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Thousand Fold Though Revisited posted 25 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtThousand Fold Though Revisited by Dawnstorm, Candidate

Here's how I understood it; the TTT is simply the name of a new faith, created by Moenghus and Khellus in order to unify mankind, which was divided by the conflicts between Inrithism and Fanimry. But like Moenghus said, the creation a new system of beliefs is so complex as to almost become a living thing - hence the name, the "Thousandfold Thought" which refers to the immensely complex calculations involved. If the third book is named after this, I believe it's because we've seen the "birth" of TTT, with Khellus's triumph and, presumably, the birth of a new theocratic empire.

That's pretty much how I read it.

Minor semantic quibble: I wouldn't call it a new faith; rather it's the synchronisation of existant faiths under a common rhetoric - so that the new words have different meaning for whoever listens. The difference between Möenghus and Khellus, IMO, is that Möenghus believes the rhetoric to be meaningless, while Khellus believes the rhetoric to be grounded in an outside reality only he grasps.

I also think the difference between the two is not resolvable in a right/wrong manner; as a contextualist I see the "meaning" of the Thousandfold Thought rooted in the varying "positions" of Möenghus and Khellus within the Thousandfold Thought (as they're not separate from it).

By that I mean that both Khellus and Möenghus need to create a position for themselves to operate from (since the existance of the outside has thrown the Dûnyain's postion into question). To be successful, the position they create must be more complex than that of those they wish to synchronise. Thus, the Thousandfold Thought (a single word needs to be vague enough to be accomodated by thousands of different contexts, yet specific enough to still have the power to "move souls".) ("Souls" is in quotation marks, because that's where Möenghus and Khellus seem to differ; in their view of the outside).

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