What does it mean to work in free communion? First, one should realize we are here talking about certain underlying principles rather than hard and fast rules. Congregational Illuminism is an open system based upon these principles. Being an open system it is fluid and adaptable rather than rigid and constrained. Free Communion is a verb (i.e. these principles put into practice), or as some may prefer, a particular approach that is adopted to engage in the Work.
Congregational Illuminism is non-hierarchical and non-authoritarian. This means there is no rank or stratification and there is no central authority or “inner circle”. Congregational Illuminism is based on a bottom-up rather than a top-down model. We feel that all too often has it been shown that strict hierarchies within magical organizations have led to petty politics and useless power struggles. We say, do away with all this, level the playing field and focus on the Work. We have no Grand Poobahs. What we do have is an ever-growing number of sincere and dedicated Illuminists who have voluntarily come together in free association with each other to work in unity, openness and peace.
Our goal is Illumination. Our approach is both experimental and experiential. We are not an Order, or a singular organization. Many independent groups have formed. Many individuals contribute in their own ways as well. We view this diversity as a great benefit. We share our gnosis across borders. We peer review our successes and our failures. We feel this approach aids us all in attaining a closer approximation to what is true and to what works. We hold no superstitions sacred. We take a scientific and functional approach to the Work. There is nothing to hide. There are no secrets. There are only our own efforts and struggles towards enlightenment. This is enough.
A list of local bodies and nodes in free communion is given below. A FaceBook Cause for Congregational Illuminism has been created as well.
LOCAL BODIES AND NODES IN FREE COMMUNION
PUBLIC ACCESS FREE ILLUMINIST BODIES
*** Congregational Illuminism ***
Vancouver, British Columbia
Les Cadavres Piquants [Email]
Shiva Solar Temple [Email]
Silver Star Lodge [Email]
Ta Set Maat Temple [Email]
Eye of Horus Lodge No. 15 [Email]
See also in amity the Supreme Sovereign Sanctuary of O:.M:.E:.M:.M:. and its Sanctuaries in Ecuador, Panamá, Argentina, Brasil, Chile, Perú and Bolivia.
Rising Sun Lodge [Email]
For affiliate bodies see -
Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis of Panama
Temple of the Gnostic Church Thelemite Hieroglafica Simon Magus.
Sovereign Sanctuary of the Gnosis of Costa Rica
Logia Hunab Ku
Oasis Hunab Ku
Autireba Lodge No. 11 [Email]
Misir Lodge [Email]
Sanctuary of the Enduring Star [Email]
Incarnadine Lodge [Email]
Also see Liber Incarnadine
Sanctuary of Adam [Email]
Laevus Levus Semita [Email]
Order of the Three-fold Path [Email]
Phosphoros Lodge [Email]
Order of St. George [Email]
Trinosophia Lodge No. 26 [Email]
Perdurabo Lodge [Email]
XM360 Lodge [Email]
Temple of Luna [Email]
Sanctum Sub Rosa [Email]
Crossroads Lodge #654 [Email]
Beginner’s Mind Lodge #213 [Email]
Thee Great Black Lodge on Sirius [Email]
Bayt El Amexem Temple No. 202 [Email]
Disciples of Memphis [Email]
Sanctuary of Theoria [Email]
Non localized bodies
Constellation of Abraxas [Email]
Each body is autonomous and self directed.