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.
In his books Samael relates his conscious experiences in the internal worlds, and offers to the reader practical tools to achieve their own awakening. Practices include mantras, prayers, healing practices, runes, zodiacal exercises, plant spirit medicine, and dream yoga.
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.
Many Gnostic instructors today were his direct students in Mexico City where he taught until his death in 1977. The practical teachings of Samael Aun Weor 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.
Marriage and Partnership
Samael was married to Litelantes, a Columbian woman with a close connection to the wisdom of the indigenous people of that region. She taught Samael the Jinn science, how to move the body within the 4th dimension. She also connected him to the wisdom of the native Columbian plant spirit medicine. They had four children together and she was his partner in life and in every aspect of the Gnostic work.
“This Lady-Adept enjoys continuous consciousness and through innumerable incarnations has achieved the development and invigoration of certain occult faculties, which amongst other things, allow her to recall her past lives, and the history of the planet and its races. She has been the esoteric collaborator of the Venerable Master Aun Weor discovering the ‘states of Jinas’ mentioned by Don Mario Rosa de Luna and Arnoldo Krumm-Heller. She collaborated in the scientific investigation of the vegetable elementals, which are referred to in the ‘Treatise of Occult Medicine’”
-Samael Aun Weor, Christmas Message of 1954
Quotes from his Books
“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.”
“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