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Aaron’s knowledge, her new-found immensely grown family, and Michael, who studied with the Talamasca when Aaron came into his life. The being is seductive, and after letting Lasher come between Michael and her, Lasher destroys their child, and spawns himself into this fetal organism to be human based on his new knowledge fed to him by our times. Rowan was the door, the thirteenth witch. It’s complex, as I’ll explain below. The outcome, was that Rowan was not as powerful as she thought, for she lost the two things she loved the most, by the evil contrived intentions of this being and her weakness. There are many elements that I’ve interpreted from the book. I would like to quote the antagonist Michael Curry’s interpretations, as his interpretation is one of the pieces:

(p. 1037) “…for ours is the power and the glory, because we are capable of visions and ideas which are ultimately stronger and more enduring than we are. If any revelation awaits us at all, it must be as good as our ideals and out best philosophy. For surely nature must embrace the visible and invisible, and it couldn’t fall short on us.”. What this story really is, is the power of creation, the power of knowledge, understanding the barrier between the most abstract ideas and science. Perhaps there is a thin barrier between the abstract mythology and science. Lasher, a ghost, one would assume that this book would deal with archaic atheism, good and evil. But it’s not focused on that, the focus is the sign of our times today. Lasher was a being, a representation of the

force of ignorance. Lasher learned and picked up the knowledge of what the Mayfair witches knew and experienced throughout the 300 years of its existence. But as you know the 20th century has created miracles, things that were unimaginable 100 years ago. Lasher was a being whose existence seemed to interact with humans upon the summoning of Suzanne Mayfair. Hence, his knowledge began with the ignorance of science, and it was a time of atheistic beliefs dominating civilization. He knew nothing, of how he was created, why he was there, and was ignorant of communication. But as the time of the Catholic power died, and the Enlightenment came, Lasher began to see things changing, progressing into an enlightenment and the possibility that he may become flesh and learn of himself. The

20th century, things imaginable centuries ago would be seen as magical, just as how we see mythology and atheism as magical?it’s unexplained. This book is about the very thin line between the abstract and science, that science is the true reliance. As a prime example to think about, examine this; it was established this century that human cloning was impossible, but yet we have found ourselves that this theory has been defeated. Human cloning is as possible as any other scientific discovery, and it shows you that any day, something new can be discovered, something that possesses the ability to defy archaic magic and belief of gods, and other undiscovered territories. What if one day, you woke up and heard on the radio that the energy of souls had been discovered as tiny

particles smaller than quirks that were linked together with incredible scientific explanations? That scientific and computational technology allows us to answer age-old questions. Indeed, it was no coincidence that Lasher chose Rowan’s destiny to become a neurosurgeon. This book is certainly about the thin barrier between the archaic age-old questions and science. Because of human being’s ability to create, maybe we can finally identify ourselves as the gods. Think about it. I would like to quote Lasher’s words, he talks of this interpretation of mine briefly: (p. 934) “Why couldn’t anyone do it before me? Julien was powerful.” “Knowledge Rowan. Julien was born to soon?that is the key; that is what enables you to be the doorway. The knowledge of your era was

unimaginable even to Julien, who saw in his time inventions that seemed purely magical. Could Julien have foreseen a heart opened on an operating table? A child conceived in a test tube? No. And there will come after you those whose knowledge is great enough even to define what I am.” This book is a fantastic read, the story of each generation from 1689-1989 kept me up until six in the morning often. The characters are beautifully crafted by Anne Rice, yet the story and plot were sometimes set aside because of the vivid development of each individual character throughout the book. I’ve already read several novels from this author, and this novel earned it’s position with a high mark. It’s intuitive, mysterious, logical, and enlightening. But the sad ending of Rowan’s