Remembering The Gnostic Movement

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A new website has just been created that looks back over The Gnostic Movement, showing many of its activities and spiritual practices. It’s closed now, but The Gnostic Movement was an organization that Mark taught in for about 10 years, which ran classes and retreats.

A lot of care has obviously been put into this very nice site and it’s a lovely reminder of the time.

http://rememberingthegnosticmovement.com

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About the Author:

Lara Atwood is a researcher and practitioner of the native, indigenous Indo-European religion of her ancient ancestors, which is a branch of the ancient Religion of the Sun. She runs the YouTube channel SakroSawel and the website sakrosawel.com ("sakro sawel" means "sacred sun" in Proto-Indo European). Writing alongside her husband Mark, she helped co-author the book The Path of the Spiritual Sun.

50 Comments

  1. john p January 21, 2016 at 10:59 am - Reply

    What an excellent website with great information on the years gone by. I look forward to spending a lot of time going through it all.
    So far, I’ve found it to be a great opportunity to learn a lot from our mistakes. Looking back, TGM was an amazing vehicle to pass on the teachings to humanity. It could have helped so many in the world. Sadly, the reality is that this amazing opportunity is now lost but I see so many new opportunities and we just need to ensure history does not repeat once more.
    Thanks to all involved with another excellent site. I really hope that we can all make a special effort and keep it alive, not to forget the other great sites which are another magical way to learn and pass on to humanity.

  2. Marina January 20, 2016 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    Sometimes it is good to remember with a very practical and real way what we have experienced on the past, what efforts we did, what people we met, what we left behind us, and how this life brought us to where we are now.

    That was really a gift, Mark, Lara and everyone involved in that project, and I feel that it is my duty to use prudently that knowledge of the past, because it’s our basis, our bridges there… Thank you.

  3. Deano January 16, 2016 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    This site really brings me back. A very special time in my life. Before TGM I’d never had out of body experiences and was quite depressed. Through the classes and teachings there I was able to make real positive changes in my life.

    Ive only scratched the surface of this site, and very quickly it took me back to times I remember very fondly. How quickly time just keeps passing.

    Funny, after I waking up this morning I was thinking about TGM, thinking I couldnt believe it had been 5 years since it closed. How amazing it was, and how difficult it been without it. Realising how important and amazing it was in so many ways. Especially continuously inspiring me, bringing so many opportunities to learn and grow and keep a strong focus on my spiritual development. Which I find myself nowadays struggling to do.

    Thanks so much for the effort into this site. I think it may help rekindle a spiritual longing in many who were involved and attended. And its just a great testament to a very awesome school and for me, a magical time in my life.

    Thank you

  4. Zorana January 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm - Reply

    I got to this work after TGM closed, in a time seemingly full of confusion and uncertainty, I think I could’ve easily walked away from it. But I was fortunate that it was introduced to me with this website, which could at the least piece together the most important things I needed to know at the time. Even without the structure of the courses, talks, centers, retreats, etc., from TGM, Belsebuub.com served as my greatest support. It is replete with an incredible amount of information and resource, direct instructions of how to actually practice; I can’t imagine how I would’ve fared without it. I did wonder off and on how it must have been. A time that held the opportunity to form centers, Mark giving talks and teaching publicly, exploring the courses and texts (old + new), putting them to practice with other people, this happening all over the world. Sounds like quite the school to me.

    And now, with Remembering the Gnostic Movement up and running, it supplements so well what this website offers. As much power as it has on its own, it now has the success of the past courses and material attached to it very clearly. Not to mention the personal experiences and benefits others have shared through it. People like me who will find Belsebuub.com, who may not have somebody there to explain the past and its consequences, now have this! I bet it will be such a help for them to have a chance to read about the truth, have a clearer picture of what led to a different age, so to speak.

    Many thanks, on many levels 🙂 , for the efforts put behind this. I’m really enjoying going through all that’s on there.

  5. Roy January 13, 2016 at 11:36 pm - Reply

    What a wonderful and uplifting website, I love it! The site has a very light and welcoming feel and it generates this feeling of curiosity to read more on what happened when it was around. I’m looking forward to read more and refresh my memory.

