"It has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... to reach you and humankind. "
I saw this advertisement for "the secret" at the grocery store recently. "The Secret"is the latest repackaging of the new age magical thinking tactic of positive thinking/visualization.
The way it works is this: You pretend that you love everyone and have gratitude for your life and visualize the things you want and desire in life, and THE UNIVERSE consequently rewards you with all the dick, pussy, money, power and physical prowess that you can handle. Then you feel really special about yourself and your ego goes out the roof and then you parade around your social circles relishing the observation of yourself being other people's object of adoration and respect. In short, the New Age dream.
We know it works. The Universe loves to reward the biggest narcissistic assholes with external power. More proof that it works: if it truly "has been passed throughout the ages, traveling through centuries... to reach you and humankind", then the result of it all is this disasterously corrupt and delusion society we all have inherited from our secret loving ancestors, which is readily observable.