Tag Archives: A. E. Waite

Notes on “Magnum Opus” Part 3

Please check out post one and post two about the Inspector Lewis episodes “Magnum Opus,” all about Charles Williams. Let’s proceed! Hathaway starts explaining CW’s distinctive ideas to Maddox: Charles Williams believed in a living breathing spirituality in which we … Continue reading

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Notes on “Magnum Opus” Part 2

The Charles-Williams-themed two-episode story of Inspector Lewis will air in the US this Sunday, so I’m blogging about it in some detail. Here’s yesterday’s post. Now, onward! Yesterday, I ended with a quote about how the Way of Exchange is … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and Doctor Who, part 2: Cabbalistic beliefs about words

Countdown to Doctor Who Season 9! Two days to go! Yesterday I wrote about The Nature of Time. Today, let’s talk about WORDS. Words of power. Magic words. In the Harry Potter universe, speaking the right words (even inaudibly) has magical … Continue reading

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Mysticism, Magic, and Marriage: “The Greater Trumps”

Charles Williams Book Summary #25: The Greater Trumps (Gollancz, 1932) Hooray! At last I get to write about another one of the novels. It has been far too long. I often feel that I do penance, slogging through the slow … Continue reading

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Sources for CW and the FRC

This is the third post in a series about Charles Williams and the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. You can access the others here and here. Here are the top sources that I can recommend for learning more about A.E. … Continue reading

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Charles Williams and the F.R.C.

This is the second post in a short series about Charles Williams and the Fellowship of the Rosy Cross. You can read the first post, about A.E. Waite, here. Charles Williams, a devout but skeptical Anglican, began reading the works … Continue reading

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A. E. Waite and the Occult

We interrupt the series of chronological book summaries to discuss an important part of Charles Williams’ life at this time. So far, I have posted summaries of his books up to 1917–one of the most important years in his life. … Continue reading

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