Without wanting to hurt delicate susceptibilities in any way, we must emphasize the basic idea that a variety of venerable institutions coexist within the cultural-spiritual environment of contemporary humanity that very sincerely believe they know the secret path. Nonetheless, they do not know it. We are making an emphasis, and it is clear that this is not a crime. Obviously, and because of a very simple and profound respect towards our fellow human beings, we will never proclaim ourselves against any mystical institution.
We will state in rigorous Socratic terms that there are many erudite who pretend to know the path of the razor's edge in depth. Not only do they ignore, but moreover they ignore that they ignore. No human being should be criticized for being ignorant of something that has never been taught to him. The secret path has never been publicly unveiled. Beloved reader, to unveil, to show, and to teach the esoteric path that leads to the final liberation is certainly the purpose of my Gnostic Teachings
Samael Aun Weor