A parable for all ages. The metaphysical novel illustrates the positive and negative paths of The Law of One. Many feel the book has been prophetic concerning the life of L/L Research, Don ELkins and Carla Rueckert.
From the Introduction to The Crucifixion of Esmerelda Sweetwater: "This novel is the first fruit of L/L Research, written in 1968, refined in 1969, and, because of rejections from many of the major publishers, destined to sit in file drawers until private donations made it possible for us to offer this volume to those for whom it may have some value. That it has some value is of little doubt to me, even though I was the co-author of it. The writing of it was like nothing that I have experienced before or since. Concepts and characters flowed with a clarity and precision onto the paper that I would have thought impossible. It was as if I were watching and reporting on an unfolding situation rather than making up a story.
In the years following, right up through 1984, many thing that were written as fiction in The Crucifixion of Esmerelda Sweetwater seem to be echoed, sometimes quite closely, in the life of Don's and my relationship, our partnership, and the work with our group. Some of the details are synchronistic enough to warrant comment; hence this introduction. But before we touch upon similarities, I would like to sketch the story that unfolded in Don's and my private life which came to parallel so closely many of the events in this book.”
– Carla L. Rueckert, 1985