In 1980, a curious little newsletter was started, called Lightline. In it, questions sent in by subscribers were answered by the disembodied source, Hilarion, writing through Maurice B. Cooke. The newsletter continued for just over two years, at which time it was suspended due to the press of other projects. By mid 1982 the subscription list had grown to over 700, and new inquiries were arriving every day. "Initially, back issues were made available to the hundreds of people who wanted to read these commentaries by Hilarion. However, these gradually became exhausted, and rather than reprint them in the expensive format of a newsletter, it was decided to incorporate them into two paperback books. The first of the books was printed in 1983, under the title Answers. This is the second book, and includes the remainder of the answers originally appearing in the newsletter."