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Doubts and Fears About the Gnostic Work

Every direction or experience that has a life-changing scope would eventually bring about questioning whether this thing is good for me or not, and even more so when the unknown is such that, besides some concepts that we might have about it, we don’t really know much about those high spiritual states that we are working towards. Often time this is the case with many spiritual directions that people take, including the Gnostic teachings of Samael Aun Weor.
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On Receiving Help From Spiritual Masters

When a person starts their spiritual journey, they will sooner or later discover that existence is multidimensional, that there are beings living in other realities and not just in this material world. Many of such beings are very spiritually advanced, and their wish is to help humanity to realize the goal of spiritual unfoldment. There are many spiritual masters and beings who stay in different dimensional layers of our planet and are very willing to help us in our lives, regardless if we
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Becoming More Inaccessible as Spiritual Level or Responsibility Increases

It is interesting to observe how we tend to carry certain psychological choices from one sphere of live into another, even though such spheres are completely different. One of such psychological aspect is that as we become more successful in life, we become more unavailable to people that we knew and were even friends with before. It is true that sometimes we have to leave old friends from the past if we lose affinity with them or if seeing them is harmful for us, but often time the main
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Intellectual Information vs. Real Knowledge

When seekers start out their spiritual journey, many have a tendency to read a lot of books on the subject, which is quite normal, because we want to learn as much as possible about this new field of life in which we have so much interest. Eventually, as we gain more understanding about the nature of the spiritual work, we are ought to realize that there is a huge difference between that which we read, which is theory, from that which we experience directly.
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Dealing With Failing in the Gnostic-Spiritual Work

When a person starts working on themselves spiritually, often time things start out good and there is enthusiasm and joy within new students, and it seems to them that they found something they were looking for a long time. Not only is there enthusiasm and joy, but also as we do the spiritual work we get a lot of help from spiritual non-physical being, and we may also get strength from the group that we are practicing with, whether that be online or in person.
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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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Helping Yourself Spiritually Before Helping Others

In some spiritual traditions it is held that being interested in spirituality and doing the spiritual work for the purpose of self-development is selfish, and should be replaced by the sole purpose of helping others to ascend. Such schools tend to put a lot of emphasis on having as the main focus to help others, while helping oneself is not spoken of, or is considered to be a goal less worthy because it involves selfishness. While it is true that helping others to ascend is an important
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Seeing Into the Hieroglyphs in Egyptian Temple of the Crocodile

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During my time in Egypt a few years ago, I visited a town called Aswan in the South of the country. That region has several interesting ancient sites, such as Philae, Kom Ombo, Abu Simbel etc. One of the most memorable experience I had in Egypt was when I visited the temple of Kom Ombo, also known as the Crocodile temple. Kom Ombo is situated on a beautiful location by the Nile, and even though it is mostly associated with the crocodile god Sobek, it has parts that are dedicated to some
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To Appreciate Oneself

To appreciate oneself, what does this mean? Does it mean to pamper oneself with gifts, , becoming narcissistic, self-considering oneself when people are not treating you the way you would like, or perhaps to feel negative towards them as the way to affirm your pride? With above mentioned things we are not really appreciating ourselves, but rather falling deeper into the pit of the self-loving drives and impulses that will not make our lives more happy, but rather feeling more and more miserable.
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 “Do not resist evil” in the Light of the Gnostic-Esoteric Teachings

One of the statements that caused pondering in many students of esoteric teachings is “Do not resist evil”. This line is often associated with the teachings of Jesus where he said “Do not resist an evil person”, elaborating upon it by saying that one should love their enemy and the ones that persecute you. In my view he tried to soften the hearts of the people of the time by giving them this exoteric meaning of the teachings. Nevertheless, the teaching “Do not resist evil” goes deeper than
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Preparing for Meditation

Before starting a meditation, regardless if just starting out with this practice or if already practicing it for some time, it is important to prepare for it. When novice in meditation starts practicing it, they don’t take enough time to do what is necessary to prepare for it. It is often thought that meditation is like any other hobby or activity in which you jump straight into from whatever else you were doing before. But meditation differs from that, in that it requires a proper
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Mythological Symbolism of the Great Work: The Hero’s Journey Towards the Source

Throughout the world the great inner struggle, or the Great War that takes place inside a person that aspires to reunite with their Being/Higher Self has been depicted in many different forms, throughout ages and continents. In more recent times, when our world has plunged into the jaws of materialism, this Great War has been interpreted as something external, as if we are to defeat an enemy, or a group of enemies that are outside of us, belonging to this or that community or race. But this
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Hardships and Difficulties while doing the Gnostic Work

Hardships are a common theme throughout life, and are not uncommon in our inner work. In the later case they can take on a different note, and that’s because of the nature of the spiritual work. By this I do not mean that life becomes harder when the inner work is applied, but rather that we become more conscious of life’s hardships. In a normal case (that of a person who is not doing the inner work), they would go through hardships in a mechanical way, half-conscious of the suffering that
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Experience of Clairvoyance during “Om Namah Shivaya” mantra

It is said that spiritual perceptions and experiences of such kind are gifts from divine beings, as well as our own Being. These type of experiences can come when we least expect them, giving us a flavour of our latent potential and helping us peak “beyond the veil”. This is what happened to me during my time in Canada. I spent about a week in a retreat center, somewhere in the forests of Ontario. The area was gorgeous with many lakes, beautiful lush forests, and a rich animal life. During
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Using Winter To Deepen Practices and Ground in Consciousness

Since early on I felt that winter is a great time to go deeper with practices, and to apply more efforts into making them work. Traditionally in civilization, winter time was used to rest and to prepare for the new season. This was especially so in agriculture line of work, but also in other areas that people worked in. People were preparing for winter during autumn, and then during winter they did very little work and spent most of their time resting. Everything slowed down in winter –
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