Triangle; and this is the Collegium Summum. This is often a source of surprise to aspirants; for, reaching certain perceptions, they discover that Masters who seemed to preach completely opposed doctrines (as for example Mohammed and Jonas) are seated side by side in the Council of Adepts.From the mystical point of view, "no one reaches the Father except through the Son"; consequently, since every Christian Adept is an Incarnation of the Word, distinction of the Solar Christ from the Inner Christ is merely an illusion of the profane. Ego sum qui sum, says the Initiate - AHIH, I AM THAT I AM. When the late Aleister Crowley was being "judged" (it was then that the presiding magistrate called him "the wickedest man in the world"), the prosecutor asked him: "Is it not true that you call yourself the Great Beast of Revelation?" Crowley, who was accustomed to expect the worst from his fellowmen, answered with the patience and wit which were natural to him: "This name only means The Sun. You may call me `little sunshine'." That is: call me Adept, that is, Jeheshua, that is, Mason 33 degree, "little sunshine" = Minor Sun, Tiphereth.This confusion between the Adept and his Father appears even in "John the Baptist" – that picturesque tour-de-force by which the Roman Alexandrinians separated Jon, the Essene Master, from his sermons. Effectively, "John the Baptist" says: "I am the Voice (that is, Word) that shouts in the Desert (that is, in the Abyss)". The most ancient symbol known for the Word is the Eye of the Egyptians; and the Eye is in the Abyss. This is the Eye in the Triangle, and this is the true Baphomet, the Secret Chief of all Masons. Below the Abyss, he is represented by two Adepts, one in the WhitePillar, another in the Black Pillar. The White Adept is the Adeptus Exemptus, and he promulgates the Law. The Black Adept is the Adeptus Major, and he enforces the promulgations of the Exempt Adept. 


All men are children of God. All men are capable of realizing upon earth the Kingdom of Heaven, which is with in us. We are all members of the Body of God, we are all Temples of the Holy Ghost, and it is enough to cleanse the Temple - which does not mean to castrate oneself physically or psychologically! - for the Presence to manifest Itself. There is no "Jesus, only son of God" to be worshipped; and any people who support such a possibility are either deceiving or deceived. It is written in the "Gospels": Ye shall know truth , and truth shall make ye free. And it is also written, in the holy originals, blasphemed and betrayed by the Roman Alexandrians, that Jon looked smilingly upon the multitude, and opening his arms cried: You are the Way, and the Resurrection, and the Life! For it is eternally true that the Word makes Itself flesh; and at this very moment, indwells us.