From the myths of romance to the tales of the hero's journey, the quest for knowledge and being has always been portrayed in terms of struggle. Far from home, the hero faces obstacles and tests of his or her courage, will and cunning. But how do the labyrinths and monsters of those 'messages in a bottle' from our remote ancestors relate to our lives in the 21st century? In an age of mass media, the worldwide web and multinational corporations, how do these archetypal dramas play themselves out? In these two volumes of her revolutionary series, The Wave or Adventures with Cassiopaea, Laura Knight-Jadczyk continues her project of laying bare the nature of our reality. Through her own experiences and interactions over the course of the Cassiopaean Experiment, many of which just go to show that truth is stranger than fiction, Laura describes the real-life dynamics only hinted at in myth. Most importantly, she gives the tools and clues necessary to actually read the symbols of reality: the theological substrate in which our ordinary psychological motivations are embedded. With these stunning revelations, Shakespeare's famous words take on a whole new meaning: "All the world's a stage, and all men and women merely players. First published on her groundbreaking website cassiopaea.org, Petty Tyrants & Facing the Unknown have now been fully revised and packaged together in one attractive volume. For anyone interested in the world of esoteric knowledge, studies in the paranormal and everything 'alternative', or just curious about life in general and its possible significance and meaning, these volumes are a must read.