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    Infinite States of Consciousness

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2023 66:28

    Explores the current state of our mind, emotions, and instincts, and how it relates to our states of consciousness. Explains the Four State of Consciousness in relationship to daily life and within meditation: Eikasia Pistis Dianoia Nous

    Reincarnation is Real, But Very Rare

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2023 10:14

    Fear, Anger, and the Current World Crisis

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2023 12:35

    Proof of Spiritual Teachings

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2023 11:42

    In the books, lectures, and videos made by Glorian, we present in depth teachings about everything related to spirituality and religion: the existence of divinity and other dimensions, suffering and its causes, the truth of our ancestors, and most importantly, the dire situation we are in today, its roots in our sexual habits, and how to change it all. Since these teachings contradict popular beliefs and theories, people demand proof, evidence, and they are right to expect it. No one should just believe something because it is what others say, or because other people believe it. There are so many lies and half-truths that are very popular all over the world, and the pressure to go along with the crowd is immense. But when the very future of your consciousness is at stake, it is very dangerous to simply believe.  The difficulty is in finding proof of something spiritual, like the existence of God, the soul, other dimensions. Is it possible to prove or disprove their existence? We say that it is, but it is not possible to prove it to others. Why? Because gnosis, knowledge acquired from experience, can only be acquired for oneself. We acquire experience through our own perception, and the understanding that comes from that perception.

    Waters of Genesis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2023 135:40

    Imagination of Reality

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2023 78:10

    For the wise, to imagine is to see. - Samael Aun Weor Explains the real meaning of imagination (clairvoyance), which can be divided into five types: Supraconscious Conscious Subconscious Unconscious Infraconscious Also: four ethers of the vital body and their importance in meditation. how the ego uses imagination how to use imagination in meditation for comprehension and elimination the stages of imagination, inspiration, and intuition

    Laws of Being

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2022 52:43

    All of us experience our moment to moment existence, not according to our physical circumstances, but according to our psychological circumstances. Our quality of mind is our quality of being. Our psychological condition is our level of being.  Furthermore, our psychological qualities determine our experience of life.  An arrogant person has a quality of life that results from their arrogance.  A lustful person has a quality of life that results from their lust.  A patient person, a loving person, has a corresponding quality of life.  If we are suffering, it is because of our level of being. When we have a life that is extremely rigid, with no real freedom of movement, but every day we are forced to work to earn a little money, to pay the bills, to fulfill our responsibilities, and to chase after our desires, that is all a result of our level of being. From day to day, most people are like a hamster in a wheel, repeating the same behaviors every day, over and over and over. Their level of being is very low because their life is ruled by many laws. They have no freedom, no freedom of movement, no freedom of thought, no freedom to change their circumstances. They are restricted, bound. If they want to change their circumstances, they need to change their level of being.  Changing jobs or moving to a new country will not change their level of being. They will continue to attract the same circumstances, the same sufferings.  We can change our level of being, and rise out of suffering. Here is how to do it.

    Yoga is the Dissolution of Mental Activity

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2022 34:25

    An explanation of the first four verses of the Yoga Sutra's of Patanjali.  It details the use of a simple, direct method to achieve meditation and samadhi.  Transcript: A quote: Today we are going to analyze one of the most important works on yoga: The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Written around the year 400, it is a set of aphorisms or sutras. It is a practice manual of meditation. It is not concerned with intellectual study, but instead the actual practice of yoga. We all know in the popular sense yoga usually refers to a set of postures or asanas. Many of the popular western or modern yoga traditions reference the Yoga Sutras, yet Patanjali talks about asana (posture) as only one of the Eight Limbs or Ashtanga of yoga. The third limb is asana, which is your posture, but it is a foundational aspect. It is only a means to reach the real power of yoga, which is meditation (represented by dhyana and samadhi). The first chapter of the yoga sutras is about samadhi: an overview of what samadhi is and how to achieve it. Only later does Patanjali go through the 8 limbs of yoga. Today, we are going to begin where Patanjali does, directly with samadhi.  

