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/
Phoenician Europe 1470 C.E. Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 151. "According to conventional histories, the Germanic Visigothic tribes did not settle in North Africa. Rather the reverse--with the Muslim Arab invasion of Visigothic Spain, in AD 711. "
Phoenician Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 154. "'Iraiina, several related dialects, the thing the Earth Folk speak, Greek, Tartessian, Egyptian, and some Semitic language I'm pretty sure is ancestral to Hebrew and probably to Phoenician as well. Plus a smattering of others.' "
Phoenician Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "I was born in the city of Tyre in the 935th year since the founding of the Delian League; that my antecedents are honorable, since my mother was of a great Phoenician merchant house and my father a Spartan general... "; Pg. 17: "At the wedding feats I indulged like a sybarite in the wonders of Phoenician cooking, supping on lamb with dates and figs... "; Pg. 18: "A few piers away I came across a Phoenician merchantman that was bound for Athens... " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
Phoenician Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 137. "I turned to Yellow Hare. 'Do you speak Hindi?'

She nodded.

'Pharsi? Etruscan? Egyptian? Phoenician? 'Ebreu?' I ran through the dozen languages Ramonojon and I shared in common... "

Phoenician Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 65. Pg. 65, 141, 195.
Phoenician United Kingdom 700 C.E. Vance, Jack. Lyonesse: Madouc. Lancaster, PA: Underwood-Miller (1989); pg. 2. "The Elder Isles had known the coming and going of many peoples: Pharesmians, blue-eyed Evadnioi, Pelasgians and their maenad priestesses, Danaans, Lydians, Phoenicians, Etruscans, Greeks... "
Phoenician United Kingdom 1358 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon Knight. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 159. "'Those Phoenicians,' rumbled the larger dragon, 'coming up to the Isle of Scilly and other places about nineteen hundred years ago. And those English dragons getting al the best of it.' "
Phoenician United Kingdom 1897 Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 9. "The ancient Cornish language had also arrested his attention, and he had, I remember, conceived the idea that it was akin to Chaldean, and had been largely derived from the Phoenician traders in tin... "
Phoenician Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 115. "DE SEA SYRIA/THE SYRIAN GODDESS: Evocative contemporaneous account of the ancient rites associated with the worship of Aphrodite/Astarte and the cult of Adonis in Phoenicia . . . "
Phoenician world -1500 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 22. "'Ah, this must be the abode of the Phoenician God, Baal Zebub, Lord of the Flies,' Therion said happily. 'Later corrupted to Beelzebub, and changed into a devil in the time honored practice of losers...' "
Phoenician world -1000 B.C.E. Waltari, Mika. The Etruscan. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1956); pg. 34. [Year estimated.] "We saw the silver and bronze glimmer of the Phoenician ships with the frightening figures of their deities. But we also saw Greek ships from Cyprus as well as other Ionian galleys in the enemy's formation. Ionian prisoners were sacrificed on the Phoenician vessels and their blood was spilled into the water under the prows. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Phoenician world -976 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 37. "She was no on this expedition, because women are hampered in the Phoenician milieu, but she has taken part in others. " [There many other references to Phoenicians in this book, including pages 58, 63.]
Phoenician world -500 B.C.E. Ing, Dean. "Manaspill " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1981); pg. 25. -
Phoenician world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 101. "Although Ionian and Dorian Greeks predominate, they have intermarried with blond Thracians, dark Phoenciains, papyrus-pale Egyptians... "
Phoenician world -310 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 1. "Hanno's voice faded away. Pytheas looked sharply at him. Against the plain, whitewashed room where they sat, the Phoenician seemed vivid, like a flash of sunlight from outside. "; Pg. 3: "'...As for me, I'm from Old Phoenicia, the East. Alexandros destroyed Tyre, and the civil wars after is death have left that part of the world in sorry shape...' " [Many other references to Phoenicians are in book, but not in DB.]
Phoenician world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "The Wrong Branch " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1968); pg. 422. "It took a week... before they realized that they were speaking to each other not in Lankhmarese, pidgin Mingol, and Forest Tongue, but in Phoenician, Aramaic, and Greek... "
Phoenician world 1963 Simak, Clifford D. Way Station. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Robert Bentley, Inc. (reprinted 1979; copyright 1963); pg. 18. "'...One of those people who are trying to prove that the Romans or the Phoenicians or the Irish or whatnot had pre-Colombian settlements in America.' "
Phoenician world 1987 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 236. "Why, in only umpteen hundred thousand years, I reflected aloud, all my habiline acquaintances--never, oh never purged from mind!--would be as Phoenician sea wrack on the condominium sands of Miami Beach. No one would ever know--really know--the living details of how they had steered their course toward the serendipitous disaster of our survival. "
Phoenician world 1996 Feeley, Gregory. "The Crab Lice " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 312. "But fear you also water:
It certainly killed that Phoenician. "
Phoenician world 2004 Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 68. "'They have to please everyone and offend no one. They're the Phoenicians of the modern world, the Rothschilds, the Fuggers...' "
Phoenician world 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 201. "Dai Davies returned with it, past Glamorgan and Monmouth, twisting and turning like T. S. Eliot's drowned Phoenician sailor, a fond Welshman poetic to the end... "
Phoenician world 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 52. -
Phoenician world 2075 Herbert, Frank & Brian Herbert. Man of Two Worlds. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1986); pg. 87. [A major character named Phoenicia Hanson.]
Phrygian Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 56. -
Phrygian New York 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 223-224. "There was a martial flourish on an unfamiliar brass instrument; three men and ahorse clattered by, the charioteer in Phrygian headdress. "
Phrygian Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 17. "Phrygian cap "
Phrygian United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer. The Mists of Avalon. New York: Ballantine (1984; c. 1982); pg. 488. "'Look! Are all these preachers not Galileans? And how are we hearing them, each one of us, in our own native languages? Parthians and Medes and Elamites and men out of Mesopotamia, both Judea and Cappadocia, Asia, both Phrygia and Pamphylia, and visitors from Rome, Jews and Cretans and Arabs; but well all hear them talking in our own languages.' "
Phrygian United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 565. "Next might come a Saxon wearing the beard and a sort of Phrygian cap, as a sign of defiance... "
Phrygian world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 283. "In another room, Phrygian music was played. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Phurba Tibet 1999 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 130. "'Are you prepared to attack a conspiracy by the Buddhists?'

