Tag Archives: Rosicruciana

The Chaste Wanton

The Chaste Wanton is the second drama contained in the volume Three Plays: The Early Metaphysical Plays of Charles Williams, published in 2009 by Wipf & Stock. It is a reprint of an edition published by Oxford University Press in … Continue reading

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The Oddest Inkling at Mythcon part 4: Two Panels and Ten Costumes

Sunday was the last week of Mythcon, so this is my last summary post (but not my last summery post, d.v.). Tomorrow I’ll put up something about Mythgard, and then next week we will have a guest post on Poetry … Continue reading

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The Oddest Inkling at Mythcon part 1: Faith and Fantasy

When this post goes live at 2:00 pm EST on Sunday, August 10th, I will be participating in a panel about “Faith and Fantasy” at Mythcon 45 with Chip Crane, Carl Hostetter, and Lynn Maudlin. Below, I’ve posted the thoughts … Continue reading

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Racism, Sexism, and Heresy: oh my!

Charles Williams Book Summary #14: Heroes and Kings (1930) Part 2: Sexism & Eroticism Yesterday I posted about racism in Heroes and Kings. Let’s move on to the next problem, without solving that one. I am even more disturbed by the … Continue reading

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The Magical Name of God: “Windows of Night,” 1925

In this phase of the life of The Oddest Inkling, I am posting summaries of each of CW’s books in chronological order. These are punctuated by related posts on themes, events, and people in his life as they relate to … 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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Arthurian Commonplace Book, c. 1912-1923

In this phase of the life of The Oddest Inkling, I am posting summaries of each of CW’s books, one book per week, in chronological order. These will be punctuated by related posts on themes, events, and people in his … Continue reading

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The Silver Stair part 2

Two days ago, I posted the first half of my summary of The Silver Stair. Today, I discuss the major themes that are present in this early work of poetry. This early sonnet sequence, written when Williams was in his … Continue reading

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