To My Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Gnostic Faith
My name is Riki Yamashita and for the past seven years I have been
actively searching for the true gnosis around and within. Only until
about two years ago did I find my true path in the light of Sophia.
Since then, I have been trying to gather people to this realisation
of our inner-self (in the light of Sophia) in a country which people
are foreign to this belief. I have been living in Malaysia for about
nineteen years and the religious, political and philosophical
environment around me does not accommodate our beliefs as such.
Without regards, I have struggled through many heartships, threats,
insults, slander and the like; for this belief to which I have
aligned and given my life to.
With only three people behind me, we have started a website in
dedication to writing, or some might say 'capturing' the volatile
nature of the passing gnosis, within each of us - all.
In many Western countries, such beliefs in Gnosticism are
comparitively more liberal towards its adoption by the people as well
as sharing amongst the local folk. However, this is untrue in the
environment of which I live in. Many of which Gnostics I have met
online take this for granted. I do hope, that I can at least convey
my message to you all that Gnosticism in my context is no easy
struggle without sacrifice met before the cause.
Thus, with the small group I have managed with much difficulty and
obstacles to further substantiate the faith by founding the OUROBOROS
SOCIETY (and the subsequent parent Order). With that, a website was
also born. The first website: http://www.ouroboros-inc.org was
founded but due to the bad reception of its introduction, we
retracted it in light to a better public image.
Nonetheless, I did not give in to the hedonism of religion, but
reformed both our society and website to meet the needs of informing,
acquainting and allowing Gnosticism to be reached to as many young
individuals in my college as possible. (I do not yet dare to look
outside to the fullest extent until we have gathered enough firm
As it has been always, the times of testing falls upon us. I would
only allow so much as to ask for the aid and guidance of you around
me, to lend in some support to our cause of the Gnostic Faith (be it
in writings as you may).
Till then, please view our website:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9th February 2003