Introduction to Gnosis

A Book by Samael Aun Weor

“Only a mind that is at peace can solve problems.”

The Greek word gnosis implies a type of knowledge that comes from experience. To understand it, one must experience it. Real spirituality and religion begin with experience of the truth, and the method to acquire that experience is primarily practical. However, to experience the reality that is beyond the physical senses, our psychological condition is key: if our mind is disturbed, chaotic, contradictory, then it will remain an obstacle and source of suffering. Introduction to Gnosis provides a straight-forward, practical way to stabilize your mind and your life, to prepare you for the journey to real self-knowledge. Only when the mind is at peace and serene do we have the opportunity to deeply understand anything.

“Even if one is the most sinful of all sinners, one shall yet cross over the ocean of sin by the raft of self-knowledge alone. As the blazing fire reduces wood to ashes; similarly, the fire of self-knowledge reduces all bonds of karma to ashes...” —Bhagavad-gita 4:36-37

"Know yourself, and you will know the universe and its gods." —Oracle at Delphi

Also includes How to Make Light Within and Matrimony, Divorce, and Tantra by Samael Aun Weor.

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What's New in This Edition

  • New artwork and cover
  • Added footnotes to clarify terms and concepts
  • Added glossary entries
  • Fixed typos

More Information:

  • Paper 4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches
  • 190 pages
  • Illustrated
  • Glossary and index
  • ISBN 9781934206737

Originally published in Spanish as "Introduccion a la Gnosis" (1961).

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