Tags » Charles Williams

Introducing VII Volume 31

“Where do dragons come from? The origin of myths is We must answer that we do not know.”

These lines, handwritten in one of C.S. Lewis’s notebooks, are, to author and Lewis scholar Dr. 711 more words

C.S. Lewis

Like Shards of Shattered Stained Glass

Desire itself is movement

Not in itself desirable

Love is itself unmoving

Only the cause and end of movement,


        ~ T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets… 1,022 more words

Things as They Are Meant to Be Seen: The Inklings and Aesthetic Theory (A Forgotten Rehearsal)

Did you know that the Grey Havens Group is planning a Real Myth and Mithril Symposium for 2015? We have some very impressive talent lined up for this event. 319 more words


"How to Handle the Hallows" video

Here’s the recording of my talk at Mythgard’s conference, MythMoot III, thanks to Dr. Ed Powell.


Brenton Dickieson reblogged this on A Pilgrim in Narnia and commented:

Layout 1Editor Sørina Higgins has recently released The Chapel of the Thorn, a 1912 narrative poem by Charles Williams. I had the distinct privilege of reading this text when I made a research visit to the Marion E. Wade Center in Wheaton, IL. It is a stunning story, evocative of older poetry, yet told with a diverse eye that previous generations could never have imagined. Though it is one of Williams' earliest book-length poems, I don't sense a hesitant hand. It is bold, evocative, and--not surprising for Williams--open ended. Nearly lost in time, or left only to the pilgrims who make their way to the Wade, Sørina's edition gives us the poem for the first time in print. Not only that, but a weighty introduction and the inclusion of early thoughts on the poem by prophetic scholars means that The Chapel of the Thorn is both fireside reading and an academic resource. In this video, captured by some kind soul at MythMoot III in January, Sørina presents a framework for understanding "the Hallows"--holy objects--in Charles Williams' stories. It also includes a reading from the text by The Tolkien Professor and a couple of chaps I don't know. Enjoy the video, and make sure to order The Chapel of the Thorn on Amazon or through your local bookstore.

Why is Merlin in That Hideous Strength?

            I am writing a paper on C.S. Lewis and the Arthurian tradition for Sørina Higgins’ collection, The Inklings and King Arthur. As I trawl through the materials one common theme keeps coming back: How do we explain the sudden appearance of Merlin in… 3,128 more words

C.S. Lewis

Steve reblogged this on Khanya and commented:

I reblogged a post from Brenton Dickieson in The oddest Inklong blog, and now one from his own blog, both relating to links between C.S. Lewis and Charles Williams, and both with much food for thought.

8 More Authors Whose Books I Want to Try

Seeing how much you all liked my last post of this kind (and because there are far more than nine authors whom I want to try), I’ve decided to do a follow-up to… 800 more words