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twvir4/13/2012 150 150 John Sandbach

Sagittarius 25. An old book that no one has ever read.


No one has ever read the great and sacred tome, “The Art of Darkness and Light, ” by Oban Narsad.  It is his only work, and only one copy of it was ever printed, by Narsad himself.

He stated in his diary that this book is not to be read, but to be experienced, and that any contact with it, even through the imagination alone, can lead to profound inspiration.  He also stated that anyone curious enough to open it would find the pages blank, and many have tried this and found his statement to be true.  Narsad states that the book is in fact filled with words, but they, being shy, especially of eyes, are wont to make themselves invisible when exposed to any light.

He said also that it were best not to open the book at all, for doing so might weaken its effects on anyone wanting to experience it.  It has been noted that even though the book is over a thousand years old and have been handled by countless numbers of people it shows no signs of wear.

I am the owner of this book and it is widely known that anyone coming to my library may hold and handle it as much as they like.  Many have been eager to do so, but many also have found out from it the truth that profound inspiration is not always a felicitous experience, for inspirations shine a light into the darkness, and not all people are ready see what they reveal.

Irnad the Wise calls this tome “The Book that Echoes the Inner Voice,” and I find his name for it most apt.

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