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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/
occult world 3000 Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Tale of the Troika in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 153. "...the Russian Imperial Preserve of Magical, Spiritual, and Occult Phenomena under Alexander II... "
Oglalla Sioux North America 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 183. "The North American Preserve... It was said that about eight thousand people still resided in that mysterious continent, but half of these were rangers. The rest included... licensed primitives such as the Ogalalla Sioux or the Hell's Angel Guild... "
Oglalla Sioux South Dakota 1985 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 278. "...because Kaprow had never located a dreamfarer afflicted with a gulf Coast attunement, but in both Western Europe and the Black Hills of South Dakota. He never mentioned that the Oglala Lakota tribesman who had gone dreamfaring aboard his equipment the previous winter had returned unharmed and promptly refused any further jaunts to the nineteenth century. "
Oglalla Sioux USA 1966 Lafferty, R. A. "Narrow Valley " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1966); pg. 280. "'If you're an Indian where's your war bonnet?' There's not a feather on you anywhere.'

'How you be sure?... How you expect me to believe you're a little white girl and your folks came from Europe a couple hundred years ago if you don't wear it? There are six thousand tribes, and only one of them, the Oglala Sioux, had the war bonnet...' "

Oglalla Sioux USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 111. "'I saw you come out, and my grandparents, and all the people in our camp, and others--Oglala, Lakota, Brules, Miniconjou, and others, I think--Sans Arcs, Yanktonais judging from the feathers, Crows and Shahiyela and Susuni. There were many tribes...' "
Oglalla Sioux world 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 45. Pg. 45, 65, elsewhere: the Oglalla crisis
Old Believers Russia 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 322. "The Old Believers were growing in power again; he could no longer deny it. For years he had intended to abolish the obsolete position of the patriarch, had been moving to do so when the time of disasters began. Since then, more immediate battles had commanded his attention, but now he saw his mistake. When his own trusted officers began growing beards, it was time to act.

'I have been at war too long,' he muttered, 'too long.'

'You do what you must, Great Tsar,' a voice whispered.

Peter poured more brandy, staring hard at the amber liquid. He rarely saw the ifrit when awake... 'What I must do,' he said, 'is return to my people. Whenever I turn my back on them, the Old Believers crawl back out of their holes and breed vipers to strike me.' "

Old Believers Russia 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 323. "'Have you turned oracle, now?' Peter snapped.

'No, Great Tsar. But my kind knows sciences that yours does not.'

He shook his head. 'My people must heal before they fight again. We will rest for a time. I cannot keep my back turned forever on the Old Believers. You know much, you people of the aether, but you do not know what it is to be tsar.'

'More than you might suspect. I can help you with the Old Believers.'

'What?' Peter asked, astonished.

'You know how I appear. You have expressed your discomfort'

'Yes. You look like a saint.' Or rather, the gilded image of a saint, like a living, glowing icon... He knew, however, that part of the reason he had done this was to push away that image of the angel, the beatific saint; for his worst, most spidery fear was that the damned Old Believers were right, that everything he had ever done was wrong, a lie. " [More, 323-324, etc.]

Old Believers world 2106 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 59. "Madame did her utmost to accommodate the impedimenta, given the physical restrictions of the gazebo's volume, which was roughly six cubic meters. She urged the travelers to consider pooling their resources, and sometimes this was done (The Gypsies, the Amish, the Russian Old Believers, and the Inuit were particularly shrewd in such matters.) "
Old Order Amish Church USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 22. "Hefn Observers had now been placed with the Old Order Amish and a number of Native American tribal councils, as well as at the Rodale Research Center in Pennsylvania and... wherever, in the judgment of the Gafr, human beings had inherited or figured out a way to live partly or wholly in balance with their environment. "
Olmec Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 39. "'We can trade for hides and game; maybe, but not corn. If this is the thirteenth century B.C., the local paleo-Indians will still be pure hunter-gatherers. Maize hasn't gotten far out of Mexico yet. There were farming villages . . . ah, there are farming villages away down in Mexico and Central America, but even the Olmecs haven't happened yet, or maybe they're just starting. I'd have to look it up.'

