"[The] aim will be to take, 'with the concurrence of
the noblest Fors,' a face-to-face and heart-to-heart inspection of Human
Existence of what has been done, what is doing, and what will be done by man”
(Igdrasil, Editorial Note 1:1, p.1).
The aim of the Guild is "to diffuse a knowledge of the
writings of John Ruskin, and of the authors upon whom he looks as his masters;
and...to promote, by the method of association, careful and thoughtful
reading and study of good literature" (Rules of the Guild 1:1, p.32)