“The balanced and harmonious function of the three brains results in the saving of vital values and, as a logical consequence, the prolongation of life.” —Samael Aun Weor, Fundamentals of Gnostic Education
Learn how to use the experiences of your everyday life to grow spiritually. This lecture covers practical approaches to developing self-observation by working with the three brains.
Many people attempt meditation but are not able to discriminate what they perceive. Fortunately, there are extensive teachings and traditions that explain the degrees of meditative certainty: how one knows what is known based upon repeated, verifiable, and sustainable facts. Learn how to master the power of insight into specific problems, situations, and conditions of mind, gaining confidence in truth born from experience.
There are many ways that negative forces can inhibit, impede, and block our conscious development. However, there also exist numerous proven and effective methods for nullifying such obstacles. Discover the ways that we sabotage our own spirituality, but more importantly, how to preserve it against specific types of psychic aggression from both within and without.
Realizing the most elevated truths is based on recollecting the divine presence within. While elusive, mysterious, and perplexing to the mind, remembrance of divinity possesses distinct qualities and characteristics that are unique, definable, and recognizable to the consciousness. Not only that, but there are proven techniques to deepen these inner states. Learn how through the Sufi and Gnostic wisdom.
Internal equanimity and suspension of thought is the prerequisite for meditation: a state of perception that is inaccessible to ordinary senses. When the mind is silent, serene, and receptive, the consciousness awakens to its authentic divine reality. To acquire experiential knowledge of heavenly mysteries, the body, heart, and mind must be put to rest while our Essence, the innate capacity to perceive, gains greater stability, penetration, and focus upon its object. In this way, the consciousness stabilizes, sustains, and understands the significance of any given phenomenon with lucidity.
While global crises intensely afflict humanity, there exist proven and effective practices for the transformation of suffering into penetrative wisdom and lasting happiness. Such methods were taught within the heart of all great meditative and spiritual traditions. Learn how to experience freedom from psychological conditions of mind, not only to elevate your level and quality of being, but that of others.
Gnosis is the conscious experience of fundamental truths without reliance upon concept, theory, or belief. By expanding the potential range of our perception, the Gnostic student verifies the essential principles within every religion and spiritual tradition. Discover the practical purpose of Gnosticism: the application of effective techniques for transforming suffering and acquiring personal knowledge of the divine.
All meditative traditions emphasize the necessity of spiritual retreat: temporarily leaving behind the distractions of modern society to cultivate a rich internal life. This is with the express purpose of developing enough stability of concentration and clarity of perception so as to effectively deal with the problem of suffering. Through studying and applying effective techniques and the principles of meditation, the practitioner learns how to refine and perfect their spirituality.
“Whosoever wants to die in the Lord must wash their feet in the waters of renunciation.” —Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message
To ascend to higher levels of being, meditators must renounce inferior behaviors that produce the conditioning of the consciousness. To experience internal states of liberation, spiritual practitioners should fulfill the causes of their fruition: virtuous actions born from comprehension and understanding. Renunciation is the key to mystical aspiration, since it signifies the abandonment of suffering’s causes and the embodiment of genuine religious principles through adherence to divine law.
"And We will surely test you until We make evident those who strive among you [for the cause of Allah] and the patient, and We will test your affairs." —Qur'an 47:31
The spiritual path is realized through psychological work upon the lower soul: nafs, defects, vices, or egos. By comprehending desires, the practical meditator develops genuine effort to affect profound transformations, defined by states of vivid intensity, clarity, awareness, and serenity. In this way, the consciousness wages a holy war against the internal causes of suffering, solely equipped with the weapons of intelligence, patience, equanimity, and compassion.