Bring Me A Dream

Well, I'd heard much about it, but I'd never read Neil Gaiman's Sandman series. Kaleidoscopically pagan, and lemme tell you, downright fascinating.

There are so many interesting ideas laid down in the ten years worth of Sandman comics I've read in the last few weeks...

Multiple pantheons, but of gods who are as creaturely as humans are.

An ultimate creator, who (one cannot escape this conclusion) is presiding over good and evil.

Ideas become real, tangere, percipere. Some of them are gods...

The Endless (a step above gods, but within time/eternity, created...Desire, Despair, Destruction, Delirium, Dream, Death) are intrigued when the age of Reason begins (16th Century)...reason is a tool to them, but no more valid than, say, myth. I thinks that especially interesting in light of Gaiman's description of the Sandman comics as "ten years of a story about storytelling."

I wonder how much longer the Age of Reason will last...

It is not uncommon anymore to run into scifi that pictures an alchemical civilization, or a witchy's all technical (Etymology: Greek "technikos" of art, skillful, from "techne" art, craft, skill; akin to Greek "tektOn" builder, carpenter, Latin "texere" to weave, Sanskrit "taksati" he fashions), of course, it's still hard for us (contemporaries) to escape that, but it's not reasonable.

Paganism is going to rise, openly, within a few decades. How can it not, when people all over our civilization are recognizing that science and logic won't bring them truth? They'll turn to their stories, and to spirit. Here comes open paganism, and I'm glad of it. Let the enemy unfurl their banners.

It might awaken us to the fact that there's a battle on.