Sometimes reading von Meier can be overwhelming, other times humbling. The sheer scope and range of Kurt's knowledge can be daunting to those less well educated. Such is the nature of this rumination, so filled with references (now hyperlinked) that this essay alone contains enough material for an entire course of study. Like poet Robert Graves, Kurt held the Celtic tradition in high regard, and shared Graves' appreciation of the unique loss it's demise has been to western culture. "Within months of the Synod, plague struck," Kurt writes, "The Sword of Gnosis sunk once more into the obscurity of the soil, the map of its treasure guarded by the Abbess Hilda when the keys were usurped by a Papal control."