Observations placeholder

Byron, Lord - A visitant at intervals appears

Identifier

010075

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

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 experience

Byron, Lord

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Extreme emotion
Psychological trauma

Suppressions

Laudanum

Commonsteps

References

Townshend, G. & FFoulkes, M., (1936) True Ghost Stories, London:Senate