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Sees Out of the Silent Planet as a narrative of Ransom’s spiritual development, using the imagery of shamanic initiation, alchemy, and medieval hermeticism. In Out of the Silent Planet, though not in later books in the series, Ransom’s initiation and function are almost exclusively masculine.
"The Wonder of Passage, The Making of Gold: Alchemy and Initiation in Out of the Silent Planet,"
Mythlore: A Journal of J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and Mythopoeic Literature: Vol. 11
, Article 3.
Available at: https://dc.swosu.edu/mythlore/vol11/iss3/3
Copyright held by Artist
Mythcon 51: The Mythic, the Fantastic, and the Alien
Albuquerque, New Mexico • Postponed to: July 30 – August 2, 2021