Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Alongside ideas pulled from Gnosticism, Kabbala, Mircea Eliade, and Milton, Pullman incorporates into his charming 2nd volume the Atlantean theories of Charles Hapgood and the theorizing of renegade archeologists about the true age of sapiens and civilization. Can't wait to see if volume three uses Terrence McKenna and the "magic mushroom as intergalactic consciousness" theory.
A monkey salaciously strokes a green snake and a witch does the deed with Lord Asriel. My kind of young adult fantasy!