The Open SecretWhen viewed from the perspective of eternity, the most critical need of this hour may well be that Humanity should be brought back from her long Babylonian captivity and the name of the Creator be glorified in her again as of old.
Yet we must not think of Humanity as an anonymous body, a mystical religious abstraction. We, people are Humanity and whatever we do is what Humanity is doing.
The matter, therefore, is for each of us a personal one. Any forward step in Humanity must begin with the individual.
Is there some secret we may learn?
Is there a formula for personal revival we can apply to the present situation, to our own situation?
The answer to these questions is yes.
Yet the answer may easily disappoint some persons, for it is anything but profound. The lesson brings no esoteric cryptogram, no mystic code to be painfully deciphered. It does not appeal to any hidden law of the unconscious, no occult knowledge meant only for the few. The secret is an open one which the wayfaring man may read. It is simply the old and ever new counsel: Acquaint thyself with the Creator. To regain lost Wisdom.