SAMAEL AUN WEOR
FOUNDER OF CONTEMPORARY GNOSTICISM

HIS LIFE, HIS WORKS, HIS MISSION
Inspirational Quotes

Samael Aun Weor is the contemporary founder of the Gnostic movement in the 20th century. Gnosis, a practical and timeless knowledge, teaches the direct path to self-realization.

HIS LIFE: Samael Aun Weor left us this complete practical wisdom in over 70 works that he authored and in over 500 cassette lectures given in his lifetime. Born in Santa Marta, Columbia in 1916, he moved to Mexico in the 1950's, and continued his life's work there--that of achieving self-realization while also tirelessly disseminating the Gnostic teachings. Having been born awake, he knew his life's mission. However, as he himself states in his writings, he had much work to complete on himself. He achieved the philosopher's stone, the magnum opus, in his lifetime and left us a complete map of the path that leads to such an acquisition.

HIS
WORKS: His writings reveal a profound inner knowledge, knowledge that could only be obtained from profound meditation and work on oneself. He is called the "Master of Synthesis" for his works embrace techniques and concepts of both Eastern and Western traditions. His works reveal an Eastern grasp and familiarity of the concepts of rebirth, karma, reincarnation, meditation to silence the mind and experience reality, (to name a few topics). However, they also reveal an equally thorough grasp and familiarity with esoteric Christianity and Western science. His works and lectures, at all times, encompass both concepts as well as practical techniques.

HIS
MISSION: Samael Aun Weor always emphasized and taught practical Gnosticism - the Gnosis. As the definition of Gnosis states, it is the knowledge of the heart obtained only by direct experience. His works include treatises on Gnostic esoteric psychology, alchemy, tarot and kabbalah, cosmology, cultural anthropology, elemental therapy (healing with nature spirits), runic mysteries, dream yoga, astral travel, the Tibetan rites of rejuventation, the silence of the mind and experiencing reality in meditation, psychoanalytical meditation, esoteric astrology, mysteries of life and death, the education of the child, etc., all of which have an underlying and urgent call to action, to change, and work on oneself.
This change which in essence constitutes awakening from our deep sleep is carried out through revolution, a revolution against the tyranny of ego, against the hold that ego's fascination has on us. This change occurrs by putting into practice the three factors for the Revolution of Consciousness, factors that he mentions in every work that he authored.

THE THREE FACTORS: The three factors needed to awaken consciousness, the three factors which are necessary to achieve self realization, are

Death : the elimination of ego (Buddhist annihilation),

Birth: the creation of an authentic man (creation of solar bodies) through sexual transmutation and alchemy

Sacrifice: working for others without expectations, rewards or any type of compensation or recognition.

Thus, he wrote,because he had traversed the path himself. He knew the pitfalls and achievements possible and was able to guide us from his present life experiences, and achievements, and from his recall of his past lives in Tibet and China etc. The essence of wisdom is, then, contained in his teachings.

Samael Aun Weor left us in December 1977. However, his teachings live on throughout the world as thousands of Gnostic students continue to teach this knowledge. While he himself taught, he never charged for such knowledge and it was his wish that the teachings continue to be disseminated in this manner.


Inspirational Qu
otes from works
by Master Samael Aun Weor

On Meditation:

The Gnostic should drink the wine of meditation in the cup of perfect concentration
The Three Mountains

On Gnostic revolutionary psychology:

Who are we? Where did we come from? Where are we going? What is the purpose of living? Why do we live?
Unquestionably, the poor "intellectual animal" mistakenly called man, does not only not know, but moreover, he does not even know that he does not know.
Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology

On Alchemy

Eden is the etheric world. Eden is sex itself. The etheric world is the dwelling of the sexual energies. The etheric world is Eden. We came out of Eden through the doors of sex; it is only through those doors that we can enter Eden.
The Greater Mysteries

On the Kabbalah

The Kabbalah is lost in the night of the centuries, there where the Universe was gestated in the womb of Maha Kundalini, the Great Mother. The Kabbalah is the science of numbers.
The author of the Tarot was the angel Metraton. He is the lord of wisdom of the serpent and he was Enoch, the prophet, of whom the Bible talks to us about.
Tarot and Kabbalah



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