Philip Pullman's new trilogy: When the soul moves on

The trilogy "His Dark Materials", in the Original, between 1995 and 2000 appeared, made its author, the Oxford, Philip Pullman, is world-famous. You brought h

Philip Pullman's new trilogy: When the soul moves on

The trilogy "His Dark Materials", in the Original, between 1995 and 2000 appeared, made its author, the Oxford, Philip Pullman, is world-famous. You brought him enthusiastic admirers and the most important awards of children's literature, but also hostility on the part of religious organizations.

Tilman Spreckelsen

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Because the story, set in a series of parallel worlds, which are our quite similar, and in a, which corresponds to our, tells the story of an adventure traveller, in the far North of researches, which are directed against the powerful Church and at the end, in a revolt against God – that Lord Asriel, unmistakably a revenant of Satan, as described to him by Milton in "Paradise Lost", want to make it better than at the time of the apostate angels. In fact, God did not restore to him a lot. The Magisterium, however, a powerful, world-wide ecclesiastical organization, fights Asriel forces.

A Central figure of the trilogy Asriels daughter Lyra, the learning without parents in the care of science in an Oxford College, to grow up in. Like all the other inhabitants of that world, she has a constant companion in animal form, a "Daemon", with the sharing and the can never be far separated from you, without both, man and Daemon, suffering unbearable pain. As an eleven-year-old she discovered her ability, a mechanical device called the Alethiometer, to elicit answers to their questions, and she hears for the first Time of the mystery of the invisible "dust", which is unclear, but potentially tremendous forces are said to have and Lord Asriel with a special photographic procedure are clearly visible can make.

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, wrapped If you can describe the concept of the Daemon as a sort of external and material soul, then the dust turns out in the course of the trilogy as being Equivalent to ours is the dark matter – however, and this is a point that Pullman's Text is inscribed, the dust seems to be a consciousness. The concept at least of man as a being composed of dead matter and living spirit, the author rejects can be seen.

Updated Date: 15 June 2020, 14:20

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