    One of the things I’ve noticed is that a lot of memories of The Gnostic Movement go back to the later stages of its existence. I suppose that’s normal as these memories are the most recent ones and may be easier to access as well as that this period was very distinct. That taints my image of the school itself and this page helps to put things into perspective and overlook my time with it as a whole. I hope it helps others in the same way to remember the favorable times and the things each one of us learned as we participated.

  6. Michael January 13, 2016 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much to everyone involved in putting this site together. It and The Gnostic Movement itself are both beautiful testatments to what can be acheived when a group works together in a unified way to spread the light.

  7. richard spencer January 12, 2016 at 9:13 am - Reply

    Thanks this really brings up some distant fond memories, it was a great part of my life and did help me to understand a lot more about the spiritual and meaning of life

  8. Frosted Seagull January 12, 2016 at 9:09 am - Reply

    Hey All,

    Thank you Mark and Lara for al your work.

    A big thank you to the people who ran the The Gnostic Movement in the manner it was intended.

    I have just finished reading a book where a story about Guatama the Buddha was discussed, The main premise is that everything in the third dimension has a beginning and an end. Everything is impermanent …. and so it goes with TGM. How can you have a resurrection without death?

    I would like to conclude with another Tibetan Buddhist observation. Stainless steel does NOT look back, after it has come out of the furnace and has cooled down and wish once again that it was iron ore.

    The new site is great and off to a flying start. The topics are relevant and devoid of negativity and I thoroughly enjoy all your Comments.

    I don’t know who any of you are but a big thanks to David, Lucia, Fotis, Christos, Justin, John, Patricia , Olga, Serafim, Michael, Michelle and apologies to the other names I did not mention. I pass your Comments/observations to a couple beginning and struggling with the work and you have helped them understand the work and increase.

  9. Jordan January 11, 2016 at 5:53 am - Reply

    It’s great to have a site that does some justice to the legacy of what The Gnostic Movement was all about and it’s really nice seeing all the information there together, which details every aspect of what went on, how it worked, what was covered, etc.

    It was interesting that for about a week while working on it my laptop died and so while that was in the shop getting fixed I was using my old one to build some of the pages, the same one I used while working on websites while in The Gnostic Movement. So here I was for example creating a page writing about our Centre in Toronto and uploading pictures, etc. essentially recreating a page I had built on that same computer many years ago while actually in The Gnostic Movement. It probably doesn’t come across as all that interesting in a comment, but the feeling within while I was working on it was very strange to say the least – literally getting placed back into a situation from many years ago.

    Point is, anyone who feels as though they could’ve acted differently or taken better advantage of situations that came up, etc. and it’s too bad they’re gone, well, of course once things have passed, they’ve passed, but I can’t help but feel this is somewhat of an opportunity to resit the exam so to speak.

    • Lucia January 11, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

      That was nice Jordan, thank you for sharing about that placement back in time. To “resit the exam” sounds encouraging. I sometimes feel like I have a very long “line” so to speak, that to really get something takes me a long time, and I guess others may be the same. So I am very grateful for this opportunity to still help and do my best and go beyond the line of comfort this time, trying to see actively what I can do without being prompted to. I also hope to help those who maybe don’t see how they could possibly help, for example not being very technical, having to work long hours in their daily job, not having the skills, etc.

    • Paty January 11, 2016 at 11:34 pm - Reply

      Jordan, I feel the same as you when you speak of re-stiting an exam. I have felt all those things and this website has given the opportunity to really reflect on my life and wasted opportunities.
      It is a tremendous privilege to be part of this community that Belsebuub has given us the opportunity to be part of.
      I am really grateful for it.

  10. Patricia A. January 9, 2016 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    RTGM is a beautifully designed website. At first I didn’t understand why it was created but after reading through all of the material, a lot of different emotions were evoked, especially that of sadness and remorse. I hadn’t realized until recently how much I had taken the teachings, The Gnostic Movement and the resources available to me at time, whether it was on line, at a center and or at a retreat, for granted. Through time and looking at this site, I have gained a greater appreciation and respect for all the hard work and dedication that was put into it. I had no idea about the kind of effort, commitment and sacrifice that was required for someone to progress from being a student interested in Gnostic spirituality, to the advancement of becoming a qualified instructor in the organization, to ultimately being a spiritual teacher to the world. The time with the TGM and the friendships developed from it meant a lot to me.

