Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
mysticism Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 62. "Commonly called whirling dervishes, there were actually any number of dervish types--dancing, howling, singing--who sought to achieve mystic union with the divine through the constant repetition of simple physical acts until they fell into a trance. "
mysticism Sweden 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 4. "...I enjoyed the mystical comfort provided by logical positivism, Lutheranism, and paganism. My birthchamber was so crowded by conflicting schools of thought, I marvel at my ability to assert myself. "
mysticism Texas: Galveston 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 4. "He shrugged. 'No. Seeing your O.P. [Optimal Persona]--it's a fad. Like folks used to see UFO's, you know?...'

'It's mystic bullsh--,' Laura told him. 'If it was really your Optimal Self, you should have been building something, right? Not beachcombing for Nirvana.' "

mysticism United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 214. "'Sir Isaac has shown us a world of order, of poetic precision. His method has dissected light and matter and mathematics from Leibniz's mysticism. Do you truly hold that Newton's interest in history and the ancients is on par with Leibniz's absurd notion that we live in the best of all possible worlds?' "
mysticism United Kingdom: London 1875 Blaylock, James P. Homunculus. New York: Ace Books (1986); pg. 228. "The hands of the old evangelist rose slowly over his head, and in them, held for the crowd to appreciate, was a cube of some sort. It was far too dark, despite burning clumps of brush scattered round the green, for Parsons to see clearly what it was--a holy object, no doubt. People pressed in around the evangelist, listening. The starry sky and the distant lights of London winking and glittering on the plain below enlivened the night with a spirit of mysticism. "
mysticism United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 42. "Veronica Honiton's comments on Christabel's poetry concentrated sweetly on her 'domestic mysticism,' which she compared to George Herbert's celebration of the servant who 'sweeps a room as for Thy laws.' "
mysticism USA 1965 Malzberg, Barry. Beyond Apollo. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1989; 1st ed. 1972); pg. 149. "Commercial Mysticism: Commercial mysticism was invented in the mid-1960's as a reaction against the devices of technology and particularly of the space program, which gave more and more people the feeling that their lives were totally out of control and that there was no way in which they could stop machines from crushing them to death. The occult, the bizarre, satanism, astrology, and the factors of chance reached high popularity during this difficult period, which still continues. Demonology became extant, as did the tarot and the Book of Changes, the I Ching.

One of the theories of the new mystics was that all of space was merely a projection of the inner wastes of man and that space exploration therefore became merely another and dull metaphor for internal exploration... "

mysticism USA 1978 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 156. "'...The movie flopped. It did good business for about a month, and then fell off to nothing. The critics hated its. So did the audiences. Word of mouth was even worse than the reviews, and they were bad enough. 'Leftover sixties mysticism' pretty much summed up the general reaction. 'Muddled,' 'incoherent,' and 'pretentious' were thrown in there a lot, too...''
mysticism USA 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 69. "Before this, he had generally regarded people who studied or promoted the various mystic arts--from meditation to astrology to demonology to whatever--to be charlatans, fools or madmen. He still believed this. The more he thought and studied and read, however, the more his mind summoned up an old image. It was an allegory in which a swarm of scientists, social theorists and scholars in their academic robes and laboratory coats... When the survivors among the company of hard-nosed realists reached the summit, they were amazed to find a collection of mystics, sorcerers and wild-eyed prophets already there, engaged in pleasant conversation and the consumption of the contents of a community hookah. The mystics had no idea where they were or how they had gotten there. They knew only that this was their destination and that one day sometime ago a giant hand had plucked them out of the darkness and gently deposited them on the mountaintop. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
mysticism USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 135. "'...What about the right brain? The music side?'

'Very mystical. Are we going to exchange mantras now?'

