Illumination is about the pain of awakening to something hidden—a secret kept from us since the beginning of time itself. A secret that surrounds us with such obvious force that it is missed with common regularity. This Gnostic Handbook has a disturbing edge to it, a challenge to everything that most of us have been taught and believe. It alarms sensitivities and insults lifestyles. it will scare those who wish to make more of this word than it is, for it will intensely confront the idea that there is any real meaning in this dark place other than recognizing its shadow nature.