The Secret Science
A simply stated introduction to the profound Hermetic principles, this book reminds us that "to become conscious is the supreme goal of the human being." It is addressed to all those who sense that "all is not well" with the human species, who feel alone in the world, and not understood by its people, and who yearn to better themselves mentally and spiritually.
... is addressed to all those who have eyes to see and ears to hear; and to those who are not in agreement with scientific, philosophical and social conventionalisms; to those who sense that "all is not well" with the human species; to those who suffer and cannot explain their pain; to those who feel a private and sensitive chord touched upon reading this book; to those who want to know the truth of life practically and personally; to those who feel misunderstood by the world and its people; to those whose ideal is a better world through spiritual elevation of the individual; to those who abhor injustice, misery, and ignorance; and to all those who yearn to better themselves mentally and spiritually.
John Baines, (literary pseudonym of Dario Salas Sommer), is the contemporary Chilean philosopher and founder of the Dario Salas Institute for Hermetic Science, for which he is the Director and Spiritual Master. Baines is a modern philosopher whose unique approach unites contemporary psychological practice with ancient philosophical wisdom. From an early age he has given his heart and soul to the study and dissemination of this practical philosophy based on the esoteric principles of Hermes Trismegistus. As a man, he encompasses the universal qualities of true humanness by actively promoting the individual development of men and women.
Baines began publishing in 1966, quickly becoming acclaimed for works such as "The Secret Science," The Stellar Man," "Does Woman Exist," "Development of the Inner World," "The Science of Love," and HypsoConsciousness." His central theme focuses upon the completion of the voyage of what Freud had called the Ego.
As a practical objective, Baines' philosophy aims to guide modern man in finding his psychic way back to his birthright, of which life in the fast lane has robbed him; namely, an inner tranquility. His writing style is at once straightforward, clear and precise, accounting for his universal appeal.
At present, John Baines divides his year into days spent lecturing in his hometown of Santiago and lecture tours abroad in other South American Cities, the United States and Spain.