"Whatever withdraws us from the Power of our senses, whatever makes the Past, the Distant, or the Future predominate over the Present, advances us in the dignity of thinking beings." - Albert Pike
It's funny how this knowledge passed along through the various Wisdom Schools is packaged and peddled under the title "The Secret", which is great if you really think about it. If products actually begin to make people think, it can only benefit the Great Work at hand.
I personally love to see knowledge echoed through the ages, always the same 'message', just packaged and passed along differently.