This marvelous book begins to unfold a path of communityan interhuman spiritual pathand shows how we can begin to regain the sacred in our everyday lives through an awareness of past and future karmaour full humanityin our relationships with those around us. Beginning with the moment before the encounter, the author shows how, from that moment on, we can enter a process that parallels the Mass: annunciation, sacrifice, transubstantiation, and communion. Drawing on Rudolf Steiner's many insights, Floride shows us this social ritual as a profoundly spiritual path, one perhaps closer to us than any other. The second half of the book deals with this process of by encountering a poet through his work. Taking Victor Hugo as his example, Floride shows how profound such a meeting can be.