'I am prepared to find the truth.'

'Have you heard of the purbas?' Tan asked.

'A purba is a ceremonial dagger used in Buddhist temples.'

'It's also the name taken by a new resistance group. Monks mostly, though they don't seem to mind violence. A different breed. Very dangerous. Of course there's a conspiracy. Bu Buddhist hooligans like the purbas, to kill government officials.' " [See also pg. 161-162, 218.]

Phurba Tibet 1999 Pattison, Eliot. The Skull Mantra. New York: St. Martin's Minotaur (1999); pg. 62-63. "A file was already on his desk at the prison administration office. It had been delivered personally by Madame Ko, and was captioned 'Known Hooligans/Lhadrung County.' It was an old file, dog eared from use, and was separated into four categories. Drug cultists... Youth gangs... Criminal recividists... Cultural agitators. It was by far the longest list. For every name either a gompa or the label 'unregistered' was listed. They were all monks. Many had been detained during the Thumb Riots five years earlier. A dozen of the unregistered monks had an added notation. Suspected purba. He puzzled over the labe. A purba was a ceremonial dagger used in Tibetan rituals. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Phurba United Kingdom: Scotland 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 229. "'Apart from this [Nazi] flag--whose connection I must confess escapes me--all the other evidence you have shown me points to a debased and evil offshoot of that branch of Tibetan spiritual practice sometimes labeled 'dagger magic.' some say it is pre-Buddhist in its origins--and in the wrong hands, even anti-Buddhist.'

