Thus, John Sebastian Marlowe Ward, can truly be projected
as a man ahead of his time and this website is designed to provide the world at large with a basic introduction to his
life, his teachings and his ideals. For many people, that is all that they will gain from this site; for others it will merely
confirm their opinion that he was a dangerous crackpot, but for the earnest seekers after truth it may well be the first step
on a pilgrimage that will help to shed light on some of the darkest stages of their Quests. For a select few, however,
who would seek to follow in his footsteps, the authors of this website pray that it will help to lead them to a better understanding
of the nature of God, of His Plan for the Salvation of all mankind and above all to a realization that, as Ward, so loudly
proclaimed, the Christian Dispensation is coming to an end. May it also lead them to understand that, before it is replaced
by a New Age, Christ will Return, as He once promised, and reign as King over all the earth.
For it was this belief that became the dominant theme
in the life of John Sebastian Marlowe Ward; and it was a theme for which he sacrificed all that the world normally holds dear.
This is something that is not always recognised, yet he gave up much in order to dedicate his life to God's Work. He left
an illustrious literary career and a well-paid job, as well as the near certainty of further renown in his chosen fields of
research, and for what?
In return he received abuse from many former colleagues,
constant threats and incessant persecution from authorities in many areas. But he also assailed the heights of mysticism and
did so to a degree that few others have done since Biblical times.
Ultimately he died in exile, far from his native land
and was buried in an unmarked grave that he shared with two other paupers, and to his enemies that was the end of him. The
wise, however, know better. After death, his immortal spirit, loosed at last from the bonds of human flesh, sped rapidly to
it's Heavenly abode from whence he continues to inspire and guide those of us who still remain on earth.
To those of his successors who also strive to follow the
mystic path, John Sebastian Marlowe Ward may well be as real now, as ever he was when on earth, to others it is but his memory
and his writings that they revere. But however they see him, may all his followers find in this website both knowledge and
spiritual advancement, and may each one of them play his or her part in the great work that John Ward began – the Work
of Preparation for the Coming of Christ the King.