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Gnostic Teachings Podcast
187 minutes | 2 months ago
“The Gnostic Pentagram is the human (אדם Adam) figure with four limbs, and one single apex which is the head. The sign of the Pentagram is also called the sign of the Microcosm. It represents what the Kabbalist Rabbis of the book Zohar call the Microprosopus.” - The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled by Samael Aun Weor
103 minutes | 2 months ago
Meditation and Relaxation
Review the important foundations of meditation, and learn an effective relaxation technique.
82 minutes | 4 months ago
Experience and the Three Minds
Why do some have spiritual experiences while others do not? Learn how to have reliable spiritual experiences. The Three Minds Sensual Mind Intermediate Mind Inner Mind “(Jesus)… taught them (Pharisees and Sadducees) in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this Sophia (σοφία), and these mighty works? …And they were offended in him... And he did not many mighty works there because of their Apistis.” —Matthew 13 “…your Pistis should not depend on the Sophia of men, but on the power (Binah) of Theos (God)… as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard (sensual mind), neither have entered into the heart of man (intermediate mind), the things which Theos hath prepared for them that love him. But Theos hath revealed them unto us (inner mind) by his Pneuma (spirit): for the Pneuma searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of Theos. For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the pnuema of man which is in him? even so the things of Theos knoweth no man, but the Pneuma of Theos… But the psychikos (sensual) man receiveth not the things of the Pneuma of Theos: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are pneumatikos (spiritually) discerned.” —1 Corinthians 2
101 minutes | 7 months ago
Sexual Transmutation, Alchemy, & Tantra
An introduction to the universal teachings on sexual transmutation, also known as alchemy or tantra. Explains the following (and more): The Golden Bowl of Buddha. The Ark of the Covenant Crossing the Jordan River. Jesus Turing Water into Wine at the Wedding. The Mystery of Dionysus and Bacchus. The Hermetic Seal, and why it is the necessary basis of Alchemy. Tantric Bodhichitta. How to Practice Sexual Transmutation as a couple or a single person. Many practical questions answered. Slides (PDF): https://gnosticteachings.org/download/beginning-here-and-now-introductory-lectures/869-sexual-transmutation-alchemy-tantra-pdf.html “The philosophy of Sexual Alchemy has its principles in the school of the Essenes, in the school of Alexandria, in the teachings of Pythagoras, in the mysteries of Egypt, Troy, Rome, Carthage, Eleusis, as well as in the wisdom of the Aztecs and Mayas, etc. The procedures of the science of Sexual Alchemy must be studied in the books of Paracelsus, Nicholas Flamel, Raymond Lully. We also find these procedures hidden within the veil of all symbols, in all the hieratic figures of ancient hieroglyphics of many ancient temples, as well as in the Greek and Egyptian myths.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message Additional reading: Frequently Asked Questions: https://gnosticteachings.org/faqs/sex.html Books The Perfect Matrimony https://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/the-perfect-matrimony.html Kundalini Yoga: Mysteries of the Fire https://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/kundalini-yoga-the-mysteries-of-the-fire.html The Mystery of the Golden Flower https://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/the-mystery-of-the-golden-flower.html The Narrow Way https://gnosticteachings.org/books-by-samael-aun-weor/the-narrow-way.html Courses Alchemy https://gnosticteachings.org/courses/alchemy.html Evolution of Sex https://gnosticteachings.org/courses/evolution-of-sex.html Machinery of the Soul https://gnosticteachings.org/courses/machinery-of-the-soul.html
151 minutes | 7 months ago
Recording of online class and meditation practice.