...'The Olmecs built . . . are building . . . Well, the first Olmec ceremonial centers were started about the thirteenth century B.C. at San Lorenzo, yes, and the first Chavin temples in Peru. Dr. Arnstein is right about the local Indians, I'm afraid. Not paleo-Indians...' " [Also pg. 316, 319-320, 322, 345-347, 351-355, 363-365, etc.]

Olmec Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 324. "...the way the eyes of one of the big cats looked. Were-jaguar cult. Nobody knew for sure, but the Olmec myths--or at least some of them--seemed to center on a mating between a woman and a divine jaguar that produced a race of part-felines. Evidently the archaeologists and anthropologists had guessed right this time. "
Olmec Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 130. "In the last three months we have lost the governors of eight North Atlantean city-states; also the crown prince of the Olmeks... " [A few other refs. to 'Olmeks', not in DB.]
Olmec Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 186. "Marc... asked, 'Isn't it a little unusual for a Mexican to be an expert on the Anasazi?'

'No more than for a German to be an expert on Olmecan culture.' "

Olmec world 2931 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 176. -
Omaha USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 122. "There were older enemies such as the Omahas, Otos, Winnebagoes, and Missouris, whose land the Ikce Wicasa had stolen... "
Omaha USA 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 312. Epigraph: A quote from an Omaha poem
Omphalos galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 144. "On Sleep, a thickly misted world renowned for its floating forests, they swam in the living Omphalos Sea, letting the oils of the hundred-kilometer creature soak into their skins, and the hallucinogenic pollen carry them into dreams. "
Omphalos Idaho 2052 Bear, Greg. Slant [The title consists solely of the slant sign]. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 9. "Omphalos dominates Moscow, Green Idaho. It glows pale silver and gold like a fancy watch waiting to be stolen. A tetrahedron four hundred feet high, with two vertical faces and a triangular base, it is the biggest thing in town, more ostentatious than the nearby Mormon temple, though not so painfully white and spiky. "
Omphalos New York: New York City 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 198-199. "'The Omphalos stood on five hectares at the southern end of Manhattan, near Battery Park. It looked immensely strong, a cube surrounded by smaller cubes, all gleaming white with gold trim... The interior of the building was equally impressive...'Above us are the apartments,' Orianna said. 'About ten thousand occupants. One hundred apartments are full-size, for those folks who want to log in and out every few weeks. The uncommitted, you might say. The rest are cubicles for warm sleep.' "
Omphalos world -1000 B.C.E. Waltari, Mika. The Etruscan. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1956); pg. 16. [Year estimated.] "I raised my eyes and on the frieze of the temple saw Artemis racing with her dog and Dionysus feasting. I knew then that I had farther to go. The servants tried to stop me but I pulled away into the temple. Through the forecourt, by the giant silver urns, the costly statues and votive offerings I ran. In the innermost chamber I saw the eternal flame at a small altar and beside it the Omphalos, the center of the earth, black from the smoke of the centuries. On that sacred stone I laid my hand and surrendered to divine protection... o long as I lay naked on the floor of the inner shrine with both arms around the Omphalos, they could not use violence on me... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Omphalos world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "Outside the window of the apartment the--blessed--Morec spire gleamed in the morning sun. Below it was the Park. The Park and spire comprised the hub of Morec, its omphalos. There, among the lawns and flowers and bushes, was the statue of Max Streiter. It was the official statue, cast during his lifetime. The statue had been there one hundred and twenty-four years. ";

Pg. 15: "'...This is the center.'

'Omphalos,' she agreed. 'The naval of the universe. And the tree--'

'The tree symbolizes an Earth product that withers when its transplanted. his spiritual side died.' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 27, 113.]

Omphalos world 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 199-200. "'They spend their time dreaming?'

'Custom sims and remote sensing... Omphalos employs the very finest sim designers. Overdrive arts and lit fantasies.'

