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

mind ________________________________________________________________________


spiritual ___________________________________________________________________


evolution ___________________________________________________________________


progression _________________________________________________________________


principle ___________________________________________________________________


Creation ____________________________________________________________________


reconcile ___________________________________________________________________


esoteric ____________________________________________________________________


occult ______________________________________________________________________


Summa _______________________________________________________________________


correspondence ______________________________________________________________


theories ____________________________________________________________________


comparative _________________________________________________________________


eternal _____________________________________________________________________


essence _____________________________________________________________________


discipline __________________________________________________________________


philosophy __________________________________________________________________


initiates ___________________________________________________________________


martyrs _____________________________________________________________________


promulgated _________________________________________________________________


religious ___________________________________________________________________


constant ____________________________________________________________________


application _________________________________________________________________


continuum ___________________________________________________________________


Amen ________________________________________________________________________



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.

"When the student's mind is _________, then comes the voice to fill it with

This book is dedicated with gratitude to the Summa Individuals who untiringly 
work the pathways of _________________ ________________, and who with great 
concern have presented to me these _____________________.  These teachings 
cannot be accredited to ______ one person or _____________________ source, 
for these teachings represent the workings of ______________  ______________.

Those advanced on the ____________ will find this book to be a master _______
which may open the many ________________ doors to Creation.

These teachings are not ______________________.  These concepts have always 
existed, and as an eternal work are presented by advanced _______________ 
____________________ to those searching for the source of Creation.

There still may be found certain basic _________________ between the many 
religious _____________________ entertained today.  The student of
_____________ ________________ will be able to perceive the influence of the
_________________ Principles in every known religion.

These Principles are the ____________________ which has blossomed in many
different forms, rather than establishing a single ________________ of 
_______________ which would _______________________ the world's thought.

These ________________________ may not receive popular _____________________.

Regarding the _________________________________ of the master key to those
ready to receive it, it has been said: "Where is heard the __________________
of the Master, the __________________ mind of those ready for the ___________

Contrary to popular opinion, these _____________________ have never sought to
become ________________________________.  However, there are certain
______________________ which, when publicly ______________________________,
bring cries of scorn and persecution from the so called ____________________.

The Master Key which unlocks the ______________________ of Creation is a
______________________.  However, the ________________________ is best adapted
from age to ________.


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

______ A person who studies, or                 1. Summa Individual
       investigates                             2. Initiate
                                                3. Student
______ One receiving the fundamentals           4. Comparative
       of some subject and may not                 Religion
       receive popular approval                 5. Religious
                                                6. Fundamental
______ Examination of one religion to              Principles
       other religions                          7. Open Mind
                                                8. Recreate
______ The ability to examine new ideas 
       and thoughts

______ Devout, pious, conscientously  

______ To restore

______ Basic underlying laws of       

______ A comprehensive complete       


1. Given the idea that the students must have an open mind to allow
   themselves to hear wisdom, what would constitute either an open or closed

   a. What types of thought would be rejected by an open mind?



   b. State a concept from the introduction chapter that can be listened to
      by a closed mind.



   c. Why are these teachings not occult to an open mind?



   d. Is it possible, and how, for an open mind to understand that these
      Principles form the esoteric teachings of every religion?



   e. Can an open mind accept that these teachings need to be adapted from
      age to age and why do they?



2. Given the hypothesis, "the voice of wisdom will come to a student with an
   open mind," design an experiment to test it.  Describe the plan for your
   experiment and name the elements necessary for it to work.






3. A study of learning used a group of subjects divided into those with open
   minds and those with closed minds.  The two groups learned at different
   rates with different subjects.

   a. What are the two independent variables?



   b. What is the dependent variable?



   c. Which group will learn more and why?





Formulate answers to these questions by referring to both your text and your
lecture notes.  You need not write out the answer 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

   1. Define an open mind and a closed mind.

   2. Where did the Summum Principles come from?

   3. Be able to explain what Comparative Religion is.

   4. Where and how do the Summa Individuals play a role in this chapter?

   5. Have these Principles been known before and if so where?

   6. What is the purpose of the text and the work found in it?

   7. What is a Master Key and how is it used?

   8. Describe how something can be reconciled.

   9. What are the esoteric teachings of every race and religion?

  10. How do India and Egypt tie into these teachings?

  11. Who was taught in the pyramids of old and what were they taught?

  12. Who came to this planet and why?

  13. Describe the essence which is found in all religions today.

  14. Explain why an undeveloped student may not understand these principles.

  15. Explain in what condition these principles must have been in for the
      necessity of them to be restored to their purity.

  16. If there is a discontent with current religion, why?

  17. What are the numbers of people in each generation who are ready for
      these teachings and why?

  18. What is necessary for students to be able to have these teachings given
      to them?

  19. When and what would bring public cries of scorn and persecution from
      the so called religious?

  20. Why are there those who, when they read this text, refuse to understand
      how Creation provides for the continuance of the work?

  21. If the student is not developed how will these Principles seem?


   1. For the student to learn wisdom 

      a. exercise with intense diligence.
      b. must be useful.
      c. allow for time to rest and study.
      d. have an open mind.

