The Taste of Ashes The new millennium: a time wracked by violence, racism, AIDS, drug abuse, and all-consuming fear. Hollow politicians offer empty promises of the bright future -- a thousand points of light which none can see. That which is greater than mankind lurks beyond the rim of human consciousness. It patiently watches, waiting to assume command of our destiny. It preys on teh fearful, the hateful, and the hated. Dark thoughts and emotions are set free to prowl teh earth, taking what they will, where they will, and as they will. We cower in our homes, quaking behind the false security of tall fences, locked doors, and television -- to no avail. The stars are right and cannot be denied!