This odd tale appears to coalesce within my mind with “the Chemical Wedding of/by Christian Rosenkreutz,” (Johannes Valentinus Andreae), “The Beautiful Dream,” (Hermann Hesse), “The Parabola of Madathanus,” as well as, but more peripherally “The Great God Pan” (Arthur Machen) and “The Circular Ruins” (Jorge Borges).
All of the first four texts i referenced require minutia in tracing.
So, if this looks tedious, it cuz it is. It is not craven or unnecessary. If you think it is, this ain’t your kind of reading materials (even though you have read them already in some incarnation or iteration).
Such endeavors are best suited to scratch & scrawl, not typing, for me.
I have rabbithole notes on all these i need to consolidate and smelt.
Kindly forgive the clumsiness of the initial compilation.