Samael Aun Weor

1917 - 1977

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Samael Aun Weor (Hebrew: סמאל און ואור‎; March 6, 1917 – December 24, 1977), born Víctor Manuel Gómez Rodríguez, was a spiritual teacher and author of over sixty books of esoteric spirituality. He taught and formed groups under the banner of "Universal Gnosticism", or simply gnosis. A prolific author of syncretistic books, Gómez first made a name in the early gnostic movement in his natal country of Colombia, before moving to Mexico in 1956, where his movement gained increased popularity, and his works became popular among practitioners of occultism and esotericism, and were translated to other languages.Following his self-described "awakening" or "initiation" in 1948, Gómez started calling himself Aun Weor, which according to his own words would mean "the verb or messenger of God." In 1954, after undergoing a ceremony he described as the birth of "Inner Christ," he adopted the name of Samael Aun Weor, which he used until his death in 1977. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Samael Aun Weor has received more than 321,229 page views. His biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Samael Aun Weor is the 2,042nd most popular writer (down from 1,909th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Colombia and the 3rd most popular Colombian Writer.

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Among writers, Samael Aun Weor ranks 2,042 out of 5,794Before him are Marcellinus Comes, Ğabdulla Tuqay, Günter Wallraff, Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, Fred Uhlman, and Takuboku Ishikawa. After him are Edward Bellamy, János Arany, Yuri Bondarev, Magnus Felix Ennodius, Gustav Schwab, and Jean Astruc.

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Among people born in 1917, Samael Aun Weor ranks 118Before him are El Santo, Henri Salvador, Wieland Wagner, Phaedon Gizikis, Paul Frère, and Yakov Pavlov. After him are Ann Rutherford, Knut Haugland, Shams Pahlavi, Infanta Alicia, Duchess of Calabria, Džemal Bijedić, and June Allyson. Among people deceased in 1977, Samael Aun Weor ranks 76Before him are Carlos Pace, Félix Gouin, Erroll Garner, Arsenio Erico, James M. Cain, and Hamida Djandoubi. After him are Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, Oskar Klein, Taqi al-Din al-Nabhani, Nathan Homer Knorr, Pierre Clastres, and Džemal Bijedić.

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In Colombia

Among people born in Colombia, Samael Aun Weor ranks 24 out of 271Before him are Andrés Escobar (1967), Rodrigo Lara (1946), Pedro López (1948), Julio César Turbay Ayala (1916), Ernesto Samper (1950), and Jorge Eliécer Gaitán (1903). After him are Manuel Marulanda (1930), Álvaro Mutis (1923), John Leguizamo (1964), Alfonso López Michelsen (1913), Íngrid Betancourt (1961), and Gustavo Rojas Pinilla (1900).

Among WRITERS In Colombia

Among writers born in Colombia, Samael Aun Weor ranks 3Before him are Gabriel García Márquez (1927) and Nicolás Gómez Dávila (1913). After him are Álvaro Mutis (1923), Jorge Isaacs (1837), Fernando Vallejo (1942), Laura Restrepo (1950), and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (1973).