Upon awakening from her slumber, she found herself within a giant circular room. Within this cavernous room were smaller rooms with open doorways lining the perimeter of the circle. The great enclosure made her feel as if it was turning, but if this was so, the movement was so insignificant that she couldn’t tell for sure.
She approached the nearest room surrounding the circle where she witnessed grown men sitting around with pieces of worthless paper in their hands. They were lighting cigars with the paper. The room suddenly caught fire and a door she had not previously seen slammed shut to protect the rest of the circle.
She approached the next open doorway. Within this room she found a group of people holding up handfuls of gold. They were fighting each other over it as each felt as if they could never have enough for themselves.
Within the next room, a group of people were sitting at the feet of a guru. The guru had a long flowing beard and piercing eyes. He spoke about how inferior this group was to him and that they should worship his ascended master if they were ever to find salvation from their wretched existence. But once he gained their acceptance for himself as well as his master, he began speaking of what wonderful people they were and that they were completely superior to their fellows outside of the room. But in spite of all this, he made it very clear that they must always go through him in order to gain audience with the master, as they could never become worthy enough to communicate directly with him for themselves.
Traveling to the next room, she came across two groups of soldiers separated by a transparent wall. Both groups would follow orders handed down by the same commander while taunting each other from each side of the barrier. They struck against this wall so fiercely that it finally gave way. They then proceeded to kill each other under orders of the commander. When the commander finally ordered them to stop, what was left of the two groups were once again separated and, under the commander’s orders, they rebuilt the wall between them. The process then began all over again as others joined the ranks on both sides.
At the next room, she found children sitting in front of a giant screen captivated by the images dancing across it. They showed no response as priests in white robes gave them a steady diet of pills and potions while feeding them strange foods revealing gross deformities.
In the next room, she observed a professor instructing young people how to operate a unicycle he was riding around the room. Although many of the students requested to ride the unicycle for themselves, this was never allowed.
She then went to a room where a man who was part preacher and part politician was standing on a stage. He was holding out a holy book in one hand and a gun in the other but would hide one behind his back depending upon the type of influence we wished to have upon the members of his audience.
Squatting in the doorway of the next room was the Great Whore glaring at her with contempt. Behind the harlot, she could see people moving around who all looked so much alike that only when they had taken off their clothes could their sex be determined. Thus began a great orgy with bodies writhing over each other in a way that reminded her of a large serpent.
In that moment, she realized that this had become an immense corruption to what she really represented. She also knew that what was lacking in the rooms she had seen as well as the many she had not were that the occupants no longer sought her influence.
Beginning to grow dizzy, she now realized that the giant circular enclosure was indeed rotating. Only in the very center of the circle did it not turn. She walked unsteadily towards this center.
She was the last to arrive as part of a small group that surrounded the center of the circle. Suddenly, the circle broke away from its center descending slowly into the distance like a stone sinking into the depths of a clear lake. She and the rest of those standing above in the center watched the circle spin around as the life-cycles of its inhabitants came and went into their different rooms, each taking their turns upon the wheel.
Those who had found the still center within themselves then merged together with the universe.