From: "ArchD'Ikon Zibethicus"
Subject: (urth) Small g, Big G Date: Sun, 19 Jan 2003 06:33:21 +0000 Nigel thus: >Williams is such a wonderful but odd writer, isn't he? I confess to an >intense love-hate relationship with his books. Mystical, baffing and worth re-reading... >If I may make so bold about such a complex and mystical book, can I > >suggest that the primary thing going on in "The Place of the Lion" is > >that the archetype of each of the nine orders of angels is let loose >in >the world. (bows) This is a much better way of describing it...my only excuse, which is not a valid one, is that I was writing under conditions of some haste and lamentable fatigue. >Remember that the heroine's thesis in "The Place of the Lion" is - if >my >memory serves me - on "Neoplatonism in the Court of Charlemagne". > >Archetypes were Platonic and then Neoplatonic commonplaces long before > >Jung reapplied the idea of psychology. ...mmm...that's right...I'll havta re-read it...(sighs, slings it on top of the 'Urgent Reading' pile...) >Which is not to say that that idea may not also be present in >Williams, >but I really don't believe that it's primary. To be sure! I should know better than to post in haste (post-haste?) on _this_ list! Nothwithstanding this, I think that my point about retaining a cautious distinction between theological and fictional intentions is still, possibly, a partially valid one. >consider how much he may too have >been playing with similar ideas to Williams. Interesting to see that he >explicitly mentions reading Charles Williams in the interview which he >did >with Nutria. Hmmmm...that's right... ->Zx<- ____________________________________________________________ Consciousness will always be one degree above comprehensibility. - G.C.H. Ehrensvard ____________________________________________________________ Weep at least once to see God. - Sri Ramakrishna _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8 is here: Try it free* for 2 months http://join.msn.com/?page=dept/dialup --