Chapter 1                           T H E   S U M M U M   P H I L O S O P H Y


Before working the other exercises in this chapter, write definitions of each
of the key terms from the chapter.

philosophy __________________________________________________________________


embodies ____________________________________________________________________


Summum Bonum ________________________________________________________________


Neters ______________________________________________________________________


esoteric ____________________________________________________________________


potentially _________________________________________________________________


kinetic _____________________________________________________________________


venerable ___________________________________________________________________


Gnostic _____________________________________________________________________


theology ____________________________________________________________________


abyss _______________________________________________________________________


metaphysics _________________________________________________________________


knowledge ___________________________________________________________________


belief ______________________________________________________________________


maxims ______________________________________________________________________


axioms ______________________________________________________________________


aphorisms ___________________________________________________________________


precepts ____________________________________________________________________


Psychokinesis _______________________________________________________________


wisdom ______________________________________________________________________


attraction __________________________________________________________________



This summary, when completed with answers, gives you a comprehension of the
primary points of the chapter in the text.  Fill in the blanks with words or
phrases that complete the ideas.

The Summum philosophy embodies the Principles of ______________ ____________.
From Grand Cycle to ___________________ _____________________ the fundamental
esoteric teachings of the _____________________ __________________ are taught 
to select advanced souls who then __________________ to new spiritual levels.

These Summa Individuals are referred to as the "____________________" in the
ancient Egyptian ____________________.  Here on ______________________ Earth,
the pyramids were used as the storage house from which knowledge stored
_______________________________ could be obtained, transmitted, and then used
dynamically to catapult the select advanced souls forward in _______________.

Even the teachings of the Gnostic and __________________ ____________________
drew their roots from the Summum Principles.  Unfortunately, these same
teachings were lost at the time of _________________________, whose iron hand
smothered ______________________ with its blanket of _______________________.
The loss to the ____________________ ______________________ was incalculable.

Even today there will be found but few reliable books on this ______________,
although there are countless references to it in various phases of science
_________, religion and ____________________.

These Principles are formulated through ______________ and cannot be ascribed
to a __________________ or _________________________.  It is these Principles
which are the cause of "___________" and ___________________, not vice versa.

The Law of ________________________________ must be applied to all principles
for one to have a real knowledge rather than just __________________________.
This systematic law of _______________________ requires you to first question
the principle and read the "words" about it.  Secondly, you must take
activity in the ________________ and experience the ________________________,
the "cause and ___________________" of the principle.  Thirdly, you move to a
knowledge of, rather than a ___________about the principle, for the principle
and its workings become your personal ____________ through _________________.

The only way you are going to know for yourself, rather than just having a
_______________, is for you to _______________________ the taste of an almond
through your own personal ____________________________ of eating an almond. A 
___________________________ of the Principles of Summum requires you to apply
the _______________ __________ ________ _____________ and experience them, or
they will be as mere "words, words, words" to you.

These teachings really constitute the basic principles of ___________________
which, contrary to the general belief, deals with the mastery of mental
forces rather than ________________________ elements.


Write the number of the appropriate answer in the blank corresponding to the
description.  There is one correct answer for each blank.

______ drew their roots from the                   1. Summum Bonum
       teachings of the Summum Principles          2. Egypt
                                                   3. Neters
______ smothered philosophy with a                 4. Early Christians
       blanket of theology                         5. Constantine
                                                   6. kinetic
______ the highest or supreme good                 7. Christian Church
                                                   8. God or Humankind
______ last recorded reservoir of
       these teachings

______ sometimes called Summa Individuals

______ the source of the Principles
       cannot be ascribed to

______ knowledge which can change events
       and alter material existence

______ its essence and spirit was gutted
       when these teachings were lost


Using the Systematic Law of Learning, apply the following Principle

1. The philosophy of Summum embodies the Principles of Creation Itself.
   These teachings have been taught in the past to those ready to receive the
   knowledge.  If these teachings were to be taught in your time and age,
   what would be necessary for this to take place?

   a. Would the ancient writings be best adapted to your time and age, and if
      so how?



   b. Would it be wise to include some of the ancient information intact,
      and copied, to attract the attention of those who understand some of
      the Principles from ancient writings, but not all the Principles
      furnished in the text?



   c. If the ancient writings are copied to an extent, does this furnish a
      connection from the past to the present, if it does, how?



   d. Should any person or God take credit for the existence of these
      Principles, and if so why?



