I - The way of all peace is to scale the mountain of self. Loving others makes the climb down easier. We see all things darkly until love lights the lamp of the soul.
II - Whatever thou lovest, lovest thou.
III - Do not give unto God any human pettiness such as vengeance, wrath, or hate. Negativity is man's alone.
IV - Create your own heaven, not a hell. You are a creator made from God.
V - Turn thy power outward, not inward, for therein shines the Light and the Way.
VI - In faith be like the wind chimes, hold steady until faith, like the wind, moves you to joy.
VII - Know that each life is a path winding towards perfection. It is the step after step that is hard, not the whole of the journey.
VIII - Be simple. Allow no man to judge you, not even yourself, for you cannot judge God.
IX - You are a light in a lonely, dark desert that enlightens many.
X - Let no one convince you that you are less than a God. Do not let fear imprison your spiritual growth.
XI - Do not allow the unfounded belief in demons to block your communion with God.
XII - The body is a living temple unto God, wherein we worship the spark of the Divine.
XIII - God does not create the adversities in life. By your own choice they exist to aid in your perfection.
XIV - Karma is nothing more than honing the wheel of evolvement. It is not retribution, but merely a balancing of experiences.
XV - God allows each person the opportunity for perfection, whether you need one life or a hundred lives to reach your level of perfection.
XVI - Devote your life, your soul, your very existence to the service of God. For only there will you find meaning in life.
XVII - War is profane, defense is compulsory.
XVIII - Death is the act of returning Home, it should be done with grace and dignity. You may preserve that dignity by refusing prolonged use of artificial life support systems. Let God's will be done.
XIX - We believe in a Mother God, Who is the co-creator to our all-loving Father God.
XX - We believe that Our Lord was crucified but did not die on the cross and went on to live out His life in France with his mother and Mary Magdalene, his wife.
XXI - We, the Gnostics, kept this knowledge hidden that Christ's lineage existed for many years and the truth, long-buried is open to research.
XXII - We absolutely reject the Book of Revelations and the Apocalypse.
The tenets form guidelines for living, they embody the philosophy and research upon which Novus Spiritus is founded. Since some of the concepts may be new, the following will help to clarify them.
I - The Way of all Peace
II - Love
You can test this for yourself. Make a conscious effort to beam a shot of love to someone. Do they react? Does something change? Usually it will. Try it on strangers. Watch them closely. You can always love the spark of the Divine within a person, even though not liking their actions or personality.
III - Purity
Negativity abounds in the world. Did God create it? No. Man alone is responsible for it. Through free will choice, some people invert good to make a negative. This is one aspect of your perfection, to choose a path of Light or Darkness.
IV - Creator
V - Power
VI - Faith
VII - Life
VIII - Judgment
IX - Light
X - Growth
XI - Communion
The concept of "sin" has a very tragic history. Novus does not believe in sin (or Karma) as touted by most religions. The fear of sin has caused centuries of grief and oppression for people. It is time to correct the definition. In fact, the original definition of sin was simply to "miss the mark."
We feel that "sin" can only be committed by someone against themselves, and occurs when they willfully, and with malice, endeavor to harm someone. Certainly the other person is harmed, which is bad, but their soul is not injured. Only the soul of the perpetrator carries any scar, and only God and that person can judge proper restitution. There is no damnation or everlasting hellfire. The soul itself will seek to rectify any injustice, with a loving God for guidance.
Unfortunately some churches claim that any deliberate turning away from God, however slight, is a "sin" and will jeopardize your soul. Never! That would imply God is so vindictive as to disallow normal human emotion such as anger, distress, and pain. The fundamental nature of God is love, which implies forgiveness. Can a moment of emotional passion be considered a sin by our Creator? Never, for we believe in an all loving God.
XII - Divine
XIII - Perfection
XIV - Karma
XV - Reincarnation
Novus Spiritus believes that God is all loving. To be consistent with this love, we must have a means to correct our errors. For the path to God is harsh and varied, and we will stumble along the way. An all loving God will account for such weakness and assist in making us whole.
God does not condemn babies and aborigines to hell because they were not "saved" before dying. Every person will have many opportunities to live upon this world. Each life brings you closer to perfection, and eventually, no further lives will be needed. The true concept of being "saved," is to reach that level of perfection ordained for you, by yourself, with God's guidance.
XVI - Meaning of Life
XVII - War
XVIII - Death
Never fear dying. Even if you feel damnation awaits you, it does not. The grace of God will counsel and heal you. Then, when appropriate, you will face another life to balance the soul.
Avoid prolonged use of artificial life support systems. Allow the spirit to leave when the body is spent. Death is never an accident.
XIX - Mother God
XX - Crucifixion
XXI - Christ's Lineage