THE FOURTHWAY MANHO E-JOURNAL
Volume 5 May 30, 2001
CONCERNING THE SACRED INDIVIDUALS, THREE-BRAINED SAINTLY & COSMIC IN THE TALES OF HIS MOST GRACIOUS Beelzebub
With a Short Commentary by Professor Dr. Tan Man-Ho
(Based on the original extract from http://www.toutley.uklinux.net/BEELZEBUB/beelzebubportraits.htm, drawings made by Bob Jefferson and abridged notes taken from the etherograms received by Tooilan on the planet Purgatory)
When reading the difficult writings of "All & Everything or Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson", one inevitably encounters a unique experience unparallel to all conventional reading style and experiences. The paragraphs are very long and they take away your breath causing you to innerly stop and take in deep breath thus forgetting what you have read; test your ability to keep yourself awake and challenge you to retain your consciousness attention. Many of the words are very mysterious and may be the first time you ever seen in your life, and you cannot find their meanings in the conventional Oxford or Thesaurus dictionaries. So you tend to guess the meanings or imagine them to be or feel them to be. The characters and names in the book are also very strange and the descriptions are also strange; some of them you are familiar because your teacher have taught you about them during your early days in school but not the esoteric knowledge.
As one reads the writings, one tends to 'dream" through them depending on the inclination of your own "modes" or "focuses" at the time or spur of the moment ~ shallow thinking inclination, deep thought inclination, fine feeling state, crude feeling state, on-the-itch-to-move tendency, instinctive tension and sexual urge ~seven in all. And so the saying goes that there are at least seven dimensions in each paragraph. A great scientist once read this great book and said that after reading 34 times in his life time he still finds that there are more meanings in it.
I have read " .... Tales to His Grandson" many times and often feel the need for a visual image of the mysterious characters in the Tales. I do not know I should imagine a being-bird, or a being-dragon, a being-human or any race and creek and colors but someone did try that. I'll suggest you go to this web site now with the characters drawn by Bob Jefferson and with the abridged note of the characters taken from the etherograms received by Toolian on the planet Purgatory.
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