The doctrinal orientation of the church was based on extant Cathar documents, with the Gospel of John , and a strong influence of Simonian and Valentinian cosmology. The church was officially established in autumn in Paris, France. Liturgical services were based on Cathar rituals. Clergy were both male and female, having male bishops and female " sophias ". Doinel was "spiritually consecrated" in a spiritual experience in and not into a line of apostolic succession. Under the name Jean Kostka , Doinel wrote a book attacking freemasonry, entitled Lucifer Unmasked , in which he associated many of his prior activities with the diabolic.
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It is the first Gnostic church in modern times. At the end of , Doinel abjured his Gnostic faith and converted to Roman Catholicism due to the Taxil hoax. The patriarch Bricaud claimed the spiritual heritage of John of Patmos.
In addition, the E. The Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica E. Although Gnosticism is seen as heresy in an orthodox Christian sense, the E. Interestingly, also in this Thelemic-Gnostic milieu an Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis eventually rose, in reaction to the Patriarch of E. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Part of a series on Gnosticism. Gnostic sects. Influenced by. Influence on.
Basic concepts and symbols. Reintegration Universal Pentacle Ieschouah Tetragrammaton. Martinist organisations. Related organisations. History of Martinism and the F. Translated by Bogaard, Milko. Morrisville, North Carolina: Lulu Press. Paris: Librairie Chamuel.
Gnostic Church of France
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