"Those who have begun to live Gnosis, those who have put into practice the gnostic techniques, the one who has begun to confront the initiatory trials and resist the ordeals of the Initiation in his own flesh; then, he will trully understand who Master Samael Aun Weor really was, and what he Crystallized when he was incarnated here on Earth".
The Master left us only fragments of his life; however, based on anecdotes from his closest disciples who had the good fortune of having lived at his side, we'll redact some congruent highlights of his life:
On March 6, 1917, between the deafening cannon shots of the First World War, in Colombia, a singular event was taking place, that would impact in the coming times... Moments in which the world was shaken by violent earthquakes, Victor Manuel Gomez Rodriguez was being born; such was the profane name of the one who was called to revolutionize the field of Science, Psychology, Religion, Anthropology, etc...
Embodied was, The Master of the Lightning Force, The Master fo Synthesis, The Buddha Maitreya fo the Tibetan Mysteries, The Founder of the Contemporary Universal Christian Movement: The V.M. Samael Aun Weor
"It is not excessive to solemnly affirm that I was born with huge Spiritual Restlessness, denying it would be absurd. During those first years of life when one learns to walk, I would usually sit and meditate at Oriental Style. Then, I would study in a retrospective manner my past reincarnations, and it is ontensible that I was visited by many people from ancient times. When the ineffable exstasy would conclude and I would return to the normal state, common and ordinary, and would contemplate with sorrow the ancient walls of the centuries-old paternal house, where I would look in spite of my age, like a strange cenobite.
I have never been able to forget those instances when I happily ran through the lighted corridors of my ancestral home. Back then, befell me unusual cases of transcendental metaphysics: My father would call me up from the dooway of his bedroom, I would see him in sleeping clothes, and when I would try to approach him, he would vanish off into the great unknown. However, I honestly admit that these kind of psychic phenomena were very familiar to me. I would simply enter his bedroom and after directly verifying that his physical body laid asleep in the perfumed mahogany bed, I would say to myself: Ah! What happens is that the soul of my father is out, because his flesh body is sleeping right now.
At that time, the Silent Film had just begun and many people would gather in the public square during the night, to entertain themselves watching outdoor movies in the rudimentary screen: A well stretched blanket, nailed to two poles properly set away from each other... I would lock myself in a dark room and would fix my eyes on the fence or wall. After a few moments of spontaneous and pure concentration, the wall would splendidly light up as if it were a multidimensional screen, totally vanishing off the walls, then emerging from the infinite space, Living Landscapes of the Great Nature, Playful Gnomes, Air Sylphs, Fire Salamanders, Water Nymphs, Nereids of the inmense sea, happy creatures frolicking with me; Beings infinitely happy.
My film was not mute, nor it needed of Rudolph Valentino or the famous White Kitten of the long gone times. My film was also sonorous, and all of the creatures that would appear in my special screen, would sing or speak in the purest and Divine Primal Language, that like a river of gold, runs through the dense jungle of the sun. Later, when family multiplied, I would invite my innocent brothers, and they would share with me such incomparable joy, gazing serenely the astral figures in the extraordinary screen of my dark bedroom...
I was always a Sun Worshiper, and wheather at dawn or at dusk, I would climb on the tiles of my house (back then, roofs were not used) and seated at eastern-style, like an infantile yogin on the cooked clay tiles, I contemplated the Sun King in an ecstatic state, and totally immersed in deep meditation; my loving mother would get huge frights by watching me walk over my home's top..."
Since then, he demonstrated great philosophical predisposition, as he also expressed a strong psychological rebellion, that because it was still not yet properly channeled, it would cause him serious problems in his daily life. His infancy was shaded with tragical touches of destiny, who with a strong and implacable hand, marked one of the most painful events of his life: The separation of his parents.
His griefs intensified when he had to live with his father, who would remarry again a lady, who like in tales and narratives, happended to be a stepmother, cruel and merciless. To justify such epithets toward his stepmother, as an example, let's recall the time when he accedentally broke one of those vinyl discs (records), which were then played on the gramaphone. This error costed him a brutal beating with a whip, that would leave his back marked for the rest of his days.
It is clear that our dear Master Samael in those days, was not a gentle lamb and in occations, the whipping was well deserved. His antics were well known to the school principals, who wanted nothing to do with him. Thus, the expulsion from school was swift, despite the depth of his soul and of the latent philosophy he harbored.
