Who has fathomed the mystery of that expressionless face gazing out into the desert toward the place of the rising Sun? That creature with the body of an animal is the sin-body of man-Guardian of the Threshold - and like the true constitution of man, it is unknown to the majority of people.
Before the candidate can go forward in the spiritual work that he was ordained to do, he must wrest the secret of sin from the silent watcher.
By concentration and consecration, he must correct and master one after another of his own vices, until he can offer to service of the Masters a life without blemish. Then he will be accepted. But few there are who want a life without blemish.
All want power, but how few can take the sword of quick detachment and plunge it through the heart of that leering specter - Their own lower nature - the Dweller on the Threshold!
This was an excerpt form Manly P. Hall's small booklet "Unseen Forces.
Brightest of Blessings,