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W.B. Yeats was a member of the Society of the Golden Dawn.  He was initiated in 1890.   Yeats was also a member of Blavatsky’s Theosophical Society.  Both the Golden Dawn and Blavatsky influenced Ezra Pound.  Pound wrote several articles for a Theosophical journal.

 

Richard Seddon

Portales, NM

 

From: T. S. Eliot Discussion forum. [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Peter Montgomery
Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 5:58 PM
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That's funny!

Williams was a member of The Society of the Golden Dawn.

I believe their charter borrowed heavilyt from The Rosie Crossers.

P.

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Sent: Tuesday, April 08, 2008 6:46 AM

Subject: Re: The Absolute (Was Re: THE LINE ABOUT THE BURGLAR AND THROWING MEAT TO THE DOG)

 

Peter, thanks for mentioning C. Williams; I was not familiar with All Hollow's Eve but I found a chapter online that is intriguing -- apparently the book is a favorite of the Rosicrucians! Diana


Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 01:49:07 -0700
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Lewis was definitely a Romantic, which is probably why

he didn't like Eliot's work - the approach of the Classicist.

Eliot's conversion was definitely not one of feeling. Much more

like the absence of feeling -- the dark night. When they were

together in person they managed to get along, but apparently just barely.

 

Lewis was one of the founders of The Inkling drinking, Anglo-Saxon

translating club that gathered either in his rooms at Oxford or at

The Eagle and Child pub (lovingly known as the Bird and Baby).

The one member of that group who really liked Eliot was Charles Williams.

He wrote an appreciative review of some of Eliot's poetry, and Eliot wrote

a very appreciative intro to C.W.'s ALL HALLOW'S EVE. Eliot is also
a singular if unnamed presence in C.W.'s DESCENT INTO HELL.

 

BTW Owen Barfield's SAVING THE APPEARANCES tho small

is a book very challenging indeed.

 

I liked the Hippolytos ref. and also the idea of imagination

as an avenue to knowledge, in contradistinction to science.

 

Cheers,

P.

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From: [log in to unmask]">Chokh Raj

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Sent: Friday, April 04, 2008 7:19 PM

Subject: Re: The Absolute (Was Re: THE LINE ABOUT THE BURGLAR AND THROWING MEAT TO THE DOG)

 

Most of us must, I presume, be aware of the uneasy equation

that obtained between the two literary giants of early twentieth century

-- TS Eliot and CS Lewis. You may like to learn, at some length, 

about the nature of this unhappy equation. There's a link below to an

article on it. To me, Lewis's bias against Eliot's poetry was an aspect 

of the contemporary response to his work. I can understand it. 

 

That, however, should not stand in the way of our enjoyment and

appreciation of this video feature on C.S. Lewis.

 

Here's a door that opens on the Absolute ! 

 

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This is for you, Gunnar.

 

Regards,

 

CR

 

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C. S. Lewis on the very great evil of T. S. Eliots' work   [ ;-) ]

 

http://202.6.52.14/articles/16854.htm

 

Opening paragraphs

 

This lecture is about two heroes of the intellectual conservative movement: C. S. Lewis and T. S. Eliot. Many of you will be familiar with their works and thought, and rightly assume that they both were influential spokesmen of the same tradition. Russell Kirk in his essay on the history of conservative thought which is at the centre of this conference, discusses Lewis as well as Eliot, and states that the two of them hold common ground against the advocates of what C. S. Lewis called 'the abolition of man' (The Conservative Mind , p. 495).

 

Lewis and Eliot were contemporaries. Lewis lived from 1898-1963, Eliot from 1888-1965. They had at least four things in common: both came from outside (Lewis from Ireland and Eliot from the United States), both were converts (Eliot since 1927, Lewis since 1929), both had a second wife who played an important role in their lives, and both were laymen who acquired a reputation in England as conservative defenders of an orthodox religion.

'I agree with Eliot on matters of such great importance that all literary questions are trivial in comparison,' wrote Lewis in A Preface to Paradise Lost (1942).

 

These facts may make us think that Lewis and Eliot must have been close friends. But their relationship was a highly uneasy one, as I wish to demonstrate in this lecture. Their basic agreements were not enough to form the basis for a smooth, lifelong friendship and cooperation. I intend to describe their differences of opinion, and look for an answer as to what exactly the cause of their disagreements and controversies was. As I will have to go into a rather detailed examination of their utterances, I thought it might be useful to provide you with a hand-out, which may make it more easier to follow the line of my argument.

 

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