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"The greatest necessity, the most essential problem of every individual, of every person, is to comprehend life in its integral and unitotal state; only in this way will we establish the conditions to satisfactorily solve all our particular, intimate problems." - Samael Aun Weor, Fundamentals of Gnostic Education
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Between 1950 and 1977, Samael Aun Weor [Hebrew סמאל און ואור] wrote over seventy books about the practical knowledge that anyone can apply in their life in order to eliminate suffering and experience true happiness.
His first book, "The Perfect Matrimony," (1950) was so direct and powerful that it sparked a spiritual revolution in Latin America, and the outraged "official" church pressured the police to arrest him charged with the crime of "offending the public and healing the ill." He went on to inspire millions of readers around the world, although his books are only now being made available in English.
Glorian Publishing, a non-profit organization, is steadily translating and publishing the entire collection of his books, available worldwide in printed, ebook, and online editions.
The most ancient sciences in the world are Alchemy and Kabbalah, which are the practical, spiritual knowledge hidden in the depths of every great religion and mystical tradition.
Modern scientists are only recently discovering what these ancient teachings have always known: that we are a part of a multidimensional universe, and that our consciousness, our awareness, can expand to perceive matter and energy that are invisible to the flesh. Just as physics and chemistry illuminate our understanding of the physical world, Alchemy and Kabbalah constitute a scientific method to awaken the consciousness and fully develop the human being, opening the doors to vast worlds that are hidden from the physical senses.
This awakening or alchemical birth requires a precise scientific method, for everything that exists depends upon causes and conditions. Hidden in centuries of mystical texts and obscure drawings are the specific instructions that lead towards the opening of their inner senses and the entrance into a higher life. The Philosopher's Stone, the secret of transmuting lead into gold, and many other sacred mysteries long restricted to initiates who had proven their trustworthiness were publicly revealed for the first time by the author Samael Aun Weor.
These mystical sciences are hidden in the twenty-two primary Tarot cards, whose origins and precise meanings have never before now been publicly revealed. Now, see for yourself how these ancient traditions are all truly one science. Discover the keys to unlock the mysteries hidden in scriptures, mystical texts, and enigmatic images, and most importantly the mysteries hidden within us.
Everyone has heard of symbols from the Revelation or Apocalypse of John, such as the Antichrist, the number 666, Armageddon, the end of days, the Rapture, the Second Coming, the four horsemen, and more.
For centuries, Revelation has remained the most mysterious and interesting scripture of Christianity, filled with haunting imagery, powerful dramatic events, and frightening warnings for humanity, yet its true meanings were never permitted to be be revealed.
John, an initiate of secret, esoteric Christianity, placed these cryptic symbols in Revelation as a "time capsule" to be opened on a future day, and in spite of countless theories and beliefs, the secrets of Revelation have been preserved behind their arcane language, awaiting the moment when they are most needed by humanity. That day has arrived.
For the first time, the hidden secrets of Revelation are made clear and accessible to anyone. In The Aquarian Message, Samael Aun Weor shows how everything in Revelation and Christianity is based on Kabbalah (of which Jesus was a master), esoteric Christianity, alchemy, Tarot, and other ancient sciences. In this book you will discover that every symbol in Revelation is about you, your spiritual state, and the future it is taking you towards. You will discover how through deep personal change you can escape suffering and the approaching cataclysms, and instead enter into a superior level of experience. What John hid in Revelation was not something to believe, but something to experience for oneself. Now, with the practical teachings given in The Aquarian Message, you can.
"We have studied the verses of the book of Revelation (Apocalypse) in the Superior Worlds. We give the result of our investigations in this book. Much has been said and written about the Apocalypse. However, only intellectual speculations have been made and the words of various authorities have been repeated. The present work is the result of tremendous esoteric investigations that were patiently performed by us in the Superior Worlds. We have found the Apocalypse to be divided into three parts: the first we have entitled “The Son of Man,” the second “The Sealed Book” and the third “The New Jerusalem.” The first part teaches the Path of the Razor’s Edge. The second is related with the times of the end. The third tells us of the future earth. This is a book of practical christification. This is a book of transcendental esotericism and it is absolutely practical." —Samael Aun Weor
They gave us chocolate, corn, guacamole, and chiles, and have even more to offer spiritually.
The people who inhabited America before our contemporary civilization were as complex, intelligent, and lovely as any who live today, and their cultures were as varied, contradictory, and expressive. They were great artisans, poets, warriors, thinkers, astronomers, mathematicians. Yes, the ancient Americans degenerated, exactly like our beloved Greeks and Romans, yet the former cultures of the Americas remain widely ignored. Most importantly, at its heart the mysticism of the ancient Americans is completely in harmony with the mysticism of the Egyptians, Buddhists, Christians, Greeks, Jews, Hindus, and so on, and when we study them all, we start to see the place they come from: the one, universal religion.
In Aztec Christic Magic, Samael Aun Weor illuminates many of the significant symbols of the Aztec spiritual tradition, while also providing a series of practical methods to awaken consciousness and experience the truth for ourselves. Through meditation, awakening in the world of dreams, and transmuting the sexual energy, anyone can rise out of suffering and establish a life of happiness.
“The world of ignorance is governed by fear, hate, greed, and lust. In it wander men and women floating listlessly, to and fro, upon their passions only. Only when the human being realizes the spiritual verities of life does he then escape from this underworld... The sun of truth rises in the human being and illuminates his world when he lifts his mind from the darkness of ignorance and selfishness into the light of wisdom and altruism." —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Magia Cristica Azteca" (1973).
Although most of us prefer to avoid the topic of death, it is an inevitable event that we must come to terms with, especially if we are serious about our spiritual development. For the experienced spiritual aspirant, death ceases to be a source of fear or uncertainty, and instead is revealed to be what it truly is: a doorway, an integral part of existence, and an opportunity to elevate our consciousness.
The ancient teachings tell us that if we want to know what happens when we die, we must look to what happens when we sleep each night. When we die we enter the same world we dream within, but instead of returning to the deceased body we are propelled towards a new birth. If each night when we sleep we practice to enter the world of dreams with awareness, then when the moment of our death arrives we will be prepared to exit the body with awareness, and be capable of influencing what happens to us after death. That is the importance of astral projection: being awake in the dimension of dreams.
Samael Aun Weor wrote this book based on his own personal experiences of this process, while awakened in both the inferior and superior dimensions. Through anecdotes and by answering questions from students, he explains the recurrence of phenomena — the mechanical repetition of behaviors, events, and circumstances — that spin the wheel of nature around and around, which is the basis of our return into new bodies, and our repeated sufferings and problems. In Beyond Death, you will learn about the process of preparing for your own death, while also learning about how to negotiate karma, understand ghosts, magic, reincarnation, the dimensions of existence, kabbalah, the role of kundalini (pentecost) in the disintegration of our defects, and ultimately, how to guide yourself towards a higher way of living, even beyond death.
Collects several books in one volume:
"In death there are extraordinary mysteries. Those who really want emancipation, to not come back, forever, have to start by knowing the doctrine... for after death, there can be an opportunity to continue the rest of the work...
"The one that awakens can select his path; the one that awakens will be able to continue the work after death, and if he does not want to come back, he will not return. So, how can someone who is asleep avoid coming back to this valley of tears? Is it impossible. First, it is necessary to awaken; once awakened, we will be able to continue the work after death." - Samael Aun Weor
The Book of the Dead is one of several books collected in Beyond Death. It provides an essential foundation for deeper comprehension of the great knowledge contained in the process of death and birth.
Originally published in Spanish as “El Libro de Los Muertos” (1966).
Samael Aun Weor wrote this book to instruct those who have completed the first four Initiations of Major Mysteries and are ready to begin the fifth, the creation of the Causal Body.
Through the first four initiations, the initiate raised the kundalini in the physical body, vital body, astral body, and mental body, making the Innermost a Buddha. Now, with the fifth serpent of fire, the will of the Human Soul (Tiphereth) must reflect the will of the Father (Chesed).
Christ's Will (1959) by Samael Aun Weor has not yet been published, but it can be if you help: make a donation.
In 1950, while discussing flying saucers with three other physicists at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, Enrico Fermi asked, “Where is everybody?” as if to say, if there is intelligent life elsewhere in the universe, why do we have no proof? For sixty years, scientists and the public have debated the answer to this question, yet none have considered what Samael Aun Weor explains in Cosmic Ships: “We are absolutely sure that the cannibals from Africa and the Amazon also felt very annoyed when they could not capture an explorer. Regarding concrete facts about flying saucers, people want to proceed like cannibals, however, it is clear that the crews of those cosmic ships—who know human savagery very well—are not willing to let themselves be ensnared, since they know very well the fortune that awaits them—that is, the intellectual-loafers would make them prisoners, the ships would be seized and used for war, etc.”
Logical analysis of the facts demonstrates not only the existence of advanced humanities and life on other planets, but their presence on our planet. There are thousands of documented cases of unexplained ships, hundreds of cases of governments hiding what they know, and decades of an attempt to encourage the populace to discard the facts as fantasy or foolishness. Through stories from his own experience and analysis of well-known events, Samael Aun Weor shows that much of what we believe about extraterrestrials is false, based on fear, stubborn skepticism, and outright lies. He explains how easy it is for advanced humanities to hide from us, and why they must: because we are so consumed by psychological defects like pride, greed, and envy that we are a danger to ourselves and the universe. That is why they are here: to understand why we are such savages, and how to help us change for the better. It is time for us to stop trying to capture or destroy them, and welcome their assistance.
Topics include: The Extraterrestrials’ Mission, New York’s Blackout, Flying Saucers and Little Green People, Pure Science, Flying Spheres, Cosmic Ships, A Mexican Traveled to Planet Venus, The Pluralized “I”, A Jupiterian Visitor, The Gnostic Movement, The Consequences of the Comet Kondoor, and more.
"Whosoever is dressed with the cloud of virtue is liberated from sufferings..." —Samael Aun Weor
Scriptures like the Vedas and Genesis symbolically describe the laws of creation, the causes of universes, worlds, and all living beings. By knowing those laws and acting in harmony with them, one can originate a new creation within oneself: the birth of the superhuman, a feat described by Jesus as being "born again." In this book Samael Aun Weor explores this theme by reflecting on the mysteries of Egyptian writings, Tibetan Buddhism, Kabbalah and the Tree of Life, and the Stanzas of Dzyan, an ancient scripture first made public by H.P. Blavatsky in The Secret Doctrine. He also relates his personal experiences of meditation, vividly demonstrating that genuine spiritual development is a conscious experience. From all of this you will learn the exact science to achieve not only the Second Birth (the creation of the soul), but also liberation from suffering by eliminating its cause: our psychological defects.
"...there are degrees and degrees in everything, and different levels of being. Above us is a superior level of being, and below us an inferior level of being. We can pass into a superior level only by eliminating a certain quantity of undesirable psychic aggregates (defects), which we carry within our interior. Obviously, only in this way is it possible to reach the highest level of being in order to transform ourselves into superhumans." —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published as "Christmas Message 1969-1970" (named by students “Mi Regreso al Tibet").
The beginning of suffering is symbolized in the Bible by the story of Adam and Eve, who represent all the men and women of ancient times, and who lived in “Eden,” a Hebrew word that literally means “bliss, ecstasy.”
Tempted by the “serpent,” they ate the forbidden fruit of the Tree of Knowledge, and were cast out of Eden. The serpent was also cursed and fell into disgrace, thus forming the “tail of Satan,” a symbol of degeneration, and the opposite of that famous healing serpent of Moses, also called “kundalini.” Since that time, humanity has been suffering in the wilderness, longing to find a way back to the happiness we once knew.
The path to return to Eden requires that we correct the original mistake and its consequences, all of which reside within us. Since “Eden” represents a state of consciousness, we need a radical shift in how we use consciousness from moment to moment, and to convert the subconsciousness into consciousness, a work accomplished only by mastering the ancient science of meditation, which is explained in this book.
By restoring our inner purity, we return to the primordial state of spiritual and psychological beauty that is our natural birthright, which is accompanied by serenity, joyfulness, and perception of the divine. Adam and Eve walked and talked with divine beings; we can too, if we conquer the fallen serpent with us, and return to our original state of purity.
Originally published in Spanish as "Mensaje de Navidad 1964-1965" (1965) and later named by students "La Disolucion del Yo."
In ancient times, only the wisest were trusted with medical knowledge, for it bears power over life and death. The remedies and methods of those seers may have been abandoned by modern civilization, but they have been preserved, and retain their power.
Throughout all of our most sacred traditions, it is known that Nature is the source for all genuine medicine. The teachings of Hippocrates, Paracelsus, Galen, Tibetan tantras, and others all agree that a properly prepared individual can use Nature to cure any illness.
Samael Aun Weor lived in close contact with the mysterious natives of the Sierra Nevada of South America, who have been in self-imposed isolation from the rest of the world for hundreds of years. The priests and doctors of that region taught him and his wife Litelantes their system of training and many of their healing methods, revealed here to the public for the first time. Perhaps most astonishing is that the philosophy and spiritual concepts are fundamentally the same as the ancient knowledge of the Greeks, Tibetans, Hindus, and others.
This collection of hundreds of techniques and practices will guide you to awaken consciousness, perform healing for yourself and others, and return to the core medical knowledge of the ages.
“Do not undervalue these remedies because of the modest way in which they are presented or because of their simplicity. The author has tested in various cases all of the formulae and works of practical magic contained in this book.
“Remember that this is not a game for children, but a work for mature individuals. I, Samael Aun Weor, give testimony of my work.”
Originally published in Spanish as "Tratado de Medicina Oculta y Magia Practica" (1952; revised 1977), and formerly published in English as "Occult Medicine and Practical Magic."
"It is really lamentable that this living human zodiac, the microcosm, sleeps so profoundly. On the basis of tremendous super-efforts, it becomes indispensable to achieve the awakening of consciousness in each of our twelve zodiacal signs.
"Light and consciousness are two phenomena of the same thing: to a lesser degree of consciousness there corresponds a lesser degree of light; to a greater degree of consciousness, a greater degree of light.
"We need to awaken consciousness in order to cause each of the twelve parts of our own microcosmic zodiac to shine and sparkle. Our entire zodiac must become light and splendor." - Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Tratado Esoterico de Astrologia Hermetica" (1967).
The Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology is included the printed book entitled Practical Astrology.
This book is an account of an investigation performed in the Astral Plane by Samael Aun Weor and a group of students into the identities of the angels and demons named in the famous prayer "The Conjuration of the Seven."
