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Samael Aun Weor , born Victor Manuel Gomez Rodriguez, Colombian citizen and later Mexican, was a spiritual leader, author, founder of the 'Universal Christian Gnostic Movement' and lecturer whose roots may be considered somewhat close to occultism and esotericism.J. Gordon Melton & Martin Baumann Religions of the World, p. 553, ABC-Clio, 2002 ISBN 1576072231 In his over sixty books and hundreds of held conferences, he describes a teaching called "Gnosis", the Greek word for "knowledge", from which is derived the name "Gnosticism", designating a sectarian syncretism which appeared at the beginning of the Christian Era and was considered heresy by the Church Fathers. Some authors however consider this form of Gnosticism occurring towards the later half of the 20th Century as neo-Gnostic while others see it as a development of consciousness by the attainment of a certain sacred lore through the practice of specific techniques.
Victor Manuel Gomez Rodriguez was born in Bogota, Cundinamarca, Republic of Colombia, son of Manuel Gomez Quijano and Francisca Rodriguez de Gomez. He was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church but later rejected the Church of Rome. His childhood and family life are not well known, except that he had a brother, and his father remarried after a divorce. He was sent to a Roman Catholic Jesuit school but soon quit disillusioned by religion; he was twelve years old at the time. Instead he invested most of his time in the study of what is called by Aristotle the esoteric treatises (logos esoterikos). Later in life, as writer, lecturer and Gnostic teacher, he would demonstrate a profound esoteric knowledge of both Eastern and Western classics.
On October 27, 1954 he received an initiation and became Samael Aun Weor. In his autobiographical work The Three Mountains, Samael Aun Weor stated that because he was born with an awakened consciousness, he was analyzing his previous lives before mastering how to walk.
At the age of 17, he was asked to lecture at the local Theosophical Chapter, and a year later was admitted into the occult society Fraternitas Rosicruciana Antiqua (F.R.A.). While a student in the F.R.A., Aun Weor methodically studied the entire Rosicrucian library and it was here that he allegedly learned the secret of the "Great Arcanum", or white Sexual Magic the esoteric key which, according to Weor, underpins all of the world's great religions. According to Eliphas Levi, "...in former times, whosoever revealed, or caused the key of this supreme secret to be discovered by others through imprudent revelations, was condemned immediately to death."
Little is known of Aun Weor's life between the mid-1930s and 1950. He became a spiritual vagabond of sorts, traveling with neither home nor income. At one point he lived with a tribe of indigenous people in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Northern Colombia, learning the healing secrets which would later form the foundation of his medical treatise, Occult Medicine and Practical Magic. It was also during these years that he claimed to have had his first experience of the Illuminating Void meeting his "Inner Being" or Atman whose name is "Aun Weor", meaning Word of God. He was called simply Aun Weor until the Advent of Samael on October 27, 1954 when he became Samael Aun Weor, Maitreya Buddha and Kalki Avatar of the New Age of Aquarius.
He was briefly married to Sara Duenos and they had a son named "Imperator". However, in 1946, he met and married the Lady-Adept "Litelantes" (born Arnolda Garro Mora) with whom he lived for 35 years and had four children: Osiris, Isis, Iris, Epathia. Samael Aun Weor explains that as soon as he met her, this "Lady-Adept" Genie began to instruct him in the Science of Jinnestan or Jinn State also known as Djinn State or Djinnestan, which he claims involved placing the physical body in the fourth dimension. In the Nahuatl Aztec religion this practice is known as Nahuatlism. In chapter three of The Perfect Matrimony, the author declared: "Soon Astrophysics will demonstrate the existence of hyperspace. This can be demonstrated by hypergeometry." In 1959, Samael Aun Weor wrote The Yellow Book where he reveals publicly for the first time the keys to the gateways of the fourth dimension.
By 1948, Aun Weor began teaching a small group of students. In 1950, under the name "Aun Weor", he managed to publish The Perfect Matrimony of Kinder, or The Door to Enter into Initiation with the help of his close disciples.Andrew Dawson New Era, New Religions, p. 56, Ashgate Publishing Co., 2007 ISBN 978-0754654339 The book, later entitled The Perfect Matrimony, claimed to unveil the secret of sexuality as the cornerstone of the world's great religions. In it he elucidated topics such as sexual transmutation, tantra, sexual magic and esoteric initiation. Writing in such a candid manner regarding sex was met with disdain by the majority of the public at the time. Seen as immoral and pornographic, Aun Weor found himself fleeing angry mobs wishing to silence him by whatever means necessary. He was incarcerated numerous times, at least once for "committing the crime of healing the sick". While in jail, however, he continued to write books. In 1953, he published Occult Medicine and Practical Magic revealing for the first time a cure for cancer. In 1977, in the revised edition of the same book, he published the statement that cancer germ cells do not proliferate in the presence of catalase and copper. In 1999, a similar statement corroborated by laboratory experiment appeared in Carcinogenesis. Around this time, Aun Weor and his small but growing number of disciples built the Sumum Supremum Sanctuarium, an "underground temple" in the Sierra Nevada mountains. In 1956, he left Colombia and went to Costa Rica and El Salvador. Later in 1956, he settled down for good in Mexico City, where he would begin his public life.
Before 1960, he had published 20 more books with topics ranging from Endocrinology and Criminology to Kundalini Yoga, revealing publicly for the first time the key to awaken Kundalini, "the sacred serpent of our magical powers", something that has never been done before this time:Samael Aun Weor The Perfect Matrimony, ch. 9, Glorian Publishing, 2006 ISBN 978-1934206034 the rousing of which, according to Swami Vivekananda, is "the one and only way" to achieve Divine Wisdom and Self-Realization. He founded numerous Gnostic Institutions and created Gnostic centers in Mexico, Panama, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Venezuela. A "triangle" relationship was established between the Universal Gnostic Movement founded by Samael Aun Weor, the South American Liberation Action (ALAS) in Argentina headed by Francisco A. Propato Ph.D. a graduate of La Sorbonne and Spanish translator of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and the Sivananda Aryabarta Ashram directed by Swami Sivananda in India.
