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  • Paperback: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Glorian Publishing (May 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1934206342
  • ISBN-13: 978-1934206348
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,544 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

The name Samael Aun Weor is Hebrew and is pronounced sam-ayel on vay-ohr. Samael Aun Weor wrote over sixty books, gave thousands of lectures, and formed the worldwide Gnostic Movement, whose members number in the millions. And yet, in spite of his wisdom and generosity towards mankind, he said: "Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization." His lifelong mission was to deliver to humanity the total and exact science to develop the complete human being, that mysterious and ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.

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The name Samael Aun Weor is Hebrew (סמאל און ואור) and is pronounced "sam-ayel on vay-ohr." Samael Aun Weor wrote over sixty books, gave thousands of lectures, and formed the worldwide Gnostic Movement, whose members number in the millions. Though these accomplishments are certainly impressive by any standard, they are merely the pale terrestrial reflection of the work he accomplished internally, spiritually. And yet, in spite of his wisdom and generosity towards mankind, he said:

"Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization."

His lifelong mission was to deliver to humanity the complete path toward the realization of the inner Being, or in other words, the total and exact science required by anyone of any religion, race, culture or creed who wishes to fully and completely develop the human soul. The path he taught is the Path of the Bodhisattva, that mysterious and ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.

"For as long as space endures
and for as long as the world lasts,
may I live dispelling the miseries
of the world."
- From The Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life by Santideva

The Bodhisattva Path, also known as the Straight Path, is taken by very few. While many aspire to the Light, the vast majority take the easier Spiral Path, which is accomplished over a much longer period. The walker of the Straight Path is rare because that road is bitter, painful and filled with terrors. Embodied in the life story of Jesus of Nazareth, the Path of the Bodhisattva is a path of crucifixion and suffering on behalf of others.

"The straight path, the upright course of action, the eightfold path, conducts us from the darkness to the light. Thus, this is what Christ meant when he said to us: "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. - John 14:6

"Those who renounce the happiness of Nirvana because of their love for mankind, those who have the body or vehicle of solar transformation, the Nirmanakaya, are the authentic Bodhisattvas, who indeed walk along the straight path; they know the word of the Lord.

"Regarding myself, concerning me, I am a walker of the straight path; thus, I teach the doctrine related with the straight path for those who want to go on the straight path. As to those who do not want to go on the straight path, well, I'm sorry, but the moment at which they have to define themselves will come: then, to those who choose the Spiral Nirvanic Path, we, the ones who follow the Straight Path, have to say "good-bye," because we go towards the Absolute!" - Samael Aun Weor

Clearly, the Path taught by Samael Aun Weor is a radical departure from the teachings of the Spiral Path, and is even more sharply opposed to the far more common teachings of the Baalim, or Lunar Path. Thus, the student, when encountering Gnosis for the first time, is often shocked, outraged, or offended, because these teachings contradict much of what we believe or hold dear. Upon closer study, it will be discovered that Gnosis is indeed the Doctrine of the Synthesis, the expression of the Universal Wisdom in the heart of every religion. What is in conflict with Gnosis are the ideas and interpretations of mankind. Truth is One; it is the mind we have within which degenerates that Truth into opinions, dogmas, politics and wars.

As a vibrant embodiment of the Bodhisattva ideal, which renounces all self-interest and seeks instead to benefit others, Samael Aun Weor rejected any notion of personality worship or the attachments of followers. Throughout his life, many thousands of students projected onto him their ideals and their needs, and this continues to this day. While many worship him and make Gnosis into just another system of belief, his own message is very clear: the only Master we should follow is our own inner Divinity. To reach that inner Divinity, we must remove from our mind mere belief: we must instead study the path as taught by all the great teachers of humanity, and put those teachings into daily practice.

Perhaps most remarkably, what he wrote and taught was not mere theory: unlike most authors (especially those who write about religion and spirituality), he taught from personal experience.

"There are authors who write marvels, but when one looks at them, one realizes that they have not lived what they have written; they did not experience it in themselves, and that is why they are mistaken. I understand that one must write what one has directly experienced by oneself. I have proceeded in this way on my part." - The Initiatic Path in the Arcana of Tarot and Kabbalah (1978)

SPANISH:
El nombre Samael Aun Weor es hebreo (סםאל און ואור) y se pronuncia "sam-Ayel en vay-ohr". Samael Aun Weor escribió más de sesenta libros, dio miles de conferencias, y formo el Movimiento Gnóstico en todo el mundo, entre cuyos miembros se cuentan por millones. A pesar de estos logros son ciertamente impresionantes bajo cualquier criterio, no son más que el pálido reflejo terrestre de la obra que llevó a cabo internamente, espiritualmente. Y, sin embargo, a pesar de su sabiduría y generosidad para con los hombres, dijo:

"No me sigan. Soy sólo una señal. Llegue a su propia auto-realización."

Su misión era entregar a la humanidad el camino completo hacia la realización del Ser interior, o en otras palabras, la ciencia total y exacta requerida por cualquier persona de cualquier religión, raza, cultura que quiera desarrollar plena y completamente el alma humana. El camino que enseño es el Camino del Bodhisattva, la sabiduría misteriosa y antigua por mucho tiempo oculta en el seno de todas las grandes religiones.

"Durante el tiempo que dura el espacio
y durante el tiempo que dure el mundo,
puedo vivir disipar las miserias
del mundo. "
- ¡De la Guía de las obras del Bodhisatva, Shantideva por

Samael Aun Weor El Camino del Bodhisattva, también conocido como el Camino Recto, es tomado por muy pocos. Mientras que muchos aspiran a la Luz, la gran mayoría toma el camino más fácil el espiral, que se lleva a cabo durante un período mucho más largo. El caminante del Camino Recto es raro porque esa carretera es amarga, dolorosa y llena de terrores. Encarnada en la historia de la vida de Jesús de Nazaret, el Camino del Bodhisattva es el camino de la crucifixión y el sufrimiento en nombre de los demás.