"One of the most powerful conjurations that King Solomon left us is the “Conjuration of the Seven.” We resolved to personally investigate the entire esoteric content of the “Conjuration of the Seven.” We performed these investigations of high theurgy within the superior worlds. We needed to have complete cognizance of the essential content of that prayer which Solomon the Sage left us in ancient times. Many magicians in the past, as well as in present, utilize these conjurations. However, in order to work consciously with them in the rituals of high magic, we must understand the meaning of its content. This was the main motive for why we needed to investigate the esotericism of the “Conjuration of the Seven” in depth." —Samael Aun Weor
The Esoteric Treatise of Theurgy (1958) by Samael Aun Weor is included in the compilation The Divine Science.
"The fundamental education is the science of the consciousness; it is the science that allows us to discover our relationship with human beings, nature, and all things." —Samael Aun Weor
The problems afflicting society today are firmly rooted in the modern approach to education, which focuses on memorization and imitation rather than genuine understanding and practical importance. Schools, teachers, and parents emphasize what we should think, rather than teaching how to think, to question, analyze, and discover the truth through our own experience. The modern system demands that students follow what they are told, and not to question what is taught. From the perspective of the ancient Gnostic tradition, beneficial growth for an individual or a society is an outcome of comprehension: knowing the truth through experience, rather than because of what someone else has said. History shows that those who are willing to question and analyze are those who arrive at the most useful and important knowledge for the benefit of everyone. This includes spirituality: the greatest spiritual leaders refused to follow the established "rules," and instead followed the guidance of awakened consciousness, thereby showing humanity the way to the Light.
Over his lifetime, Samael Aun Weor taught millions of people how to awaken consciousness and free themselves of suffering. This book radiates his brilliant teaching method, a beautiful reflection of the same approach utilized by our most important sages, philosophers, and thinkers, which is a form of superior logic and tremendous love that illustrates how vital it is for people to learn not "what to think, but HOW to think."
By awakening the consciousness and developing the heart and mind in equilibrium comes the potential to alter the painful realities that humanity is suffering within. Perhaps his most quotable book, it provides a solid and ethical foundation for students, teachers of any kind, and parents.
"What is the value of studying law and becoming lawyers if we perpetuate fights? What is the value of accumulating much knowledge within our mind if we continue to be confused? What is the value of technical and industrial skills if we use them for the destruction of our fellowmen? It is worthless to receive instruction, to attend classes, to study, if in the process of our daily living we are miserably destroying one another. Indeed, the true objective of a fundamental education must be to create true men and women, who—because of their psychological integration—are cognizant and intelligent." - Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as “Educacion Fundamental” (1970).
In this simple and lively book, Samael Aun Weor describes his experiences of a wide variety of metaphysical and paranormal phenomena. In a question and answer format, he responds to the inquiries of people who have experienced events they cannot explain, like strange visitors, out of body experiences, and more. Discarding the usual pseudo-spiritual beliefs and illogical theories, Samael Aun Weor answers with lived experiences that anyone can scientifically verify for themselves. He introduces the reader to Gnosis, the practical science of awakening the consciousness, by means of which any person can experience the realities that exist beyond the physical senses.
Just as anyone can acquire practical knowledge of gravity or other physical phenomena, anyone can acquire knowledge of the physics of other dimensions. The only difference is that while physical phenomena are measured with physical senses, the paraphysical phenomena — that which occurs beyond the range of physical senses — require corresponding senses capable of perceiving them. Those senses are latent in every person; one simply needs to know how to activate them. By awakening consciousness, we acquire the means to have our own Gnosis: the experience of what is real and true. Then, one does not need to believe or disbelieve: one knows, because one has experienced the truth.
Originally published in Spanish as "Mirando al Misterio" (1972).
For centuries, humanity has been caught between science (evolutionism) and religion (creationism) fighting about our origin and purpose. Even though both sides have some truths, both are crippled by blind faith in theories, beliefs, and speculations that are short on facts, and abundant in contradictions and shortcomings.
What if the truth about life — its origin, purpose, and future — could be found through the union of science and religion? What if, rather than relying on fanatics who only repeat what they have been told, one could learn to perceive and experience the truth for oneself? This is the essential point of view of Gnosis: knowledge from conscious experience. By awakening consciousness (which is “religion”) to perceive reality as it is (which is “science”), one can begin to see that our history is far more incredible than modern science or religion suspect.
Based on this practical foundation, Gnostic Anthropology explains the evolution of humanity as symbolized in the ancient teachings. Rather than being the descendants of apes or of two divinely created people (and the incest of their children), we are the outcome of a very long and slow spiral cycle — evolution and devolution — whose pattern includes the rise and fall of civilizations faintly remembered in myths and scriptures, such as the stories of the universal flood, Atlantis, Lemuria, Hyperborea, Thule, etc. Just as a child resembles its parents but also is changed, humanity also resembles its parents, but with changes. In the birth and development of a single human being, we can find all the clues of our ancient origins. All we need to know is how to look in order to see the truth for ourselves.
“Modern science insists upon the doctrine of evolution; so do human reason and the “Secret Doctrine,” and the idea is corroborated by the ancient legends and myths, and even by the Bible itself when it is read between the lines. We see a flower slowly developing from a bud, and the bud from its seed. But whence the latter, with all its predetermined programme of physical transformation, and its invisible, therefore spiritual forces which gradually develop its form, colour, and odour? The word evolution speaks for itself. The germ of the present human race must have preexisted in the parent of this race, as the seed, in which lies hidden the flower of next summer, was developed in the capsule of its parent flower...” — H.P Blavatsky, “Isis Unveiled,” Vol. I., p. 153
The most important work of Christian wisdom ever written: The Gnostic Bible, The Pistis Sophia.
"It came to pass, when Jesus had risen from the dead, that he passed eleven years discoursing with his disciples, and instructing them..." —The Pistis Sophia
The Apostles wrote down what Jesus taught them during those eleven years, resulting in "The Pistis Sophia," the most important Gnostic scripture. Includes an extensive commentary by Samael Aun Weor. "The Pistis Sophia" is a sophisticated and deeply mystical teaching given by Jesus about the suffering of Sophia as she attempts to ascend to the highest spiritual truth. This scripture is remarkable for its profound mysticism, its clear rebuke of unethical behavior, and its perspective on the spiritual role of women. Having read this text, it becomes very clear why the established religious powers attempted to obliterate the Gnostics, but failed. Study of this teaching also inspires a re-evaluation of how the Christian Gospels have been interpreted for centuries.
About this scripture, the commentary author Samael Aun Weor said, ""The Hebrew Bible clearly connotes the Word of the Eternal One. However, we, the Gnostics, also have our very special Bible. I want to emphatically declare that this is The Pistis Sophia, whose original is in Coptic. It was found underground in Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs. The Pistis Sophia contains all the words of the adorable Savior of the world. It was written by the Apostles. Thus, all the Esoteric-Christic instructions that Jesus Christ gave to his disciples on the Mount of the Olives and other holy places is written within this book. This book had been conserved in secret for many centuries. In this book, the Adorable One left an extraordinary, formidable body of doctrine."
The Pistis Sophia Unveiledis a message for all humankind, in every corner of the world.
Originally published in Spanish as "El Pistis Sophia Develado" (1983).
Topics include:The Secret Teachings of Jesus; The Tarot and Kabbalah in Christianity; Evolution and Devolution; The Four Pathways to Liberation; The Ego, the Essence, and the Personality; Esoteric Psychology; Mystical Death; Sacrifice and Love; The Path of the Bodhisattva; Alchemy and Transmutation; Karma, the Lion-faced Power; The Twelve Aeons; The Three Forces; The Trees of Eden; The Emerald Tablet of Hermes Trismegistus; The Divine Mother; Lucifer; The Twelve Apostles and the Awakening of the Consciousness; and much more.
Our world needs real change, inner change. You can help make it happen.
"When one discovers the real cause of so much misery and bitterness, it becomes obvious that something can be done..." —Samael Aun Weor
Everyone wants a better world, a better life, and genuine happiness, yet few know one can transcend suffering by knowing about:
This book embraces and clarifies the essential wisdom within all the world's religions and spiritual traditions. Yet, change does not come from belief or theories. Real change comes from self-knowledge: gnosis.
The Great Rebellion explains how all of the world's problems — addiction, war, pollution, starvation, crime — come from within us. By changing ourselves within, we change the world around us. This is the genuine foundation of every great spiritual tradition in the world. By truly becoming better people, the world becomes a better place.
Originally published in Spanish as "La Gran Rebelion" (1975).
For thousands of years, people believed the Earth was flat. Similarly, everything we believe about hell, the devil and karma is based on centuries of dogma, illogical beliefs and foolish theories. In this book, Samael Aun Weor demonstrates how to confirm for yourself the reality of the inferior levels of life, and how to avoid them.
Although modern culture laughs at the mere mention of the devil and hell while simultaneously indulging deeply in them via popular music, movies, and television, the practical reality remains completely unknown to the general public. Samael Aun Weor discusses his personal, conscious experiences of the inferior worlds and the beings who reside there, while also demonstrating that Dante in his "Divine Comedy" truly understood the reality of the "Inferno," yet presented it in a very symbolic and alchemical way.
By application of ancient techniques preserved by the Gnostic tradition, anyone can confirm with certainty what exists in the subtle dimensions of nature, whether above or below. Learn the true identity of both the Devil and Lucifer, and how to harness the forces of nature in order to be propelled towards a higher way of life.
Originally written in Spanish in 1973 and published as The Christmas Message 1973-1974.
All of the great prophets and avatars performed great feats in their effort to assist humanity. This book is a practical guide to follow in their footsteps.
All those who aspire to incarnate the Christ (also known as Avalokitesvara, Vishnu, Quetzalcoatl, etc.) must first know how to work consciously with the forces of nature. Samael Aun Weor provides detailed information about the elementals of nature, the awakening of the Kundalini of the Mental Body, the relationship between sex and the mind, the importance of meditation, and the development and perfection of clairvoyance. Although Igneous Rose was written as a companion volume to the famous Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic, this volume stands alone in the depth of its mysticism and the urgent call to action it sounds.
“If you want to progress in Nirvana, then you must sacrifice yourself for humanity. My sibling, you must become a bodhisattva of compassion.”
"We teach our disciples about great Nature’s royal art in our book entitled Igneous Rose. Igneous Rose is a book written for all those who are aspiring to enter onto the Devic path. In the book Igneous Rose, we deeply study the evolution of the elementals of the blessed Goddess Mother of the world. In Igneous Rose we meticulously study the elemental magic of a thousand plants. Therefore, all of those disciples who aspire to enter onto the Devic path must study in depth our book entitled Igneous Rose. We study in depth the elemental life of the earth, air, water and fire in our book Igneous Rose. Seven paths of Cosmic Evolution exist and Igneous Rose is the special book for all those who aspire to the Devic path." —Samael Aun Weor, Esoteric Medicine and Practical Magic
Originally published in Spanish as "Rosa Ignée" (1953).
“Only a mind that is at peace can solve problems.”
The Greek word gnosis implies a type of knowledge that comes from experience. To understand it, one must experience it. Real spirituality and religion begin with experience of the truth, and the method to acquire that experience is primarily practical. However, to experience the reality that is beyond the physical senses, our psychological condition is key: if our mind is disturbed, chaotic, contradictory, then it will remain an obstacle and source of suffering. Introduction to Gnosis provides a straight-forward, practical way to stabilize your mind and your life, to prepare you for the journey to real self-knowledge. Only when the mind is at peace and serene do we have the opportunity to deeply understand anything.
“Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, one shall yet cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of self-knowledge alone. As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes; similarly, the fire of self-knowledge reduces all bonds of karma to ashes...” —Bhagavad-gita 4:36-37
"Know yourself, and you will know the universe and its gods." —Oracle at Delphi
Also includes How to Make Light Within and Matrimony, Divorce, and Tantra by Samael Aun Weor.
Originally published in Spanish as "Introduccion a la Gnosis" (1961).
The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries is the result of a trip Samael Aun Weor made to the famous Mayan ruins at Copán, Honduras. In this book, he explains the kabbalistic principles of the Mayan mysteries as recorded in their mysterious stelas and sculptures.
"There was an avatar in Honduras who taught and formed a group of solar humans and disciples, who left their books in stone for this humanity. These sculptures are so valuable that there will never be others like them; who will be capable of chiseling them? Each stela is a book in stone that speaks for itself about the grandiosity of the universe. Each monument existed previous to the era of Jesus of Nazareth. These stelas are very ancient; they come from the Bronze Age. Their origin is Mayan-Atlantean." - Samael Aun Weor
This book was written for students who already have a good foundation in the study of Kabbalah. To get the most out of this book, it is recommended that you first study his books Tarot and Kabbalah and Alchemy & Kabbalah.
Originally published in Spanish as “Los Misterios Mayas” (1977).
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"You will find terrific secrets within this book, secrets that never in the history of life were published." —Samael Aun Weor
For thousands of years, many have wondered at the tales of the mysterious force called the serpent power or the kundalini, yet the method to attain this power has been hidden, misunderstood, or sometimes, intentionally sabotaged. Now, like a refreshing spring breeze, Samael Aun Weor wipes away the dust and reveals the sacred mysteries of our most ancient and holy science. With a firm foundation in scripture and practical knowledge, the method to awaken and develop the root energy of life is made clear and accessible to all. It is no longer necessary to theorize or debate: through the practice of the techniques in this book, one can know.
Originally published in Spanish as “Los Misterios del Fuego” (1955).
"Darkness is unconsciousness; light is consciousness. We must allow light to penetrate our own darkness; obviously light has the power to defeat darkness..." —Samael Aun Weor
Everything in existence functions because of laws of nature. Knowledge of those laws is what allows us to accomplish anything in life. Our spiritual and religious life is no different.
Spiritual awakening is managed by laws in nature. On every level of existence, there are basic facts that manage creation, development, decay, and death. Our consciousness or soul is no exception to these facts, and by knowing about them, we can achieve our complete development as a human being. Samael Aun Weor explains the fundamental laws and energies that we need to consciously harness in order to reach our full potential. These are the same energies that fuel the creation of any organism, from the smallest atom to the most expansive universe. The human being is called to be a radiant king or queen of nature, but to arrive at that level, one must know how.
Originally published in Spanish as "Mensaje de Navidad 1966-1967" (named by students "El Collar del Budha").
"The theurgist has to acquire a practical, infallible capacity to consciously project himself in the astral body. This capacity must be established as a habit that can be exercised voluntarily at any given moment and under any circumstance; it does not matter if one is alone or before witnesses. Otherwise, one is not a theurgist." —Samael Aun Weor
Logos, Mantra, Theurgy is included in the book The Divine Science.
Spiritual development requires enormous amounts of energy, thus those who aspire towards the blossoming of the soul need methods of acquiring and utilizing energy. Hidden in the runes we can find such methods. Then, through The Aeneid, we learn how to use that energy.
The Nordic runes are very ancient letters known to contain great spiritual mysteries, but their true nature has remained untapped by modern seekers of knowledge. Each rune represents a circuit of energy in Nature. By understanding how the runes are present everywhere in Nature, one learns how to utilize them in daily life to empower the awakening of the consciousness. One such method is to use the physical body to emulate a rune in combination with prayer and sacred words. By mirroring the runic circuits of Nature, we become capable of receiving and transforming great amounts of energy.