On February 4, 1962, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, began the New Age of Aquarius, much awaited and predicted by the Kalki Avatar Samael Aun Weor. Astrologically, it was marked by an alignment of the planets of this solar system in the sign of Aquarius. Many newspapers around the world, including The New York Times carried a front page story of the astronomical event.
In spite of the victories, the development of the Gnostic Movement was not without dramatic setbacks. At the time of publishing the revised edition of The Perfect Matrimony (1961), the movement had fallen apart. He wrote that "those who did not leave the Gnostic Movement can be counted on the fingers of one hand." However by the time of his death, Samael Aun Weor had completely re-established the broad international reaches the movement previously held. In 1991, F. W. Haack (19351991), who was chief delegate of the Evangelical Church with responsibility for sects and ideologies, attacked Weor's ideology in a German book published in Zurich nevertheless the Gnostic branches of the movement in Germany and Switzerland are still active and expanding.F. W. Haack Europas Neue Religion, p. 42, Herder Spektrum 1991 ISBN 978-3451042218 The Gnostic associations are active in Switzerland with a moderate following of Italian, French and German speaking members.
Into the 1960s, he continued to write many books on topics, such as Hermetic Astrology, Flying Saucers, and the Kabbalah. However, he also wrote sociopolitical works such as the Platform of POSCLA (Partido Socialista Cristiano Latinoamericano), Latin-American Christian Socialist Party, exposing the false doctrines of Wall Street Materialism, Atheism, specially Marxism-Leninism and unmasking the members of the Black Lodge, a fraternity of evil, whose principal activities worldwide are delineated in The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. POSCLA party's motto being "All for one and one for all" and its method, the conscious practice of Ahimsa. The fundamental ideas of the Party's Platform are expounded in his book The Social Christ.
In what was to be the last decade of his life, he penned works such as Parsifal Unveiled, which details the esoteric symbolism of the Wagner opera, and Gnostic Anthropology in which he heavily criticizes the theories of Darwin, Haeckel, "and their henchmen". The books The Great Rebellion, Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology, and The Revolution of the Dialectic provide a ground work for the vast knowledge of esoteric psychology found rooted in every genuine religion. During this time, he was preparing the highest vehicle of his doctrine, The Pistis Sophia Unveiled,Samael Aun Weor Pistis Sophia Unveiled, Thelema/Glorian, 2005 ISBN 978-0974591681 in which he meditated, verse-by-verse, upon the extremely esoteric Gnostic text Pistis Sophia. G.R.S. Mead Pistis Sophia
Samael Aun Weor never actually received any income from his books. His faithful followers provided freely for his sustenance. At the 1976 "Gnostic Congress" in Guadalajara Mexico, the guest of honor was Mario Moreno (Cantinflas), he publicly renounced all his copyrights in an effort to help the books he wrote become more widely available.
Master and Avatar
Throughout his books and lectures there are many instances in which Samael Aun Weor states that he is a Master and that his inner being, Samael, is the Avatar of Aquarius. For example, in The Aquarian Message, he writes, "the Maitreya Buddha Samael is the Kalki Avatar of the New Age." The Kalki avatar and Maitreya Buddha, he claimed, are the same "White Horse Rider" of the book of Revelation.Andrew Dawson New Era, New Religions, p. 56, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2007 ISBN 978-0754654339
He also states that he completed the Great Work of Self-Realization in the previous Manvantara and had been living on Earth for millions of years, as a bodhisattva of compassion, before becoming a fallen angel. He stated that this is why Samael is synonymous with both a demonic connotation, such as "blind God," as well as an angel,Gustave Davidson A Dictionary of Angels, p. 255, The Free Press, 1971 ISBN 0-02-907052-X and it was only in his most recent incarnation that he paid his karmic debts, and became an upstanding bodhisattva once again.
In The Revolution of Beelzebub, Samael Aun Weor relates how he came in contact with Beelzebub and convinced him to leave the rank and file of the Black Lodge, directed by Jahve the God of the Jews. In 1950, with the publication of The Revolution of Beelzebub, Samael Aun Weor would declare how all the evil in the Western world is concentrated in the Vatican.
Although he affirmed his spiritual mastery many times, he also regularly rejected the worship of his personality:
Initiations of Higher Mysteries
On June 27, 1950, while living in the city Cienaga, Magdalena, Colombia, South America, Aun Weor received the First Initiation of Higher Mysteries, exactly one month after the publication of The Perfect Matrimony. A description of the event appears in the book The Three Mountains.
On February 25, 1952, while living in the city of Cienaga which lies on the Atlantic coast of Colombia, facing the Caribbean sea, Aun Weor began a personal diary which was later published as Secret Notes of a Guru. The published diary covers a period between February 25, 1952 to May 27, 1952. It is during this period while still in Cienaga that Aun Weor receives the Second Initiation of Higher Mysteries. It is at this time, between March 14, 1952 and March 19, 1952 that Aun Weor spends five days in jail for healing the sick. After March 19, 1952, Aun Weor moves from Cienaga to the Summum Supremum Sanctuarium Highest Supreme Sanctuary located in the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta, Colombia, South America. It is here and in the period running till October 27, 1954 that Aun Weor receives, the Third, Fourth and Fifth Initiations of Higher Mysteries. After receiving the Third Initiation, Aun Weor begins to lay a greater emphasis on the Christ principle. Aun Weor would write The Seven Words: Elementary Occultism for Beginners as a manual of the Third Initiation. Aun Weor would write Igneous Rose as a manual of the Fourth Initiation. Christ Will is the manual of the Fifth Initiation.
