The Seattle Gnostic Center is a community for the spiritual seeker of any faith who wishes to deepen their esoteric studies in theory and practice through the Gnostic teachings of VM Samael Aun Weor. This center is a mystical 4th way school that was formed to aid those who strive to awaken their consciousness and transform their lives through esoteric psychology and direct internal experience. We teach techniques and exercises that support individuals through meditation, dream yoga and mindfulness to live their own Gnosis, or revelation. As we come to know ourselves more, we come to know others, the world around us and the universe more deeply and intimately.
The term Gnosis is the root of the English word "knowledge," however it is not simply knowledge of an intellectual type. The word Gnosis has been used by varying philosophical or mystical groups throughout history, but it really refers to the Truth beyond philosophy, dogma, personality, or theory. Gnosis is "direct, experiential knowledge of the divine," or in other words, knowing for oneself..
To have Gnosis is to have one's own experience of the truth. Fire burns, gravity exists; these are truths that cannot be denied once experienced. Therefore, Gnosis is not built from spiritual fantasy; it is the platform from which we can see beyond our fantasy.
Gnosis can be expressed in theories and concepts, but it is neither the theory nor the concept. Gnosis is the intimate experience of the Truth as well as the path that takes us there.
"Gnosis lives in deeds, not in intellectual speculations, and is difficult to find even in the noblest of thoughts." - Gnostic Master, Samael Aun Weor