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Date: Fri, 25 Oct 2002 10:47:40 -0500
Subject: Re: (urth) Gnostic Wolfe
From: Adam Stephanides 

Perhaps I'm being dense, and it's been several years since I last read
TBOTLS; but I don't see any particular connection between the Long Sun books
and Gnosticism, either positive and negative.  I don't see anything that Pas
has in common with the Demiurge that he doesn't have in common with pagan
"high gods" such as Zeus, who are the obvious models.  Unlike the Demiurge,
Pas didn't really create anything.  And Typhon himself only "created" the
Whorl in the sense that Rockefeller created Standard Oil; it may have been
an act of sinful pride, but it had no cosmic significance that I'm aware of.
Still less do I see how the Long Sun books are a criticism of Gnosticism
(unless, as mantis said, one assumes that Gnostics worshipped the Demiurge,
which afaik they never did).  But, as I say, perhaps I'm just missing



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