“You think you know how the world works? You think that this material universe is all there is? What is real? What mysteries lie beyond the reach of your senses? At the root of existence, mind and matter meet. Thoughts shape reality. This universe is only one of an infinite number. Worlds without end. Some benevolent and life giving. Others filled
with malice and hunger. Dark places where powers older than time lie ravenous… and waiting. Who are you in this vast multiverse, Mr. Strange?”
The same lesson applies to you, my Brethren. Do not assume to know but continue the quest to find.
The path of knowledge is a rough and rugged road, beset with many dangers; one in which you will
meet with ruffians and falsehoods.
Avoid the pitfalls of confirmation bias, the tangled webs of cognitive dissonance, and the ever-present
dangers of avarice and self-righteousness. We spend our whole lives looking through a keyhole,
hoping to widen it, yearning to see more. But when we are shown how to widen it, through ways that
we never imagined, we reject it, out of fear.
This path of discovery can only lead to one thing: self-improvement. We are taught to silence our
ego; to forget everything we “know”. Through the allegory of the stone worker or the alchemist, we
must continue this journey for not only ourselves, but for humankind as a whole. Then, and only
then, will we truly understand.