.Revealed in a dream, the angel Arcanus observes the sufferings of mankind on Earth, and offers with its tears, hymns of condemnation and consolation.
These carefully wrought poems represent a complete cycle, focusing on the spiritual, religious, environmental and political issues that have sometimes troubled the people of this planet.
The angel Arcanus is the poetic representation of mankind's higher faculty- the faculty of the Imagination- the unity of love and reason, and that which is expressed in compassionate behaviour. The poet calls for the awakening of this higher faculty, and for the human race to fulfil its realisation through altruistic behaviour towards all living creatures on this planet. The awakening will result in a greater unity and harmony with the cosmos as a whole, free from the limitations of the ego, and its impetus to dominate for its own sake; a desire to dominate, which has characterised the human species to date, causing suffering both to itself and other life forms. The faculty of Imagination, and the activity of compassion, represents the next stage in human evolution, and its awakening will enable mankind to develop beyond its current mental and spiritual limitations, and the perils which plague it. The poems represent allegories addressing these issues and intimate the means by which we might continue to progress.