In 1978 on a visit to Montsegur in the Cathar country of South West France, Colin Bloy had dowsed in a meadow where 300 Perfecti were burned alive in 1244. The dowsing revealed a Latin text which referred to the rebuilding of a church in Andorra in 1986.
Proclamation of the Church of Love
In March 1985, Colin Bloy was prompted to write the proclamation of the Church of Love – he said the words were not his – and this Church was proclaimed in Andorra on Good Friday, 28th March 1986.
Colin said: “This was written by my hand, but I would not claim authorship; it was taken down in ten minutes – just like that!”
“Although this was written to fulfil a fourteenth century prophecy that the Cathar Church would be restored in 1986, I believe it is a statement relevant to all Fountaineers and that we too are part of the Church of Love.”
“It’s a bit of a special church and I don’t want you to get confused over the word ‘church’, because it means ‘communion’, ecclesia in Greek, nothing more.”
The Text of the Proclamation
In accordance with an old prophecy…
The Church of Love is proclaimed in 1986.
It has no fabric – only understanding.
It has no membership – save those who know they belong.
It has no rivals – because it is non-competitive.
It has no ambition, because it only seeks to serve.
It knows of no boundaries, for nationalisms are unloving.
It is not of itself because it seeks to enrich all groups and religions.
It acknowledges all great teachers of all the ages who have shown the truth of Love.
Those who participate practice the Truth of Love in all their daily being.
There is no walk of life or nationality that is a barrier.
Those who are, know. It seeks not to teach but to be, and by being, enrich.
It recognises the collectivity of all humanity and that we are all one with the One.
It recognises that the way we are may be the way of those around us because we are that way.
It recognises the whole planet as a Being, of which we are a part.
It recognises that the time has come for the supreme transmutation, the ultimate alchemical act, the conscious change of the ego into a voluntary return to the whole.
It does not proclaim itself with a loud voice but in the subtle realms of loving.
It salutes all those in the past who have blazoned the path but paid the price.
It admits of no hierarchy or structure, for no one is greater than another.
Its members shall know each other by their deeds and being and their eyes and by no other outward sign, save the fraternal embrace.
Each one will dedicate his or her life to the silent loving of their neighbour and environment and the planet, whilst carrying out their daily task, however exalted or humble.
It recognises the supremacy of the great idea which may only be accomplished if the human race practices the supremacy of Love.
It has no rewards to offer, either here or in the hereafter, save that of the ineffable joy of being and loving.
Its members shall seek only to advance the cause of understanding, within whichever church, group or family they happen to be.
They shall do good by stealth and teach only by example.
They shall heal their neighbour, their community and our Planet.
They shall know no fear, and feel no shame and their witness shall prevail over all odds.
It has no secrets, no arcanum, no initiations save that of the true understanding of the power of love and that, if we want it to be so, the world will change but only if we change ourselves first.
ALL THOSE WHO BELONG, BELONG, THAT IS THE CHURCH OF LOVE.
Many churches, groups and sects are impositions by the few on the many, preying on weakness.
The Church of Love is the reverse, it liberates and promoted individual strength.
Such vestigial structure as it eventually may have, must come from those who know they are a part of it.
Anyone who would like to understand more about the “Church of Love” as envisioned by Colin Bloy are invited to contact Suzanne Thomas, the Editor of Fountain International Magazine at http://fountaininternationalmagazine.com/
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Bless you all for reading this.
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Montsegur is my personal photograph from 1993
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