Yet, energy alone is not enough: one also needs to know what to do with it. For that, Samael Aun Weor unveiled the beautiful symbolism of The Aeneid, one of treasures of classical literature, in which we discover many secrets of the spiritual path. Written by the Roman poet Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, The Aeneid is considered the greatest Latin masterpiece. For more than two thousand years it has remained one of the most studied, memorized, and analyzed writings, yet its true meaning has remained hidden. On the surface, it tells the story of Aeneas and his struggle to establish Rome, yet in truth the story is like all myths: it is an archetypal, symbolic representation of the spiritual path. Like all the great heroes — Odysseus, Herakles, Arjuna, Samson — Aeneas represents the soul who seeks to restore its divine inheritance, and to do so it must overcome the consequences of its former mistaken actions. That is a work of practical action in daily life through which the soul is raised out of suffering. This book is a guide to accomplish it.
Originally published in Spanish as "Mensaje de Navidad 1968-1969" (1969) and later named by students "La Magia de las Runas."
For two thousand years, the teachings of Christianity have changed dramatically, especially regarding its founder and inspiration, Jesus. A master of Kabbalah and Hebrew, Jesus made the secret teachings public, enraging those who were attached to their power and traditions.
“If the Lord had not been crucified, the destiny of the Western world would have been another. We would now have sublime enlightened rabbis everywhere, preaching Christic esotericism. The union of Christic esotericism, secret Jewish Kabbalah, and holy alchemy would have completely illuminated and transformed the entire world. Yes, the mysteries of Levi would have shone with the light of Christ. Gnosis (Da’ath) would have magnificently shone everywhere.” —Samael Aun Weor
Although the genuine teachings of Jesus were obscured and hidden from the public, the time has come for them to be restored and made known. In The Major Mysteries, Samael Aun Weor reveals the practical basis of authentic Kabbalah, Christianity, and Alchemy, the science Jesus taught, which explains how to return to Eden: through the same door we used to leave it. The return to Eden is the “narrow, straight gate,” the way to be “born again.” Any birth, whether of the flesh or the spirit, is sexual. The author also provides an amazing account of the private life of Jesus and his process of development. Filled with practical exercises, prophecies, and guidance for liberation from suffering, The Major Mysteries is an essential handbook for anyone who longs to know for themselves the truth of Jesus and his message.
Originally published in Spanish as "Los Misterios Mayores" (1956).
Stand face to face with the Divine.
This slim volume contains an condensed outline of the twenty-two arcana of the Tarot and the twenty-two hebrew letters, while expressing in simple and direct terms how to enter into the direct experience of the arcana, including how to go consciously into the Astral Plane, how to awaken the Kundalini, awaken clairvoyance and other powers, and how to speak directly with the Gods. This is not a collection of theories or suppositions: it is a manual for practical work with the consciousness that leads the disciplined student to stand face to face with the Divine.
We have entered into the empire of High Magic. We have entered into the laboratory of High Magic. We have entered the world of Will and Love. To enter the amphitheatre of Cosmic Science, we need to steal the fire from the devil. The lover should steal the light from the darkness. —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Manual de Magia Practica" (1954).
In 1963, Samael Aun Weor wrote this small pamphlet about the decay of marital stability, its impact on society, why it is accelerating, and what can be done to stop it. The relevance of his point of view is even more poignant and important now.
"Men and women have delivered themselves to the debauchery of good customs, thus the outcome cannot be anything but the failure of their matrimonies. What is built upon a false basis becomes false. To be married based upon passion, to be married based upon economical interests, based upon social conveniences, etc., leads to an inevitable failure. In order for love to exist, the complete, mystical communion of man and woman is necessary in all the levels of their minds." - Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Matrimonio, Divorcio, y Tantrismo" (1963).
Matrimony, Divorce and Tantra is included in the book Introduction to Gnosis.
"After death, souls see the sun just as they used to, the clouds, the stars as always, everything just as before. For a while, the souls of the dead do not believe that they have died. These souls see all the things of the world just as they did before; therefore they do not believe that they have died."
The subject of death is a vital one in Gnosis, and is touched upon in many of the primary works given by Samael Aun Weor. The comprehensive study of these materials, combined with profound meditation and practical experience, is the surest guide to the living realities we must all face in the processes of death.
In truth, one can say that the practice of Gnosis is the perfection of death in all its aspects. The Gnostic faces death and does not fear. On the contrary, death, as the crown of life, offers a wisdom that is sublime and penetrating. To become a Master requires mastery of the forces of life and death. As such, we offer this small text as a key to unlock the mystery of those forces.
The Mysteries of Life and Death was originally published in Spanish as "Los Misterios de La Vida y de La Muerte (1962), and is one of several books collected in the print and ebook editions of Beyond Death.
Discover how your greatest creative power is also your greatest spiritual power.
“All of us possess some electrical and magnetic forces within, and, just like a magnet, we exert a force of attraction and repulsion... Between lovers that magnetic force is particularly powerful and its action has a far-reaching effect.” —Samael Aun Weor
In the heart of every religion there are teachings about intimate human relationships, a sacred knowledge about the transformative power of sex, which states that true spiritual mastery is a result of conquering base desires and transforming them into conscious virtues. Harnessing and transforming the most powerful forces within places us on a revolutionary path to spiritual awakening. Every birth is a magical act, performed through sex. Spiritual birth is no exception, and is accomplished through a divine form of sexuality.
“The physical union of a man and a woman, in essence, is a supernatural act, a reminiscence of paradise, the most beautiful of all the hymns of praise dedicated to the Creator by the creature; it is the alpha and the omega of all creation.” - Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "El Misterio del Aureo Florecer" (1972).
Even though we believe we are an advanced civilization, the problems that afflict us are undeniable and seem to be getting worse by the day: proliferation of nuclear weapons, deforestation, unceasing wars, political instability, economic hardship, pollution, social injustice, climate change, terrorism, etc. In spite of humanity's love for the theory of evolution and the cherished belief that we are evolving towards perfection, the facts prove otherwise: everywhere we look, modern society displays clear signs of devolution: widespread and systemic degeneration, decay, and decline towards destruction. Jesus, the founder of Christianity, said:
"...wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction [the “second death”], and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life [the “second birth”], and few there be that find it." —Matthew 7:13-14
In The Narrow Way, Samael Aun Weor reveals the secret teachings of Jesus that few have known: the “way to life” is within the marvelous “human machine,” our physical body. By harnessing the power of the sexual glands, we can revolt against the current towards destruction. This revolution cannot be done through belief but through action, through a method known since antiquity but kept secret until now: sexual transmutation, also called alchemy or tantra. The “way to life” is always sexual, whether creating physical life or spiritual life. That is why throughout the ancient scriptures there are clues towards the preservation of the sexual energy, the “living waters,” and why the elite of every religion preserved their sexual energy: they knew how to harness it for purposes higher than mere lust.
The sexual energy is a tremendous power — it creates life! When harnessed and made pure — a process called “white tantra” — it creates life in the superior levels of nature so that one is “born again.” The “second birth” is the result of creating the solar bodies (Astral Body, Mental Body, Causal Body), which Jesus called "the wedding garment." With the solar bodies, one is awakened in the superior dimensions of nature.
The Narrow Way exposes the ancient secret path hidden in all religions, and the source of power that gave birth to the most remarkable souls in history, those radiant men and women of terrific compassion and intelligence who embodied the best of what it is to be human. The power to become like them is within you, too. It is up to you to use it, to enter the narrow way to life...
Originally published in Spanish as “Mensaje de Navidad 1967-1968” (1968) and later published under various names given by students, such as “The Solar Bodies” and “The Doomed Aryan Race.”
"When religion becomes artificial, art has a duty to rescue it. Art can show that the symbols which religions would have us believe literally true are actually figurative. Art can idealize those symbols, and so reveal the profound truths they contain." —Richard Wagner
Parsifal, the epic, final opera by Richard Wagner, stunned audiences and set the stage for the decline of modern civilization. For more than one hundred years, Parsifal has been one of the most controversial dramatic works in the world, not only moving the world's top composers and writers to tears and inspiring generations of creative geniuses, but it was also admired by Adolf Hitler.
Wagner's retelling of the myth of the Holy Grail and the knights who protect it showed the secret path to liberation from suffering, but no one understood it. Wagner himself never explained Parsifal, and in his wake thousands of writers, critics, and artists have attempted to penetrate its mysteries yet have failed, since they were not initiated into the secret tradition it came from. Finally, in this book by Samael Aun Weor, the meaning of Parsifal is fully revealed, and the genius and spiritual accomplishments of Richard Wagner are made radiantly clear.
"The year 1914 will always be a memorable date among the remarkable dates of this humanity, because of the explosion of the First World War and the simultaneous debut of Parsifal in all the civilized world." —Samael Aun Weor
• A complete exposure of the spiritual archetypes hidden in Parsifal, with examples from other religions and mythologies
• Detailed instructions for sexual transmutation, including postures and mantras
• Includes the complete libretto of Parsifal
"Love is the highest religion...” - Samael Aun Weor
If you only want one book about real spiritual practice, The Perfect Matrimony has everything you need. Prepare yourself for a spiritual revolution.
In fact, this book is so powerful that because of it, in 1950 the "official" Church had Samael Aun Weor jailed. They accused him of “offending the public and healing the ill.”
The Perfect Matrimony is a complete introduction to the profound and beautiful mystical knowledge from which all the world’s great religions have blossomed. There is a sacred teaching, the source of the secret teachings of Judaism, Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Alchemy, Tantra, Kabbalah, and the mysteries of the Mayans, Aztecs, Egyptians, Tibetans, Eleusinians, Essenes, and hundreds more. All of them have a sexual secret. All of them came from the same root knowledge.
The Perfect Matrimony explains how to solve the problem that originated with Adam and Eve: an event clearly rooted in sex. Jesus also taught how to solve this problem (his first miracle was at a wedding, after all), but the church edited his teachings. When Samael Aun Weor publicly revealed the true teachings, the outraged church had him imprisoned in an effort to repress what he revealed.
Everything that lives was created through sex. Just the same, the soul is created through sex, but not the sex of the common person. To create divinity, one must understand divine sexuality. Such knowledge has always been preserved in secret, held safely for those who demonstrated their ability to use it properly. Now, for the first time in history, that knowledge has been revealed openly: this book, originally published in 1950, marked its first public appearance.
With the explanations in this book, you will understand not only many seemingly vague and incomprehensible scriptures, but also how all genuine spiritual practices work. After reading this book, religion and sex make sense. Moreover, you will see that religion is not found in organizations, buildings, or books, it is found in the heart that is enflamed with divine love.
Originally published in Spanish as "El Matrimonio Perfecto" (1950. Revised and expanded in 1961).
“My intentions were in the long run to perform the greatest task in the cosmos, which was to take Beelzebub out of the Black Lodge and transform him into a disciple of the White Lodge.” —Samael Aun Weor
The Revolution of Beelzebub tells the incredible story of Samael Aun Weor and his efforts to convert the demon Beelzebub. Beginning in the ancient past, this incredible journey takes us from the cradle of humanity, Arcadia, the ancient golden age, through the rise and fall of races and civilizations. We learn how the ancient prince Beelzebub was tempted into the path of pleasures and vices, and how he gradually degenerated to eventually become a terrible demon with millions of disciples. Along the way, we see the differences between the white and black paths: their ethics, rituals, magic, initiations, powers, and results, all of which were first revealed to the public in this book.
Then, during World War Two, a time when demonic forces were threatening to overrun the world, one man disrupted their plans by helping one of their greatest leaders to defect: Beelzebub. It was an unprecedented act of love, and an inspiration, for if even a demon from the depths of hell can be saved, there is hope for the rest of us, provided we are willing to do our part.
Our hope for liberation comes in the form of practical steps, the same steps taken by Beelzebub when he left the Black Lodge, which are explained in detail in this book. Through radical internal change, a psychological and spiritual revolution, even a demon can be converted into an angel.
Originally published in Spanish as "La Revolucion de Bel" (1950).
“The daily practice of meditation transforms us radically.” —Samael Aun Weor
The world is in crisis, and everywhere there are wars and rumors of wars, promises and mockeries, bombardments and political parties that fight each other.
It is absurd to suppose that we can depart from this social chaos with all of its fights and miseries, if indeed, individually, we do not resolve ourselves to perform a radical and definitive change.
The legal or illegal changes of governments, the bloody dictatorships, the revolutions of blood and alcohol are all useless. If we truly want an absolutely radical change, then first of all, we need to change ourselves individually.
What we are as individuals is what the world is. Indeed, the world is the individual, because the world is nothing more than the sum of all individuals. The problem of the world is the problem of the individual. Thus, if the individual does not internally change, then the world will never change either, even when many want to change it based on extremist doctrines, bloody revolutions, abominable dictatorships, etc.
If we study our intimate problems in detail, then we have to arrive at the logical conclusion that no leader can resolve these problems for us. What I am is in fact the party, the group, the family, the society, the nation.
The individual is the beginning and the ending of every order of things. Thus, if we want a radical transformation of this bitter and suffering world, then we need each of us to individually transform ourselves in a true and very intimate way...
If we truly want to transform ourselves intimately for the good of the world, then we need to liberate the mind and heart from any type of evilness.
Published posthumously in Spanish as "La Revolucion de la Dialectica" (1983).
The health and vitality of the physical body is essential for anyone who aspires towards the awakening of the consciousness.
Initiated students of Tantric traditions practice exercises called Yantra Yoga to maintain the peak health and fortitude necessary for serious meditation. In this book, Samael Aun Weor teaches a synthesized and refined sequence of postures combined with prayer and mantras that can restore and preserve our health and youth. By maintaining a strong and youthful body, we can face our challenges with strength and grace, and take full advantage of this precious opportunity for liberation from suffering.
“We, the Gnostics, have precise methods in order to rejuvenate the organism and cure all sicknesses. It is unquestionable that we can learn how to heal ourselves. Each one of us can be converted into our own physician by learning how to heal ourselves without the necessity of “medicine” —lo and behold, the most beloved ideal. It is urgent to preserve the physical body in perfect health for many years so that we can use this precious physical vehicle for the realization of our Inner Self.” —Samael Aun Weor
“Be ye therefore wise as serpents...” —Jesus
A mysterious serpent is found in all religions and mythologies, yet its true meaning was known only to initiates of the secret doctrine...
In the Bible, a serpent tempted Eve, yet a serpent also healed the Israelites. Apollo fought the dreaded Python, while a healing serpent rose upon the rod of Aesculapius. The dual nature of the serpent is obvious, yet few know that the serpent is within us.
