Who is Samael Aun Weor?
Created on Saturday, 01 January 2005 14:35
For as long as space endures and for as long as the world lasts, may I live dispelling the miseries of the world. - From The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Santideva
Samael Aun Weor wrote over sixty books, gave thousands of lectures, and
formed the worldwide Gnostic Movement, whose members number in the
millions. Though these accomplishments are certainly impressive by any
standard, they are merely the pale terrestrial reflection of the work
he accomplished internally, spiritually. And yet, in spite of his
wisdom and generosity towards mankind, he said:
Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization.
His lifelong mission was to deliver to humanity the complete path
toward the Self-realization of the Being, or in other words, the total
and exact science required by anyone of any religion, race, culture or
creed who wishes to fully and completely develop the human soul. The
path he taught is the Path of the Bodhisattva, that mysterious and
ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.
Bodhisattva: (Sanskrit) Literally, Bodhi means
"enlightenment" or "wisdom." Sattva means "essence" or "goodness,"
therefore the term Bodhisattva literally means "essence of wisdom." The
Bodhisattva is the "Terrestrial Man" mentioned by St. Paul, the human
part of the inner Spirit, who is in turn the "Celestial Man." The
Bodhisattva is the son of his inner Father. The inner Father is a
Master, while the Bodhisattva is his servant.
In the esoteric or secret teachings of Tibet and Gnosticism, a
Bodhisattva is a human being who, through tremendous work on himself,
has reached the Fifth Initiation of Fire (Tiphereth) and has chosen to
continue working by means of the Straight Path, renouncing the easier
Spiral Path (in Nirvana), and returning instead to help suffering
humanity. By means of this sacrifice, this individual incarnates the
Christ (Avalokitesvara), thereby embodying the supreme source of wisdom
and compassion. This is the entrance to the Direct Path to complete
liberation from the ego, a route that only very few take, due to the
fact that one must pay the entirety of one's karma in one life. Those
who have taken this road have been the most remarkable figures in human
history: Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Quetzalcoatl, Krishna, Moses,
Padmasambhava, Milarepa, Joan of Arc, Fu-Ji, and many others whose
names are not remembered or known.
The truly humble Bodhisattva never praises himself. The humble
Bodhisattva says, "I am just a miserable slug from the mud of the
earth, I am a nobody. My person has no value. The work is what is
The Bodhisattva is the human soul of a Master. The Master is the internal God. - Samael Aun Weor from The Aquarian Message
Samael Aun Weor, the bodhisattva of Samael, the Spirit of Fire, was
born in Colombia, South America. At a very early age, he was able to
remember his past incarnations. Thus, he knew who he was.
He never identified with his Christian name since he knew that it was
just a passing accident of life that soon disappears in time. Even
though many people who knew him still like to use his Christian name,
we omit it, because just like him, we only want to talk about his Real
Self or Real Being.
At the age of eighteen, he came in contact with his Innermost through a maha-samadhi and met his Guru in the Internal Worlds.
After passing terrible ordeals in the physical world he was initiated
in a Gnostic Temple of the Superior Worlds. Through his initiation he
remembered his reincarnations in Atlantis, Lemuria, Hyperborea, and the
Polar Race. Reaching the state of prajnaparamita he gained access to
the cosmic Akashic Records (the memory of Nature) and thereafter went
beyond the Polar Race, remembering past mahamanvantaras (Cosmic Days).
This is how he came to know about the origin of the human being on this
planet, a knowledge that he wrote in one of his books entitled Gnostic Anthropology
He achieved the complete annihilation within himself of the
subconsciousness, unconsciousness, and infraconsciousness through the
techniques of meditation and sexual dynamics; thus he developed
Supraconsciousness, which gave him the ability to investigate cosmic
phenomena within all of the sephiroth of the Tree of Life. He also
became able to consciously communicate with all of the sentient beings
who inhabit the different spheres or dimensions, parallel universes of
the cosmos. This is how he was able to bring into his physical brain a
great deal of wisdom in relation to esotericism, mantras, invocations,
Kabbalah, esoteric psychology, etc, etc, etc...
There were many times when he explained to his disciples the great
difficulty he had in crystallizing into contemporary language, the
wisdom that he received within the Internal Worlds. He needed to learn
Sanskrit, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew in order to explain what was
impossible to express in everyday language. This is why when one reads
his books we find that they are impregnated with a vocabulary
appropriate to the knowledge he expresses. (That is why this website
has begun compiling an online glossary). Any reader will improve his
own language in a spiritual way when reading his books.
Samael Aun Weor achieved complete Self-realization at the age of
sixty-one; thus at that age he passed through a terrible ordeal which
allowed him to achieve the degree of a Resurrected Master and return
into Shangri-La. Since then, he is operating anonymously in the
physical world, while simultaneously continuing his mission from within
the Internal Worlds.
This is how his Real Being, Samael, the Spirit of Fire, absorbed him completely within his bosom and became one with him.
A great deal of information about Samael, the Spirit of Fire, is
written in many esoteric books. In some places Samael is described as a
demon, and in others as a great Angel. This is because there is always
movement in the heavens and hells; the demons can renounce evil and
work to become Angels, and the Angels can make mistakes and fall into
evil. This is the true meaning behind Jacob's Ladder.
And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth,
and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God
ascending (to higher realms) and descending (to lower realms) on it. - Genesis 28:12
The ladder is the Tree of Life.
Samael Aun Weor said regarding this:
I ended up transforming myself into a fallen angel. Many
egos resurged within my mind and I became transformed into a true
devil. Now, in this present existence, I comprehend the necessity of
eliminating my egos, the necessity of performing the Great Work of the
Father. Therefore, this is why today I am here speaking to you all,
with my hand placed on my heart. *
Any neophyte can invoke the Master Samael in the Internal Worlds the
clues that he gave in many of his books, and investigate all of this
The Doctrine of his Father, Samael, the Spirit of Fire, is given
through three aspects, since the human being has three brains: the
Intellectual Brain, the Emotional Brain, and the
Motor/Instinctive/Sexual Brain. (Read this lecture for more information
about this aspect of Gnostic Psychology).
To nourish the Intellectual Brain of his disciples with the wisdom of
the Fire, he wrote more than sixty books. As a comprehensive whole,
these works show the way and the dangers of the work. By intellectually
learning the Doctrine of his Father, one can walk more easily on the
Path of Self-realization.
Since the Doctrine is very profound and sometimes difficult for the
intellect to comprehend, Samael brought from the Internal Worlds the
ancient Isiatic ritualistic works, a magical channel through which
Samael the Spirit of Fire works in order to assist with fiery atoms,
the Consciousness and the Spirit of those who perform these esoteric
works, awakening within them the superlative Intuition that allows them
to comprehend his Doctrine. The superlative Intuition is related with
the Atom Nous in the left ventricle of the heart and is related with
what is called in Kabbalah "Natural Magic."
Samael helps any neophyte who invokes him in the fiery forge of Vulcan,
the "Ninth Sphere," in order to walk on the Path of the Razor's Edge,
to become a real Human Being through the transmutation of our vital
The synthesis of his Doctrine is performed when one works in the three brains, in complete equilibrium.
* - The lecture in which Samael Aun Weor discussed his inner identity
is published in its entirety as an appendix to the Thelema Press
release of The Three Mountains