Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Gnosis?
Gnosis means ‘knowledge’, ‘wisdom’. You can find extensive information about it by clicking on the link about Gnosis
What is the Gnostic Institute of Anthropology (G.I.A.)?
It is the organization responsible for the spreading of Gnosis. This Institute has centres of study established in many countries. The Gnostic Movement is not against any religion, order or sect.
In the past recent years many groups calling themselves gnostics have appeared. These groups have nothing to do with the line of Gnostic teaching upheld by the G.I.A.
Is the G.I.A. a sect?
The Gnostic Institute of Anthropology is not a sect in the pejorative sense of the word. It is made up of men and women interested in these subjects and has all the legal permissions in every country where it is established. In the U.K., the Gnostic Institute of Anthropology is registered as a charity and it abides by the current legislation of this country.
Is the Gnostic Teaching modern?
The Gnostic Teaching is not a modern doctrine; it dates back to very ancient times. The Gnostic Teaching can be found in all cultures: Egyptian, Mayan, Greek, Celtic, etc. On the other hand, over the centuries, there had been always people interested in delving into the mysteries of life and death, searching for answers to the many questions of the existence. In the last century, Master Samael Aun Weor summed up Gnosis by making it more understandable and practical for today’s way of thinking.
Will I improve with Gnosis?
Gnosis teaches us to know ourselves psychologically, in order for us to gradually discover the faults and limitations within us. If we understand our faults and learn to know how our mind works, we gradually become freer and freer. The progress depends on oneself, of one’s level of understanding and work.
What is the main tool for self-knowledge?
It is Meditation – the thousand-year-old technique used by all the initiates, both in the East and in the West. Meditation is a ‘state’ which is attained through physical and mental relaxation. In the Gnostic Institute, students receive the foundations and practices needed for its correct application.
Where can I study Gnosis?
You can study Gnosis in any authorized centre by attending the lectures that are delivered in them.