Glorian Publishing is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that was started in 1999 in order to bring the books of Samael Aun Weor to English language readers. At that time, the only books in English were made on copy machines, were terribly expensive, and most of the translations were filled with errors, omissions, and confusion. The only way to get the books was from a handful of schools who put up many obstacles and restrictions, requiring students to "earn" access to the books. Therefore, we were asked to ensure that anyone, anywhere, could access the books easily.
Thanks to Samael Aun Weor and the support of students around the world, our translator and team have spent decades correcting, refining, and publishing all the books by Samael Aun Weor. Along the way, we have sought to raise the quality of the books, increase their availability, and reduce their cost. They are now available worldwide to anyone, without any restrictions. Even if you cannot afford to buy the books, you can read them on glorian.org. Yet, by purchasing the books, not only do you get a high quality, permanent source of profound knowledge, you also help Glorian Publishing print more books and bring the teachings to more people.
Which Book to Read?
Yes, there are a lot of books, and the teachings are vast and rich, thus it can appear overwhelming and confusing. Yet, the way to start is simple: listen to yourself.
Each person has their own needs, thus the only one who knows what you need is yourself. We advise you to listen to your intuition: pick books that attract your interest. If you still cannot decide, any of the books will help you, since they all contain a breadth of knowledge. In fact, students discover that each book has levels of knowledge: each time you read it, you find new things.
Ultimately, each book is a facet of a beautifully crafted gem. All of the books are necessary, and each one has a role to play in displaying to us the full perspective of the teachings. Those who only read a limited selection of the books choose to limit their understanding of the path. Therefore, we recommend that you aim to study them all, consciously, while practicing what they teach.
How Should I Study the Books? These are not average books. They are not written for your intellect, or for you to believe or not believe what they say. Instead, they are written for your consciousness, which means the only way to understand them is to read them consciously, with much attention. This means that one should pause on each sentence to ensure that you fully understand it. If you do not, then take a few days to contemplate that sentence. Meditate profoundly on each sentence. This is how they were written, and the only way they can be understood.
Where to Get the Books
You can get our books from any bookseller or directly from us.
Many readers wonder which is better. The simple answer is that each option has benefits, so you should purchase the books wherever you prefer. All that matters to us is that you study the books and put them into practice.
Where Can I Get Ebooks or PDFs?
We have made ebook editions you can get on any device. But honestly, we don't like them much.
As Samael Aun Weor said, we should be reading a sentence or paragraph, then reflecting on it, studying it, meditating on it. We find that reading printed editions is the best way to do this.
It is scientifically demonstrated that reading printed editions leads to deeper comprehension and an emotional connection with the book. Studies show that readers retain more when they read from print. Of everything we read and study in our daily lives, this is the knowledge we most need to retain; we should study it in the way that is proven to be most effective: by reading print editions.
Plus, printed books are beautiful objects, and bring a nice quality to your altar or shelf. In our experience, we value printed books more. We appreciate them more. We study them more. They have more meaning, and bring more fulfillment into our lives.
About PDFs: not only are they hard to read, they cannot be trusted. There have been many cases of people changing ebooks or PDFs to suit their agendas. PDFs are easily manipulated by foolish people, therefore we do not and will not ever distribute PDFs and only offer ebooks through major app stores. If you insist on using ebooks, be sure to get them from a reliable store. And if your reliance on ebooks and pdfs is because they are cheap or free, consider reading the books for free on our website. This way you avoid unreliable editions of the books.
Do You Offer Audio Books?
No. Why not? Our books are not casual or fast reading. They are food for the consciousness that should be ingested slowly, with much reflection. Audio books do not encourage comprehension, but speed you through the content.
Furthermore, the narrator changes the book; the listener is influenced by the narrator's personality and subtle qualities in their voice. More importantly, the narrator interprets the content to read it aloud, and that interpretation depends upon their level of Being. We prefer to have the content interpreted by our own consciousness, our own Being, thus we prefer to read it ourselves.
And yes, we offer audio lectures, but that is different. The audio lectures were made to help you understand the books. The books are tools for meditation.
Shipping Print Books is Expensive!
Yes, shipping is expensive. You may be surprised to know that we do not control the cost of shipping. If we did, we would certainly make it less expensive to ship all the books from the printer to us so we could lower the cost of the books for you. But, as it happens, those prices are determined by big organizations, not Glorian.
We are always watching for more affordable ways to get the books to you. In the meantime, for those who are facing high shipping costs, we have some suggestions:
Buy local. Get our books from your local bookseller.
Accept it. Some things are worth it. We believe the books are worth the cost of shipping. We are certain you have paid more for a meal or a trinket that was quickly forgotten. The books can change your life, while a meal or trinket probably will not.
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