2. The Early Christians and the Christian Church have been discussed in the
   text.  It has been stated that they both have been affected by these
   Principles and the Summum Philosophy.

   a. How could the Early Christians have been influenced by this



   b. If these teachings were found in the Christian Church, when and how
      did they lose them?



   c. What was Constantine's role with philosophy?



   d. In the best interest of Constantine to conquer the world, control the
      people, and capture their minds, would it be necessary to promulgate
      liberating philosophy or to impose fear and control through theology?



3. The text states that "the Principles are formulated through Nature and
   cannot be ascribed to a God or Humankind.  It is these Principles which
   are the cause of 'Gods' and Humankind, not vice versa."

   a. Explain how these laws or Principles could be the cause of Humankind.



   b. Is it possible for one to be religious and accept these Principles,
      and how?



   c. If the Principles state that God was formulated through Nature does
      this allow for God to exist and still be the Creator, and if so how?




Formulate answers to these questions by referring to both your text and your
lecture notes.  You need not write out the answers in full sentences, but
make notes on all the details you would include in a full answer.  Review
your answers with someone else in the class after each of you has completed
the exercise.

 1. Define the philosophy of Summum.

 2. Where was the last reservoir of these teachings?

 3. Who and what has inherited these Principles?

 4. When someone is ready to receive these teachings what happens and who
    does it?

 5. Explain how knowledge can be stored potentially.

 6. Describe what happened to these Principles and the Early Christians.

 7. Who is now working to keep these teachings alive?

 8. Is the philosophy found in many books, and why?

 9. How are the Principles formulated, and where do they come from?

10. Can the Principles be understood with the intellect alone, and how are
    they understood?

11. Explain The Systematic Law of Learning and how it functions.

12. Describe Psychokinesis.

13. Explain the Law of Attraction.

14. Tell of something you have learned without going through the systematic
    law of learning, and explain how you learned it.


 1. The Summum philosophy embodies the Principles of

    a. ancient teachings of the Early Christians.
    b. the Eastern Religions.
    c. Creation Itself.
    d. New Age Religion.

 2. The esoteric teachings of the Summum Bonum have been taught to select
    advanced souls who then evolve to

    a. work with the hungry.
    b. establish new religions and philosophies.
    c. invent new devices for intellectualism.
    d. new spiritual levels.

 3. The last recorded reservoir of these teachings on planet Earth has been
    found in

    a. India.
    b. Egypt.
    c. China.
    d. Japan.

 4. These Principles were created by

    a. the Egyptians.
    b. early Christians.
    c. Creation Itself.
    d. Summa Individuals.

 5. The Land of Ra and Isis is located in

    a. Egypt.
    b. Japan.
    c. China.
    d. another planet.

 6. At the ascension of the Grand Cycles, souls and minds of those ready to
    receive the knowledge are enlightened by

    a. the Masters of the Universe.
    b. the Summa Individuals.
    c. the teachers of philosophy.
    d. all of the above.

 7. In the hieroglyphs of ancient Egypt the Summa Individuals were referred
    to as

    a. the Masters of the Universe.
    b. the ancient Gurus.
    c. Neters.
    d. all of the above.

 8. The pyramids were used as the storage house from which knowledge stored
    potentially could be obtained, transmitted, and then used

    a. to purchase more information.
    b. with the special care which one would use with precious objects.
    c. dynamically to catapult the select advanced souls forward in
    d. as an advanced tool of philosophy which when understood allows those
       in its possession to brainwash those around them.

 9. Those who recognize the debt they owe to these venerable Masters who
    received the teachings from the Summa Individuals are

    a. serious students.
    b. ahead of the game.
    c. about to become enlightened because they feel it coming to them,
       because they deserve it.
    d. not really concerned with the problem.

10. The teachings of the Gnostic and Early Christians drew their roots from

    a. the Greek philosophers.
    b. the Summum Principles.
    c. the Masters of the East.
    d. the ancient law of theology.

11. Unfortunately, these same teachings were lost at the time of Constantine
    who smothered philosophy with its

    a. blanket of theology.
    b. hand of knowledge about the only true religion.
    c. water of celestial understanding.
    d. charm of understanding.

12. The loss to the Christian Church was incalculable, for its very

    a. nature of truth became greater.
    b. essence then could be built on fear and control.
    c. existence was enhanced by dogma.
    d. essence and spirit were gutted.

