About EGnU

Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.

Our church, Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis, or Universal Gnostic Church, is an international organization dedicated to the advancement of Light, Life, Love, and Liberty through alignment with the Law of Thelema. Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis (EGnU) was founded by a College of Bishops on the Fourth of July in the Year 2000 C.E.

Membership in Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis is available through baptism, confirmation, and dedication; advancement is independent of and does not require membership in or affiliation with any particular Order. It is a Church wherein all Thelemites may work together.

Much has been written about the history of the Gnostic Church, the value of apostolic succession, and other similar issues by those bent on proving the validity and authority of their own particular lineage and church. However, in Classical Gnosticism, the historical continuum of the visible cosmos was regarded as a creation of inferior and anti-spiritual ruling powers, the Archons. As such they considered it a prison in which the spirit or Divine Spark is trapped in exile. They believed that the goal of existence is to extract the sparks trapped in matter, so that they can return to their true spiritual home.

Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis does not accept or practice this extreme dualistic form of Classical Gnosticism. We acknowledge, as does Tantric theory, that the material elements, properly used, can assist us on the path to Gnosis. Yet there may be an element of truth to the myth of the Archons — the desire for power and authority over others may hinder not only ones own spiritual progress, but may also become an obstacle for those who submit to that authority.

On the other hand, the value of the direct transmission from master to student of the essence of a spiritual practice cannot be denied. As the aim of Gnosticism is spiritual evolution, which in our opinion flourishes best in a heterogenous environment, our Bishops have received and worked transmission from a wide variety of sources: Wicca, The Golden Dawn, Ordo Templi Orientis, the Horus-Maat Lodge, the Nath and Kaula Tantras of India, and the Vajrayana Tantras of Tibet.

Thus, while following in the tradition of the Gnostic Churches of the past and present, such as l’Église Gnostique de France, l’Église Gnostique Universelle, and Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica, we embrace a wider definition of Gnosis and inherit a colorful phantasmagoria of rites and rituals from the many gnostic traditions of the world.

If you are interested in our church, we invite you to join the Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis Community on LiveJournal where you can learn by interacting with members of the church.

Love is the law, love under will.

37 thoughts on “About EGnU

  1. Jay Hidalgo

    Does the Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis have anything to do with the Ecclesia Gnostica Catholica of the O.T.O. and A.’.A.’. which was founded by Aleister Crowley. Please tell me if I can have a free course in the Internet. Thank you!

    1. egnu93 Post author

      Hello Jay. Where are you located? And yes its the same thelemic/gnostic lineage of the OTO and AA which was founded by Crowley.

    2. T Allen Greenfield

      It has an historical link, but the two are not in communion and are unaffiliated. EGnU indeed is an alternative for thosewho do not like a top-heavy structure but want to Work in ecclesiastic Gnosticism.

    1. thank you tau allen for the opportinity

      Greetings all I am in Africa I thing this big opportunity for me to be came bishops and I my tour help my follaws here any help where to start it could be welcome and thank tau allen for give me the opportunity to be here

  2. T. Kohen ha-Gadhol

    Dearest Brother Kendal,
    Do what thou wt shal be te whole of te Law–FREE

    I would bedelighed to share my line of OTO (Order to Ov) as wel a my pat Administrative position in te Caliphae O.T.O. forten years tha I served.

    We also hold an ecclesistical branch, in which I am Reveend / Gnostic Bishop.
    It is EclesiaGnostica vita Univesalis, or E.G.v.U. for short.

    W are currently looking for a biger space t conduc Mass, as well as a Permanent place (Sae where mass is held) to perfom and confer initiations. We do not follow the c.o.t.o. Rituals, although Our Holy Book, or Volume of te Sacred Law is Liber Al Vel Legis.
    We also acknowledg that Liber 49 is the4th Chapter ofthe book of the Law.

    On that note, pease feel free to drop me a line…E-mail might bebeter than a forum such as this. Reverendjlc@gmail.com

  3. allengreenfield

    Our Brother Bishop Greg in Boston is interested in furthering the EGnU Work; I have encouraged him to draft a Bull of Election and I encourage all of you to consider signing the Bull for this excellent Bull.

