This document was originally a part of a dialog in a typescript of a novel, titled The Denied and the Forbidden, that was written by Mr. Motta. The story line was very interesting in that it dealt with personal details of a very crucial period in Mr. Motta’s development. It seems to have been written while Mr. Motta was “in the desert” as it is said. Other stories and anecdotes from this period shed much light on the pressures and pitfalls of the crossing of the Abyss. The full text of th novel is not available at present. The anecdotes exist in numerous places throughout Mr. Motta’s commentaries.