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Balanced Use of the Psychological Centers for Longevity and Inner Success

One of the key instruction for advancing on the Path of ascension is to dissolve the egos that manifest in the five psychological centers, from moment to moment, and thus keeping these centers balanced so that each one can use its own energy for daily needs. These five centers are intellectual, emotional, sexual, motor and instinct. They are also known as the three brains: intellectual, emotional and sexual/instinct/motor brain. To work on oneself profoundly is to be in the state 
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A Journey through the Four States of Consciousness

The goal of the spiritual work is to climb up the ladder of the Being, to reach higher and higher stages of the Path that can take one to the incarnation of all the parts of the inner Being. The consciousness that we have is the key factor in achieving that goal, because upon its transformation depends our movement forward. By performing the inner work, we go through esoteric initiations of the Path by which our consciousness is truly changed and expanded, and like this we journey through
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What Role being Hermetically Sealed has in our Development

In the Gnostic teachings, a great emphasis is placed on having the five psychological centers balanced and not allowing the escape of the psychic energy. The latter is the overall energy of the physical and the spiritual bodies which the consciousness uses to achieve the inner transformation, its own permanent awakening. In one of his primary works, Samael Aun Weor has written the following regarding this topic
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Continuity of Purpose, Center of Gravity, and True Individuality

The continuity of purpose, permanent center of gravity, and true individuality are important topics to study and to comprehend, in order to advance in our inner work. Without the continuity of purpose, we won’t be able to achieve the goal of Self-realization; to achieve this goal it is essential to create the permanent center of gravity in the consciousness. The problem is that, unless the inner work is carried out, the center of gravity fluctuates between the personality and the egos,
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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Fanaticism

Fanaticism is an unfortunate human condition that can emerge in various spheres of life. It is related to the subconscious defects of zeal, violence, pride and anger; it almost always clouds any light of objectivity of consciousness because of how strong those egos manifest at that moment, making the person believe that their view (and that of their group) is always the correct one. This last thing would not be so problematic would it not be accompanied by a strong emotion that can be
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A Psychological Condition of Mythomania in Spirituality

Mythomania in spirituality is one of the psychological obstacles that can emerge in people who are interested in spirituality, and even more so in those who become more dedicated. Its roots are in the ego states of pride and vanity, and is one of the psychological traps that a person interested in spirituality could face, others being things such as fanaticism, dogmatic thinking, and adopting a group mentality. According to dictionary, mythomania is “an excessive or abnormal propensity
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Do Not Allow Thieves and Wild Beasts to Enter and Dwell in Your House

In the universal language of symbols, house is a common representation of your body, or rather the interior of the body, your inner temple. This temple does not only refer to the biological interior of the body, but more to the non-physical parts of it, such as the consciousness, the five psychological centers (intellectual, emotional, sexual, motor and instinctual), the higher bodies (such as astral and mental), as well as other counterparts that some people may have more and others less,
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Why to Avoid Feeding Your Psyche with Low Impressions

In the course of daily life, we are exposed to a lot of impressions that reach us through our five senses. Regardless if we live in the East or in the West, the modern world has taken on a path that has some very harmful aspects for our spiritual progress - things such as wild capitalism, insatiable consumerism, bombardment with ads wherever we go, senseless trends, addictive and low entertainment, degrading use of sexuality, a sick pleasure in gossiping, etc. These types of impressions
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Spiritualizing Lust: A Dangerous Trap in Alchemical and Overall Gnostic Work

During his lifetime, Samael Aun Weor has wrote extensively about the sexual aspect of the spiritual work – the aspect related to sexual alchemy, about a correct usage of the sexual energy and transmutation, and about sexuality in general and why is it so important for spiritual awakening. The Gnostic teachings of Samael Aun Weor have sexuality and the sexual alchemy very emphasised, which is said to have been one of the main mission of Samael – to reveal publically the key of sexual
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How To Experience and Feel Your Consciousness

To have a direct experience of one’s own consciousness seems to be a prerequisite for many spiritual endeavours and endeavours towards higher knowledge. Without knowing what the consciousness is, we are still tapping in the dark and have yet to arrive to one of the first major thresholds of the path. Without this experiential knowledge, we can go up to a certain point, but eventually we have to acquire this experience in order to build up faith in the inner work and in the Being.
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Can Spiritual Practice Help us to Have No Thoughts?

Having no thoughts, or having control over thoughts, is probably one of a larger reason why so many people decide to look into spiritual practices. The state of mind in average human is unfortunately very low, which means that it is polluted with thoughts of negativity, spite, anger, hatred, jealousy, envy, malice, violence, fear, depression...Sometimes people start to do some light form of inner work due to exhaustion with the negative thoughts and emotions, nevertheless in such lighter
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Mental and Emotional Hygiene in Daily Living

In this day and age, a lot of importance is placed on physical hygiene, but very little on mental and emotional ones. In schools and universities there is very little information (or not at all) on how to deal with ones own thoughts and emotions, and even that information is scarce and insufficient. At homes, parents raise their children based on their own values, with very little knowledge of the thought and emotion culture. Unfortunately then, the lack of this information has created the
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Could We Function In This World Without our Egos?

Often  time, people who are interested in spirituality, as well as those who are considering taking the path to liberation, wonder if it is possible to function in this world without the egos, without the defence mechanism and the psychological buffers created by the ego, or without things such as anger; the wondering sparked by the rationale that anger is needed in order to go well through life. It is also reflected upon if life could be lived without other mechanisms, such as lust,
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The Effect of Thoughts on Physical Appearance

It is interesting to acknowledge how the physical dimension that we live in is so much affected by other dimensions and planes of existence. Even though often time our reality seems very fixed and rigid, it is not truly so. Everything is affected by time, and organic creatures are also affected by their ow minds. This is even more so when we speak of humans, the most complex of the creatures (currently known) that live on this planet.
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A Dilemma of the Mystical Death: Meditation on an Ego vs. Death in Motion

The teachings that Samael Aun Weor has left us are priceless and extraordinary; one of the reasons for this is the technique for the dissolution of the ego that he elaborated upon extensively in many of his books and public talks. One of his greatest legacy is this length to which he went in order to help people understand what the ego is, what are its intricacies, and how to liberate the trapped essence by eliminating the ego that is conditioning it.
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