  11. Fotis January 9, 2016 at 2:49 pm - Reply


    That’s a great initiative guys!!
    I don’t know if that is enough for giving the whole picture of TGM but I do know that it was needed and fills a gap.
    I’m grateful I had the chance to meet and participate in TGM’s activities. You brought up so many memories with this web site and I read a lot of things I didn’t know and I’m glad I do now. Historically speaking is also a great tribute and I wish this to stay online like a wiki page, for people who look for it to find.

    I can’t speak from esoteric point of view but I think TGM fulfilled a mission and a purpose that it was existed for. Looking ahead of what happened after its closure, things happen because of that, which brought us here as we are now. I thing what happened was planned for our benefit and I don’t know how things would be if TGM hadn’t closured then, but speaking for myself, it gave me a boost to find my way without been in a school, but just been in the stream of life and nature’s will. Some people came closer after the closure and the sense of a kind of brotherhood were enforced like that. The closure I think gave to many of us a lesson we needed and is up to us how we use it.

    It would be wonderful if a new esoteric school would open again but this is up to fulfilling the requirements and to work towards it. Like it happen with TGM and previous ones I guess.

    A big thank you to all the contributors of this web-site. I admire all your effort and dedicated will for these Teachings.

    • Olga January 10, 2016 at 3:03 am - Reply

      In some ways I agree with you Fotis, that the closure of TGM was meant to be, and did have a wider purpose. Mostly because it was a reflection and a sort of cause and effect of the people and situations within it.

      I personally believe that had we all been wiser, stronger and more responsible for the spiritual teachings that was in our hands, we could have maintained the school, and supported every trial and tribulation it was facing – not as something outside of us, but as something deep inside our hearts, that was an extension of our lives and our duties for the awakening and for a humanity that was searching for a way out of suffering.

      • Olga January 14, 2016 at 2:07 am - Reply

        I just wanted to take a moment to clarify my post.

        By ‘’meant to be’’ I was referring to the course of action that lead to the closure of the Gnostic Movement because of the lack of support and lack of defense. Looking over my comment, it might seem that I am suggesting that it was meant to be regardless if it was defended or not.

        By no means do I feel there was any benefit in closing TGM unless it is to trace back the steps to look back at our mistakes individually and hopefully to never repeat the same. I think failings and mistakes are often seen negatively and with repulsion, perhaps that is why so many people prefer addressing ‘’the good ol’ times’’ but I also feel that our mistakes hold the key to so much wisdom and correction.

        Sorry for any confusion.

    • Jon January 10, 2016 at 8:12 am - Reply

      It seems a persistent belief that the closure of The Gnostic Movement was somehow ‘meant to be’ or ‘for our learning,’ but as has been stated numerous times, the reason comes down to the participants not doing what was needed to defend it and keep it going. If that was down to our lack of understanding as to what to do, it’s still something that we failed to do, i.e. have the right understanding to take the right action.

      The end of TGM wasn’t a good thing. The years since its closure have been barren, these teachings have almost no presence in the world, and as has been just posted the eBooks are even no longer able to be released because there aren’t the resources available to handle the level of plagiarism that’s occurring.

      I think everyone posting here sees their time in TGM was great and would love to be a part of something like it again, however unless we don’t want whatever new thing to have the same fate of TGM, the participants would need a much greater understanding and responsible involvement.

      • steve January 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm - Reply

        Hi Jon,

        I agree with what you are saying here!

        I think that the only way we can learn from the closing of TGM was to see it for what really happened and unfortunately we learnt a very harsh lesson that was because we didn’t defend TGM it isn’t here anymore, other spiritual groups have been attacked but defended themselves adequately and they still exist! if only we could of managed to do the same.

        I think it’s great that the new site remembering TGM is up as it is a way for us to share what attracted all of us to this place, to this work, to spirituality! I hope people say why they got involved and what they got out of it.

      • Justin January 10, 2016 at 4:21 pm - Reply

        Jon, you put it very well and I agree.

