Overcoming fear and ignorance is the key to reaching a supreme degree of self realization.
Without a solid foundation of "knowledge of self" you will be consistently overwhelmed with fears and self doubt. When you know and understand your supreme circumstance in the universe anything is possible.
It appears that of melanated minds that become "conscious" often become overly absorbed in ancient tradition, rather than understanding the science behind those traditions. We must compile all of the knowledge, wisdom, and understanding we've learned to come up with new solutions to problems and needs we face today.