The Gnostic Church
Now we are going to teach the devotees of the Virgin of Carmel the path of true Christianity.
Let us study the third chapter of the first Epistle of the Apostle Paul to Timothy; let us read:
“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.
“A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behavior, given to hospitality, apt to teach; not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous; one that rules well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
Nature is always a virgin mother. Nature is always a virgin, and always a mother. Nature is an austere and kind mother.
The consciousness of nature teaches the shy little bird to build its nest. The consciousness of nature beats in the heart of the tree, in the heart of the timid worm that crawls on the ground, in the heart of the eagle that haughtily flaps its intrepid wings above the gigantic masses of granite, which project their towering battlements into the blue of the sky. The consciousness of nature teaches the child to find his mother's breast, and teaches the birds to lift in flight. The consciousness of nature gives shape to all things, organizes the petals of the flowers that imbue the air with perfume, and order the movement of the stars amidst the magnificent orchestration of infinity.
Miracles of the Virgin of Carmel
All of us who know the mountain know that the Virgin of Carmel is a tireless worker.
Often a devotee is cured of some incurable disease, and then, filled with admiration, exclaims, "A miracle done by the Virgin of Carmel!"
What the devotee ignores is that the Virgin of Carmel has had to work intensely in order to be able to heal the sick body.
On other occasions, a devotee has been saved from dying tragically, thus, full of admiration, he exclaims, "A miracle!" Yet the devotee ignores the supreme effort, the enormous sacrifice, the magnitude of work that the Virgin of Carmel had to perform.
In our former chapter, we stated that when the body sleeps, the soul roams about in the sacred mountain.
During the hours of sleep, the soul is occupied in the same exchanges and activities as the day.
When outside their bodies, merchants buy and sell in their stores, without realizing that they are outside their body.