One morning, he decided to go visit his mom, which his father had strictly forbidden to do, he left accompanied of his little brother. Once concluded the long-awaited visit and on the way back, his little brother began to cry terrified at the prospect of a beating they would receive upon arriving back home.
In this situation, our protagonist said to his brother very quietly:
His brother calmed down a bit and they soon arrived home... And as expected, his father gave them a beating and sent them to bed.
Once they laid on the bed, Victor Manuel tells him: "You see brother, they beat us up and it's all but past now".
Already with the previous experience, he made sure his dad was not in the room, and approaching his brother crying because of the many hits, said: "Have you noticed that they have beaten us twice and everything passes... Everything passes".
This philosophy of the "Everything Passes" would later be, a very important point in the doctrine of the Avatar.
His childhood was very dynamic and not quite agreeing with the customes of the epoch.
At the age of 12 he studied Spiritism; turned into a true "Mouse of Library" -in his own words-, he would spend entire hours reading volumes and works of a very "substantial content". It is not in vain to mention authors like Luis Zea Uribe, Flammarion, Kardec, Leon Denis, Cesar Lombroso, etc.
He was impelled by strong mystic desires, and determined to find the secret path…
At age 15, he wondered trying to comprehend phenomenons such as the materialization of Katie King, or topics of Sacred Literature such as: "The Serpent of Paradise", "The Donkey of Balaam", "The Words of the Sphinx", "The Oracle of Delphi", "The Oscillating Menhirs", "The Druids", "The Greek Mysteries", etc.
Without having studied the art of public speaking, at age 17, he was already lecturing at the Theosophical Society. Incidentally, he received the "Theosophist Diploma" from the hands of the Venerable Jinarajadasa, who was then President of such Society. He acquired then, a variety of esoteric knowledges and a deep intellectual culture that made him a very demanding erudite. However, after exhausting the theoric studies of theosophical type, he devoted himself to the practice of Raja-yoga, Bhakti-yoga, Karma-yoga, Jnana-yoga, etc.
It is noteworthy however, to mention that he was never interested in practicing Hatha-yoga for considering it somewhat inferior; on the other hand, he was already an athlete in meditation. He was a disciple of the Arahuacan Masters of the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta in Colombia, where he achieved the degree of "Mama", or Arahuacan Master.
Later, at age 18, he had the fortune of joining the old "Rosicrucian" school founded by Doctor Adolf Krumm Heller (V.M. Huiracocha). At this stage, he studied the works of authors such as the aforesaid Master, Franz Hartman, Eliphas Levi, Rudolf Steiner, Max Heindel, etc.
Our Master lived at his early age, the three fundamenta stages of Shamadhi: The Shamadhi, The Nirui-halpa-Shamadhi & The Maha-Shamadhi.
Finding himself over there at age 19 of his existence, in a state of deep meditation, he felt transported to the higher worlds of cosmic consciousness. Then he entered the "Mansion of Peace" and the "Nook of Love".
The nook of that house shone, with the aroma of sanctity and with the fragance of joy that knows no boundaries nor borders. He contemplated those wonders so exquisitely beautiful... He looked down from the raised platform of the blooming garden, and with mystical amazement discovered beneath his feet, the limitless abyss of the firmament.
Then, he launched himself wanting to cross all the galaxies through the sacred space. For a moment he felt the sensation of descending, went through multiple constellations that shone gloriously, and thereafter, the falling sensation changed into one of moving across the firmament. Then, he intentionally descended into a world of the infinite space, passed through a grove of trees and landed softly in a delicate garden. Flowers and trees were all of a transparent glass-like colors and joy permeated their spirit.
Along the path, moved toward a door, knocked three times rhythmically at the dwelling and this opened up.
Obviously during the Chou Dynasty, Shang received the "Tao". He knew him, saw him, and now back together, face to face again during a Shamadhi. In reality, Samael had been "Chou-li" and had known the seven secrets of the Yellow Dragon, Shang did not ignore this either.
Do you still live on earth? Shang asked... You know Shang, I had a fall there on that planet and got trapped in the frightful karma.
Stay here with us! -Shang said, ... It is not possible, I'm reincarnated, I have my physical body at this moment lying there in a town of America, and I must return at once, however I tell you that I'll be back here.
With those words, he came out of that wonderful stay and through the infinite space, he returned to this painful world and entered his physical body by the pineal gland, that as Descartes said: It is the seat of the soul.
