Summum and The Kybalion
Since its first publication, The Kybalion has fallen into the public domain, and as time passes, its language becomes more and more archaic. In addition, The Kybalion is incomplete since it lacks the basis and foundation of the information contained therein.
Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind rewrites the information found in The Kybalion in a manner more appropriate for our modern era. It also presents new material not found in The Kybalion, thus giving a complete and more indepth outline of an age old philosophy. The US Copyright Office considers Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind to be a "derivative work," while from a broader perspective, it is a continuation of a neverending story.
What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one can say, "Look! This is something new"? It was here already, long ago; it was here before our time.
— King Solomon
The Kybalion is a direct result of the Grand Principle of Creation as presented by Summum. Hermes Trismegistus also known as Thoth, an Egyptian god, has been given credit by humankind for the seven principles of The Kybalion, when in actuality, the Grand Principle of Creation is the cause.
The book, Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind, is dedicated with gratitude to the Summa Individuals who untiringly work the pathways of spiritual evolution, and who with great concern presented the Grand Principle and the principles found in The Kybalion. These teachings cannot be accredited to any one person or human source, for these teachings represent the workings of Creation Itself. These Principles have been presented previously to those souls evolved enough to understand them in forms found within The Kybalion and other ancient writings. Again the nature of Creation is presented to those now ready.
The Grand Principle of Creation, when publicly promulgated, brings great cries of scorn and persecution from the so-called "religious." Yet, a few are capable of understanding this principle. There are no other recordings of the Grand Principle of Creation other than in the book Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind.
"There is nothing new under the sun. It has all been done before."
— Sherlock Holmes
from A Study In Scarlet
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind was authored to allow those searching for a complete comprehension of Creation to receive the key to that understanding; to use this key to unlock the many facets, and to reconcile the many bits of knowledge they may have acquired but which have not satisfied their understanding of the whole. Those advanced on the path will find the Grand Principle given in the book, Summum: Sealed Except to the Open Mind, to be the master key, which opens the many esoteric doors to Creation.
These concepts have always existed, and as an eternal work are presented by advanced Summa Individuals to those searching for the source of Creation. The Summa Individuals come attired in nothing but their naked, innocent form with words most appropriate for every age in which they bring the teachings. Recorded history is replete with masters, Adam, Moses, Krishna, Buddha, Christ, and Mohammed having been taught by the angelic beings. Even today, the Summa Individuals continue to present the Principles.
Summum Bonum Amen Ra
Founder of Summum