It's long and complex, with references out the wazoo, but this piece ties together themes and trends that transcend time, culture and language.
But it's definitely worth reading.
Many of the beliefs we take for granted as established and ours in fact have roots in unexpected places.
Symbols like the snake (knowledge), the tree (the circle of life) and fire (understanding or innovation) are repeated throughout history and tradition. Just as is the idea of a power greater than ourselves.
All these strands are threading through time to a common juncture, like roots to a tree, only we can't see where they connect.
This, then, is the ultimate riddle we face - what lies behind the curtain?