13. The participants in the Christian Church were thrown into the

    a. lion's den.
    b. the realm of new thought and liberation.
    c. abyss of the dark ages.
    d. knowledge of life through control of their own destiny.

14. The faithful souls dedicate their lives to keep alive the message of

    a. the nature of revolving spheres.
    b. understanding the nature of the Early Christian Church.
    c. the restored purity of these Principles.
    d. the holocaust.

15. These teachings are not found in books, to any great extent. The
    understanding is passed on from

    a. master to initiate.
    b. computer to computer.
    c. mind to nature then to man.
    d. mature females to mature males.

16. There are countless references to these Principles in various phases of

    a. nature's cycles.
    b. the learning process of humankind, when active.
    c. the fluctuation of the stock market.
    d. science, metaphysics, religion and philosophy.

17. These principles are formulated through

    a. hard work and diligence.
    b. God.
    c. Humankind.
    d. nature.

18. It is these Principles which are the cause of "gods" and humankind, not

    a. the weather patterns of autumn.
    b. vice versa.
    c. the revolving of the planet on its axis.
    d. the Gods when satisfied.

19. It is not possible to understand these Principles using the intellect
    alone, for they

    a. are difficult even with an open mind.
    b. must be experienced to evolve to this understanding.
    c. must be ignored temporarily.
    d. cause great mental and physical stress when thought of.

20. The Law of Knowledge must be applied to all principles for one to have
    real knowledge rather than

    a. the first paragraph mastered.
    b. just belief.
    c. the highest form of enlightenment.
    d. open consciousness of universal unity and divinity.

21. The systematic law of learning first requires you to first

    a. open your mind and look for new information.
    b. close your mind and refuse to examine the subject.
    c. question the principle and read the ''words'' about it.
    d. understand that you already have a good idea about it.

22. The systematic law of learning, secondly, requires you to

    a. build a defense for the way you think it should be.
    b. take activity in the principle and experience the action, the cause
       and effect of the principle.
    c. take the principle and store it away within the vaults of your mind
       and allow it not to surface before digesting it subconsciously.
    d. make sure the principle is allowed to rest in your intellect, for
       disturbing it could cause confusion.

23. The systematic law of learning, thirdly, requires you to

    a. continue to hold on to the stage of refusing to experience the
       principle for you know if you do it may change something.
    b. look for a way to solve the dilemma by intellectually justifying your
       position rather than experiencing the principle.
    c. move to knowledge of rather than belief about the principle.
    d. move to knowledge of another principle you know more about.

24. For you to have knowledge of what an almond tastes like

    a. you need to talk with an almond salesperson.
    b. experience it by eating one.
    c. be told and then read about it.
    d. have a spiritual revelation.

25. The basic principle of Psychokinesis deals with the Mastery of

    a. moving objects.
    b. mental forces rather than material elements.
    c. the elements of illusionary changes.
    d. general beliefs of the universal person.

26. Psychokinesis includes alteration of one kind of
    a. mental vibration into another, instead of the changing of one kind of
       metal into another.
    b. schedule of ordinary induction.
    c. religion to fit into another.
    d. metal of one kind into another kind.

27. The Principle of Cause and Effect, in its aspect of the Law of
    Attraction, will bring

    a. the reader of this book great financial wealth.
    b. voice and open mind together.
    c. lots of problems to deal with.
    d. necessary answers to solve your current self created dilemma after you
       decide not to experience the principles.



Creation, Itself                                 god, humankind
Grand Cycle 	               	          	 gods, humankind
Summum Bonum                                     Knowledge      
evolve                                           belief
Neters                                           learning      
hieroglyphs, planet                              principle, action
potentially                                      effect        
evolution                                        belief
Early, Christians                                knowledge, experience   
Constantine                                      belief, experience        
philosophy, theology                             experience
Christian Church                       		 knowledge
Philosophy                                       systematic law of learning
metaphysics, philosophy                          psychokinesis    
nature						 material


4, 5, 1, 2, 3, 8, 6, 7


1. c                         10. b                         19. b
2. d                         11. a                         20. b
3. b                         12. d                         21. c
4. c                         13. c                         22. b
5. a                         14. c                         23. c
6. b                         15. a                         24. b
7. c                         16. d                         25. b
8. c                         17. d                         26. a
9. a                         18. b                         27. b