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Four Pillars of Gnosis

Four Pillars of Gnosis

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The Four Pillars of Gnosis
 
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 What is Gnosis?
The basic principles of the great Universal Wisdom, or
Gnosis 
, are always identical.Buddha, Hermes Trismegistus, Quetzalcoatl, the Great Kabir Jesus of Nazareth, etc.,each transmitted a message. Each one of those messages, coming from On High,conceals within it identical principles having a completely impersonal and universalcharacter.The body of the doctrine that we presently transmit holds the same principles that were taught in secret by Siddhartha Shakyamuni Buddha and by the Great Kabir Jesus to their disciples. It is, we repeat, the same body of doctrine. However, it is now given in a revolutionary form, in harmony with the vibratory rhythm of the New Eraof Aquarius. Allow us to say that the International Gnostic Movement is not just another school.It is the means by which the Gnosis of yesterday, today and forever is expressed. TheGnostic Movement is the initiator of a New Age of profound psychological changes.It is an army founded by men and women who have assumed the unusual labor of revolutionizing themselves while attaining their intimate self-realization.Since Gnostic studies have progressed extraordinarily in recent times, no culturedperson would today like in days gone by make the simplistic error of delivering theGnostic teaching according to one exclusive spiritual tradition. Although it is certain that in any Gnostic system we must take into account itsHellenistic and Oriental elements, including Persia, Mesopotamia, India, Palestine,Egypt, etc., we must never be ignorant of the unmistakable gnostic principles in thesublime religious cults of Indo-America: the Nahuas, Toltecs, Aztecs, Zapotecs,Mayans, Chibchas, Incas, Quechuas, etc., etc., etc. Also, it is an error to believe that Gnosis is a simple metaphysical current introducedfrom the bosom of Christianity. On the contrary, Gnosis constitutes an existentialattitude, with its own characteristics, rooted in the most ancient, elevated and refinedesoteric civilization in the history of mankind, which is regrettably not well known by modern anthropologists. Gnosis is a synthesized doctrine, the first of humanity, andtherefore has an origin as old as the Earth.The word
“Jina,” 
whence the Greek word
“Gnosis” 
comes, originated from the Persianand Arabic languages. It is not simply 
“Jina,” 
but
“Djin,” 
or
“Dijinn,” 
and this is how  we see it used by many authors.The
 Jana
,
 Jnana
,
Yana
, or
Gnosis 
, is therefore the science of Janus, the science of the
Initiatic Knowledge 
and the variations of its name are many—there is one in eachlanguage.
 
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The fundamental purpose of Gnosis in the twentieth century is to form conscioushuman beings. The goal is based upon the fact that, currently, the human being isscarcely an “intellectual animal,” full of infinite psychological contradictions. Theconsequences of such an unfortunate psychological condition are easily foreseen: pain,mechanical and useless suffering, sickness, old age and premature death.The Gnostic Movement and its schools provide special methods and systems so thateach of us can liberate themselves from all the afflictions of humanity today.In this sense, Gnosis invites us to understand that there is something in us above thepurely physical. We have a body of flesh and bone, that is obvious, and everyoneaccepts this reality, but very few know that we also have a particular psychology thatcan be changed.Generally, people believe that they only relate to the external world. However,Universal Gnosticism teaches that we also relate to an inner world, or psychologicalspace, invisible to the physical senses, but visible to that which in the Orient is calledthe
Third Eye 
, or clairvoyance.This inner world is much vaster and contains many more interesting things than thephysical world, towards which we forever turn using the windows of the five senses.Thoughts, as well as emotions, desires, hopes, fears, jealousies, frustrations, etc., areinternal psychological events, not visible to the ordinary senses. However, forexample, they are more real than the table or sofa in one’s living room.Truly, we live much more in our inner world than in the outer. Nevertheless, we givegreater importance to that which is superficial, to that which is truly unimportant.Consequently, we live in a world which we do not know, each person beingconditioned by his subjective, personal and egoical interests, by his passions, desires,preoccupations and mechanical suffering, without knowing why or what for.Furthermore, there are more internal than external senses, and various schools havemethods for developing them, but that can lead us to disorientation and failure if wedo not start by developing the sense of psychological self-observation.Developing the sense of inner observation gradually leads us to self-knowledge, by allowing us to take a psychological inventory of what we are and what we are not. Inreaching this stage of self-knowledge, the other internal senses also extraordinarily develop.Therefore, in self-discovering what we are inside and eliminating from within that which makes our lives bitter we will resolve the enigma of our own existence and we

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