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Glorian Publishing was founded in 1999 to publish the more than sixty books of Samael Aun Weor for English language readers. At that time, the few books available in English were very expensive, hand made, and very hard to get. Samael Aun Weor wanted his books available to everyone without any restrictions or barriers, therefore Glorian Publishing was asked to publish and distribute his books worldwide. Since then, supported entirely by donations, Glorian Publishing has created:

  • More than forty-five high-quality, affordable books, available worldwide, in print, ebooks, and online
  • GnosticTeachings.org, a huge website packed with books, courses, lectures, free help from instructors, an extensive glossary, and much more, all for free, for anyone, anywhere
  • A free, worldwide streaming radio station
  • More than 500 free audio lectures for download or podcast
  • International retreats and events open to anyone
  • Prison correspondence program, providing free books and prisoner support in twenty states and thirty-five institutions

Our Purpose: To Help Humanity

"The greatest necessity, the most essential problem of every individual, of every person, is to comprehend life in its integral and unitotal state; only in this way will we establish the conditions to satisfactorily solve all our particular, intimate problems." - Samael Aun Weor, Fundamentals of Gnostic Education

We call the teachings we study "Gnosis," which means practical knowledge acquired through experience, and is therefore the fundamental root of every scientific, spiritual, religious, mystical, and psychological tradition in the world. We encourage examination of all of the knowledge of humanity in a comprehensive and complete way, in order to see the root synthesis of everything. Everything in life is interconnected: to understand how to live, one must understand the whole of knowledge.

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Between 1950 and 1977, Samael Aun Weor [Hebrew סמאל און ואור] wrote over seventy books about the practical knowledge that anyone can apply in their life in order to eliminate suffering and experience true happiness.

His first book, "The Perfect Matrimony," (1950) was so direct and powerful that it sparked a spiritual revolution in Latin America, and the outraged "official" church pressured the police to arrest him charged with the crime of "offending the public and healing the ill." He went on to inspire millions of readers around the world, although his books are only now being made available in English.

Glorian Publishing, a non-profit organization, is steadily translating and publishing the entire collection of his books, available worldwide in printed, ebook, and online editions.

 

We drink deeply from the world's great treasure of language and mystical expression, and take full advantage of the power of words. We know that what cannot be expressed accurately in one language may find its perfect meaning in another tongue. Therefore, we provide this glossary so that you may understand with precision the words that we use.

In his book Fundamentals of Gnostic EducationSamael Aun Weor reminds us of a fundamental experience in life:

“This Via Crucis that is our miserable existence begins in infancy and youth with mental disorders due to intimate family tragedies, difficulties at home and at school, etc.

“It is clear that during childhood and youth all these problems do not manage to really affect us—with few exceptions—in much of a profound manner; however, when we become adults we start questioning: “Who am I? Where do I come from? Why do I have to suffer? What is the purpose of our existence?” etc. 

“On the path of life we all have asked ourselves these questions. We all have wanted at sometime to investigate, inquire, find out the “why” of so many sorrows, troubles, struggles, and sufferings, yet unfortunately, we always seem to end up caged within some theory, or within some opinion, or within some belief, or within what the neighbor stated, or within what some decrepit old fogie told us, etc. 

“Thus, since we have lost our true innocence and the peace of a tranquil heart, we are incapable of experiencing the truth directly, in all of its harshness, given that we depend on what others might say; so, because of this, we are obviously on the wrong path.”

The truth is that which answers our most fundamental questions about life, about ourselves, and all the “whys” that remain enigmas to us in spite of our theories and beliefs. But “truth” cannot be known through mere theory or belief. Truth is something that cannot be caged or conceptualized: it must be known through experience. In this sense, we can say that truth is true for the one who has experienced it, and for the one who has not, truth is unknown. This can be likened to the first moment we tasted honey, or saw the radiance of our own child’s smile, or even felt the dagger of betrayal in our heart. Until experienced, these moments cannot be explained, understood, or known. Yet, amongst those who have shared the same experience, there is shared knowledge that may be unspoken but is nonetheless understood by all. 