        The closure of TGM was not inevitable or part of a plan for our learning, but rather happened because of the choices that those within it made. The new website talks about this and describes it very clearly:

        Although some people did eventually rise to defend from the attacks, what became apparent was that most of the people participating in and running The Gnostic Movement showed a low level of practical commitment to its defense, leaving Belsebuub to bear the burden of the attacks for three years. The result of this inadequate response to the attacks was that Belsebuub stopped his involvement in the organization, preferring to work independently and so the Movement stopped its activities. After about a decade of free service, providing thousands of people access to spiritual knowledge and places to explore it with others, The Gnostic Movement stopped running courses in most countries in early 2011, and in the US in 2012, and commenced the administrative processes of closing the Movement around the world. Had the participants in The Gnostic Movement put up a strong defense at the time, The Gnostic Movement would be working and benefiting people today.

        http://rememberingthegnosticmovement.com/about/story/

        Although hopefully we all as individuals have learned from the experiences since then and in that way managed to gain some benefit from a bad situation, as a whole it was obviously to our detriment to lose a school that provided guidance, structure, and opportunity, and a huge and tragic loss to anyone searching for that type of knowledge, as they now have much less ability to access the information.

      • Layla January 11, 2016 at 1:00 am - Reply

        I agree Jon too.

        An esoteric school I feel is crucial for spiritual learning. I have seen how being isolated and not having the ability to learn through such a school we are left only with the laws of the jungle, and things go down to their lowest common denominator. Thinking that we know best for what we need to learn, and in what way, when and why, then how can we appreciate an esoteric school, let alone make use of it to develop spiritually. It seems impossible to even be taught because we close the doors to learning.

        The world is full of people wanting things their way, countries are determining over the sovereignty of other nations, imposing on them what they think is best, but really only wanting things their way, and where has that led our world? To the brink of destruction and large scale human suffering. Its hard to see but really in this way we reject the Light, the Light is left to fend for itself, despite the fact that it is the only one who knows the true depth of the problem and the way out of it, and in this rejected, neglected and abused way, the Light suffers terribly, but we do too, because in this darkness we are submerged in its grip, even if we don’t realise it.

        I agree Justin, its “to our detriment” and not to our advantage, nor anyone elses, to have lost a such a school as we had, and not because it had to close but that we closed the doors on it.

        • Olga January 14, 2016 at 3:02 am - Reply

          You have raised so many thoughtful points Layla, I often wonder if the closure of the Gnostic Movement was due to a lack of appreciation and a rejection of light. And if so, how can we in turn recreate a faithful bond with the light?

      • Matthew January 13, 2016 at 12:27 pm - Reply

        Just want to chime in to say I also think Jon said it well.

        It’s been said before, but I think it needs to be well understood if there is to be any hope for the future, so that our mistakes our not repeated. .

        The way the Movement was attacked may have been inevitable, but its ending was not. It would be like if someone set your house on fire. There may have been nothing you could do about the actions of the arsonist, but what you do once the fire is lit is in your own hands. If you just sit back and watch it burn and spread, and the whole place is burnt to the ground and you are left with no home, that is not inevitability but the consequence of inaction. Whereas if steps were taken to protect the house, sure, it might still have been damaged, but the fire could have been fought and prevented from spreading without restriction and burning the whole place down. The house could have been saved and repairs made, and we would still have a home.

        • Karim January 13, 2016 at 9:46 pm - Reply

          That’s interesting you mention that analogy Matthew, when first reading the first message I was thinking of something similar. I thought about a building burning down, though focussed more on the aspect of some stragglers gathering outside. Such a get-together, out of necessity, might provide some solace, but doesn’t compare to what ‘could be’ in a house still standing, in my opinion.

      • Michael January 13, 2016 at 2:35 pm - Reply

        Jon, Steve, Justin, Layla and Matthew – I think you made some excellent points about the demise of TGM. I have certainly learnt a lot about responsibility as a result of its closure, but it was through learning the hard way.

        The analogy of the house fire is very fitting Matthew. We can’t prevent the irresponsible actions of those that wish to cause us harm, but we can provide the best response in times of crisis.

