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Samael Aun Weor

About Samael Aun Weor

The man known as Samael Aun Weor was born on the 6th of March, 1917 in South America, in Bogota (Colombia). At a young age, he was interested in many transcendental aspects of life – he wanted to know who we are, where we come from, and what is the purpose of life? 

The Search for Gnosis

He began to search for those answers in the different metaphysical schools of those times. He studied Theosophy, Masonry, the systems of Gurjieff, the Gnostic-Rosicrucian tradition, he practiced yoga, studied Krishnamurti etc.

By the age of 17 he was giving lectures at the Theosophical Society and became a member of the Ancient Rosicrucian school (founded by Dr Arnoldo Krumm-Heller / M. Huiracocha) at the age of 18, which served to educate him in practical esotericism.

But after all that he felt something was missing. He became tired of so many theories and yearned to investigate, to awaken, and to enter into the path of initiation. In his very first book, called The Doorway to Initiation or The Perfect Matrimony (1st edition) he explains that after many, incredible efforts, he found the key—or the Great Arcanum–that would allow him to prepare what the alchemists called “the sacred fire of the philosophers” and this granted him the fortune and immense happiness of beginning his process of genuine spiritual initiation. This occurred in 1947 and in 1948, the formation of a small organisation began, which soon after became an international one.
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Samael Aun Weor teaching class

A life of Service

It was his book The Perfect Matrimony, at first—along with so many other written works in the 50’s and 60’s—that most identified the formation of the International Gnostic Movement. And from his second residence in Mexico, he wrote many other treatises about anthropology, psychology, philosophy, art, science, mysticism, Kabbalah, alchemy, medicine, etc.

He wrote more than 60 books, gave thousands of lectures and renounced all copyright. In essence, Master Samael taught the “Fifth Truth” or in other words sacred sexuality – as the synthesis of all religions, esoteric schools, cultures, civilisations, and races.

Real Gnosis is the experiential knowledge of the Soul, which is beyond theory, dogma or belief

-Samael Aun Weor

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