Concepcion smiled. 'Not mysticism. Biology.' "

mysticism USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 135. "Red was a former Earthie, a member of an organization that based their beliefs partly on the occult and mysticism. Maybe he would know what the voice was and could offer advice on what to do about it. "
mysticism Utah 1989 Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 288. "At this point I profane the name of their God and deny their pragmatic mysticism. 'I am a ration, enlightened humanist,' I say. "
mysticism West, The 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 81. "'You're of a peculiarly passive outlook for a man brought up in the Judaeo-Christian-Rationalist West. A sort of natural Buddhist. Have you ever studied the Eastern mysticisms, George?' The last question, with its obvious answer, was an open sneer. "
mysticism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Fallen Sun. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2000); pg. 22. "Yet Goldmoon was growing old. The memories of the gods were fading. And so, it seemed, was the power of the heart. One after another, the mystics felt their power recede, a tide that went out but never returned. Still the mystics of the Citadel were glad to open their doors and their hearts to the storm's victims, provide shelter and succor, and work to heal the injured as best they could. " [More.]
mysticism world -5000 B.C.E. Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Dragons of a Lost Star. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast (2001); pg. 14. "These powers had mysteriously waned over the past year, and thus the Mystics were forced to flee their beautiful crystal buildings and leave them to the ravages of the dragons. The first to be evacuated were the orphans... As they spoke, the Mystics glanced at each other in sorrow and dismay. Goldmoon had fled the citadel with the dawning. She had fled like one mad or possessed. None of the Mystics knew where she had gone. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
mysticism world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 554. "'That's true, Mitch,' Homer Slottern agreed. 'There's a lot to be said for mysticism. On the one hand. On the other hand, dialectic materialism . . .'

'It's not a contradiction,' Mitchell Layton drawled contemptuously. 'The world of the future will combine both.' "

mysticism world 1945 Dietz, William C. Where the Ships Die. New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 94. [Epigraph] Pg. 94: "While sentience takes many forms, love has but one.

Holmar Zylo-Nom
Dromo mystic
Standard year 1945

Pg. 165: "Scatter what you have to the winds. What you need will appear.

Insula Balloric
Du'Zaath Mystic
Standard year 1916

mysticism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 64. "'A new mysticism,' Simon cried. 'The Left-Foot Path.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
mysticism world 1999 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 309. "Asgard, still the home of the gods, had grown to encompass all the shimmering towers of Babel ruled by latter-day magic, called logical positivism. The gods had faces and voices: American, European, Asian, African, the masters and mistresses of a bountiful harvest. Their politics did not signify, capitalist to socialist to nihilism; their religion did not signify, humanism to mysticism to atheism. There was no single Odin, instead a thousand thousand of terrible ones... "
mysticism world 2010 Swanwick, Michael. "The Edge of the World " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 647. "The cliff here was green-white with lichen, and had in ancient times been laboriously smoothed and carved. Between each cave... were heavy-thighed women -- goddesses, perhaps, or demons or sacred dancers -- their breasts and faces chipped away by the image-hating followers of the Prophet at a time when Mohammed yet lived. Their hands held loops of vines in which were entangled moons, cycling from new through gibbous and waning quarter to dark... 'What... is all this... man?'

'It was a monastery,' Russ said... "; Pg. 650: "'Yeah, tell us about the monastery, Unca Russ,'...

'It's very old,' Russ said. 'Before the Sufis, before Mohammed, even before the Zoroastrians crossed the gulf, the native mystics would renounce the world and go to live in cliffs on the Edge of the World. They cut the steps down, and once again, they never went back up again.' " [More.]

mysticism world 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 19. -
mysticism world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 190. "'...Have you heard of the Rasputin program?'

'No, but Rasputin was that mystic monk, or mystic fraud, who had a ferocious sexual appetite and exerted a powerful influence over the Romanov dynasty before the first Russian revolution, right?...' "

mysticism world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 208. "She had to tell herself again and again that this was mystic stuff, the flames weren't made with fuel and a match, that Chime wasn't screaming and she wasn't being hurt. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
mysticism world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 50. "'When I was a little girl, my religious heroes weren't the Galactic Age saints. I could never identify with Pere Teilhard or Saint Jack the Bodiless or Illusio Diamond Mask. I liked the really old-timey mystics: Simeon Stylites, Anthony the Hermit, Dame Julian of Norwich. But today, that kind of solitary commitment to penitence is contrary to the Church's new vision of human energetics. We're supposed to chart our individual journey toward perfection within a unity of human and divine love.'

Claude grimaced at her over his shoulder. 'You lost me, child.'

