he most profound secrets lie not wholly in knowledge, said the poet.
They lurk invisible in that vitalizing spark, intangible, yet as
evident as the lightning—the seeker's soul. Solitary digging for facts
can reward one with great discoveries, but true secrets are not
discovered—they are shared, passed on in confidence from one to
another. The genuine seeker listens attentively.
No secret can
be transcribed, save in code, lest it—by definition–cease to be. This
Book of Whispers collects and encodes more than one hundred of
humankind's most cherished secrets. To be privy to the topics alone is
a supreme achievement, as each contains and nurtures the seed of its
hidden truth. As possessor and thereby guardian of this knowledge, may
you summon the courage to honor its secrets and to bequeath it to one
Here is revealed the secret of the river:
"Have you, too, learned that secret from the river: that there is no such thing as time? ... [t]hat the river is everywhere at once, at the source and at its mouth, at the waterfall, at the ferry, at the rapids, at the sea, in the mountains, everywhere, at the same time, and that it possesses only a present, without any shadow of a future?" —Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha
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