“The best and the most important science of all is that which can be applied practically, and which, through this practical application, will lead man to development. There is no use for any science or philosophy which is based only on theories, and does not, through application, further the inner development of man”. This is an old saying attributed to one of the sages of old. It sums up the Esoteric method which is based on practical application or, precisely, is the practical application of the principles and the knowledge that lead man to self development and expansion of consciousness.
Although the Esoteric method is based on general Laws and principles, it is optional and not restricted or narrowly defined. The individual can draw the plan he wants and follow the method he chooses. The only requirement is that he adheres to the basic principles and laws of the Esoteric Path. These can be summed up in three words:
LOVE, CONSCIOUSNESS, APPLICATION
If we are to analyze or rather dissect these three principles, we shall discover that they branch out and are integrated to encompass everything in human life. Through them man is perfected, or becomes whole.
In as much as he applies these teachings, his consciousness will unfold and expand. The Esoteric method is a practical and applicable way of life (modus operandi); it is wholesome and complete.
Based on the previous chapters, we can detect that the Esoteric Science’s supreme aim is none other than the enlightenment and the development of man. Its motivating force is the love of man for his fellow-men; its purpose is carrying out the Divine Plan. When Earth will have completed its mission, man who has not reached to the wholeness of consciousness will be transferred to a new planet to receive intensive instructions in self-knowledge. The manner of that future instruction will be different. It will be strict… as man will not have the freedom of choice (free will) he has here and now! The study of the Esoteric Science will thus be obligatory; and because he misused his free will, no wonder if his life will be fraught with pain and suffering.
The aim of the Esoteric Science is, again and again, conducting man to self-consciousness, which is the real knowledge of the Truth of everything.
Obviously, this is why the Esoteric Science has persevered and continued to develop and to spread. It has permeated every field and sector from the atom as the smallest entity, to the cosmos as the largest… and will continue to spread until man attains the full knowledge of the self. (self-realization)
Then, and only then, the Esoteric Science will have served its purpose and fulfilled its mission — Consciousness in Evolution and Evolution in Consciousness!
Halfway through the twentieth century, the great wise Masters of the “Great White Brotherhood” decided that it was time to openly spread the Esoteric Science with the help of individuals who were devoted to this sacred task. The teachers or disciples who wished to introduce the Esoteric Science to others, must have had personally walked along this Inner Path of consciousness and development before extending their knowledge and the fruit of their experience to others. To acquire and to give only theoretical knowledge was prohibited. The Esoteric Science depends entirely on practical application and on the personal experiences acquired along this Path of Self-Knowledge which is no other than the Destiny of Man!
The decision of the Masters was carried out with the start of the second half of the twentieth century. Books, pamphlets and articles were to be seen in great numbers, bringing out into the open the pure Esoteric Science which had, hitherto, been concealed from the public.
Thus, the Esoteric Science started to come out into the daylight drawing not only on sacred ancient sources (manuscripts), but also on the experiences and lives of the great Masters of Knowledge, and on the experience of everyone who walked along the same sacred path.
The Esoteric Science spread first in the Far East where all the sacred manuscripts had been kept by the successors of the great sages. There, the “Great White Brotherhood” was founded as the first brotherhood on Earth. Anyone who aspired to acquire the knowledge of man in all its branches had to gradually rise in knowledge, experience and self-development until he ended up in there, in the Far East. After studying and “graduating” from the “Mother University” mentioned above, he would have to follow in the steps of his teachers, and it would be his duty to go forth into the world to enlighten his fellowmen and guide them to the Path of Truth, the Path which comprises Matter and Spirit, for the purpose is to make man whole in the knowledge of himself and all around him.
In this manner the Esoteric Science started to spread beyond the frontiers of the Far East, in the old times. Yet, wherever it reached, it remained secret and inaccessible except to the true disciples whose goal was Humane Perfectness and the return to the Creator. This could be achieved only in accordance with the Divine Plan which had predetermined the Return Path.
Because of the then prevailing political conditions, the Esoteric Science spread in all parts of the world in disguised forms. In the Middle East, it appeared in the form of spiritual and divine teachings (religions). In the Near East, through physiognomy, telepathy and mysterious mental powers. In Greece as philosophy, numerology and architecture. In ancient Egypt through the secret of immortality, the mysteries of construction and through “magic” or the control of natural forces (elementals). In Mesopotamia through astronomy, astrology and the mysteries of space. In some European countries, the Esoteric Science appeared through psychology and semantics. It also appeared in the American Continent through controlling the natural elements and the animals. All those branches of knowledge were only masks behind which was hidden the true face of the Esoteric vast scientific knowledge… whether man realized it or not!
Nevertheless, the real science of the inner man was not taken outside its original abode except in complete secrecy and never came out into the open except with the dawning of the twentieth century.