hermeticism

This Man Who Disappeared Was The Devil: Shirley Jackson’s Lottery Collection and The Occult

A friend of mine—whose last name is literally ‘Friend’, because sometimes the Universe feels the need to make things obvious for us—contacted me early one morning to say, “Reread the short stories in The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and watch out for James or Jim Harris,” and I, sufficiently intrigued, and not having read much Jackson since finishing We Have Always Lived In The Castle, opened the book and recalled,

Shall I Project A World: A Hermetic Analysis of The Crying of Lot 49

You can put together clues, develop a thesis, or several, about why characters reacted to the Trystero possibility the way they did, why the assassins came on, why the black costumes. You could waste your life that way and never touch the truth. –Randolph Driblette to Oedipa Maas The inherent difficulty with analyzing The Crying of Lot 49 is that, the further one goes down the rabbit hole of analysis,

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