“For all Masons, for all the world, ultimate Truth and all the mysteries of being are an ever-open secret. But because all the world isn’t yet ripe for knowing that secret, or doesn’t want to know it, or imagines either that it isn’t knowable or that it knows it already, or at least as much of it as is needed for present purposes, it continues secret, refusing to be revealed save on its own terms, and lying, as the old simile tells, at the dark bottom of a well, which well is our own soul-depths, from which it can only be drawn by our own industry and effort.”

W.L. Wilmshurst-The Fundamental Philosophic Secrets within Masonry