Thanks everyone, I am now done with 11. I always suspected it went much deeper than I was getting outside the Orthodox Church, but I had no idea how tough it would really be. This is every bit as tough to digest as the first time I read zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, but this time I have to turn in a book report at the end of each chapter. Nice to hear others have had the same experience.
It is very humbling indeed to think that you know so much only to find you never knew it at all.
This is exactly where I am right now. Each door opens to a new concept with yet more doors, each horizon leads to a new view of many other horizons. My trouble that adds to this experience is that I want it all right now. I feel I was deprived for too many years of this instruction and I feel I am playing catch up to get where I feel I should be.