Posted: 10 Aug 2014
|Page 1, Letter to John R. Howard, 8 June 1978.|
This is the cover letter to Volume One, THE AWAKENING of the manuscript to PRODIGAL PROPHET with a brief outline for Volume Two, THE WITHDRAWAL and the beginning point for Volume Three, THE RETURN. As stated earlier, I had been looking for this manuscript for months, if not years. This cover letter explains the intent of the manuscript. What I have now understood, in reviewing the dream, presented on page 1 of the cover letter, is the reason why John was reluctant to follow through with this project. It's in the dream, which I missed. [The hand-written note in the upper right of page 1 is to my second oldest son dated 10-6-02: "Jim--note this little 'synchronicity' -- I only, myself, registered it on Johnny's birthday last June when I went to pick him up from jail in Utah. --- Your little brother, incidentally was named for JRH! Love, Dad"
On page 3, dated 6-10-78, the P.P.S. notes that I learned only the day before that the LDS Church had changed its policy on priesthood. That was an interesting synchronicity because that was also the date I finished the first draft of my play "The Defense of Cain".. (Which had been inspired by the priesthood ban.)
|Cover page to "The Defense of Cain"|