It is 2048 BE; the Anonyma Network, represented by a young philosopher known affectionately as Annie, offers this 50th anniversary edition of Mary ... Show synopsis It is 2048 BE; the Anonyma Network, represented by a young philosopher known affectionately as Annie, offers this 50th anniversary edition of Mary Daly's revolutionary work of Radical Elemental Feminism, "Quintessence ... Realizing the Archaic Future." Mary Daly has, for the past 30 years, been at the forefront of radical feminist thinking. Here she exposes and examines the abuses women face at the end of the 20th century - for example, the dangerous rhetoric of the Promise Keepers; the systematic rape of women in war zones like Bosnia; and the invasive manipulation of women's bodies and all of nature in genetic engineering, fertility experiments, and cloning. But she also offers a "Far-Out Vision and Hope for Wonderlusting Women" who are beginning to discover Quintessence: Spirit that fills the universe and gives it life and vitality.