Lilith A Romance (PDF)

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  • Lilith A Romance
  • George MacDonald
  • English
  • 03 September 2019
  • 9781587159268

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Free read Lilith A Romance é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Lilith is a story concerning the nature of life death and salvationAfter he followed the old man through the mirror nothing in his life was ever right again It was a special mirror an. When I was 2 my wonderful grandmother visited our little postwar stucco bungalow out on the fringes of our little former lumber townMy grandmother believed in magic White Magic Back then she was like a Fairy Grandmother to meOne day during her visit she took me by the hand and led me down to our unfinished basement All she said to me was Today we re going to visit the Zoo And she somehow within my own private tiny toddler s headspace had suddenly transformed our little subterranean storage room cluttered with bric brac by her very words into a magical and mysterious ZooAnd just like the early and somewhat na ve Carlos Castaneda self hypnosis can work wonders I SAW the wild animals in their exotic cages all around meGeorge MacDonald here conjures up a COMPLETELY FANCIFUL world for us too in the bric brac of an old old houseCause it s a feeling that s replete and satisfying in life to live close by a Deep Bottomless Well of the Spirit in a palatial mansion on a princely property So infers George MacDonald in LilithBut his lucky hero inherits bothWell in part only for the mansion is a bit dark and decrepit And it s haunted By unearthly beingsAND by a Secret World that dwells in a real spiritual opening A secret world far MYSTICAL in the traditional sense than Neil Gaiman s For MacDonald TRUSTS in Divine ProvidenceJust like I trusted my grandmother and everyone else when I was a kid No wonder the Lord tells us to be like these little onesIt works wonders It will take you back to that simple first miraculous and supernatural ORDINARINESS of MacDonald s worldNow follow MacDonald s hero as he chases after his own familial White Rabbit right Through the Spiritual Looking Glass to a place of deep sleep and his soul s ultimate replenishment And we ll ALL be in that place someday with FaithSuch a world as this 19th century Scottish Man of the Cloth the author must have mentally envisioned mayhaps as he trudged the dreary miles to visit his snappish and dour parishioners on many a gloomy Highland day Dreaming of the Rest that comes after a long life of labouring dutyAnd a Duty to which he an eternal dreamer was so temperamentally ill suitedBut his gloom is our gainAnd THAT s getting older for you a time when shifting slivers of fitful dreams flit over our half lit neutral autumnal mindscapes like morning mistBut it gets even better as we age further when we recover as MacDonald does for us our True Second Childhood IF our dreams are born in a Milieu of LoveAnd we the readers find that WE are the ones who have been blessed in heaping overflowing good measure as we reap the reward he along with our own daily acts of charity have sowed for usThe reward of a bottomless reservoir of an endless wealth of imaginationAnd as it was for the young CS Lewis discovering fantastical new worlds in MacDonald s magical tales in his gloomy grimy Irish preteen years so it will be for usEspecially in the Great BeyondSo Five Gorgeous Mystcal stars for this one Don't Try This at Home How to Win a Sumo Match Catch a Great White Shark Start an Independent Nation and Other Extraordinary Feats For Ordinary People you back to that simple first miraculous and supernatural ORDINARINESS of MacDonald s worldNow follow MacDonald s hero as he chases after his own familial White Rabbit right Through the Spiritual Looking Glass to a place of deep sleep and his soul s ultimate replenishment And we ll ALL be in that place someday with FaithSuch a world as this 19th century Scottish Man of the Cloth the author must have mentally envisioned mayhaps as he trudged the dreary miles to visit his snappish and dour parishioners on many a gloomy Highland day Dreaming of the Rest that comes after a long life of labouring dutyAnd a Duty to which he an eternal dreamer was so temperamentally ill suitedBut his gloom is our gainAnd THAT s getting older for Who Was Seabiscuit? you a time when shifting slivers of fitful dreams flit over our half lit neutral autumnal mindscapes like morning mistBut it gets even better as we age further when we recover as MacDonald does for us our True Second Childhood IF our dreams are born in a Milieu of LoveAnd we the readers find that WE are the ones who have been blessed in heaping overflowing good measure as we reap the reward he along with our own daily acts of charity have sowed for usThe reward of a bottomless reservoir of an endless wealth of imaginationAnd as it was for the My Big Book of Sewing young CS Lewis discovering fantastical new worlds in MacDonald s magical tales in his gloomy grimy Irish preteen Acts of Mercy years so it will be for usEspecially in the Great BeyondSo Five Gorgeous Mystcal stars for this one

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Free read Lilith A Romance é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free E most profound It is a story concerning the nature of life death and salvation In the story MacDonald mentions a cosmic sleep that heals tortured souls preceding the salvation of all. George MacDonald is one of the most severely underrated authors of all time A contemporary to Lewis Caroll and major influence on CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien this man s imagination apparently knew no bounds and that is incredibly apparent in his masterpiece Lilith Narrated by a nameless everyman figure it follows his adventures in a world he discovers after inheriting his father s house and many unsettling circumstances there leading him to a mirror which reveals another realm Incredibly complex this story is really like a series of events that the narrator witnesses in this realm all leading down to a confrontation with Lilith the legendary first wife of Adam in various cults of Jewish faith Ultimately it is a story of the nature of evil and the hope of redemption but it is packed with literary allusion and stunning imagery that the reader will not soon forget Written with a deft wit and a finesse for the subtleties of human nature MacDonald deserves to be in the ranks of he highest of fantasy and allegorical writers rather than collecting dust at the bottom of knowledge s shelf

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Free read Lilith A Romance é PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free D the man he followed was a special man a man who led him to the things that underlie the fate of all creation Lilith is considered among the darkest of MacDonald's works and among th. This is by far one of the darkest books I ve ever read Coming from a Christian minister I would expect the book to be a bit preachy I found however that the story is way of a dark fairy tale set in a somewhat biblical world with faint biblical themes It s hard of course not to be a bit biblical considering some of the main characters are Adam Eve and Lilith the first wife of Adam MacDonald writes this story in a way that truly makes them characters in a book rather than bible superheroes here to promote proper Christian morals and whatnot I m an atheist and never once felt uncomfortable or as though I were being read a story from a ministerMacDonald uses amazing imagery when it comes to the world around Mr Vane the stories protagonist At times things can be so beautiful you wish you were there to see it and then take a turn There is a moment in the book where Mr Vane is surrounded by flying lit skulls swirling around him in the black of night MacDonald gives life to these skulls with an almost morbid reality In short this book is for everyone If you have thought about giving it a go don t let the religious undertones keep you away It is a fantastic roller coaster ride through what is living what is good and evil and what is hell It will challenge even the most creative mind and I dare you to read it and not think at least once Wow I wish I had thought that up