        I think the point you made Jon is also very true:
        “I think everyone posting here sees their time in TGM was great and would love to be a part of something like it again, however unless we don’t want whatever new thing to have the same fate of TGM, the participants would need a much greater understanding and responsible involvement.”

        I guess we have become used to seeing a pattern of esoteric schools disintegrating, due to the inactivity or fanaticism of its participants, and think that it’s a normal thing. But it doesn’t always have to be that way.

      • Deano January 16, 2016 at 10:43 pm - Reply

        Couldn’t agree more Jon.

  12. Maria January 9, 2016 at 10:07 am - Reply

    This is a big and very beautiful surprise, a wonderful gift for the New Year. I too many times have felt nostalgia for the movement and the strength I had gained there. It was a big milestone in my life, changed it completely as it brought me across Mark’s precious teachings, gave me the opportunities firstly to listen and after the need to investigate. I appreciate deeply that I have been given this chance in my life.
    Seeing the photos of the centers of Athens, Cyprus and Edinburgh, my friends there, moved me so happily.

    A big thank you to everyone that worked for this beautiful and inspiring site. Taking only a small look until now, it has moved and touched me so deeply, made me wonder and want to reflect about a lot of things of the past, of the now and uplifted me, giving strength and hope.Thank you deeply.

  13. Lilia January 9, 2016 at 9:06 am - Reply

    The website brought up so many magical memories. I am very great full I had the chance to be part of it. Thank you Mark for this opportunity. It has changed my life for the best and for ever. It is sad that I was taking it for granted at the time and thought that the opportunity will be around for a long time. In retrospect I can add to what others have said and confirm what a pearl our esoteric school was to the world.

  14. DavidH January 9, 2016 at 6:27 am - Reply

    This is a wonderful website and it is so great to see this celebration of what The Gnostic Movement truly was, a fitting testament to its legacy. It is also very humbling to remember and realise what has been lost with its closure, I wish I had better appreciated it at the time to help defend it and Mark more quickly and properly. It is sorely missed having this true spiritual school which was such a big and pivotal part of my life, truly life-changing in many positive ways – I have been very privileged to have been involved with it.

  15. Martin January 9, 2016 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Thanks for the memories, what a time of powerful learning that was.

  16. Karim January 8, 2016 at 8:50 pm - Reply

    Just to mention. It was absolutely terrible to see Belsebuub attacked, the teachings, school, being torn apart.

    And much damage could be done fairly easily because the ‘cult profile’ already existed in society, adding much weight to each blow (i.e. each lie.)

    To counter it a huge task, although every little argument of truth to counter it was like a fresh breath of justice.

    Anyway, looking at this website ‘Remembering the Gnostic Movement.com’ really establishes and shows what it was. I’m impressed by the amount of content. It seems like basically everything done in the movement is there. Nothing is left unturned or left ambiguous for anyone looking into this, perhaps reading the lingering lies of a campaign of hate or whatever. This website firmly reveals what it was like, what a great thing.

    To those who made this, thank you!

    There’s lots of content on the website, among the things it evoked when going through it is a kind of double feeling. (Even from what I consider my limited involvement as an online student) it really shows what an amazing thing the Gnostic Movement was. Creating this whole suitable environment, a magical thing even, a doorway for a person interested in spirituality to be able to actually pursue it.
    At the same time, looking at the website makes me think about what happened and about the current situation.

    I haven’t gone through it all yet of course, but definitely a big thank you for all the efforts to create this. From what I can see it’s very well done in every aspect, like the design, prettiness, functionality, content, depth and accuracy of the information itself. Etc.
    Much of the content is still quite inspirational even right now 🙂 haha. And at the very least it completely shows what the Gnostic Movement was about to anyone wondering.
    Well done! and it’s nice to be made aware of this website.

  17. Christos G January 8, 2016 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    That’s a very beautiful website. Thanks a lot to everyone that put it together.
    I had a great time in the Gnostic Movement. It’s nice to remember all those times in courses, events and retreats.

  18. Justin January 8, 2016 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    Like others mentioned, I find it really remarkable reading over the site how it’s helped me gain a renewed appreciation for TGM and all that it offered.