'Stripped of the jargon, it means that charitable activity is in; solitary mysticism is out. Our Galactic Age is too busy for anchoresses or hermits. That way of life is supposed to be selfish, escapist, masochistic, and counter to the Church's social evolution.' "

mysticism world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 51. "'Don't you laugh at me, Claude. I tried to get into a monastery . . . the Cistercians, Poor Clares, Carmelites. And they took one look at my psychosocial profile and told me get lost. Counseling, they advised! Not even the Zen-Brigittines would give me a chance! But I finally discovered that there is one place where an old-fashioned mystic wouldn't by out of place. Have you ever hard of Exile?' " [More.]
mysticism world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 113. "'He--is, in a sense. A mania, collecting. But they all have it. This Psi mysticism. There was such a blob on your -gram; it tipped him across.' "
mysticism world 2150 Knight, Damon. "To the Pure " in Turning On. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1966; c. 1957); pg. 83. "'What the hell did you talk about all the time?'

'I told you--religion, mysticism, spiritual things like that.' "

mysticism world 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 40. Pg. 40: "The Radpol still revere Phil as a sort of Returnist Tom Paine, even though he began pleading innocent to that about half a century ago, back when he began getting mysticism and respectability. While his Call of Earth probably is the best thing he ever wrote, he also drafted the Articles of Return, which helped to start the trouble I'd wanted started. "; Pg. 88: "A book, alone, could not make or break the Earth, the Radpol, Returnism. Even Phil's Call of Earth had not done that, not really. But this thing of Myshtigo's was to more than just a book... "
Nabataean Gaia 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 77. "'He's a Kelt, isn't he?'

'From the Parisioi,' Rhita affirmed.

'There are plenty of Kelts in Galatia,' Yallos said. 'I'm of Nabataean and Hellenic ancestry, myself.' " [More.]

Nabataean Middle East -4000 B.C.E. Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 51. "'Haakon? Who is Haakon?'

'A latter-day Viking; he was born too late. Haakon wrote Pax Abrahamitica, a history of the desert tribes. I would say it was more of a treasury than a history: maps, photographs, and text telling one everything he would want to know about the tribes five to seven thousand years ago.'

'Photographs five thousand years ago?'

'No; photographs of the remains of tribal life five thousand years ago: Byzantine dams, Nabataean wells, old Negev water courses still holding water, still serving the people who live there today. The Nabataeans build things to last. Their wells are water-tight today; they're still used by the Bedouin...' "

Nabataean Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 349. "The first thing you come to, once across the invisible line, is the handsome city of Petra of the Nabataeans, an impregnable rock-fortress that stands athwart all the caravan routes. It is a rich city and, aside from the eternal parching heat, quite a living one... We were heading, they let me know, for the Nabataean port of Leuke Kome on the Red Sea. "
Naderites* Axis City 2100 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 272. "'This is where you will stay... Your home will be in this precinct, Axis Nader, where conditions are reasonably familiar--design, culture, people. Though you may not meet them for some time, this precinct is inhabited by orthodox Naderites.

'Miss Vasquez has told Ser Olmy that some of you are aware of the basics of our history. Then you will understand that orthodox Naderites prefer conditions as close to those of Earth as possible... Axis Thoreau is also occupied by Naderites, though of a more liberal persuasion.' "

Naderites* Axis City 2100 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 293. "Olmy had ended an exchange with Corprep Rosen Gardner some minutes before, on an apparently disputatious note; the New Orthodox Naderite leader of the Korzenowski faction had wanted a little preliminary testimony... "
Naderites* Soviet Union 2011 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 116. "In Russia, the revolution of 2012, staged by Naderite sympathizers, brought down the last Council government of the USSR, which had already retreated into its center of power, the Russian Soviet Federal Socialist Republic. Nations throughout the Eastern block regained their political sovereignty, and most of them went over to the Naderites. "
Naderites* world 2000 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 16. "'He is of Naderite background himself, I believe,' the corporeal assistant said.

'Yes, he is,' the minister said, nodding. 'But he serves the Hexamon regardless of who is in power... He's been supervising our preparations for the Jart offensive. But he can be of more use to us here. He is the one to send now. Axis Nader can't disagree with him or accuse us of partisan assignment...' " [Naderites are the main fictional religious/cultural/political groups of the novel.]