On October 27, 1954, Aun Weor received the Initiation of Tiphereth, the incarnation of the Logos Samael on earth as Maitreya Buddha, Kalky Avatar of the New Age of Aquarius. Henceforth, the name would no longer be just Aun Weor but Samael Aun Weor. The 27th of October of every year is celebrated by the Gnostic followers of Samael Aun Weor as the Advent of Samael.
The aspirant is taught the Way of Initiation with the corresponding trials by earth, water, fire and air and the seven initiations of Higher Mysteries followed by the Venusian Initiations and an explanation of the Twelve Labors of Hercules.
The Social Christ
According to Samael Aun Weor, the Black Lodge has existed since time immemorial as a brotherhood of crime and a fraternity of evil. Whoever reads and understands The Protocols of the Elders of Zion will grasp the magnitude of the evil involved in the plans and projects of the fraternity of darkness. One of the means used by the dark fraternity are the Big Corporations working behind the scene to control freely elected governments. There is no government today that is not secretly influenced by Big Corporations. The Big Corporations have no other god but the Golden Calf. They control the oil market and the money market and the drug market and every foreign exchange. They are protected by the sword and none could possibly oppose them and remain alive. How is it then possible to bring about the end of their evil doings? The Octopus, the big corporations as instruments of the Black Lodge, and its activities must come to an end. However, all actions must be based on non-violence. The individual must be educated to understand the workings of Big Corporations. The masses do not know what is going on behind the scene; they only know the abbreviation 'Inc.' First, educate the individual on the ins and outs of big corporations. Then when the individual awakens to the facts, the cooperation between the individual and big corporations will cease to exist. Later, much later, the rest of the people will act together to bring about a change for the better. It is a long and arduous task but it is the only way. Whoever wants immediate results through violence will fail. Non-violence is the way to ultimate success.
Doctrine of Synthesis
Samael Aun Weor states that he is delivering the Doctrine of Synthesis because it provides a clear and precise doctrine that syncretizes an extensive variety of teachings that study the human condition.Antoine Faivre Access to Western Esotericism, p. 104, Suny Press, 1994 ISBN 978-0791421789 Although, he drew extensively from different sources, he always expressed the teaching in his own words and made sure to include the revelation of the Great Arcanum which those authors usually missed for it was forbidden to reveal it under penalty of death.Andrew Dawson New Era, New Religions, p. 102, Ashgate Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 978-0754654339 He seldom quoted an author verbatim and so gave very little credit directly to these different sources, specially Eliphas Levi, Blavatsky and Gurdjieff. In revealing the Great Arcanum, he quotes Dr. Arnold Krumm-HellerHarald Lamprecht Neue Rosenkreuzer, p. 157, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2004 ISBN 978-3525565490 and gives him credit for that enigmatic sentence written in Latin; "Inmissio membri virilis in vaginam sine ejaculatio seminis".Krumm-Heller Rosa-Cruz, p. 147, Editorial Kier, 1946 ISBN 978-9501700725
Wrong work of the sex function implies a waste of valuable energy that should be transmuted into higher being bodies. To conserve the semen in the human organism does not mean to lead a monastic life rather it means to practice the Arcanum A.Z.F. under the auspices of the Perfect Matrimony. No fornicator can ever achieve Self-Realization. Beware for much of human suffering stems from the wrong work of the sex function. Practice Sex Magic as true men and women in perfect matrimony but never ejaculate the semen. Use instead the power of Eros, Cupid and Psyche to regenerate the human species. The conservation of seminal energy strengthens the physical body and prolongs life.
Religion vs spiritual freedom
Religions are viewed as idiosyncratic expressions of immutable and eternal values. Religions are said to be born and die in time, yet their spiritual values always remain eternal. When a religious form has fulfilled its mission, it begins to degenerate and dies, then a new messenger appears and delivers a doctrine appropriate for that culture. Different cultures require different doctrines for their development and this results in a vast difference of religious doctrines. Nevertheless, if one understands their core values, all religions naturally support each other.
Weor stated many times that schools and religions can become cages of the mind which impede the reception of truth, yet he also delivered a massive doctrine and states that every religion and sect is necessary, that all religions are pearls strung on the golden thread of divinity. However, the practice of the Great Arcanum is the most important practice. A possible resolution is found when one understands that just as a cage can protect one who is bewildered by the unknown, so can it become an obstacle for the realization of truth. Ultimately the teachings call for the student to acquire his own gnosis, or self-knowledge, and the teachings are only a means to that end.
Weor's 'Gnostic Anthropology' is in contradiction with Darwin's scientific theory of evolution. Instead of man ascending from the monkey, the monkey descends from man. 'Gnostic Anthropology' is to be understood by following the trend of thought that appears first in the Biblical story of Genesis and the fall of man, H. P. Blavatsky's Anthropogenesis, followed by Rudolf Steiner's Anthroposophy and the views of P. D. Ouspensky expressed in A New Model of the Universe. Its main idea is that man's present condition is the result of a process of degeneration which began ages ago.
Weor stated that today's so called "humans" have their origin from the time when the degenerated humans from the continent of "Lemuria" copulated with beasts which gave creation to the "intellectual animal". This event is linked to an event in Genesis 6:1-7, which led to the destruction of mankind, except Noah. Noah would be Noah-Ra from Atlantis who brought out the Chosen People before the continent sank under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean as narrated by Samael Aun Weor in his book The Revolution of Beelzebub.
