Like the notion of secrecy, in academic analysis the concept of tradition should also be used in a discursive way only; tradition is always claimed and instrumentalized for the increase of social capital. The participation in a superior tradition and the disclosure of hidden knowledge become contested objects of desire; their possession adds to all forms of capital that the agents both strive for and benefit from. In turn, the existence of such a contested arena creates and nurtures
the desirability of participating in the disclosed knowledge. This is what keeps esoteric fields of communication functioning and alive, until the dynamic of positions on the field changes and agents lose their conviction that it is worth striving for an increase of symbolic and social capital derived from the field.
Stuckrad, Kocku V. Secrecy As Social Capital. In. Kilcher, Andreas B. (ed.). Constructing Tradition. Means and Myths of Transmission in Western Esotericism. Leiden and Boston: Brill. 2010. p 250. (Whole essay 239-252).
In short words.
The secrets may be banal. What makes them "esoteric" and "secret" is that they're attached to a certain esoteric organization that claims long history and divine revelation. Being a part of this organization, and knowing these secrets, no matter how banal they are, is what gives you promotion in the esoteric sphere versus others. In very simple words, I know something that this group considers secret, therefore I'm better than you. Or, I know more things that this group considers secrets, therefore I'm better than you in this group.
Don't fall for the occult Jew.