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.
In the distant past, the Esoteric Science or the science of the inner self, was the only concern of man; since self-knowledge was the sole knowledge he yearned for and worked hard to attain. Man became aware of this yearning to know the secrets of the self ever since he became self-conscious. The intensity of feeling would wax or wane depending on the culture and civilization of the particular period. Yet, the nature of that feeling never changed, and the yearning never abandoned the human soul.
The Esoteric Science is derived from the ancient knowledge, and goes back in its origin to the very beginning of human existence. Its main concern is the whole being of man, its more specific field is the hidden and invisible constituents of the human being — not to shed light on them, but to put them into practice, so that man realizes their existence. Since man is regarded as the pivot and the starting point, it is therefore imperative that he attains self-knowledge. Thus the Esoteric Science proceeds from the knowledge of the self (which is attained through a practical and systematic application of an inward process) and expands to include all knowledge. This means that each of the human sciences, be it physical or mental, psychological or spiritual, is in fact an integral part of the Esoteric Science.