He indicated Peregrine's drawing of the falling Scanlan and the detail of the triple-edged blade piercing his back.

'Central to Tibetan dagger magic is the Phurba itself,' the lama continued, 'a blade endowed with mystical properties. The name can mean 'flyer' or 'rocket.' Amongst legitimate adherents to our doctrines, such daggers are relatively common as objects of devotion. Allow me to show you one.' " [Many refs. throughout novel to an evil offshoot sect of Tibetan Buddhism called 'Phurba,' after the ceremonial dagger. Other refs. under 'Tibetan Buddhism' or 'Buddhism,' or not in DB.]

Phurba United Kingdom: Scotland 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 231. "'To those who embrace the Dagger Cult, the Phurba is both an object and a meditational framework. We would call it a deity, but that term does not have quite the same meaning for us that it has in a Western perspective. In righteous hands, the Phurba can be a powerful force for good; turned to evil, a formidable weapon. Even his Holiness the Dalai Lama recognizes the Phurba practice. He is known to have a Phurba lama in his entourage,' Jigme conceded. "
Phurba United Kingdom: Scotland 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 232. "'Is that what the Dalai Lama's Phurba priest does?' McLeod asked. 'Protection?'

...'I believe the priest in question sometimes performs workings for propitious weather. In Tibet dagger men are also sometimes called hail-masters, because of their ability to avert hailstorms that could ruin crops. If this application seems a bit primitive... it is also an indication of its antiquity. The first traces of the Phurba are said to occur at least a thousand years before the coming of the Lord Buddha--fifteen hundred years before the beginning of the Christian era--and not entirely in the Orient. Ritual daggers similar to this one have been found among the ruins of ancient Mesopotamia, in what is now called Iraq. It has been suggested that such implements were driven into the ground to mark out boundaries within which demons might not venture.' "

Phurba world 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995), book jacket. [Book jacket.] "Mystic and historian, Sir Adam Sinclair is Master of the Hunt, leader of a secret brotherhood at war with the dark and unholy Powers of our world... He is the Adept.

Now, he faces his greatest challenge. An evil cult older than Christianity itself--the Phurba--is dedicated to reviving the all-too-modern horror that was Nazi Germany. On the northern coast of Ireland, deep within a sea cave, the corroded hulk of a World War II German submarine has been discovered... They have the power to make Aryan world conquest a terrifying reality--if there is a worthy successor. And the ancient order of the Phurba--the Dagger Cult--has the perfect person for the job: the Man with Green Gloves. Only the Adept can prevent this evil from taking root. Only he can prevent the spawning of a new, demonic Third Reich... " [Other refs. throughout book, not in DB.]

Pietism world 2200 Anderson, Poul. The Stars Are Also Fire. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 30. "'...School alone could become an endurance contest, in the clammy piety that's settled on this country.'

Momentarily, irrelevantly surprised, she wondered, 'Piety? The [Environmental] Renewal doesn't care about God.'

'I should've said pietism,' he growled. 'Puritanism. Masochists dictating that the rest of us be likewise. Oh, sure, nowadays the words are 'environment' and 'social justice,' but it's the same dreary dreck, what Churchill once called equality of misery...' " [Year is estimated.]

