Samael Aun Weor
Samael Aun Weor (1917 – 1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, was an
author, lecturer and founder of the Universal Christian Gnostic Movement.
Samael Aun Weor left us this complete practical wisdom in over 70 works that
he authored and in over 500 cassette lectures given in his lifetime. Born in
Santa Marta, Columbia in 1916, he moved to Mexico in the 1950's, and
continued his life's work there--that of achieving self-realization. Having been
born awake, he knew his life's mission. However, as he himself states in his
writings, he had much work to complete on himself. He achieved the
philosopher's stone, the magnum opus, in his lifetime and left us a complete map
of the path that leads to such an acquisition.
Although he never formally received any income from his works - he lived off the charity of his students - at the 1976 International
Gnostic Congress Samael Aun Weor he clarified his stance on the copyright of his works by stating:
“Now, my dear friends, and forever, I renounce, have renounced and will go on renouncing copyrights. My only wish is that these books be sold at a low price, affordable to the poor, affordable to all the children of God. I wish that even the poorest, most destitue citizen be able to obtain these books with the few pennies he carries in his pocket... Whosoever wants to publish them let him publish, for the benefit of diseased mankind.”
- Samael Aun Weor
On October 27, 1954, Aun Weor received what is referred to as the "Initiation of Tiphereth", which, according to his doctrine, is the
beginning of the incarnation of the Logos or "Glorian" within the soul. He states that in his case the name of his Glorian has always
been called "Samael" through the ages. From then on, he would sign his name Samael Aun Weor. Thus he states that this union of
Samael (the Logos) with Aun Weor (the human soul) is the Maitreya Buddha Kalki Avatar of the New Age of Aquarius. Upon being
asked exactly what such a title meant, he responded:
“A messenger or avatar, in the most complete sense of the word, is a courier, a man who delivers a message, a servant or maid of the Great Work. So, the word avatar must not fall into misinterpretations, it must be specified with complete clarity. I am, therefore, a servant or crew member, or messenger who delivers a message. Some time ago I said that I am a cosmic mailman, since I am giving the content of a cosmic letter. Therefore, my beloved brethren, the word avatar must never lead us to arrogance, since it only means nothing other than an emissary, a servant, a crew member who gives a message, an epistle, and that is all. In regard to Buddha Maitreya, we must analyze these two words a little in order not to fall into misinterpretations. The Innermost-Buddha in itself is the real Being, the Innermost of each one of us. Thus, when the Innermost or the real Being of somebody has attained its proper intimate Self-realization, then he is declared a Buddha. However, the term Maitreya is individual and collective; thus, from the individual point of view, it represents a teacher whose name is Maitreya, but from the collective point of view Buddha Maitreya must be understood—in the most complete sense of the word—as any initiate who has managed to Christify himself, and that is all.”
- Samael Aun Weor, The Avatar
“I, Samael, am not in need of henchmen or followers, but only imitators of my doctrine: Gnosis. I do not follow anyone, nor do I want anyone to follow me. What I want is for each one of you to follow his own Self. I am only a lighthouse in the sea of existence, and I do not need clientele in order to subsist. Since I am against the slavery of souls, I do not want to enslave any soul, nor do I agree with executioners of ideals. Masters exists in abundance, and I am only one of many; thus, those who want to find the Masters will find them inside, within the profundities of their own inner consciousness.”
- Samael Aun Weor, Inside the Vestibule of Wisdom
By 1972, Samael Aun Weor referenced that his death and resurrection would be occurring before 1978. In the chapter entitled The
Resurrection in his work The Three Mountains (1972), he stated that the eight years of ordeals within the Trial of Job would occur
between his 53rd and 61st birthdays. Furthermore, in the same work, it is stated that this ordeal occurs prior to resurrection, and the
one going through it is "deprived of everything, even of his own sons, and is afflicted by an impure sickness." By August 1977 he had
developed stomach cancer. During this time he continued to speak to both his students and the general public, giving radio and
television interviews while touring Mexico. Eventually he was forced to stop, due to debilitating stomach pain. As his condition
steadily worsened he would mention to those at his bedside, "Don't cling to my battered body, instead cling to my doctrinal body."
Samael Aun Weor died on December 24, 1977.
Samael Aun Weor left us the teachings that live on throughout the world as thousands of Gnostic students continue to teach this
knowledge. While he himself taught, he never charged for such knowledge and it was his wish that the teachings continue to be
disseminated in this manner.
“Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization.”
- Samael Aun Weor
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