Founder of the modern Gnostic Movement
Those in the English-speaking world may be unfamiliar with Samael Aun Weor, but in his native Latin America he is widely known and respected as the founder of the modern Gnostic Movement.
During his lifetime he wrote over seventy books and dozens of articles, and taught constantly, establishing Gnostic centers throughout Central and South America.
His writings cover a diverse range of esoteric topics, all written with his characteristic strength and conviction.
His books are unusual in that they are filled with his own profound experiences in the internal worlds, and offer to the reader countless practices to work with including meditations, mantras, prayers, healing practices, invocations, runes, zodiacal exercises, plant spirit medicine, and dream yoga.
Many Gnostic instructors today were his direct students in Mexico City where he taught until his death in 1977. Samael Aun Weor’s practical teachings continue to live through the lineage of students and teachers in schools throughout the world.
Samael Aun Weor is a Hebrew name that means Word of Light, and also indicates that the personality of the man that did the work has died, and his true internal Being is the archangel Samael.
The master is known by their teachings, and if we can apply the teachings of the master to our lives in a practical way then we verify for ourselves the truth. Schools exists as a means to transmit the teachings of the master, and through these teachings we arrive to our inner master, our own internal path.
Quotes from his books
In recent years great efforts have been made so that his books and teachings are available in English, and there are now Gnostic Centers in cities all over the United States and internationally.
“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.” – Aztec Christic Magic
“Cruelty will continue existing on the face of the Earth as long as we have not learned to put ourselves in the place of others.” – Revolutionary Psychology
“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.” – Aztec Christic Magic
“The human society is the extension of the individual. Therefore, if we really want a radical change, if we want a better world, we need to change individually.” – The Revolution of the Dialectic
“Be gentle in order to listen; merciful in order to judge.” – The Yellow Book
“All the diverse ideas that emerge and that make us believe that we have the necessity of something exterior in order to be happy are an obstacle for our perfection.” – Cosmic Teachings of a Lama