I am beginning to hear familiar whispers again. How exciting
August 8, 2010
"'Tis magic, magic, that hath ravish'd me..."
(Christopher Marlowe, Dr Faustus)
Recent reading includes: Whores of the Devil: Witch Hunts and Witch Trials by Erik Durschmeid. Fascinating.
Today I read about Johann Faust, to whom is attributed the saying: 'to sell your soul to the devil'. He was a German scholar who aspired to learn more, more and more and in doing so, struck a deal with the devil that in return for... his soul... he would know it all! The historic figure is very interesting as there is all sort of discussion as to whether he really was who the historical accounts say he was.
But what strikes me as the most interesting is... what price for all the knowledge in the world?