From my reading, and from Orianna's description on Tuamotu, I knew that most of Omphalos's residents stayed in long-term warm sleep, their bodies bathed in medical nano. Technically speaking, they were not Eloi--they could not walk around, occupy a new citizen's space or employement opportunities--but their projected life spans were unknown. Omphalos served as refuge for the very wealthy and very powerful who did not want to be voided to the Belt or Mars, yet wanted to live longer. Medical treatment that cleansed and purified and exercised and toned and kept body and mind healthy and fit--medical treatment unending--slipped through a legal loophole. This Omphalos, and the forty-two structures like it around the world, were not loved by the general population. "

Oneida Community USA 1870 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 342. "'...The Oneida Colony was much like Mike's Nest--it lasted a while but out in the country, not many neighbors. Or take the early Christians--anarchy, communism, group marriage, even that kiss of brotherhood--Mike has borrowed a lot from them...' "
Oneida Community world 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 40. "Murphy grunted. 'Here's the deal. We finally located the source of the Freecybers, and you're not going to believe it. Right back in our home territory, near Oneida. And part of the reason we couldn't find it was that it was never any kind of organization at all. Two freelancers, a husband and wife, working back channels off an old bounce antenna...' " [Also pg. 208.]
Oneida Indians North America 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 23. "...when our noble Sachim destroyed the armored chivalry of the Mengwe by the brilliant use of pikemen and archery... Sagoyewatha and most of his Senecas fell, and the Oneidas broke before out countercharge. "
Onondaga Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 127. "Eventually, of course, they would try to conquer the adjacent territories, including the Onondaga Indians across the River. "
Onondaga Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 140-141. "'...Those brown men across The River. . . what you call them? . . . Onondagas, that's them. Their boats come just before the rain come...' "; Pg. 141: "They had not gone half a mile before they came upon corpses and wounded, a mixture of Onondagas and whites. "; Pg. 142: "The warriors of Goring and Tullius were ground between the two forces, Onondaga and slaves, like husts between millstones. The Indians, who had probably raided only to loot and get more slaves and their grails, retreated. They climbed aboard their dugouts and canoes and paddled across the lake. "; Pg. 143: "A rough census indicated that at least half of the 20,000 inhabitants of Goring's little kingdom had been killed, severely wounded, abducted by the Onondaga, or had fled. "
Ooriyas India 1848 Moore, William. Bayonets in the Sun. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978; first pub. 1974); pg. 38. "...Jean Baptiste Ventura... reorganised the infantry into a formidable army including Ghurkas, Pathans, Biharis and Ooriyas. "
Opus Dei galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 147. "The Archbishop raised pained but defiant eyes toward Cardinal Mustafa. 'In the name of Christ . . . precisely, Your Excellency. Those representing Opus Dei held official diskeys from the Pontifical Commission for Justice and Peace,' " [Other refs. not in DB. See pg. 153, 250.]
Opus Dei Mars 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 196. "...the nature of the Opus Dei operations on Mars and the reasons for the advanced spaceport, but when a drone returned after fourteen local days, it brought up the Ids of the murdered and no explanation of their connection to Opus Dei or the motives for that organization's efforts on Mars. "
Orange Order United Kingdom 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Virgin Resusitas " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 218. "'Hold on to your hat. I've joined the Church.'

'You--what church?' I stammered.

'Good grief! There's only one!'

'You have a lot of Mormon friends, and a few Lutherans on the side . . .'

'My God,' she cried. 'Catholic, of course.'

'Since when have you liked Catholics? I thought you were raised in an Orange family, family from Cork, laughed at the Pope!' "

Order of Christ Australia 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 180. "The Portuguese Brother belonged to a Christian group called the Order of Christ. This was part of the shadowy coalition that supported the Milton Foundation. The Order turned out to have roots going back to the fourteenth century. It was a religious-military society originally set up to attack Islam in its own territories. The Order had included Vasco de Gama, for example, one of whose specialties was hanging Muslims from his masts and using them for crossbow practice.