In The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac, Samael Aun Weor explores the traditions of the Aztecs to demonstrate the universal, dualistic symbol of the serpent, its practical meaning, and its vital role in our lives, whether aiding our spiritual development or tempting us towards degeneration and suffering.
Yet, this is not a book of theories or beliefs, but a manual of practical techniques that you can begin applying today, such as meditation, awakening in the world of dreams, jinn science, sexual transmutation, and much more. By awakening consciousness, you no longer need beliefs or theories, because you will know the truth from your own experience.
“When the igneous serpent of our magical powers ascends along the spinal medullar canal of the human body, it is our Divine Mother Kundalini. When the igneous serpent descends downwardly projected from the coccygeal bone towards the atomic infernos of humans, it is the abominable Kundabuffer organ... the tail of Satan." —Samael Aun Weor
Secret Notes of a Guru (1952) was written by Samael Aun Weor while he was in prison. The official document stated the reason for his arrest:
“This man, in addition to committing the crime of healing the ill, is also the author of a book entitled The Perfect Matrimony, which is an outrage against public morality and the good customs of the citizens.”
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"When the initiate has made the Kundalini of his Astral Body arrive at the heart, then he experiences the symbolic death and Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ in the internal worlds. Then, in the internal worlds, the initiate lives out the whole drama of Golgotha in his Astral Body." —Samael Aun Weor
This stirring book is an unprecedented and unsurpassed revelation of the terrors and beauties of the Christification of the Solar Astral Body. This stage of initiation is also known as the Third Initiation of Major Mysteries, or the Third Serpent of Fire, and occurs only after the initiate has successfully completed the previous stages of initiation in the internal worlds. For more information about the initiations read The Perfect Matrimony and The Revolution of Beelzebub.
He also explains how by means of the Eucharist (Unction) anyone can receive help from the root energy of spiritual awakening.
The Seven Words was originally published in Spanish as "Las Seite Palabras" (1953), and is included in the Glorian edition of The Divine Science.
Each of us was created through sex, and every day we are influenced by sex. Our hormones influence us continually, in our thinking, feeling, and body. Therefore, it is simple logic to recognize that a saint or holy person is a result of a upright, pure sexual life, while a criminal or a liar is the result of a degenerated, impure sexual life. The sexual energy of a saint fills their heart, mind, and body with pure thoughts, pure emotions, and vitalizing energy. The sexual energy of a criminal fills their heart, mind, and body with degenerated thoughts, emotions, and energy. Therefore, if we want a better life, we simply need to learn how to use our sexual energy in a better way. We can do so by understanding the connections between three sciences: sexology, endocrinology, and criminology.
Sexology studies love, the most powerful force in human life. It inspires our greatest acts, sustains us in difficult times, gives us hope, inspiration, and purpose. But more than that, love is the power that turns the common person into a superhuman. The sexual energy — which fuels the love of a couple and creates children — is also the wellspring of the love expressed by the greatest human beings, such as Jesus, Buddha, Joan of Arc, etc. While it is well known that serious spiritual seekers preserve their sexual energy for spiritual purposes, science has largely ignored why. The preservation of the sexual energy (called chastity, tantra, alchemy, karezza, coitus interruptus) supercharges the endocrine system and the brain. On the other hand, the worst human beings are always sexual degenerates whose bodies and minds are decayed.
Endocrinology studies the active agent of sex: our endocrine system, the incredible power of hormones. The hormones not only push us towards sexual activity, they also power the pineal and pituitary glands, which facilitate our ability to imagine, to “see” with our “mind’s eye.” The hormones influence the brain and the heart: when a person is in love, the hormones inspire that love, and raise the quality of life to the highest, while also filling the mind with beautiful visions of the beloved. When a person is afflicted by lust, the hormones saturate the brain and heart with lustful desire and degenerated, selfish fantasies.
For the suprasexual, the hormones are the vitalizing influence that regenerates the brain and heart, and empowers visions, clairvoyance, conscious dreams, and spiritual powers. For the infrasexual, the hormones — being corrupted by desire, lust, anger, and pride — cloud the mind, degenerate the emotions into selfishness, and hypnotize the consciousness with paranoia, hallucinations, obsessions, fantasies of wealth and power, motivating the person towards crime, violence, rape, etc. This is criminology: the science that examines how desire, expressed through mental images, is the basis of crime.
If we want to guide our life towards higher level, or if we want to help those who suffer — such as criminals, the mentally ill, the paranoids, or the depressed — then we need to understand how to use the sexual energy in a restorative and regenerating way.
Originally published in Spanish as "Nociones Fundamentales de Endocrinologia y Criminologia" (1959), plus additional lectures.
The Social Christ (1964) by Samael Aun Weor has not yet been published in English, but it can be if you help: make a donation.
The Social Transformation of Humanity (1965) by Samael Aun Weor has not yet been published in English, but it can be if you help: make a donation.
"The seven tones of the great scale, with the wonderful rhythms of the fire, resound in the entire universe." —Samael Aun Weor
Wherever there is motion, there is sound. At every level of the universe, creation is movement, sound, a vibration of energy. That is why all the ancient scriptures exclaim that creation begins with a sound, symbolized by the Word of God that says, "Let there be Light." Spiritual light—insight, understanding, and personal experience of the Divine—is also created by means of sound, by the motion of energy within us. Spiritual elevation depends upon laws of nature that humanity ignores. Learn how the forces of creation flow in all of nature, especially within us. By conscious use of the energy that pulses within us, we can open our spiritual eyes and ears to the creative power of sound. This leads us to personal experience of the truth: genuine spiritual experience.
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Originally published in Spanish as "Mensaje de Navidad 1965-1966" (named by students La Ciencia de la Musica).
This book is published in Christ and the Virgin.
Thousands of years ago, the angel Metatron gave to humanity the Tarot and the Hebrew letters, which were preserved among the highest secrets of the mystical traditions, and were completely unknown to the public. Unfortunately, some cunning people stole and modified a portion of the protected teachings, and over the centuries that stolen knowledge passed through Egypt, Arabia, and finally into Europe, eventually becoming what we popularly refer to as the Tarot: a deck of cards marked by seemingly obscure images and symbols. Over the centuries, it degenerated. It was re-arranged, misinterpreted, misused...
In spite of our troubled history, the real Tarot continues to exist, and has never changed, since the real Tarot was not made by humanity, but has always existed in the superior worlds. Now, in this book, you can learn about the eternal Tarot.
Metatron gave the Tarot and the Hebrew letters to humanity so that we, who are so confused and blinded by our psychological state, could have some way of acquiring reliable information.
The Tarot is an ancient, sacred method of acquiring information for spiritual insight.
Kabbalah is the science of numbers, and reveals the structures of everything that exists. By knowing Kabbalah, one also knows the way out of suffering.
Together, Tarot and Kabbalah empower, energize, and clarify your spiritual life. Instead of wandering in guesses, beliefs, and assumptions, one can know for oneself, with certainty.
Originally published in Spanish as "El Sendero Iniciatico a Traves de los Arcanos de Tarot y Kabala" (1978).
In merely twenty-six years, Samael Aun Weor wrote sixty books, gave thousands of lectures, and formed the international Gnostic movement, inspiring millions of people to enter the path that leads one out of suffering. In The Three Mountains, he tells his life story, while revealing the previously secret practical knowledge of the true spiritual path walked by all the greatest human beings — Jesus, Buddha, Moses, Krishna, Jeanne d’Arc, and others. This is the path of the Bodhisattva: a secret path entered by very few, and the only way to the highest potentials of the human being.
“In all the books of ancient times, the secret path is cited. This path is quoted and mentioned in many verses; yet people do not know it. Beloved reader, to unveil, to show and to teach the esoteric path that leads to the final liberation is certainly the purpose of this book that you have in your hands. Certainly, what we deliver in this new book are transcendental, lived experiences. It is what we have verified, what we have directly experienced.” —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Christmas Message 1972-1973" (“Las Tres Montañas”).
“Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, one shall yet cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of self-knowledge alone. As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes, similarly the fire of self-knowledge reduces all bonds of karma to ashes...” —Krishna, Bhagavad-gita 4:36-37
This book begins by asking the questions, “Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? What are we living for? Why are we living?” The answers to these questions can be discovered if one knows where and how to look.
No matter who we are, we feel fulfillment, happiness, and purpose inside of ourselves. These qualities are not felt outside of ourselves, and cannot be found in external things or circumstances. Similarly, knowledge of ourselves and our purpose cannot be found in external things, but are found inside. By knowing what is in our hearts and minds, by seeing what we usually ignore, we learn not only what we are capable of, but also what prevents us from developing our full potential. That knowledge shows us the way to genuine change.
“All things, all circumstances that occur outside ourselves on the stage of this world, are exclusively the reflection of what we carry within. With good reason then, we can solemnly declare that the ‘exterior is the reflection of the interior.’ When someone changes internally—and if that change is radical—then circumstances, life, and the external also change.” —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "Tratado de Psicologia Revolucionaria" (1974).
Treatise of Sexual Alchemy reveals the true meaning of the genuine documents and symbols used by the medieval alchemists, such as Paracelsus, Basil Valentine, Francis Bacon, and more, by showing how those teachings are hidden in the Egyptian Book of the Dead and the Judeo-Christian Bible.
"The Medieval alchemists hid the Great Arcanum among innumerable symbols and esoteric allegories. This was in order to save it from profanity, and in order for them to avoid being burned alive in the blazes of the Inquisition." —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as “Tratado de Alquimia Sexual” (1953).
The energy that liberates a human being from suffering is called Christ, Osiris-Ra, Quetzalcoatl, etc. and can only be born in us through an immaculate conception. This is the duty of the Virginal Mother.
The ancient Christian tradition represented the Virgin Mother just as the Egyptians did: as a virtuous, chaste woman blessed with the sacred duty of giving birth to the savior of the world. Unfortunately, over the centuries, the keys to understanding the true importance of the Divine Mother were lost. Now, with the knowledge written in this book, anyone can have the precious experience of talking to their own inner Divine Mother, and be prepared for the birth of Christ within, which is the beginning of the Direct Path to absolute liberation.
Samael Aun Weor also reveals how any prepared couple can receive the blessing of a physical immaculate conception, to give birth to a child by the will of the Holy Spirit (the sephirah Binah, also known as Shiva, Nirmanakaya, etc).
Originally published in Spanish as “El Libro de la Virgen del Carmen” (1952).
“Peace is possible only by controlling the mind. Purity of thought guides the yogi towards perfection.”
Learn the practical science to work directly with the root energy of all existence.
Experience for oneself the reality of the ancient and mysterious Divine Mother Kundalini, spoken of in all the world’s great religions as Isis, Mary, Maya, Cybele, Ima, Hera, Shakti, Durga, Athena, and countless more.
Her most sacred science is protected in the secret heart of every religion: the upright use of sexual energy, harnessed with love and ethical purity. When followed with precision, sexual yoga awakens her divine intelligence in us, called Kundalini in Asia, and in the West, the fire of the Holy Spirit, the fire of Pentecost, resulting in the emergence of real spiritual powers.
Includes many practices of meditation, transmutation, astral projection, pranayama, and the long-hidden jinn science.
“We must search for the Divine Mother within our heart temple. The cross of initiation is received within the temple of the heart. She, the adorable lady of love, is the only one who has the power of awakening her children within the womb of the profound universal spirit of life.” —Samael Aun Weor
Originally published in Spanish as "El Libro Amarillo" (1959).
"I sustain that Nirvana can be attained by us in a single reincarnation, if properly taken advantage of. Samael Aun Weor has delivered this course to you in order for you to attain Nirvana quickly and in a few years. I do not want henchmen nor followers, only imitators of my example. I have not come to form any sect, or one more belief, nor am I interested in the schools of today, or the particular beliefs of anyone!" - Samael Aun Weor
Introducing the practical science for working directly with the intelligences that manage the forces of existence, The Zodiacal Course is a powerful aid for awakening the consciousness, and is filled with practical exercises.
Originally published in Spanish as "Curso Zodiacal" (1951).
Included in the print and ebook editions of Practical Astrology.
"Through countless centuries man has been a wanderer, seeking knowledge through many incarnations and earthly experiences. He has thus become a storehouse of wisdom and truth, yet the average man knows little of this submerged knowledge within himself, and is without means to contact and use it." —M
During the early twentieth century the anonymous author "M" wrote important spiritual books that influenced a generation of spiritual aspirants, notably Samael Aun Weor.
"This work is a record of instruction received during different states of Yoga practice; that sealed book opened by the aspiring student during his development into his own inner states of being. We have been permitted to reveal this in order that others, by similar practice, may develop and unfold their inner powers; for the body is a storehouse of past, present and—strange though it seems—future records." —M
This precious book stands next to Blavatsky’s The Secret Doctrine (1888) as one of the most important spiritual books of recent centuries.
First published in 1931, at a time when charlatans and fortune-seekers were rapidly expanding their efforts to mislead humanity through mischievous spiritual teachings, this mysterious book by an “anonymous” author opened the doors for sincere seekers to real spirituality. He explains how proper management of our psychological and physical energies brings us into harmony with the divine. His message is at once scientific and mystical, intuitive and concrete, and completely in harmony with the scriptures of every religion. Although the author “M” could not state explicitly what was destined to be fully revealed beginning in 1950 by Samael Aun Weor, when illuminated by the light of the ancient Gnostic teachings, the wisdom of this book can truly be understood and valued. It provides a deep yet easy to understand explanation of how our bodies and minds relate to nature and to the superior levels of existence, and what we must do if we long to escape the suffering in our lives.
This book is great for readers of all levels: inviting to the beginner, clarifying for the reader familiar with the teachings, and deeply insightful for the experienced aspirant.
Originally published in English as "The Dayspring of Youth," (1931), and later in Spanish as "Dioses Atomicos."
Nothing definitive is publicly known about the author M, except what is written in his two books. While there have been many theories about his identity, none are proven, save what he wrote himself.
Glorian Publishing was founded in order to translate to English and publish the writings of Samael Aun Weor, yet also provides these useful and insightful books.
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Thousands of years ago, the angel Metatron gave to humanity the Tarot and the Hebrew letters, a precious set of knowledge containing the keys to liberation from suffering. Unfortunately, some cunning people stole and modified a portion of the protected teachings, and over the centuries that stolen knowledge passed through Egypt, Arabia, and finally into Europe, eventually becoming what we popularly refer to as the Tarot. Over the centuries, it degenerated. It was re-arranged, misinterpreted, misused... Being so far removed from their source, very few contemporary Tarot decks accurately reflect the teachings of Metatron. During the twentieth century, Samael Aun Weor wrote volumes of books correcting the Tarot and showing how it is a form of Kabbalah. For decades, millions of readers have awaited an authoritative Tarot deck based Kabbalah, Hebrew, and the knowledge Samael Aun Weor provided. This is it.
“The Eternal Tarot” is a 78 card Tarot deck and book set that restores the Tarot to its original structure and importance as an integral part of meditation and Kabbalah.