According to Weor's work The Social Christ, Bulganin, Prime Minister of the Soviet Union approved the experiment to inseminate Russian women with the semen of chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas. The results are known as the Bulganeans, Bulganin's children, the ape-children of the Soviet Union.Samael Aun Weor El Cristo Social, p. 236, Editorial Alvarez, 1975 University of Texas original digitized February 26, 2008
Normal sex obeys the animal instinct of procreation. According to Aun Weor, as long as humans are engaged in the process of animal procreation without practicing Scientific Chastity in the Perfect Marriage, they are prone to degenerate.
Samael Aun Weor Christian Gnostic Church of Brazil presents Cosmogenesis and Anthropogenesis as Arcanum Number Two while Arcanum Number One is the manifestation of the great Pleroma from the immaterial Absolute to the relativity of the material world.
Samael Aun Weor emphasizes that his doctrine is experiential, and must be put into practice for it to be of any value to the student. Likewise, throughout his works there are hundreds of techniques and exercises that supposedly are of help in the development of psychic powers e. g. leaving the dense physical body at will (astral projection) in order to be taught in the schools of the "Higher Worlds." It should be noted that the techniques are always combined with meditation and sexual transmutation, and the perfection of such powers may take more than one lifetime.
The awakening of consciousness
It is stated that if a student is successful in awakening consciousness, he or she will eventually experience a continuous state of vigilance not only during the day but also while the physical body is sleeping, and most importantly after death. This is significant because Samael Aun Weor states that those who have a sleeping consciousness are not aware of their postmortem condition just as they are not aware when they are physically sleeping. The awakening of consciousness allows a student to continue to work regardless of their physical state.
The Illuminating Void
The Great Master of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement Samael Aun Weor emphasizes the need to take the Great Step to achieve the Great Liberation and be happy. In Self-Knowledge Didactics, Samael Aun Weor writes: "... This is a very complex world, a world of ever present duality, associations and multiple combinations, the eternal struggle of contradictionsa, the struggle of opposites. Under this circumstances, no happiness is possible... If we really want to enjoy true happiness, we must take the Great Step and land in the Illuminating Void where there is no duality whatsoever... The right answer to the question, "What would one become if the entire universe becomes one?" is found in the Illuminating Void. No form of formal logic can deliver the right answer.
The basis of Samael Aun Weor's Practical Work is of a psychological nature. He states in many of his books that the purpose of his doctrine is to effect a psychological change. The terms Gnostic, Esoteric or Revolutionary Psychology are used to describe the psychological methods taught, and are said to be synonymous with the psychological teachings of religion.Andre Dawson New Era, New Religions, p. 101, Ashgate Publishing Ltd., 2007 ISBN 978-0754654339
A fundamental axiom presented is that an ordinary human being is not really human at all, but rather an intellectual animal (a rational animal) with consciousness asleep. According to Samael Aun Weor, a true human being is someone who has no psychological imperfection, an image of God, as in Jesus' saying, "Become perfect as your Father in Heaven is perfect." Samael Aun Weor writes of the awakening of consciousness as being very similar to the traditional Buddhist understanding, and throughout his works he describes many analogous processes as they are spoken of in different religions.
The annihilation of the ego
Global International Webcaster LaRouche's Konstandinos Kalimtgis falsely attributes the authorship of "...The infamous Gnostic brainwashing Manual Keys to Mental Dynamics " to Samael Aun Weor.
With the technique of awakening Kundalini, and here he parts company with Gurdjieff who considers Kundalini as something undesirable and unnecessary for man,P. D. Ouspensky In Search of the Miraculous, p. 220, Harcourt Brace & Co., 1977 ISBN 0-15-644508-5 he taught the doctrine of the annihilation of the ego. He taught that ones ego is really not one but many, or a multitude of independent, contradictory desires. Likewise, each person's ego is said to actually contain many "Is," many "egos," many "aggregates" and even demons. Each desire is an "I" and each "I" has its own specific causes and conditions that lead to its personification at a particular time. This is the mechanism behind what is commonly called "changing ones mind" (metanoia) because when one "I" changes to another a literal exchange of personified psychological aggregates has taken place. This "doctrine of the many", the Plural 'I' or Pluralized Ego, is the same as that taught by G.I. Gurdjieff and his disciple P. D. Ouspensky and is one of the reasons Samael Aun Weor was sometimes accused of plagiarism. To this he responded that Gurdjieff was not the author of this doctrine and that its origin is found in Egypt and Tibet.
Consciousness is described as a state of being, very closely related to God. The consciousness within the normal person is said to be 97% asleep. Consciousness asleep is consciousness that is subconscious, unconscious, or infraconscious, which are various levels of psychological sleep. Psychological sleep is a way to describe the lack of self-awareness, meaning that the common and ordinary person is not aware of 97% of what constitutes the ordinary state of being. A consciousness asleep is caused by what Samael Aun Weor calls identification, fascination, or the incorrect transformation of impressions (all three are essentially the same thing). It is said that to awaken consciousness one must understand consciousness asleep, which implies that one must begin to understand every impulse, action, thought and movement one makes, a feat that is said to be accomplished through meditation and self-observation. It is stated many times that the awakening of consciousness is the only way to acquiring gnosis and achieve a true and radical change by removing the spurious psychological aggregates that cause unnecessary suffering. The awakening of consciousness goes hand in hand with the transmutation of sexual energy. No higher states of consciousness could exist in the absence of sexual energy transmutation.