Víctor Manuel, in a stage of his life, according to his disciples, was known for his healing powers, and also for his dedication to selling herbs.
Life circumstances led him to meet a girl named Arnolda Garro, that 15 days after they met, they would get marry and unite their lives for 32 years.
Over time, we realized that the Christic Brightness of our beloved master, the source of his wisdom, what truly made spark the sacred fire "The Fohat" in his verb, intelligence, will power and feelings, was his priestess wife: The Venerable Master Litelantes.
She initiated him in the "Temple of the Holy Grail of Montserrat", where she attended since the age of 13 years old, as in the Great Chain, where the Master received the First Fire Initiation. She also initiated him in the managing of Jinas Forces to fly through the airs fo mystery, in the Greater Mysteries of Fire and the Tribunal... Our beloved Master so widely acknowledge it and preconized it in his work and daily life.
"Without any doubt, the Fifth Gospel rightly and firmly shows, that the V.M. Litelantes was the Teacher of the Master".
A very special teacher who managed to lift the Kalki Avatar: The herald of the End of Times.
In 1947, he faced the awakening of his Kundalini, acquiring this way, the Sacred Name of his Inner Being: “Aun Weor”. This event was witnessed by several Masters of Minor and Greater Mysteries...
El 9 de Abril de 1948, the young Boddhisattwa "Aun Weor", received from his Inner Father, “Samael”, the Sacred Mission of the Contemporary Gnosticism:
In 1950 he wrote his first book, "The Perfect Matrimony " or "Gateway to Initiation ", creating a great excitement within the Colombian Esoteric World.
"This text caused great enthusiasm among students of various schools, religions, orders, cults and esoteric societies, which resulted in the emergence of the Gnostic Movement, which began with a few sympathetic, and then soon it became fully international".
After openly unveiled the Secret of Secrets: The Arcanum A.Z.F, he was sent to prison and cruelly persecuted.
THE GREAT ARCANUM AZF: "Inmissio membri virilis in vaginam sine ejaculatio seminis."
In August 1956, in fufillment of his mission, he traveled throughout Central America, reaching Mexico where he finally settled and formally established the Permanent Center of Gravity for the Gnostic Movement.
The creation of the International Gnostic Movement, demanded great struggles and prolonged sacrifices and efforts. During this period, Master Samael made important calls to all religions, lodges, schools of philosophy, etc., to unite in a last attempt to help humanity, in a more direct and effective way.
Thus, in 1958, it was achieved the union of three major Spiritual Movements: "TheA.L.A.S". (Liberation Accion of South America) led by Mr. Francisco A. Propato, ···Master Luxemil···; "TheAryabarta Ashrama" Movement linked with India, created by Sri Swami Sivananda, and the M.G.C.U. "Universal Christian Gnostic Movement" created by Master Samael.
In this same year, representing the Union of the three mentioned movements, Samael sent a letter to Pope Pius XII, in which he made the introductions and invited to the union of All Spiritual Faiths.
In 1963, the almost simultaneous death of the Spiritual Leaders, V.M. Luxemil and V.M. Sivananda, caused that the original integration of the Spiritual Movements to disolve. It was a moment of grief and monumental sadness for the Gnostic Movement…
Finally, Samael Aun Weor in his spiritual process, constantly struggling to acquire his final liberation, confronted the ultimate test for the Hierophant, the “payment of tithes of the resurrection":
“The Trial of Job ”. The suffering whereby the Son of Man must traverse.
After a long and painful illness, suffered the unspeakable, but remained faithful to his Father to the end. The more pain arose in his aching body, more love, patience and temperance was brewing in his sensitive heart.
<<The book "The Process " further details the last days of the Master>>
Our beloved guru, past away on December 24, 1977 in the City of Mexico DF. The Venerable Master Litelantes, received from him "The Legacy" to succeed him in the direction of the Gnostic Institutions; endeavor that she carried out admirably until her last day. She struggled a lot for the expansion and unification of the Gnostic Centers scattered around the world.
In his lifetime, he wrote over 70 books, for which he relinquished the author's copyright, to assure that his teachings could be freely disseminated. Of all his writings, he expressed that he would have preferred to have written only three: "Revolutionary Psychology, The Great Rebellion and The Three Mountains". Such wonderful books prepare the mind of the neophite, provide him with the necessary tools for the journey, and show him the way to Initiation.
