Courses were run both in person and online, and were designed to give participants a series of simple and yet effective techniques they could apply in daily life that would most enable them to gain their own firsthand spiritual knowledge and experience. Two popular introductory courses started off the series: the Astral Travel and Dreams course and the Searching Within course. The astral course covered topics such as how to have out-of-body experiences, how to wake up in dreams, and how to understand and interpret symbols in dreams, while the Searching Within…
As a complement to the courses, The Gnostic Movement organized international retreats for its participants once per year in North America, Europe, and Australia, while individual study centers and groups would often hold smaller mini-retreats throughout the year. Retreats provided a unique opportunity for participants to focus exclusively on the exercises and techniques of Gnosis for a few days in beautiful and conducive environments in nature, as well as a chance to relax, unwind, and catch up with friends…
The Gnostic Movement established study centers and groups in many countries spanning the globe, in Australia, Canada, the U.S., the UK, Greece, Cyprus, and Malaysia. Gnostic Movement centers served as dedicated locations for its courses, but also drop-in meditation sessions, special workshops, and other activities like occasional fundraising movie nights or social events in the cafes. In cities without established centers, Gnostic Movement courses were run in rented public spaces such as libraries and community halls…
The Gnostic Movement had a large and active online presence. Its main website facilitated its free online courses, which were taken by over ninety thousand people in over one hundred different countries. The online course system was first released in January of 2001 and was hugely successful as it was one of the pioneers in Internet e-learning, particularly for spiritual topics. It also housed a large forum system, with both public and dedicated course forums for course participants.
The Gnostic Movement also ran a number of other websites including Astralweb, a community hub that served as a springboard to explore astral projection, astral travel, and lucid dreaming; and Gnostic Judas, which set out to examine and further reveal the spiritual role played by Judas as requested by Jesus, an account of which is given in the ancient Gnostic text the Gospel of Judas—which was rediscovered and republished by National Geographic in 2006.