“Know thyself! This was written on the posterior part of the threshold of the temples of mysteries in ancient Greece. This is the only purpose of life, that the human being must know himself as a child of God, as a God himself over the Earth, so that the Earth can be transformed into a beautiful garden where liberty, equality, and fraternity is the law of love for all humans.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
The mission of Gnosticism today is to fulfill and help in the way that it has for ages: to deliver the wisdom and methods needed for people to realize their inner Being, in other words to Self-realize.
The Gnostic teachings reunify science, art, philosophy, and mysticism to revive and integrate the highest values of the human being. We edify the mind, emotion and action with the virtues and principles of the Being. Science becomes more human, art more sublime, philosophy more intuitive, and mysticism more objective.
With the support of a long-standing lineage of teachings and current Gnostic teachers, practitioners and community, we progressively connect with and develop ourselves as an Essence or Consciousness, as a Soul or True Human Being, as a Being or Spirit, and even beyond this. Little by little, we realize and live our true nature and the true nature of all of creation.
“Real Gnosis is the experiential knowledge of the soul, which is beyond theory, dogma or belief… It is necessary for the mind to become free of the illusions of this world and become a fine and marvelous instrument of the Inner Being.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
The Seattle Gnostic Center
The Seattle Gnostic Center, established in 2000, offers classes, courses and retreats, all with the aim of helping the awakening of consciousness and leading each to his or her inner Being. We are an affiliate of The Gnostic Society Samael Aun Weor and The Association of Gnostic Anthropology. We are a community dedicated to the study and living of the Gnostic teachings of Samael Aun Weor.
We offer classes and courses open to new students on various topics:
- Meditation and the Development of Consciousness
- Gnostic Psychology and Knowing One’s True Nature
- Dream Yoga and Astral Unfolding
- Kabbalah, the Tree of Life, and Our Multidimensional Existence
- Alchemy: The Science of God and the Key to Transformation
- The Chakras, Esoteric Psychology and Subtle Anatomy
- Gnostic Yoga and the Energy of Awakening
- Karma, the Laws that Govern Us and the Mysteries of Life and Death
- The Mysteries of Christmas, Easter, Halloween and other holidays (holy days)
We also offer progressive invitation levels that build on a growing didactic of applied philosophy, science, art, and mysticism. As we apply the teachings within ourselves and within our way of thinking, feeling and being, theory becomes living experience. Philosophy regains its meaning: love of wisdom. We find art in creative comprehension and awakened imagination, inspiration and intuition. We discover the intimate relationship between science and mysticism and we experience the meaning of religion from the Latin, religare, to reunite with divinity.
“In the Art, Science, Philosophy, and Mysticism rests the temple of wisdom.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
The Gnostic Society Samael Aun Weor
“Initiation is life itself, lived intensely, with rectitude and with love.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
Emerging from over 50 years of the teachings of Gnostic Master Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Society was founded in 1999, born from a sincere yearning to reclaim and continue the initiatic Gnostic spirit lived and expressed by this master. We are a global community of Gnostic schools and centers dedicated to the experiential, mystical and practical study, meditation and application of Gnostic wisdom.
Each school/center within the Gnostic Society is organized into levels or “chambers” of progressive study, practice and experience of Gnosis. We organize regionally, nationally and internationally for retreats to share a depth of practice, learning, community, and experience.
“Gnosis is a true scientific school of initiation in life, which seeks the transformation of the human being.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
Samael Aun Weor
“The best religion available to the human race is love”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
The Gnostic Master Samael Aun Weor was born in Colombia in 1917 with the birth name Victor Manuel Gomez Rodriguez. From a very young age he was interested in transcendental aspects of life and searched the authentic path of awakening consciousness in various teachings and schools: Theosophy, The 4th Way, the Masonic tradition, Gnostic-Rosicrucianism, mystical Christianity, indigenous wisdom, kabbalah, alchemy, and various religions and spiritual philosophies.
Master Samael’s lifelong mission was to deliver the complete path toward the Self-realization of the Being or, in other words, the total and exact science required by anyone of any religion, race, culture, or creed who wishes to fully develop the human soul. The path he taught is the Path of the Bodhisattva, that mysterious and ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.
Samael Aun Weor wrote over seventy books, gave hundreds of lectures and formed the worldwide Gnostic Movement. His work has inspired millions of people around the world to enter the Path toward the Self-realization of the Being. These outer accomplishments are merely a reflection of the work he accomplished internally, spiritually. And yet he still said,
“Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization.”
Gnostic centers throughout the world continue to live and fulfill the mission of the Venerable Master Samael Aun Weor by living and teaching the three factors for the revolution of the consciousness:
- To die to one’s egotistical desires and psychological “I”
- To be born as a soul
- To sacrifice for humanity
“Be humble in order to attain enlightenment. And after attaining it, be even more humble.”V.M. Samael Aun Weor
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