    Peace and Where to Find It

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 82:52

    If we were to walk through any office building or place of work, we would find that many of the workers look at computer screens with a background image of some peaceful beach or nature scene. The workers gaze at those images, wishing to not be where they are, and dream about being on that beach or in those mountains, at peace, with no stress or worries of any kind. No one wants to be where they are, so everyone dreams about being somewhere else. Many people work very hard to save money so they can go to those places for a vacation for a few days. Perhaps for those few days they have some excitement or some distraction, and maybe a bit of peace. Then they go back to their routine lives, back to the same problems and sufferings, and they dream about one day escaping it again. The truth is that peace does not come from our external circumstances. No matter how much effort we make to change our external circumstances, peace does not come from there. Peace comes from inside. Even if you are very wealthy and famous, and have everything that humanity dreams of having, if someone says just the right words to you, you will explode with anger, even violence, and can even kill someone... so, the fame and money brings no peace of mind. People who live on those famous beaches and resorts still commit suicide and other crimes. They have no peace. As much as we may admire those beautiful, serene-looking places, those supposedly perfectly relaxing circumstances, even if we retire there or live there, we would not have peace because the causes of discontentment are not outside of us, in our circumstances. Our suffering and our pain exist not because of where we live, but because of the quality of our mind. The causes of suffering and pain are within us. The cause of peace is also within us. To find peace, you do not need to seek outside of yourself, but inside. So, instead of looking for that relaxing beach outside of us somewhere in the world, we need to find it inside. But, when we look inside, what do we see? Not that beach, but this one: a beach packed with people. A crowded place, with no room to walk or sit or swim, and filled with clamoring voices, each one demanding its desires, demanding attention, insisting on being the only one who should be on that beach. This accurately reflects our inner state. Each one of those people is a longing, fear, resentment, some desire, some frustration, envy, pride, and all of them are constantly talking competing with each other, trying to stand out, and to be the one who's special. Our mind never shuts up. It is never at peace. It is constantly chattering about what it wants, what it lacks, what it fears. Truthfully, our longing for peace is the longing to escape the noise in our head, heart, and body. When you observe some people, you see that they constantly have music or a tv playing, or are always scrolling on their devices; they need constant noise, constant impressions. This is because they want to avoid the noise in their mind: the music, the tv, or the scrolling is like a hypnotic bandage that numbs them. If you turn it off, they feel the pain of their inner condition. The feelings of discontentment, stress, anxiety, and fear are all rooted in the constant chatter of our mind. Unfortunately, in modern times, we have not been educated about our mind and how to deal with it. We learn by example and by inheritance; when we're growing up and we adopt the habits that we observe. We're never given guidance or training in how to deal with thoughts, emotions and impulses and so they control us. They control our consciousness. That's why we are in a constant state of contradiction and inner conflict. We have contradictory thoughts, feelings, and impulses. As a young person, for example, when it's time for us to become defined in our life, we feel that urgency to develop a career and become self reliant, successful and that is normal and natural. But unfortunately, our pride interferes. We want to stand out, to rise above the rest, and be seen as better than our peers. Then our laziness says, That's too much work, its too hard. Maybe I could just hang out at my parents house, watch TV and maybe get money from the government, or find a husband or wife to pay for everything. Then our envy says, But I want with these people on and Instagram have, I want to be like these other people: famous and rich. Then fear says what if I fail, what if I end up alone, what if I become sick... We are always creating mental stories, dramas, tragedies, imagining events that never happen... we live most of our lives in a self-created fantasy that has no basis in reality. The result is that we are afflicted with constant worry, stress, and anxiety, all based on illusions. These surging contradictory, unpredictable thoughts, feelings and impulses are symbolized in this crowded beach. The Purpose of Meditation Maybe we've had enough of it, and we want to learn meditation. Whatever the reason, people are attracted to meditation because they want an escape from pain, they want relief from suffering. So most people would say that the purpose of meditation is to escape from pain, to get away from suffering. They might mention some terms like self-realization, liberation or enlightenment, but not really be able to define what those words mean. Meditation is related to those experiences; you can experience paradises, and reach self-realzation, etc, but it is not in the way that people think: that yoiu meditate in a cave for six years and you go to paradise. That is absurd! What is paradise? It is a place without conflict, without suffering. Therefore, in such a place, there can be no pride, anger, lust, or envy. So, the solution is simple: if you want to live in paradise, whether on Earth or beyond it, then you must not have any of those qualities in yourself. This is the actual purpose of meditation: to end suffering. The only way to end suffering is to understand what causes it. Since the causes of suffering are not visible with our senses physically, and those causes are not perceptible by our mind, we need to learn meditation so that we can harness the power of the consciousness, in order to perceive the causes of suffering and fix them. The purpose of meditation is to acquire information about suffering and its causes, so we can become free of them. From this you understand that pretty much everything popular culture is saying about meditation is kindergarten, very basic, and very shallow. Meditation is a vast, extensive science. Through meditation, you can perceive the causes of existence. This is not imaginary or a process of thinking: it is a lived experience, more real than what you are perceiving through your physical senses. The Buddha talked about atomic structures. He described atoms. He saw them in meditation. There is nothing special about that. It is an innate capability that all of us have. We just need to learn to use it. Meditation is a function of the consciousness. Meditation is not intellectual, emotional, or physical. Meditation is a state of perception that does not use the physical senses. To learn how to meditate, we first learn how to use the consciousness throughout the day. The process of learning meditation does not begin when you sit on your chair or on your cushion. To learn how to meditate, you have to practice constantly at all times and in all places. In everything that you do, be profoundly aware and present... Read the lecture transcription:

    Esoteric Christianity 09 The Healing of the Paralytic at Bethesda

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 19, 2022 72:56

    The story of The Healing of the Paralytic at Bethesda is imbued with esoteric teachings on psychology and our greater spiritual work. This lecture explains: What is the esoteric meaning of Bethesda? What does it mean in Kabbalah? What do the pools of water mean? Who is the “another” who comes in takes the place of the paralytic, preventing him healing? How does this relate to the letters מ Mem, ו Vav, ז Zayin, ח Chet, ט Teth, ש Shin, and ס Samech? … and more. Complete course with PDF slides:

    Purpose of Gnosis

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 20:03

    As we are now, we are overwhelmed by negative emotional forces and negative mental forces, which create tremendous suffering in our lives. Every human being struggles daily with unhappiness, doubt, anger, fear, and more. These states cause us to act in harmful ways toward ourselves and toward others, which in turn creates more suffering for everyone. Gnosis is a direct and very potent way of transforming these problems, because it works upon the very foundations of suffering. Gnosis is a method to develop discipline and psychological stability. It is a means to arrive at genuine inner tranquility. And the great beauty of Gnosis is that it presents a method which uses tools that we already have within: we do not need to rely on anything or anyone other than ourselves. Truthfully, our happiness and well-being is up to us, and when we discover how to cultivate such qualities through the transformation of our own mind, we arrive at the understanding of the message that has been given by every great Saint and Prophet. Read along:

    Esoteric Christianity 08 Healing the Royal Official's Son

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 67:14

    An esoteric explanation of John 4:46-54, Healing the Royal Official's Son. This story is about the healing of our own soul. Then enquired he of them the hour when he began to amend. And they said unto him, Yesterday at the seventh hour [ז zayin] the fever [πυρετός , puretos: “scorching heat”] left him. John 4:52 The hour of healing was the seventh, related to the seventh letter, ז zayin. We discuss how we must work with “left” side of the Tree of Life to achieve spiritual life [חי chaim].

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    Women Have the Power to Change the World

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 5:32

    "It is certainly women who are able to transform the world, if that is what they want. The woman holds in her hands the key of power. Even the masculine biology is controllable by the woman; in fact, the woman controls the biological activities of the man (she has this power, and it is extraordinary, wonderful). The only thing that she must do is retain this prodigious force, this creative energy of the Third Logos. She must not allow it to escape, she must not permit it to merge into the universal currents. It is for this reason that the married woman, in the chemical or metaphysical copula, must assume an edified and essentially dignified attitude. "Obviously, the Sacred Order of Love stems from the Earth's most ancient times. We can recall (in Greece) the priestesses of love, the Hetairas (ἑταίρα). They were sacred in the most complete sense of the word, and knew how to administer that which is called “love,” and men had to be obedient to them. Let us recall there in the lands of Japan, the supreme priestesses. They ministered that which is called “love.” "Unfortunately, the people of this modern century have lost the true feeling of love. The modern woman must turn to the ancient wisdom, she must begin to educate the man. Sex is one hundred percent sacred, and she must teach the man veneration for love and respect for sex. If the woman acts in this manner, she will be able to transform the world in a definitive manner..." Before all, the woman must free herself from many constraining attitudes, she must approach the study of sex from a new angle, not considering sexology as “taboo” or “sin,” as a cause for shame, something covert etc. If the woman is to regenerate the man, she must confront directly the mysteries of sex; she must teach such mysteries to the man. Unfortunately the “intellectual animal” mistakenly called “man” not only does not know how to respect women, he commits adultery like an animal, fornicates incessantly, squanders money, that which is for his home, in the bar, in the casinos, etc. Unquestionably, the crude reality of the actions is that the woman is called to assume a new role. She needs to transform herself (by means of the creative energy) and teach the man the path of regeneration. But this will not be possible if she does not have a superior electro-sexual potential, which will permit her to realize such a magnificent labor... It is necessary for the woman to reserve her own creative energy. Only in this way will she be able to increase her electric potential, so as to have sufficient force or authority to enable her to transform the man, to take him from the bars and teach him the path of responsibility, to indicate to him the path of regeneration. A Reading from "Treatise of Sexual Alchemy: Love, the Key of Spirituality and the Chemistry of the Soul " by Samael Aun Weor ( This video was made possible by donations. Make a tax-deductible donation to help Glorian (a 501(c)3 non-profit organization) make more:

    Kabbalah of Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 41:24

    The birth of Christ is always celebrated on the 24th of December, at midnight. This warrants reflection: why is it that on the 24th of the 12th month, at 12 midnight that we celebrate Christmas?Kabbalah is the science of numbers, and helps us understand the laws that manage our self-development. Read the transcription and see the accompanying images.

    Spontaneous Awareness

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2021 100:09

    The Essence, or Buddha Nature, is beyond the body, emotions, and thoughts. It is beyond the mind. The Truth could never be grasped by the mind. Yet, when the mind is silent, then the Essence is free to apprehend the Truth. This lecture discusses the aspects of the Essence, the importance of meditation, and concludes with brief mediation practices.

    Teleios Gnosis: The Path of Perfect Knowledge

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 91:01

    Howbeit we speak wisdom [σοφία, sophia] among them that are perfect [τελείοις, teleios]… 1 Corinthians 2:6 τέλειος (teleios): that which is perfect consummate human integrity and virtue the realization of one's ultimate purpose in life τέλος (telos): the end purpose or goal of something the telos of an acorn is an oak tree. Cease not to seek day and night and remit not yourselves until ye find the purifying mysteries which will purify you and make you into a refined light, so that ye will go on high and inherit the light of my kingdom. Jesus (Aberamentho),  Pistis Sophia, ch. 100 This lecture discusses: What is goal of the universe? What is our spiritual purpose? What are the forms of knowledge and how to do we know what is true?

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    Anthropogenesis Part 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 151:34

    Anthropogenesis Part 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2021 144:14

    Part three of a history of all the root races of the Earth, including the Polar, Hyperborean, Lemurian, Atlantean, and Aryan races. Evolution is a law of nature that applies to the development of the soul (consciousness), but not in the way most people realize. Furthermore, the Bible explains the previous races and ages (Atlantean, Lemurian, and more), and about fallen angels and the existence of demons, but one has to know Hebrew and Kabbalah to understand. This course reveals the essential clues to understand how we got to where we are now. Learn about the reality of the development of the soul as it is hidden in the Kabbalah, the Bible, the Hebrew letters, and the Zohar.

    Anthropogenesis Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 9, 2021 144:42

    Ego Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2021 143:28

    Ego Death is an essential aspect of spiritual work. Explains various ways the term ‘ego’ is used and how it must be understood in terms of the spiritual and psychological work. Provides practical method and advice on how to eliminate the ego. Concludes with a brief meditation on the ego. Topics include: The ego in terms of: Freudian, popular psychology, and religion. Ego Dystonic and Ego Syntonic states. “Our Personal Algorithm” How the ego relates to the Spirit, Soul, and Body Afflictions and Cognitive Obscurations Ego vs Consciousness Temporary Liberation and Final Liberation Steps of Ego Death: Observation, Comprehension, Elimination Ego Death and Psychedelics

    Melchizedec Practice

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2021 49:42

    This lecture describes how to perform the meditation practice related to Melchizedec, which is performed at the 13th hour on any Saturday the 13th. "Malkhi-tzedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine. He was a priest to God, the Most High." - Genesis / Bereshit 14

    Awakening Consciousness in Practical Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2021 134:08

    A broad lecture about the state of our consciousness, and how to awaken it. Consciousness is the basis of our experience. Consciousness provides both perception and understanding from moment to moment. Our consciousness is conditioned, by what we typically call "the ego". The correct application of consciousness can remove the negative elements which presently condition it.  

    The Microprosopus

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2020 187:17

    “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

    Meditation and Relaxation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 102:50

    Review the important foundations of meditation, and learn an effective relaxation technique.

    Experience and the Three Minds

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2020 82:01

    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

    Sexual Transmutation, Alchemy, & Tantra

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2020 100:46

    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): “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: Books The Perfect Matrimony Kundalini Yoga: Mysteries of the Fire The Mystery of the Golden Flower The Narrow Way Courses Alchemy Evolution of Sex Machinery of the Soul

    Psychological Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2020 150:49

    Recording of online class and meditation practice.

    Mindfulness, Spaciousness, Emptiness

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2020 65:56

    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:

    Gnostic Psychology

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 16, 2020 76:47

    Gnostic Psychology is a method of awakening consciousness. It can also be called Spiritual Psychology or Revolutionary Psychology. Get slides (PDF) here: 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


    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2019 161:40

    “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

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    Esoteric Christianity 07 Well & Ladder of Jacob

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2019 64:39

    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: 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

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    Winter Solstice

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2019 98:20

    And The Truth Shall Set You Free

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2019 52:27

    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.

    Compassion 04 Transform Suffering into Wisdom

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2019 102:00

    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

    Compassion 03 Three Ways to Acquire Compassion

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2019 63:40

    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

    Truth In Life & Meditation

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2019 82:37

    “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

    Compassion 02 Chemistry of Compassion

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2019 91:59

    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

    Compassion 01 Compassion and Lust

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2019 124:52

    "Whatever joy there is in this world all comes from desiring others to be happy [compassion], and whatever suffering there is in this world, all comes from desiring myself to be happy [lust]. But what need is there to say much more? The childish work for their own benefit, the Buddhas work for the benefit of others. Just look at the difference between them!" —Shantideva The origin of all suffering, the "original sin," is lust. By simple axiom, the origin of all happiness is love (compassion). These are opposed to each other. That is why love and lust and 100% incompatible. They cannot be mixed, ever. If lust is present, love is expelled. That is how Adam and Eve fell from Eden (Hebrew, "bliss.") “In the region of Light live the beings who adore each other. In the region of darkness live the souls who become inebriated with the chalice of lust, and who after getting drunk spill the cup. Those souls are consumed in the fire of their own lust.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony As soon as there is an atom of lust, there is imperfection, thus perfection is gone. It is that simple. That is why Christ said:  “Lust is insatiable and is a great devil, know this as the enemy. As the fire is covered by smoke, as the mirror by dust, and as the embryo by the amnion, similarly, self-knowledge gets covered by the different degrees of this insatiable lust, the eternal enemy of the wise.” That is the purpose of alchemy or tantra: to conquer lust and liberate our capacity for genuine love (compassion, bodhichitta). “The origin of the sinful “I” lies in lust. The Ego, Satan, is subject to the Law of the Eternal Return of all things. It returns to new wombs in order to satisfy desires. In each one of its lives, the “I” repeats the same dramas, the same errors. The “I” complicates itself over time, each time becoming more and more perverse.” - Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony Recorded live at the 2019 Meditation Retreat. Read the lecture transcription: Compassion

