By Robert Bruce Baird:
The most merciful thing in world, I think, is inability of human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from revelation or flee from light into peace and safety of a new dark age. - H. P. Lovecraft
"Every Cause has its Effect; every Effect has its Cause; everything happens according to Law; Chance is but a name for Law not recognized; there are many planes of causation, but nothing escapes Law."--The Kybalion (1)
“Any author or critic who says that Letters of English and design of English Letters to be irrelevant to greater aspect of Occult is simply fooling themselves and speaks from a knowledge that is narrow and ill advised: Letters are Key to Whole of Occult Mysticism. A new student is advised to keep this admonition in mind as s/he views this information, for deception as a product of Occult allowed both Letters to come into existence while at same time allowed darker elements of Occult to rise to a power that is perilously dangerous for humanity at large.” - The Fetch Master Qaballist in Isisian Traditions.
"The other shape, If shape it might be call'd, that shape had none, Distinguishable in member, joint, or limb; Or substance might be call'd that shadow seem'd; For each seem'd either; black it stood as night, Fierce as ten furies, terrible as Hell, And shook a dreadful dart; what seem'd his head The likeness of a kingly crown had on. Satan was now at hand; and from his seat The monster, moving onward, came as fast With horrid strides; Hell trembled as he strode." -- John Milton
I have written many other books with all manner of reference and scholarship. It is about fifty books as I begin to write this book. There will be many questions about what an alchemist or sage is that reader will justifiably have after reading this offering. Perhaps I am not an alchemist and title or label is of no great consequence to me, even though a decade ago people who should know what one is began telling me that is what I can be called. Time/Life videos called Jung an alchemist and if he was then I am too.
This book will not be a well-referenced book with lots of quotes seeking to prove points through evidence. It will be more free-flowing and integrative just as alchemy is. That is not to say alchemy is not very patient and detailed or that this book will avoid anything. It is just that I have already gone into great detail on most things and it is a good idea to address things with broad strokes occasionally too.