There are several levels of training for both the Rosicrucian Mass and the Gnostic Mass; for all the dignitaries in these rites and all rites and feasts of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X. Certain principle concerns are presented here for the general survey of the work of the Sanctuary of the GCL.
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One should come to understand the nature of Gnosis as a philosophical system and how Thelema is a modern expression of this ancient mode of expression. An on-going and thorough investigation of the documents contained in these particular links will prove to the be the life-blood and spirit of the church.
There are several levels of training for both the Rosicrucian Mass and the Gnostic Mass; for all the dignitaries in these rites and all rites and feasts of the Gnostic Church of L.V.X. Certain principle concerns are presented here for the general survey of the work of the Sanctuary of the GCL. It is the duty of the officers of the church (collectively known as the Council of Elders) to have a thorough understanding of its sacraments, traditions and celebrations. This leadership guides the community to wholeness and sanctity.
Deacon Training – Study in Morality & Virtue
The Deacon is the leader of the community; the church and the Rosicrucian Mass is a community and a communal rite. To that end, the Articles of Virtue and the structure of ‘contending forces’ in the Universe should be discussed in a comprehensive essay on the Rosicrucian Mass and from the perspective of your own experience in this world and this life.
Acolyte Training – The Art & Science of the Eucharist
A eucharist is a shared, communal meal that binds a community in the shared expression of soul; moving as an egregore to make the many, one…and to make the one, many. The eucharist of the Rosicrucian Mass is a ‘Eucharist of Five Elements’ as discussed briefly in the chapter entitled Alchemy & the Eucharis in Magick in Theory & Practice. The Doctrine of the 4 Yods should be studied and summarized and incorporated into an essay that also includes an examination of the different types of eucharist discussed in MITP.
Child – Study in Sacred Vestiture
Sacred Vestiture is a study in the symbolism of apparel and in our case, the vestiture goes deeper than the garments warn by the officers of the mass. Such apparel clothes the body as the body is also clothed by the Khu. The nature of shaping the Khu is yet deeper than taking on the appearance of the body, but also can draw to it shapes that give it the energies of gods, goddesses and other elemental beings. This is referred to as the ‘assumption of god-forms.’ The child of the mass should have some success in this by assuming the various deities of the Egyptian pantheon. His or her diary notes of these practices should be presented.
Deacon – Study in the Preparation of Sacred Space & Communal Leadership
The Deacon should be able to perform the Opening by Watchtower. He should also write an essay about the community of the church he or she is seeking to Deacon that first discusses its present circumstances and then presents a vision of where the Deacon intends to lead the community.
Priest & Priestess Training – This is a whole separate issue that includes an intense study in the Breviary of the GCL. And in addition, The Sea Priestess by Dion Fortune should be read.
The Private GNOSTIC MASS
Instructions will be provided to the Priest and/or Priestess upon his or her Ordination.