66 minutes | 8 months ago
Mindfulness, Spaciousness, Emptiness
Mindfulness is paying attention to our experience. Mindfulness has a quality of openness, being open to the experience of the moment without avoidance or distortion. Spaciousness is what is directly experienced when mental content (thoughts and emotions) cease. We experience the space of our awareness through meditation. Emptiness, as an experience, is a radical annihilation of self-identity in which one perceives universal consciousness. Download PDF slides: https://gnosticteachings.org/download/beginning-here-and-now-introductory-lectures/863-mindfulness-spaciousness-emptiness-pdf.html
77 minutes | 9 months ago
Gnostic Psychology is a method of awakening consciousness. It can also be called Spiritual Psychology or Revolutionary Psychology. Get slides (PDF) here: https://gnosticteachings.org/download/beginning-here-and-now-introductory-lectures/859-beginning-here-and-now-gnostic-psychology-pdf.html Psychology is the combination of two Greek words, meaning ‘study of the soul’: ψυχή psyche: “breath, spirit, soul” λόγος logos: “explanation” This lecture discusses how all major religions have the elements of psychology, especially in their mystical aspect. It also discusses the differences between Gnostic Psychology, and modern materialistic psychology. It also teaches about the difference between the spirit and the soul, and four main states of consciousness: Eikasia Pistis Dianoia Nous The following quote from the Gospel of Philip is explained in detail: As for ourselves, let each one of us dig down after the root of evil which is within one, and let one pluck it out of one's heart from the root. It will be plucked out if we recognize it. But if we are ignorant of it, it takes root in us and produces its fruit in our heart. It masters us. We are its slaves. It takes us captive, to make us do what we do not want; and what we do want, we do not do. It is powerful because we have not recognized it. While it exists it is active. Ignorance is the mother of all evil. Ignorance will result in death, because those who come from ignorance neither were, nor are, nor shall be. - Gospel of Philip
162 minutes | a year ago
“The “Theomertmalogos” weaves and unweaves its own loom with infinite wisdom. All of Nature is the loom of God. The Four-and-twentieth Mystery only functions by way of the Sixth Mystery.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Gnostic Bible: The Pistis Sophia Unveiled
65 minutes | a year ago
Esoteric Christianity 07 Well & Ladder of Jacob
Explains the secrets behind the story of the woman and Jesus at the Well of Jacob, Jacob’s Ladder, the Jacob’s Stone Pillar, and Jacob’s Struggle with God. Slides (with quotes and references) found at the course home: https://gnosticteachings.org/download/esoteric-christianity-course.html Reviews the three primary souls of kabbalah: נפש Nephesh – Animal Soul רוח Ruach – Thinking-Emotional Soul נשמה Neshamah – Spiritual Soul All three souls can be translated literally as ‘breath’ or ‘wind.’ Explains the esoteric meaning of the Hebrew letters ו Vav, ז Zayin, and ט Teth. In the second half, the lecture explains the importance of breathing and meditation, quoting from the Philokalia. Since the intellect of those recently embarked on the spiritual path continually darts away again as soon as it has been concentrated, they must continually bring it back once more; […] some teachers recommend them to pay attention to the exhalation and inhalation of their breath, and to restrain it a little, so that while they are watching it, the mind, too, may be held in check. – Philokalia, St Gregory Palamas, In Defense of Those who Devoutly Practice a Life of Stillness Restrain the drawing-in of breath through your nostrils, so as not to breathe easily, and search inside yourself with your nous so as to find the place of the heart, where all the powers of the soul reside. – Philokalia, St Symeon the New Theologian, The Three Methods of Prayer Single people must transmute the seminal liquor with deep breathing, keeping the lungs full thirty seconds or more. – Samael Aun Weor And by the רוח ruach of your noses your [sexual] waters were gathered together, your flowing waters were lifted up like a pillar, and the depths [of Yesod] coagulated in the sea of your heart. – Exodus 15:8
98 minutes | a year ago
52 minutes | a year ago
And The Truth Shall Set You Free
This lecture looks at the factors that keep us trapped in cyclic existence through the lens of Hindu, Buddhist, and Gnostic scriptures, and how we can free ourselves from suffering through in-depth comprehension of our own Being and the reality that surrounds us.
102 minutes | a year ago
Compassion 04 Transform Suffering into Wisdom
Suffering has a cause. When we perceive the cause, we can then apply the remedy. How do we know that suffering can be cured? Because of this simple law of nature: “A superior law overpowers an inferior law.” To cure suffering, we start by studying it. Classically, there are three basic forms of suffering: Suffering of suffering: pain, birth, illness, growing old, and dying Suffering of change: the anxiety or stress of trying to hold on to things that are constantly changing Suffering of conditioned existence: unsatisfactoriness, caused by mistaken perception of “self” Then, we go deeper: to see the specific qualities of that suffering and its roots. In Western religions, those roots are organized as seven vices: Avarice Laziness Lust Anger Pride Envy Gluttony Curing the vices has three steps: Discovery: observation of facts Judgment: meditation to perceive the defect in the subconsciousness Execution: use of divine power to destroy the defect The purpose of meditation is to acquire information inaccessible to the senses or the intellect. Only by acquiring that knowledge can the roots of suffering be seend and understood, and only then can they be destroyed. You cannot destroy what you cannot see. When a vice is destroyed, its corresponding virtue is liberated: Generosity Diligence Chastity Love Humility Happiness for Others Temperance To understand the suffering of others, we must first understand our own. That is why all genuine spiritual pursuits begin with knowledge of oneself. “All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself.” —Bodhisattvacharyavatara
64 minutes | a year ago
Compassion 03 Three Ways to Acquire Compassion
