I, and the many others who have contributed to this work, have come towards its content down so many paths that it was difficult to decide how to introduce it to you, our reader. Then I read 'The Spell of the Sensuous' by David Abram and realised a single option was not necessary. As there have been many paths into this subject matter for us, so these may be of interest to you. It would be interesting to map the journey of everyone who has contributed - it would cover a massive range of experience - but that would be a different, and far longer book. What is offered here are at least a few distinct routes into the main subjects the book tries to address.