[This statement was prepared on the In Free Communion working group, with special thanks to T Allen Greenfield and Brother Kibrick]
At this important point in the evolution of the Western Magical Tradition, it is becoming increasingly apparent that restrictive forms of gnosis based upon “grade systems” are becoming irrelevant for many who are attempting to perform the great work at this time; that is perhaps why you have read this far. Congregational illuminists operating on the principles of Scientific Illuminism find that, although some may have worked alone for extended periods, they may be living in a place on the Earth where they have no contact with others who may benefit from the sharing and developing research that could be usefully applied individually and collectively.
All congregational illuminists are dedicated to the furtherance of the Great Work, through themselves and through mutual aid.
The NEXT STEP, may be that you want to set up your own centre of working. Free Illuminist bodies are just that – free to choose forms, write their own charters (samples are available as general ideas), be involved in such community organizing as a chartered lodge under the Rite Ancien et Primitif de Memphis-Misraim, or affiliated with the Ecclesia Gnostica Universalis (EGnU), which focuses on the spiritual form such as Celebratory Masses and Liturgical work, or being totally autonomous bodies or nodes in voluntary communion with other illuminist bodies to whatever extent a local body or node deems appropriate.
List of public access local bodies and nodes: