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Many great spiritual traditions emphasize the importance of physical, moral, and psychological cleanliness. Through maintaining bodily, emotional, and mental health, individuals establish greater serenity and stability within various domains of life: the social, economic, professional, familial, and personal. By cultivating positive energy from spi…
 
There are many things a competent investigator of the internal worlds can do. Learn how to invoke a master, visit temples, explore other planets, investigate the hell realms, conjure demons, practice white magic, manifest divine powers, overcome ordeals, study the Akashic Records, negotiate your karma, prophesy the future, remember past lives, rece…
 
Going to a dream dictionary is not enough to provide clarity. Instead, students often become perplexed when relying on contradictory explanations and subjective readings rather than their own consciousness. While numerous books about dream interpretation exist, genuine understanding of our inner experiences arrives when we practice meditation. As t…
 
As dream yogis develop familiarity with astral projection, dream recall, and awakening consciousness, there remains the difficulty of interpreting experiences. Practitioners must know how to discriminate what they perceive, the spiritually real from the illusory ego, through three spiritual parameters: Imagination (perceiving a dream), Inspiration …
 
Ever have recurring dreams? There are ways to recognize and utilize them to spark your awakening. Internal experiences do not have to occur sporadically, but can be deliberately initiated and sustained. Likewise, there exist methods to consciously return to a dream that has just occurred. By relying on our inner divinity and a repeating dream symbo…
 
All religions directly teach the need to awaken yet are indirect regarding how. Discover the Key of SOL: a practice for amplifying, clarifying, and strengthening the consciousness. Through developing self-awareness in daily life, one transfers this same skill during the unconscious dream state. Learning how to question one’s immediate states, envir…
 
Despite applying spiritual exercises, many individuals struggle to achieve conscious astral projections. Rather than dismiss the practices as ineffective, students can identify hindrances to their dream yoga discipline and learn to systematically address them. By identifying common obstacles to astral projection and applying their remedies, practit…
 
World religions emphasize the potential of sacred sound to empower spiritual action. Through harnessing energies activated through the divine verb, we can consciously facilitate the process of astral projection and intentionally experience the dream world with lucidity, familiarity, and ease.By The Gnostic Academy of Chicago
 
While we astral project every time we sleep, are we conscious of the process? Just as our body naturally performs many functions without our intervention, we likewise enter the world of dreams every night without intending it. Through proven and effective techniques, take advantage of the delicate transition between wakefulness and dreaming, thereb…
 
Just as there are different types of people, there are different types of dreams, which originate from the malfunctioning of the five psychological centers: intellect, emotions, movement, instincts, and sexuality. Learn how to comprehend and transform the processes of dreams to awaken consciousness within the internal worlds.…
 
Identifying the causes of dreams is crucial for awakening consciousness within the internal worlds. Learn why dreams occur through a profound study of the Essence (soul), ego (defects), and personality (cultural identity). Dreams also occur due to different types of internal perceptions, known in some spiritual circles as imagination or clairvoyanc…
 
To pursue inner esoteric development, spiritual aspirants seek to become "hermetically sealed" from the world. Many struggle to balance this psychological isolation with worldly responsibilities and relationships. Through examining the mysteries of Arcanum 9, this lecture explores why "The Hermit" is an essential spiritual archetype for living a he…
 
Despite its advancements, modern science still lacks essential knowledge regarding the processes of sleep and dreaming. Contrary to scientific theories, dreams do not originate from the physical brain since this is only one aspect of our entire psycho-biological and spiritual constitution. While science ignores where we go when we dream, ancient my…
 
Every spiritual tradition speaks about enlightened beings who have passed far beyond ordinary consciousness by mastering their full potential. As a result of tremendous inner work, they no longer dream, but live continuously awake in each moment, during sleep and even after death. By transforming our automatic, unconscious behaviors in the physical…
 
Although it might seem incredible, the reason why we do not objectively perceive the internal worlds is due to our psychological conditioning. Likewise, what little we do experience of dreams is filtered or obscured by our own subjective perceptions. Even though we assume we are awake, in reality we are always dreaming, since our mechanical ways of…
 
The intricate study of dreams is the experiential investigation of nature’s multidimensionality. In the astral plane (eternity or oneiric universe), one is governed by different laws, including elasticity, teleportation, and levitation, whereby the soul can fly through walls, explore distant lands, and freely travel throughout space. However, direc…
 
"To change one's life is really to change one's own reactions towards it." —Samael Aun Weor, The Revolution of the Dialectic Trauma is a process that causes the consciousness to become trapped in conditioned reactions, repetitive thoughts, and painful emotions. Spiritual methods of healing can empower us to become free from the prison of suffering …
 
Rates of mental illness are increasing in our contemporary society. While modern medicine can address physical concerns, many patients seek comfort in spiritual traditions for mental and emotional wellbeing. Despite the historic divide between psychology and religion, more mental health professionals are recognizing the value of integrating spiritu…
 
While sex is abundantly discussed and showcased in our contemporary society, few people understand the mysteries of chastity. The secret of this mystery was captured almost two thousand years ago in the Acts of Thomas, whose language, drama, and narrative encodes an esoteric teaching regarding divine or upright sexuality. Through the writings of Sa…
 
Since their discovery, the Gnostic Gospels have challenged millennia-old beliefs, assumptions, and theories about Christianity’s foundations. Gnosticism, the esoteric or hidden knowledge of Christian dispensation, offers revolutionary perspectives for understanding Christ and the role of personal, experiential knowledge of divinity. Learn how to ap…
 
Many profess that humanity is in a new age, yet few have capitalized on its revolutionary energy for the benefit of others, demonstrated by the universal prevalence of moral, psychological, and social decay. This divine zodiacal influx has the potential to transform, yet one must be educated and dedicated to specific disciplines for its direction a…
 
“The balanced and harmonious function of the three brains results in the saving of vital values and, as a logical consequence, the prolongation of life.” —Samael Aun Weor, Fundamentals of Gnostic Education Learn how to use the experiences of your everyday life to grow spiritually. This lecture covers practical approaches to developing self-observat…
 
There are many ways that negative forces can inhibit, impede, and block our conscious development. However, there also exist numerous proven and effective methods for nullifying such obstacles. Discover the ways that we sabotage our own spirituality, but more importantly, how to preserve it against specific types of psychic aggression from both wit…
 
"The best weapon that a human being can use in life is a correct psychological state." ―Samael Aun Weor, Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology A foundational outline of how to spiritually protect yourself for those beginning to seriously practice the Gnostic work. Resources Mentioned in this Lecture: Mantra for Protection: Klim Krishnaya Govindaya G…
 
While global crises intensely afflict humanity, there exist proven and effective practices for the transformation of suffering into penetrative wisdom and lasting happiness. Such methods were taught within the heart of all great meditative and spiritual traditions. Learn how to experience freedom from psychological conditions of mind, not only to e…
 
The path of meditation culminates in the direct experiential knowledge of divine love. Through familiarization with mystical ecstasies, the practitioner learns how to subsist within the Being: a continual and unfaltering state of remembrance and the omniscient perception of our multidimensional nature. This is the degree of masters, initiates, and …
 
Divinity communicates through the language of symbols, metaphors, and scriptural allegories. However, the methods to interpret and decipher such codes are found within the study and application of three essential principles: Imagination: the perception or awareness of non-physical imagery, Inspiration: the joyful recognition or unveiling of divine …
 
Many people attempt meditation but are not able to discriminate what they perceive. Fortunately, there are extensive teachings and traditions that explain the degrees of meditative certainty: how one knows what is known based upon repeated, verifiable, and sustainable facts. Learn how to master the power of insight into specific problems, situation…
 
Realizing the most elevated truths is based on recollecting the divine presence within. While elusive, mysterious, and perplexing to the mind, remembrance of divinity possesses distinct qualities and characteristics that are unique, definable, and recognizable to the consciousness. Not only that, but there are proven techniques to deepen these inne…
 
Internal equanimity and suspension of thought is the prerequisite for meditation: a state of perception that is inaccessible to ordinary senses. When the mind is silent, serene, and receptive, the consciousness awakens to its authentic divine reality. To acquire experiential knowledge of heavenly mysteries, the body, heart, and mind must be put to …
 
All meditative traditions emphasize the necessity of spiritual retreat: temporarily leaving behind the distractions of modern society to cultivate a rich internal life. This is with the express purpose of developing enough stability of concentration and clarity of perception so as to effectively deal with the problem of suffering. Through studying …
 
“Whosoever wants to die in the Lord must wash their feet in the waters of renunciation.” —Samael Aun Weor, The Aquarian Message To ascend to higher levels of being, meditators must renounce inferior behaviors that produce the conditioning of the consciousness. To experience internal states of liberation, spiritual practitioners should fulfill the c…
 
"And We will surely test you until We make evident those who strive among you [for the cause of Allah] and the patient, and We will test your affairs." —Qur'an 47:31 The spiritual path is realized through psychological work upon the lower soul: nafs, defects, vices, or egos. By comprehending desires, the practical meditator develops genuine effort …
 
Repentance, as the first state and station of the spiritual path, is the doorway to enter genuine knowledge of divine reality. Rather than constituting a stale moral code to adhere to through blind obedience, repentance is the conscience and remorse of the consciousness when recognizing its own faults. Through acknowledging mistakes, the meditator …
 
Divinity's presence is personal, conscious, and intimate to each practitioner. While some have experienced glimpses of their innermost Being, few know how to practically develop and sustain such profound states on a daily basis. Meditation is the direct perception of reality without conditions, yet to maintain and deepen such a connection requires …
 
Everything in nature functions in accordance with rhythms, tempos, ebbs, and flows. The same with the consciousness. Through concentrating one's attention on internal states and expanding one's awareness of external phenomena, meditators learn to access a significant range of their conscious potential. By comprehending how consciousness can both fo…
 
"And by the night as it closes in, and by the dawn when it breathes..." ―Qur'an 81:17-18 Breath is an essential dynamic in every mystical tradition, especially Sufism. By combining breath with spiritual longing, aspiration, and conscious love, the practitioner elevates solar or creative forces from within one's sexual organs, up the spine, to illum…
 
"The best act of worship is watchfulness of the moments." ―Al-Wasiti Meditation is based upon alert novelty, awareness, watchfulness, vigilance, and directed attention in the moment we find ourselves in. Without comprehending our psychology from instant to instant, it is impossible to experience the fruits of meditation: serenity, transformation, a…
 
Sufism describes varying levels of direct experience and contemplation of divinity. While stations are the result of inner effort and initiatic work, mystical states, profound experiences, and the ecstasies of the soul result from divine blessings. Learn how through an explanation of Kabbalah and the testimonies of the Sufi masters.…
 
There exist infinite degrees, qualities, or levels of consciousness, defined within Sufism as the stations in the spiritual path leading to divine realization. Through profound works of meditation, practitioners can permanently establish themselves within these higher degrees of being, known within universal gnosticism as initiations. Discover how …
 
The state of meditation is experienced when spiritual principles and divine laws are fulfilled. Similarly, meditation can only be understood through the harmonious balance of daily study and practice. See how through a profound exploration of the Qur'an and the three forms of certainty, the steps for acquiring genuine, experiential wisdom, and the …
 
The science of meditation​​ is based upon observable facts: what we can verify through repeatable experimentation and practice. Discover the foundations for how to study, approach, and experience the state of meditation. This lecture explains the three levels of meditative instruction within Sufi schools, the path of ethics, as well as the psycholo…
 
Everything in life is in a state of transformation. Just as the human body provides life through digestion and breathing, the consciousness needs to transform different impressions, experiences, and psychological reactions to develop intelligence. The Essence derives spiritual nourishment through comprehending the causes of affliction, which is onl…
 
All great religions and mystical traditions symbolize the divine feminine throughout innumerable myths, narratives, and symbols. Regardless of the name, culture, or language, She is the divine force of universal compassion with one express and unique purpose: the liberation of Her child (the consciousness) from suffering. Discover how to practicall…
 
Heaven is not only a higher dimension, but a psychological state of being. According to every great religion and meditative tradition, liberation is achieved only through actions and the inner rebellion of the soul. Discover the three factors for awakening consciousness, a spiritual revolution against suffering and the animal ego.…
 
All of nature is governed by karma: the law of cosmic causality. The same with the development of the soul. To achieve self-transformation and awaken our complete conscious potential, we must enact the causes for its realization. Learn how through the five principles of karma within the Buddhist and Gnostic traditions.…
 
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