What we're about
Our work is the dissemination of the teachings of the modern Gnostic Master, Samael Aun Weor, whose life long mission was to deliver to humanity the total and exact science required by anyone of any religion, race, culture or creed who wishes to fully and completely develop as a human being. The path he taught is the path of the Bodisattva, that mysterious and ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.
Gnosis is inherently an esoteric school, with the purpose of teaching and guiding the student along the esoteric or Initiatic path. We hold as our basic foundation the knowledge of oneself as the way to penetrate into the mysteries of nature and the divine; as was wisely put forth by the Oracle of Delphi in Ancient Greece:
“Oh man, know thyself and you will know the universe and the Gods!”
Gnosis seeks to empower the individual by giving us the opportunity to gain insight into our true inner nature, to experience, and acknowledge our own spiritual reality; that we have divinity living within us, as our true essence, which is the very root of our existence, and to liberate that very essence; that happiness, love and compassion, from within the negative psychological attributes that trap the light of that happiness.
Gnosis tries to rescue the most elevated values of the human being in order to comprehend that life is empty, if transcendence and the search for divinity is not sought. So the student seeks to find his or her own self-gnosis, self knowledge, as a way to gain personal and intimate insight into his or her own spiritual and psychological reality, which then affords them the power to transcend their own suffering and limitations; which has its roots in our own psychology.
The Gnostic goal is the happiness of all beings without distinction, and the way to happiness is self knowledge; knowledge of our own true divine nature, that is at its root eternal, profound and limitless.
Gnosis (ˈnoʊ sɪs) n. knowledge of spiritual matters; mystical knowledge.
< New Latin < Greek gnṓsis inquiry, knowledge]
…Gnosis is undoubtedly an experience based not in concepts and precepts, but in the sensibility of the heart.
Gnosticism, on the other hand, is the world-view based on the experience of Gnosis. It encourages non-attachment and non-conformity to the world, “being in the world, but not of the world”; a lack of egotism; and a respect for the freedom and dignity of other beings. It appertains to the intuition and wisdom of every individual, to distil from these principles individual guidelines for their personal application.
Gnostics do not look to salvation from sin (original or other), but rather from the ignorance of which sin is a consequence, (ignorance whereby is meant ignorance of spiritual realities)…
from the writings of Stephan A. Hoeller
‘Hidden within you is the treasure of treasures’