...this is not a work of fiction.
What I am describing is alien to us;
therefore, it seems unreal.
(From The Eagle's Gift; prologue)
Nothing in the world is a gift.
Whatever there is to learn
has to be learned the hard way.
Turn my concepts into a viable way of life by a process
Everything new in our lives, such as
the sorcerers' concepts I
am teaching you,
must be repeated to us to the point of exhaustion
open ourselves to it.