A depiction of a Stepping Stone scribe working in the basement of the Vatican Library
It has been noted by many critics that most Stepping Stone manuscripts are cast in a humorous mode. Most readers who have read the actual Stepping Stones oeuvre have described it as extremely amusing, filled with wry and self-deprecating wit, endless enlightening insights, and is, at times, simply bedazzling. However, there are a few readers who have described the same work as pretentious, pompous and vacuous. Most scholars have dismissed these negative comments as coming from readers who are simply less sophisticated and not intelligent enough to appreciate the subtleties and insights of its authors.
It is a basic tenet of Stepping Stone philosophy that Truth lies beyond the strictures of words, language, grammar and other material entrapments, no matter how brilliant and eloquent. Thus humor with its twists and turns, self-parodies, confusing logic, paradoxes and simple silliness are the appropriate stepping stones from which one escapes the pedantry of words by and unto themselves.
Thus the reader is advised to keep an open mind to this important point: If one finds his or her mind describing the writings in this book as dull, stupid or inconsequential, it should be taken as a signal of ones own personal resistance to the Truth. And if such a personal issue does occur, the reader should redouble his or her efforts to understand the Truth that is being elucidated that he or she is obviously resisting.