    It seems that enough time has passed that now we can look at The gnostic Movement with a bit of historical perspective, and that allows a greater insight into all that made it unique and special.

    Especially in the process of writing a testimonial for that site, it helped me retrospect back to all the time I spent there, and everything I did, and how it had a value and meaning that I often didn’t fully appreciate at the time.

    For example, an activity like teaching a course which was something I did regularly while in TGM: although I always found it strengthening and important, I realized that I hadn’t fully grasped how special that activity was. Now in hindsight, as I remember gathering with groups of dozens of people practicing astral projection or learning about self-knowledge, it seems truly amazing that this ever happened.

    It is both a vivid testament to the importance of what was created in TGM and a sad reflection of what has been lost, that this experience now seems far away.

    I also was helped to recognize the many ways that TGM was pioneering in terms of the online course delivery and many other initiatives, which I didn’t fully realize the significance of even while participating in many of them. 🙂

    Few of us probably thought that TGM could really close, perhaps many felt it was like a big comfortable ship that we could cruise on as long as we needed, that would always be there for us, despite the stormy waters that surrounded it. The error in this belief is clear now, long after TGM has sunk away. Hopefully this website can help us and potential students of any esoteric school in the future to see the need to not neglect or take for granted that which guides and sustains them and to keep that potential future school safe from harm.

    For too long in my mind, without me realizing it, I think TGM has somehow been defined by the way it ended, but that is not what the legacy of TGM was. This site restores and preserves the best of what TGM was and puts it in a truer light and a historical context. That is so valuable.

    • Olga January 9, 2016 at 2:45 am - Reply

      So true Justin, The Gnostic Movement indeed has left an incredible legacy. And for that it should be remembered.

    • Jon January 9, 2016 at 3:41 am - Reply

      Your comment Justin is close to how I feel – indeed this new site is a great testament to what TGM was, and a reminder of how valuable this unique and priceless asset was which we lost.

      While it was still running, the benefit it gave to my life was huge. Almost everyone involved would say the same thing.

      On reflection however, there was a distinct lack of care on my part. Not only did I take TGM for granted, but I thought I was in the right as regards to my actions and perspectives that led me to not do what I should have done. I now see it was an arrogant and false view.

      As mentioned at the end of ‘The Story of TGM’ page, it would still be running today had the participants acted differently. I just hope for myself the understanding necessary to stop this occurring in the future has been developed, by being responsible, having genuine care, and undertaking right initiative.

    • David January 9, 2016 at 4:12 am - Reply

      It strikes me in the same way Justin – The Gnostic Movement was pioneering in so many ways, and being part of it was a really amazing opportunity that I know I didn’t fully appreciate at the time. It’s only looking back you can see more clearly just how much of a privilege it was to be part of the Movement.

      Looking back on how much easier it was to apply the teachings throughout my life, compared to the struggle it is now to stay motivated and focussed the difference is really obvious. While it’s never been easy, there was definitely a strength and momentum that came with being involved in the Movement that was massively helpful. It was amazing to be part of a real spiritual school and the learning I gained in that time when I had the momentum and focus of activities in the Movement really brought some incredible experiences and understandings into my life, not to mention many continuing friendships with like minded people when prior to TGM I never really felt like I belonged anywhere!

      I know what you mean about feeling like TGM had in some ways been defined by how it ended. I’m really glad this site is there now to change that and show it’s true legacy like you said, which is really inspiring – so much was accomplished! Even during my time in the Movement because we were all working on different projects in different places around the world you didn’t see just how much was getting done! It’s awesome to see it all there in perspective, and such a shame that the opportunities we had in TGM are no longer there in the same way for people searching for them now.

    • Mike January 14, 2016 at 3:41 am - Reply

      TGM was pioneering indeed, Justin. I think it’s almost awe-inspiring to consider that initiative and creativity it took on Mark’s behalf to begin to run courses online. That really was a new horizon and frontier at the time. I couldn’t even imagine what the equivalent initiative would be like today in this high-tech, rapidly changing world.

