Preface: Warriors of Light

San Marino #724 Saggitarius (issued 2-18-1970)

    This book's origin sprouted surprisingly and suddenly
like a sparkling shooting star across the sky. This summer
my 8-year-old niece Elisa asked me about tesseract in a book
that she was reading— Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. She was fascinated by the pictorial representations of the first, second, and third dimensions as a line, a square, and a cube. The book proceeds and "call the fourth dimension time" and "the fifth dimension is a tesseract." Being an avid reader, her precocious mind was already wondering and imagining the higher dimensions.

    While browsing through the book, I noticed numerous foreign quotations sprinkled among the pages. At first they appeared as faint echoes from far-away foreign lands, but soon I recognized them as voices of verité from familiar friends. According to the book's theme, the great souls of
the earth have been engaged in a cosmic battle with the evil of darkness. The sixteen warriors of light and many of the quoted authors mentioned have been my heroic guides during my spiritual journey in the quest of cosmic enlightenment. Now they seem to urge me in joining them
in this "grand and exciting battle" instead of sitting on the sideline watching the show. Yes, it is time to participate!

This book is divided in three parts as follows:
(1) Polishing the weapons in preparation for battle. The sharpest weapon is the diamond because it can cut all other substances. But sharper than diamond is the mind, so let us polish the mind. For as Christ said, "The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy body shall be full of light" (Matthew, VI:22). By identifying all the sources of quotations from the angelic beings in A Wrinkle in Time, we tune the mind to the frequency of cosmic consciousness where the great souls abide.
(2) Dispelling the darkness and shedding the light.
Purifying the heart by locating the themes of light
from the lives and writings of the Warriors of Light.
(3) Sharing the fruits of the Quest.
Illuminating the soul by tracing the source of tesseract,
and glimpses from the higher dimensions.

                                    Peter Y. Chou
                                    Palo Alto, Summer, 1985
                                    Retyped: Mountain View, January 19, 2021

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