What Is An Esoteric School

An esoteric school is one that through its teachings introduces its students into the knowledge of and experiences of that which is often hidden from the senses and the common knowledge of society.

By the definition of esoteric we find “that which is understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest”. Such a school would then take the yearnings – the sincere interest of its students, and initiate them into the practical realisation of its specialised knowledge – which happens to be the mysteries, which are available to all to unveil for themsleves, but only those of sincere interest seek to unveil them.

An esoteric school inculcates the necessary qualities in its students to gradually arrive at profound spiritual realisations, which as every true esoteric schools teaches, is the same as journeying deeper into oneself to encounter as revelation, the interior Divinity.

An esoteric school is one that teaches the tradition – which is the lineage of teachings passed down unadulterated by previous spiritual masters, and provides the practical methods for realisation and revelation.

By means of a deep understanding of the inherited knowledge an esoteric school maintains itself and by the dedicated application of this knowledge an esoteric school renews itself and adapts itself to better help humanity in the state in which it finds itself.

The heart of an esoteric school is the love for the light and the love humanity. Because through the light we better serve and help our fellow man.

The end goals of true esoteric schools is to clearly lay down the way back to the Divine origin of man.

“Consciousness has the potential to increase to an infinite degree.”

– The 14th Dalai Lama

Origin Of The Gnostic Teachings

Gnosis is called the ‘Doctrine of the Synthesis,’ since it synthesises the most essential aspects of all of the ancient mystery schools, religions, and esoteric systems of the past and present into one doctrine. Yet Gnosis is not a derivative of any one of these systems. Gnosis predates all religions and systems, and is not the property of any individual or group.

Gnosis today is the modern form of an ancient system of learning which has existed through the history of man’s presence on Earth. This wisdom was not available to the public, but was revealed only to those who had been initiated into the mysteries. 

The Gnostic teachings, as taught in Gnostic centres throughout the world today, comes from the writings and practices of a modern day teacher, Samael Aun Weor, who synthesised the precepts of the philosophers, mystics, and adepts of all times into an integrated and comprehensive system of knowledge and instruction. Gnosis, as unveiled by Samael Aun Weor, contains a synthesis of all the ancient mystery schools.

 The contemporary Gnostic Movement has spread rapidly since it began in the 1950’s in Columbia. Gnostic centres can be found in many countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa.

““Discernment is comprehension, without the need for reasoning. We must exchange the process of reasoning for the beauty of comprehension. The process of conceptual choice divides the mind, and gives birth to wrong action and useless effort. In true comprehension, in profound comprehension, in intimate in- depth comprehension, there is only the intimate pressure of the consciousness, constant pressure born from the essence we carry within, and that is all.””

– Samael Aun Weor

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