Pima USA 2025 Chang, Glenn. "In the Blood " in The Edge of Space. New York: Elsevier/Nelson Books (1979); pg. 105. "'A joint Indian community we helped set up,' Anna said. 'Pimas and Kickapoos. The Kickapoos are more amenable and open to change; they maintain the collectors, the generators, all the survival systems. The Pimas grow the crops, teach the rituals--sort of caretakers of the old way of life.' "
Plains Ojibwa USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 123. "And while the Blackfeet were busy slaughtering the River Crows, the Assiniboins, the Grosventre, the Crees, the Plains Ojibwas, and the big Ojibwas--the Chipewa... "
Platonism Brunei 2035 Sterling, Bruce. "Green Days in Brunei " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 345. "The painfully simple local Net filtered human relations down to a single channel of printed words, leaving only a high-flown Platonic essence. "
Platonism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 207. "He is referring to the familiar notion of Plato's, that we see only images of reality... " [More.]
Platonism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 211. "This reversion is that of the Platonic Ideas or archetypes; a rocket-ship reverts to a World War I 'Jenny' biplane. " [More. Also, pg. 215.]
Platonism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 215. "For example, in 1763 Jerome Gaub wrote: ' ... I hope that you will believe Pythagoras and Plato, the wisest of the ancient philosophers, who, according to Cicero, divided the mind into two parts, one partaking of reason and the other devoid of it.' " [Also, pg. 226.]
Platonism California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 85. Pg. 85: "Somewhere Plato says that if you are going to shoot at a king you must be sure to kill him. "; Pg. 146: "To which another commentator--I forgot which one--said, 'This is a Platonist notion.' Platonist or otherwise, this is the sequences of words that framed me, that made me hat I am... " [More.] [Also pg. 126]
Platonism California 1985 Dick, Philip K. "Introduction: How to Build a Universe that Doesn't Fall Apart Two Days Later " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 7. "In Plato's Timaeus, God does not create the universe, as does the Christian God; He simply finds it one day. "
Platonism California: Oakland 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 17. "Yet, in all fairness, I have to admit that God--or someone calling himself God, a distinction of mere semantics--had fired precious information at Horselover Fat's head by which their son Christopher's life had been saved. Some people God cures and some he slays. Fat denies that God slays anyone. Fat says, God never harms anyone. Illness, pain and undeserved suffering arise not from God but from elsewhere, to which I say, How did this elsewhere arise? Are there two gods? Or is part of the universe out from under God's control? Fat used to quote Plato. In Plato's cosmology, noos or Mind is persuading ananke or blind necessity--or blind chance, according to some experts--into submission. Noos happened to come along and to its surprise discovered blind chance: chaos, in other words, onto which noos imposes order (although how this 'persuading' is done Plato nowhere says.) " [Also pg. 32, 220.]
Platonism California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 181. "Cal pointed out that fifty was the total number of faces of all the five Pythagorean or Platonic solids. But when asked what that led to, she could only shrug. "
Platonism California: San Francisco 2095 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 6. "'Do yo enjoy dogs, Mia?'

...'I've had Plato for forty years,' Martin said. 'He's one of the oldest dogs in California. One of the most heavily altered dogs in private ownership--he's even been written up in the breeders' magazins.' Martin smiled wanly. 'PLato's rather more famous than I am, these days.' " [Some other refs. to this dog, not in DB.]

Platonism Ecuador 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 193. "Man is a biped without feathers.

--Plato (427? -- 347?) "

Platonism Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "He always loved Dante's puns on Pluto's cave, and Plato's. "; Pg. 73, 77, 84, etc.
Platonism Europe 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 272. -
Platonism Europe 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 203. "'I saw God. God was very warm and caring and wise. I felt enormous gratitude and love for Him. It was clear strong Platonic reality, totally authentic, the light of the cosmos. It was reality as God sees it, not the fragmentary halting rationality of a human mind. It was raw mystical insight, beyond all argument. I was in the living presence of my Maker.' "
Platonism Florida 1973 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 182. Pg. 182: "...or that there are a limited number of forms--sort of Platonic ideals--that organisms can evolve into.' "; Pg. 232: "'...Why not? The Platonists and Pythagoreans believed in the 'magnus annus,' the great year, when history would begin to repeat itself...' "
Platonism France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 55. -
Platonism galaxy 1943 Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 152. Pg. 152: "'I am not working at the Platonists of the twelfth century and incidentally discovering that they wrote damnably difficult Latin. IN one of them, Bernardus Silvestris, there is a word I should particularly like your views on--on the word Oyarses. "; Pg. 153: "A good many facts, which I have not intention of publishing at present, have fallen into our hands; facts about planets in general and about Mars in particular, facts about mediaeval Platonists, and (not least in importance) facts about the Professor to whom I am giving the fictitious name of Weston. "
Platonism galaxy 2000 Barad, Judith & Ed Robertson The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 75. "As much as Star Trek borrows from Platonic thought, we've never seen anything like the Forms in any of the series or movies. Trek has, however, frequently advocated a desire for perfection quite similar to Plato's esteem for the Forms, as evidenced in such episodes as 'The Omega Directive' (VGR: #89), wherein Janeway and Seven of Nine lock horns over what to do with an unstable, highly dangerous molecule known as Omega. Janeway is bound by a highly classified Starfleet order mandating the destruction of the substance whenever it's encountered. Seven, on the other hand, embodies the Borg belief that Omega can be captured and therefore neutralized for study.

