The book is an attempt to describe the origin, constitution and destiny of Man.
Using what the Ancients told us as a starting point, a brief genesis of the
Universe and Man is given. The Universe is shown to be triune, comprising a Body,
a Mind or Soul, and a ruling Spirit. Man, being a miniature Universe, is also
shown to be triune and composed of a Body, a Mind or Soul, and an indwelling
ruling Spirit. Teh book goes on to show that Man is animal by his body and human
by his Mind, Soul or Self: an organizing intelligencec, This is waht we are!:
partly animal (by the Body) and partly human (by the Mind, Soul or Self); hence
the portrayal of man as Centaur, whose human torso is inseparably joined to its
euine lower part.
The fact that Man is partly animal and partly human leads us to the acceptance of
our Nature, of how and what we are. Our Spirit or "Father" made us teh way we
are, and this is perfect. Thus, the human Nature needs no ammendment. With the
acceptance of our Nature, as we are, the Mind realizes that its true mission in
the Body is to work closely with the indwelling Spirit, with a view to obtaining
the latter's maximal growth. Optimal growth of the Spirit is the sole objective of evolution and the Mind, as husbandman of the Body, is expected to contribute positively to the achievement of the growth. The Mind as an organizing
intelligence acts, through the Body and with the help of the Spirit, on the
outside world. This process has beocome almost automatic and the Mind has been
deluded into believing that it can of itself, do anything; forgetting that it is
actually the Spirit that does everything, through the Mind and the Body. the book
goes on to show that the Paradise that Man once enjoyed can only be regained by a
re-orientation of the Mind towrds the Spirit within. The search of the Self, the I, is for the Spirit within and not for some fictitious "Higher Self". How can
the Self search for itself? Who will do the searching? No. The search is done by the Self and for the Spirit within. This search for the Spirit is indeed true religion: a return to the source.