The Master Game
‘But although it is safe to play the Master Game, this has not served to make it popular. It still remains the most demanding and difficult games and, in our society, there are few who play.
Contemporary man, hypnotized by the glitter of his own gadgets, has little contact with his inner world, a vast and complex territory about which men know very little. The aim of the game is true awakening, full development of the powers latent in man. The game can be played only by people whose observations of themselves and others have led them to a certain conclusion, namely, that man’s ordinary state of consciousness, his so-called waking state, is not the highest level of consciousness of which he is capable. In fact, this state is so far from real awakening that it could appropriately be called a form of somnambulism, a condition of waking sleep.
Once a person has reached this conclusion, he is no longer able to sleep comfortably. A new appetite develops within him, the hunger for real awakening, for full consciousness. He realizes that he sees, hears, knows only a tiny fraction of what he could see, hear and know, that he lives in the poorest, shabbiest of the rooms in his inner dwelling but that he could enter other rooms, beautiful and filled with treasures, the windows of which look out on eternity and infinity.’
Robert de Ropp
English biochemist and a researcher and academic in that field
After retiring from biochemistry, he brought other long-time personal interests to the fore, becoming a prominent author in the fields of human potentials and the search for spiritual enlightenment