"This book, originally issued as a course of lectures, is intended to act as a door through which the man, or mind, enters the current of Philosophic Truth in the Divine Consciousness, which will Itself instruct and illumine each individual mind according to its desire and ability to receive enlightenment.
There is nothing original on the part of the author in the Philosophy set forth in this Course. Being true, it has always existed. If it appeals to you as true, accept it, and if you accept it, solemnly resolve to live up to it. If it does not appeal to you as true, then you at least have the satisfaction of knowing that you have become acquainted with the Oldest Philosophy in the World, and one which has been handed down literally from time immemorial."