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On the series level, this is song is what an old man said to the young man seen in the Deep album when that man was a youth. This song is part of, "the preacherspoke the light", from Dark Illumination. From that song, we know the young man of Deep did not immediately heed the old man's warning.

 


In the allegory, this song was written by the old tower worker.

The young builder finds the book the old worker had written before he left Babel Mark II for the true surface.

The old worker ‘preaching' to the young builder foreshadows the young builder preaching in the underground.

On the epiphany level this is the young builder's second ‘visitation', this time by a mortal man who opens his eyes to the lie.

"Solitude is Hell's first room" is a reference to Dante's Inferno, in that going it alone is a torment, but there are worse torments below, in this context 'worse' being where the group is going.

"Union with a catacomb" is that giving yourself to this group digging it's own grave is fatal.  Breaking away will hurt more than you even imagine, but that pain is minor in comparion to following this group to Hell.

"Hell's pit" is a play on the Tower image as well as a reference to the literal Hell.

 


sci'-en-tism

"An exaggerated trust in the efficacy of the methods of natural science applied to all areas of investigation."

[1877], noun
Webster's Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary, 1983

 


her-maph-ro-dite'

"An individual having both external and internal male and female sex organs."

[Greek, hermaphroditos, from Hermaphroditus the son of Hermes and Aphrodite], noun
Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, 1996, Gramercy Books

 


e-pis-te-mol-o-gy

"A branch of philosophy that investigates the origin, nature, methods, and limits of human knowledge."

[Greek, epistem, knowledge], noun
Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, 1996, Gramercy Books

 
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