Perelandra by C.S. Lewis book review

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Is C.S. Lewis a sexless eunuch? Let’s find out.

In this too long of a story about Ransom going to Venus, we all get bowled over by the Holy Spirit and/or the asexual aliens. Here is a book about the gospel of trans-asexual C.S. Lewis, a prudish Christian “writer” of great fantasy. I mean, what is so wrong with sex that you would demand these asexual afterlife fantasies be your heaven?

Male and Female. The seed of Christ. C.S. Lewis is now in a sexless eunuch heaven of his own Venus desire.

Trans-asexual weirdo heaven. C.S. Lewis

Some of my highlights:

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Chapter 1: Chapter One
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Highlight: I suppose everyone knows this fear of getting ‘drawn in’—the moment at which a man realises that what had seemed mere speculations are on the point of landing him in the Communist Party
Notes: Drawn in

Chapter 1: Chapter One
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Highlight: Like the bacteria on the microscopic level, so these co-inhabiting pests on the macroscopic permeate our whole life invisibly and are the real explanation of that fatal bent which is the main lesson of history.
Notes: Aliens making life hell.

Chapter 2: Chapter Two
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Highlight: I think I feel as a man who believes in the future life feels when he is taken out to face a
firing party. Perhaps it’s good practice.
Notes: Sacrifice

Chapter 2: Chapter Two
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Highlight: . I don’t somehow feel like bacon or eggs or anything of that kind. No fruit, you say? Oh well, no matter. Bread or porridge or something,” and “I’ll be down in five minutes now.
Notes: The fast

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: What emerged was that in Ransom’s opinion the present functions and appetites of the
body would disappear, not because they were atrophied but because they were, as he said ‘engulfed’. He used the word ‘Transexual
Notes: C.S. TRANSSEXUAL LEWIS

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: There was an exuberance or prodigality of sweetness about the mere act of living which our race finds it difficult not to associate with forbidden and extravagant actions.

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: It was like the discovery of a totally new genus of pleasures,: something unheard of among men, out of all reckoning, beyond all covenant.

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: It is difficult to suppose that this opposition came from desire, for what desire would turn from so much deliciousness?
Notes: Discipline

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: Perhaps the experience had been so complete that repetition would be a vulgarity—like asking to hear the same symphony twice in a day.

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: And yet to repeat a pleasure so intense and almost so spiritual seemed an obvious thing to do.

Chapter 3: Chapter Three
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Highlight: Sleep came like a fruit which falls into the hand almost before you have touched the stem.

Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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Highlight: This itch to have things over again, as if life were a film that could be unrolled twice or even made to work backwards … was it possibly the root of all evil? No: of course the love of money was called that. But money itself—perhaps one valued it chiefly as a defence against chance, a security for being able to have things over again, a means of arresting the unrolling of the film.
Notes: Living in a loop

Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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Highlight: For dangers he had been prepared; but to be first a disappointment and then an absurdity … Hullo!

Chapter 4: Chapter Four
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Highlight: Then an idea occurred to him which would have taken much longer, perhaps, to occur to me or you. It might not be she who was mad but he who was ridiculous.
Notes: Ridiculous

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: This looking backward and forward along the line and seeing how a day has one appearance as it comes to you, and another when you are in it, and a third when it has gone past. Like the waves.
Notes: Time wave

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: Those who have had a dream which is very beautiful but from which, nevertheless, they have ardently desired to awake, will understand his sensations.
Notes: left behind

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: “I do not understand,” he said.
“Nor I,” answered the Lady. “Only my spirit praises Maleldil who comes down from Deep Heaven into this lowness and will make me to be blessed by all the times that are rolling towards us. It is He who is strong and makes me strong and fills empty worlds with good creatures.
Notes: C.s. Lewis prayer

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: She was a queen sending a message to a queen through a commoner, and her manner
to him was henceforward more gracious.
Notes: Grace to the common people

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: I have been so young till this moment that all my life now seems to have been a kind of sleep. I have thought that I was being carried, and behold, I was walking.

Chapter 5: Chapter Five
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Highlight: I thought we went along paths—but it seems there are no paths. The going itself is the path.”

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
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Highlight: The utility of the human race,” continued Weston, “in the long run depends rigidly on the possibility of interplanetary, and even inter-sidereal, travel. That problem I solved. The key of human destiny was placed in my hands.
Notes: Rich people with spaceship

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
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Highlight: To spread spirituality, not to spread the human race, is henceforth my mission.
Notes: Imperialism

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
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Highlight: Anthropomorphism is one of the childish diseases of popular religion
Notes: Walking talking animals

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
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Highlight: The people like me, who do the reaching forward, are always martyrs.

Chapter 7: Chapter Seven
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Highlight: The world leaps forward through great men and greatness always transcends mere moralism.
Notes: Bill Gates

Chapter 8: Chapter Eight
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Highlight: They were more like human faces asleep, or faces in which humanity slept while some other life, neither bestial nor diabolic, but merely elvish, out of our orbit, was irrelevantly awake.
Notes: Walking zombie elf

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
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Highlight: It did not defy goodness, it ignored it to the point of annihilation.
Notes: CDC

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
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Highlight: The expressionless mouth, the unwinking stare of the eyes, something heavy and inorganic in the very folds of the cheek, said clearly: ‘I have features as you have, but there
is nothing in common between you and me.’
Notes: Nothing in common with zombie face mask people

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
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Highlight: It will drive us mad,’ ‘It will kill us outright,’ we say; and then it happens and we find ourselves neither mad nor dead, still held to the task.
Notes: This is war

Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
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Highlight: Are you certain that He really wishes to be always obeyed?

Chapter 10: Chapter Ten
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Highlight: It will never go away if you do what he wishes. It is into more and more fear that he is leading you.”
Notes: Fauci Gates nightmare

Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen
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Highlight: . How could it be made for them when most of it, in fact, was uninhabitable by them? Was not the very idea naive and anthropomorphic in the highest degree?
Notes: Doubt

Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen
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Highlight: Well, the blacks know more about the universe than the white people.

Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen
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Highlight: Every savage knows that all ghosts hate the living who are still enjoying the rind: just as old women hate girls who still have their good looks.

Chapter 13: Chapter Thirteen
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Highlight: Say a child’s prayer if you can’t say a man’s. Repent your sins. Take my hand. There are
hundreds of mere boys on Earth facing death this moment. We’ll do very well.”
Notes: Do not be frightened

Chapter 15: Chapter Fifteen
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Highlight: Wishing and fearing were modes of consciousness for which he seemed to have lost the
faculty.

Chapter 16: Chapter Sixteen
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Highlight: The two white creatures were sexless.
Notes: Trans asexual C.S. Lewis

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