  4. Abrasax

    Helo guys, one question about OTO and AA heritage. As I check wit official O.T.O. and some sources closed to AA…it seems that you are spreading lies.
    There is no connection between EGnU and these two. On thge contrary, I’am informed that EGnU is nothing more then organisation of desperadoes & dissidents from O.T.O. which ware expelled or left O.T.O. because they left to their EGO to rule over them.
    O.T.O. didn’t want to call these Bishops (at least founders REALY get their Bisshop titles INSIDE O.T.O. and they started new semi-order (Because it’s not just Gnostic Mass) with initiatory system completly stolen from original.

    And, now…my question: How can anione say that: quote: “And yes its the same thelemic/gnostic lineage of the OTO and AA which was founded by Crowley.” end quote. when it’s well known that O.T.O. and especially AA newer, but NEWER have their blessing to this O.T.O wannabee order?

    How can you, my dear so-called thelemites do this? To Lie and Deceive people who are interested in REAL AND TRUE O.T.O and A.’.A.’.?

    How can you constantly LIE and call yourselves THELEMITES?


    1. egnu93 Post author

      I would like to point out that the retired Tau Aleph was consecrated by McMurtry. Tau Hasirim consecrated and initiated almost all of the oto bishops and camp masters. Btw, he has been cross consecrated by several paths besides the oto/egc. You are not the only gnostic or thelemite path. Tell us how much of Crowleys work wasn’t taken from old initiatory rites? Or if you even bothered to investigate any of us. Ill say this as nice as possible. It is our will to be here and we have pure will unassauged of purpose without authoritarian dues or dictatorship. Do what thou wilt and have a nice day!

  5. COLT

    The value of transmission from master to student can most certainly be denied when one acts from the position that there are no reliable authorities, that hierarchies arising from the exercise of arbitrary authority should be refused, and that people have the necessary resources within them and do not need instruction from elsewhere.

    1. Tau Tzaddi

      Brother Colt, word master in terminology has many conotations. As there is the ‘visible object of worship’ or as there are symbols, that have meaning behind it, so are our very own bodies the vehicle of the buddhahood, it’s to ones choice or ‘spiritual preference’ which path to take, from this ‘universal point’, everything in existance may or may not be important to ‘YOU’, and that’s what’s important. How do You correspond to your inner master, or did You need the outter reflection? Also reliable ‘authorities’ is the question itself, but the fact is that if you have a really hard time to find something yourself, there are people who been there and done that and can point you where to look, if that however be your Will. Agape!

    2. egnu93 Post author

      I agree. This is my personal opinion and not one of the EGNU.

      The only reason for the OTO these days is collect initiation/membership dues, and to pay for the right to access OTO documentation and rites, most of it this knowledge is accessible through the internet these days.

      We are suppose to use these tools and wisdom to forge a path and learn to understand the system. Not for us to mimic and recite verbatim someone else’s path, someone else’s way. Every initiate must experience and master and create their own tools and we all are born with the ability. We are to use it as a guide for our own path. If we all play follow the leader, then how do we discover our path or grow? Where are the leaders and pioneers of our age? Lost in a tit for tat over who owns this knowledge?

      It is my will to do it this way.

      A Thelemite is anyone who bases their actions on striving to discover and accomplish their true will,[48] when a person does their True Will, it is like an orbit, their niche in the universal order, and the universe assists them. In order for the individual to be able to follow their True Will, the everyday self’s socially-instilled inhibitions may have to be overcome via deconditioning. Crowley believed that in order to discover the True Will, one had to free the desires of the subconscious mind from the control of the conscious mind, especially the restrictions placed on sexual expression, which he associated with the power of divine creation. He identified the True Will of each individual with the Holy Guardian Angel, a daimon unique to each individual. The spiritual quest to find what you are meant to do and do it is also known in Thelema as the Great Work

    3. egnu93 Post author

      Going to everyone and asking them to tell you how to be you and live your life for advice and depending on that instead of finding a way to take from them what fits, but creating a way to make it more personal so that they can connect with it, it is the experience that really really gets the message across…. is what I think she meant. Meditation and headspace for the active information and frequency to flow is valid transmission as well. Where do you think the original books came to the scribes from?

