Allusions

Apollyon
Apollyon is an angel of disaster described in the Book of revelation. He is a personification of Evil. Occult magicians owe their power and status to Apollyon.


Apple of Discord

Apple of discord was hurled to Paris to judge who of the three Goddesses to was the fairest. Aphrodite won the contest and offered Helen of Troy which led to the Trojan War. Many people sow the apple of discord in their lives. China wants to destabilize nations with the apple of discord. We must free ourselves from the Apple of discord.


Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed is known for his woodcraft. His pen is a wood, crafting erotic poems for the audience


Arabian Nights

Arabian Nights are stories of a phantasmagoria. They refer to fun and fantasy. He celebrated the Arabian nights with the passion of eroticism.


Arachne

Arachne according to legend in Greece was a skilled weaver who challenged a Goddess to a weaving contest. The Goddess finding no flaw changed him into a spider. Arachne stands for a skilled person. Bill Gates is the arachne of Microsoft.

Arcadia
Arcadia is the home of music as it symbolizes the residence of Pan. It is also a place of happiness. I wish to go to Arcadia, the land of happiness and music.

Archimedes
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician who is proverbial for his phrase Eureka Eureka ‘I have found it’. I am Eurekaaizing my passion for writing.

Allusions

Abdullam
Abdullam is a cave in which King David took refuge when he was being persecuted by Saul. Abdullam can mean refuge. God Jehovah Jesus is my Abdullam.

Aegeus

Aegeus in Greek mythology stands for woe and despair. Many a time in my walk of life I have encountered an Aegeus.

Aeolus
Aeolus in Greek Mythology stands for winds. Let the Aeolus of fortune strike on me.

Aesculapius
Aesculapius is represented by a serpent on a staff. It is the emblem for medicine. Aids and the Corona virus have escaped the clutches of Aesculapius.

Aesop’s Fables
Aesop’s Fables refers to morality tales where animals play the role of humans. George Orwell’s Animal Farm is an Aesopian which ridicules the political system of communism.

Aganippe

Aganippe is a spring sacred to the Muses for inspiration. Let the poet and bard, drink the waters of Aganippe.

Agnicourt
Agnicourt refers to a battle made by the France and England and in it both the parties suffered heavy losses. Sometimes I have to tame and tame the Agincourt within me.

Ahab
Ahab was a wicked king who married Jezebel and she encouraged him to idolatry. Ahab stands for wickedness. The military weapons made by humanity sound their doom as Ahab.

Esther

There is a mention of Xerxes in the Old Testament having been betrothed to Esther. Esther pleaded with him to free the Jews from the conspiratorial plans hatched by Haman. Esther stands for persuasion and negotiation. The World Democracies are an Esther of participation.

Ahriman
Ahriman is Satan in the religion of Zoroastrianism. Some people pay homage in the form of idolatry to Ahriman.

Aladdin’s Cave

Aladdin’s Cave is a well known Arabian Night’s Story. Aladdin’s cave stands for affluence and riches. Who would not want an Aladdin’s Cave in their lives?

Alamo
Alamo is used for a rallying cry. I utter Alamo to remove all negative thoughts and fill my mind with Alamo of positivity.

Alastor
Aalstor is a supernatural figure who avenges a crime. The Supreme Court of India became an Alastor committing all offenders of rape to death.

Albion
Albion is a poetic name for Great Britain. Oh Albion, I revere you for bequeathing me the English Language.

Alcibiades
Alcibiades was an Athenian General known for his debauchery. I have no panacea for the Alcibiades in me.

Alexander
Alexander is a political mogul who had vast stretch of Empire. Alexander can mean a vast empire. The British was an Alexander having its colonies in Asia, Africa and South America.

Horatio Alger

Horatio Alger is an author who wrote rags to riches stories. In my life I wish to be a Horatio Alger.

Mohammad Ali
Mohammed Ali is a well known boxer who won the world title for boxing many years. Catchy is his phrase: ‘I am the Greatest’. It is better to be humble and modest rather than being a Mohammad Ali.

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is an all familiar story and it means a life of fun and fantasy. All of us have a subjective mytho- poetic Alice in Wonderland self.

Alibaba

Alibaba is an all too familiar Arabian Night’s story. Alibaba overhears the password to open the cave where thieves had hidden their loot and he became famous and wealthy. Alibaba stands for wealth and fortune and fame. I hope 2020 will be an Alibaba for me.

Amalakites
Amalakites were a nomadic tribe who were constantly bickering with Israel. Amalakites stands for treachery and hostility. India and its various political parties ignored the Amalakite syndrome while fighting the corona virus.