“An imprisoned person with no other book than the Tarot, if he knew how to use it, could in a few years acquire universal knowledge, and would be able to speak on all subjects with unequaled learning and inexhaustible eloquence.” — Eliphas Levi
The Tarot represents the fundamental laws of nature, thus the Tarot can be used to understand anything: science, religion, nature... but the most important use is to understand ourselves.
Anyone can use the Tarot to understand the forces at work in their lives, and get guidance regarding what they must do.
"...every erudite occultist, all esotericists, must always call on the "standard of measures," the Tarot, if they do not want to fall into the absurd." - Samael Aun Weor, The Mystery of the Golden Blossom
"Inside of us is something eternal, that never dies, and is the very root of our existence. It is a state of joyfulness and love, bright with contentment and deep, inner satisfaction. Unfortunately, we do not know how to experience this part of ourselves, because we have become so deeply fascinated with our desires and fears. Yet through training, we can abandon the illusions that cause us to suffer, and instead get to know the source of true happiness and fulfillment." —Nikias Annas
Although the word "karma” is Sanskrit and is associated with Eastern religions, it simply refers to the law of cause and effect. Karma is not blind destiny or divine judgment, but is the principle the describes the natural reverberation that emerges from every action, whether that action is physical, emotion, mental, or spiritual.
Suffering and pain are not punishment from a tyrant God, nor are they "normal” or mere "coincidence.” When we truly understand the law of action and consequence, we can see that our lives are a result of our own moment to moment ignorance of the effects of our actions. We create our own suffering, therefore, we can create our own happiness instead, if we know how. No matter what religion or background we come from, through conscious action from moment to moment, we can originate a new set of causes, which in turn will generate a new set of results. This is how we can revolutionize our life. The power to change is in our hands.
"I have heard and realized that bondage and salvation are both within yourself." —Acarangasutra 5.36
Nikias Annas, whose Greek name means "victory to divine compassion," studied all major religions before discovering the Gnostic tradition of Samael Aun Weor, which radically transformed his life and gave him the keys to experiencing the reality of those religions for himself. This book is his way of showing his gratitude.
See what the religious authorities have hidden (or forgotten) for centuries.
Moses, the great patriarch in the heart of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, wrote the first five books of the Bible or Tanakh, perhaps the most influential books in Western history. Yet, because they were written in Hebrew, a highly symbolic and deeply mystical language, few have revealed the true meanings of the stories and events he described. When you know the Hebrew letters and the structures of Kabbalah, the secret teachings of Moses radiate with stark clarity, and echo throughout the entire range of Jewish and Christian scriptures, especially in the Gospels of Jesus.
This book focuses on the second chapter of Genesis (Bereishit), which establishes the foundation of the Jewish and Christian religions. With this knowledge you can understand the true meaning of Adam and Eve, the Garden of Eden, the presence of the serpent, and all of the rest of the teachings that follow these symbols. Yet, this is not merely scholarly theology: by understanding what Moses actually wrote, anyone can see the true basis of human suffering and how to change it.
Chapters include: The Secret Teachings, The Names of God, The Four Worlds, Creation and the Trinity, The Two Gardens of Eden, The Waters, The Four Rivers and the Four Tattvas, The Mystery of Lucifer, The Two Trees, Becoming, The Three Hebrew Mother Letters, The Physical Body, The Fruits of the Tree of Life, The Serpent of Eden, The Two Wombs, The Beast and the Serpent, The Archangel Samael, The Temptation of Eve, The Two Seeds, The Children of Adam and Eve
Aunel va Daath is the pen name of a student of Samael Aun Weor, the founder of the worldwide Gnostic movement. Both of their names are Hebrew. Under the guidance of Samael, Aunel has taught Gnosis, the primordial religion that gave birth to all religious forms, in many countries around the world. “The Secret Teachings of Moses” was crafted from his lectures, the outcome of many years of study and meditation on the scriptures of Judaism and Christianity.
Alchemy is one of the oldest sciences in human history, but access to its true purpose was given only to those who were deemed worthy to receive it. Now, in these critical moments, the doors to the heart of Alchemy have been opened.
This free online course is not an introduction to the history or theories of Alchemy, but is rather a exposure of the actual techniques and methodologies of the genuine science that creates the Philosophical Stone, the universal medicine, the fountain of youth, and all the powers of the Alchemist.
“By the omnipotent God, and on the salvation of my soul, I here declare to you earnest seekers, in pity to your earnest searching, the whole Philosophical Work, which is only taken from one subject and perfected in one thing. For we take this copper, and destroy its crude and gross body; we draw out its pure spirit, and after we have purified the earthy parts, we join them together, thus making a Medicine of a Poison.” - The Stone of the Philosophers
“...whosoever hath this medicine, he hath an incomparable medicine above all treasures of the world. Praise God.” - The Bosom Book of Sir George Ripley
The basis of all Judeo-Christian scriptures is the Hebrew letters. Without an in depth knowledge of the Hebrew letters, the original language of the scriptures, one cannot understand the Western religions or the secrets hidden within them. Like Sanskrit, Chinese, Tibetan, Greek and other ancient languages, the Hebrew letters constitute a primary expression of the language and mathematics of spirituality. In scriptures, dreams, and awakened experiences, the symbolism of Kabbalah is delivered through the Hebrew letters. This is the language of the internal worlds. Learn to speak the language of the internal worlds, Kabbalah, by first learning the letters of the language.
"The objective of studying the Kabbalah is to be skilled for work in the Internal Worlds... In Kabbalah we have to constantly look at the Hebrew letters." - Samael Aun Weor, Tarot and Kabbalah (1978)
There are twenty-two primary Hebrew letters, although several have an additional form when the letter is used at the end of a word.
Hebrew is written from right to left. Keep that in mind when you see Hebrew words: the first letter will be the furthest to the right (the opposite of English). These are the primary forms of the twenty-two letters:
Every Hebrew letter carries unique meanings, symbols, and importance. When combined into words, those symbols and meanings are combined, resulting in a very rich and deep significance. Thereore, names and words written in scriptures have meanings that are very deep, and known only to those who know the Hebrew letters. By knowing the letters, one can know the real meaning of scriptural lessons and allegories.
Every Hebrew letter is also a number. Thus, every Hebrew word has a numerical significance. This is why Kabbalah is a science of numbers.
The first step in obtaining the numerical value of a word is to resolve it back into its original tongue. Only words of Greek or Hebrew derivation can be successfully analyzed by this method, and all words must be spelled in their most ancient and complete forms. Old Testament words and names, therefore, must be translated back into the early Hebrew characters and New Testament words into the Greek. Two examples will help to clarify this principle.
The Demiurgus of the Jews is called in English Jehovah, but when seeking the numerical value of the name Jehovah it is necessary to resolve the name into its Hebrew letters. It becomes יהוה, and is read from right to left. The Hebrew letters are: ה, He; ו, Vau; ה, He; י, Yod; and when reversed into the English order from left to right read: Yod-He-Vau-He. By consulting the foregoing table of letter values, it is found that the four characters of this sacred name have the following numerical significance: Yod equals 10. He equals 5, Vau equals 6, and the second He equals 5. Therefore, 10+5+6+5=26, a synonym of Jehovah. If the English letters were used, the answer obviously would not be correct. - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages
The study of the Hebrew letters is a long and profound journey. The letters encode the entire root knowledge of creation and the power of God. Be patient and dilgent to acquire it.
Bezaleel [the architect of the Tabernacle in the desert] knew how to join together the letters, by means of which the heavens and earth were created. - T.B. Berachoth, 55a
Do you long to know for yourself what the world of dreams is? You can know, and you do not have to pay anyone for the knowledge, or belong to a group, or swear fealty to a guru. You only have to make the effort to awaken your consciousness. You can belong to any religion or none; you can work anonymously or socially; you can be from anywhere and be anyone, and you can learn how to experience that which exists beyond the physical senses.
Here we offer to you the teachings, scriptures, and techniques of the ancient science that awakens the consciousness and illuminates the understanding. What you will learn here is thousands of years old, was proven to work by all of those who carried the tradition in the past, and is being experienced daily by instructors and students today.
"Do you want to know something from the beyond? Do you want to chat with divine beings face to face? It is indispensable to enter into the region of the dead at will, to visit the celestial regions, to know other worlds of the infinite space. Outside of the physical body, one can give to himself the luxury of invoking beloved relatives who already passed through the doors of death. They will concur to our call, then we can personally chat with them... When out of the physical body, we can acquire complete knowledge about the mysteries of death and life. Out of the physical body, we can invoke the angels in order to talk personally with them face to face." - Gazing at the Mystery (1972) by Samael Aun Weor
There is a precise methodology to arrive at the conscious transformation of dreams, and the awakening of the consciousness in the internal worlds, also called lucid dreaming or astral projection. That methodology is called Dream Yoga: the science of harnessing the power of the dream state. Through dreams we can receive guidance, insight, and solve problems - but first we must become aware that we are dreaming. Everyone has the capacity to awaken their consciousness and experience the realities that exist beyond the physical world. Here we will study the basic factors required to have this experience.
This course is a collection of transcriptions from audio lectures and writings from various teachers.
Stellar radiations influence us in subtle and profound ways.
Learn how we can take advantage of those forces in order to improve life for all of us. Genuine Astrology is a science of practical action or Gnosis (conscious knowledge), whose goal is a better world for us all. This free online course, originally given as live, unscripted lectures by two instructors, will introduce you to the true purpose of astrology.
"...modern astrology, which is sustained on a false foundation, is a true failure. Now it is our responsibility to restore the authentic ancient astrology...
"The planets move, evolve and progress within the consciousness. The sidereal temples are within the consciousness. The human being is a zodiac and the zodiacal belt is within the consciousness." - Samael Aun Weor, Practical Astrology
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Here you will find a collection of audio lectures that introduce the basic concepts and practices of the ancient, practical spirituality in the heart of all religious and mystical traditions.
Most of these lectures were originally given live and unscripted.
Related lectures: Lectures by Samael Aun Weor
Popularly called "the Wheel of Samsara," the Bhavachakra is one of the most important symbols in Buddhism, being an illustration of everything that exists and how existence functions. While the superficial, public-level meanings are fairly well-known (such as the three poisons, the twelve nidanas, the six realms), few know that the actual purpose of the symbol is very deep, revealing the inner workings of our mind, and thereby illustrates the source of suffering (samsara) or liberation from suffering (nirvana).
This free online course reveals how you can discover the true meaning of the Revelation or Apoclaypse of St. John, which is a crytic and mystical scripture at the very end of the Christian Bible.
Over the centuries, hundreds of books have been written in an effort to explain the elusive symbolism of this mysterious text, but none have succeeded. As a document written by initiates of the secret doctrine and for initiates of the secret doctrine, Revelation is an esoteric treatise of Kabbalah and Alchemy, and can only be understood in light of those ancient sciences and in combination with meditation. Now the doors have been opened so that humanity can see for themselves what is hidden in this beautiful scripture.
"Much has been said and written about the Apocalypse (The Revelation of St. John). However, only intellectual speculations have been made and the words of various authorities have been repeated. The present work is the result of tremendous esoteric investigations that were patiently performed by us in the Superior Worlds." - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
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The Greek word Christ refers not to a person but to a cosmic intelligence at the root of all life, which is organized (ordered) as a series of cosmoses. As Christ said through Jesus (Yeshua), "I AM the light of the Kosmos (order)." This course describes the spiritual and psychological relationship of Christ with our place in the cosmos, and explains many verses of the Bible, The Pistis Sophia, teachings of Gurdjieff, and much more.
The image used for the course title is a photo of our Sun taken by NASA.
This course was given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
Evolution is a law of nature that applies to the development of the soul (consciousness), but not in the way most people realize. Furthermore, the Bible explains the previous races and ages (Atlantena, Lemurian, and more), and about fallen angels and the existence of demons, but one has to know Hebrew and Kabbalah to understand.
This course reveals the essential clues to understand how we got to where we are now. Learn about the reality of the development of the soul as it is hidden in the Kabbalah, the Bible, the Hebrew letters, and the Zohar.
This free online course of audio lectures and transcriptions explains the meaning of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil [עץ הדעת טוב ורע] depicted in the book of Genesis / Bereshit. Da'ath דעת [Hebrew: knowledge; Greek: Gnosis] is the central theme of the story of Adam and Eve and the expulsion from Eden. In traditional Judaism and Kabbalah, the teachings of Da'ath were always restricted, given only to the elite. Now, the secret teachings are available to anyone who wants to return to Eden.
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [Daath, Gnosis]: because thou hast [fornicated, thou hast] rejected knowledge [Daath, Gnosis], I will also reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law [Torah] of thy Goddess [the Schekinah], I will also forget thy children." - Hosea 4: 6
To return to Eden, we need to know how.
Everyone will experience death, thus it is intelligent to prepare oneself for the experience. This course examines the truth of what happens when we die, and what happens in the afterlife or "between" (bardo). Most importantly, you will learn how to use today as preparation for death, and thereby transform life into a source of happiness for yourself and others.
"We can learn very little from the phenomenon of birth, but from death we can learn everything." - Samael Aun Weor, The Great Rebellion
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Every religion provides methods of spiritual defense for protection against harmful entities and forces. Among all the prayers, there are several that have particular power. These lectures explain them in detail so that you will know very well what you are saying when you use them.
Spiritual experiences are not difficult to have if you know the laws of nature that manage them. Learn the exact science of spiritual practice that leads to the awakening of the consciousness, by means of harnessing the most powerful energies in the universe.
Within us are the energies that can empower the realization of our full potential, through which we can become completely developed beings. Learn about the steps of meditation, vital energy, ojas, sexual transmutation, pranayama, kundalini, and much more. With these tools, we can reach complete liberation from suffering, and thereby be of great service to others.
More than 2,500 years ago, a man decided to find out why there is suffering, and how to overcome it. He succeeded, and became known as "The Buddha," which means, "One who is awake." Since then, there have emerged many variations and interpretations of what he taught, with some believing that his teachings were something he invented or created on his own. Contrary to this belief, he said,
"I have seen an ancient path, an ancient road traversed by the rightly enlightened ones of former times. And what is that ancient path, that ancient road? It is just this noble eight-fold path." - Buddha Shakyamuni, Samyutta Nikaya ii.106
Therefore, his knowledge — what in Greek is called Gnosis — existed before he did, and he only taught what he understood of that ancient knowledge.
This course examines Gnosis through the lens of the Buddhist Dharma.
These lectures were originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
More than 2,500 years ago, a man decided to find out why there is suffering, and how to overcome it. He succeeded, and became known as "The Buddha," which means, "One who is awake."
Over the centuries, many details of his life and his teachings have been lost, distorted, or confused. Yet by comparing what remains with the teachings given by other men and women who reached similar development, his full teachings become very evident.
