A universal principle that encompasses inner self-knowledge, self-development, & conscious awakening.
This event will be an introductory talk on the basic principles of Gnosis and how these ancient mysteries can be applied to our modern day life. Gnosis encompasses teachings from across all cultures and religions, and aims to awaken the inner hidden principle within every human being: the consciousness. With an awakened consciousness, one can traverse the path of life with peace, joy and equanimity, always looking to serve the greater good; for self and others.
Topics covered will include: esotericism, psychology, self discovery, awakening of the consciousness, astral travel, and the exploration of the journey of the soul in life.
A short meditation practice will follow the lecture, and there will be time given for questions & answers.
Please note there will be ongoing classes held after this introductory lecture, which will go deeper into the areas of esotericism and the consciousness. We encourage anyone who has an interest in spirituality to attend.
Gnosis is a type of knowledge that is derived from personal experience and cannot be learned through traditional methods such as reading or listening to lectures. It is the understanding of spiritual truths that comes from within and is the foundation of all genuine spiritual traditions. Gnosis is an ancient path of knowledge that leads to self-realisation and spiritual liberation. It is a holistic form of wisdom that encompasses spirituality, philosophy, science, and art, aiming to awaken higher states of consciousness and inner divinity.
The Australian Gnostic Association of Melbourne is a not for profit organisation. All costs are covered by the facilitators of the centre and the group. If possible, we recommend a set weekly contribution $15/wk to help us to cover the costs of running the centre and the courses.
Although the inability to pay will never prevent anyone from attending the gnostic classes, the contributions help in the running of the centre, and are greatly appreciated. Our aim is not profit, but to share gnosis with anyone who is interested, regardless of race, religion, sex, occupation or wealth.
Most classes go from 1.5hrs to 2hours, with each class consisting of a talk and a guided meditation practice. Practices range from introductory techniques for relaxation and meditation, to keys that can be applied in daily life. Also, no previous experience is needed. The weekly gnostic classes and practices serve as a foundation to further develop the science and ethics of meditation in a more in depth manner.
Gnosis at its heart is a purely practical school, it consists of a wide variety of esoteric and psychological practices that compliment the theoretical knowledge that is given. The aim is for that which is taught can be verified by the student, thus allowing the student to attain their own.
Meditation, esoteric yoga, consciousness, psychology, self-transformation, esoteric anatomy, the Hebraic Kabbalah, alchemy, sacred sexuality or tantra. In addition, we also cover: Kundalini, clairvoyance, psychic powers, dream yoga and astral projection (also known as out of body experiences or lucid dreams). Also included, spiritual initiation, tarot, runes, astrology, Buddhism, the great world religious scriptures, and many other spiritual subjects.
So we study the wisdom of both east and west in a comprehensive, didactic way, unlike many other forms of spirituality that focus on one specific religion alone.
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As far as attendance to the introductory classes, anyone is welcome to attend one, several or all of the classes being offered in the series of public talks. For those who are interested, a weekly course will continue which will go deeper into the topics that have been introduced. Since the classes and practices build on each other, consistent weekly attendance is expected for those who decide to continue with the classes. If you decide you do not want to continue with the classes at any point in time, you are free to do so with no further obligations. So if we do not hear from you, you will not hear from us. This is done to respect your privacy.
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Real Gnosis is the experiential knowledge of the Soul, which is beyond theory, dogma or belief
I looked in churches, mosques and temples, but I found the Divine within my heart.- Rumi
Gnosis lives in facts, withers away in abstractions, and is difficult to find even in the noblest of thoughts.-Samael Aun Weor
God is to be found not in religion, not in systems but in discovering truth in every little thing. Truth is not far away but very near.- Krishnamurti
Knowing oneself is having achieved identification with one’s own Divine Being.- Samael Aun Weor
Consciousness has the potential to increase to an infinite degree.– The 14th Dalai Lama
Let it be understood that Self-Realisation is the harmonious development of the entire infinite of human possibilities.- Samael Aun Weor