Umberto Eco’s Foucault’s Pendulum is DENSE and cryptic. Will not be through this one anytime soon.
Had to stop by page 18! mainly because my brain exploded when I read that last quote.
The Pendulum told me that, as everything moved-earth, solar system, nebulae and black holes, all the children of the great cosmic expansion-one single point stood still: a pivot, bolt, or hook around which the universe could move.
It proves the rotation of the earth. Since the point of suspension doesn’t move. p5
By fleeing to another; you cannot escape the revelation of the identical by takeing refuge in the illusion of the multiple.p7
It is as if the progeny of Reason and Enlightenment had been condemned to stand guard forever over the ultimate symbol of Tradition and Wisdom.p8
This catoptric theater was only contrived to take away your identity and make you feel unsure not only of the very objects standing between you and the mirrors.
Then suddenly I saw myself upside down in a mirror.
I was penetrating to the heart of a secret message in the form of a rationalist theatrum.p15
The first Sefirah is Keter, the Crown, the beginning, the primal void. In the beginning He created a point, which became Thought, where all the figures were drawn. He was and was not, He was encompassed in the name yet not encompassed in the name, having as yet no name other than the desire to be called by a name.p18