Amazon
Amazon refers to a warrior woman. The lady, the boss in Mind Your Language acted as an Amazon.

Ambrosia
Ambrosia is the nectar of the gods. The belief that if we drink Ambrosia and get eternal life is a fallacy.

Idi Amin
Idi Amin the Ugandan dictator stands for a ruthless tryrant. Behind democratic gardens, Modi is an Idi Amin when it comes to persecuting minorities. Hitler was an Idi Amin of his times.

Anak
Anak was the son of Anakim a gigantic race. The US basketball players are Anaks.

Ananias
Ananias in the New Testament is the husband of Sapphiria who kept back some money to be given as an offering to God. For that he was punished by God and died. Ananias can be used to describe a cheat. Many a time in my life, I have been an Ananias.

The Rime of an Ancient Mariner

The Rime of an Ancient Mariner is a leitmotif in Coleridge’s poem. The albatross a talisman of Good Luck is shot down by the mariner and a curse falls on him. The Rime of an Ancient Mariner stands for a curse. No one in the world would wish to have the Rime of an Ancient Mariner.

Hans Christian Anderson

Hans Christian Anderson can be alluded to a master teller of fairy tales. Tales of today don’t reach the quintessential art of Hans Christian Anderson.

Angel of Death
Angel of Death has the symbolism of a skeleton. I prefer to have an angel of life than an angel of death. Angel of death is a leitmotif for tragic stories. Angel of Death is capturing many afflicted with the Corona Virus.

Aphrodite
Aphrodite is the well known Greek Goddess of Beauty. Oh bards, how melodiously you exalt Aphrodite.

Apocalypse
Apocalypse refers to the last book of the Bible: revelation. It talks of the final day, the judgment and redemption. Apocalyptic literature shows the sign of end times.

Apollo

Apollo stands for the SUN and also Music. Nietzsche has said that art is formed when the Apollonian (melody) and the Dionysian (rhythm, beat) elements merge.

Allusions

Abaddon
Abaddon stands for destruction or an abyss. The Corona Virus is an abaddon destructing many lives all over the world.

Abdera is an ancient Greek city known for its stupidity. It’s not a fault to be an Abdera. The Athenians were lacking in Abdera.

Abelard Heloise
In college days I was an Abelard and my charming Heloise was a maiden who studied with me.

Abraham’s Bosom
There is a narrative in the New Testament about the rich man Lazarus being carried to Hell and the poor beggar being carried to Abraham’s bosom. Abraham’s Bosom means a place of rest and peace. I long to have Abraham’s bosom in my life.

Absalom
Absalom is King David’s Son and he rebelled against his father. Absalom stands for rebellion. It is treason to be an Absalom.

Achates
Achates is Virgil’s poem Aeneid stands for faithfulness and fidelity. My wife is an Achates of fidelity.

Acheron
Acheron refers to a river in the underworld where the dead were carried by Chiron. The police of Kerala have wiped off the Acheron of the drug Mafia

Achilles Heel
Achilles Heloise
Achilles Heel is a cliché and nothing more can be added to it.

Actaeon
Actaeon accidently saw Goddess Artemis bating Nude and was changed into a stag and got eaten by his own hounds. Actaeon means being unjustly punished for wrong doing. My sojourn is Qatar ended when I became an Actaeon for my employer.

Adam and Eve
Before the eating the fruit of good and evil, Adam and Eve led a contented and peaceful life. How wish my life to be that of Adam and Eve.

