"If you ignore the excellence of your own house, how can you aspire to find excellence elsewhere? Within you is hidden the treasure of treasures. Oh! Man, know thyself, and you will know the universe and the Gods!
The Oracle of Delphi
The Oracle of Delphi
Welcome to the Australian Gnostic Association of Melbourne, internationally a part of the Gnostic Society Samael Aun Weor.
We are an esoteric school based in Melbourne 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.
We are a not for profit organisation that is run and funded by its members, all of whom study, practice and live the Gnostic esoteric work.
Gnosis is open to everyone and we at the Melbourne Gnosis Centres extend an invitation to anyone who truly wants to transform their lives for the better.
Our work is the dissemination of the teachings of the modern Gnostic Master Samael Aun Weor, whose life long mission was to deliver to humanity the total and exact science required by anyone of any religion, race, culture or creed who wishes to fully and completely develop as a human being. The path he taught is the path of the Bodisattva, that mysterious and ancient wisdom long hidden in the bosom of every great religion.
Gnosis is inherently an esoteric school, with the purpose of teaching and guiding the student along the esoteric or Initiatic path. We hold as our basic foundation the knowledge of oneself as the way to penetrate into the mysteries of nature and the divine; as was wisely put forth by the Oracle of Delphi in Ancient Greece:
“Oh man, know thyself and you will know the universe and the Gods!”
Gnosis seeks to empower the individual by giving us the opportunity to gain insight into our true inner nature, to experience, and acknowledge our own spiritual reality; that we have divinity living within us, as our true essence, which is the very root of our existence, and to liberate that very essence; that happiness, love and compassion, from within the negative psychological attributes that trap the light of that happiness.
Gnosis tries to rescue the most elevated values of the human being in order to comprehend that life is empty, if transcendence and the search for divinity is not sought. So the student seeks to find his or her own self-gnosis, self knowledge, as a way to gain personal and intimate insight into his or her own spiritual and psychological reality, which then affords them the power to transcend their own suffering and limitations; which has its roots in our own psychology.
The Gnostic goal is the happiness of all beings without distinction, and the way to happiness is self knowledge; knowledge of our own true divine nature, that is at its root eternal, profound and limitless.
The Australian Gnostic Association of Melbourne runs courses throughout the year from five centres located in Pascoe Vale South, Chadstone, Ferntree Gully, Croydon Hills, and our newest centre located in Mt. Martha.
We run a 33 week introductory program that covers the basic tenets of universal Gnosticism including Gnostic psychology, the awakening of consciousness and the universal laws of creation. To see the full program, click here.
Our classes are open to all. No prior experience is needed, so beginners are very welcome. All classes consist of a talk and a meditation practice.