Byron, Lord - A visitant at intervals appears
Type of Spiritual Experience
The poem is about Byron's belief in the reoccurrence of 'Saviours' or 'wise men/women', who change the course of history. The belief prevalent at the time was that this is in effect the same Higher spirit just cycling round again and again - reincarnation of Saviours.
The Saviour may have the role of a Hermit or the Fool.
A description of the experience
Marchioness Townshend & Maude Ffoulkes
True Ghost Stories
I merely mean to say what Johnson said,
That in the course of some six thousand years,
All nations have believed that from the dead,
A visitant at intervals appears;
And, what is strongest, upon this strange head,
Is that, whatever bar the reason rears
'Gainst such belief, there's something stronger still
In its behalf, let those deny, who will.
The source of the experienceByron, Lord
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Townshend, G. & FFoulkes, M., (1936) True Ghost Stories, London:Senate