"El camino recto, el curso vertical de la acción, el óctuple sendero, nos conduce de la oscuridad a la luz lo tanto, esto es lo que Cristo quiso decir cuando nos dijo:." Yo soy el camino, la verdad y la vida; nadie viene al Padre, sino por mí. - Juan 14:6

"Aquellos que renuncian a la felicidad del Nirvana por amor a la humanidad, los que tienen el cuerpo o vehículo de transformación solar, el Nirmanakaya, son los Bodhisattvas auténticos, que en realidad caminan por el sendero recto, conocen la palabra del Señor.

"En cuanto a mí, sobre mí, soy un caminante del camino recto, por lo que yo enseño la doctrina relacionada con el camino recto para aquellos que quieren ir por el camino más recto para aquellos que no quieren ir en el camino recto, bueno, lo siento, pero el momento en que se tienen que definir vendrá: entonces, para aquellos que eligen el camino en espiral Nirvánico, nosotros, los que siguen el camino recto, tenemos que decir "adiós , "porque vamos hacia el Absoluto!" - Samael Aun Weor

Es evidente que el camino enseñado por Samael Aun Weor es un cambio radical de las enseñanzas del Sendero Espiral, y es aún más acusada diferencia de las enseñanzas más comunes de los baales, o Sendero Lunar. Por lo tanto, el estudiante, cuando se enfrentan a la Gnosis, por primera vez, es a menudo sorprendido, indignado, u ofendido, porque estas enseñanzas contradicen mucho de lo que creemos o apreciamos. Tras un estudio más detallado, se descubrió que la Gnosis es de hecho la Doctrina de la Síntesis, la expresión de la Sabiduría Universal, en el corazón de todas las religiones. Lo que está en conflicto con la Gnosis son las ideas e interpretaciones de la humanidad. Verdad es Una, es la mente que tenemos dentro de esa Verdad la que degenera en opiniones, dogmas, la política y las guerras.

Como realización vibrante del ideal del Bodhisattva, que renuncia a todo interés propio y busca en cambio para beneficiar a otros, Samael Aun Weor rechazado cualquier noción de culto a la personalidad o los archivos adjuntos de seguidores. A lo largo de su vida, muchos miles de estudiantes proyectada sobre él sus ideales y sus necesidades, y esto continúa hasta nuestros días. Aunque muchos lo adoran y hacen Gnosis en otro sistema de creencias, su propio mensaje es muy claro: el único Maestro que debemos seguir es nuestra divinidad interior. Para llegar a esa Divinidad interior, debemos eliminar de nuestra creencia de mente simple: tenemos que estudiar en vez del camino enseñado por todos los grandes maestros de la humanidad, y poner esas enseñanzas en la práctica diaria.

Tal vez lo más notable, lo que escribió y enseñó no era una mera teoría: a diferencia de la mayoría de los autores (especialmente los que escriben acerca de la religión y la espiritualidad), fue profesor de la experiencia personal.

"Hay autores que escriben maravillas, pero cuando uno los mira, uno se da cuenta de que no han vivido lo que han escrito, sino que no lo experimentan en sí mismos, y por eso se equivocan. Entiendo que hay que escribir lo que uno ha experimentado directamente por uno mismo. he procedido de esta manera por mi parte. " - El Sendero Iniciático en los Arcanos del Tarot y la Kábala (1978)

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A beautiful work by Samael Aun Weor that is written with students, teachers, and parents in mind.
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This book is truly beautiful and those who come in contact with it, through will power can begin developing the beauty this book exudes.
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The book is written from multiple perspectives and offers a wide range of topics to be read and understood by the reader.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Philip Alexander on November 9, 2008
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Fundamentals of Gnostic Education is a book that should be read by people of all ages, races and levels of education. It confronts the problems of the quality of education at the most focal points.
Are we concerned with educating each other in a manner that promotes healthy individual thinking, or are we going to continue teaching in a manner that promotes repetition and apathy? Does fear ever belong in the classroom? Are there only the two categories of right and wrong answers? What should teachers, the people preparing our future generations for life outside of school, consider most important when teaching their lessons?
All of these questions as well as countless others are considered in the pages of this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ryan Kouroukis on September 21, 2008
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This undervalued and unknown text by Samael Aun Weor has be published kindly for the first time in the English language. It lays down major principals "for" an education and not of education itself.

Samael explains the factors of learning, the "Why's" and "How's"...NOT "What's". He argues for the case of Morality and Ethics and gives many facts about the problems of societal education and modern life.

I see this text as a guide for Parents and not school officials...since school officials care more of school as a business and not of spiritual, moral and ethical progress in their assemblies and students, or themselves personally (even though they might say it).

This perhaps is the next best thing after Waldorf Education. It offers the reader a new path and a goal, and especially a way out of the mess we find ourselves in these current times.

Very inspired, passionate and lucid!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Forester Walker on September 26, 2009
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A beautiful work by Samael Aun Weor that is written with students, teachers, and parents in mind. In the book, the author breaks down the fundamental problems of modern education as well as the solutions to fix it. He explains "how" and not "what" to think. Any teacher, student, or parent will find a rich source of practical guidance in this work.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy P. on August 2, 2012
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If the educators of this planet would practice the methods and disciplines in this book humanity would be in a very different circumstance. The contents their in are not new concepts by any means. Great people in history have all followed these philosophies. This book is just a practical revelation of such concepts.
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