Jonathan Black has been an inspiration to many of the authors who are interested in the study of antient philosophy and the teachings of the early Mystery Schools. He inspired me with his conversation, his editorial guidance and his skill in untangling a narrative thread. I was delighted when I found out he was writing his own views on the science of the human spirit and having just received a pre-release copy I am throughly enjoying reading it. His opening chapters pose exactly the questions which drive me to write, and I look forward to enjoying the carefully crafted revelations of Black's own views on what makes us human. He asks not how we came to be here, but why?