In the year 2011, here was the Order in the black heart of Australia, running a school. And it was partly funded by Bootstrap, with money they had passed through Emma's control. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Ordo Templi Orientis Switzerland 1936 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 13. "Drake in 1936, Zurich, mescaline-tripping with the Eastern Brotherhood, investigating Aleister Crowley's Ordo Templi Orientis, seeking the Illumaniti. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Ordo Templi Orientis world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 17. "He stretched, shook all over like a dog, and proceeded won the tunnel under the UN building... OTO yoga and he was glad to abandon it and return to more mundane matters. " [Other refs., include pg. 220.]
Orisha galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 60. Pg. 59-60: "'Do you have any suggestions as to where I should start, Captain?' [to learn about the meaning of life, etc.]

Again Picard drew a deep breath. He shifted in his seat... as if his command chair had suddenly become uncomfortable. He considered Data's question very carefully; there were so many writings that he values: the Discourses of Plato and the great Dialogues of Epictetus; the philosophy of the Tao Te Ching; the Summa Theological by Thomas Aquinas and the mystical vision of The Cloud of Unknowing--and those only named a very, very few. Away from Earth, there were the Teachings of the Katra from Vulcan and the Xhari'a of the Felicus; the Orisha of the Yoruba, whose complexity had taken him so long to understand, but who expressed the ideals of union so eloquently, and the Ik-Onkar whose religion was expressed not in words but in symbolic notations. "

Orisha Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 163. "'Third and last.' He sighed. 'Coincidence. Sex. And the last one is ritual. Get this exactly as I saw it. Rituals align the molecules of the object with the cells of the observer. It is the visceral way of snapping together the attention of the orisha. That's o-r-i-s-h-a.'

No way was I going to ask what orisha meant. And then, may my heart be shattered like crystal and tossed East of the Sun and West of the Moon, a voice spoke in my head: Deane! The Orisa, no h, are the divinities that intermediate between people and the Supreme Being.

But how could she speak to me in my head? And her presence was there, something you sense like an aroma, before the words. Not to mention that she corrected the spelling.

'What is it?' Alonso asked.

...Coincidence. Sex. Ritual. (The Orisa.) " [More here, pg. 183.]

Orphism Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 4. "I swung a spotlight onto the lander Orpheus its outer air-lock door open... I fired Orpheus's main engines, a silent roar in the vacuum... " [Many other refs. to the lander named Orpheus, not in DB.]
Orphism California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 110. "The great mystery of Eleusis, of the Orphics, of the early Christians, of Sarapis, of the Greco-Roman mystery religions, of Hermes Trismegistos, of the Renaissance Hermetic alchemists... "
Orphism California 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 92. "But when I saw the girl standing there, and the golden fish sign--you know, Phil, the Greek Orphic religion, around 600 B.C., they used to show the initiate a golden sign and they'd tell him, 'You are a son of earth and of starry heaven. Remember your birth.' It's interesting: 'Of starry heaven.' ' "
Orphism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 228. Pg. 228: "Christianity is a later form of the worship of Dionysos, refined through the strange and lovely figure of Orpheus. Orpheus, like Jesus, is real only in the sense that Dionysos is becoming socialized; born here as a child of another race, not a human one but a visiting race, Zagreus has had to learn by degrees... "; Pg. 229: "Dionysos-Zagreus-Orpheus-Jesus was always pitted against the City of Iron, be it Rome or Washington D.C... " [More, not in DB.]
Orphism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 116. "'...What you see is not world but a representation formed in and by your own mind. Everything that you experience you know by faith. Also, you may be dreaming. Had you thought of that? Plato relates that a wise old man, probably an Orphic, said to him, 'Now we are dead and in a kind of prison.' Plato did not consider that an absurd statement; he tells us that it is weighty and something to think about. 'Now we are dead.' We may have no world at all...' "
Orphism Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 75. -
Orphism galaxy 2100 Egan, Greg. "Wang's Carpets " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 351. [Year estimated.] "Vega's sole planet, Orpheus, had been a featureless blip to the best lunar interferometers... " [More about this planet.]
Orphism Greece -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 70. "The cult of Orpheus has always been popular in the back country, particularly in witch-haunted Thrace. Lately the cult has started to spread throughout the Greek world. From what little I know of Orphism, I should think that it is nothing more than a coarse variation on the beautiful and truly ancient legend of the hero of Gilgamesh... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Orphism Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 81. " the voyage into the underworld that had been so tough on Orpheus or the distance they always had to travel in fairy tales. "
Orphism Realm 1984 Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 159. "The stick began to move. He applied it to the dirt and was pleased with the old, familiar feeling of tapping Death's Radio, the source of poetry. In Orphe, a film he had first seen at age thirteen, Death had come for the modern beat poet Orpheus as a woman in a large black limousine. The limousine's radio played provocative nonsense phrases that impressed Orpheus wit their purity and poetic essence. When the poetry came pure and clean, Michael sometimes felt he was tuned to Death's Radio... "
Orphism Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 16. "The night before I left I attended the New Orphic mysteries in the catacombs beneath the Pantheon, then I paid my respects to Zeus of the Capital and sailed away. "
Orphism Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 91. "...when the monthly meeting of the new Orphic mysteries was held. I had been invited to join the exclusive mystery twenty years ago during my first fling with Fame, and it had been a comfort and an assurance during the lean times that followed. Of the three-hundred-some soldiers and scientists on Chandra's Tear, there were only eight New Orphics, including myself, Aeson, and Kleon.