The purpose of the psychological work is to dissolve all the psychological aggregates one has accumulated. The term "psychological or mystical death" is often used to describe the process one must undergo in order to reach liberation."Psychological aggregates" are commonly known simply as aggregates in Buddhism, yet it is taught that other religions used a more veiled or less sophisticated method to describe them, such as: the ''of Satan that Jesus is described as removing from a man in in one of the alleged Miracles of Jesus; the killing of the "unbelievers" in Islam; Moses escaping the tyranny of the Egyptians; Arjuna fighting against his own blood (the ego); the demons of SethMarie-Louise Von Franz Projection and Re-Collection in Jungian Psychology'', p. 107, Open Court Publishing, 1985 ISBN 0875484174 that attack Osiris; Jesus throwing the merchants out of the temple; the archetypical death and resurrection of the "Solar Hero" exemplified in the stories of Jesus and Osiris; the descent to Dante's Inferno (representing our unconsciousness) or Paradise Lost Pandemonium in order to accomplish a great task, such as those performed by Hercules or Orpheus; the archetypical Dragon (ego) that must be slayed by the Knight, etc. Samael Aun Weor states that this specific paradigm is called "The Doctrine of the Many" and has been taught in esoteric schools and religions since the beginning of time. The anatomy of the pluralized self being the divine spark imprisoned within hundreds of psychological aggregates.
In order to achieve psychological transformation, extensive methods of meditation, self-observation, and sexual transmutation are taught and recommended to be practiced on a daily basis. The goal of psychological work is the awakening of consciousness and ultimately the state of Paramarthasatya or Adi-Buddha Yoga.
Physiology and Sexology
Basic physiology is studied, mostly endocrinology and the hormonal influence of primary and secondary sexual characteristics. It is taught that there are three fundamental nervous systems: cerebrospinal nervous system, grand sympathetic nervous system, and the Parasympathetic nervous system. These nervous systems are referred to as the "Three Brains" or three centers of the intellectual animal, and are named Intellectual Center, the Emotional Center, and the Motor-Instinctual-Sexual Center. Each center is studied in relation to the types of energies or "occult hydrogens" that animate them, the frequency at which each center operates , and how psychological aggregates form and act within each center: psychological aggregates that are expressed through the intellect one way and through the emotions in a different way, etc.
The three centers are directly related to the Trinity, Trimurti, or threefold-ness of creation, the intellect being related to the Father , the emotion related to the Son, , and the sexual center related to the Holy Spirit . The primary energy of the intellectual brain (Father) is the air, which is then placed in the bloodstream which is related to the emotional brain (Son), and lastly the final condensation of blood is found in the semen or sexual hormones, which is directly related to the Holy Spirit: that which impregnates or manifests creation, Shakti, etc.
Samael Aun Weor teaches that psychological aggregates form in one of these three centers; therefore, it is said that there are three fundamental defects: the demon of the mind related to the intellectual center, the demon of desire related to the emotional center, and the demon of evil will related to the motor-instinctual-sexual center. They are collectively referred to as the "Three Traitors", and many references to religion are found that are held to symbolize them, for example: Judas (desire), Pilate (intellect), and Caiaphas (will) who crucify Jesus; Jubela, Jubelo, and Jubelum who murder Hiram Abiff Robert L. D. Cooper Cracking the Freemasons Code, p. 85, Simon & Schuster, 2007 ISBN 978-1416546825; Seth, whose homosexual inclinations and actions are well known,Herman te Velde Seth, God of Confusion, p. 33, Brill Archive, 1977 ISBN 978-9004054028 in the form of the serpent Apophis and its two monstrous helpers Sebau and Nak Anthony Mercatante ''Who's Who in Egyptian Mythology, pp. 14-15, Clarkson N. Potter Inc., 1978 ISBN 0-517-53445-2E. A. Wallis Budge The Egyptian Book of the Dead, p. cxxix, Dover Publications Inc., 1967 SBN 486-21866-X; 1st ed. 1895 Trustees of the British Museummurders Osiris;Herman te Velde Seth, God of Confusion'', p. 84, Brill Archive, 1977 ISBN 978-9004054028 the three furies who attack Orestes; the three daughters of Mara who attack Buddha and who are conquered through right Thinking (Intellectual Center), right Feeling (Emotional Center), and right Action (Motor-Instinctual-Sexual Center) (see Noble Eightfold Path).
Without examining psychiatric malpractice Dr. Jean-Marie Abgrall, a psychoanalyst and leading figure in France's anti-sect movement, writes against Samael Aun Weor's remedies, which he discovered while living with a primitive Indian tribe in the Colombian Amazon. He wrote down all his discoveries in his book on Occult Medicine.
Occult or esoteric anatomy and physiology is also studied, which refers to the study of the supra-sensible bodies of minerals, plants, animals (rational and irrational), and human beings. It is said that everyone contains seven bodies, closely related to the Theosophical septenary, which Samael Aun Weor calls: physical, vital, emotional (astral), mental, causal, buddhic and atmic. Aun Weor differentiates between an intellectual animal and an authentic human being through the differences in the vehicles of emotion (astral body), mind (mental body) and will (causal body). Intellectual animals (ordinary man and woman) are said to contain the Lunar Astral Body, the Lunar Mental Body, and the Lunar Causal Body, each referred to by different names in different schools of Occultism. It is stated that these lunar bodies are the result of mechanical evolution through the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms and therefore, they are of an infrahuman or animal quality. The only true difference between the rational animal and irrational animals is the intellect, which gives the former the ability to become human, or as Samael Aun Weor states, the intellectual animal has the "seed" or potential of a human latently existing within its sexual organs.
What are called authentic human beings, although physically appearing identical, have crystallized the Solar Bodies: Solar Astral Body, Solar Mental Body, and Solar Causal Body. Lunar bodies are vehicles that receive the energy of creation at the level of an animal, while the solar bodies permit the reception of a much greater voltage allowing greater levels of wisdom and superior emotion to be incarnated. Samael Aun Weor states that the solar bodies are collectively referred to as vehicles of the "soul".
