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posts by Ajencis Commoner | joined 29 Jul 2005 | 2

The Few and Kellhus posted 29 Jul 2005, 22:07 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Ajencis, Commoner

I may just be stating the obvious to everyone, but aren't the Schoolmen or 'the Few' nihilists. Only they can see the Few and they are the only ones that can perform Sorcery. They are rejected by the rest of the world and only Mandate Schoolmen can see the true state of the world, sonce only they acknowledge that the Consult exists. And only they have the Gnosis, which in Greek translates as Knowledge. Another point that may be obvious, since I haven't seen this view expressed elsewhere, is that Kellhus is Jesus Christ, metaphorically. He dies and is resurrected. he sees in the Hearts of Men and is killed by people who fear change and his power. The Muslims believe that Jesus was a Prophet and the Jews believe that their Messiah will be a Warrior. hence the 'Warrior-Prophet' Kellhus has 9 main followers, the Nascenti. Kellhus' version of the Apostles? He is also looking for his Father. His symbol after the Resurrection is the Circumfix, which sounds like the Gnostic Cross. Just a few thoughts, don't know whether they are right or wrong. view post

posted 30 Jul 2005, 00:07 in The Warrior ProphetThe Few and Kellhus by Ajencis, Commoner

Thanks for posting back. you may be right about the Schoolmen, but there are many views on nihilism. [quote:2mxcx23j]The destructive power of intellectual disillusuionment that enabled [b:2mxcx23j]a Few to see through the constructions fabricated by culture and to expose its most amazing economy of the preservation of the species and the High prices it exacted from the Few[/b:2mxcx23j] (Politics and Vision by Sheldon Wolin)[/quote:2mxcx23j] I think that this quote shows that, in the context of the books, that the Sorcerors, especially the Mandate Schoolmen, are nihilists (In this sense of the term). view post


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