Notes on the weird – XIII

By far the strongest influence on my life was Nature; it betrayed itself early, growing in intensity with every year… The early feeling that everything was alive, a dim sense that some kind of consciousness struggled through every form, even that a sort of inarticulate communication with this ‘other life’ was possible, could I but discover the way…

Algernon Blackwood

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2 thoughts on “Notes on the weird – XIII

  1. …feeling that everything was alive, a dim sense that some kind of consciousness struggled through every form, even that a sort of inarticulate communication with this ‘other life’ was possible, could I but discover the way…

    Exactly.

    It’s out there.

    Descent into Egypt

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  2. Oh yes. Descent into Egypt is great. And so many others. Blackwood too often seems criminally forgotten about these days.

    The quote above is cribbed from his autobiography ‘episodes before thirty’, but it sounds like it could have come out of the mouth of any one of his characters. That’s why I like it.

    Lots of great content over at algernonblackwood.org, by the way, if you’re ever looking for more.

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