"The Dissolution of the Ego and the Awakening, were ALWAYS the main point in the doctrine of the Master"
The Master admitted having made many mistakes in his books, however, he chose not to correct anything of what had been written already, so that it may serve as "TRIALS" for those who yearn to travel the Secret Way. This lack of correction is what allows many "TOTAL FAILURE" in this studies, to then, expose to the world their "weekness, their lack of dignity, their betrayal and their little respect for themselves"; by means of dirty propaganda, obsenities and blasphemy, not only against the Universal and Contemporary Gnosticism, but also against their own Real Self. How Sad & Pitiful!. They never experienced "GNOSIS" neither they could understand the very basic fact: The Master was born with the same defects that we all have, he inherited an ancient and multifaceted body of doctrice from all of his predecessors, he put into practice all their knowledge and techniques; and then, as he was living and clarifying his own path, he corrected the flaws found in those teachings, and in such manner; he opened the way to a more "PURE & PRISTINE" Gnostic Doctrine for the "Souls thirsty of Wisdom".
He dedicated his entire life to the dissemination of the Gnostic Teachings, through congresses, conferences, newsletters, radio and television, throughout The Americas and the World.
In his numerous lives or reincarnations, because of his "Dharma", he often had the opportunity to occupy high positions, both, spiritual and material in nature; however, in others he had to suffer and live difficult times.
He reincarnated several times in the days of ancient China, in one of those existences he was called "Chou-li". He was also reincarnated in the mysterious Tibet, where he became a Tibetan Lama, and as such, he is still a member of that order: The Sacred Order of Tíbet.
During the Middle Ages, he was an educated gentleman in the Art of Weapons, to defend the weak from the opression of the feudal lords. In such life, he ended up in a "Monastery" studying the mysteries of Alchemy, that one day he would teach along to all humanity.
At the time that Marie Antoinette was Queen of France, he was a personal friend of "Master Count Cagliostro". He fought as a soldier side by side to Emperor Alexander Magnus. He belonged to the Hapsburg court. He reincarnated as Thomas of Kempis, existence in which he wrote his immortal work: "Imitation of Christ".
In Spain he was the Marqués Juan Conrado, third lord of the province of Granada. He also traveled through the lands of America in search of fortune. It was in this life, when he was burned in the fires of the Inquisition, by order of the hideous inquisitor Tomás De Torquemada.
He took part of the Mexican Revolution as Major Daniel Coronado, one of the thirty dorades of Pancho Villa; in this life, he was a great friend of Krum Heller, Colonel and Doctor of the Mexican Army, who besides was the physical vehicle of the "Venerable Maestro Huiracocha". In tribute to this great soldier, a Street of Lerdo, State of Durango, has been named after: Calle Mayor Daniel Coronado.
At the time of Viceroy Solis, he joined the sovereign army as a simple soldier. In this life he studied esoterism, natural medicine and botany.
Samael Aun Weor was the restorer of the Gnostic Knowledge in moder times … His dialectic has do detours and is terrifying as a thunderbolt, that unmasks the traitors and the false prophets, but also “Like a light that illuminates the True Adepts, and leads them to the One Path ”.
It is still very far, before history recognizes Samael Aun Weor, as the one who by first time on this planet, developed to all humanity the "Wonders of the Authentic Way; Synthesis of Synthesis, The Living Heart of the Greatest People, The Sanctuary of the Most Precious Religions, The Liberating Sapiens of the Eternal Philosophy, The Fifth Gospel".
Gnostic Brotherhood, you must know that, the same way the Jewish People were chosen to surround and support the Saviour of the World "Christ", the very same way "We, the Gnostics", were chosen to surround and support, The Fifth Angel of our Era, The Genie Ruler of Planet Mars, The Lord of Strength, whose physical vehicle illuminated the world with The Gnostic Wisdom of all time: Samael Aun Weor.
"Let's make sure that the Jewish Treachery has no repercussions, so we may not succumb to the abyss"
Samael born as a fallen Bodhisattwa, but managed to get up ... He knew and lived the Pure and Divine Fragance of Gnosis that now is being preached everywhere on Earth, for the good of mankind.
In his process, he lost his physical body, but won his Soul; he achieved the Final Release: The Christification!
His physical embodyment is no more, but his Soul & Spirit "PREVAIL": The Existential Bodies of the Self!
When we are born of Water and Spirit, We Live Forever!
“What is of the flesh, is flesh, but what is of the Spirit, is Spirit”