Robin Spinrobin, 28, unemployed and looking for `life's great adventure' answers an add in the paper. He soon meets his new employer, Reverend Skale. Skale is conducting a sound experiment that he wants Spinrobin to participate in.
Meeting Miriam, and Mrs. Mawle, Spinrobin has encountered everyone he'll be working with in the desolate confines of the home in the solitude of the forest removed from most all of society.
Falling quickly in love with Miriam, Spinrobin maintains his tasks and continues lessons with Skale who is teaching him proper pronunciation of Hebrew. The idea being that to be able to pronounce, correctly, something or somebody's `Big Name' will put oneself in a position of taking over that beings power (common in Egyptian myth - it's how Isis took Ra's power after tricking him into it).
Coming time for the ultimate pronunciation, the tetragrammation of God's name (4 people, 4 chord qualities, 4 syllables) Spinrobin is torn in two directions: 1. Honor and responsibility to Skale, through whom he was taught much and as a person, greatly respected and 2. Love for Miriam. A woman he adored and who fulfilled his desire in that `the great adventure he sought was only the supreme adventure of a very wonderful love.' Designed to show the struggle between being in want of the Gods powers and being in possession of great love, with philosophical ideas that the latter is the celebration of the prior. To love is to be God-like.
`Rhythm and harmony find their way into the secret places of the soul' - Plato.
`it is a calculation which the soul makes in secret.' (of Music) - Neitzche.
`Love is a mighty humanizer and holds down the nose upon the grindstone of... practical values of human existence.' - Blackwood.
`I am as a God now. You have made me so! You love me!' - Blackwood (Miriam to Spinrobin).
- 语种： 英语
- ISBN: 0809511789
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