"Consciousness that sleeps. . . How different you would be if you were awakened. . . You would know the seven paths of happiness, shine the light of your love everywhere, the birds would rejoice within the mystery of your woods, the light of your spirit would shine and, joyful, the elementals would sing verses for you in choir." -Samael Aun Weor
Gnosis is the greek word for experiential knowledge. It is distinguished from episteme which refers to an intellectual or theoretical knowledge. A true seeker goes beyond the intellectual study or mere beleif in spiritual principles and instead endeavors to verify those principles through direct experience. Gnosis is the mystical insight that reveals itself within the consciousness of the individual. Gnosis is not a product of time, place, culture, or personality. It is the essential perennial truth which has been present since the dawn of humankind. It has been called the golden thread that runs through all great religions and spiritual traditions. Every teaching that contains a spark of truth contains gnosis. Throughout time, sages and saints have addressed the reality of human suffering and offered methods for the path of liberation. This path is found within our own consciousness. When we awaken to our reality as an essence- a spark of Divinity, we can begin to liberate ourselves from our mechanical nature and discover the infinite potential that exists within the profound bosom of the moment.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF THE ASSOCIATION OF GNOSTIC ANTHROPOLOGY?
The Association of Gnostic Anthropology is an institution created with the purpose of acheiving the self-development of man through the study of the Being and Knowledge. Its object of study is man, its origin; that which he is, the cultures created by him and the universe in which he lives. As the basis of this study we have Gnosticism and its universal principles. Our goal is the self-realization of mankind without distinction of gender, race, religion, etc. The classes are free and donations are voluntary. We offer tools and meditation practices for spiritual development and true psychological change. These tools are practical and can be utilized by anyone in all ocasions of life: at our jobs, at home with our families, in our every day ever-changing lives.