The Buddha—also known as Gautama Shakyamuni—did not intend to start a religion or to gather worshippers: he only wanted to demonstrate to all beings how they themselves must work to escape suffering. This is the essence of Gnosis: authentic knowledge that is acquired by one's own efforts.
“I cannot pull someone from the hell realm and carry them to nirvana. Leaving samsara, attaining nirvana or buddhahood, depends on your own efforts. You cannot rely on anyone - not the guru, or the Buddha and bodhisattvas.” – The 14th Dalai Lama
Many biographers have presented his life story with twelve essential stages. The twelve stages of the life of Buddha have deep symbolic importance that has rarely been revealed. By comparing these twelve stages with the esoteric knowledge of Gnosis, the meanings of the events of the life of Buddha Shakyamuni are made brilliantly clear.
This course was expanded from a single audio lecture, which you can download here.
Meditation is a practical tool that anyone can use in order to investigate the true nature of any phenomena in nature or within oneself.
The basis of any real spiritual path is our own experience of the truth, which in Greek is called Gnosis, conscious knowledge. We acquire knowledge through the use of consciousness. Meditation is the art of developing the consciousness in all it's levels. Real meditation is essential in every genuine spiritual tradition in the world.
In this course, we present an outline of the basic stages and concepts of an effective and penetrating meditation practice, including concentration, visualization, imagination, breathing, mantras, and more. There are additional courses on this website that explore meditation from a variety of angles.
One of the most important figures in religion is משה Moshe (Moses), yet his true identity and importance has been hidden for centuries behind the veil of Kabbalah. This course removes the veil so that anyone who wants to see the truth can do it.
To follow Christ, the energy of life, is to incarnate that force within. The way to do this is hidden in the Bible and the Hebrew letters. This course explains the symbol of Moses in relation with our spiritual development and the spinal column, and discusses the Zohar, Genesis, the teachings of Gurdjieff, and much more.
Related books: Secret Teachings of Moses
The scriptures of the Gnostics hide incredible knowledge for the sincere seeker: but to understand them, you must first understand Kabbalah, Hebrew, and Alchemy.
This free online course will give you a deep overview of the fundamental knowledge of the Gnostics. Most importantly, you will learn how to acquire your own Gnosis: practical experience of the truth.
Symbolized in the mythologies of the Gods and heroes, monsters and wars, are profound truths about our souls and the path to reach a divine state.
These lectures were originally gven live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
The word cult comes from Latin cultus, "worship," from past participle of colere, "to cultivate." This short course explains what a cult is, and discusses many types of cults: Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Gnostic, etc., and how we worship according to our inner psychological and spiritual state. Every spiritual person is engaged in worship (cult), but our psychological state determines whether that worship results in benefit or harm.
This short course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
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This is the first in a series of free online courses designed to give a complete introduction to Kabbalah, the structure of laws that organize all of creation. In the Western traditions, this structure has been symbolized by the Tree of Life. These courses begin with the shadow of the tree, the lowest levels of the dimensions of nature, because this is the level of existence we know and experience on a daily basis. By understanding the world around and within us, we can better understand how to reach the worlds (heavens) above us.
In all religions, the lowest levels of matter are called hell, averno, inferno, avitchi, qliphoth, or other names. In Hebrew, they are called קליפות, which in English can be spelled Qliphoth, kliffoth, klippot, kellipot, Kelipot, Q'lippoth, Qlippoth, etc. This means "the world of the shells." By understanding these levels we can understand the state of our world and our mind today, and thereby the need and method to free ourselves from suffering.
The Bible tells part of the story of Moses receiving the Commandments from God, but not everything is written, since the books of Moses (Moshe) are Kabbalah, which comes from the Hebrew word Kabel, "to receive." This course examines the esoteric meaning of the original Commandments "received" by Moses, and their relationship to the sephiroth of the Tree of Life.
This is the second course in our free series about Kabbalah, which follows The World of Klipoth.
The Jewish and Christian religions are based on the teachings of Kabbalah, which is a profound schematic of the dimensions of nature and the laws that manage them. In nature, there are Four Worlds. True spiritual development is a process of awakening in all four worlds.
This is the third of four courses on Kabbalah.
The book of Genesis describes the creation of the world in seven days, but few realize their incredible spiritual importance, since Genesis is a book of Kabbalah, encoded for those who are educated to penetrate its meaning.
This is the fourth course in the series on the Kabbalah, and provides an outline of the path towards the ultimate levels of spirituality, as symbolized by Moses in the book of Genesis.
This advanced course is best studied after one has a good foundation in Kabbalah.
The book of Genesis (Hebrew: Bereshit) is a book of Kabbalah that hides profound and ancient knowledge. Only those who have been educated in the language of Kabbalah can perceive the meanings hidden in the Hebrew letters and words, and the symbolic stories and events. This course will help you enter into the real meanings of Genesis.
"The book of Genesis is a Gnostic book written by Gnostics; the whole book hides the mystery of Daath, the Hebrew word for knowledge, which in Greek is Gnosis. So, Genesis is 100% Gnostic, whose myths hide a lot of knowledge." - The Tower of Babel Part 1
Spirituality is the knowledge and practice of developing the innermost essence of the human being. This development does not occur because of beliefs or good intentions: it arises because of cause and effect, which in Sanskrit is "karma."
This free online course analyzes the basic law that allows every existing thing to be what it is: karma, the law of action and consequence. Without a profound knowledge of how to act in order to acquire the results we seek, we will never arrive at our goal. Fortunately, there is a vast science to guide us towards the goal we seek: Gnosis, the science of awakening the consciousness.
"Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." - Christianity: Galatians 6:7
"According as one acts, according as one conducts himself, so does he become. The doer of good becomes good. The doer of evil becomes evil. One becomes virtuous by virtuous action, bad by bad action.
"But people say, "A person is made [not of acts, but] of desires only." [I say,] as his desire, such is his resolve; as is his resolve, such the action he performs; what action he performs, that he procures for himself.
"On this point there is this verse,
"Where one's mind is attached--the inner self
Goes thereto with action, being attached to it alone.
Obtaining the end of his action,
Whatever he does in this world,
He comes again from that world
To this world of action.
So the mind who desires." - Hinduism: Brihadaranyaka Upanishad 4.4:5-6
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The Hebrew words and letters of the Bible clearly say that the Gods and Goddesses (Elohim, a plural word) create Adam in their image.
"And Elohim said, Let us make Adam in our image, after our likeness..." - Genesis 1
This course explains the development of the soul as taught by Moses in Genesis. Learn about the hidden meanings in the books of Moses and the Zohar in relation to Kabbalah, Hinduism, the Greek pantheon, and much more.
Originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
The entirety of infinite multidimensional space is reducible to the notion that everything is a transformation of energy.
Such eternal exchanges produce and destroy entire planets, solar systems, and galaxies.
Fortunately, these events occur for a definite purpose. It is not a random or meaningless existence as it is often proposed today in our modern world.
Indeed, there is intelligence embedded in everything. Nevertheless, successive series of laws and mechanistic structures are required to provide the proper conditions to allow our true purpose to manifest in the world.
A machine can be defined as an apparatus consisting of interrelated parts with separate functions, used in the performance of some kind of work.
The Being has many parts which must work in harmony to accomplish the great work of self-realization.
Follow the practical steps of this course to develop your own experience of the state of meditation. By applying the exercises given in each lecture, any sincere student can become a self-reliant meditator, capable of using meditation as a powerful tool for investigation and analysis.
From the course:
The state of meditation is the natural state of the consciousness, unconditioned, unfiltered, serene, perceiving, and understanding. In the state of meditation, by reflecting on a problem or question, we can find answers, insight, wisdom, guidance. In the state of meditation, we can perceive what is hidden from the physical senses. In the state of meditation, there is no debate, dogma, belief, or theory: there is only the experience of what is real.
Real meditation is:
- a form of perception
- a way of getting information
- a precise science
Since the state of meditation is the natural, normal state of the consciousness, anyone can access it, but first one must know what is preventing it from being our normal state. So, when we study meditation, we should not be trying to “make meditation happen,” but instead be recognizing what is preventing it from happening.
Once the obstacles are removed, meditation happens on its own, immediately, spontaneously, in the same way that air escapes from a punctured ballon, or water escapes an overturned bottle.
The state of meditation is effortless. What takes effort is the work to remove the conditions that prevent meditation from occurring.
The key to real meditation is a state of non-exertion, in which the mind returns to its natural state, where happiness, deep wisdom, and intelligent compassion emerge spontaneously. Here, direct knowledge of the truth arrives naturally.
This short course provides a comprehensive investigation into what meditation actually is, especially as taught and explained in authentic scripture, in contrast to the thousands of confusing, contradictory theories and practices being promoted today. This is real meditation that results in powerful transformations and insights into existence.
"Meditation is the esoteric practice of the Gnostics." - Samael Aun Weor
"To experience the Truth is fundamental. It is not by means of exertion that we can experience the Truth. The Truth is not the result; the Truth is not the product of exertion. The Truth comes to us by means of profound comprehension. We need to exert ourselves in order to work in the Great Work and to transmute our creative energies. We need to exert ourselves to live, to struggle and to tread the path of Integral Revolution, but we do not need to exert ourselves in order to comprehend the Truth." - Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic
This free online course was originally given as a series of live non-scripted lectures on Gnostic Radio.
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Learn about the past, present, and future of sexuality and its role in our daily life, spiritual development, and level of consciousness. This free online course of audio lectures and transcriptions explains the fundamental laws of nature that allow the creation of all things, from subatomic particles to galaxies, and most importantly, the creation and development of the soul. For throughout nature, at every level, all creation is sexual. That is what Jesus taught in the book of John: how to be born again, not through the common sexual act, but through a higher kind of sex.
Jesus said, “…whosoever drinketh of the [living, sexual] water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.” The woman saith unto him, "Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.” Jesus saith unto her, "Go, call thy husband, and come hither.” —John 4
There is one path to ultimate liberation, hidden in the heart mythologies of every great religion, but especially Buddhism and Christianity.
This free online course is a comprehensive overview of the complete path to ultimate liberation from suffering, especially as symbolized in complementary wisdom of Christianity and Buddhism. Discover their shared roots: the ancient science of Gnosis. Learn about the awesome power of the awakened mind, called Bodhichitta (Sanskrit) or Elijah (Hebrew). Explore the revolutionary wisdom of all the world’s great messengers, also called Bodhisattvas (Sanskrit) or Prophets. Enter the most inspiring way of living that exists: the Direct Path to the Absolute (Ain Soph), also called the Path of the Bodhisattva (Bodhisattvayana or Paramitayana), in which the soul incarnates the most divine intelligence in the universe, in order to lead others out of suffering.
"For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be." - Matthew 24:27
"Dharma, Gnosis, or Jnana (in Sanskrit) is a science to awaken consciousness, to utilize consciousness, and to develop it to its fullest potential." - From the course
This course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
Genuine spiritual initiation is not bestowed in the physical world, but in the worlds of the soul, when the soul has earned a new level of Being. The development of the soul is a conscious work, acheived through psychological transformations, and is marked by exact steps that cannot be avoided or skipped.
Telesis [τέλεσις] is a Greek term that means “progress that is intelligently planned and directed.” It means “the attainment of a desired end, by the application of intelligent effort.” This is the work of the soul to become an Initiate, whose goal is to achieve the completion of religion, which comes from the Latin religare, which means to reunite the earthly with the heavenly: to become one with God.
"Initiation is something very intimate to the Soul. The “I” does not receive initiations. Therefore, those who say, “I have so many initiations,” “I have such-and-such degrees,” are liars and fakes, because the “I” does not receive initiations or degrees. There are nine Initiations of Minor Mysteries and five important Initiations of Major Mysteries. The Soul is the one who receives the initiations. This is a very intimate matter; something that one must not go about speaking of, nor something that must be told to anyone. Indeed, all the initiations and degrees that many schools of the physical world confer have no value whatsoever in the superior worlds, because the masters of the White Lodge only recognize the legitimate initiations of the Soul as genuine. These are completely internal." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
The word practical means "applied, not merely theoretical." Thus, practical spirituality is something experienced and lived.
Learn how to live an essentially practical approach to religion: how to experience what is described in the scriptures, by utilizing the simple and effective approach of Yoga as taught by Krishna in the Bhagavad-gita, and Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, which applies to any religious or spiritual perspective. They teach:
This is not a course of theory, belief, supposition, guesswork, or fantasy. Instead, you will learn how to work with spiritual facts to expand your perception of reality, and transform your experience of living, by setting aside harmful and useless behaviors, and adopting behaviors that benefit yourself and others.
“Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, one shall yet cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of Self-knowledge alone. As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes; similarly, the fire of Self-knowledge reduces all bonds of karma to ashes...” — Krishna, Bhagavad-gita 4:36-37
The Book of Splendor (Sepher ha Zohar) is a mystical book of Kabbalah that hides many secret meanings related to the Bible, including instructions for creating and perfecting the soul, a work accomplished by very few. That work is also known as alchemy, an ancient science that transmutes the entirety of a person into something very different: an angel, a master.
This course examines the Zohar, the writings of Moses, Hebrew words and letters, and the two trees of the Garden of Eden: the Tree of Knowledge, and the Tree of Life.
Download the audio lectures: Precepts of Alchemy Course
Everyone has heard about the Mayan prophecies, the Apocalypse of Revelation, and perhaps about the Purification Day of the Hopi. All religions have prophesies of great changes coming for humanity, but few know what to do about it. Learn about the future of our planet Earth, and how to prepare yourself today.
"And I saw a new οὐρανός [ouranos, heaven] and a new γῆ [gē, earth]: for the πρῶτος οὐρανός [prōtos ouranos, first heaven] and the πρῶτος γῆ [prōtos gē, first earth] were passed away; and there was no more θάλασσα [thalassa, ocean]. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, [and be] their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his θεός [theos, God], and he shall be my υἱός [huios, child, son]. But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death." - Revelation 21
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Discover the meaning of the esoteric mysteries and spiritual symbols hidden in The Ring of the Nibelungen, the famous set of operas by Richard Wagner, based on the Nordic mythology.
“It is evident by all means and with complete meridian clarity that Wagner was a great Initiate [of the secret knowledge], an insightful esotericist, an authentic Illuminated One… [...] It seems that he had scrutinized very ancient religious scriptures…” - Samael Aun Weor, Parsifal Unveiled
We strongly recommend that you watch the entire Ring cycle before you study this course, and do your best to see one that is authentic to Wagner’s directions. There are regular performances all around the world, and seeing these operas live is a special experience to have in life. If this is not possible for you, there are numerous recordings available on DVD that you can purchase or rent, or even borrow from a local library.
This course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
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Dive deep into the primordial structures hidden in all languages and cultures. The Runes are circuits for energy. The Runes are inside every sacred letter, every spiritual motion, and every path to God.
