The Gnostic Institute of Universal Esoteric
Studies, located in Long Beach, California, is dedicated to revealing a Sacred Path that exists at the
heart of the world's Wisdom teachings.
We invite you to attend our public lectures and
meditations in both English and Spanish which are offered to the public on a donation basis.
Discover for yourself the liberating knowledge that has been revealed for the
benefit of all Humanity.
The Path of
Gnosis provides the keys to unlock the Universal truths hidden in all great religions for anyone to verify for
him or herself. The purpose of Gnosis is to alleviate the
suffering of Humanity through the path of Awakening Consciousness.
The ultimate Secret of Secrets, properly understood, is indicated by the words inscribed upon the Temple of Apollo at Delphi:
"Man know thyself"
Humanity, all of us, live with our
consciousness asleep. This condition is rooted in anger,
greed, lust, pride, gluttony, sloth and envy which together comprise the predominant state of
humanity. These defects themselves are the agent that arrests the development of
human consciousness. We, mankind, suffer due to the lack of self-knowledge, an ignorance of our own nature.
enlightenment begins with knowledge of ourselves. Gnosis, as revealed
by the great XXth century gnostic master Samael Aun Weor, teaches the
exact method for the comprehension and the elimination of our defects,
resulting in the end of suffering for ourselves and for those around
What is necessary in order to end our
suffering? Nothing less than a revolution! Our minds are so profoundly conditioned that nothing less than psychological revolution can provide the insight that will liberate us from the hypnosis of the false Ego.
The study of Gnosis is a practical path
utilizing meditation, esoteric science, sacred psychology (Grk psyche="Soul"),
and Alchemy to achieve intimate self-realization of the Being.
This Path of Initiation known in ancient times was traditionally
practiced in the inner sanctums of the great religions.
Our own age demands that this knowledge now be open
to all. This knowledge applies to everyone. However, each must come to
his or her own Gnosis, his or her own personal comprehension of the
Self-realization means fulfilling those possibilities inherent but latent in humanity. Self-realization demands a knowledge of the Path of Liberation. This Path has been known and preserved in Wisdom teachings through each generation dating into Antiquity. This Path has objective milestones, requirements related to the nature of the Path, to Man; who he is and why he is here, and the role he plays in the Cosmos.
Self realization demands unlocking knowledge by direct experience. The Greek word "Gnosis" means direct
experiential knowledge. This direct knowledge takes the form of mastery of ourself. This is Will. Also, one must Dare. One must have Faith, which is action. Silence and Patience are required in order to transmute the lead of personality alchemically into the gold of the Human Soul. Only then will we truly know what Love is and why it is the sum of wisdom.
This is the Great Work or Magnum Opus of all traditions. Only by conscious efforts do we verify the truth of the Tradition and penetrate to the heart of the esoteric wisdom, synthesized by Meditation, Kabbalah, and Alchemy.
The need to believe is eliminted by Gnosis, by direct knowledge of the truth. On this Path, as the Gospel of St. John states, the truth becomes a spring of living water for us wherever it is encountered.
The Three Factors
The Path of Self-realization is not gained by blind
acceptance or by mere intellectual knowledge. The science of awakening positively is based on
three factors: Birth, Death, and Sacrifice. Birth is
the creation of the Human Soul, Death is the Mystery of
Mystical Death, the death of the Ego, and Sacrifice is what we
do for our fellow Humanity. These three factors are supported upon the
Four Pillars of Science, Religion, Art and Philosophy.
The word religion is derived from the Latin word Religare, meaning, "to unite", and refering to the union with God. Although religions may fail this sacred duty to unite man with God, Gnosis teaches that it is a mistake to throw out the baby with the bath water by ignoring the spiritual reality behind religion and knowledge of the sacred related to Religare.
"all religions are pearls strung on the golden thread of divinity."
Samael Aun Weor Logos, Mantra, Theurgy
Direct knowledge comes to us from our essence, part of
God within us. This is why Jesus said, The
Kingdom of God is Within. Universal esotericism understands that God within is the Being. Our connection to God is through this spark within. If religion does not help us to establish connection with that spark, it is not actual religion.
Gnosis, direct experiential knowledge at all levels, is connection with God.
Samael Aun Weor
The venerable Samael Aun Weor was an awakened
master. Born with the ability to remember his own past lives, he was able to assemble and bring together knowledge of the complete Path of Self-Realization. In over 60 books
and thousands of lectures, Master Samael delivered the Path of
liberation in its entirety to Humanity. By showing the internal relationship between the
various esoteric teachings that lead to One Universal Truth, Master
Samael has revealed a scientific, verifiable path to attain
Self-Realization, based upon his own personal experience. This Path, both a Science and an Art, deals with the elimination of the
psychologically defective ego and the development of the Human Soul;
the prerequisites for attainment of the Self-Realization of the Being.