The Ebell lectures were named for the Hall in which they were delivered in 1934. They have had a couple of incarnations since they were first published. In some cases some people felt the need to edit them and use “modern” language because of Holmes use of “mankind”.
Whatever the language used, the insight is the same.
As we read this book, we can see a deep and wonderful insight provided by a self-educated man. Although Ernest Holmes never graduated from high school. He went on to be awarded several honorary doctorates for his deep insight and self-awareness. When we compare Holmes to some, we see that his intelligence is one of a practice while theirs is often simply institutional. Enjoy this wonderful book. Hope it inspires you to greatness as it has so many others.
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