Nowadays the capitalism system domains most of the world (like the porn media) where the individual must work at least 10 hours a day to get well paid and live well, unlike the past in fifties and sixties and before these times (where Samael was living and of course what was former not even talking about monks of Buddhism and Yogis who they have a lot of spare time as all their time is) so there is a time of studying and applying the techniques and try to rebel against ourselves psychologically. Now I am jobless so I can read the articles and lectures and try to apply practically.
But when I was working and anybody works all over the world (especially USA and the West) now. I had so little time to study or mediate and the progress spiritually would be longer and harder.
Samael said at least four to six hours of meditation must be done daily, one sleeps for instant 6 hours a day at least then he works like 10 hours -average- then he eats and having so little fun to refresh the soul from boring so there won't be at most 3 hours for studying and meditating and techniques !
This time is not like the past and we have to be more practical, we are not priests in the church where our job and salary are in the church and we are not monks so we don't eat on grass and some animals and live in the forest or the desert ! we have jobs and some have families and getting life of 2013 so how we could meditate 6 hours and in the morning and afternoon and in the evening ?!
One should have vocation, right? we are living in this era and no time to be like we should be in Gnostic tradition, Please solve this problem and good that you are from America so that you feel what I feel.
Regards elder brothers