This preface, clearly written at some point much closer to the encyclopaedia’s conclusion than its first entry, frames the unknown author’s experiences of the impossible.
A General Sense of Unreality, or; A Unified Theory of the Impossible (A Preface)
There are many horrors that can freeze the blood of their victims by turning their gaze upon them. Fewer can paralyse someone with the merest knowledge of their presence.
Certain arcane truths bear intrinsic dangers, weight that can warp or distort the world around them and - in so doing - make lies of other, more commonly accepted truths