Whoever wants to understand [psi] must realize that only the naked truth can lead them to this. No character, event, or story has been made up; the book simply uses a different way to connect the truth with its presentation.
Before readers enter the worlds that were visited by Eros, they go through a door where they receive a few instructions for continuing their journey. This door represents the passage from the present world the readers know and understand into the world ruled by Reason. Just as no world ruled only by one of the three minds is fair, Reason’s world is also unfair because the majority of people in it can’t accept themselves. The mechanisms the minds use to rule are invisible and incomprehensible to people, but anyone can feel the consequences of how they work very strongly. The stronger the power of one of the minds, the stronger the influence of values forced by this mind and the greater the number of people who can’t accept their own world in these circumstances. Such a condition has always pushed human society to the edge. The break that follows means chaos, and here there’s no winner.
Reason’s systematic, planned world already shows up in the first sentence of the book. A baby has just entered the world and he’s already been measured and had his birth information entered carefully in his chart. But only a few readers will notice here that the baby is constantly being followed by a number of unusual coincidences, which of course aren’t coincidental. He’s born on the seventh day of the seventh month, is forty-nine centimeters long (which equals seven times seven), and weighs three kilos and eight hundred and fifty grams, which is half of seven point seven kilos.
A more careful reader may also make a connection between the initial letters of the first five paragraphs, which are separated by a blank line, and discover yet another coincidence that isn’t coincidental. The sixth paragraph begins with “By a coincidence that wasn’t coincidental” and the seventh paragraph begins with the word “seven.” The two sevens used throughout the book refer to Eros because they are connected with his birth. The reader can find more hidden messages like these in the rest of the book. For example, anyone who puts together the beginning letters of all the worlds and adds the three letters that begin the three sections of the introduction to the front will find a new message.
In addition to the number seven, which appears frequently in the book, and the hidden meanings of words, Eros’ arrival is also marked by the snake, a long-lost ancient sign of the zodiac. Before the arrival of Eros, his brother Ares trades an apple for a snake in the park. Not coincidentally, this symbolism has already been used in the biblical story of Adam and Eve’s expulsion from the Garden of Eden, only in reverse order.
Eros’ childhood is far from easy because he grows up in the company of an individual who’s stronger in all aspects, or even an enemy. This has a significant impact on his mental development, but he wouldn’t be able to survive without the coincidences introduced to him by Life. Eros soon realizes that the world isn’t the way it should be—he watches how people give their best to attain happiness, whatever this is in their worlds, but only a few are truly happy. He falls in love, which conjures up a vision of perfection to him for a short while, but disappointment leads him to the decision to get to the bottom of it all.
This part of the book is easy to understand because every reader can easily follow the story regardless of the mind he or she is controlled by. When Eros leaves, things become illogical at first glance. Ares, who puts on his medieval armor and rides after his brother, doesn’t belong in the time in which readers have been placing the story up until then. This is their first warning that from then on they’ll have to abandon their firmly anchored beliefs and perhaps even knowledge they’ve believed in their entire lives because this could have also been based on the wrong foundations.
Eros finds himself in the world of all thoughts completely naked. He hasn’t lost his mind, as a Reason-driven reader might think seeing him like this. To get to the truth, Eros had to get rid of everything that might conceal it. His clothes represent his views, values, beliefs, and understanding of modern society. Only without this burden is he able to find the truth.
Life, or the Mind behind the book [psi], presents itself to Eros as a metaphor: in the form of a stray dog. People are blinded with their minds and thus dimwitted, but they nonetheless think that their intellect is far above anything else. They even imagine they can rule nature and subjugate all other living beings. But there is only one Life and all living beings are part of this unique and diverse system. Only those who can accept that even a stray dog, despite being just a metaphor, is wiser than all of humankind, are truly capable of understanding Life’s message.
The dog reveals the first of the seven secrets to Eros: the foundation of a person’s psychology, which humankind hasn’t quite comprehended yet. This part of the book provides the basis required for further successful analysis of our psyche.
Eros recognizes the power of this knowledge and, overwhelmed by this recognition, he realizes he owes Life a favor. Here the question opens up of who Eros actually is. In further chapters of the book there are several hints suggesting that he only lives in this book because [psi] is his world. He’s brought to life while the book is being read because this means that the reader is visiting his world, and at the same time Eros penetrates the reader’s world; this way, the book can actually begin to read the reader. The stories that follow aren’t presented in a chronological order, but take place at the same time.
The introduction contains an interesting feature: on page forty Life tells Eros to pay attention to the numbers three, four, seven, twelve, thirteen, and twenty-one. Each of these numbers is connected with the key to the truth. Three represents the three minds; seven is closely connected with this book and Eros, who’s always accompanied by two sevens; twelve represents the twelve human characters as well as all of human society in the broader sense; and thirteen represents the character of equal minds as well as the truth. The last number, twenty-one, is a sum of three sevens, and represents revelation. All the sentences and thoughts in this book that come from Life are written exclusively in one of these numbers of words. So you won’t find any sentences spoken by the dog or, later on, Athanasius (while he is merged with Life) containing a different number of words. This key is used in several places in the book and has a special meaning.
The third part of the introduction, on page forty-seven, is dictated almost word-for-word by Life. It has an unimaginably deep background and an extremely important psychological task. Here [psi] takes over the reins of the readers’ minds without their being aware of it. Here the book recognizes those who accept themselves and those who don’t. Those who don’t accept themselves are extremely disturbed by this part and Eros’ seeming smugness even repels them. Nobody can actually understand why this happens. But the fact is that those who can’t accept themselves are led into the following chapters completely differently than those who accept themselves. In addition, only a few will remember this negative attitude towards Eros after they read the whole book because the journey through [psi] will reveal the purity of Eros’ thought to those who don’t accept themselves and they’ll have difficulty rejecting it.
Whoever understands [psi] and manages to pull down all the stage sets in their world will discover the true, perfect image and, just like Eros, will come to know the attraction that can’t be resisted. And this is precisely what can return love to humanity because the truth opens its door.
The introduction concludes with a description of a climax, a perfect orgasm experienced by all the living creatures in the clearing. Everything wants to touch the truth of Life, the truth that Eros brings among them. Of course this description is only a metaphor for the attraction of the truth. Whoever comprehends this realizes that [psi] is not a fairytale, but the naked truth.
Discovering the truth is so attractive that even Eros can’t resist it. Whoever thinks that here the book is only describing physical attraction has not understood the deeper meaning behind the introduction.