Read books by Samael Aun Weor, such as The Pistis Sophia Unveiled, The Perfect Matrimony, Tarot and Kabbalah, Practical Astrology, and more.
Glorian Publishing is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization founded to bring the books of Samael Aun Weor to English language readers. Although he had millions of readers in Spanish, the only books in English were handmade on copy machines, were terribly expensive ($50 each), and most of the translations were filled with errors, omissions, and confusion. The only way to get the books was in person from a handful of hard-to-find schools who put up many obstacles and restrictions, requiring students to "earn" access to the books. We know students who even after attending such schools for five years, still did not know about transmutation. We were asked to change that, and ensure that anyone, anywhere, could access the books easily.
Thanks to Samael Aun Weor and the support of students around the world, our translator and team have spent decades correcting, refining, and publishing all the books by Samael Aun Weor. Since we published our first edition in 2001, we have sought to raise the quality of the books, increase their availability, and reduce their cost. They are now available worldwide to anyone, without any restrictions. Even if you cannot afford to buy the books, you can read them here, online, for free.
Yes, we have a lot of books, and the teachings they provide are vast and rich, thus it can appear overwhelming and confusing. Yet, the way to start is simple: listen to yourself.
Each person has their own needs, thus the only one who knows what you need is yourself. We advise you to listen to your intuition: pick books that attract your interest. If you still cannot decide, any of the books will help you, since they all contain a breadth of knowledge. In fact, students discover that each book has levels of knowledge: each time you read it, you find new things.
Ultimately, each book is one facet of a beautifully crafted gem. To understand the teachings, it is necessary to study all of the books; each one has a role to play in displaying to us the full perspective of the teachings. Those who only read a limited selection of the books choose to limit their understanding of the path. Therefore, we recommend that you aim to study them all, consciously, while practicing what they teach.
The books published by Glorian were written in an unusual way. They were written from a state of meditation, and should be received by the consciousness, especially in a state of meditation. Rather than being written to convince your intellect of some position or statement, they were written for your consciousness.
If you read them with your intellect, you will be comparing with what you were told before, and looking for contradictions. You will rely on logical arguments, and seek proof. You will not realize that the intellect can not actually understand anything; it can only compare. It only sees opposites, duality. When you read intellectually, you are confined to comparing, opposing. This does not lead to understanding.
"The intellect is an instrument that shows us that, through reasoning [comparing], we cannot understand anything." - Samael Aun Weor
Understanding comes from the consciousness, which does not think or reason. It perceives, and from that perception it can understand.
Real understanding occurs intuitively, not intellectually.
Our books are written for your consciousness. You will see that as soon as you start reading them: they are different.
Our books cannot be understood by the intellect alone.
The only way to understand them is to read them consciously, with much attention. Because our consciousness is weak, this means we should read slowly, and in small steps. We should pause on each sentence to ensure that we fully understand it. If you do not understand it, then take a few days to contemplate that sentence. Meditate profoundly on each sentence. This is how the books were written, and the only way they can be understood.
I have asked the brothers and sisters, "Well brothers and sisters, have you studied my book The Great Rebellion?"
"Yes," they say, "We have read it..."
"Well, but did you study it?"
"Well, in reality, no; we read it at five hundred kilometers per hour..."
They constantly come to me saying, "Well, I would like to work on myself, to dissolve my ego, but I wonder if you can teach me how..." But, what an abnormal psyche these terrestrial people have: they ask me to teach them to dissolve their ego, after they have read my book Revolutionary Psychology! But, what is happening? In that book I have given all the indications and now they ask me to teach them! What is happening? They have completely destroyed their intellectual center!
For example, in Atlantis or in Lemuria, no one used to study in that way. A Lemurian considered the letters to be sacred; they utilized an alphabet of 300 consonants and 51 vowels; in Lemuria the letters were sacred and no one accepted a paragraph of a sacred book, if first they had not become cognizant of that paragraph, and in order to become cognizant of that paragraph, they passed entire days meditating on it. So, they were cognizant of what they studied.
However, when one reads at "five hundred kilometers per hour" and later states, "I already read the book," "I know that book," the intellectual center has been ruined. That is not a correct way of studying; one must not go on to the next paragraph, if beforehand one does not become cognizant of it. We need to know what we are bringing to the intellectual center.
On a certain occasion, when I traveled through the countries of South America, I knew an Indian that lived near the Summum Supremum Sanctuarium. He was a "Mama," a kind of Mahatma. He was a small man of about one meter; he did not have more than one meter [in height] and some centimeters. His hair was long, his chin black and long, wearing a tunic, he looked like a small thin Christ.
