Great Arcanum – Secret Mystery of Nature
The venerable science of Gnosis is universal to all humankind and is the essential “knowing” that arises from the experience of objective reality. It is universally experienced by all those who fully awaken and develop their consciousness through connection of ‘self’ with Self.
The science or path is to arrive at knowing that Reality for oneself, in one’s own experience. That is also called Gnosis, because it leads to the acquisition of one’s own Gnosis of our fundamental Truth.
Gnosis is, in its essence, the method to escape suffering (samsara), because to experience fundamental Reality, one must abandon the deluded mind of “I-Me-Mine”, within which we all suffer intensely. Our delusions (avidya) and illusions (maya) cause suffering when living through the senses, desires and our tendencies (gunas) and prevent us from seeing the Truth.
The method to experience the fundamental Reality is exact and has existed for millennia. True Gnosis – Knowledge Consciously experienced – is free of separatism, dogma, politics, fanaticism, and sectarianism. Gnostic Experience comes from the divine. It cannot be explained nor can it be bottled into the limited concepts of the intellect or a mere belief system.
The hallmarks of true Gnosis are seen in the world’s greatest human beings: they have left footprints behind of profound compassion, penetrating wisdom, and sparkling intelligence.
“…there is every reason to believe that all so-called secret schools of the ancient world were branches from one philosophic tree which, with its root in heaven and its branches on the earth, is–like the spirit of man–an invisible but ever-present cause of the objectified vehicles that give it expression.
“The Mysteries were the channels through which this one philosophic light was disseminated, and their initiates, resplendent with intellectual and spiritual understanding, were the perfect fruitage of the divine tree, bearing witness before the material world of the recondite source of all Light and Truth.”… Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages (1928)
Gnosis has been expressed by all the world’s great saints and enlightened souls, each with their own words and voice.
“All religions are precious pearls strung on the golden thread of divinity.”… Samael Aun Weor