The New Zealand Gnostic Society is a not for profit organisation. For First Chamber students, we recommend a weekly contribution of $12.50. This helps us cover the costs of running the centre and the courses, and also allows for other activities to be carried out beyond the scope of the classes (e.g. retreats, translations, doctrinal studies, etc). Our aim is not profit, but to share Gnosis with anyone who is interested, regardless of race, religion, sex, occupation or wealth.
Most classes go from 1.5 hours to 2 hours, with each class consisting of a talk and a guided meditation practice. Practices range from introductory techniques for relaxation and meditation, to keys that can be applied in daily life.
Much like going to church, the weekly Gnostic classes and practices serve as a foundation to further develop the science and ethics of the Gnostic doctrine in a more in-depth manner.
Meditation, esoteric yoga, consciousness, psychology, self-transformation, esoteric anatomy, the Hebraic Kabbalah, alchemy, sacred sexuality or tantra. In addition, we also cover: Kundalini, clairvoyance, psychological development, dream yoga and astral projection (also known as lucid dreaming); as well as, spiritual initiation, tarot, runes, astrology, Buddhist principles, the great world religious scriptures, and many other spiritual subjects.
We study the wisdom of both East and West in a comprehensive, didactic way.
As far as attendance to the introductory classes, anyone is welcome to attend one, several or all of the classes being offered in the series of public talks. For those who are interested, a weekly course will continue which will go deeper into the topics that have been introduced.
Since the classes and practices build on each other, consistent weekly attendance is expected for those who decide to continue with the classes. If you decide you do not want to continue with the classes at any point in time, you are free to do so with no further obligations. So if we do not hear from you, you will not hear from us. This is done to respect your privacy.
Real Gnosis is the experiential knowledge of the Soul, which is beyond theory, dogma or belief
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