Samael Aun Weor asseverates that the solar bodies are formed in the same manner that physical bodies are formed: through use of the sexual function. In order to form the solar bodies, sexual transmutation is taught via the hetero sexual magic of married couples engaged in coitus without orgasm or seminal ejaculation. Sexual magic is the arousal of sexual energies through the act of coitus between husband and wife, but instead of expelling those energies through orgasm they are transmuted into higher octaves of energy. Each successive Solar Body is the result of the saturation of transmuted sexual energy at its respective octave: first, the "Christ Astral" is formed by transmuting the sex energy into a second octave; second, the "Christ Mind" is formed by saturating, condensing or crystallizing the sexual energy into a third octave, and the causal body or "Christ Will" is formed by transmuting the sexual energy called "Hydrogen SI-12", into a fourth octave. The "birth" of the solar bodies is what Samael Aun Weor states is the true meaning of being "born again." It is taught that the solar bodies are referred to in the Bible as the three sons of Noah or the three Christians in the (alchemical) furnace of Nebuchadnezzar.
The three forms of sexuality
The topic of sexuality is approached from a very stern point of view, and it is indeed the crux of Samael Aun Weors entire message. He states that there are three fundamental types of sexuality: suprasexuality, which is the sexual functioning of someone like Buddha or Jesus, who naturally transmutes all their energy perfectly; normal sexuality, which is defined as those who have no sexual conflict of any kind whatsoever and who transmute their sexual energy or use it to procreate the species; finally, the two spheres of infrasexuality: Nahemah's sphere of influence which includes fornication, adultery and prostitution and Lilith's sphere of influence, a category which includes homosexuality, masturbation, abortion, bestiality, sado-masochism and any other "abuse" of the sexual energy.
Soteriology the study of salvation is presented in the light of every notable religion yet usually with special differences not held by orthodox interpretations. There are many degrees of salvation generally accomplished by paying ones karma, removing the psychological imperfections and finally creating the solar bodies. The idea held by many religions that belief in God alone achieves salvation is categorically rejected.
Many different levels of salvation are explained, each depending upon the willpower of the individual accomplishing it. For those who do not remove their psychological imperfection (ego) which is the cause of karma and the suffering of humanity after approximately 108 rebirths they will have their ego removed forcefully through mechanical devolution within the infradimensions (Hell). Here it is said that "Mother Nature" mechanically pays out ones accumulated karma through a great deal of suffering over thousands of years until one is returned to the state of an innocent elemental, or Essence. This is said to be a state of being that is total happiness, yet not cognizant happiness and therefore not complete happiness. It should be noted that Hell is not taught as a place of eternal damnation, just a place to pay ones karma, and in fact it is seen as a part of God's grace because if the ego is not removed forcefully, these souls would continue to suffer indefinitely. It is held that after Hell, the elemental is reinserted into the mechanics of evolution in order to once again attempt to gain conscious happiness: They are first inserted at the basic level of existence (minerals), and through millions of years, transmigrate through increasingly complex organisms until the state of intellectual animal is reached again.
For those who do work on themselves, depending on the degree of perfection, happiness and wisdom they wish to attain, two distinct paths emerge: the Straight Path of the Razor's Edge (full of dangers inside and out) and the Spiral Path (the easy way out). The Spiral Path involves reaching a state of relative enlightenment by choosing the enjoyment of the Higher Worlds, Heaven or Nirvana), and occasionally returning to a physical body in order to pay out a little more karma and help humanity in the process. Samael Aun Weor refers to these as the Pratyeka Buddhas and Sravakas, and that the vast majority who reach this state choose the Spiral Path because it is very easy and enjoyable. The dangerous Straight Path of the Razor's Edge is the Path of the Bodhisattva who renounces the happiness of the Higher Worlds (Nirvana) in order to help humanity. In the doctrine of Samael Aun Weor, the Bodhisattva has a very specific definition, as it is not merely someone who has taken the Bodhisattva vows. It is the physical (Malkuth), vital (Yesod), astral (Hod), mental (Netzach) and causal (Tiphereth) vehicles in other words the human soul of a self-realized spirit, (Geburah-Chesed) who has chosen the extremely dangerous Straight Path of the Razor's Edge in order to incarnate the Christ (Kether-Binah-Chokmah). In other words, the Bodhisattva is the "Son" of a self-realized God who is trying to return to the Absolute or 13th Aeon.