He started talking about themes that I had written in The Revolution of Beelzebub. I said to him, "How is this, Brother Bernardino Alfaro Torres?" (He was baptized with that Latin name by a missionary) "How is this," I said, "that you know about my book The Revolution of Beelzebub, if you do not know how to write, neither to read... if you are illiterate?"
"Sir, we the members of the tribe of Mamas, do not need to read a book. We examine it in the Astral World. The book The Revolution of Beelzebub is a book of the Goddess Nature and we have it on the altars of our temple sanctuaries..."
He was an astonishing man: he knew the entire book; he spoke about Nirvana, of a Golden City in the Nirvanic world...
On another occasion I was with the Arhuacos. They were talking about karma, but they did not do it as the Theosophist or pseudo-Rosicrucians do. No; to see two Arhuacos talking in a café was something really curious; they were speaking about businesses: "I owe some money that my godfather lent me, and I will see how I can pay him."
"I have already paid some drafts, I will see if I can get a credit, because I need it for my business..."
"Last time I paid 500 pesos of the credit and because of that I think I will not have problems: I will get the credit..."
Well, everything was business. Any profane person would believe that they were talking about business; no: they were talking about the business with the law, about karma and dharma, and they did so better than any pseudo-esotericist, than any modern pseudo-occultist or any erudite, better than Annie Besant and her followers.
They are one hundred percent practical, and their way of studying my books was through meditation. As they did not know how to read and write, they did it through meditation, yet, those who knew how to read and write, read them and later meditated on them; but most of them did not know to read and to write. They did not have their intellectual center ruined, as the civilized people do, the so-called "civilized," or "bonachis," as are known in the Sierra Nevada.
Bernardino, the Arhuaco, stated to me, "Those bonachis think that are very cultured, very civilized, because they have small inventions like cars, airplanes, ships, and toys that are worthless, and they do not know anything about the mysteries of life and death..."
What do they know about that native sage, about that truly illuminated one? —Samael Aun Weor, Seriousness in the Esoteric Work
We have made ebook editions you can get on any device. But honestly, we don't like them much.
As Samael Aun Weor said, we should be reading a sentence or paragraph, then reflecting on it, studying it, meditating on it. We find that reading printed editions is the best way to do this.
It is scientifically demonstrated that reading printed editions leads to deeper comprehension and an emotional connection with the book. Studies show that readers retain more when they read from print. Of everything we read and study in our daily lives, this is the knowledge we most need to retain; we should study it in the way that is proven to be most effective: by reading print editions.
Plus, printed books are beautiful objects, and bring a nice quality to your altar or shelf. In our experience, we value printed books more. We appreciate them more. We study them more. They have more meaning, and bring more fulfillment into our lives.
They also work when the power is out, or the internet is unavailable.
About PDFs: not only are they hard to read, they cannot be trusted. There have been many cases of people changing ebooks or PDFs to suit their agendas. PDFs are easily manipulated by foolish people, therefore we do not and will not ever distribute PDFs, and only offer ebooks through major app stores. If you insist on using ebooks, be sure to get them from a reliable store. And if your reliance on ebooks and pdfs is because they are cheap or free, consider reading the books for free on our website. This way you avoid unreliable editions of the books.
No. Why not? Our books are not casual or fast reading. They are food for the consciousness that should be ingested slowly, with much reflection. Audio books do not encourage comprehension, but speed you through the content.
Furthermore, the narrator changes the book; the listener is influenced by the narrator's personality and subtle qualities in their voice. More importantly, the narrator interprets the content to read it aloud, and that interpretation depends upon their level of Being. We prefer to have the content interpreted by our own consciousness, our own Being, thus we prefer to read it ourselves.
And yes, we offer audio lectures, but that is different. The audio lectures were made to help you understand the books. The books are tools for meditation.
Yes, shipping is expensive. You may be surprised to know that we do not control the cost of shipping. If we did, we would certainly make it less expensive to ship all the books from the printer to us so we could lower the cost of the books for you. But, as it happens, those prices are determined by big organizations, not Glorian.
We are always watching for more affordable ways to get the books to you. In the meantime, for those who are facing high shipping costs, we have some suggestions:
- Buy local. Get our books from your local bookseller.
- Accept it. Some things are worth it. We believe the books are worth the cost of shipping. We are certain you have paid more for a meal or a trinket that was quickly forgotten. The books can change your life, while a meal or trinket probably will not.