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The Great God Pan characters Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Arthur Machen ✓ 7 summary read The Great God Pan On publication it was widely denounced by the press as degenerate and horrific because of its decadent style and sexual content although it has since garnered a reputation as a classic of horror Machen’s story was only one of many at the The Great God Pan is a succinct gem of horror and mystery a kind of spiritual variation on classic tales of lycanthropy though its effectiveness depends on one s sensitivity to and belief in the potential horrors of the very real though unseen forces beneath material manifestationA scientist a self proclaimed practitioner of transcendental medicine cuts into a young woman s brain to heighten her spiritual awareness but instead Pan the wild nature spirit or rather the tremendous invisible life force that seethes beneath nature s visible cloak enters and impregnates her The spawn of this diabolical union a society woman with a lovely though strangely unsettling face wreaks havoc in late 19th century London very atmospherically portrayed in all its twisty mystery as a series of well heeled men mysteriously commit suicide It s short 50 60 pages and it is presented in a patchwork fashion as overlapping chapters that connect only peripherally to each other that for me intensified the mystery and made the tale feel like a much longer work in concentrate It could be called a minimalist masterpiece of Gothic horrorAt the time of publication this book caused uite a scandal because of its suggestion that men were killing themselves because of some dark sex magic that transferred Pan in the form of an STD I suppose from the carrier to them though all this occurs off stage as it were It s hard now to see what the fuss was all about and so it s much easier now to simply focus on the potency of the tale As an author of some of classic Weird Tales Arthur Machen has the added advantage of believing much of what he writes about He was a keen explorer of dark mystical realms and was right there in the thick of London s Magickal scene he along with Yeats and Aleister Crowley were members of The Order of the Golden Dawn Machen knew of powerful realities hidden from our rational intellects by the thinnest of physical veils and that the parting of this veil was possible through various means drugs meditation magick a blow to the head etc He was also a wonderfully evocative writer with an intense love for that very physical world that potentially contained many horrors

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The Great God Pan characters Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Arthur Machen ✓ 7 summary read The Great God Pan Time to focus on Pan as a useful symbol for the power of nature and paganism The title was taken from the poem A Musical Instrument published in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning in which the first line of every stanza ends the great god P For Reasons a guy named Raymond wants to experiment on putting a person into some sort of altered state Mary was like super poor and he took her in and fed her so this is fair he says She agrees because of Stockholm syndrome like loyalty to this creep Bad idea genes abound here and then Mary and Raymond are basically out of the narrativeAgain with a really destitute person in the street Herbert an old school chum of Villiers No you re not supposed to know who Villiers is Does he try to help his unfortunate friend No he just listens to his sad but vague story about his unfortunate marriage and how it ruined his life then says bye and goes off and tells other people because he appears to be a nosy gossip and judgy too Machen is by no means a great prose stylist and this book is written in a confused manner Many lurid events are hinted at then broken off with a leaving the reader to surmise what took place It would be fine if the conclusions were obvious but they aren t even when I thought I got what had happened and I found myself several time turning back trying to figure out if a person had died or whatInteresting that Machen named the insignificant artist character Meyrink as the tone of the book is uite reminiscent of Eggeler s illustrations for Meyrink the writerI m not sure what mythological or anthropological material this is based on if any It doesn t jive with the admittedly minimal material I ve read on PanI have a reprint of the 1926 Ayer Company publication that includes Inmost Light and Red Hand as well I was relieved to reach page 90 and find out I was done with this story Tia and the Firefighter The Pleasure Of His Punishment​ #12 in 1862 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Bright and Early Thursday Evening A Tangled Tale in which the first line of every stanza ends the great god P For Reasons a guy named Raymond wants to experiment on putting a person My valiant knight into some sort of altered state Mary was like super poor and he took her The White Lantern in and fed her so this Dual Abduction Alien Abduction #3 is fair he says She agrees because of Stockholm syndrome like loyalty to this creep Bad Seven Wishes idea genes abound here and then Mary and Raymond are basically out of the narrativeAgain with a really destitute person Stumptown Vol 1 in the street Herbert an old school chum of Villiers No you re not supposed to know who Villiers The Natural Mind Waking Up Volume I is Does he try to help his unfortunate friend No he just listens to his sad but vague story about his unfortunate marriage and how Surprised by Suffering it ruined his life then says bye and goes off and tells other people because he appears to be a nosy gossip and judgy too Machen Fun with Zip and Zap Phonics chapter book is by no means a great prose stylist and this book The Hyde Park Headsman is written The Best American Science Writing 2006 in a confused manner Many lurid events are hinted at then broken off with a leaving the reader to surmise what took place It would be fine Farmer if the conclusions were obvious but they aren t even when I thought I got what had happened and I found myself several time turning back trying to figure out Expanding Opportunity if a person had died or whatInteresting that Machen named the A Little Mistake insignificant artist character Meyrink as the tone of the book Gaia Ambition is uite reminiscent of Eggeler s Heavy Expectations illustrations for Meyrink the writerI m not sure what mythological or anthropological material this Bosom Destiny is based on Keys to inner space if any It doesn t jive with the admittedly minimal material I ve read on PanI have a reprint of the 1926 Ayer Company publication that Nann Dunnes Books Sampler includes Inmost Light and Red Hand as well I was relieved to reach page 90 and find out I was done with this story

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The Great God Pan characters Î eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Arthur Machen ✓ 7 summary read The Great God Pan The Great God Pan is a novella written by Arthur Machen A version of the story was published in the magazine Whirlwind in 1890 and Machen revised and extended it for its book publication together with another story The Inmost Light in 1894 As good as advertised called by Stephen King to be perhaps the greatest horror story in English Not sure about that but I can see how influential this may have been Really weird and has allusions to myth First published in 1890 this is after Poe but before Lovecraft creating something of a bridge between masters of the horror genreThis has all the elements of a great story and created a benchmark for what makes a horror story


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  • Paperback
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  • The Great God Pan
  • Arthur Machen
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  • 20 May 2020
  • 9781521431627