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About Gnosis

Gnosis is an esoteric school that studies human psychology, spiritual principles, and methodologies for the cultivation of ethics and soul.

The Gnostic doctrine is essentially practical, and seeks to lay out the necessary tools and principles that each individual may utilize for their own spiritual work. In the same way that their are laws of nature and mathematics, Gnosis seeks to understand the universal and impersonal principles of esotericism and spiritual development; the underlying thread of knowledge that links all religions, mythologies and spiritual philosophies.

The etymology of Gnosis refers to a type of experiential knowledge gained through direct experience, and this is what those who study these teachings work to utilize in daily, practical life.

To better understand the world in which we live we must make an effort to perceive reality in it's objective form, and this requires the utilization of an objective principle within us; something that transcends the subjectivity of the mind. In human beings this principle is often referred to as the consciousness. The consciousness needs nourishment to develop, and in Gnosis we seek to utilize and cultivate that principle further through our studies.
Painting of William Blake, Jaccobs ladder
Statue of Buddha meditating

About the New Zealand Association for Gnostic Studies

The Association for Gnostic Studies is an esoteric school based in New Zealand providing classes, practices, exercises and teachings that enable a student to answer their own questions on the nature of existence and to transform themselves through their own work and experience. It is run by volunteers who study, utilize, and teach the Gnostic doctrine and tools, and who strive to walk a spiritual path.

The Association for Gnostic Studies is part of the Gnostic Society (Samael Aun Weor), a worldwide cooperative of independent centres, which has groups in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Columbia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Spain, Switzerland, the UK and the USA.

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Real Gnosis is the experiential knowledge of the Soul, which is beyond theory, dogma or belief

-Samael Aun Weor

I looked in churches, mosques and temples, but I found the Divine within my heart.

- Rumi

Gnosis lives in facts, withers away in abstractions, and is difficult to find even in the noblest of thoughts.

-Samael Aun Weor

God is to be found not in religion, not in systems but in discovering truth in every little thing. Truth is not far away but very near.

- Krishnamurti

Knowing oneself is having achieved identification with one’s own Divine Being.

- Samael Aun Weor

Consciousness has the potential to increase to an infinite degree.

– The 14th Dalai Lama

Let it be understood that Self-Realisation is the harmonious development of the entire infinite of human possibilities.

- Samael Aun Weor