Glorian Publishing has new editions of four books coming soon. Each one has been improved, and can be preordered from any bookseller.
Beyond Death: What Happens When We Die and How to Prepare Now to Take Advantage of It
Features a new cover, fixed typos, and better print quality than the previous edition.
Beyond Death collects together several small books and a lecture by Samael Aun Weor. We have organized them more or less according to their depth and complexity, beginning with the most accessible and ending with the most sophisticated. The reader will discover here that there is more to death than the end of life, and we hope that the reader will deepen their own sense of life and strive to live it better.
In his teachings, Samael Aun Weor emphasized death as one of the key factors of the path. Death, birth, and sacrifice are the three factors that reside at the heart of every true reflection of the method to awaken the consciousness, whether we call that method a religion or not, for every true path to the Light comes from that same source and carries within it the same essential knowledge, even if the names and faces appear different. Samael Aun Weor called this root knowledge or religion “Gnosis,” from a Greek word that means “knowledge.” He clarified what has always been taught in the core or heart of every religion: the path to the Light is exact, and only what is pure can ascend there; everything else must die. Thus, by making ourselves pure and “one with the Light” we naturally rise to the heights of existence. The means to acheive this is found in the death of all that is impure within us, the birth of that which is pure and light, and finally, ultimately, by sacrificing to help others do the same.
Through the death of impurity, purity is freed and can rise. Through acts of sacrifice and love, the ascension of purity is accelerated and intensified. This is the heart message of every religion, and the choice is ours to make: to remain trapped in impurity and ignorance, or to free ourselves from the cage of suffering, pain, and death, and thereby achieve the ultimate purpose of existence. By preparing now for our unavoidable death, rather than that transition being a cause for fear, pain, and uncertainty, we can make of something wondrous, divine, and important. For the Gnostic, death is the crown of life, and the entryway into something new.
Gnostic Anthropology: The Secret History of Humanity
Features a new cover, smaller format, better print quality, and lots of added content from Blavatsky, Samael Aun Weor, and gnostic instructors.
The original edition of this book plunged the reader straight into the surging waters of the storm of debate about how mankind came to be. In this new edition, we have added some gradual steps into the pool. Firstly, since the writing and lectures of Samael Aun Weor continually and profoundly draw from a primary resource, we provided a brief excerpt from it: The Secret Doctrine (1888) by H.P. Blavatsky. Being a truly monumental work, we could do no more than a short excerpt. The reader who really wants to understand what Samael Aun Weor taught is advised to study the rest of The Secret Doctrine as well. Secondly, we included a lecture given by Samael Aun Weor that provides an overview of the themes of the book. Finally, as an expansion of the points made by the author, we included an epilogue that explains the essential events of our epic history. We hope the sum of these writings moves you towards profound reflection.
The Narrow Way: The Global Crisis and the Sexual Solution
Originally titled "Christmas Message 1967-1968" and later published by students as "The Doomed Aryan Race" or "Los Cuerpos Solares." This is one of our favorite books by Samael Aun Weor, but we felt that its former titles and covers failed to convey the message of the book. While preparing it for this new edition, we were inspired by the teaching of Jesus:
"...wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction [the “second death”], and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life [the “second birth”], and few there be that find it." —Matthew 7:13-14
That is the subject of this book, so we have chosen The Narrow Way as a fitting title.
Sexology, The Basis of Endocrinology and Criminology
When preparing a new edition of Samael Aun Weor’s Fundamental Notions of Endocrinology and Criminology (1958) for publication in English, we contemplated some facts about the modern reader:
1. People judge books by their titles, and this one sounded like a college textbook—something dull, intellectual, and lacking practicality, none of which are qualities of this book. Our first printing of the book literally sat on the shelf, undeservedly finding no readers, because of the title. We were determined to find a way for readers to discover the valuable content of the book, but we also did not want to rename the book entirely, out of respect to the author.
2. The book was the nineteenth book Samael Aun Weor wrote, and thus was written when he had many readers who already knew the core message of his earlier writings: knowledge of sexuality. Thus in this book he did not repeat what he explained thoroughly in those previous books. For new readers, the book lacked that context and the foundation it is based upon, and we felt that if this book were to be the only one someone were to read, they should at least be introduced to that foundation.
Therefore, in order to craft a title suitable both for the content and the modern reader, and help new readers understand the main body of the book, we expanded the book by drawing from his lectures. We added a section called “Sexology” with three lectures that explain the sexual foundations, and later in the book we added the lecture “Perception of Reality” as a bridge between the two original sections. We hope you agree that this added material makes the book more understandable and interesting, and we hope you like the new title, Sexology, the Basis of Endocrinology and Criminology. Hopefully, it will invite more readers into these valuable studies.
All of these new editions can be preordered from any bookseller. By ordering the books through bookstores, you demonstrate that there is interest in these books, which in turn inspires booksellers to offer the books to others.
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