The Gnostic Church of L.V.X.

The Way of the Warrior

Paul Joseph Rovelli

A Warrior is an impeccable hunter who seeks power. And if enough is garnered, attains true knowledge and the perfection of the spirit. This hunted power is entrapped and stored; and even though power must be expended to maintain one's incarnation, this power is rigidly conserved and used sparingly so that it might swell in its vessel and become knowledge.

"With the vehement appetite of a beast I hunt Thee through the Universe."

Lib. VII, Cap. 1 v. 2

To acquire power one must become available to power. This is done systematically, and with great caution. Everything is calculated and then those calculations are abandoned in order that one may act. That action must be guided by unbending purpose; fending off any interference that may come its way. For a Warrior is attuned to survive in the best of all possible fashions.

"For pure will, unassuaged of purpose, delivered from the lust of result, is every way perfect."

Lib. CCXX, Cap. 1 v. 44

Therefore a Warrior must not be offended by the actions of others. Rather, impeccable control must be maintained over the nature of one's own being. For a Warrior assumes responsibility for all decisions made and all conclusions reached with a conviction so strong that one is ready to die for them. Each step through this time/space continuum must be deliberate and willful.

"Fear nothing. Fear nothing. Fear nothing."

Lib. LXVI v. 58

Power is hunted in an immaculate fashion and not in a drunk or crazed manner, nor with the disposition for wasting time fumbling in the darkness of self-deception. In this way, a Warrior also knows that self-importance blinds one and prevents one from truly understanding or appreciating the worlds about us. For a Warrior has to be perfect in order to deal with the power that is hunted.

"My disciples are proud and beautiful; they are strong and swift; they rule their way like mighty conquerors."

Lib. XC, v. 24

A Warrior knows that everything one does hinges on personal power. For one who has none, these events seem like incredible miracles and magickal feats. Yet it takes power to even conceive of what power is. Still, let it be said that this power is a feeling or a mood that attaches itself to the core of our being and radiates about our aura. This is attained with great ardor and leads most certainly to knowledge.

"Now in this is the magical power known."

Lib. CCCLXX, v.8

The mood of a Warrior involves a process of evolving the spirit. One must master control of the emotions and the reflexive tendencies of the nervous system. The rituals that are performed should be viewed as postures of power. So to become accessible to this power, one should master the astral plane to the point that it is as real and valid as the material plane.

"Thou shalt instruct thy servant in his ways, thou shalt speak often with him."

Lib. LXV, Cap. 1 v. 30

Finally, death is one's eternal companion; always at arm's length; stalking us to the end of our days. It is the only wise advisor for nothing matters outside its touch. A Warrior is mortal; yet with an impeccable spirit which has stored power enough that when death does finally touch us, the Warrior can stall death for just a moment; long enough to rejoice for one last time in the ecstasy of this power.

I saw the ravens of death, that flew with hoarse cries upon the carrion earth, I saw Thee in these.

Lib. DCCCXIII, Cap. 2 v. 7