Answer: No, because humanity did not think that there was a need for it and did not want to hear about it. In the past people were not mutually and integrally connected around the globe, whereas today the countries in Africa, Asia, North and South America, Europe, and Australia are all connected.
We see how Britain’s exit (who was already the least connected) from the European community has made everyone anxious as to where it may lead. It is much more difficult and complicated to break ties than to build them. It is like a divorce in a family that is connected by blood ties.
Question: Why was there no need to build the right connections in the family and in a nation in the past and thus balance the negative force by the positive force?
Answer: In the past the ego was not developed enough so there was no need for the integral method, whereas today the ego has become global and so it needs to be connected in a system. This system is the wisdom of Kabbalah.
From the Kabbalah Lesson in Russian 7/3/16