to turn his back on the world and seek the very face of God. In response to this request, the author guides this young apprentice via numerous letters over a period of time. This work known as "The Cloud of Unknowing is comprised of 75 chapters. The author's object is to explain the transformation of a fellow contemplative's ascent into union with God. The transformation and changes which take place within their mind and heart as they approach God. The ascent is based on Dionysian techniques which appears to be offerered in a disorderly presentation. The novice is perhaps uneducated in Latin and therefore be unable to appreciate the literature directly himself. This work is comprised of numerous letters over a period of time, therefore this work does not appear to have a tight sequential approach, but tends to vacillate from section to sections as the need to clarify arises within the novice.