December 15, 7914.
THE name of the book was chosen by our President
(there were thirty or forty names suggested);
and she also is responsible for the dedication
<( To those who knock," the symbolism there being
obvious: " Knock and it shall be opened unto you.
Seek and ye shall find." And so she dedicated it
to all those all over the world who desire to enter the
higher life—those who knock, those who seek. In her
preface she writes:
The privilege is given to me, as an elder, to pen a
word of introduction to this little book, the first written by a
younger Brother; young in body verily, but not in Soul.
There is a point there of great importance;
you know in ordinary life, thinking only of this
world and this one incarnation, we judge by the
age of the physical body. As a matter of fact, it
hardly needs to be pointed out that the age of the
physical body is of only secondary importance.
What matters in occult progress is the age of the ego»
the age of the soul within; and so you find sometimes
curious anomalies. You find it is not the age of
the body that determines the development of the