The Cosmic Christ
Christ is viewed as the savior but not as traditionally understood by contemporary Christianity. Instead, Christ is an impersonal force or intelligence that emanates from the Absolute and is also referred to as the Cosmic Christ. Christ is said to be before Jesus, and is represented in different traditions with names such as Thoth, Ormuz, Ahura Mazda, Krishna, Osiris, Zeus, Jupiter, Quetzalcoatl who achieved Self-Realization by practicing Aztec Magic of Christification, Okidanokh, Kulkulcan,Khristos, Chrestos, Christus, Messiah, Baldur, Mahavatar Babaji and Avalokitesvara. It is held that Christ enters into and exalts any individual who is properly prepared, which denotes the complete annihilation of the ego, the exhaustion of all karma and the birth of the solar vehicles, the latter is necessary to handle the super high voltage of Christ. Samael Aun Weor writes that only those who choose the previously mentioned Straight Path of the Razor's Edge can incarnate the Christ because the Spiral Path is not a path of total sacrifice. Likewise, any true Bodhisattva has incarnated the Christ or is in process of doing so. It is said that in history Christ incarnated in Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, Krishna, Moses, Padmasambhava, John the Baptist, Milarepa, Joan of Arc,
Fu Xi, Ramakrishna as well as many others now forgotten by time e. g. Zanoni
It is important to notice that some of these individuals represent Christ as an impersonal force e. g. Jesus, meaning that although he was an individual Christ, he taught the doctrine of the Cosmic Christ, intentionally molding his physical life after the psychological processes that one undergoes to incarnate the Christ. As with Buddha, Jesus is seen as a Bodhisattva who came to help humanity. Jesus is viewed as the Savior of the World because he is a Paramarthasatya (an inhabitant of the Absolute) that physically incarnated (a very rare occurrence) specifically for the sake of poor suffering humanity. According to Samael Aun Weor, Jesus purposefully played out physically the internal or psychological struggle one must undergo in the path of Self-Realization; thus, the Gospels are a mixture of reality and kabbalistic, initiatic symbolism.According to Samael Aun Weor, there is the historic Christ as depicted in Christian Churches; then, there is the Christ of Transubstantiation to be known exclusively through the Gnostic Church; and finally, there is the Apocalyptic Christ who is to come with the New Jerusalem, after the Great Fire Cataclysm that will consume the world. This is all explained in The Aquarian Message, an interpretation of the Book of Revelation by Samael Aun Weor.Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message, Part III, Glorian Publishing, 2008 ISBN 978-1934206317 "...there will be a new heaven and a new earth."The Aquarian Message, ibid. part III, ch. xxxii
Eschatology deals with the things that are to come. Samael Aun Weor wrote a tract titled Yes, there is a devil; yes, there is a hell; yes, there is Karma depicting what may actually happen to the individual. In regard to the world at large and what may surely happen there, he wrote The Aquarian Message. In The Aquarian Message, Samael Aun Weor does not give any specific date for the end of the Aryan race thst is to be consumed in a final holocaust of fire. However, rumor circulates among members of Samael Aun Weor Christian Gnostic Church of Brazil that the year 2043 is the year of the Great Tragedy.
According to Samael Aun Weor, Maitreya Buddha, Kalki Avatar of the New Age of Aquarius, "...Prostitution of solar energy exists in the hydrogen bomb." This is the worst kind of Black Magic whose outcome will be total devastation and the decline and death of all living matter in a scale totally unheard of.Samael Aun Weor The Doomed Aryan Race, p. 27, Glorian Publishing, 2008 ISBN 978-1934206300
In The Aquarian Message, Samael Aun Weor mentions the existence of the planet Hercolubus or Planet X, a planet many times the size of Jupiter which is approaching the Earth and as it gets ever nearer, it will cause terrifying cataclysms such as the change of the earth axis and the surfacing of the molten core at the center of the planet.
The Promised Land
After the final Great Cataclysm, there will be a new heaven and a new earth. The elect will be the seed of a new race. The New Jerusalem is built upon the cubic stone (sex). There is the Jerusalem of the Son of Man, the Jerusalem above or the Higher Worlds and the Jerusalem below or future earth of the Coming Race, the Sixth Race. The Twelfth Arcanum or twelfth Trump Major of the Tarot is the foundation of the Heavenly Jerusalem. The Twelfth Arcanum represents Sexual Alchemy. The birth of the Son of Man is one hundred per cent sexual. When the sleeper wakes, he can see the New Jerusalem in the Higher Worlds. The New Jerusalem means happiness, peace and love.
By 1972, Samael Aun Weor referenced that his death and resurrection would be occurring before 1978. In the chapter entitled The Resurrection in his work The Three Mountains (1972), he stated that the eight years of ordeals within the Trial of Job would occur between his 53rd and 61st birthdays. Furthermore, in the same work, it is stated that this ordeal occurs prior to resurrection, and the one going through it is "deprived of everything, even of his own sons, and is afflicted by an impure sickness." By August 1977 he had developed stomach cancer. During this time he continued to speak to both his students and the general public, giving radio and television interviews while touring Mexico. Eventually he was forced to stop, due to debilitating stomach pain. As his condition steadily worsened he would mention to those at his bedside, "Don't cling to my battered body, but cling to my doctrinal body." Samael Aun Weor died on December 24, 1977. He was survived by his wife and children.
Years before his death, he declared he would adopt the use of a duly prepared Egyptian "mummy" as a vehicle for further work, a vehicle better prepared than his own "physical body". In 1936, Ra-Mak-Hotep revealed the existence of such mummies.
Many of his followers expected him to return publicly shortly thereafter, however, according to his own words he was planning on leaving the public arena for a time:
The Roman Catholic Church has labeled Samael Aun Weor's Christian Gnostic Movement as a pseudo-church and some Roman Catholic authors have accused Samael Aun Weor of trying to seduce Roman Catholic priests and nuns to abandon their vows of celibacy and practice the sexual teachings promulgated by the Gnostic Movement; these authors also believe that the current wave to discredit the legitimacy of the Roman Catholic Church comes from the same source while others go so far as to label it heresy.
As of 11 Feb 1984 or thereabouts, the Ministry of Tenerife, Spain, denied incorporation to Samael Aun Weor's Universal Christian Gnostic Church of Spain operating from 38 San Francisco St., in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain, on the grounds that said organization is not a legitimate church as it does not have any record of incorporation as such in any country whatsoever.
In 1990, after numerous consultations with high ranking members of the Roman Catholic Church and other figures who prefer to remain anonymous such as lawyers, public prosecutors, psychiatrists and psychologists, Pilar Salarrullana who has been a political figure since 1974 and is considered an expert on sects, published Las Sectas which became a best-seller with six editions the first year alone and in spite of its popularly inquisitorial tone, it denounces the Gnostic Movements among others as some of the most dangerous anti-social plagues in Spain.
Samael Aun Weor wrote over sixty books, covering a broad range of esoteric, philosophical, and anthropological subjects. The following is taken in part from the Bibliography of Samael Aun Weor
1950 - The Perfect Matrimony - Kindergarten (Revised and expanded in 1961. See below).