To develop and expand compassion, the basis of liberation from suffering, one needs to know how to preserve and harness the substance of compassion (שמן, bodhichitta). This has three essential practical actions: Transmutation Transformation Transubstantiation These three acts develop the fire (ש) of compassion. "If someone is near me [Christ], he will burn. I [Christ] am the fire (ש) that blazes. Whoever is near me is near fire; whoever is far from me is far from life." —Gospel of the Savior "Now therefore if any one hath received the mysteries of Baptism (Transmutation), those mysteries become a great fire (ש), exceeding strong, and wise, so as to burn up all the sins: and the Fire [ש] entereth into the soul secretly, so that it may consume within it all the sins which the counterfeit of the spirit hath printed there." —Pistis Sophia
83 minutes | a year ago
Truth In Life & Meditation
“The object of the superior man is truth.” – Confucius This lecture is about discovering the truth within ourselves. It explains the Four States of Consciousness: Eikasia: Dream, Delusion Pistis: “Vigil,” Irrational Belief, Opinion Dianoia: Self-cognizance, Dialectical Analysis Nous: Objective cognizance, Intuition Also, the Tree of Life in relationship to psychology and meditation, and the Three Natures of truth according to the Yogachara school of Buddhism. “When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in [psychological] poverty, and you are the [psychological] poverty.” – Gospel of Thomas
92 minutes | a year ago
Compassion 02 Chemistry of Compassion
Anyone who has known love knows that it has physical effects: this experience demonstrates that love is a substance. Learn how to work with that substance in order to develop the fullest capabilities of your heart. Discusses how the highest virtue, compassion (bodhichitta, רחמים rachamim), is developed from the substances of our bodies, which is why the sexual energy is considered sacred in all religions. “The powers of the masters emanate from their purity of life [chastity] and the merits of their hearts. ” –Samael Aun Weor, Igneous Rose “The relative jasmine-flower-like [seminal essence; sexual energy] is the embodiment of bliss [Eden], the ultimate [Absolute].” –Hevajra Tantra “Whosoever is born [again] of God doth not commit sin; for his σπέρμα sperma [seed] remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.” –1 John 3:9 “Do not allow the movement [loss] of bodhichitta… …not to lose the seminal essence serves as the cause for all powerful attainments… always maintain the ethics of not emitting [the seminal essence].” –Chakrasamvara Fundamental Tantra “If practitioners transgress pledges and do not restore them, the transgressions become the root cause for their fall into the hell of Unceasing Torture or another hell; thus they are called root downfalls. The fourteen root downfalls are explained as follows…. (5) To lose the jasmine-flower-like bodhichitta means to emit [through orgasm] the seminal essence, the support [for bliss].” –Jamgön Kongtrul, Treasury of Knowledge “There is precious treasure and משן shemen in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish Adam spendeth it up.” –Proverbs 21:20 “And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured שמן shemen upon the top of it. And he called the name of that place Bethel (House of God)… And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house…” – Genesis 28:19-20 “To draw [bodhichitta] up the central channel [spinal column] means to draw up and stabilize at the crown focal point of energy the seminal essences that have flowed down to the tip of the secret place [sexual organ] by reversing them and experiencing the joys in the ascending order.” –Chakrasamvara Fundamental Tantra "Whether one be a man or a woman, by restraining the bindu [sexual seed] that others discharge during cohabitation [via orgasm], one obtains success in the practice of Vajroli… Through practice, the bindu that others discharge is drawn upwards. One can restrain and preserve one's own sexual matter. The Yogi who can preserve the bindu thus overcomes death; death comes by discharging the bindu, and life is prolonged by its preservation.” –Hatha Yoga Pradipika
99 minutes | a year ago
Connecting with the Divine Mother
"We must search for the Divine Mother within our heart temple." -Samael Aun Weor What is your relationship to your Divine Mother? Do you feel her within? Do you sense her loving presence? Do you allow her into your heart, into your life? Through this lecture we will explore our personal relationship with our inner being represented by our Divine Mother and discuss how we can identify, how we can strengthen and how we can become more connected with this amazing divine force within us in our daily life.
158 minutes | a year ago
Cosmic Evolution 06 Iccha-shakti Willpower
Iccha-shakti is the will of our consciousness and the sexual force of life, it is the will in all dynamic forces of the universe. It is willpower. Thelema. This lecture explains three types of will related to different stages of the path: Ratzon La’Hshpia רצון להשפיע – Will to Influence Ratzon La’Kabel רצון לקבל – Will to Receive Ratzon La’Tet רצון לתת – Will to Give
4 minutes | a year ago
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0 minutes | a year ago
Purpose of Life PDF
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76 minutes | 2 years ago
Purpose of Life
Everyone wants to know their purpose in life, and to find meaning in living. If you look deeply, you can find the way to discover your purpose, the find meaning in being alive. Yet, that only emerges in an exact way. Most people believe that if they follow their traditional morals, they will get everything they need in life and when they die they will go to heaven, and that this is the purpose of life. In Hinduism, this is believed to be the meaning of the four purusharthas, which people call the "four desires" or "four aims" of life. The purushartas are dharma, artha, kama, and moksha, and are commonly believed to mean "morals, wealth, pleasure, and entry to heaven." Yet when we study the actual terms and scriptures, we discover that their meaning is much deeper, and corresponds exactly with what was taught by Jesus, Buddha, Moses, and other great teachers. “…take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the ethnos [multitudes] seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of Theos, and his dikaiosynē [dharma]; and all these things shall be added unto you.” —Matthew 6
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