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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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Meditative Visualization: A Journey Through our Solar System

It is well known in the esoteric teachings that visualization is a powerful tool by which we can develop our inner senses positively, provided we combine it with other important practices for spiritual development. Through meditative visualization we can access various information, whether that be about remote locations, or more specific knowledge about objects, places, events etc. In the Gnostic teachings of Samael the power of visualization is emphasized a lot, and for a good reason.
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Self-Discipline and its Relation to Spiritual Progress

There are several qualities that need to be applied successfully in order to enter the path of the initiations, some of them are spiritual aspirations, patience, seriousness about the work etc. Each of the components that are necessary have their place in the “building up of the soul”, and so it does self-discipline. It is not uncommon to see people that enter an esoteric school with great enthusiasm and zeal, starting out with practices and asking a lot of questions, but eventually this
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Looking into Past Lives for Knowledge and Motivation

Looking into past lives can be a very motivating experience, and even more so when we are looking into them in the context of the inner work. There are many people who can remember their past lives; some of them arrived to this memory purely by accident, without even wanting to; many others have had their past lives being shown to them through dreams; and there are also those who have memories of their past lives since childhood. Many spiritual traditions believe in reincarnation, and in
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Meditation on the Sun: Intuiting the Essence of Our True Nature

One of the inspiring things that could be focused upon in meditation, is the sun. Besides providing life to all living beings on our planet and keeping the solar system nourished and in its place, it also has a spiritual significance. In ancient cultures, sun was often regarded as god, or a chief ruler, to whom offerings were given. It seems that people in those days were more connected to the sun and to nature; living somewhat more in harmony with its sacred principles. In modern times,
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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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Gaining Control over Sexual Urge and Lust (Part II)

In the Part One of this article I mentioned some important things that could be considered and worked upon when wanting to deal with overcoming lust and sexual urge. As already mentioned there, lust is a great obstacle to spiritual advancement for many people. The reason for this is because sexual energy as such is the most powerful energy that we have in the body, and lust draws from this energy in order to gain strength and to ultimately feed itself as the result of having us giving in to
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The Illuminating Void and the Story of Han Shan

The teaching about Illuminating Void is something that Samael Aun Weor emphasised a lot in several places in his books and talks as a mean to access the Reality that is beyond duality. The term "Illuminating Void" is coming from the word “Sunyata”, which in Buddhism is referring to Great Emtpiness, or the Great Void. In Gnosticism, Samael Aun Weor connects the Illuminating Void with the third ring of the Absolute – the outermost ring of the Ultimate Reality (or the Source) that is
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How to Raise your Vibration in a Deep and Permanent Way

One of the topics that comes up often in spiritual circles is about raising one’s own vibratory frequency. Many people are seeing the need to do it, but many more are wondering what that means and how to go about achieving it. All of us are vibrating on our own particular frequency, humans, animals, and all living beings. Humans generally vibrate on a frequency that corresponds to their level of being, which is the result of their past lives actions and consequent learning that came out
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Transmutation of Sexual Energies with Mantras

One of the most important teachings that Samael Aun Weor has left us, is transmutation of sexual energies. Even though this aspect of the spiritual work is one of the ingredients necessary to reach the final Liberation, it is a very important one. All of the elements taught are intrinsic and necessary, such as self-remembrance, self-observation, mystical death etc., and the transmutation of sexual energies is one of such important elements. Without it, we could not go far into the inner
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A Powerful Mantra for Clairvoyance and Developing the Heart

A few years ago while studying about something in one of the books of Samael Aun Weor, I discovered an interesting approach and mantra for clairvoyance. It differs from the other ones that Samael wrote about in other books, in that this mantra has a special singing tone, and yet again a very basic one. Clairvoyance in itself is a faculty that is very useful to have, but it is not a type of a “siddhi power” that can be attained without a proper amount of training, effort, and above all inner
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A Deeper Meaning Behind “Expansion of Consciousness”

In the last few decades there has been a lot of talk in various spiritual circles about expansion of consciousness; that in order to be spiritual, the person needs to expand their consciousness. Many people say that by using meditation or some other spiritual practices, that they have expanded their consciousness. If you would to inquire more about what they mean by this, often time you would get an answer that they have become more aware in daily life and more conscious of the things that
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Deep States of Relaxation: Their Spiritual and Physical Benefits

On the path of self-discovery, many people take up meditative mystical practices in order to reach deeper information about reality of themselves and the Universe, so to discover things that go beyond what their physical senses can perceive. Often time such practices involve relaxing the physical body so that there is no tension, and therefore no distraction. In this process of learning a new practice, many do not go deep enough into that stage of relaxation, and they miss out on enormous
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Samael Aun Weor’s Mirror Practice to Strengthen Your Soul

Some time ago I encountered this interesting practice/petition from a book called Introduction to Gnosis by Samael Aun Weor. In it he describes how to get in closer contact with ones own soul, and how to try strengthening it with a petition that is done in front of a mirror. This can be very useful if we struggle in our inner work, when our will is succumbing to that of the egos, when it seems to us that we are not ascending in a proper way, or that we are stagnant, unable to lift up from
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