It came to pass, when Jesus had risen from the dead, that he passed eleven years discoursing with his disciples, and instructing them... (The Pistis Sophia) The Apostles wrote down what Jesus taught them during those eleven years, resulting in The Pistis Sophia, the most important Gstic scripture. The Pistis Sophia is a sophisticated and deeply mystical teaching given by Jesus about the suffering of Sophia as she attempts to ascend to the highest spiritual truth. This scripture is remarkable for its profound mysticism, its clear rebuke of unethical behaviour and its perspective on the spiritual role of women. Having read this text, it becomes very clear why the established religious powers attempted to obliterate the Gstics, but failed. Study of this teaching, also, inspires a re-evaluation of how the Christian Gospels have been interpreted for centuries. About this scripture, the commentary author Samael Aun Weor said, The Hebrew Bible clearly contes the Word of the Eternal One. However, we, the Gstics, also have our very special Bible. I want to emphatically declare that this is The Pistis Sophia, whose original is in Coptic. It was found underground in Egypt, the land of the Pharaohs. The Pistis Sophia contains all the words of the adorable Saviour of the world. It was written by the Apostles. Thus, all the Esoteric-Christic instructions that Jesus Christ gave to his disciples on the Mount of the Olives and other holy places is written within this book. This book had been conserved in secret for many centuries. In this book, the Adorable One left an extraordinary, formidable body of doctrine.
Samael Aun Weor wrote over sixty books, gave thousands of lectures and formed the worldwide Gnostic Movement, whose members number in the millions. And yet, in spite of his wisdom and generosity towards mankind, he said: Do not follow me. I am just a signpost. Reach your own Self-realization.