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 is something, an ancient and terrible presence, which dwells in our collective unconsciousness and can visit us in dreams, offering power in exchange for servitude.
There are cases where ignorance is not a direct existential threat: The world turns, no matter who calls it flat. Sometimes, though, what we don’t know could hurt us all.
Although the macabre and the monstrous are more obviously and immediately interesting, there are some more hopeful phenomena that deserve - if not demand - our attention.