The Book of Secret Wisdom by Zinovia Dushkova is a prophetic account of both the spiritual and physical evolution of Man here on Earth. The text begins with a brief history of The Book of Secret Wisdom (also referred to as The Book of Dzyan). Author Zinovia Dushkova suggests that The Book of Dzyan is the most ancient book of our time. It was written in the universal language of the Sun- Senzar- and can only be read by the highest and most pure spiritual beings.

As hundreds of thousands of years passed, the creative force that is responsible for bringing the Earth and its inhabitants into existence began releasing information to Man in the hope that he would embrace the knowledge with his heart and not just with his head. “The Book of Dzyan consists of stanzas, the total number of which is known only to the Initiates. During certain periods of time, fragments of this sacred manuscript are divulged by the Great Masters of Wisdom through their messengers…” explains Dushkova. It wasn’t until the year 1888 that the first 19 stanzas were allowed to be revealed to modern humanity.

Now, after an intensive process of translation from Senzar through multiple languages, Dushkova shares with us a special section of The Book of Dzyan, called Agapegenesis. It is within Agapegenesis that we are given the 12 Stanzas of Love.

Agapegenesis establishes Love as the creative force responsible for life on Earth. There is nothing, conceivable or otherwise, that has the strength to overcome Love. The unconditional spirit of Love paired with the nurturing spirit of the Sun supported the Earth in blossoming into an incredible place. It was under this proposed truth that our physical world came to be. The 12 Stanzas of Love map out the evolution of our planet, beginning from when stone and vegetation were its only inhabitants, all the way through our progression as human beings.

The Stanzas address the presence of Evil, a suffocating, hateful force, on our planet. Evil’s influence over Man grew due to our inability to trust our hearts and the divine knowledge that dwelt there. We came to believe that we could only know with our heads and feel with our hearts, when the Truth is that we were always meant to know with our hearts as well. Hence, we were sent Messengers to remind us of the infinite capacity for knowledge we are capable of possessing. “The Gods saw how desperately the Warriors of Love were fighting, Armed with the Divine Gift, they walked the Earth with a single Mission in mind- to love” writes Dushkova. The installation of religion was merely a tool for the Messengers to open Mankind up to the concept of unconditional and righteous Love.

One aspect I found to be surprising was that the vast majority of this text was made up of an incredibly thorough glossary. The definitions provided are thoughtful and extensive; however, it was slightly disheartening to realize that I would need a more comprehensive understanding of these terms before I could have a true understanding of the text itself. I felt like I needed to start over and read it again keeping in mind what I just learned in the glossary. With that said, we are all at different places on our spiritual path and therefore, everyone who reads The Secret Book of Wisdom will have it resonate uniquely within them.

The prominent concept here is to awaken humanity to the unmistakable, undeniable fact that it is our destiny to become beings that are able to love and to know what Love is. We need to acknowledge the power of our hearts and listen less to the whispers in our head. How often has the mind led us astray? The heart can always be trusted to not only feel, but to know the Truth we are seeking.

Title: The Book of Secret Wisdom: The Prophetic Record of Human Destiny and Evolution
Author: Zinovia Dushkova
Publication Date: October 2015
Publisher: Radiant Books
Page Count: 270
ISBN: 978-5-9905431-3-3 (hardcover); 978-5-9905431-4-0 (paperback); 978-5-9905431-5-7 (ebook)
Price: $25.95 (hardcover); $16.95 (paperback); $3.99 (ebook)
BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Theosophy; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / New Age; BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Prophecy

Review by Courtney Lindemann

Courtney is a publicist by day and avid reader/book reviewer by night. She has a healthy appetite for all things spiritual and is always open to the endless opportunities for growth offered by the Universe. http://www.readingonrepeat.com