This free online course demonstrates the incredible ubiquity and depth of the Runic letters, with special attention on the Aztec Calendar and many runes that previously have not been explained. Includes instructions for many practical exercises.
"The language of the Protoplasmic Root Race was the Word of Gold, a universal and cosmic language whose combinations of sounds produced cosmic phenomena of all kinds. Those who follow the path of the Perfect Matrimony come to discover that primeval language again within themselves. When the sacred fire reaches the level of the throat, we then begin to speak in the very pure rising of the divine language, which like a river of gold delightfully flows through the dense, sunny jungle. The cosmic laws of Nature were taught to the Gods by their inner Fathers by chanting in this language. The script of the First Root Race was with the Runes. The mallet of Masonry comes from the arrow of the Egyptian God Ra, and this is a Rune. In that epoch, the rituals of the Polar Temple were all runic. The movements of the officials were runic. This is the Divine Script. Let us remember that the Swastika is a Rune. The Hebrew letters are but modifications of runic letters." - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
This free online course was originally given as a series of live non-scripted lectures on Gnostic Radio.
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Since all spiritual light emerged from the same source, likewise there is a fundamental, universal root for all rituals and stages of study, in all churches, temples, lodges, and mosques. These are the primordial sacraments, "sacred acts," of the Divine.
Every spiritual aspirant must pass through stages of study or initiation in their progress towards the Light. These stages are marked by rituals that symbolize the responsibilities they take on, and the benefits they will receive. This comprehensive course introduces the fundamental importance of the initiations and rituals practiced in all religions. The standard sacraments of Western traditions, such as baptism (mikvah), eucharist (passover), and marriage, can also be found in Buddhism, Hinduism, and more.
Originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
Judaism and Christianity have attempted to remove from their traditions the presence of the Angel Samael (סמאל), yet the scriptures are clear when expressing his important role in Genesis and Revelation, two of the most important books in religion. This short course explains the identity of this controversial yet beautiful angel. Once you understand the Angel Samael, the scriptures become much more understandable and vital.
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The fundamental basis of all spirituality is the urge to escape from suffering, and the means to do it is always the same: awaken the consciousness, and liberate it from conditioning. This short course introduces the practical methods that result in liberation from suffering. By applying the principles explained here, anyone can begin to experience for themselves the reality of the path to genuine happiness.
"Know yourself, and you will know the universe and its gods." - The Oracle at Delphi
"As fire is the direct cause of cooking, so knowledge and not any other form of discipline is the direct cause of liberation, for liberation cannot be attained without knowledge." - Shankara, Atma Bodha
This online course of free lectures focuses on teachings and scriptures related to the many beautiful symbols of divinity presented in the ancient traditions of India and Southeast Asia.
"Hinduism is the religion of the Hindus, a name given to the Universal Religion which hailed supreme in India. It is the oldest of all living religions. This is not founded by any prophet. Buddhism, Christianity and Mohammedanism owe their origin to the prophets. Their dates are fixed. But no such date can be fixed for Hinduism. Hinduism is not born of the teachings of particular prophets. It is not based on a set of dogmas preached by a particular set of teachers. It is free from religious fanaticism. Hinduism is also known by the names Sanatana-Dharma and Vaidika-Dharma. Sanatana-Dharma means eternal religion. Hinduism is as old as the world itself. Hinduism is the mother of all religions. Hindu scriptures are the oldest in the world, Sanatana-Dharma is so called, not only because it is eternal, but also because it is protected by God and because it can make us eternal. Vaidika-Dharma means the religion of the Vedas. The Vedas are the foundational scriptures of Hinduism. The ancient Rishis and sages of India have expressed their intuitive spiritual experiences (Aparoksha-Anubhuti) in the Upanishads. These experiences are direct and infallible. Hinduism regards the spiritual experiences of the Rishis of yore as its authority. The priceless truths that have been discovered by the Hindu Rishis and sages through millennia constitute the glory of Hinduism. Therefore, Hinduism is a revealed religion." - Swami Sivananda
This course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
All spiritual development—whether ascending or descending—occurs because of the movement of energy within us. Learn to control your energy, and you can guide your spiritual path.
The complete and harmonious development of the human being is made possible by energy. All religions and spiritual traditions have scientific techniques for transforming energy, especially in the esoteric teachings, such as Kabbalah, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tantra, and Alchemy. By applying those techniques, we can change our future.
This course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio. Download the free audio lectures.
This free online course is a thorough exploration of the universal principles contained in the twenty-two arcana of the Tarot, the Hebrew letters, and the Kabbalah.
"The Tree of Life is the spinal medulla. This Tree of Wisdom is also the ten Sephiroth, the twenty-two creative Major Arcana, letters, sounds, and numbers, with which the Logos (God) created the universe." - Samael Aun Weor
This course was originally given live and unscripted on Gnostic Radio.
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As part of our continual efforts to make the Gnostic teachings accessible to everyone, Glorian has begun a Gnostic Distance Learning Course.
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The first book of Judaism and Christianity, called Bereshit or Genesis, describes two trees of central importance: the Tree of Life and the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. These symbolic trees provide the entire structure of the path to complete development and union with divinity. Learn about the Kabbalah, Hebrew, the Sephiroth, Daath, Tantra, alchemy, and much more.
These two lectures were originally recorded live and unscripted at the Gnostic Retreat in England in 2013.
And the disciples came and said to Him, “Why do You speak to them in parables?”
He answered and said to them, “Because it has been given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.” Matthew 13:10-11
“The mysteries of the faith are not to be divulged to all.
It is requisite… to hide in a mystery the wisdom spoken, which the Son of God taught.” — St. Clement of Alexandria,The Stromata, ch. 12 (circa 200 AD)
Esoteric Christianity represents the unveiled teachings of the mysteries of the Gospel normally concealed to the public.
In our modern era, is now time to clarify all the teachings, and for everyone to receive them!
"These are the mysteries of the Gospels that must be lived here and now, within ourselves. The life, passion, and death of our Lord Jesus Christ is not something that is strictly historic as people believe. It is something of immediate actuality that each one must perform in his or her laboratory. This is what the crude reality of Christ is. It is not something from the history of the past that occurred two thousand years ago, it is something to be lived here and now." —Samael Aun Weor, The Archeus
This is a collection of common questions and answers about spirituality, sexuality, kabbalah, scripture, and more. As with any topic of Gnosis, it is best to rely first on your own inner judgment, as discovered through in depth practice and the awakening of your own consciousness.
In addition, most questions about Gnosis can be answered by reading the books.
Answers to frequent questions about anthropology, or how humanity got here.
So, to begin:
The word anthropology comes from the Greek word anthropos, meaning "man," and the Greek word Logos, which means "word" and the "principle governing the cosmos," or God. Thus, real anthropology is the study and knowledge of the relationship of man and the Divine. Specifically, anthropology is the knowledge of how man was created, evolved, and changed.
Spiritual health is very influenced by the health of our physical body: our temple here on earth. Learn how to properly care for your temple and empower your spiritual growth.
"We must always seek to be in good health, because a healthy body is good for everything, withstands everything, and responds at all moments so that we can demand from it our material and spiritual work. - Samael Aun Weor, Sacred Rites for Rejuvenation
"You should be very careful with your nutrition. - Samael Aun Weor, Introduction to Gnosis
The home of Gnostic initiates must be full of beauty. The flowers that perfume the air with their aroma, beautiful sculptures, perfect order and cleanliness make of each home a true Gnostic sanctuary. - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
The home of the Gnostic student, no matter how grand or humble, becomes a sacred temple and place of worship when it is magnetized by the continual flow of uplifing energy generated though constant spiritual practice. The following articles present essential methods of cleaning, protecting, and energizing our home temple.
Flowers, perfumes, symbolic pictures, and beautiful music contribute to creating an environment filled with wisdom and love. - Samael Aun Weor, The Yellow Book
There are many words to describe reality, but the ultimate reality is one. Whatever our religion or language, whatever word we use to describe God or the ultimate reality, that reality is the same.
In order to understand any religion or mysticism, one must understand the way energy and matter function throughout all the dimensions of the universe. This knowledge is represented in the metaphysics or mathematics of every religion, which all emerge from the same source.
Kabbalah is a Hebrew word that describes what is studied in every religion. The Hebrew word Kabbalah refers to the study of the fundamental laws that support all existence and non-existence.
Although Kabbalah is commonly believed to be exclusively Jewish, study reveals that every religion in the world teaches Kabbalah.
"One is filled with admiration, on penetrating into the Sanctuary of the Kabalah, at seeing a doctrine so logical, so simple, and at the same time so absolute. The necessary union of ideas and signs, the consecration of the most fundamental realities by the primitive characters; the Trinity of Words, Letters, and Numbers; a philosophy simple as the alphabet, profound and infinite as the Word; theorems more complete and luminous than those of Pythagoras; a theology summed up by counting on one's fingers; an Infinite which can be held in the hollow of an infant's hand; ten ciphers and twenty-two letters, a triangle, a square, and a circle,--these are all the elements of the Kabalah. These are the elementary principles of the written Word, reflection of that spoken Word that created the world!" - Albert Pike, quoting from Transcendental Magic by Eliphas Levi
Meditation is an exact science of utilizing consciousness to acquire information.
There are many techniques of meditation in the Gnostic tradition, each with its corresponding purpose. In general, they will apply to one of the following stages:
The Gnostic must first attain the ability to stop the course of his thoughts, the capacity to not think. Indeed, only the one who achieves that capacity will hear the Voice of the Silence.
When the Gnostic disciple attains the capacity to not think, then he must learn to concentrate his thoughts on only one thing.
The third step is correct meditation. This brings the first flashes of the new consciousness into the mind.
The fourth step is contemplation, ecstasy or Samadhi. This is the state of Turiya (perfect clairvoyance). - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony
In other words, to work successfully with any practice of meditation, it must take into account these essential stages. It is impossible to skip stages. That is, if one cannot silence the mind (stage one), then one can never enter Samadhi (stage four).
To learn about meditation, we offer:
Throughout the great breadth of the Gnostic teachings are hundreds of prayers and magical phrases, all of which offer specific results and benefits which are discovered through direct experience. This page is not intended to be a catalog of such prayers; it is merely a reference for often-cited ones, and those which are of most immediate importance for students of all levels.
It must always be remembered that any prayer or supplication to the divine is only as effective as the depth of sincerity in our heart; a prayer uttered mechanically, without any real feeling, will be cold and lifeless. A simple emotion, longing for the forgiveness of our own Spirit, will bring more results than the most fantastic or complex recitation.
That said, the editors of this site hope that the prayers included below will provide fuel for the opening of your heart and Inner Mind, and the protection and guidance we need from the Divinity we long to know directly.
Answers to frequent questions about psychology.
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Answers to frequent questions about spirituality.
So, to begin:
The English word "spirituality" is derived from "spirit," which comes from the Latin spiritus meaning "soul, courage, vigor, breath." The modern usage of "spirit" is unfortunately inaccurate, since it is based on a mistranslation of subsequent centuries of misuse.
Western culture and terminology has been profoundly influenced by the Bible, which is a translation of earlier Hebrew and Greek texts. In the Bible, the single word spiritus (Latin) was used for the different—and quite specific—words ruach (Hebrew) and pneuma (Greek). In modern terms, the word "spirit" is used interchangeably in lieu of the more accurate terms spiritus, anima, psyche (Greek), soul, etc.
An accurate definition of "spirit" would draw from the original terminology. Therefore, our spirit is not our personality, soul, mind, or sense of self. The real meaning of spirit is our inner Father or Buddha, which in Kabbalah is related to the sephirah Chesed. In Sanskrit, our spirit is called Atman. In Buddhism, it is the true nautre of our Yidam.
Thus, spirituality is correctly defined as the process or science of the awakening and development of our inner Spirit, which requires us to shed our terrestrial, self-centered identity.
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Genuine scriptures have deep meanings hidden in their letters and structures. The true meaning of a scripture can only be known by understanding its original version. For the Western scriptures — the books of Moses, the Bible, the Gospels of Jesus — this means we need to look at the Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek, and other ancient languages.
So, to begin:
The word sex is derived from the Latin "secare," meaning "to cut off."
The roots of this word indicate the androgynous nature of our ancestors as described in all religions, and even by Plato, and is hidden in symbols in every mystical tradition. Sexual cooperation between man and woman only began when the two halves of the androgynous being were "cut off" from one another. Vestiges of this ancient past are readily visible in the physical shadows of the man's inert nipples and the woman's clitoris, which is a shrunken penis. Thus, "sex" refers to the joining of what was separated long ago: male and female. Yet, there are levels and levels of sexual activity, ranging from the simplest forms of sexual union among minerals, plants, and animals, up to the divine sexual acts that create planets, solar systems, and universes. Sex is far more than what modern society thinks it is. In reality, sex is sacred, and a source of incredible, untapped power.
“The physical union of a man and a woman, in essence, is a supernatural act, a reminiscence of paradise, the most beautiful of all the hymns of praise dedicated to the Creator by the creature; it is the alpha and the omega of all creation.” - Samael Aun Weor
"Sexual energy is divided into three distinct types. First: the energy having to do with the reproduction of the species. Second: the energy having to do with the spheres of thought, feeling and will. Third: the energy that is found related with the world of pure Spirit." - Samael Aun Weor
"...the controlling of the sex nature builds up a reservoir of strength, and it is this strength that opens the door to the Innermost." - M, The Dayspring of Youth
"Sexual pleasure is a legitimate right of the human being." - Samael Aun Weor, The Three Mountains
Initiation comes from the Latin words initiare "originate, initiate," from initium "a beginning." Initiations are moments that mark the beginning of a new stage of development, thus in the development of the consciousness there are initiations it must pass through in order to rise.
Throughout our history, the real initiations have not been taught publicly. In this new era, for the first time, we can learn about the initiations the consciousness must pass through.
This glossary provides definitions, etymologies, and meanings of select words from all forms of science, philosophy, religion, and art from every major tradition in the world, and therefore embrace the whole of human experience.
We drink deeply from the world's great treasure of language and mystical expression, and take full advantage of the power of words. We know that what cannot be expressed accurately in one language may find its perfect meaning in another tongue. Therefore, we provide this glossary so that you may understand with precision the words that we use.
Etymologies, meanings, and definitions of spiritual, religious, and philosophical words beginning with the letter A.
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Gnosis: (Greek γνώσις) knowledge. The word Gnosis can refer to:
- The knowledge we acquire through our own experience, as opposed to knowledge that we are told or believe in. Gnosis is conscious, experiential knowledge, not merely intellectual or conceptual knowledge, belief, or theory. This term is synonymous with the Hebrew "da'ath," the Sanskrit "jna" or "vidya," and the Tibetan "rigpa."
- The tradition that gave birth to our most respected philosophies, sciences, arts, and religions. Although some modern people believe the term gnosis is related only to certain groups active in the Middle East some 2,000 years ago, the reality is different.
