When writing the novel I strove to include as many sins as possible, not only the seven deadly ones. Of all these sins, the one which leads to the downfall of the protagonist is the sin of aspiring to achieve godhead. This occurs in the converted Anglican church, where we find the holy house transformed into a drug den. Mind altering substances constitute a desire to be god-like. This is in essence the same sin which led to the original fall of Mankind.