Introduction

 

The material you are about to examine has been personally gathered over a period of more than fifty years. It comes as a consequence of a seemingly unquenchable thirst for knowledge about the invisible Causal world - a world I imagined that I knew about even before birth.

This was the information I hoped to learn in school - if not in elementary school or even "high" school, but certainly in college and most certainly in post graduate study. But no, even after 13 long and tedious years in college and post graduate study - even after changing my major 8 times and studying in 8 different well-known universities in 5 different countries, all without satisfaction, I was left with no other course but to search out this information in various out-of-the-way, so called "metaphysical" bookstores.

The first book that kindled my interest was "Light on the Path" by a mysterious author known only as "M.C." who I much later learned was Mabel Collins, one of the associates of Madame Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founder of The Theosophical Society. In it I read and pondered these enigmatic phrases:

 

"Before The Eye can see, It must be incapable of tears;

Before The Ear can hear, It must have lost its sensitiveness;

Before The Voice can speak in the presence of The Masters,

It must have lost the power to wound;

And before The Soul can stand in the presence of The Masters,

Its feet must be washed in The Blood of the Heart."

 

I was 12 years old and on the path to spiritual knowledge!

 

Four thousand carefully selected books later, when I was 42 years old, I decided to see if any of my other brothers and sisters on Planet Earth would be interested in this information. I opened what was to be later called The Tree of Life Bookstore, on the corner of 125th & Lenox in Harlem. From an initial 2 students, within 10 years, we had a patronage of more than 15,000 men, women and children of all races (but predominantly African-American) from all over the world.

I now make this information available to the people of Atlanta, Georgia in the hope that it will stimulate those seekers of Wisdom here to remember this knowledge that they already know, but do not know that they know.

I suspect that it will be a useful alternative to watching TV, shooting up dope, and participating in mindless violence and the consequences it brings. This is the effect this information has had in Harlem and in the prisons of America.

 

- Kanya Vashon McGhee, Summer1997.

 

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