The mystery began with each member taking an assigned role in the story of Orpheus. This time I wore the mask of 'Ades. Phaedra played Persephone. Aeson had the unrewarding role of Kerberus, and Kleon wore the mantle of Orpheus. He was too nervous and excitable for the role, but he could play the lyre, which lent versimilitude to his overly frenetic performance. "

Orphism Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 227. "...and Chandra's Tear, my ship, my home, broke in twain, singing out its death song, one pure clear note more beautiful than any mortal poet could pluck from a lyre, a paean so sad that only blessed Orpheus or Apollo of the musicians could have sung it. " [Also pg. 268-269, 341.]
Orphism Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 91-92. "The [Orphic] mystery play closely follows the myth of the divine musician. Orpheus's wife, Eurydice, dies, and the heroic musician goes down to 'Ades to rescue her. His music charms 'Ades, and the god of the dead promises to give Orpheus his wife if he follows a certain condition. In the mystery the condition laid on him and the ending of the myth are different from the normal telling of the tale. Initiation in the mystery requires that one swear never to reveal this version of the story. That I subsequently broke this oat should be taken into account in your judgment of me, but I will come to that event in due course.

After the ceremony we put away the masks and robes and settled down in our torchlit privacy to drink and talk... As the player of Orpheus, Kleon had the duty to pour and mix the wine, since no slaves were permitted in the mystery cave. "

Orphism United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 264. Pg. 264-265: Orpheus [more]
Orphism USA 1972 McCullough, Ken. "Chuck Berry, Won't You Please Come Home " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 466. "June morning 5 A.M. Orpheus comes wimping boing sprong onto the bed... The usual--Orpheus luxurious sensual and stupid, Morpheus fat and guilty. But like the man said: 'This day was to change my life'--Orpheus has this big gray tick on his ear twice the size of an M&M. "
Orphism USA 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 202. "...was from Orpheus Descending, a Tennessee Williams play. "
Orphism USA 2040 Dick, Philip K. "Orpheus with Clay Feet " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 289. [The title refers to Orpheus.]
Orphism Virginia 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "He was in his study in the Orphic Lodge, the Benandanti's retreat in the Blue Ridge Mountains... "; Pg. 107: Chapter 8, entitled 'Twilight at the Orphic Lodge'; Pg. 120: "'You know what this is, right?' she persisted. 'This Orphic Lodge?'


