This modern Book of Light and Shadows is the result of years of information gathered, distilled, and presented here for one sole purpose: to increase your knowledge.
That does not mean that the information presented is 100% accurate; much of what is published here is opinion, or based on personal experience. We believe, moreover, that the Mysteries must be experienced before they can be understood. Nothing we can share, no book — no matter how well written — will take the place of your own personal experience. Take what we offer, test it, make your own observations, and keep what works.
The Lord and Lady gave you a brain. Never leave it at the door when being given new knowledge.
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(My thanks to J.B. Hare for assistance with this text.)