Celtic Gnostic Church -
The Church of St Mary & St John
of St Mary & St John (ChurchSMSJ)
and its associated closed family only Gnostic Magick Order - Ordo
Infinitus Orbis (OIO)
are based on ancient teachings passed through a hereditary tradition.
The ChurchSMSJ also claims lineages through Mary
Magdalene and John
The Baptist from
a surviving bloodline tradition which predates the Abrahamic faiths of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as Eastern religions like
Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism.
The emphasis of their teachings is the returning of the Divine Feminine to
public awareness. The Gnostic
is the Mother, the matriarchal Aeon of
the past, the Father, the current patriarchal Aeon and the Divine
Androgynous Child, the Aeon they claim we are currently moving into, known
as the Aeon of Veritas, when all truths will be revealed.
The Church of St Mary & St John comprises
of an esoteric Church and magickal Order (not to be confused with Roman
Catholic churches of the same name), along with various other Orders and
organisations under the protection of the Church. Although the Church
claims ancestral lineages to very ancient Gnostic teachings its more
public face - The Church of St Mary & St John, was first founded in March
2011 by Tau
Tia L Douglass and Tau
Graham T Suddick.
Its inner Orders, the main being - Ordo
again from ancestral lineages of Gnostic teachings which predate the
Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam as well as Eastern
religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, and Taoism, was given its current
public face in March 2009 by Tau
Tia L Douglass.
Temples and other buildings
The Church and Order can and do set up Temples wherever they are. No
dedicated building is needed or required, some ceremonies take place
outside. It is a strong Gnostic Theolalite belief that we need no fancy
buildings or to set our roots down in one spot, we can be at one with the
Divine wherever we are, because in truth we carry it with us, inside.