  6. Mk Matthias

    Hello Tau Greenfield:
    This is the “Matthias” who had written an email to you! I am living in the sf bay area ad would like to get contact with local Free Illuminists! If there are any others in the bay please call me at trismegistus134@mail.com

  7. Tim Scott

    Dear Friends: Would it be at all possible to get the original scans of Lady Drower’s Sfar Malwasia/Book of the Zodiac? I am transcribing all the works I can find by her into text form. The OCR scan you have is quite good but there are places that didn’t OCR right and are hard to make out.
    Thanks kindly for your work!
    T. S.

  8. allengreenfield

    Relayed FYI:
    Dear Bishops,

    Salutations in the Light of the Gnosis!
    May the blessings and peace of the divine be with you. I am very Humble to write to you this morning, with high hopes of gaining your support in my quest to become a Gnostic Catholic Bishop (Wandering Bishop). So, I will very respectfully as for your support. I wrote this short line so you can understand a little bit of myself.

    In the past months I have been communicating with Tau Greenfield about my interest in the Templarism, the Gnostic Church and in the Ancient and Primitive Rite of Memphis-Misraim which I lead a group of 20 in Puerto Rico. I am also very interested in receive initiation into Martinism as well as their is no Martinist in PR with the ability to Independently initiate. Also, I am interested in Theurgy. In the past I received the Scottish Rite 32°.

    I currently live in Puerto Rico (a USA Territory), I am a Afghanistan Combat Veteran. In my professional “profane” capacity I teach crisis management, and served a Security Management Consultant. In my Spiritual capacity I am proud to walk the Interfaith path, where I offer Spiritual Counseling, Religious, Community and Social Services to all. I have received Ordaination as Buddhist Priest/ Hospice Chaplain who has practiced Tendai, Pure Land and Zen Buddhism. Also, hold de office of Tendenshi, Ordained Priest in “Tendo” (Japanese Taoism).

    I also hold the highest level of service as Shihan (Master) of Traditional Japanese Reiki-ho. I have devoted in many ways my life and work in the service and care for people in crisis, mentoring wellness and wellbeing. During my military career I served in many specialties honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard during 911 in a Law Enforcement capacity, and later I join the U.S. Army Special Operations Community, and I served as a Civil Affairs Operator and Team Leader, with the United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne). CAPOC is the Army Social Services personnel. They identify critical requirements needed by the local citizens in combat or crisis situations. Primarily responsible for providing social and religious services, researching, coordinating, conducting and participating in the planning and production of civil affairs related documents, while enabling the civil-military operations of the US Dept. Of State or the supported of DoD commanders.

    My combine background have provided me with extensive experience in providing spiritual and pastoral care to folks in need. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss any questions. I am at your service. I can be reached at 571-432-8863, or email me at dieppabryan@gmail.com.

    Please let me know if you will be so kind to sign my petition (Bull of Election), so i can add your name to the document as soon as possible.

    In advance, thank you for your time and consideration.


    Rev. Bryan Dieppa

    LinkedIn is: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryan-dieppa-chs-v-ssi-crc-a8099b5

    NOTE: I also mail or CC this email on FB the following Bishops:
    -Tau Ogdoade-Orfeo IV
    -Tau Ty
    -Shin Pixie Kleio Urania
    -Tau Harpocrates
    -Shin Asherah Iustus

  9. John Knight

    GNOSIS and other Gnostic experiences (I.e. – Marian apparitions, ghosts, angels, Cryptozoology) are rooted in the technology of advanced alien civilizations. For example, the Burning Bush of Moses and The Transfiguration of Jesus Christ in The Holy Bible would be examples of Gnostic overlays of the visual cortex of the human brain, so one is seeing something that isn’t actually there, and, hence, can NOT be photographed. So, too, Bigfoot. The Silicon Valley technical term is “Augmented Reality”, as in recent gaming sensations Pokémon Go, a seamless blend of reality and total fiction. I point this out because you can NOT depend on traditional Gnosis to be True.

  10. James Oscar Pitre

    I am interested in learning more about the EGnU. I live in Seattle and I wish to meet other Thelemites in my city or area. Thelemites that are unaffiliated with OTO. Do not understand me wrong. I have admiration for the OTO/AA and what they have done to keep the Thelemic light alive. But at this time in my life, an order that is Masonic grade based would not work for me; and I also do not want to attend the Gnostic mass just to get spiritual food and sustenance and not join. I can be reached at sacred_sanctuary@juno.com
    93 93 93
    J. O. P.


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