Re: The Face Of God
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 29, 2002, 22:54|
On Sun, 29 Dec 2002 11:07:46 -0800 Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>
> I haven't looked too far that way. There seems to
> be two (or maybe more?) currents or modalities
> one can take along the Path. It's not really a
> matter of Good and Evil (and Star Wars makes me
> hesitate to use Light and Dark); though the
> alternate modality is connected to the mythical
> Rebellion of the Powers.
> From the perspective of Telerani thought, this
> alternate modality will ultimately lead its
> followers to Rest; but the road is unnecessarily
> rough and may lead one to needless death. The
> lessons are as old as Time: all the evils done in
> the world by rebellious Powers have done nothing
> more than forward the cause of "God's Plan".
> Likewise, all the evils done by people in modern
> times ultimately lead to the same end.-
Reminds me sort of Tolkien's |Ainulindale| where Melkor's rebellious
chords in the music of creation are coopted by Iluvatar in order to make
a music of creation more beautiful and meaningful than it was originally.
> Apart from them, there are a host of demons (not
> in the Christian sense, but in the Greek sense),
> fairies, and other Othernatural beings.
What are demons in the Greek sense?
"Numenoreans came; Numenoreans who were selfish,
and thought that they were gods. But Ocean rose up over them,
and traded them to Underworld - for murex-shells and pebbles
and for glitterings of light."
~ rokbeigalmki poem