      And if it hadn’t been for those online courses, it’s likely I never would have been given this opportunity to carry out this spiritual work. Given the dark state of my inner world now, even knowing about this work, I wouldn’t even want to imagine how completely devastated my inner world would be without it!

      It’s really nice to see a genuine reminder of all that TGM was and had to offer. Hopefully the memory can help others to understand a little of what’s missing in the world today and the significance of a real esoteric school…

  19. Alexis Koulouris January 8, 2016 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Many thanks to all those people involved in creating this warm reminder. The memoir brought me back to this brightest period of my life. I am sure that nobody is going ever to forget the glow of participating the practices and events in the centers, even those people who came in touch only for a few times. I still meet people in my town who ask me if the courses will begin again…
    Below are some lyrics of an old song that arose in my mind when I came across the contents of the site:
    «If I had changed a single day
    What went amiss or went astray
    I may have never found my way to you
    I wouldn’t change a thing that happened
    On my way to you… ..»

  20. Lucia January 8, 2016 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Wow, thank you very much to all who have been working on this amazing website! Its a beautiful reminder indeed, and definitely shows the wealth of knowledge and activities that were a part of the former Gnostic Movement. It was not just a some school, it was a true spiritual/esoteric school with a real teacher guiding it – what a rare thing in this world… I still remember the awe when I first find the Mysticweb website back in 2003, feeling like I have found what deep down my essence was searching for in different ways and unconsciously my whole life up to that point. I also remember when I reached to one of the advanced courses and we were given a manuscript that said something about the need to have certain standards as it was a true esoteric school guided by the higher beings in higher dimensions. I was completely thrilled! Till then, I only imagined the higher beings and so on maybe watching us from above, but here I was going to be a part of the school with a direct connection them! Not speaking about all the amazing techniques and guidance given to us to verify the existence of the higher worlds for ourselves.

    As other pointed out, seeing it here as a “memory” brings some nostalgia as well as the remembrance of some opportunities that were presented but not used correctly at that time. In the same time though, it also makes me value more what I have now, the opportunities that are present now, to recognise them and hopefully do a better job with whatever is left.

    Thanks everyone again, what a beautiful new year gift indeed!

    • Laura January 9, 2016 at 8:04 pm - Reply

      ‘…about the need to have certain standards as it was a true esoteric school guided by the higher beings in higher dimensions.’

      This is striking indeed Lucia, when you put it like this it is clear what an amazing opportunity we had and lost. It is incredible to think that we actually did have a real esoteric school functioning in our day. I am very grateful to have been part of it, and remorseful too. My life would be nothing now without it. I also hope to be able to use well the opportunities present now. “From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked. (Luke 12:48)”

  21. Anne Linn January 8, 2016 at 10:05 am - Reply

    This is amazing. The website is so beautiful, bright and shining. It has brought back a lot of memories for me. Thanks so much to those who created it.

  22. Craig January 8, 2016 at 7:34 am - Reply

    A lot of work has gone into the website, obviously — even down to the detail of the book covers for the works of Samael Aun Weor. Well done to all involved!

  23. David January 8, 2016 at 7:27 am - Reply

    What a great group. It was a life changing time finding the gnostic movement. I have met a few people over the last couple of months who mentioned they went along to the gnostic movement and they all commented how much they loved the group. Last night I actually bumped into a guy at a social dance who just went to 1 or 2 intro courses but still seems like the teachings have left such a big imprint listening to him recalling many of the teachings… how he still questions whether in the astral when there is something odd. Much love to all who were apart of the movement.

  24. Suavi January 8, 2016 at 3:37 am - Reply

    A great website, some beautiful memories and a truly wonderful opportunity for reflection and goal setting, thank you!

  25. Mike January 8, 2016 at 12:55 am - Reply

    It’s a lovely reminder of the time, indeed. But looking back, I can’t help but feel remorseful for not having taken fuller advantage of the opportunities The Gnostic Movement provided to us. If I knew then, what I know now: that the movement wasn’t guaranteed to last forever, how valuable each difficulty I encountered there would be (in terms of gaining self-knowledge), how fortunate we were to receive such direct guidance, and the list just goes on, perhaps my inner work would have progressed very differently.

