Dark Fantasy…



First a formless mass of light,

then the firmament of stars,

then sun and moon,

then sea and land,

then reptiles, and birds,

then beasts, and man,

and then, contemplation…


If the ‘candlestick vision’ which opens the Book of Revelation,

is an allusion to the Menorah,

then the central figure of that vision

stands for the earth-sphere and all of those who dwell in that realm.


Genesis posits two earthly creation models, the first is based

on the Babylonian planetary scheme which the Hebrews

reformulated as the Elohim and symbolised by the Menorah.


This takes seven days, or one week and occurs in Spring.


The second is based on a Canaanite model in which

darkness gradually assimilates light, and takes one day,

or twenty-four hours, and occurs in Autumn.


There is nothing at all primitive about creation models

which recognise a world established by

days, weeks, seasons, and years, which are natural rhythms,

quite the contrary.


The Old Dispensation grants Heaven

to ‘Lucifer’ and Earth to Adam,

but after the Fall, Man and Fallen-Angel

vie for ascendancy of the earth-sphere,

until Noah and the Flood when the

earth-sphere is redeemed for all time.


The New Dispensation

projects the contention for the earth-sphere

into eternity but substitutes ‘Eve’ for Adam.


If we detect in the above an over-plus of polarity,

then we might wish to attend to that.


A contemplation:

The formless mass of light lasts from 12am to 3am.

The firmament of stars is formed from 3am to 6am.

The sun and moon hold sway from 6am to 9am.

The sea and land emerge between 9am and 12pm.

Reptiles and birds arrive between 12pm and 3pm.

Beasts and man turn up between 3pm and 6pm.

From 6pm until 9pm is a time set aside for contemplation.


Which leaves just three hours.


Three days is the traditional period of time for transition

from one state of being to another during initiation ceremonies.


But this leaves no time for sleep?

The awakened are not asleep…




1022, a fugitive from planet Spendyke holes up in the bowels of the Rubicon library.
There he discovers ancient accounts of the reasons for his planet’s current plight.
Further research uncovers practical solutions to the dire world situation in the prevailing views of State Philosopher Hux.
As the global government crumbles around him the fugitive embarks upon a journey into his own past in order to pull Spendyke back from the brink.
But will he be successful?

Front and Back Cover artwork by Sue Vincent

Available now in Amazon Paperback


About Stuart France

Writer and Director of T.O.L.L.
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6 Responses to Dark Fantasy…

  1. A new book? Congratulations, Stuart! The cover image is dramatic.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. Athira says:

    The image horrifies me..The way she looks.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Thank you for sharing your writing and congratulations on your book Spendyke. It sounds intriguing.

    Happy Writing,


    Liked by 1 person

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