Inspiration in Novels
Inspiration in People
Are some modern novels inspired, perhaps in a way unbeknown even
to their authors? Is this why the phrase Life imitates Art is so often
encountered? Did the ideas come into the minds of these various authors in order that
their novels should have curious prophetic elements of truth which link them firmly into
the Web of Destiny? Amongst such novels are
Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan,
Enigma, by Robert Harris,
Fall by John Baxter,
Imperial Earth and Hammer of God, by Arthur C.
Clark. Others are Alan Ayckbournes play Way Upstream,
The Enigma Sacrifice
by Michael Barak, The Nostradamus Inheritance by Raymond Leonard,
Beach by Nevil Shute, The Jewel of Seven Stars by Bram Stoker,
Gods by Barbara Wood and The Magdalene Scrolls by the same author,
Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis and the screenplay for the 1988 film
Seventh Sign. And, of course, there is Morgan Robertsons 1898 story Futility which has so many strange parallels with
the sinking of the Titanic fourteen years later, in 1912. It was republished in
1912 as Futility or the Wreck of the Titan.
Since this item was first written
other novels can be added to this list. The most notable are both
by Arthur C Clarke Rendezvous with Rama
and 2001, A Space Odyssey.
Both came to prominence strongly in 2006. And then there are
Dan Brown's two symbologist novels, The da
Vinci Code and Angels and
Demons. These came to prominence in our research in
2004 and 2005 respectively. What is more Arthur C Clarke's 1948
short story The Sentinel of Eternity,
the core of the film 2001, cross connects intricately both with
The da Vinci Code, Angels
and Demons and with the Tomb of the pharaoh Seti.....
Then of course there is also Kipling's
That was so prophetic of the future of the British Empire when he wrote it
in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. It predicted
with absolute accuracy, the state of the 'British Empire' in the year of the
next Diamond Jubilee, that of Queen Elizabeth II.
It is curious how this inspired poem
by Kipling is so curiously linked by destiny into the House of Windsor.
Indeed Kipling's death was a very closely tied to the death of a sovereign.
The great poet, whose verses inspired the Empire, died the very day before
his King, George V, on 19th February, 1935. Our car crash, so
intricately connected to Diana's murder, was on the very same day in 2008 in
the middle of the Diana inquest. Inspiration, destiny, design;
they are all so intricately interconnected.
There is far more to inspiration and
to reality than the nihilistic skeptics and
greedy materialists would have us all believe.
this at our da Vinci Code site. Some examples of inspiration are