I AM PERMITTED TO REVEAL TO ALL MEN
WHO COMPREHEND MY WORDS
WHAT THE CIRCLE OF SO FEW
EVEN TODAY KEEPS SO SECRET.
WITH WHOM I AM UNITED IN SPIRIT,
BUT WHOSE THOUGHTS
ARE TRANSFERRED BY BLOOD
AND BOUND TO ANCIENT FORM,
ONLY ALLOW SPARING INSIGHT
TO SEVERELY TESTED PUPILS
AFTER HARD AND PERSISTENT TRAINING.
ALL CONCERNS WHICH SOUGHT TO
PREVENT THIS MESSAGE BEING REVEALED
HAVE BEEN DEPRIVED OF THEIR POWER, –
YET THE REVELATION REMAINS HIDDEN
FROM ALL THOSE WHO THEMSELVES CAN
NOT YET SEE.
CONSCIOUSLY I SHUNNED THE WESTERN
WHICH CALLS ‘REALITY’ ONLY TO WHAT
THE BRAIN SEES AS SUCH. –
FOR I AM FITTED INTO ETERNAL ORDER
AND FOLLOW LAWS MADE BEYOND TIME.
(From: The Book Of The Royal Art Pages, 170, 171 PDF version)
The series of texts in which these teachings are now definitely presented will, however, remain for each of my fellow men who wants to find something in them other than his eternal being a ‘hortus conclusus’: – a garden locked to him and strictly guarded, even if the narrow gate which provides access to the garden is open wide to him. Nothing is further from my intention than to procure access for those who are uninvited, and to bring in what must remain outside! With so much more pleasure do I send my blessings to all those who without care leave their earthly being where it belongs and only seek their eternal selves in my teachings! I do not give any system of instructions but living teaching! In the thirty-two individual texts which form an equal number of parts of my spiritual teaching, everything is contained that earthly man must know about the eternal and about the relationships which connect him with the eternal, if it is important for him to find the entrance within himself to the eternal and one day to become capable of experiencing the eternal.
(From: Hortus Conclusus, Pages 186, 187 PDF version)