Now, I realize this isn't a perfect parallel. After all, Plato's Forms are immaterial. They're also indestructible, which Omega clearly isn't. However, the Borg's reverence for Omega is very similar to Plato's esteem for the Forms, insomuch as both represent perfection. " [More.]

Platonism galaxy 2084 Disch, Thomas M. "Things Lost " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 597. "I am a novelist, therefore, only in the Platonic sense. "
Platonism galaxy 2175 Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 295. "'...What Gautama Buddha, Plato, Jesus, oh, many human philosophers and prophets, what they spoke off...' "
Platonism galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 190. "The perfect government, in Plato, was now one in which 'fear is meted out to the populace in proper proportion by the wise ruler.' Civic virtue soon only mattered insofar as it served self-advancement... " [More.]
Platonism galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 59. "'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... "

Platonism galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 158. "She called that one right, Picard told himself. Moses' miracle of the waters, Plato's lost Atlantis, John's Revelation--even those wonders were reduced to minutiae by the approach of Dyson's Homeworld. "
Platonism galaxy 2375 Weddle, David and Jeffrey Lang. Abyss (Star Trek: DS9/Section 31 #3). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 167. "Locken turned to look own into the chambers beneath his feet, then pressed his hand against the glass. 'Plato had the right idea. You've read The Republic. The Federation--or this miserable rabble that the Federation has become--needs us, Julian. It needs philosopher kings--enlightened men and women who will rule wisely, but with courage and daring.

' 'Philosopher kings'?' Ezri asked mockingly. ' 'Enlightened men and women'? Like Khan, you mean, and his genetically engineered elite....' "

Platonism galaxy 2376 Martin, Michael A. & Andy Mangels. Cathedral (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #3 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 31. Pg. 31: "The object utterly defeated the eye, sometimes appearing to be a tangle of impossibly intersecting Platonic shapes, planes, and lines, other times taking on the aspect of a Gothic cathedral. It brought to mind the visually deceptive works of the ancient Terran artist M. C. Escher. "; Pg. 74: "Then, as ephemeral as a ring of smoke, the thing's shape changed utterly yet again, adopting an austere, Platonic solid aspect. "
Platonism galaxy 2800 Niven, Larry. Ringworld. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1970); pg. 216. "Speaker, it's no bigger than Plato crater. We can circle it in an hour...' "
Platonism galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 317. "'Did you teach them?' I asked, thinking of the prophecy that the child of the John Keats cybrid would be the One Who Teaches.

'In the Socratic sense, I guess,' said Aenea.

'What's that . . . oh, yeah.' I remembered the Plato she had steered me toward in the Taliesin library. Plato's teacher, Socrates, had taught by questioning.... "

Platonism galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 229. "Even those local predators--lithe and supple in abstraction space--would turn conceptually brittle if exposed to the seductive reasonings of Plato or Marx or Ayn Rand . . . Freud or Aquinas . . . Goebbles or Hub-- "

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