    It was a truly precious vehicle for learning and teaching. I’m grateful for all the teachings that are still being given here, but there still seems to be something missing that TGM had…

    Thanks to the team who put the site together. It’s nice to look back at all the good memories and experiences!

    • Layla January 9, 2016 at 7:19 am - Reply

      I know what you mean Mike, recognizing how fortunate we were is a lot easier on hindsight but its that understanding in the moment at any time that we don’t seem to have. I think Jon mentioned above about taking things for granted as though its a right we have, but I’ve come to understand a little bit more how we close and open our own doors, and like anything if its not looked after and supported its lost, and personally speaking its been a devastating loss. Even now people around the world are at the brink, that is if we haven’t crossed that line already, of losing basic human rights. The things that are happening in the world are things that are happening within us.

      Sitting back is a set back and we may not see the end of the consequences of that approach for a long time, and speaking from my own experience its harder to overcome because its get set in our way of thinking and feeling. I used to think it was easy for some people but its not, its very difficult for every person but its just that some people are willing to go through the hardship and by doing that they get understanding, it didn’t come out of nothing, like we tend to think.

      Remember the Gnostic Movement site highlights what really was possible and as you say how precious it was.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on it, it helped me to reflect as well.

  26. Aleksandr January 8, 2016 at 12:36 am - Reply

    Thank you for this reminder. Seeing the website up I couldn’t help but reflect on the past. The Gnostic Movement played a large and very positive part in my life, and it is good to see that it is finally described in a positive light. At the same time it is difficult to be reminded of it because of what has been lost and the weakness inside me that contributed to this loss.

    Thank you to the designers of the website, and to the writers. So far I was able to read only a small part of the website, and I can see that a lot of care has been taken to present a real and complete picture.

    All the best to everyone in the New Year, may it bring new virtues and actions born from genuine learning from the past.

  27. Michelle January 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you so much to the people who created the new site. That is massive and amazing! You have really made my day. I can’t imagine how much work went into putting that together, but it is a beautiful and fitting tribute to the gnostic movement. I am so thrilled, I can’t thank you enough. This means a lot and I can’t wait to go through all of the content.

  28. Laura January 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm - Reply

    Wow, the site looks fantastic! I enjoyed reading the detailed accounts on the various international retreats, of which I was able to attend a few. The memories of the magical spiritual strength and the bond and caring that developed between the retreat participants are precious, especially as I was studying the courses online most of the time and not attending a centre. Thank you everyone who put the site together, great work!

  29. Seraphim January 7, 2016 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    What a happy surprise was this site!

    Definitely Lara was a lovely time despite the difficult and sad moments before the closing of “The Gnostic Movement”, because of the known reasons.

    Before a couple of hours, I was driving with my car to go a nearby place in the nature in order to walk. During the driving I was thinking for a while about the Gnostic Movement and I felt this nostalgia, this lack of The Gnostic Movement. I still remember the point of road that I did these thoughts. So, Lara, you can imagine my double surprise when I opened my laptop to see my emails and I read the email that Belsebuub site sent me about the new post with the relative subject, the site, the photos etc.

    Definitely, after a quick look, I agree with you, that “A lot of care has obviously been put into this very nice site and it’s a lovely reminder of the time.”

    I think it’s one from the best beginnings for the new year 2016 and I wish to follow more.

    Thank you very much all of you that worked for this project and I wish you all the best and strength in your efforts

    • Olga January 8, 2016 at 4:06 am - Reply

      Hello Seraphim, I can really relate to the nostalgia for the Gnostic Movement. After so many years of being without it I have come to realise a certain deep sorrow and emptiness without it. Now that it is gone, I look back at everything that I lost with a lot of sadness. It was one of the most precious things I have ever come across, and I cannot begin to understand how fortunate I was to experience a true spiritual school in my lifetime that existed to help me grow and develop. Everything about it was as though designed specifically for my learning, training and personal advancement in my own inner work down to the smallest detail.

      This is such a beautiful, professional and uplifting website. Thank you to all involved for putting it together.

      • Laura January 8, 2016 at 9:40 am - Reply

        I can relate to the emptiness you feel Olga now that the Movement is gone. The strength and inner learning gained through it were very special and invaluable.

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