Naderites* world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 115. "(Social unease in Alexandria and the rest of the Stone is not unknown. Certain districts have been kept free of constant city maintenance. The citizens living in these districts have chosen to avoid all modern conveniences, and shirk any equipment invented after the twentieth century. Their wishes are strictly observed; they are often honored citizens, and are entitled to their belief that technology led to the Death, and that God wishes us to live with no supports not mentioned in the works of the Gentle Nader and his Apostles of the Mountain.) "
Naderites* world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 115-116. "She had heard the name Nader mentioned several times, but it took her some time to get around to toggling a different branch of the 'footnote' function. As she did so, she asked for explanations of several other things any Stoner would have taken for granted. That triggered an elementary, synopsized history of the Stone, and of the time between the Death and the construction of Thistledown.

She was more than a little shocked that the Gentle Nader was, in fact, Ralph Nader, the consumer advocate and independent investigator who had made a big stir in the 1960s and 1970s. He was still alive, back on Earth--her Earth, her time--but in the library records his name was always used reverently. He was always 'Gentle Nader' or 'the Good Man.' Those who took his name--the Naderites--were a powerful political force, and had been for centuries. Or here on, with events strung along a line, and no particular breakdown into past, present or future. "

Naderites* world 2010 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 116. "After the Death, the hideous Long Winter and the Recovery Revolutions, a Spaniard named Diego Garcia de Santillana rose to power in the remains of Western Europe, under the banner of the Return to Life movement. He initiated a tentative push for world government. The next year, in 2010 (just five years from now, she thought, breaking her vow) the first Naderite coalitions formed in North America. Nader--'martyred' during the Death--had been chosen for his stand against nuclear energy and excessive technology; however just or unjust the elevation, he became a saintly figure, a hero in a wasteland still filled with fear and rage against what the human race had done to itself. "
Naderites* world 2011 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 116. "In 2011, the Naderites absorbed the Return to Lifers, and the re-emerging governments of North America and Western Europe made pacts of exchange and cooperation. Naderite governments were put into office by landslide elections and immediate curbs were sought on high technology and nuclear research. 'Agrarianize!' became the rallying cry of a third of the world economy, and the Raiders--an elite, somewhat shadowy organization--fanned out around the world to 'persuade' reluctant governments to join in. "
Naderites* world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 8. "...a park scene... strolling couples and children of orthodox Naderites scattered crazily every which way... Tapi was their son, created from their mixed mysteries in Euclid's city memory. Such conception had only returned to favor the past ten years; before that, when orthodox Naderites had dominated Euclid's precinct government, natural births and ex utero births had been the order of the day, and the hell with centuries of Hexamon tradition. Hence, the children playing in the Flaw Park beyond Ram Kikura's window. "; Pg. 9: "She was his match--a homorph, neither Naderite nor Geshel in her politics, lifelong advocate, one-time senior corprep for Earth... " [Many refs. throughout novel to Naderites, only a few examples in DB.]
Naderites* world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 12. "For thirty years after the Sundering, the separation of Thistledown from the Way, orthodox Naderites had controlled the Hexamon and such technological displays had been relegated to situations of extreme necessity. "
Naderites* world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 16. "'Some officials have tried several times to impose the rule of the Good Man on Old Natives,' Olmy reminded him. 'Even on the honorable Nader's contemporaries . . .' How long ago had it been since a fanatic orthodox Naderite corprep had recommended using an illegal psychobiological to convert the faithless to Star, Fate and Pneuma? Fifteen years? Olmy and Ram Kikura had helped suppress that notion before it had even reached a secret Nexus session, but Olmy had almost converted overnight to her radical views. "
Naderites* world 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "They had planned the boys' mentality in close cooperation, deciding against the orthodox Naderite fashions of less structured creation as well as physical childbirth. "; Pg. 34: "The neo-Geshel party had grown in strength, countering the best prognostications of the Naderite political advisers. "; Pg. 113: " orthodox but not extreme Naderite with substantial power as a swing vote in the lower Nexus. "
Naderites* world 2100 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 116. "That, at least, explained the prevalence of Nader's name in the record. Between 2015 and 2100, the followers of the Good man consolidated their power over two-thirds of the world. The only dogged resistance in those decades was in Asia, where the Greater Asian Cooperative--made up of Japan, China, Southeast Asia (occasionally) and Malaysia--renounced Naderism and returned enthusiastically to scientific research and high technology, including nuclear energy. The first real opposition to the Naderites in the West began in 2100 with the Volks movement in Gross Deutschland-- " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Naga India 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 145. "In the conference room were the others: Lord Naga, the leader of India's Cobra Cult... " [This character, Naga, may not be named after the Naga people. He is also mentioned on pg. 198.]
Natchez USA 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 67. "'...Except for their white hair, they might have been Chickasaw or Natchez, or any other of the traditional enemies of the Choctaw.' "
Nation of Islam galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 186. "Minister Malcolm of the Nation of Islam "
Nation of Islam galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 35. "...Brother Paul recognized him as Malcolm of the Nation of Islam, suddenly converted from a reasonable man to a fiery partisan. 'Allah decreed--'