April 17th 2019

It was an ordinary day I was reading the autobiography of the world renowned poetess from Kerala Kamala Das. Remarkable are her eloquent words. Her child memories and her coming to sexual maturity are mixed in the font of narrative epiphanies. She did not know the meaning intercourse till her marriage.
I am writing another novel and I am adding bits and pieces of it in my blog. Sometimes you come across occasion when you are stuck for words. Thankfully I have not had the writer’s block so far.
I have had no luck at the windfall and my money position and my purse are empty. I hope God will tide this over and put wings of flight in my purse. But I am in the habit of thinking positively and I have come across an idiom: Rob a Bank. Rob A Bank as an Idiom means accumulating a large sum of money through a windfall. There’s a UAE lottery for a whooping 15 Million and I hope God will give me the grace to buy the tickets. The draw is on May the third. Yes, I want to travel all over the world, see people, Places, taste cuisines and write about it all. Yes my God Jehovah Jesus is not an idol and he will answer all my prayers.
With regard to my writing I am imitating the styles of writing of various periods. For example my narrative: ‘Valley of Sin’ is based on the famous novel Pilgrims Progress by John Bunyan. I am using various types of literary devices like Allusions, Parable, Puns, Idioms and Figures of Speech. I am very much fond of the narrative devices like the pastiche and the lampoon. So far I have written only novelettes and I hope this time I will be able to bring out a novel. I ask my God Jehovah Jesus to fertilize my mind with winds of imagination. The highest form of the novel is pure art and it rests on Philosophical Fiction a genre I have coined. A novel should adorn the sea of the mind, the inner talking of consciousness. A novel should paint pictures with tropes. Character is the adornment of the soul. Plots are bringing out mysteries. A novel should narrate older texts with the language of inter-textuality. A novel is a vast sea of becoming. Time in the novel is of two types: Narrative time and symbolic time. Narrative time is the inner time like streams of consciousness and symbolic time is external time. What is character in the novel? Character is the resonance of the soul. How can the mystery of the plot be introduced? There are two types of plots a symbolic plot where the readers know the mystery and characters are kept hidden. There’s also another plot called the revealed plot where the reader has to keep on guessing as to what will happen. A philosophical novel can also be epistolary, that is writing the daily life of the author. In the traditional novel there are only two types Buildungsroman and the Kunstlerroman. And these two types Buildungsroman (the stage of novelist recording biography) and Kunstlrroman (the aesthetic development of the novelist) are very narrow terms to describe a novel. A matured explanation is the Novel is a work of art.

 

Allusions

Oh Lord Christ: allow me to live in the Xanadu of prosperity and financial security. Let me be a King Xerxes of words and letters. The fiction of the author is X—Files. A Yoda like creature accosted me in my dreams. Let me be a Yogi Bear of fiction. The Philosopher Nietzsche has a Zapata. With Christ as anchor Nietzsche’s Zarathustra has no place. Indira Gandhi the late Prime Minster of India was a Xenobia. The paintings of Dali are a Xeuxis of the unconscious. In life like a Zorba. Politicians should be like Zorro and stand for justice. A tyrant’s reign will be like a writing on the wall. Margret Thatcher was Wonder Woman. Laugh like Woody Pecker. Architectural styles have to be adapted like Frank Lloyd Wright. One should not make decisions like the Wizard of Oz. Mody the now Prime minister of India is wolf in Sheep’s clothing. One should not be like the Witch of Endor when one is prophesying. Weird are three witches in Macbeth. Don’t be foolish like the Wise men of Gotham. We must be intelligent and sagacious like Winnie the Pooh. My significant other is like the wife of Bath. Those who fornicate and adultery are the Whore of Babylon. The whore of Babylon invited me for 20000 Rupee Bed. Students in class should not mutter like White Rabbit. She is emotional like Werther. My wife is Windy who bore two beautiful kids. Those who are writing science fiction should be like H G Wells. While dealing with the affairs of the world we should be like Willie Winkle. I admire the Wild West of America with the Spirit of John Wayne. Is my father’s entry into Heaven a Waterloo? We must be George Washington with our mistakes. There are many souls that are like Wandering Jews on the Earth. The composition of Drama should be Wagnerian. We must be like Vulcan—forging our thoughts from our minds. Don’t Voltarize life emotions. Mussolini and Hitler are 20th century Vlad the Impalers. The shook and trembled like ST Vitus. We must not make language into a ST Victoria. You cannot be a Vicar of Bray when you are in Christ. When my father died I experienced a Vio Dolorasa. We must have a wander lust like Vespucci. Those want to be Venus in real life are pagan creatures. Detective novels are written for uncovering the Veil of Isis. We must not be indifferent like Queen Vashti. Some people dress like Van Dyck. We have to be generous like Vanderbilt. When we are experiencing Christ and are being repentant of our sins and transgressions we are going through the valley of humiliation. God is with me when I walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Let’s have Valhala of food and drink. A beautiful Valkyrie seduced me to do adultery with her. We must not condemn people and send them to ruin as David the King did with Uriah. Blacks of America are a long way ahead of Uncle Tom and have become expressive about their culture. God Christ alone knows the Ultima Thule of the Universe. Women should not be like the ugly sisters. My college sweetheart Sheeba was an ugly duckling. The rented house in which we lived had apparitions of Udopho. Some people should be treated as Typhoid Mary. Uri Geller has the ability of twilight zone. The twins studying in our school are Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Politicians of India are like the Tower of Babel when it comes to keeping elections promises. To win the battle of life, you must be steady like the tortoise and not like lazy hare. Our minds should be lit up with the colors of Titan. Regarding getting a windfall—I don’t have a Titanic of feeling