'It's their headquarters. Summer camp for your boy Balthazar and all the rest of them. Home base. Ground Zero. Your retreat business is a trap...' ";

Pg. 121: "The Orphic Lodge was the sort of place where you spend one enchanted August as a child, and devote all of your adult life to finding again. A sprawling Craftsman-style mansion, its pillared verandas and balconies and gabled windows... " [Other refs. to 'the Orphic Lodge.']

Orphism world 1968 Delany, Samuel R. The Einstein Intersection. New York: Bantam (1981; first ed. 1968); pg. 99. "Jean Harlow? Christ, Orpheus, Billy the Kid, those three I can understand. But what's a young spade writer like you doing all caught up with the Great White Bitch?!

--Gregor Corso/In conversation "

Orphism world 1993 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 72. "...telescopes... were devoted to picking up some missed data in Hercules. The remainder were aiming... at an adjacent patch of sky, the next constellation east of Hercules. To people in the eastern Mediterranean a few thousand years ago, it had resembled a stringed musical instrument and was associated with the Greek culture hero Oropheus. It was a constellation named Lyra, the Lyre. "
Orphism world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 364. Pg. 301: "...and saw Meta Prime's icon metamorph from Joe Bender to Virgil to Orpheus to Dante... "; Pg. 364: "Scott knew nothing of the nuclear explosions. Laying in the stretcher, he slept the sleep of Orpheus returned from the netherworld. "
Orphism world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 321. "'The Angry Ones are hedonists, living only for the day, for pleasure. They're on a permanent trip. If they were the traditional followers of Bacchus, like the pack which killed Orpheus, they'd be running on wine, or beer laced with ivy, or raw Amanita muscaria, depending which theory you believe...' "
Orphism world 3332 Attanasio, A. A. Radix. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1981); pg. 369. "[Orpheus sang his best in hell.] "
Orphism world 4000 Delany, Samuel R. The Einstein Intersection. New York: Bantam (1981; first ed. 1968); pg. 71. "Drank late with the Greek sailors last night; in bad Italian and worse Greek we talked about myths. Taiki learned the story of Orpheus not from school or reading but from his aunt in Eleusis. Where shall I go to learn it? "
Orphism world 4000 Delany, Samuel R. The Einstein Intersection. New York: Bantam (1981; first ed. 1968); pg. 12-14. Pg. 12: "'...In the older story Ringo was called Orpheus. He too was torn apart by screaming girls. But the details are different. He lost his love--in this version Eurydice--and she went straight to the great rock and the great roll, where Orpheus had to get her back. He went singing, for in this version Orpheus was the greatest singer, instead of the silent one. In myths things always turn into their opposites as one version supersedes the next.' "; Pg. 14: "'Drum, my Lo Ringo; play, my Lo Orpheus,' La Dire cried. " [Some other refs. to the legend of Orpheus in this book, some of which may not be in DB.]
Orthodox Judaism galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 252. "'But Jews maintain their ethnic and religious identity in some places,' his daughter insisted.

'Oh, sure. On Hebron and isolated areas of the Concourse you can find entire communities . . . Hasidic, Orthodox, Hasmonean, you name it . . . but they tend to be . . . nonvital, pictaresque . . . tourist-oriented.'

'Like a theme park?'

'Yes.' "

Orthodox Judaism Israel 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 56. "He lingered at his table, reflecting on the irony of an orthodox Jewish sect so conservative t could find common cause with Third World radicals. 'Neturay Karta', his sabra mother had said, meant 'guardians of the city'. In the orthodox quarters of some Israeli cities lay houses and attitudes musty with a hundred generations of tradition. Old Testament Hebrew scriptures insisted that ha-messiach, the Messiah, would come one day--but at a time when He was most needed; a time when there was no Israel.

The strict fundamentalist Neturay Karta sect argued that, since the scriptures were scrupulously exact, the Messiah would not come so long as Israel existed. Therefore, they reasoned, they must abet the Coming of ha-messiach by destroying the State of Israel. " [More, not in DB.]

Orthodox Judaism, continued


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