Tuesday, 18 April 2017
"'...Torrek, a Harpooner of Diupa, adopted to the Bua Clan and an oath-brother in full standing of Sea Bear Lodge, pledged to the King of Dumethdin.'"
-Poul Anderson, "Memory" IN Anderson, Beyond The Beyond (London, 1973), p. 18.
However, when these memories have been removed and his original memories restored, he knows that he is Korul Wannen, a lieutenant in the Astro service and an officer of the scout ship, "Seeker."
Before we gain any spiritual insight or understanding, each of us thinks that he is a separate self. However spiritual teaching and meditation uncover the realization that we are not separate but one. I find an analogy between this realization and Korul Wannen's rediscovery that he is not Torrek on the World Called Maanerek but an interstellar explorer. It is for this reason that I am rereading "Memory."