History of Gnosis

This gnostic school in Miami has been in existence for over 20-years!

The Gnostic Society of Miami is bilingual, classes being taught in English and Spanish separately.

The mission of Gnosticism in this day and age is to deliver the method and means for the work of the realization of the inner Man in each one of us; the attainment of this transcendental objective depends on our cooperation with the Being.

The divorce between science, art, philosophy and mysticism has provoked the deterioration of this civilization. Thus, we do not appreciate the poetry of nature, the harmony that emanates from the universe, and even human relations have become cold: reason why our heart is unmoved by human suffering.

That is why the Gnostic teachings proposes in its theoretical-practical program of study the communion between science, art, philosophy and mysticism as the only way of rescuing the highest values of the human being, because without ethical values life would be completely empty, without transcendence, and without the realization of the profound inner Being.

This is possible by developing the superior emotion that makes science more human, art more sublime, philosophy more intuitive and mysticism more objective.

We conclude by saying that Gnosis is therefore the light of science, the art of what is beautiful and good, and the love of wisdom, the mystical eternal spring.


Samael Aun Weor

The man known as Samael Aun Weor was born on the 6th of March, 1917 in South America, in Bacata-Bogatoa (Colombia). Since he was quite young, he was interested in many transcendental aspects of life - he wanted to know who we are, where we come from, what the purpose of life is? He began to search for those answers in the different metaphysical schools of those times. He studied theosophy, masonry, systems of Gurjieff, the Gnostic-Rosicrucian tradition, he practiced yoga, studied Kriahnamurti etc. But after all that he felt something was missing. He became tired of so many theories and yearned to investigate, to awaken, and to enter into the path of initiation...

In his very first book, called The Doorway to Initiation or The Perfect Matrimony (1st edition) he explains that after many, incredible efforts, he found the key-or the Great Arcanum-that would allow him to prepare what the alchemists called "the sacred fire of the philosopher's" and this granted him the fortune and immense happiness of awakening on the altar of initiation. This occurred in 1947 and in 1948, the formation of a small organisation began, which soon after became an international one.

It was his book The Perfect Matrimony, at first-along with so many other written works in the 50's and 60's-that most identified the formation of the International Gnostic Movement. In the mid 50's he left Colombia, traveling with his family through Central America and then took up residence in Mexico where he lived for the remainder of his life. And from his second residence in Mexico, he wrote many other treatises about anthropology, psychology, philosophy, art, science, mysticism, Kabbalah, alchemy, medicine, etc. All up he wrote more than 60 books and gave hundreds of lectures. In essence, Master Samael taught the "Fifth Truth" or in other words sacred sexuality - as the synthesis of all religions, esoteric schools, cultures, civilisations, and races.

Objective of Gnosis

"Whoever awakens consciousness
has access to Objective Universal Science, Pure Science.
Pure Science like that of the Great Work;
Pure Science like that of the Medieval Alchemists;
Pure Science like the one of Paracelsus, or that of Paul of Tarsus."

V.M. Samael Aun Weor