...'According to the Koran--' "

Nation of Islam India 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 21. "'Varanasi was its original name. Everybody calls it Benares. But they wanted to get rid of that because the British called it that. You know, a slave name. Malcolm X. Muhammad Ali.' "
Nation of Islam New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 78. "The only thing I saw was dusty hard-copy tomes on Islam, the Baha'i movement, versions of the Koran, political history, and Malcolm X. Not one medical journal among them. "
Nation of Islam Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 105. Pg. 105: "'...We understand Reverend Siltz's position; none of us would wish our children to marry Scientologists, or Baha'is, or any other heathen offspring. My daughter does not keep company with the son of Minister Malcolm, here, of the Nation of Islam.' The adjacent man smiled affirmatively, the whiteness of his teeth vivid against the brownness of his skin.' "; Pg. 109: "The representative of the Nation of Islam dealt a card from his own deck. " [Some other refs. to this character.]
Nation of Islam United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 72. "Mr Ashley Watkins... Heavily set black man... Runs a stall in the bleak, windswept trench around the Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Everything Mr Watkins sells is black-themed: Egyptian papyrus, towels with leaders' portraits, books by Malcolm X and Louis Farrakhan, and tapes of lectures. "
Nation of Islam USA 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 82. "'They had plotted the murders of everyone who's been assassinated: Dr. King, the two Kennedys, Jim Pike, Malcolm X, George Lincoln Rockwell the Nazi Party leader . . . all of them...' "
Nation of Islam USA 1997 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 3. [Frontispiece.] "'We have to keep in mind at all times that we are not fighting for integration, nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as free humans in this society.'

--Malcolm X "

Nation of Islam USA 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 62. "In 1965, he and two hundred and fifty thousand other people marched on Washington, D.C., and heard the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., give his 'I Have a Dream' speech.'

Dale Rice had known King, and he'd known Malcolm X. He knew Jesse Jackson and Louis Farrakhan. There were those who called him the top civil-rights lawyer in the United States. "

Nation of Islam USA 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 98. "Finally out came the names of Martin Luther King, Jr., Marx, Gandhi, Che, Jesus Christ, Ronald Reagan, Hitler, S. S. Krupp, the KKK, Bob Avakian, Elijah Mohammed and Abraham Lincoln. "
Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 44. Pg. 44: "Lanie gulped. 'After all--after everything--I mean, I-'

'Because of my past support of the Nation of Islam nearly destroying my career?' He nodded grimly. 'I've got Crane's support on this now. And it's important, Lanie, very important--for the Foundation and for every Africk alive.' ";

Pg. 45: "...But Crane had launched her into a new orbit with a very high apex and, she knew, she had to face up to some very unpleasant facts, first and foremost, of course, this whole business with Mohammed Ishmael.

The Nation of Islam, the NOI, was dreaded and feared . . . and had been herded into the War Zones. She remembered that when the zones had first been created, her father had called them 'ghettoes,' a word that was chilling to the daughter of a Jew, openly discriminated against during her teenage years after the Masada Operation. "

Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 46. "The most wanted 'criminal' of them all? Mohammed Ishmael. The man's background of forceful resistance against the FPF, his rhetoric--well, everything about him, Lanie thought--made him one of the most wanted, hated, and allegedly dangerous men on the planet. Why had Crane brought him to this meeting? He should have foreseen the disruptive effect. More to the point, why had Dan made the contact with Mohammed Ishmael, who was known not to speak with any white person, and helped to get him here? Dan had supported the idea of NOI [Nation of Islam] at the University of China, San Diego, been booted out, and very nearly ruined all his prospects. It made no sense. For Dan. " [Many other refs., not in DB. This Nation of Islam leader is one of novel's main characters.]
Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 58. "'No,' Ishmael [leader of NOI] said. 'You don't want to help people; you want to slay the beast. I can see it in your eyes when you talk about earthquakes. You hate earthquakes. God wrought their majesty, but you have the gall to hate His creation. I feel sorry for you and your windmills, and I pray to Allah you never get the power to vent your hatred.'