1950 - The Revolution of Beelzebub, 2007 ISBN 1934206188
1951 - The Zodiacal Course, published in English as part of Astrotheurgy, 2006 ISBN 1934206065
1952 - Secret Notes of a Guru
1952 - Treatise of Occult Medicine and Practical Magic (Revised and expanded in 1978. See below).
1952 - Gnostic Catechism
1952 - Christ Consciousness
1952 - The Power is in the Cross
1952 - The Book of the Virgin of Carmen
1953 - The Seven Words
1953 - Igneous Rose, 2007 ISBN 1934206263
1954 - The Manual of Practical Magic, published in English as part of Astrotheurgy, 2006 ISBN 1934206065
1954 - Treatise of Sexual Alchemy
1955 - The Mysteries of the Fire: Kundalini Yoga
1955 - Cosmic Ships
1956 - The Major Mysteries, 2009 ISBN 1934206195
1958 - The Magnum Opus
1958 - Universal Charity
1958 - Esoteric Treatise of Theurgy
1959 - The Mountain of Juratena
1959 - Fundamental Notions of Endocrinology and Criminology, 2007 ISBN 1934206119
1959 - Christ Will
1959 - Logos, Mantra, Theurgy, 2007 ISBN 1934206041
1959 - The Yellow Book, 2007 ISBN 1934206126
1960 - The Aquarian Message, 2008 ISBN 1934206317
1961 - Introduction to Gnosis, 2007 ISBN 1934206089
1961 - The Perfect Matrimony (revised), 2009 ISBN 1934206034
1962 - The Mysteries of Life and Death
1963 - Marriage, Divorce and Tantra
1963 - Gnosis in the Twentieth Century
1963 - Great Supreme Universal Manifesto of the Gnostic Movement
1964 - The Social Christ
1964 - Christmas Message 1964-1965 ("The Dissolution of the I") Title given by students.
1964 - Grand Gnostic Manifesto of the Third Year of Aquarius
1965 - The Social Transformation of Humanity
1965 - Supreme Christmas Message 1965-1966 (The Science of Music) Title given by students.
1966 - The Book of the Dead
1967 - Platform of POSCLA
1967 - Christmas Message 1966-1967: ''Buddha's Necklace, Thoth, 1990 ISBN 0921798484
1967 - An Esoteric Treatise of Hermetic Astrology, published in English as part of Astrotheurgy, 2006 ISBN 1934206065
1967 - Christmas Message 1967-1968: The Solar Bodies and Gnostic Wisdom published in English as The Doomed Aryan Race'', 2008 ISBN 1934206300
1967 - Flying Saucers
1968 - Constitution and Liturgy of the Gnostic Movement (For Second and Third Chamber Students ONLY).
1968 - We'll Reach the One Thousand, But Not the Two Thousand (Title given by students).
1968 - Supreme Christmas Message 1967-1968
1969 - Esoteric Course of Kabbalah
1969 - Christmas Message 1968-1969: The Gnostic Magic of the Runes, 2007 ISBN 1934206294
1969 - Christmas Message 1969-1970: My Return to Tibet, a title given by students in Spanish and published in English as Cosmic Teachings of a Lama, 2007 ISBN 1934206218
1970 - Fundamental Education
1970 - Beyond Death
1971 - Christmas Message 1971-1972 (Parsifal Unveiled)
1971 - Christmas Message 1971-1972: The Mystery of the Golden Blossom, 2009 ISBN 1934206133
1972 - Grand Gnostic Manifesto 1972
1972 - Christmas Message 1972-1973: The Three Mountains, 2007 ISBN 1934206287
1972 - Gazing at the Mystery
1973 - Aztec Christic Magic, 2007 ISBN 1934206270 (Lessons date from 1957)
1973 - Christmas Message 1973-1974
1974 - The Metallic Planets of Alchemy
1974 - The Secret Doctrine of Anahuac
1975 - The Great Rebellion, 2007 ISBN 1934206010
1975 - Liturgy of the Gnostic Movement (For Second and Third Chamber Students ONLY).
1975 - Revolutionary Psychology
1976 - Sacred Book of Gnostic Liturgy (For Second and Third Chamber Students ONLY).
1977 - The Mysteries of Christic Esoterism
1977 - The Kabbalah of the Mayan Mysteries
1977 - Esoteric Course of Theurgy
1978 - Gnostic Anthropology, 2007 ISBN 1934206164
1978 - Didactic Self-knowledge (Collected Lectures).
1978 - Christmas Message 1977-1978: Treatise of Occult Medicine and Practical Magic (revised), 2008 ISBN 1934206324
1978 - The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah, 2007 ISBN 1934206058
1980 - For the Few
1983 - The Revolution of the Dialectic, 2007 ISBN 1934206027
1983 - The Pistis Sophia Unveiled, 2009 ISBN 0974591681
Heaven's Gate (religious group)
New religious movement
Western Mystery Tradition
International Gnostic Movement (MGI) Information about Samael Aun Weor, his life, his teachings.
www.samael.org Biography, documents and various articles.
www.ageac.org Gnostic Association for Anthropological Cultural and Scientific studies.
www.vopus.org A rich gnostic resource, with photos, videos and audio.
American Gnostic Association Downloadable books, articles and courses.
Gnosis Central Audio books and downloadable books.
Gnostic Teachings Books, courses, lectures, audio lectures, videos and discussion forum.
Samael Aun Weor Information about Samael Aun Weor, his life, mission and photos.
Samael Aun Weor Complete Library as originally published in Spanish
Canadian Gnostic Schools A list of Gnostic Centres found in Canada
La Gnosis Develada Articles, studies and resources from a critic point of view.
GIA Gnostic Institute Of Anthropology,Inc. A Non-Profit and Educational Organization - Science, Art, Philosophy, Mystic, Conferences.
La Gnosis Develada Blog in Spanish
Gostic videos in Spanish with English subtitles
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