Monday, 29 May 2017
The High Priestesses seeing visions are like the Nine Witch Queens of Ys. Both groups are told that a storm is breaking over the world.
One Priestess says:
"'An oracle's voice speaks like the wind in a forest, turning and twisting like Time Herself.'" (p. 11)
Wind and Time are Andersonian themes although we are not familiar with a feminine "Time." The Priestess continues:
"'They don't show us more than we can bear.'" (ibid.)
In meditation, too much self-knowledge too soon might be unbearable.
Are the Priestesses acquiring some of the clairvoyant powers of Yasmini in The Peshawar Lancers? Have I asked such a question before? I am getting some deja vu feelings.