With respect for
Master Thomas McClary Mercer (1902-1989)
In beginning I must echo the thought expressed by himself, Master John H. Finley, Jr. in 1965: “If apology is desirable for treating great subjects in a small space, it is wholeheartedly offered.” Likewise, my apology to authors of articles read long ago which now escape proper citation.
I extend my acknowledgement and gratitude to a far-flung web of life associates for their influences and assistance in completing this and other works. Thank you. I love you. I thank especially Elizabeth Wolf, who the grey-eyed goddess Athena Alea hath graced with far-ranging wisdom, deep beauty and noble heart. She is my wife, muse, and partner in both Soul*Sparks Books and Good Medicine Consulting.