Now, for the first time in history, it is possible for anyone to study the most sacred and ancient knowledge. Do not expect it will be easy, or that it will agree with everything you have been told by modern society. As for which is correct, you can base your analysis on the outcome of "modern philosophy": take a look around to see what we have done with the world. To see the outcome of the ancient philosophy, study those who learned from it.
As for the knowledge we study here, it is profound, nearly incomprehensible, but ultimately only useful when made practical in your daily life. Live it, and the truth will be made starkly evident. Yet if this knowledge remains merely as concepts or beliefs, you will never, ever see what it really means.
Alongside his more than seventy books, Samael Aun Weor gave thousands of lectures to explain how all philosophy, science, religion and art emerged from the same root knowledge, which he called Gnosis.
During the course of several decades, Samael Aun Weor gave thousands of lectures in venues ranging from auditoriums to the kitchen of a student. Many of these talks were recorded and later transcribed into Spanish. Gradually, these lectures are being translated into English.
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All religions emerge from the same root. Therefore, at the base of all religions is a common source, called by many names, but whose true nature is far beyond the confines of any belief, dogma, or theory. Therefore, all genuine scriptures agree with one another.
In order to experience the truth of that common source, we must free the mind from all cages, chains, and bonds, in order for the soul and spirit to rise above all terrestrial and materialistic limitations. In other words, we must study all religions, discard from them what is added (especially by our mind), and resolutely discover what is essential, original, and divine.
The Gnostic tradition studies all the religious and mystical traditions in the world, since Gnosis is the root from which they all flowered.
"In the Gnostic tradition, we have a vast collection of spiritual writings that nourish our efforts to awaken our consciousness. To begin, we have the more than sixty books by Samael Aun Weor, and the hundreds of complementary lectures and talks that he gave. This body of knowledge was given in order to elucidate understanding of the Christian Bible, the Torah, the Zohar, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Germanic Eddas, all the great psychological wisdom hidden in the Greek myths, the Odyssey and the Illiad of Homer, and hundreds of other volumes from our religious and classical heritage. As well, Gnosis is found in the one hundred volumes of Buddhist sutras and in the two hundred volumes of commentaries on those sutras by great masters such as Tsong Khapa and Nagarjuna. Gnosis saturates the Tibetan Tantric tradition and overflows from the teachings of Milarepa, the Dalai Lamas, and many others." - The Purpose of Gnosis
Here are some excerpts from important scriptures, but by no means is this an exhaustive or authoritative list.
One of the oldest sciences of humanity, Alchemy was known and honored in all ancient cultures because it protected the science of transforming the gross, animal man into a divine being. Yet, as is sadly evident in this day and age, mankind has never respected the divine, and only seeks to indulge in pleasures regardless of the price. Nonetheless, for those who would learn how to apply the mysterious science of Alchemy in their own life, we provide you with the key to unlock the door.
Join the male to the female in their own proper humidity, because there is no birth without union of male and female. - Hermes
Purify husband and wife separately, in order that they may unite more intimately; for if you do not purify them, they cannot love each other. By conjunction of the two natures you get a clear and lucid nature, which, when it ascends, becomes bright and serviceable. - Avicenna
The ferment of the Sun is the sperm of the man, the ferment of the Moon the sperm of the woman. From them we get a chaste union and a true generation. - The Rosary
Our [Philosophical] Stone must be extracted from the nature of two bodies before it can become a perfect Elixir. - The Mirror
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The Buddha Shakyamuni gave an enormous number of important teachings to humanity, but sadly - following his own prediction - within five hundred years of his death the tradition had completely degenerated. Fortunately, the written word is not the only reliable transmission of wisdom; in fact, it may be the least reliable. A single letter out of place can change the whole meaning of a document. Yet, the awakened consciousness can extract knowledge and precise information from even the most elusive and intangible subject. This is why the Buddha always emphasized awakening as the prerequisite.
Nonetheless, there are written documents that accurately convey the wisdom of the Buddhas. Here we present a selection of important scriptures from the many traditions of Buddhism, but with a special focus on Tibetan Buddhism, which has long preserved Tantra and the esoteric teachings.
The Christian scriptures contain deep and powerful knowledge that has long been misinterpreted or ignored. To properly understand the teachings of Jesus and the apostles, one first has to understand the tradition they themselves are Masters of: Kabbalah and Hebrew.
"Let marriage be held in honor among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled; for God will judge the immoral and the adulterous." - Hebrews 13.4
"Be sure of this, that no fornicator or impure man... has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God." - Ephesians 5.5
The tradition of Gnosis has taken on innumerable forms throughout the centuries; one of those forms is popularly assumed to be the totality of Gnosis: a diverse and often conflicting collection of traditions loosely centered around the Mediterranean Sea many centuries ago. Here are some example writings from that time and place, and an illustration of the true nature of the Gnostic teachings, which is far more ancient and wide-spread than humanity realizes, and is very much alive today.
This website has many articles and lectures that explain the most famous and widely known Gnostic scriptures: the books of Moses and the Gospels of Christianity. Kabbalah of Genesis reveals many of the mysteries of the book of Genesis.
The most important Gnostic scripture is The Pistis Sophia, about which Samael Aun Weor wrote several hundred pages of commentary.
Much of Western culture—and spirituality—is based on Greek and Roman heritage.
"All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive ourselves, as dear unto God is the poor peasant as the mighty prince." - Plato
Hinduism preserves many of the oldest scriptures on the planet. The Vedas and Upanishads contain the essential mysticism and practical spirituality reflected in every religion around the world, thereby illustrating the common root of all religions. Here we select some key scriptures notable for their universal meaning, ease of study, and relevance to the serious seeker.
"Man and wife, living in mutual lifelong devotion, are at the root of Dharma. Creation springs from them. Don't destroy Dharma for a fleeting comfort at a wayside fire. Remember what the Gods did in the days of old. They had to offer sacred Purusha to make creating possible. Without a sacrificial offering, you cannot create anything. If you want a woman, you have to offer something: a present, a house to live in, lifelong protection. But in that way you will only get a woman, her body, her services. The offering however is like sacrificing ghee or barley or a lamb to obtain a place in heaven. If you want a divinity to inspire you to Dharma and multiply your strength a hundredfold, you must offer something vastly greater. Have not the Gods said, 'By the spirit of sacrifice alone shall sacrifice prosper?'... The hardest way is the best - for it is the way of Tapas [spiritual hardships], of the strength which comes of purifying the body and the mind. If Tapas does not purify passion [lust], women themselves will think it an amusing game to become wayside fires; roaring like Rudras, they will sweep Dharma away. Then the unity of man and wife will be dissolved; the family bond will be snapped; the ways of our Fathers will be forgotten and the bonds which keep the worlds together will break. Men and women, lusting and irresponsible, incapable of Tapas, will forswear Rita, to which even the Gods conform. In the end, Dharma will die and men and women will be worse than beasts..." - Krishna, from the Krishnavatara
“The sun god follows the first illuminated and enlightened goddess Usha (dawn) in the same manner as men emulate and follow women.” - Athravaveda Samhita, Part 2, Kanda 27, sukta 107, sloka 5705.
Moses and the other prophets gave their most important knowledge hidden in the symbolism and structures of Kabbalah and Hebrew, including many instructions regarding sexuality.
I am the man who has girded his loins and will not pause til his oath is fulfilled. - Rabbi Solomon ibn Gabirol (11th century)
Rabbi Simeon sat and wept, and he said, woe if I reveal these secrets, and woe if I do not reveal them. The Companions who were there remained silent until Rabbi Abba stood and said to him, "If our master wishes to reveal these matters, is it not written "The secret of the Lord belongs to those who fear Him..." - The Zohar (presumed 13th century)
The strength of the body, the light of the eyes, and the entire life of the man is slowly being lost by too much loss of the vital fluid. - Jewish Code of Laws, Sec. Orach Chaim. Ch. 240; Parag. 14
...whoever mingles any admixture into his drop of semen by forbidden intercourse or by thinking of someone else, as if he is false to the king's seal, which is Yesod. For they are interdependent: the deed below causes damage above. - The Zohar
Sepher ha Zohar, or ספר הזהר, is Hebrew for "Book of Splendor," and comes from Hebrew זֹהַר [zohar] meaning "splendor" or "radiance." As such, it is often simply called "The Zohar." This sacred book is a deeply important Hebrew scripture in the tradition of the Kabbalah. Although its date of origin and authorship are contested, the beauty of its contents is undeniable.
The Sepher ha Zohar is written in Hebrew and very little of it has been translated into English. This is largely due to the complexity of the Hebrew and the unwillingness of Kabbalists to share the wisdom hidden in the text. Nonetheless, here we present a few important extracts that illustrate the importance of this book.
"The Sepher ha Zohar presumably was written by Simeon ben Jochai, a disciple of Akiba. Rabbi Simeon was sentenced to death about A.D. 161 by Lucius Verus, co-regent of the Emperor Marc Aurelius Antoninus. He escaped with his son and, hiding in a cave, transcribed the manuscript of the Zohar with the assistance of Elias, who appeared to them at intervals. Simeon was twelve years in the cave, during which time he evolved the complicated symbolism of the "Greater Face" and the "Lesser Face." While discoursing with disciples Rabbi Simeon expired, and the "Lamp of Israel" was extinguished. His death and burial were accompanied by many supernatural phenomena. The legend goes on to relate that the secret doctrines of Qabbalism had been in existence since the beginning of the world, but that Rabbi Simeon was the first man permitted to reduce them to writing. Twelve hundred years later the books which he had compiled were discovered and published for the benefit of humanity by Moses de León. The probability is that Moses de León himself compiled the Zohar about A.D. 1305, drawing his material from the unwritten secrets of earlier Jewish mystics." - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
"Indeed, the four gospels cannot be understood if one does not study Alchemy and Kabbalah. We must be alchemists and kabbalists; this is obvious.
"The Jews had three sacred books: the first is the body of doctrine, that is to say, the Bible. The second is the soul of the doctrine, the Talmud, where the national Jewish soul is. The third is the spirit of the doctrine, the Zohar, where the entire rabbinical Kabbalah is.
"The Bible, the body of doctrine, is written in code. Thus, if we want to study the Bible by combining verses, we will proceed in an ignorant, empirical, and absurd manner. We find the key to interpret the Bible only in the third book, in the Zohar, written by Simon Ben Jochai, the great enlightened rabbi." - Samael Aun Weor, Alchemical Symbolism of the Nativity of Christ
For detailed examination of many important teachings in The Zohar, study:
The goal of the Gnostic tradition is the perfection of the human being. As such, anyone who longs to actualize it must know in depth how the perfect human being is created, for such a creature does not arise by chance or mechanical means. A perfect work is a work of craft and knowledge. Therefore, in order to form the perfect human being, we have to know how it is done.
All religions contain levels of knowledge, given to the aspirants according to their need and level of development. In the tradition of Kabbalah, there are many texts that were reserved only for those who had been prepared to use them properly. The Sepher Yetzirah is one such text. As the most ancient known document of jewish Kabbalah, and as the very basis upon which all Western occultism has flourished, the importance of this document cannot be over-emphasized. However, the point of it has often been lost, as its readers become fascinated by the complexity and depth of the structures and mathematics it presents.
...the Sepher Yetzirah marvelously describes all the splendors of the world and the extraordinary play of the Sephiroth within God and the human being through the thirty two paths of Wisdom. - Samael Aun Weor, Alchemy & Kabbalah (1969)
According to Eliphas Levi, the three greatest books of Qabbalism are the Sepher Yetzirah, The Book of Formation; the Sepher ha Zohar, The Book of Splendor; and the Apocalypse, The Book of Revelation. The dates of the writing of these books are by no means thoroughly established. Qabbalists declare that the Sepher Yetzirah was written by Abraham. Although it is by far the oldest of the Qabbalistic books, it was probably from the pen of the Rabbi Akiba, A.D. 120. - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
The name ספר יצירה [Sepher Yetzirah] is Hebrew for "Book of Formation or Creation."
The Sepher Yetzirah, according to Adolph Franck, differs from other sacred books in that it does not explain the world and the phenomena of which it is the stage by leaning on the idea of God or by setting itself up as the interpreter of the supreme will. This ancient work rather reveals God by estimating His manifold handiwork. - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
The importance and valuable teachings of Sepher Yetzirah were emphasized by Samael Aun Weor in his very advanced book of Kabbalah entitled Aztec Christic Magic:
The teachings of the Nahua Masters (Tlamatinime) have many points of contact with the Jewish Sepher Yetzirah. The duality of the Ain Soph and its ten Sephiroth is described within the thirty-two paths of wisdom of the Sepher Yetzirah. - Samael Aun Weor
The Sepher Yetzirah describes our inner constitution and how the Divine creates. This knowledge is necessary if we want to fulfill the purpose of our existence, which is not mere intellectualism or dogmatic cleverness. The wisdom encoded in this short book illuminates the consciousness and provides many essential insights into the laws of creation (formation).
The original Hebrew text naturally contains many levels of meaning that are inevitably lost in any translation, since each Hebrew letter contains numerical and symbolic significance. Nonetheless, we present a thoroughly researched translation prepared by the great Kabbalist Manly P. Hall and included in his marvelous book The Secret Teachings of All Ages.
Just as in every world tradition, there is a heart teaching or esoteric aspect of Islam. The most widely known is the Sufi tradition, and the brilliant mystical poet Rumi.
Let the body needs dwindle and the souls decisions increase.
Diminish what you give your physical self.
Your spiritual eye will open.
Listen to the prophets, not to some adolescent boy.
The foundation and the walls of the spiritual life
are made of self-denials and disciplines.
-Rumi, Muhammed and the Huge Eater
Although books like the Tao Te Ching are widely known and respected, few realize that they are manuals of sexual transmutation.
The techniques of sexual alchemy have been known and secretly practiced in China and nearby countries for ages, under the guise of an uncountable number of schools, teachers, and traditions. Equally diverse have been the interpretations and divergences from the original root knowledge, thus students of modern Taoism or Chinese Alchemy are hard-pressed to discover what is pure and what is degenerated. However, by comparison with other root texts on this website, especially those from India and Tibet, such students can easily determine what Chinese texts are reliable and those that are not. Here we present some examples of importance.
The sacred knowledge concerning the true nature of the Divine—especially in regard to sexuality—was carried secretly throughout the Western world over the last few hundred years, held securely in a variety of orders, groups, and institutions.
"The Mysteries were organized for the purpose of assisting the struggling human creature to reawaken the spiritual powers which, surrounded by the flaming ring of lust and degeneracy, lay asleep within his soul. In other words, man was offered a way by which he could regain his lost estate." - Manly P. Hall, Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
"Sensual gratification without a spiritual union is and remains bestial; afterwards, one has no trace of noble feeling, but rather remorse." - Beethoven