'You're a hard kind of fellow,' Crane said. 'Sure, I hate the beats. I hate it the way the Cretans hated the Minotaur. Is it wrong to hate a monster? Wasn't it Malcolm X who said, 'When our people are being bitten by dogs, they are within their rights to kill those dogs'? I hate it because of the lives and dreams it destroys and I will find a way to blunt its sword with or without your help. There, I'm talking to the world, too.' He snorted. 'Do you really think you'll have an Islamic State?'

Ishmael nodded slowly. 'We will have an Islamic nation,' he replied. 'In a fractured world, we are the dominant force.' "

Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 60. "'Why are you with the white woman, Brother?'

'I love her.'

'She is your oppressor. Not just a white woman, but a Jewess.'

Newcombe's jaw muscles tightened. 'She's a Cosmie.'

'Judaism is a race, not a religion.'

'I do not accept the philosophies of the Nation of Islam. I'm an Africk in America and I'm doing very well, thank you. I'm not oppressed; I'm the master of my own fate. Well educated, intelligent. I have risen to the top of my field...'

Ishmael leaned close and spoke in a whisper so low Newcombe had almost to touch heads with him to hear. 'I've stayed aboard to speak with you. The NOI needs you. Your brothers call out to you.'

'I don't think so,' Newcombe replied... "

Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 60. "'Nation of Islam will need men of learning, intelligence and insight into the white society in order to build our new world. Our communities are fragmented, distanced from each other, surrounded in thirty different cities. We need room and we need physical unity desperately. We're engaged in a literal state of war. We will take what we must have--God's sharia. and a wise caliphate will become a reality. Everyone will have to choose up sides.'

'I've nearly destroyed my career once because of my public support for an Islamic state. Since our televised encounter on VEMA, I've taken a long step toward destroying it again. The cause of a homeland is just, but you've already drained my blood.' " [More.]

Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 61. "'Not about Crane, not about the woman. Brother, I'm the only one you can trust. The righteous anger of the Honorable Elijah Muhammad, Malcolm X, Louis Farrakhan, and Saladin the Prophet runs through my veins. Your 'friends' hate you and will always hate you. You will reach your full potential within the Nation of Islam.' " [More, pg. 61-67, 134-140, 160, 164-165, 172, 180-181, 211-213, 234, 243, 261-264, 269-273, 276-278, 321-322, etc.]
Nation of Islam USA 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 180. "'In the local elections, Yo-Yu candidates took a soft wait-and-see line on the issue of an Islamic state as soon as we came out strongly against it. They favored negotiations over confrontations. Their success in state races is directly attributable to that factor.'

'I disagree.'

'You gave them fear,' Mui said, 'but that simply tied them to the greater fear of the global Islamic movement, which people feel is too large to challenge.'

'I did what had to be done to win the election. All I need to do to remedy the situation is to sacrifice someone on the altar of Islam, put the blame on him, then become more compromising. By the time the next elections come around, this will no longer be an issue.'

'Who shall you sacrifice?'

'President Gideon has let the Vice President make most of the anti-NOI speeches [anti-Nation of Islam]. Perhaps it's time for Mr. Gabler to step down.' Li smiled. 'After all, we can't have a racist as Vice President, now can we?' "

Nation of Islam world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 165. "''s Jesus, or Jehovah appearing in the form of Jesus. For Elijah Mohammed, it was W. D. Fard, or Allah appearing in the form of W. D. Fard. So it goes...' "
Nation of Islam world 1995 Jonas, Gerald. "The Shaker Revival " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 279. "Jesus found the Gift inside. So did Buddha, Mother Ann, even Malcom X--we don't worry too much about who said what first. First you find the Gift--then you live it. The Freeway's plenty wide enough. "

Nation of Islam, continued


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