    Connecting with the Divine Mother

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2019 98:36

    "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.

    Cosmic Evolution 06 Iccha-shakti Willpower

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019 158:14

    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

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    Cosmic Evolution 06 Iccha-shakti Willpower PDF

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019

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    Purpose of Life PDF

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2019

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    Purpose of Life

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2019 75:38

    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

    Esoteric Christianity 06 Being Born Again PDF

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2019

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    Esoteric Christianity 06 Being Born Again

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2019 94:19

    Explains the true meaning of "Being Born Again." Nicodemus answered and said to Him, “How can these things be?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Truly [ἀμήν, amen, אמן], Truly [ἀμήν, amen, אמן], I say to you, We speak what We know and testify [martyria: testify, martyr, עד od] what We have seen, and you do not receive [lambano, קבל kabal] Our witness [martyria: testify, martyr, עד od]. If I have told you earthly [ἐπίγειος, epigeios, הארץ erets] things and you do not believe [pistis: powerful comprehension, based on experience or witnessing], how will you believe [pistis] if I tell you heavenly [ἐπουράνιος, epouranios, שמים shamayim] things? John 3:9-12 This lecture goes into detail regarding the real meaning of pisits, which is usually translated as 'belief' but is actually 'faith.' Faith is not 'religious belief', or the courage to have blind belief, but an activity of your heart and mind, based upon conscious efforts and experience. The esoteric meaning of ἀμήν amen אמן is explained. Also explains the real meaning of Moses and why Jesus connects being born again with the Serpent of Brass that heals the people of Israel.

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    Cosmic Evolution 05 Four Creatures of Alchemy PDF

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2019

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    Cosmic Evolution 05 Four Creatures of Alchemy AUDIO

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2019 161:03

    The symbolism in the Bible has definite and exact meanings, but to see them you need to know Kabbalah, Alchemy, and the Hebrew letters. The four creatures of Ezekiel represent specific forces within nature and within us, and are synthesized in the sphinx, the four gospels of the New Testament, and the four horsemen of the Apocalypse.

    Find Your Master

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019 95:50

    Every spiritual seeker wants to find their true master, their guru, but the world is filled with "wolves in sheep's clothing." "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits." - Jesus In this lecture you will learn the essential practical conditions you need in order to find your true master. Best of all, it works, and it uses tools you already have. "You shall love the Kyrios your Theos  with all your kardias, and  with all your psyche,  and with all your dianoia,  and with all your ischys.” —Mark 12:30

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    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2019

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    Esoteric Christianity 05 Psychological Cleansing of the Temple

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2019 99:18

    Esoteric Christianity teaches that we must perform “psychological work” in order to achieve perfection (teleios). This lecture explains the meaning of Jesus driving the money changers and merchants out of the temple. “Now the Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. And He found in the temple those who sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the money changers doing business. When He had made a whip of cords, He drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and the oxen, and poured out the changers’ money and overturned the tables.” - John 2:13-15 We must learn how to be vigilant in life, and go to “war” against the enemy, which is our own ego. We do this through contemplation and comprehension of our sins and the psychological defects which produced them. This lecture also explains the basis of Christian Meditation, with quotes from The Desert Fathers and The Imitation of Christ by Thomas à Kempis.

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    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2019

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