Experience provides a special kind of knowledge that is alive and profound. It does not depend upon books or outside authority of any kind. When one has experienced, one knows

The Greek word gnosis refers to this special, experiential knowledge, especially in regards to the fundamental truths of existence. Real Gnosis comes from the conscious experience of the truth of life, death, and all the mysteries that surround us. By “conscious experience” a form of active, awakened perception is meant, one that penetrates far more than what is physical. The consciousness— when awakened—can perceive other dimensions. It is here that real Gnosis begins to bloom in the mind and heart, revealing the truth to the soul.

This kind of experience is possible for anyone. It does not matter what one believes, or where one comes from. You can be devoutly religious or deeply independent, yet acquire the personal experience of that which exists beyond the physical senses. Furthermore, it is not necessary to belong to any group or promise anything to anyone. And, even more scandalous, you do not have to pay anyone any money. Despite the outrageous demands of thousands of “spiritual” groups and teachers, you can experience and know the truth even if financially poor. Real Gnosis is for anyone who is willing to make the effort in themselves; truth does not depend on who you know.

In order to arrive at the experience of the truth, there are required steps. Everything in nature works according to laws, and not according to our convenience. This is where most people become diverted from the truth: the truth does not comfort our illusions or accommodate our attachments. Therefore, due to fear and the desire for security, most people avoid the truth, preferring instead to remain comforted by their personal beliefs, even if they are illusions. Yet, for the one who is brave enough to face their own self-deception, the reality of Gnosis is quick to be seen. And, for the one who is brave enough to confront and change their own inner contradictions and mistakes, Gnosis— the knowledge that emerges from that inner investigation—becomes an illuminating light and a nourishing medicine.

Practical spirituality begins by guiding the sincere person towards the establishment of a strong foundation in life, from which they can work towards experiencing the truth for themselves. This foundation is material, psychological, and spiritual. By establishing a degree of stability in our mind, our life also stabilizes. Then, we are in a position to prepare ourselves to know the facts of existence: facts that are sometimes disturbing, sometimes painful, and almost always what we least expected. Yet, facts are facts, and once known, they become steps towards greater knowledge.

Very simply, if we are unhappy, only we know that and experience that kind of suffering; it is self-produced and self-experienced. If unhappiness is an internal experience, then happiness must also be internal. Therefore, first we have to face the fact of our unhappiness. Then we need to find the cause of unhappiness and exchange it for a cause of happiness. The only way to do this is by knowing ourselves in depth. We need self-knowledge

“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...” — Krishna, Bhagavad-gita 4:36-37

Knowledge is power, and there is no power greater than knowledge of oneself. The power to change resides entirely in self-knowledge. Where we are lacking self-knowledge, we are lacking power to change. Thus, if we feel powerless in some area of our life, we need to acquire knowledge of that area.

The Oracle of Delphi stated:

“Know thyself, and thou shalt know the universe and it’s gods!”

Self-knowledge is the key to the knowledge of everything that exists, for by understanding who we truly are inside, we can then understand the experience of others, where we have all come from, and where we are going. We can only acquire this kind of knowledge on our own, by our own efforts, and in our own experience. In this way, there is no need to believe or theorize, for having experienced the truth, we know. That is gnosis.

All religions emerge from the same root. Their common source has been called by many names, but its true nature is far beyond the confines of any belief, dogma, or theory. Therefore, all genuine scriptures agree with one another.

In order to experience the truth of that common source, we must free the mind from all cages, chains, and bonds, in order for the soul and spirit to rise above all terrestrial and materialistic limitations. In other words, we must study all religions, discard from them what is added (especially by our mind), and resolutely discover what is essential, original, and divine.

The Gnostic tradition studies all the religious and mystical traditions in the world, since Gnosis is the root from which they all flowered.

"In the Gnostic tradition, we have a vast collection of spiritual writings that nourish our efforts to awaken our consciousness. To begin, we have the more than sixty books by Samael Aun Weor, and the hundreds of complementary lectures and talks that he gave. This body of knowledge was given in order to elucidate understanding of the Christian Bible, the Torah, the Zohar, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Germanic Eddas, all the great psychological wisdom hidden in the Greek myths, the Odyssey and the Illiad of Homer, and hundreds of other volumes from our religious and classical heritage. As well, Gnosis is found in the one hundred volumes of Buddhist sutras and in the two hundred volumes of commentaries on those sutras by great masters such as Tsong Khapa and Nagarjuna. Gnosis saturates the Tibetan Tantric tradition and overflows from the teachings of Milarepa, the Dalai Lamas, and many others." - The Purpose of Gnosis

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