Hello, I have been student of theology, mythology, and philosophy for about 2 years now and have been familiar with the teachings of Samael for around a year probably now. my question has to do with what gnosticism is, as i have studied here and through other sources i have come across what i would consider two very distinct threads of gnostic teachings. the first being what i would consider the teachings of Samael Aun Weor, and the latter being what i guess i would call more mainstream scholarly gnostic teachings. the difference is so vast that it truly shocks me and has caused me a bit of distress and confusion. the main difference is this. in the teachings of Samael Aun Weor all world faiths though they have been adulterated have descended from truth, and the opposing all faiths descend from lies. (especially those of the abrahamic roots) it also has a lot to do with the character of YHVH. to my knowledge through much studying in the teachings of Samael YHVH is a sort of personified collective consciousness, that is heavenly and for lack of better words good; in the opposing teaching the YHVH is made out to be the evil and parasitic Demiurge who has trapped our divine spark and to whom we are a slave. whilst i personally feel drawn to the teachings of Samael many scholars consider his work to be unauthentic teaching and not the true heart of gnosis. it has truly put a fear in me, i know the only one who can truly lead me down the correct path is my innermost but sadly my practice has been little to none out of the fear of failing and choosing the wrong path. so i wanted to come here to try and find where this division of teachings comes from and which is considered authentic.
that you for all this website does and i look forward to hearing back soon.