   2. This work has been dedicated to

      a. those students who are elect.
      b. the Masters throughout time.
      c. those with open minds.
      d. the Summa Individuals.

   3. The teachings are accredited to

      a. the Masters of all time.
      b. the Summa Individuals.
      c. the workings of Creation Itself.
      d. the supreme God of the Universe.

   4. Who have the Principles previously been presented to

      a. the scientists of physics.
      b. the religious leaders of modern religion.
      c. the ancient students.
      d. those souls evolved enough to understand them.

   5. The purpose of this work is to allow those searching for a

      a. new way to learn things.
      b. comprehension of physics.
      c. comprehension of Creation.
      d. better life through understanding.

   6. You may reconcile the many bits of knowledge you may have acquired, but
      which have not satisfied your

      a. want of more information.
      b. need to find the way of learning.
      c. understanding of the whole.
      d. desire for further satisfaction.

   7. Those advanced on the path will find this text to be

      a. a new way to think.
      b. a Master Key.
      c. very enlightening.
      d. an opening of the mind.

   8. This work is an eternal work and these concepts have

      a. been taught to all students.
      b. sometimes been relevant.
      c. always existed.
      d. been available to the smartest students.

   9. All the basic knowledge of these Principles form the esoteric
      teachings of

      a. the nature of moving objects.
      b. every race and religion.
      c. most relationships and some creation.
      d. human source experiments.

  10. The teachings of India and Egypt have their

      a. roots in these Principles.
      b. history founded on these Principles.
      c. religious teachings in these Principles.
      d. art depicting these Principles.

  11. Advanced Masters from all over the planet have been taught in the many
      pyramids of old

      a. by the Summa Individuals.
      b. these teachings of relativity.
      c. about how to teach myth.
      d. the realm transversing time with crystals.

  12. So powerful are the Principles of the Master Key, despite the many
      different teachings which have evolved, there still is a basic

      a. essence of truth to them.
      b. correspondence between the many religious theories.
      c. necessary need for them to be.
      d. principle of life about them.

  13. The essence which has blossomed in many strange forms rather than
      establishing a discipline of philosophy is the

      a. Principles.
      b. axioms.
      c. establishments.
      d. texts of philosophy which dominate the world.

  14. The purity of the Principles has been

      a. reworked to change their meaning.
      b. overlooked for expediency.
      c. restored.
      d. whitened for the clarity of the work.

  15. These Principles, when examined, will not be comprehended by the

      a. advanced student.
      b. undeveloped students.
      c. eastern masters.
      d. western religious teachers.

  16. These Principles are reserved for those few who

      a. are ready to master them.
      b. have taken advanced courses.
      c. understand fire walking.
      d. examine religions.

  17. Advanced Beings are re-initiating a few individuals into the

      a. occult teachings.
      b. secrets of the long unknown mathematics.
      c. realm of relativity known as quantum mechanics.
      d. mysteries of these Principles.

  18. The purity of the teachings has degenerated causing many people to be
      discontent with

      a. current forms of religious practice.
      b. their living conditions in society.
      c. the teachings of this text.
      d. the Master Key.

  19. The initiates do not seem to care about

      a. the current conditions of the world.
      b. the old teachings found in other books.
      c. popular approval.
      d. wealth and prosperity.

  20. These pearls of wisdom can be used for

      a. adornment of the ego.
      b. to get the upper hand when necessary.
      c. popular acceptance and followers.
      d. vehicles of spiritual evolution.

  21. The Master Key is given to those ready to receive it when

      a. they turn in a completed work sheet.
      b. their minds are open and ready to listen.
      c. a student advances in the class.
      d. they have attended all classes necessary.

  22. The behavior of the teacher towards students with closed minds is

      a. try to open their mind.
      b. brainwash them into submission.
      c. tell them a nice fantasy.
      d. silence.

  23. Those who are martyrs are

      a. Initiates.
      b. students.
      c. those who want to force open closed minds.
      d. those who understand these Principles.

  24. Those who would persecute the Initiates if they publicly promulgated
      certain principles are

      a. the students of philosophical religion.
      b. the enforcers of community standards.
      c. the so called religious.
      d. those understanding these teachings.

  25. The working Principles are presented to you in this text, and you are
      left to

      a. read more words about them.
      b. look for answers in other books.
      c. examine your conscience about them.
      d. apply them for yourself.

  26. Those who refuse to understand why Creation provides for the
      continuance of the work, which recreates itself in every age

      a. understand all there is to be understood.
      b. have an open mind.
      c. have a closed mind.
      d. are evolving smoothly with creation's changes.

  27. When you let go and are truly searching for the keys to Creation

      a. you will be able to resolve and apply these Principles.
      b. understand how you can manipulate the words of this text.
      c. be lost in the bliss of knowledge and need not go further.
      d. have the answers in your head and use them to intellectualize.



open                                  discipline
wisdom                                philosophy, dominate
spiritual, evolution                  initiates
Principles                            approval
any, human                            transmission
Creation, Itself                      voice, open
path, key                             teaching listens
esoteric                              Initiates
occult                                martyrs
Summa, Individuals                    principles, promulgated
similarities, theories                religious
Comparative, Religion                 Principles
Eternal                               constant, application
essence                               age


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


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